A half-day private day tour with a superb local guide to Bethlehem

Private Tour Description

Bethlehem stands throughout time as the origin of Christianity. It is the place that hosted that moment in time which separates ancient history from current history. Some believe it is where western civilization was born. We would like to invite you to join this real-life Nativity tour as your backdrop journey to ancient beginnings. Visit the birthplace of Jesus, King David and visit the home to one of the oldest Christian communities in the world. On the way, you will also experience a small, bustling and vibrant small town that is full of shops, markets and offers very good local food. 

The following is a suggested itinerary for a half-day tour of Bethlehem. Its size lends itself perfectly for a half-day tour, with most of the sites located in Bethlehem’s Old City. This private half-day tour is custom-tailored to match your personal preferences. It can be combined with any tour of Jerusalem, the Dead Sea or Jericho. You can embark on the tour during the morning or in the afternoon. 

Why book this half-day Bethlehem tour?

  • Experienced, licensed local tour guides
  • Tour in your own Language
  • Pickup from anywhere in Jerusalem or Tel Aviv
  • No standing inline
  • No visit to a "souvenir shop", unless you specifically ask for it! 
  • The most extensive itinerary
  • The most competitive rates for a private tour 

Optional Half Day Bethlehem Tour Plan

This half-day tour visits some of the most prominent Christian sites in the world.

After being picked up at your hotel (or any other address you will provide) you will be taken to the crossing between Jerusalem and Bethlehem. This is where our local licensed tour will wait for you and where your tour will begin.

Your first stop is right at the city center - Manager Square and the Church of Nativity. Being one of the oldest churches in the world, this unique church, which marks the birthplace of Jesus Christ, has a fascinating history of its own. 

Your next stop will be the local Arab market which is a typical local market, full of exotic smells and colors. From there we will head to the Milk Grotto and its Franciscan chapel where the holly family is believed to have sought refuge prior to their flight to Egypt. Our last stop will be Shepherd's field.
Please note - you can add an optional visit to the magnificent ruins of Herodion  - the Palace and Fortress built by King Herod and which is believed to be also its tomb.  
At the end of the tour, you will be driven back to Jerusalem.


Departure: Daily.
From: Any hotel in Jerusalem or Tel Aviv.
Departure time: Starts around 08:00 or 13:00/14:00 in the afternoon. 
Tour Duration: 4 hours.

* Entrance fees (if applied) and meals are not included. 
* Modest dress (no shorts or sleeveless shirts) and head covering are required for visiting the holy places. 

Additional Info

  • Handcap: Fit for
  • Time: 4.5 Hours
  • Name: Christian Heritage Tour
  • Sun: Day Tour