Tour Type: Private Daily Tour
Duration: One-day
Departure days: Every Day
Languages: English, French, Spanish, Russian, German

Tour Overview

Discover holy Bethlehem and Jericho - the most ancient city in the world - on a private, customizable tour with a dedicated PRO guide! Ride through the Judean Hills and stop at the Chapel of the Shepherds’ Field, then continue to Bethlehem to see Manger Square and visit the Church of Nativity. This ornate church was built around the Grotto of the Nativity, where Jesus...

Highlights - Bethlehem and Jericho Private Tour

Personalize your tour to suit your own interests. Our expert tour advisers will help you plan out the perfect trip
Meet your private tour guide at your hotel or private address
Travel in comfort with an air-conditioned and well-equipped vehicle
Experience Bethlehem, the birthtown of Jesus
Experience the Judean Desert
Visit Jericho, the lowest and the most ancient city in the world
View Mt. Temptation and the mound of Ancient Jericho

Availability

M T W T F S S
English
French
Spanish
Russian
German

Pickup Places and Prices

From Tel Aviv
Up to 3 persons: $930
Up to 6 persons: $990
Up to 10 persons: $1310
From Jerusalem
Up to 3 persons: $820
Up to 6 persons: $880
Up to 10 persons: $1200
From Herzliya
Up to 3 persons: $970
Up to 6 persons: $1030
Up to 10 persons: $1350
From Netanya
Up to 3 persons: $1130
Up to 6 persons: $1190
Up to 10 persons: $1510

What To Expect - Bethlehem and Jericho Private Tour

After being picked up at your hotel take a drive through the Judean Hills and stop at the Chapel of the Shepherds’ Field, also called the Sanctuary of Gloria in Excelsis Deo. This Roman Catholic church marks the place where shepherds watched their flocks on the first Christmas Eve and the angels appeared before the shepherds to announce the birth of Christ. The church was designed by renowned architect Antonio Barluzzi and is shaped like a shepherd’s tent. The glass dome lets in light that reflects off the chapel’s brilliant murals.

Continue to Bethlehem and Manger Square, where the city’s annual Christmas mass is held. Flanking the square are the Church of the Nativity, Saint Catherine’s Church, the Mosque of Omar, and the Peace Center. Located in the center of Bethlehem the square once served as the town’s marketplace, but today it is the heart of Christianity in Bethlehem. 

Visit the Church of Nativity, an ornate basilica built in the 4th century on the traditional site of Christ’s birth. The church has been renovated several times over the last 1700 years, but you can still see part of the original mosaic floor and several elements from earlier periods in history. The massive church covers 1275m² and holds beautiful altar screens and religious artifacts. But the most important part of the church is the Holy Grotto or the Grotto of the Nativity.

Visit the Grotto of Nativity, and see where Jesus is believed to have been born. The grotto leads to an underground tunnel that connects to a series of other caves. Some of the caves run beneath the adjacent Saint Catherine’s Church, including a 5th-century two-room cave known as Saint Jerome’s Sanctuary. This is where Saint Jerome is believed to have sat as he painstakingly translated biblical texts from Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek into Latin. 

We leave Bethlehem and drive south to Jericho passing the Inn of the Good Samaritan where Jesus set his famous parabel. As we descend through the desert mountains, we stop for a photo at the sea elevation marker. This sign tells us that we are now continuing our journey below sea level, towards the lowest point on Earth. After a break for lunch, we arrived at the famous sycamore tree in Jericho. The Bible tells us that Zacchaeus, a short tax collector, climbed the tree to see Jesus. Jesus then called him down and visited his home, prompting Zacchaeus to change his ways and give to the poor. 

Our next stop is at Tel Jericho (Tell es-Sultan), an archaeological mound that holds immense historical significance. Archaeologists have uncovered evidence of human occupation dating back over 10,000 years. They have excavated ancient fortifications, early agricultural tools, and pottery. Perhaps the most important discovery is an 8-meter-high Neolithic tower. From here we make our way back to your hotel.

Note that while it was compiled by our experts, this itinerary is just one suggestion; you can customize your tour and see much more of the area: See Herod's Palace in Jericho, go to the Qasr al-Yahud baptismal site, visit the Mount of Temptation with a cable car and more (see FAQ section for details).

Additional Information - Bethlehem and Jericho Private Tour

The tour includes:

  •  Pick-up and drop-off services at your hotel or private address
  •  A fully qualified and licensed private tour guide
  •  Transport by a new air-conditioned private car

The tour does not include:

  • Entrance fees
  • Parking and toll roads
  • Food and drinks

Notes:

  • This itinerary is only a proposal; we can customize this private tour according to your wish
  • On Saturday and holidays, an extra charge of $140 applies
  • Guide in French, Spanish, and Russian is available for additional $75$; in German – for additional 150$.
  • Visit in  Bethlehem may require a change of vehicle as well as a local Palestinian guide
  • Modest dress is obligatory for visits to holy sites; covered knees and shoulders
  • Recommended comfortable walking shoes and water
  • Passport compulsory
  • Booking is subject to terms and conditions

Cancellation Policy

  • 4% charge for notification up to 2 days or more before the start time of the tour.
  • 25% charge for notification of a day before the start time of the tour.
  • 100% charge for notification on the same day of the tour.

FAQ

Our private tours are the most exclusive way to travel in Israel. You get a private car and a tour guide that will customize the tour to your interest and your schedule.

The price includes a private car and the tour guide who will pick you up from your accommodation (hotel or apartment) and return you to the same location. The trip is limited to 10 hours ($40 for every extra hour). Find full information under the "Additional Information" of each tour.

The price of a Private Tour does not include entrance fees, food, drinks, parking, and toll roads. Find full information under the "Additional Information" of each tour.

Yes, the mentioned itinerary is a proposal only; we can customize private trips within the designated region and based on logistics. Please note that if the tour duration exceeds 10 hours, you will be required to pay $40 for every extra hour (up to extra 2 hours possible).

Your private tour is fully customizable and can be planned to include other attractions in the area (if time permits), such as:

  • Milk Grotto, Bethlehem

  • Mar Saba Monastery (only men are allowed in the church)

  • The Herodion

  • Inn of the Good Samaritan

  • Wadi Qelt Lookout Point

  • Saint George’s Monastery

  • Herod’s Palace, Jericho

  • Hisham’s Palace

  • Karantal (Mount of Temptation) including a cable car ride to the summit and a monastery visit

  • Qasr al-Yahud baptismal site

Contact us for any itinerary planning; this is your private tour, and we want it to be perfect! 

The tours are available in the most widespread languages. On our website, you can book the tours in English, Spanish, Russian, German, or French guidance (except for English, tours in these languages have an additional fee of 75 USD). 

However, if you book a different language, a supplement of approximately 100-150 USD will be applied depending on the language and the tour.

You are welcome to contact us in this regard:

Email: reservations@beinharimtours.com

WhatsApp messages only: +972 526588837

Phone: +972 35422000

You don’t have to, but it is appreciated by the tour guide as a sign of your satisfaction for the services he/she has provided. 

As this is tailor-made for you only, we can pick you up from any point in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv district, Netanya and Herzliya.

Sorry but no :(

Tours You May Like

Jerusalem Classical Private Tour

From $820

Masada, Qumran, and Dead Sea Private Tour

From $880

Nazareth and Sea of Galilee Private Tour

From $1060