Duration: 8 hours (Approx.) | Offered in: English
- Saint George Monastery
- Mount of Temptations
- Tel es-Sultan (Ancient Jericho)
- Elisha Spring
- Sycamore Tree
- Hisham’s Palace
- Church of the Nativity
- Saint Catherine Church
- Saint Jerome Cave
- Milk Grotto Church
- Shepherd’s Field
- Olive Wood Workshop
Explore Jericho Area
A one-hour drive from Bethlehem towards Jericho, and on the way, a stop to visit Saint George Monastery in Al Qelt Valley. A short hike downhill the valley to visit the monastery then climbs up back to the car to head to Jericho. Donkey rides are available o the way up.
Our second stop will be a view of Mount of Temptations (An optional cable car ride to climb up to the monastery if time allows). (The Monastery is closed on Fridays).
A stop at Elisha Spring and the ancient site of Jericho, known for its biblical story of Joshua and the walls of Jericho, which is mentioned in the Book of Joshua.
Later, another stop at the Sycamore Tree, which holds the tradition of Zacchaeus, the tax collector, climbing a tree to see Jesus and where Jesus spoke with him (Luke c.19).
Visit Hisham’s Palace, one of the main archeological sites in Jericho. Built in the 8th century during the Umayyad period as a hunting lodge and winter resort. The uncovered excavation shows the remains of the magnificent winter palace were destroyed by an earthquake in 749 AD. The site contains royal buildings, a mosque, water fountains, and spectacular mosaic floors.
Back to Bethlehem and our first stop will be visiting the Shepherds Field where the angel of the Lord appeared to them (Luke 2:8-10).
Afterward, visit Manger Square and the Church of the Nativity. Enter through the Door of Humility to the Basilica of the Nativity, and visit the Grotto of the Nativity. Visit the Church of St. Catherine and the Cave of Saint Jerome, where he translated the Bible into Latin.
A short walk to the Milk Grotto Church, where according to tradition, a drop of milk fell on the ground while Mary was nursing the baby Jesus, and the grotto turned into white color.
Visit a local olive wood workshop and have the opportunity to buy locally produced olive wood souvenirs from Bethlehem then end the tour with a stop by the separation wall and see the famous Banksy Graffitis.
Drive back to Bethlehem 300 Checkpoint where the tour will end and you will take public transportation back to Jerusalem.
✓ Private tour
✓ Pickup and drop off at Checkpoint 300 or Bethlehem hotel
✗ Hotel pick up and drop off outside of Bethlehem
✗ Entrance fees
✗ Cable Car to Mount of Temptation
✗ Gratuities (optional)
Departure & Return
You’ll make your own way to Bethlehem 300 Checkpoint (crossing point between Bethlehem and Jerusalem) where your guide will meet you after you cross to Bethlehem side.
Meeting point at Bethlehem 300 Checkpoint.
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Returns to the original departure point.
- 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
- 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.