Jericho and Bethlehem day tour
Jericho is over 11,000 years old and considered the oldest city in the world. Archaeologists have discovered over 20 settlements in Jericho. The houses used to be built round around a central courtyard, and made out of mud brick. Archaeologists have found artifacts that date back to the Bronze Age and the Stone Age. There are 2 ancient synagogues in Jericho that have very beautiful mosaics still intact.
Bethlehem is home to the Church of Nativity, with its original mosaic floor. Bethlehem is where the Christians make their pilgrimage to every year at Christmas.
Booking for Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday only
Start the tour from your hotel in Jerusalem or From Tel Aviv ( for an extra fee ) where you will be collected by our professional driver . Drive down towards the Dead Sea passing the Inn of the Good Samaritan. We will stop for a brief time at the sea level marker, and continue to Jericho. Above Jericho you will be able to see Mt. Temptation where Jesus fasted for 40 nights.
Travel to Bethlehem to the birthplace of Jesus. Take a walk across Manger Square to the Church of Nativity. See the beautiful original mosaic floor from the 4th century under the one that was constructed in the 6th century. Tour the Crusader Church, that is dedicated to St. Catherine, and go down the grotto where the Hebrew bible was translated into Latin by St. Jerome. In Bethlehem we will pass the milk grotto and go to Shepherd's Fields. From here we will start the journey back.
Inn of Good Samaritan
Church of Nativity
Church of St. Catherine
Transport and hotel pick up.
Professional guide .
Drinks and food.
What you need to know:
Passports and modest dress (covered shoulders, no shorts) compulsory.
This tour is subject to Palestinian authority regulations.
Palestinian guide meets tour only at border post.
Change of vehicle may be required for entry to Palestinian Authority territory