Bethlehem, Jericho, and Qasr El Yahud Day Trip from Jerusalem


9 hours (Approx.)
Pick-up offered
Free cancellation
1 - 9
Mobile ticket

Overview

Experience the ancient and biblical treasures of Bethlehem and Jericho on this thought-provoking full-day trip from Jerusalem. Discover fascinating religious history from your guide as you travel to Jericho, the scene of many biblical stories. View Mt Temptation and the tree said to have been climbed by Zacchaeus for a better view of Jesus. Then, head to Bethlehem, to witness its most beloved Nativity sites. Visit the Church and Grotto of the Nativity, and view the Shepherds’ Field, where shepherds reputedly saw the Star of Bethlehem.

Inclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees
  • Entry/Admission - The Church of St. Catherine
  • Entry/Admission - Qasr al-Yahud Baptismal Site

What to expect

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Judaean Desert

Pass through the Judean Desert

Stop At: Jericho, Jericho, West Bank

Visit the ancient city of Jericho

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Zaccheus' Tree, Sharia Ein Es-Sultan, Jericho Palestinian Territories

Visit the Zaccheus' Tree in Jericho

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Mount of Temptation Monastery, Mount of Temptation, Jericho Palestinian Territories

Spot Mount Temptation

Stop At: Bethlehem, Bethlehem, West Bank

Visit Bethlehem

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Church of the Nativity, Manager St, Bethlehem Palestinian Territories

Visit the Church of Nativity

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: The Church of St. Catherine, Bethlehem Palestinian Territories

Pass by the Church of St. Catherine

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Qasr al-Yahud Baptismal Site, The Dead Sea Jordan Valley Region, Jerusalem Israel

Qasr al-Yehud (Castle of the Jews) is a baptismal location on the Jordan River. The site is in the Palestinian Authority of the West Bank 15 km from the northern end of the Dead Sea and southeast of Jericho. Qasr Al-Yehud is believed to be the Biblical site where John baptized Jesus; this symbolized his spiritual birth.

Duration: 30 minutes

Time of tour

07:50 AM

Meeting point

Traveler pickup is offered
Please note that our pickup/drop-off is available from a few central hotels only. Please select the hotel closest to your address from the drop-down menu on the tour page. If you are not sure which of the listed hotels is a good fit, please choose the option “I don’t see my pickup location” and insert enter your accommodation address. After the booking is approved by the local tour operator, a confirmation email from Bein Harim will be sent to you mentioning the final pickup point closest to your address. Please read the email with the attached booking confirmation carefully to make sure you are waiting for the pickup at the correct location. Please make sure to wait for the pickup at the hotel entrance.

Additional information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • When visiting Bethlehem, you will be met by a Palestinan guide at the boarder and may require a change of vehicle
  • A moderate dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. Please refrain from wearing shorts. Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • Due to visitors overload a visit down to Nativity cave is not always possible
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Please note this tour is not suitable for children under the age of 4
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.
NerminH11
November 2019

Zahi, our guide, was amazing. He showed us the most famous sights of this nice cities, so we definitely recommend this tour. :)

tkuhcmin
April 2022

Our tour guide Ami was excellent. He was extremely knowledgeable and very attentive to us. The man has two PhDs in Israel Archaeology so his level of knowledge went on and above any tour guide I have been with before. I would definitely tour with Ami again. Tour was the Saturday of Easter Wee...

GILL_N
February 2020

Itamar was an amazing guide - went over and above what a tour guides duties are - had an amazing day thanks to him & the Bein Harim company - definitely book with them

ANTONY_S
February 2020

This is the worst tour I have ever been on. The tour operator spent an hour moving us between buses. Then the bus broke down in Bethlehem and had to be repaired. Did NOT see the cave in the Church of the Nativity. Spent unnecessary time in a souvenier shop so they can get a commission. It is a ha...

Stuartbrooks1234
February 2020

I have just come back from the Bethlehem and Jericho Day Trip from Jerusalem. It was a fantastic experience. The trip rang like clockwork, the tour guides Danny and Itamar where approachable, knowledgable and enthusiastic about their subjects. Hassan the driver was also very friendly and drove ...

S3588THalanm
January 2020

Coming from a former Pentecostal Christian, now Hebrew roots/Nazarene believer, the Bethlehem leg was a bit frustrating to be honest, as it was focused on Catholic and Orthodox attractions and tradition etc. However the Jericho leg was a breath of fresh air! Our guide Hezi, atop the archeological...

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