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Half Day Private Tour in Bethlehem: Visit the birthplace of Jesus and Shepherd's Field provided by Private Tours by Michael Jackaman

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Half Day Private Tour in Bethlehem: Visit the birthplace of Jesus and Shepherd's Field

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Checkpoint 300/Bethlehem Road
West Bank, JerusalemStarting Point: Bethlehem 300 Checkpoint. Tour starts from Bethlehem side of Checkpoint. Take bus 234 from Damascus Gate, it costs 5 NIS and runs directly to the Bethlehem Checkpoint and back. Walk through the checkpoint as you enter and exit Bethlehem. Make sure to bring your passport.
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    Stop: 4 hours - Admission excluded
    Meet at 300 checkpoint and drive through the old city of Bethlehem through the old entrance of the city towards Manger Square and the Nativity Church. Visit the Nativity Church that was built by Justinian in 530 AD, and you will enter the Byzantine basilica through the main entrance, also known as 'The Door of Humility' and see the original floor of the first church of Constantine from 326 AD. You will take the steps to get down to the grotto, the spot where Jesus was born from Virgin Mary. Then you will continue to Saint Catherine Church and visit Saint Jerome’s Caves to see the place where he translated the bible in the fifth century. Walk to the Church of Milk Grotto. It is believed that while Virgin Mary was feeding baby Jesus, a drop of milk hit the ground and turned all of the stones white. You will then take a taxi to Beit Sahour. This is a historic town, whose name means 'Place of the Night Watch', in reference to the Shepherds who keep watch over their flock by night. 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. After the tour, you will be drive back to 300 checkpoint for departure.
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Checkpoint 300/Bethlehem Road
West Bank, JerusalemStarting Point: Bethlehem 300 Checkpoint. Tour starts from Bethlehem side of Checkpoint. Take bus 234 from Damascus Gate, it costs 5 NIS and runs directly to the Bethlehem Checkpoint and back. Walk through the checkpoint as you enter and exit Bethlehem. Make sure to bring your passport.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Checkpoint 300/Bethlehem Road, West Bank, Jerusalem
Duration
4h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Local guide driver
  • Pickup from Checkpoint 300 or Bethlehem hotel
  • Drop-off at Checkpoint 300 or Bethlehem hotel
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Entry/Admission - Private Tours by Michael Jackaman
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Jose W wrote a review Jun 2020
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Our tour with Michael went at my pace, which was fairly slow as I was riding a hired mobility scooter. Regardless that parts of the tour had to be trimmed because of physical barriers, it was still an excellent tour that included the Church of the Nativity and Shepherds Field.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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1330ag wrote a review Mar 2020
Connecticut205 contributions35 helpful votes
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This was our first stop on our first trip to Israel. We wanted to learn as much as we could and see everything with our own eyes. Michael was an excellent guide. He met us on time took us around in his car to see the Bansky's which I had seen before but never really knew about.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Gigi wrote a review Feb 2020
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Michael was knowledgeable about history and very personable. He customized the tour for me and we had very interesting conversations about the plight of the Palestinians. I would highly recommend Michael as a tour guide.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Emma H wrote a review Feb 2020
West Palm Beach, Florida196 contributions51 helpful votes
My friend and I crossed the security border from Jerusalem to Palestine by foot and were greeted by Michael for our private tour. He is a wonderful, kind and thoughtful man. Our first stop was an outside coffee stand where Michael treated us to Arabic coffee...delicious. Our
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Dream626416 wrote a review Feb 2020
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This was the best tour we have ever had. Fadi was an outstanding guide in every way possible. He communicated exceptionally well and made us feel comfortable the whole time we were there. It was so interesting to see the sights: from the wall, Banksy art, "stars and bucks"
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Date of experience: February 2020
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josew966
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Fabulous tour of Bethlehem with Michael Jackaman.
Michael gave us a great half day tour of Bethlehem when were visited Israel in 2018. Well worth a side trip and eas
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ScottR771
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Trustworthy!
I had a tour set in 2 weeks but due to the virus, the tour had to be cancelled. Communication was quick and the re
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cricky475
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An Unforgettable Tour with Michael !!!
My husband and I hired Michael for a full day private tour of Jericho, St. George’s Monastery, and Bethlehem. We h
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Rockazed
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Great day with Michael!
We explored and were given detailed explanations for the sights and even added a few extras. We all three of us c
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selvaggia_9
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Michael is an amazing guide
Michael is very knowledgeable, i spent a day with him and i was impressed. He took me to 3/4 places, very patience
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jblais123
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Best Tour Guide in Palestine
We had an excellent time, Michael was the best. He customized our time with him and we really got a great sense of
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mhsflorida
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Great tour tailored to my interests.
He was very accommodating and tailored my tour to my interests. I felt like I learned much of Bethlehem and of the
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Princessbonniebun
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The Best Holiday
This is the second time that I’ve visited Palestine. Michael was my tour guide back in 2018. I loved it so much tha
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337ilyal
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Tour to St. George and Bethlehem
This one day trip with Michael is truly majestic! The beauty of the landscape and monasteries is matched by Michael
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Bellaxy
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Excellent Tour and Guide
Michael is great and we had a wonderful time seeing the sights we wanted to see and more. I am usually a bit wary
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bibilupabilu
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Excellent private tour
Excellent private tour with an exceptional guide. The program was easily adapted to suit our wishes. Michael is a c
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jencdn
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Amazing sites and excellent information!
Michael met us at the Palestinian gate with a big smile and it lasted until the end of the tour. We are a family of
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caik2018
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The best guide to Bethlehem (you don't have to look at any other guides)
Headline: if you are organizing an "independent" tour to Bethlehem (between 1 to 6 people), Michael is your guide.
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Katja B
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Very good tour
Michael did a very good tour with us and explained a lot about the culture and history of Palestine. He is very fri
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YvonneL00
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Very knowledgeable and friendly guide
You know that a guide is a good one if you feel like you made a new friend after the tour. It really felt like tour
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