Half Day Private Tour in Bethlehem Nativity Church and Shepherd’s Field

$200.00

Enjoy a half day tour with your private tour guide in Bethlehem and visit the Nativity Church, the birthplace of our Lord including the caves of Saint Jerome and Saint Catherine Church and a visit to the Milk Grotto and the Shepherd’s Field in Beit Sahour.

Pay a 30% deposit per item

Half-Day Private Tour in Bethlehem Nativity Church and Shepherd's Field

Meeting point at Bethlehem 300 Checkpoint.

Check here How to get from Jerusalem to Bethlehem
(Click here to look up the location on google maps)

Start the day in Manger Square where we will visit the Nativity Church that was build by Justinian in 530 AD entering the Byzantine basilica through the main entrance” The door of humility” and see the original floor of the first church of Constantine from 326 AD. We will take the steps to get down to the grotto, the spot where Jesus was born from Virgin Mary and then continue to Saint Catherine Church and visit Saint Jerome’s Caves to see the place where he translated the bible in the fifth century. The Nativity Church is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site.

Afterward, we will walk Milk Grotto street towards the Church of Milk Grotto where it is believed according to the tradition that while Virgin Mary was feeding baby Jesus a drop of milk fell on the ground and turned the stones all into white.

To Beit Sahour. This historic town, whose name means “Place of the Night Watch”, in reference to the Shepherds who keep watch over their flock by night, lies 1km east of Bethlehem. 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.

Visit the Shepherd’s Field, located in the town of Beit Sahour 2 km east of Bethlehem, this is the site where the angel of the Lord is said to have appeared before shepherds bringing them good tidings of the birth of Jesus. Joined with a multitude of heavenly hosts, the angel sang ‘Glory to God in the Highest and on Earth, Peace among men.’

Drive back to Bethlehem-Jerusalem check-point for departure.

End of the day.

Important Details

Inclusions

  • Local guide
  • Private car and its fuel
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Bethlehem only

Exclusions

  • Lunch
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Entrance fees
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off outside of Bethlehem
  • Transportation to/from attractions

Departure Point

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

Departure Time

Flexible (You will be contacted to confirm the meeting time)

Duration

4 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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Duration: 4 hours (Approx.)     |     Offered in: English

Tour Itinerary

Start the day in Manger Square where we will visit the Nativity Church that was build by Justinian in 530 AD entering the Byzantine basilica through the main entrance” The door of humility” and see the original floor of the first church of Constantine from 326 AD. We will take the steps to get down to the grotto, the spot where Jesus was born from Virgin Mary and then continue to Saint Catherine Church and visit Saint Jerome’s Caves to see the place where he translated the bible in the fifth century. The Nativity Church is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site.

Afterward, we will walk Milk Grotto street towards the Church of Milk Grotto where it is believed according to the tradition that while Virgin Mary was feeding baby Jesus a drop of milk fell on the ground and turned the stones all into white.

To Beit Sahour. This historic town, whose name means “Place of the Night Watch”, in reference to the Shepherds who keep watch over their flock by night, lies 1km east of Bethlehem. 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.

Visit the Shepherd’s Field, located in the town of Beit Sahour 2 km east of Bethlehem, this is the site where the angel of the Lord is said to have appeared before shepherds bringing them good tidings of the birth of Jesus. Joined with a multitude of heavenly hosts, the angel sang ‘Glory to God in the Highest and on Earth, Peace among men.’

End of the tour.

 

What's Included

  • Private driver guide
  • Professional guide
  • Private tour
  • Pickup and drop off from Bethlehem 300 Checkpoint or from your hotel if you are staying in the city of Bethlehem.

What's Not Included

  • Hotel pick up and drop off outside of Bethlehem
  • Entrance fees
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Lunch

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • If you are coming from Jerusalem, you will meet your guide at Bethlehem 300 Checkpoint (known also a Rachels’ Tomb Crossing). It’s about 30 minutes drive from Damascus Gate by bus.
  • Your guide will meet you after you cross to Bethlehem side.
  • If you are staying in Bethlehem then a hotel pick-up is available.

Check How to get from Jerusalem to Bethlehem
(Click here to look up the location on google maps)

 

 

Departure Time

Flexible any time between 9 am and 2 pm (Leave a note on check out)

 

Return Details

Returns to the original departure point.

 

Additional Info

  • 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

Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel your tour within (10 days) prior to the date of the tour, the deposit amount is non-refundable.
  • If you cancel your tour before (11 days or more) prior to the date of the tour, a full refund of the deposit will apply.
  • If you cancel a requested multi-day tour at any time, the deposit amount will be non-refundable.
  • If you cancel a requested customized tour that requires arranging/booking any non-recoverable out-of-pocket costs incurred on your behalf such as booking a separate driver, car rentals, admissions, hotel reservations, tickets etc. in less than (10 days) prior to the date of the tour, the amount for any non-recoverable out-of-pocket costs will be non-refundable in addition to the deposit amount.

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