A brief overview of the tour
From Haifa port we travel to Jerusalem and take in the view of the city from the Mount of Olives. We drive passed ancient burial tombs in the Kidron Valley and enter the Old City's Armenian Quarter. In the Jewish Quarter we see the Byzantine Cardo and Wailing Wall. Then we walk along Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. After exploring the bazaar in the Christian and Muslim Quarters we leave Jerusalem for Bethlehem. We see the birth place of Jesus at the Church of the Nativity and the adjacent Church of St. Catherine. We stop at the Milk Grotto before driving passed Shepherd's Field and back to Haifa.
Important and useful notes
- The private tour price is determined by distance, vehicle size, language and duration of the tour.
- The base price includes 10 hours a day , Each additional hour- $40
- Entrance fees, meals, parking fees, toll roads and tips are NOT included.
- Accommodation is not included in the price.
- Guide's overnight is not included in the price.
- On Saturdays and Jewish holidays a supplement of $125 per day will apply.
This tour is subject to Palestinian authority regulations.
Modest dress: Covered shoulders / No shorts.
Palestinian guide meets tour only at border post.
Change of vehicle is required for entry to Palestinian Authority territory.
A detailed description of the tour
We meet at Haifa port and begin our journey to Jerusalem. We start with an overview of Jerusalem from¬†Mount Olives, looking down at the Old City and the Temple Mount. See the¬†Garden of Gethsemane¬†and the monumental burial tombs while driving along the¬†Kidron Valley. Walk past the¬†Armenian Quarter¬†and along the 1500 year old¬†Byzantine Cardo¬†to the¬†Jewish Quarter¬†and on the¬†Western Wall (Kotel). Follow the¬†Stations of the Cross¬†(Via Dolorosa)¬†to the¬†Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Enjoy the bazaar in the Christian and Moslem Quarters. Leave Jerusalem for neighboring¬†Bethlehem¬†(City of Bread) hometown of¬†King David¬†and birthplace of Jesus. From Manger Square walk to the¬†Church of Nativity¬†and descend to the grotto, the place where Jesus was laid in the manger. Also visit the Catholic church of¬†St. Catherine, the Greek church, the¬†Milk Grotto¬†where Mary fed Jesus and¬†Shepherd's Fields.¬†Return to Haifa port.