We are traveling to the Middle East in May and will be spending a night in Bethlehem (we know Jerusalem is close by, but want to spend at least one night in the West Bank). We have been reading everyone's comments about Bethlehem and have some questions:
1) We are staying near the Church of Nativity. How far is the separation wall art done by Banksy and others? Looking at other threads, its hard to determine whether we can walk to this or whether we should hire a driver. We are also having trouble locating a good map (Lonely Planet's leaves something to be desired)
2) What is the going rate for hiring a driver for the day or per hour if we also want to go somewhere else like Hebron/Jericho/Herodium (we have not decided where to go yet)? There will be four of us. If you have recommendations about particular guides/drivers please feel free to DM us.
3) If we take Bus 21 from Jerusalem, where exactly does it drop us off in Bethlehem? How much would a taxi be from this point to Church of Nativity area?
Thank you for your time and help.