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Church of the Nativity (Basilica of the Nativity) Tours and Activities

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The Church of the Nativity encompasses a grotto where, according to Christain scripture, Jesus was born. Situated in Manger Square in Bethlehem, on the West Bank of the Palestinian territories, the UNESCO World Heritage-listed church is one of Christianity’s holiest places.

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Bethlehem Half Day Tour - Pick up from Jerusalem & Tel Aviv

Bethlehem Half Day Tour - Pick up from Jerusalem & Tel Aviv

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Visit Bethlehem highlights on a tour that combines transport and a guided walking tour to maximize your sightseeing time. From Manger Square to the Church of the Nativity, Milk Grotto, and the Shepherds’ Field, you’ll cover important Biblical sites with a guide who can help unlock the history behind each destination; pickup at a central location in Jerusalem or Tel Aviv gets you on the road with no fuss.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$54.00
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$54.00

Bethlehem & Dead Sea Full-Day Tour

Bethlehem & Dead Sea Full-Day Tour

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No Israel trip would be complete without experiencing the Dead Sea’s mineral-rich waters and skin-softening mud: but it's tough to reach by public transport. This package gets you there in comfort with a guided tour of Bethlehem too. See the essential Bethlehem sights, among them the Church of the Nativity, the Church of St. Catherine, the Church of Shepherds Field and the Milk Grotto, then enjoy downtime at the beach.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$68.00
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$68.00
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Bethlehem Half Day Private Tour - Pick up and Drop Off from Tel Aviv & Jerusalem

Bethlehem Half Day Private Tour - Pick up and Drop Off from Tel Aviv & Jerusalem

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On this half-day, private tour, you’ll get an in-depth introduction to historic Bethlehem, known as the birthplace of Jesus Christ. Head from Tel Aviv or Jerusalem into the heart of the West Bank, with door-to-door hotel transfers in an air-conditioned vehicle. Then, enjoy guided tours of the city’s standout sights, from the Church of the Nativity to Shepherd’s Field. Please bring your passport with you for this tour.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.00
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$80.00
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Day Tour to Jerusalem and Bethlehem from Tel Aviv

Day Tour to Jerusalem and Bethlehem from Tel Aviv

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Witness some of Israel’s holiest and oldest sites on this day trip from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and Bethlehem. Travel the distance from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem by air-conditioned coach, and enter Old Jerusalem to see the Western Wall (Wailing Wall), Via Dolorosa and other age-old religious and historical sights. See the Garden of Gethsemane, stop for photos at the Mount of Scopus, and then drive to Bethlehem to explore Manger Square, including the Church of the Nativity, as your guide shares the secrets and stories behind each landmark.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$121.00
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$121.00

Bethlehem and Jericho Day Trip from Jerusalem

Bethlehem and Jericho Day Trip from Jerusalem

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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.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$125.00
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Masada and the Dead Sea Day Trip from Jerusalem

Masada and the Dead Sea Day Trip from Jerusalem

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Combine a Masada tour and Dead Sea trip into one memorable full-day tour from Jerusalem. Travel through the Judean desert by air-conditioned coach and pass the site of the famous New Testament parable of the Good Samaritan. Arrive at Masada and ride the cable car to the legendary mountaintop ruins of King Herod’s palaces. After a guided tour, drive to the Dead Sea. Relish the surreal Dead Sea floating experience and choose to take a therapeutic mud bath. Then, return to Jerusalem, passing the ancient city of Jericho on route.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$111.00
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$111.00

West Bank Tour from Jerusalem

West Bank Tour from Jerusalem

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Witness the world of the West Bank and explore its history and culture on this full-day guided tour from Jerusalem. See where Jesus was born in Bethlehem and where he was baptized in the Jordan River. Visit the town of Ramallah and see the tomb of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat. Stop at Jericho to see the oldest city in the world.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$105.00
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$105.00

Old and New Jerusalem Full-Day Tour

Old and New Jerusalem Full-Day Tour

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For Christians, Jews and Muslims alike, Jerusalem is the spiritual center of the world. Take this guided all-day tour to better understand the city’s 4,000-year-old history and visit its important sites. See what are widely considered the holiest places in the world: the Western Wall, the holiest of Jewish sites; the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, located where Jesus was crucified and buried; and many more. Finish the day with time at Yad Vashem, the Holocaust History Museum in New Jerusalem. Round-trip hotel transport included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$73.00
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$73.00

Guided Tour of Jerusalem: The Biblical City of David

Guided Tour of Jerusalem: The Biblical City of David

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Go deep into Jerusalem’s biblical history with this tour of the City of David, a 3,800-year old site that’s outside the old city walls. Trace the story of Jerusalem through the ages as you explore archeological excavations. See the First Temple homes at the Royal Acropolis, and visit the Citadel that protected Gihon Spring, Jerusalem’s main water source. Take an adventurous walk through Hezekiah’s Tunnel, then visit the Givati Excavation, where digging underneath a modern parking lot has revealed golden coins, a queen’s palace and Roman amphorae.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$17.44
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Jerusalem Full Day Tour

Jerusalem Full Day Tour

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See the highlights of 3,000-year-old Jerusalem on a full-day tour with a knowledgeable guide. Stand on the Mount of Olives to admire the iconic views of the walled, Old City. Head to Mt Zion to visit the Room of the Last Supper and King David’s Tomb, and wander through Old Jerusalem, taking in the Roman Cardo and Armenian and Jewish quarters on route to the Via Dolorosa, Church of Holy Sepulchre and Western Wall (Wailing Wall). Lastly, visit Yad Veshem, where memorials and exhibits pay tribute to the Holocaust’s victims.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$74.00
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$74.00

Nazareth, Tiberias and the Sea of Galilee Day Trip from Jerusalem

Nazareth, Tiberias and the Sea of Galilee Day Trip from Jerusalem

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Visit the Holy Land sites of Nazareth and the Sea of Galilee on this full-day guided tour from Jerusalem. Travel to the city of Nazareth, described in the New Testament as the childhood home of Jesus. See popular Holy Land sites like the Basilica of the Annunciation and Mt. Tabor, the site of the Transfiguration of Jesus. At the Sea of Galilee, see where Jesus performed miracles and walk the shores where he first taught his followers. Also, consider being baptized where Jesus was, in the Jordan River.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$100.00
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Skip the Line:1.5Hour AudioTour - Yad Vashem Holocaust Remembrance Center Ticket

Skip the Line:1.5Hour AudioTour - Yad Vashem Holocaust Remembrance Center Ticket

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Visit Yad Vashem – The World Holocaust Remembrance Center and explore the moving exhibits at your own pace with admission to the museum and a self-guided audio tour. Using a pre-recorded audio guide, you’ll learn the personal stories behind the remarkable images and artifacts on display, with the flexibility to explore each one for as long as you want.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$11.00
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$11.00

Nazareth, Tiberias, and the Sea of Galilee Day Trip from Jerusalem

Nazareth, Tiberias, and the Sea of Galilee Day Trip from Jerusalem

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Highlights of Nazareth, Tiberias, and the Sea of Galilee Discover the New Testament sites of Nazareth and the Sea of Galilee on this day trip from Jerusalem. In Nazareth, Jesus’ childhood home, explore the Church of the Annunciation and Church of St Joseph. After your Nazareth tour, visit some fabled miracle locations around the Sea of Galilee including the site of the feeding of the 5,000. Visit Capernaum Christian sites and then pass through Tiberias on route to the Jordan River, with the chance to be baptized in its waters. Nazareth and Galilee tours don’t come much more comprehensive! • Galilee, Nazareth, and Tiberias day trip from Jerusalem or Tel Aviv • Guided tour of popular Holy Land sights, such as the Church of St Joseph. • Visit Nazareth and the Sea of Galilee, and opt for a River Jordan baptism • Travel to and hear the stories behind four biblical sites with ease, in a day • Transport by air-conditioned coach  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$100.00
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$100.00

Masada Sunrise Ein Gedi and Dead Sea Tour from Jerusalem

Masada Sunrise Ein Gedi and Dead Sea Tour from Jerusalem

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Designed with the time constraints of travel in mind, this full-day tour allows you to tick off Masada Fortress, Ein Gedi Nature Reserve, and the Dead Sea—three of Israel’s most popular attractions—in just one day. Departing Jerusalem with your driver, you are rewarded with a majestic desert sunrise from the UNESCO-listed Masada Fortress after a strenuous hike. Observe exotic wildlife in Ein Gedi Nature Reserve and bathe and be buoyant in the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth. Entrance to Masada and Ein-Gedi Nature Reserve are not included.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.00
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Masada, Ein Gedi and The Dead Sea from Jerusalem

Masada, Ein Gedi and The Dead Sea from Jerusalem

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Explore the highlights of the Judean Desert on a full-day tour to Masada, Ein Gedi, and the Dead Sea with transport from a centrally-located point in Jerusalem. Enjoy independent time to learn about Masada’s dramatic history, hike into Ein Gedi, and swim at a private beach by the Dead Sea.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.00
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$69.00
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Private Tour: Masada and Dead Sea Day Trip from Jerusalem

Private Tour: Masada and Dead Sea Day Trip from Jerusalem

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Leave Jerusalem on a full-day private trip to Masada and the Dead Sea, and discover Israel’s remarkable history and landscapes. Drive deep into the Judean Desert, explore Masada’s fortifications and palaces alongside your personal guide, and learn about a dramatic, 1st-century battle between Roman troops and Jewish Sicarii rebels. Descend to the shores of the Dead Sea to walk along salt-encrusted beaches, bathe in mineral-rich mud and float in one of the world’s saltiest bodies of water. 
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$380.00
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$380.00
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Jerusalem Half Day Tour: Holy Sepulchre and Western Wall

Jerusalem Half Day Tour: Holy Sepulchre and Western Wall

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Get a panoramic look at the city of Jerusalem and visit some of its most well-known sites on this half-day tour. Look down on the city from atop the Mount of Olives, with a view of the Dome of the Rock, one of the oldest works of Islamic architecture and Jerusalem's most recognizable landmark. Visit Holy Land sites like the Garden of Gethsemane, where Jesus prayed the night before his crucifixion; the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, located where Jesus was crucified; and more. Jerusalem hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$50.00
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$50.00

Dead Sea, Masada & Ein Gedi Nature Reserve Tour from Jerusalem

Dead Sea, Masada & Ein Gedi Nature Reserve Tour from Jerusalem

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Experience mountains, desert and sea all in one day on this full-day tour from Jerusalem. Ride the cable car to the cliff-top Masada Fortress and enjoy spectacular aerial views, then journey to the desert oasis of the Ein Gedi Nature Reserve. After lunch (own expense), continue to the Dead Sea, famously the lowest landmass on earth, where you can take a dip in the mineral-rich muds or enjoy free time to explore independently.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.00
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$80.00

Little Town of Bethlehem Half Day Trip from Jerusalem

Little Town of Bethlehem Half Day Trip from Jerusalem

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See the birthplace of Jesus on this guided half-day tour from Jerusalem to Bethlehem. Visit Greek and Catholic churches and trace the events of the Nativity of Jesus. From Manger Square to the Church of the Nativity, The Shepherds’ Field, follow the timeline to Jesus’ birth. Uncover the highlights of this holy city, a major Christian pilgrimage site. Hotel pickup only included.
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  • 5 hours
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$72.00
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Mount of Temptation, Saint George Monestary, Saint Saba & Bethlehem One Day Tour

Mount of Temptation, Saint George Monestary, Saint Saba & Bethlehem One Day Tour

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Bethlehem is one of the important christian sites in the holy lands as it contains one of the oldest churches in the world The church of Nativity. A guided tour of the church is provided as well as Saint Catherine's church and The Church of Milk Grotto. Then we continue our trip to Beit Sahour the city of The Shepherd's. Beit sahour is one of the highest cities in christian population. We will visit The Chapel of The Shepherd's where the angles first announced the birth of Jesus. Lastly we will go to The Mount of Temptation & Saint George Monastery. As mentioned in the gospels the Holy Spirit led Jesus into the desert.s. The summit of the mount, about 360 meters above sea level, offers a spectacular panoramic view of the Jordan Valley, the Dead Sea and the mountains of Moab and Gilead. * Make sure to bring your passport as it is required sometimes when passing the checkpoints. * If you want to be picked up from Tel Aviv please message us in advance for the best organizing.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.00
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Jerusalem and Bethlehem Day Biblical Tour from Jerusalem

Jerusalem and Bethlehem Day Biblical Tour from Jerusalem

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Combine visits to two holy cities on this full-day sightseeing tour: Jerusalem and Bethlehem. Starting from the Mount of Scopus, the itinerary follows biblical sites from Mt. Zion to the Old City, including a walking tour through the Muslim, Jewish, and Christian quarters. In the Jewish Quarter, we visit the Byzantine Cardo and the Western Wall. Following the Via Dolorosa where Jesus walked bearing his cross, we reach the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Continue to Bethlehem to visit the Church of the Nativity among other religious sites like the Via Dolorosa. With coach transport it’s easy to get to each destination. • Full-day tour of the biblical sites in Bethlehem and Jerusalem. • See world famous classical landmarks of Jerusalem, the City of Gold • Follow Jesus' path down the Via Dolorosa. • Experience Bethlehem, the birth town of Jesus. • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$106.00
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Bethlehem Half-Day Historical Trip from Jerusalem

Bethlehem Half-Day Historical Trip from Jerusalem

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Visit the biblical sites at Bethlehem with ease from Jerusalem on this half-day tour. Depart from your Jerusalem hotel in an air-conditioned vehicle and make your way to Bethlehem. In the company of a guide, explore the Milk Grotto, Greek and Catholic churches, Manger Square, the Church of the Nativity, and more.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$72.00
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Christmas Eve in Jerusalem and midnight mass in Bethlehem from Jerusalem

Christmas Eve in Jerusalem and midnight mass in Bethlehem from Jerusalem

We look out across the city of Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives then drive passed the Garden of Gethsemane and around the Old City walls. Visit the Old City on foot to visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre then take a drive through the new city of Jerusalem passed the Israeli parliament, the Israel Museum and the Valley of the Cross. On route to Bethlehem we pause at the Hill of Evil Counsel for a view of the city lights. On entering Bethlehem we see the Christmas decorations and stop at a local store for refreshments. At Manger Square we enjoy a festive dinner. There may be a possibility to enter the Church of the Nativity for Mass. At midnight we watch the Church of the Nativity Midnight Mass on large outdoor screens in Manger Square before heading back to your hotel. . • 12-hour Christmas Eve tour of Jerusalem and Bethlehem • Visit holy sites like the Church of the Sepulchre and Church of the Nativite. • In Bethlehem feast on Christmas Eve dinner near Manger Square
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$125.00
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Jerusalem, Dead Sea, and Bethlehem from Tel Aviv

Jerusalem, Dead Sea, and Bethlehem from Tel Aviv

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Israel’s religious highlights are dazzling yet dispersed. Travel between attractions with ease from Tel Aviv on a full-day sightseeing tour that covers Bethlehem, the Dead Sea, and the Old City of Jerusalem. Take a sightseeing tour of the Old City of Jerusalem, divided into distinctive Muslim, Christian, Jewish, and Armenian quarters, visit the Church of the Nativity, heralded by Christians as the birthplace of Jesus Christ in Bethelhem, and bathe buoyantly in the Dead Sea.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.00
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Church of the Nativity (Basilica of the Nativity) costs USD 11.00. Guided Church of the Nativity (Basilica of the Nativity) tours start around USD 11.00 per person.
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