Jericho and Bethlehem from Tel Aviv
One day Tour to Jericho and Bethlehem from Tel Aviv Itinerary
Jericho is the oldest city in the world. Over 20 settlements have been discovered by archaeologists. The first one dates back over 11,000 years ago. They used to build houses out of mud brick that were round, with a courtyard in the middle of several houses with no street planning. There are a few artifacts and excavations from each period of time, from the Stone Age to the Bronze Age. In the Stone Age it was found that they used to bury the dead under the floors of the houses. In Jericho there are two ancient synagogues, with beautiful mosaics.
Bethlehem is the birthplace of Jesus, and the holiest place for the Christian religion. Cross manger square to get to the Byzantine Church of Nativity, see the original mosaic floor. Tour the Church to see the place where Jesus was born, with the manger and the alter of the three wise men. Arrive at the Crusader Church that is dedicated to St. Catherine.
Tour the sites with a professional guide. Enjoy the artifacts, the ruins, the scenery, and much more. Spend a fantastic day learning about the history and the sites of Jericho.
Booking for Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday only
Start the tour from your hotel in Tel Aviv, where you will be collected by our professional driver at 07:15 a.m. Drive down towards the Dead Sea passing the Inn of the Good Samaritan. We will stop for a brief time at the sea level marker, and continue to Jericho. Above Jericho you will be able to see Mt. Temptation where Jesus fasted for 40 nights.
Travel to Bethlehem to the birthplace of Jesus. Take a walk across Manger Square to the Church of Nativity. See the beautiful original mosaic floor from the 4th century under the one that was constructed in the 6th century. Tour the Crusader Church, that is dedicated to St. Catherine, and go down the grotto where the Hebrew bible was translated into Latin by St. Jerome. In Bethlehem we will pass the milk grotto and go to Shepherd's Fields. From here we will start the journey back.
- Inn of Good Samaritan
- Mt. Temptation
- Church of Nativity
- Church of St. Catherine
- Milk grotto
- Shephard's Fields
- Entrance fees.
- Transport and hotel pick up.
- Professional guide .
- Drinks and food.
- Personal expenses
- Personal insurance
What you need to know:
- Passports and modest dress (covered shoulders, no shorts) compulsory.
- This tour is subject to Palestinian authority regulations.
- Palestinian guide meets tour only at border post.
- Change of vehicle may be required for entry to Palestinian Authority territory