The "little town" of Bethlehem, mentioned in any number of Christmas carols, attracts pilgrims worldwide on account of its description in the New Testament (and particularly the Gospels) as the birthplace of Jesus, whom Christians believe to be Messiah and Son of God. The Church of the Nativity is the focus of Christian veneration within the city. In somewhat related circumstances, although no longer a Jewish city, Bethlehem is revered by Jews as the birthplace and home town of David, King of Israel, as well as the traditional site of Rachel's Tomb (on the outskirts of the town).Book Bethlehem Private Tour With A Personal Tour Guide
|We drive towards Bethlehem via the Nativity Circle and visit Bethlehem’s Manger Square. Manger Square is home to the Church of the Nativity, one of the world’s oldest-standing churches still functioning to this day. We will visit the main Basilica of the Nativity, designed in the typical Roman-style and constructed on the ruins of its predecessor in 565 AD, as well as the Catholic Church of St. Catherine, adjoining the Basilica of the Nativity.Underneath the Church stands the Grotto of the Nativity, the cave in which Jesus was born, the exact spot of birth is marked by a 14-pointed star of silver set into the floor. We also visit the nearby Milk Grotto, where Mary nursed her son while the family was taking refuge before their flight into Egypt. A Franciscan Chapel is built above the Milk Grotto.Our last stop in Bethlehem will be to a beautiful overview of the Shepherds’ Fields, and the special Church of the Shepherds’ Fields.We then depart towards the Judean Desert, stopping en route to visit the Inn of the Good Samaritan. From the Inn of the Good Samaritan we overlook the breathtaking view of the moon-shaped landscape of the Judean Desert. Book Bethlehem Tour|
|We will drive to Bethlehem via Nativity Circle, visit the cave where Jesus was born and the Manger Square, where Jesus was placed after his birth. Also visit the Greek and the Catholic Church and the Milk Grotto, where Mary fed her son. Overview the Sheperd Fields and visit the church. Depart for the Judean desert, on route view the Inn of the Good Samaritan. Overlook the breathtaking view of the moon landscaped Judean desert. Short stop at sea-level and continue to Jericho - the oldest city in the world. Stop at Zacheus Sycamore, the oldest Sycamore tree which Zacheus climbed in order to see Jesus walking by. We will visit the Mound of Ancient Jericho where 25 ancient cities were uncovered. Book Bethlehem & Jericho Tour|
|This spiritual and scenic tour will take you through the roots of Christianity and Judaism to modern days Jerusalem and Israel.This tour begin with a breathtaking view of Old Jerusalem from Mount Olive,overlook Jerusalem new city and the Temple Mount Esplanade of the old city.Travel along the Kidron Valley to view the Garden of Gethsemane and the walls of the city.Via the Armenian Quarter enter The Western (Wailing) Wall square via the local Bazaar to the Christian Quarter,the Stations of the Cross(Via Dolorosa) and the church of the Holy Sepulchre - the site of the crucifixion.Walk along the 1700 year old Byzantine main street,the cardo and the renovated Jewish quarter.Ascend Mt.Zion -Hall of the last super,David's tomb-enter the 500 year old city ramparts .We will drive to Bethlehem via Nativity Circle, visit the cave where Jesus was born and the Manger Square, where Jesus was placed after his birth. Also visit the Greek and the Catholic Church and the Milk Grotto, where Mary fed her son. Overview the Sheperd Fields and visit the church. Book Bethlehem & Jerusalem Tour|
I hope that I can convey to you what a special first experience of Israel you gave us. We are back from our vacation, and I just wanted to e-mail you to let you know how much we appreceiated our day with you in Israel! You are a fantastic guide, and made Israel by far our favorite stop on our cruise.You went above and beyond the duties of a tour guide. Bill L.