Mount of Temptation, Saint George Monestary, Saint Saba & Bethlehem One Day Tour

Duration: 8 hours
Destination: Israel, Jerusalem District, Tel Aviv
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  • 8 hours
  • Tel Aviv
  • E-Voucher
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  • Cancellable

Overview

Bethlehem is one of the important christian sites in the holy lands as it contains one of the oldest churches in the world The church of Nativity. A guided tour of the church is provided as well as Saint Catherine's church and The Church of Milk Grotto. Then we continue our trip to Beit Sahour the city of The Shepherd's. Beit sahour is one of the highest cities in christian population. We will visit The Chapel of The Shepherd's where the angles first announced the birth of Jesus.

Mar Saba Monastery dates back to the fifth century. Founded by Saint Sabas, it's been extensively expanded and fortified over the years.

Lastly we will go to The Mount of Temptation & Saint George Monastery. As mentioned in the gospels the Holy Spirit led Jesus into the desert.s. The summit of the mount, about 360 meters above sea level, offers a spectacular panoramic view of the Jordan Valley, the Dead Sea and the mountains of Moab and Gilead.
*Make sure to bring your passport

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Church of the Nativity, Manger Square .15 minutes walking from bus 231, 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: 40 minutes

Stop At: The Church of St. Catherine, 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: 10 minutes

Stop At: Milk Grotto, Close to Manger Square, 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: 10 minutes

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: 30 minutes

Stop At: Mar Saba Monastery, Juda Desert, Bethlehem Palestinian Territories

Mar Saba Monastery dates back to the fifth century. Founded by Saint Sabas, it's been extensively expanded and fortified over the years. Please note that women are not allowed to enter the monastery. Everyone will enjoy a panoramic view of the site.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Mount of Temptation Monastery, Mount of Temptation, Jericho Palestinian Territories

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.

You can choose to take the cable car provided and have a look at the city. ( 60 NIS each Optional )


Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Tel Jericho, Israel

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: 15 minutes

Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Tour guide - Only in Bethlehem
  • Tour Taxes

Exclusions
  • Cable Car Fee of 55NIS/Person
  • Entrance Fee of 10NIS/Person in Tel Jericho Ancient City of Jericho
  • Tips
  • Visit down to The Nativity Cave is not always possible
  • Some Places Randomly Close , but we will take you as much places in jericho as possible
  • Entry/Admission - Tel Jericho
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Departure Point

1: David Citadel Hotel, King David St 7, Jerusalem, 9410119, Israel
2: Grand Beach Hotel, HaYarkon St 250, Tel Aviv-Yafo, 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 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

John W

08 Oct, 2019

Tour bus left from Jerusalem. Easy crossing into Bethlehem, where our guides met the group. Fantastic tour of Bethlehem, which included an insight to life in Bethlehem and the Border wall, as well as the Religious attractions.
After Bethlehem I separated from the group (who were all going to the Dead Sea). I had my own personal guide and driver to the Monasteries and Mt of Temptations. After the tour I was driven back to Jerusalem. I cant recommend this tour enough. It was breathtaking and a must see for anyone visiting the Holy Land.

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