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This full-day (9 hours) Jericho-and-Bethlehem tour begins with a Jerusalem hotel pickup in an air-conditioned coach.

On the main highway between Jerusalem and Jericho, in the Judean Desert, pass the Inn of the Good Samaritan, mentioned in the New Testament's parable of the Good Samaritan and the famous roadside sea level marker. From here, enjoy a view of the Jordan Valley where Jesus was baptized.

In Jericho, the oldest city in the world, look for the sycamore tree that Zacchaeus, the tax collector, climbed to get a better view of Jesus when he was there on his way to Jerusalem. Above Jericho is the Mount of Temptation, where Jesus, after praying and fasting for 40 days and 40 nights, was tempted by the devil.

At this halfway point of the tour, stop for lunch (own expense) in a restaurant in Jericho before making the trip to Bethlehem.

In Bethlehem, explore the Church of the Nativity and the Grotto, a holy place with the cave in which the birth of Jesus of Nazareth is said to have occurred. Manger Square is where the majority of religious activity in Bethlehem takes place, with the Church of the Nativity and the Mosque of Omar, the oldest and only mosque in the old city of Bethlehem and a site of great meaning for those Muslims who live in the city.

See where Jesus was placed in a manger after his birth and visit the Milk Grotto, where the Holy Family (Jesus, Mary and Joseph) took refuge before they fled to Egypt following Jesus’ birth. Tradition has it that while Mary was nursing Jesus here, a drop of milk fell to the ground, turning it white.

Stop by the local Greek and Catholic churches before going to Shepherds' Field, where Luke 2:8 declares: 'Shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.' It is believed an angel announced the birth of Jesus here.

The tour concludes with a return trip to the Jerusalem hotels.
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Bein Harim Tourism Services - Day Tours
Experience the biblical cities of Bethlehem and Jericho on this full-day guided trip from Jerusalem. Travel through the Judean Desert to Jericho, the oldest city in the world. See the Mount of Temptation, where Jesus was tempted by the devil and the sycamore tree that Zacchaeus, the tax collector, climbed to get a better view of Jesus. In Bethlehem, see the Church of the Nativity, where Jesus was born, plus Manger Square, Shepherds' Field and more. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included on this tour.
  • Visit the holy city of Bethlehem
  • Visit Jericho, the oldest city in the world
  • See famous biblical sites
  • Transportation included
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
I expected more

We had a tour guide named Telma. At first she seemed nice but as the time went by she started to rush us through the path and she said we weren’t allowed to buy any crafts. She said she would take us to Bethlehem yo...More

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Reviewed 6 June 2018
comprehensive tour

I had booked a business class tour(19 pax max), however they put me on regular tour, of course they did refund. our guide Kaiser was excellent and very knowledgeable and offered to answer all questions. the tour has a souvenir stop, however I found everything...More

Thank Tejas P
Reviewed 4 June 2018
Not bad for an overview

The guide I had for both this an another tour were really great. The only negative is that when travelling in a group, you are restricted for time and you often have stragglers to contend with. The tour delivered what it promised and you get...More

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Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile
Wonderful day

My friends and I visited Israel for 6 days at the end of May 2018. We took the opportunity to go on a few tours with Ben again tours. This one was with Ithamar. He was really passionate about his job and took the time...More

Thank Lala154
Reviewed 3 May 2018
Great place to visit but very unprofessional guide

We took 1 day tour to the Bethlehem and Jericho. I understand delays due to traffic etc but we spend too much time for stops & shopping! Our tour guide was knowledgeable but very unprofessional. On my question related to ride by the cable care...More

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BeinHarim-Israel, Manager at Bein Harim Tourism Services - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2018

Dear Ala , All feedback is reviewed very closely as it helps us to continue offering the highest quality service to our clients. After reading your review and depth examination of the case, we must clarify a few things, first of all we have all...More

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