Bethlehem is approximately 10 kilometers south of Jerusalem. It is believed by most Christians to be the birthplace of Jesus of Nazareth. The town is inhabited by one of the oldest Christian communities in the world, though the size of the community has shrunk in recent years due to emigration.


Modern Bethlehem has a Muslim majority but is also home to one of the largest Palestinian Christian communities.  Bethlehem's dominant economic sector is tourism which is particularly high during the Christmas season as the city is a Christian pilgrimage center, being home of the Church of the Nativity and other holy sites. Bethlehem has over thirty hotels and three hundred handicraft work shops.  Rachel's Tomb, an important Jewish holy site, is located at the entrance of Bethlehem.


One Day Tours from Bethlehem

Location: Bethlehem, Israel.

 

Jerusalem Old & New City:
Pick up from Tel Aviv or Jerusalem
to visit the Old City, the Western Wall and Via Dolorosa. Church of the Holy Sepulchure, on to mt. Zion. After lunch, the tour continues to Yad Vashem and Church of John the Baptist.

Note: Tours of holy sites require modest dress (no shorts), shoulder covering. Comfortable shoes recommended.


Massada, Dead Sea, Ein Gedi
Drive via the Judean Desert, to visit Massada. Enjoy the Ein Gedi Spa and a dip in the Dead Sea.


Note: Comfortable shoes and head covering are recommended. Bring along a swimsuit and a towel.


Dead Sea & Ein Gedi
Drive via Ma'aleh Adumim to the Dead Sea. Relax at the Ein Gedi spa and enjoy a dip in the Dead Sea, the lowest place on earth (1200 ft. below sea level).

Note: Bring along swimsuit and towel

Nazereth, Capernaum, JordanRiver
Drive to Nazareth to visit the Church of the Annunciation and the Church of St.Joseph. Sea of Galilee and ruins at Capernaum. Via Tiberias to the Jordan river.

Note: Tours of holy sites require modest dress (covered shoulders)

 

Caesarea, Rosh Hanikra, Acre
Visit the Roman and Crusader ruins in Caesarea. Continue through to view of Haifa Bay. Continue to Rosh Hanikra to see the Grottos, the Crusader underground city and the Crypt in Acre.
Walk through the old city to see the Oriental Market & the Arab Mosque.

Galilee & Golan Heights

Day 1: National Park at Beit Shean. Travel through Tiberias to Capernaum where Jesus lived by the shore of the Sea of Galilee. Visit Tabgha, on to Tzfat - the old city and artists quarter.
Overnight in a Kibbutz guesthouse.

Day 2: Start the day at the Banias Nature Reserve, the River Banias. Up to the Golan heights to see Birkat Ram, view of Quneitra, Qatzrin. Drive Via "Yardenit", the renewed baptismal site on the Jordan River. Continue to Nazareth - the church of the annunciation.


Jerusalem & Massada, Dead Sea

Day1: Drive via Gethsemane to a Gate, Old City, the Western Wall, Via Dolorosa and Church of the Holy Sepulchre. On to Mont. Zion. Visit to Yad Vashem (Israel's memorial to the Holocaust). Overnight in Jerusalem.

Day 2: Drive via the Judean Desert along the Dead Sea shore to Massada (fortress of King Herod). Relax at the Ein Gedi spa and enjoy a dip in Dead Sea, the lowest place on earth (1200 ft. below sea level).

Note: Comfortable shoes and shoulder covering are recommended. Bring along swimsuit and a towel.

• All excursions are guided in English
• Pick up from Tel Aviv & Jerusalem Hotels will be advised upon reservation .
• All rates marked above are in USD per person