Jerusalem and Bethlehem private tour'with your expert English-speaking guide. Travel back in time as you explore the sites of Jesus' birth, death and resurrection on this private, 6-hour tour. Visit the Holy Sepulcher Church, the Church of the Nativity, Shepherd's Field, and more. Enjoy the scenes of old and modern Jerusalem and walk through colorful Bethlehem.
Pickup is provided from'your Jerusalem'hotel. Explore the Christian Quarter of Jerusalem as you make your way to the Holy Sepulcher Church. Visit the Cavalry, Golgotha, numerous internal shrines and Jesus' tomb. Descend the depths of St. Helen Church to the cave where the Holy Cross was found.
On your way to Bethlehem, enjoy a fascinating panorama of Jerusalem.'Arrive in Bethlehem, a 15-minute ride drive from the Old City located in Palestine. Cross the border into Palestine, which will take only a few minutes. Make sure to have your passport and any necessary travel documents with you on the day of the tour. '
Visit the Church of the Nativity at Manger Square, one of the oldest churches in the world. Walk through the church, where religious ceremonies have been performed for seventeen hundred years. See the medieval castle built above the underground room referred to as the cave or grotto where Jesus was born to Mary.
Head to The Grotto of the Nativity by way of the steep stairway. See the Altar with the inscribed star commemorating the nativity and the manger where Jesus was born. Stop at St. Catherine of Alexandria formerly a Franciscan Convent. View the stained glass window, representative of the nativity, and The Bas-relief of the Tree of Jesse, given to the church by Pope Benedict XVI. Make your way to the cave that serves as passage between the grottoes of St. Joseph, St. Jerome and the Innocents. Hear about the Massacre of the Innocents ordered by Herod the Great prior to Jesus' birth. Visit The Shepherd's Fields, these fields of Beit Sahour are believed to be where the angels announced the birth of Jesus to the shepherds.
Return to your hotel by way of Jerusalem as your guide continues to provide commentary. Stop at Observation Point for a panoramic view of the Holy City, a great photo opportunity.