Half Day Private Tour in Bethlehem: Visit the birthplace of Jesus and Shepherd's Field

Half Day Private Tour in Bethlehem: Visit the birthplace of Jesus and Shepherd's Field
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$200
Duration: 4 hours
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Accompanied by your own private guide, visit the grotto of the birthplace of Jesus in the Nativity Church, Saint Jerome's Caves, Saint Catherine Church, Milk Grotto Church and the Shepherd's Field.

Meet at 300 checkpoint and drive through the old city of Bethlehem through the old entrance of the city towards Manger Square and the Nativity Church. Visit the Nativity Church that was built by Justinian in 530 AD, and you will enter the Byzantine basilica through the main entrance, also known as 'The Door of Humility' and see the original floor of the first church of Constantine from 326 AD. You will take the steps to get down to the grotto, the spot where Jesus was born from Virgin Mary. Then you will continue to Saint Catherine Church and visit Saint Jerome’s Caves to see the place where he translated the bible in the fifth century.

Walk to the Church of Milk Grotto. It is believed that while Virgin Mary was feeding baby Jesus, a drop of milk hit the ground and turned all of the stones white. You will then take a taxi to Beit Sahour. This is a historic town, whose name means 'Place of the Night Watch', in reference to the Shepherds who keep watch over their flock by night. In the past, the Canaanites inhabited its numerous caves, and today it is the home of many churches and convents. Churches now mark the sites of Shepherds Field, the Field of Ruth, and the Well of the Lady. After the tour, you will be drive back to 300 checkpoint for departure.

Accompanied by your own private guide, visit the grotto of the birthplace of Jesus in the Nativity Church, Saint Jerome's Caves, Saint Catherine Church, Milk Grotto Church and the Shepherd's Field.