Bethlehem, Jordan River and Dead Sea Private Day Tour

From: $320.00

Enjoy a comprehensive overview of historic Bethlehem on this 8-hour private tour. You’ll visit the Church of the Nativity, the Church of St. Catherine, the Milk Grotto Shrine, the Cave of St. Jerome, and Shepherd’s Field, where the angel appeared to the shepherds. Drive toward Jordan River to visit the Baptismal Site “Kasr el Yahud” where Jesus was baptized by John the Baptiste then enjoy a float in the Dead Sea and get your body covered with the Dead Sea mud.

Description

Bethlehem, Jordan River and Dead Sea Private Day Tour

 

Greet your private guide-driver at 8am at your Bethlehem hotel or the Bethlehem side of Checkpoint 300 if coming from Jerusalem: Checkpoint 300 is about 30 minutes from Damascus Gate by bus.

 Meeting point at Bethlehem 300 Checkpoint.
Check How to get from Jerusalem to Bethlehem
(Click here to look up the location on google maps)

Start at the famous Church of the Nativity, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that’s built on the spot where Jesus was born: it’s the world’s oldest church in regular daily use. Visit the Cave of St. Jerome, below the church, where he translated the bible. Visit the Church of St. Catherine and the Milk Grotto Church. Short drive to Beit Sahour, considered the city of the shepherds. Visit the Shepherd’s Field, where the angel appeared to the shepherds and told them about Jesus’ birth.

Relax in air-conditioned comfort as you drive towards Jordan River. Along the way, you’ll pass by various religious sites: St. Theodosius’ Monastery, where some believe the wise men hid from Herod the Great after they visited the baby Jesus in Bethlehem, and al-Eizariya, which is Lazarus’ village.

Visit Qasr el Yahud, the baptismal site in Jordan River and a chance to renew your baptism if you wish. Continue to Dead Sea where you will get the chance to float in the lowest and saltiest sea in the world. Dead Sea is full of minerals and its mud is very good for the skin.

Drive back either to Checkpoint 300 or your Bethlehem hotel, where your tour will finish at 4pm.

 

Important Details

 

Inclusions

  • Driver/guide
  • Private tour
  • Pickup from Checkpoint 300 or Bethlehem hotel
  • Drop-off at Checkpoint 300 or Bethlehem hotel
  • Entrance fees

Exclusions

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Lunch

 

Departure Point

300 Checkpoint from Bethlehem side (crossing point between Bethlehem and Jerusalem)
Check here how to get from Jerusalem to Bethlehem

Departure Time

8am

Duration

8-9 hrs

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Additional Info

  • Full Name, contact number is required at time of booking for all participants
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible

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