For Christian tourists a Bethlehem and Jericho day tour is a must for any Holy Land itinerary. As most people know Bethlehem was the site of Jesus’ birth just over 2,000 years ago and Jericho is an ancient city that features in the Old Testament and was visited by Jesus. Today both Bethlehem and Jericho are thriving cities in the Palestinian Authority West Bank and make an excellent combination for a one day tour. Bethlehem is about 10km from Jerusalem and Jericho is not far away near the northern shore of the Dead Sea. Bethlehem and Jericho day tours travel through the Judean Hills and arrive in Bethlehem’s Manger Square. The day tours visit the Church of the Nativity, a 4th century church built around the Holy Grotto where the nativity took place. Other stops in Bethlehem include St Catherine’s Church and some tours include the Milk Grotto where Mary nursed baby Jesus.
Bethlehem and Jericho day tours then travel to Jericho where you can learn of the walls of Jericho that came tumbling down with G_d’s help and about Jesus’ visit to the city. See the Sycamore tree climbed by Zacchaeus as he tried to get a better look at Jesus. Some Bethlehem and Jericho tours can include the archaeological site of Tel Jericho where findings date back to 9600BC. On route to Jericho you will get a view of Mt. Temptation. When you take a Bethlehem and Jericho day tour you will be in good hands; your tour guide will handle the border crossing and you will travel in ultimate comfort with air-conditioned transportation. The tours are offered several times a week and can be arranged in several languages. For all questions and enquiries feel free to contact our customer support team.