Full-Day Bethlehem, Jericho, and Jordan River Tour | La Vacanza Travel

Full-Day Bethlehem, Jericho, and Jordan River Tour

Duration: 8 to 11 hours
Destination: Bethlehem, Bethlehem, Bethlehem
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  • 8 to 11 hours
  • Bethlehem
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable

Overview

First we will visit The City of Kind David. The City where Jesus Christ was born. Containing one of the most famous churches in The Holy Lands,The Nativity Church along with The Shepherd’s Field Church, The Milk Grotto and The Old City of Bethlehem. During our trip we will have the opportunity to have a guided visit to all three major churches.

Beit Sahour is one of the two highest cities in christian population, We will take a closer look on the lives of the local people and get to see the amazing hand crafted souvenirs they are responsible to make and sell all around the world.

Lastly we will visit one of the most unique in history and geography cities in the world, Jericho. We will visit the biblical and historical sites in the City Such as The Mount of Temptation and the biblical tree of Sycamore.

*Make Sure to bring your passport as it is required sometimes.
* Switch of vehicle is required, All times are approximate!
* no monastery visit at mount of temptation

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Shepherd's Sanctuary, Siyar el-Ghanam, Beit Sahour Palestinian Territories

The Chapel of The Shepherd's Field.It marks the place where, the angels first announced the birth of Christ. The Shepherds' Field Chapel is a religious building of the Catholic church that is in the area of Beit Sahur southeast of Bethlehem in the West Bank in Palestine. The chapel marks the place where the angels first announced the birth of Christ.

Duration: 35 minutes

Stop At: Church of St. Catherine of Alexandria, Bethlehem Palestinian Territories

Saint Catherine’s Church is a Franciscan monastery. It is said to be built on the site of Christ’s appearance to St. Catherine of Alexandria and his prediction of her martyrdom at the beginning of the 4th century.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Milk Grotto, Close to Manger Square Next Door to Olive Wood Factory, Bethlehem Palestinian Territories

The Milk Grotto church is the place where the Holy Family found refuge during the Massacre of the Innocents, before they could flee to Egypt. The name is derived from the story that a "drop of milk" of the Virgin Mary fell on the floor of the cave and changed its color to white.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Church of the Nativity, Manger St, Bethlehem Palestinian Territories

A full guided tour to the Church of the Nativity. The Church is one of the oldest working churches in existence today. The first Church was built by the Roman Emperor Constantine in the 4th century AD, over the grotto where Mary gave birth to Jesus. The church is located where Jesus was born in Bethlehem.

Duration: 2 hours

Pass By: Mount of Temptation Monastery, Jericho Palestinian Territories

We only see mountain from old city of jericho, no cable car on this tour , The Mount of Temptation is located about 3km north-west of Jericho which is about 58km east of Jerusalem, Israel. The mountain is in the Judean Desert and overlooks the Jordan Valley. After being baptized by John the Baptist Jesus retreated to the wilderness to meditate and fast, this mountain on which Jesus is believed to have spent the 40 days and 40 nights of spiritual contemplation.


Stop At: Ancient Jericho/ Tell es-Sultan, VC9V+VH9, Ein Al Sultan

Tell es-Sultan also known as Tel Jericho or Ancient Jericho, is the site of ancient and biblical Jericho and today a UNESCO-nominated archaeological site in the West Bank, located two kilometers north of the center of Jericho

Duration: 40 minutes

Pass By: Cave of St. Jerome, Bethleem, Bethlehem Palestinian Territories

The Cave of Jerome is actually located beneath the Church of St. Catherine, and can also be accessed from there But Not always Open if there is a mass or booked by pilgrim groups it can be closed sometimes for hour or even whole day during high season . St. Jerome, a Dalmation priest (345-420 A.D.), translated much of the Old Testament from Hebrew and Greek to the Latin "Vulgate".

Stop At: The Monastery of Saint Gerassimos, Jericho Palestinian Territories

Deir Hajla or Deir Hijleh is the Arabic name of the Greek Orthodox Monastery of Saint Gerasimus. It is located in the Jericho Governorate in the West Bank, west of the River Jordan and north of the Dead Sea.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Zaccheus' Tree, Jericho Palestinian Territories

In that Gospel, we hear of Jesus passing through Jericho. Zaccheus lived there, and he was “a chief tax collector and rich.” He was “trying to see who Jesus was” but was short, so he climbed “a sycamore tree” to see him as he passed by. Jesus stops and calls him down and invites himself to dinner at Zaccheus’ house—to the dismay of the people of Jericho—and the tax collector converts on the spot.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Hisham's Palace Road, Jericho Palestinian Territories

Hisham's Palace is an important early Islamic archaeological site of the Umayyad dynasty from the first half of the 8th century, one of the so-called Umayyad desert castles. It is located at Khirbat al-Mafjar, 5 km north of the town of Jericho, West Bank.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Tel es-Sultan, Ein es-Sultan Street, Jericho Palestinian Territories

Tell es-Sultan also known as Tel Jericho or Ancient Jericho, is the site of ancient and biblical Jericho and today a UNESCO-nominated archaeological site in the West Bank, located two kilometers north of the center of Jericho

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: The Good Samaritan Museum, Road 1, between Jerusalem and Jericho, Jericho Palestinian Territories

On display in the museum are archaeological remains, including a wealth of beautiful mosaics from the Byzantine period. One wing of the museum is devoted to the story of the Samaritan community, its history and customs.

Stop At: Bethlehem, Bethlehem, West Bank

About 4 hours total we spend in bethlehem

Duration: 2 hours

Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Tour guide in Bethlehem only - jericho with driver only
  • Tour Taxes

Exclusions
  • Hisham palace entrance 10 nis per person
  • Entrance Fee to Tel Jericho of 10NIS/Person
  • Lunch
  • Jerusalem option pick up & return to Jerusalem only
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Jericho and jordan river self guided with driver only
  • we cannot guarantee visiting the grotto of the nativity on holidays or sundays
  • We could wait on the line from 30-90 mins to see the Birth grotto on regular days
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 55 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure Point

1: The Walled Off Hotel, Caritas Street 182, Bethlehem
2: Grand Beach Hotel, HaYarkon St 250, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
3: David Citadel Hotel, King David St 7, Jerusalem, 9410119, Israel


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

8 to 11 hours


User's Reviews

diana_t

19 Apr, 2024

Due to the war, the tour was a tour to Bethlehem only. It was nice having a private tour like to the places listed. The Church of the Nativity, the milk grotto, and etc was such a spiritual and amazing experience that I do not think anyone will ever have. I had the place to myself. It was so beautiful. Thank you to Elias for everything. He was so funny, a comedian, informative, chill, and awesome guide. Helped me a lot on this trip. Thank you. I can only imagine what it would have been like if I was able to go to the other two locations. Highly recommend this tour!!

benjamin_s

21 Sep, 2023

Guider was providing vivid guidance which coming out of his life, not just memorized from books. Definitely, now I know a company recommendable who are planning trip to israel.

Hernando_R

20 Sep, 2023

The tour guide Elias was excellent, we really like him. The tour to Bethlehem was very nice and informative but the second part to Jericho did not enjoy it much.

Valerie_L

20 Sep, 2023

Bethlehem due to the significance of this town in my religion. The guide, Elias was super knowledgeable, I highly recommend him! He has great humour as well. Photos included are of the Judean Desert after descending from Jerusalem, Church of Nativity in Bethlehem, The Milk Grotto, Sheperd's Cave and our guide. Jericho, though the oldest city in the world, is like an unexplored hidden gem, we observed beautiful archeological findings. Photos of Elisha's Spring Fountain, Hisham's Palace with all the mosiacs. Visiting the baptismal site at Qasr al Yahud was extremely special for me.

Enoch_G

17 Sep, 2023

The tour guides were factastic, both in the morning and afternoon. They made it fun but also had a lot of really good information to share. They also new how to keep the group organized and stay on schedule so that we weren't waiting around too long for the next activity. Highly recommend the tour.

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