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

Tour Overview

The tour starts in the hillside village of Ein Kerem on the outskirts of Jerusalem. Stop at the Ein Kerem Church of John the Baptist, built on the site of John the Baptist’s family home. See the Ein Kerem Spring (Mary’s Spring) where Mary met John the Baptist’s mother Elizabeth, as she collected water. On a hill overlooking Ein Kerem is the Church of the Visitation wh...

Highlights - Jerusalem New City & Bethlehem Private Christian Tour

Private tour guide accompanying you throughout the day.
Option to discuss your tour with your guide and adjust the itinerary to suit your interests.
See a side of Jerusalem usually overlooked by tourists.
Tour Ein Kerem and its churches.
Visit the top sites of Bethlehem.

Availability

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

Pickup Places and Prices

From Tel Aviv
Up to 3 persons: $699
Up to 6 persons: $766
Up to 10 persons: $859
From Jerusalem
Up to 3 persons: $699
Up to 6 persons: $766
Up to 10 persons: $859
From Herzliya
Up to 3 persons: $699
Up to 6 persons: $766
Up to 10 persons: $859
From Netanya
Up to 3 persons: $792
Up to 6 persons: $859
Up to 10 persons: $952

What To Expect - Jerusalem New City & Bethlehem Private Christian Tour

This fascinating tour of Jerusalem’s new city and Bethlehem focuses on Christian sites. Visit Ein Kerem, a village-within-a-city with quaint stone houses, and vibrant gardens. Ein Kerem is best known as the birthplace of John the Baptist. Stop at the Church of John the Baptist which was built where John the Baptist’s parents, Elizabeth and Zachariah had their home. The family also had a summer house on a hill overlooking Ein Kerem where the Church of the Visitation now stands. It was here that Mary visited Elizabeth before John the Baptist’s birth (Luke 1:24). Also, see Mary’s Spring where Mary met Elizabeth as she collected water.

Leaving Ein Kerem, the tour takes you to Israel’s most important museum, the Israel Museum for a brief guided tour. Visit the adjacent Shrine of the Book that houses the Dead Sea Scrolls; ancient religious manuscripts dating back to c.408BC. The tour continues to an observation point overlooking the Valley of the Cross in Western Jerusalem. Tradition holds that Christ’s cross was made from a tree that grew in this valley. In the valley stands the 11th century Greek Orthodox Monastery of the Cross. Next, take a drive through the streets of new Jerusalem past iconic locations such as Yad VaShem, Mount Herzl, Kyriat HaMemshela (the government precinct), and picturesque neighborhoods.

Leave Jerusalem and drive towards Bethlehem, the town of Christ’s birth. In Bethlehem visit the Nativity Church, built in the 4th century around the Holy Grotto where the nativity took place. Between Jerusalem and Bethlehem see the fields where shepherds watched their flocks on the eve of Christ’s birth. Stop at the Shepherds’ Field Chapel of the Angels. This tent-shaped chapel was designed by Antonio Barluzzi and features beautiful paintings depicting scenes from the night of the nativity.

Additional Options in the Area:

1. Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum

2. Mount Zion: King David’s Tomb and the Room of the Last Supper

3. Garden Tomb, site of Jesus’ burial according to Baptist tradition

4. Lookout point Armon HaNatziv (Haas Promenade)

5. New neighborhoods of Jerusalem

6. Mar Saba Monastery (Holy Lavra of Saint Sabbas)

7. Herodion National Park

Additional Information - Jerusalem New City & Bethlehem Private Christian Tour

The tour includes:

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

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 $125 applies
  • Modest dress is obligatory for visits to holy sites; covered knees and shoulders
  • Booking is subject to terms and conditions

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellation fee of 4% charged for notification up to 3 days in advance.
  • Cancellation fee of 25% charged for notification up to 2 days in advance.
  • Cancellation fee of 100% charged for notification less then 1 days.
  • Non Show - 100% Cancellation fees

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 attached tour guide which will pick you up from wherever you are staying (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" area of each tour.

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

Yes, the mentioned itinerary is only a proposal; we can customize this private tour according to your wish. Please note that if, due to the changes, the trip’s length increases to over 10 hours, you will be required to pay $40 for every extra hour.

Nearly all languages. However, it is advisable to book in advance tours in languages that aren’t English, Spanish, Russian, German or French. Plus, in certain instances, a tour guide in a language not mentioned above may incur an additional fee ($30-100 – depending on the language and the tour).

You don’t have to, but it is appreciated by the tour guide as a sign of your satisfaction for the services he 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 :(

Sure, just ask the guide.

We, at Bein Harim Tourism, understand that plans can change, so you can change dates, cancel, or change your pick up point at any time. Please make note that cancellation fees will be charged subject to cancellation policy as indicated on the tour page and confirmation email.