Discover Bethlehem

Discover Bethlehem
Private & Custom Tours > Private Sightseeing Tours > Private Tours
$200
Duration: 8 hours
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Combine most of the memorable sites in one day in Bethlehem. Hear the Biblical Narrative from the locals, walk around the magnificent old city of Bethlehem, taste the local food, learn about the history of Palestine. Take a walk in the open air gallery where many artists come from all over the world to draw graffiti on the separation wall and visit The Walled Off Hotel (Banksy hotel and museum). Drink tea or coffee with Palestinian refugees in Aida refugee camp.

You will meet your guide at the Jerusalem bus station in Bethlehem, which is the last stop on bus 231 coming from Damascus Gate in Jerusalem to Bethlehem. After meeting your guide, he will drive you to the entrance of the Old City of Bethlehem where you will walk down Star Street towards the Nativity Church. Inside the church you will visit the Nativity Cave, St. Catherine Church and St. Jerome Cave. After the Nativity Church, you will have an opportunity to view the magnificent panorama view of city of Bethlehem from the top of one of the old houses which is now an olive wood factory. Here you can watch locals craft souvenirs from native olive trees. Then your guide will walk you to the Milk Grotto to visit the cave where tradition holds that Mary fed Jesus on their way to Egypt. Next you will enjoy a traditional humus and falafel lunch at Afteem Restaurant.
After lunch, your guide will drive you to the Shepherd’s Field where the angels appeared to the shepherds to witness Jesus’ birth. Continuing from the Shepherd’s Field you will drive into the Jerusalem wilderness to enjoy the view and visit St. Saba Monastery (Mar Saba).
Then back in Bethlehem you will walk along the separation wall and see the graffiti created by people from all over the world. You will witness how the wall affects the lives of the locals and visit The Walled Off Hotel Museum to learn about the occupation. Then you will have the opportunity to visit Aida Refugee Camp and hear from the residents about their experiences of being born and growing up as refugees in their own country. You will end the day with coffee and a visit to The Bethlehem Cultural Museum that holds pieces of history from the last 2000 years.

Combine most of the memorable sites in one day in Bethlehem. Hear the Biblical Narrative from the locals, walk around the magnificent old city of Bethlehem, taste the local food, learn about the history of Palestine. Take a walk in the open air gallery where many artists come from all over the world to draw graffiti on the separation wall and visit The Walled Off Hotel (Banksy hotel and museum). Drink tea or coffee with Palestinian refugees in Aida refugee camp.