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A short stroll from Manger Square in Bethlehem lies another sacred site – the Milk Grotto, so called as it was allegedly used by Mary to nurse the baby Jesus. Legend has it that the Holy Family hid out in the grotto during the Massacre of the Innocents, before fleeing to Egypt, and that while nursing, a drop of Mary’s milk hit the ground, turning the cave white.

A church has stood on the spot since the 5th century and today, a small Franciscan chapel stands watch over the entrance to the Milk grotto, now a shrine to the Virgin Mary. The cave itself, sculpted from white chalk rock, has become a magnet for women looking to conceive, with many believing that drinking the powdered rock (on sale at the grotto) will enhance their fertility. The display of notes and baby photos sent to the grotto from around the world seem to testify to its powers.

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Bethlehem Half Day Tour - Pick up from Jerusalem & Tel Aviv

Bethlehem Half Day Tour - Pick up from Jerusalem & Tel Aviv

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Visit Bethlehem highlights on a tour that combines transport and a guided walking tour to maximize your sightseeing time. From Manger Square to the Church of the Nativity, Milk Grotto, and the Shepherds’ Field, you’ll cover important Biblical sites with a guide who can help unlock the history behind each destination; pickup at a central location in Jerusalem or Tel Aviv gets you on the road with no fuss.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$54.00
From
$54.00

Private Day Tour: St. George's Monastery, Wadi Qelt, Mar Saba, and Bethlehem

Private Day Tour: St. George's Monastery, Wadi Qelt, Mar Saba, and Bethlehem

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Visit some of the world’s most holiest grounds without worrying about a big group holding you back and interrupting your experience during this St. George's Monastery, Wadi Qelt, Mar Saba, and Bethlehem private tour. See the Church of the Nativity, Chapel of the Milk Grotto, Cave of St. Jerome, and Mar Saba Monastery. Plus, you’ll ride comfortably in an air-conditioned vehicle and enjoy a provided falafel lunch.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$500.00
per group
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$500.00
per group

Half Day Travel to Bethlehem & Grotto Visit - Trip from Jerusalem

Half Day Travel to Bethlehem & Grotto Visit - Trip from Jerusalem

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Bethlehem Trip Half Day - Take the chance to visit one of the most important biblical cities, Bethlehem, The City of David. Beside the rich cultural side and the tasty food of the city, During our trip we will have the opportunity to have a guided visit to all three major churches in Bethlehem. We Travel to City in Bethlehem Distract Called Beit Sahour is one of the two highest cities in christian population, We will take a closer look on the lives of the local people and get to see the amazing hand crafted souvenirs they make as well as the Shepherds Field. * Make Sure to bring your passport as it is required sometimes. * On This Tour we will wait on line to See the Grotto - sometimes there is delays with this tour make sure you don't have anything booked for afternoon. * Please message us prior to booking for the best organizing of the tour.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$30.00
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$30.00

Bethlehem & Dead Sea Full-Day Tour

Bethlehem & Dead Sea Full-Day Tour

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No Israel trip would be complete without experiencing the Dead Sea’s mineral-rich waters and skin-softening mud: but it's tough to reach by public transport. This package gets you there in comfort with a guided tour of Bethlehem too. See the essential Bethlehem sights, among them the Church of the Nativity, the Church of St. Catherine, the Church of Shepherds Field and the Milk Grotto, then enjoy downtime at the beach.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$68.00
Price varies by group size
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$68.00
Price varies by group size

Full-Day Bethlehem, Jericho, and Jordan River Tour

Full-Day Bethlehem, Jericho, and Jordan River Tour

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First we will visit The City of Kind David. The City where Jesus Christ was born. Containing one of the most famous churches in The Holy Lands,The Nativity Church along with The Shepherd’s Field Church, The Milk Grotto and The Old City of Bethlehem. During our trip we will have the opportunity to have a guided visit to all three major churches. Beit Sahour is one of the two highest cities in christian population, We will take a closer look on the lives of the local people and get to see the amazing hand crafted souvenirs they are responsible to make and sell all around the world. Lastly we will visit one of the most unique in history and geography cities in the world, Jericho. We will visit the biblical and historical sites in the City Such as The Mount of Temptation and the biblical tree of Sycamore. *Make Sure to bring your passport as it is required sometimes. * If you want to be picked up from Tel Aviv please message us in advance.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$50.00
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$50.00

Bethlehem Tour from Jerusalem

Bethlehem Tour from Jerusalem

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Travel from Jerusalem to Bethlehem in an air-conditioned shuttle on this guided, half-day tour. Visit the birthplace of Jesus and one of the world’s oldest churches, the Church of the Nativity. See the Grotto of Lady Mary, also called the Milk Grotto, where it is believed Mary, Joseph and Jesus sought refuge from King Herod before fleeing to Egypt. Learn about the ancient city’s landmarks and history from your guide.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$55.00
From
$55.00

Bethlehem Half Day Private Tour - Pick up and Drop Off from Tel Aviv & Jerusalem

Bethlehem Half Day Private Tour - Pick up and Drop Off from Tel Aviv & Jerusalem

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On this half-day, private tour, you’ll get an in-depth introduction to historic Bethlehem, known as the birthplace of Jesus Christ. Head from Tel Aviv or Jerusalem into the heart of the West Bank, with door-to-door hotel transfers in an air-conditioned vehicle. Then, enjoy guided tours of the city’s standout sights, from the Church of the Nativity to Shepherd’s Field. Please bring your passport with you for this tour.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.00
Price varies by group size
From
$80.00
Price varies by group size

Bethlehem and Jericho from Tel Aviv

Bethlehem and Jericho from Tel Aviv

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Step into Israel’s Biblical landscape on a full-day, small group tour from Tel-Aviv to Jericho and Bethlehem. Explore the sites of key Old and New Testament stories as you follow in the footsteps of the Good Samaritan, Zacchaeus and Joshua. Visit the birthplace of Jesus Christ, then take in the shepherd fields that have surrounded Bethlehem since ancient times.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$153.00
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$153.00

Bethlehem and Jericho Tour From Jerusalem

Bethlehem and Jericho Tour From Jerusalem

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Experience the Biblical cities of Bethlehem and Jericho on this guided, full-day trip from Jerusalem. Travel through the Judean Desert to Jericho, the oldest city in the world. See the Mount of Temptation, where Jesus was tempted by the devil and the sycamore tree that Zacchaeus, the tax collector, climbed to get a better view of Jesus. In Bethlehem, see the Church of the Nativity, where Jesus was born, plus Manger Square, Shepherd’s Field and more. A hotel pickup and drop-off is included on this tour.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$142.00
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$142.00

Mount of Temptation, Saint George Monestary, Saint Saba & Bethlehem One Day Tour

Mount of Temptation, Saint George Monestary, Saint Saba & Bethlehem One Day Tour

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Bethlehem is one of the important christian sites in the holy lands as it contains one of the oldest churches in the world The church of Nativity. A guided tour of the church is provided as well as Saint Catherine's church and The Church of Milk Grotto. Then we continue our trip to Beit Sahour the city of The Shepherd's. Beit sahour is one of the highest cities in christian population. We will visit The Chapel of The Shepherd's where the angles first announced the birth of Jesus. Lastly we will go to The Mount of Temptation & Saint George Monastery. As mentioned in the gospels the Holy Spirit led Jesus into the desert.s. The summit of the mount, about 360 meters above sea level, offers a spectacular panoramic view of the Jordan Valley, the Dead Sea and the mountains of Moab and Gilead. * Make sure to bring your passport as it is required sometimes when passing the checkpoints. * If you want to be picked up from Tel Aviv please message us in advance for the best organizing.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.00
From
$80.00

Half day trip in Bethlehem

Half day trip in Bethlehem

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You will explore the city with a local Bethlehemite, who knows the treasures of the city. You will have the time to ask questions and go deep in the culture and traditions. Check the video for a brief overview of the trip
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$200.00
per group
From
$200.00
per group

Ashdod Shore Excursion: Private Jerusalem and Bethlehem Day Trip

Ashdod Shore Excursion: Private Jerusalem and Bethlehem Day Trip

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Visit Israel’s historic sites and religious landmarks on a full-day, private shore excursion to Jerusalem and Bethlehem from Ashdod Port. Take in views from the Mount of Olives, and pass the Garden of Gethsemane as you enter old Jerusalem. Walk ancient streets, say a prayer beside the Western Wall and follow pilgrims’ footsteps to the Via Dolorosa; explore a vibrant bazaar before traveling to Bethlehem to vist Christianity’s most iconic places. Join the crowd in Manger Square, see the city’s extraordinary churches and grottoes, then visit a 12th-century mosque. 
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$417.50
Price varies by group size
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$417.50
Price varies by group size

Bethlehem and Dead Sea Full Day Private Tour

Bethlehem and Dead Sea Full Day Private Tour

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Tour to Bethlehem the city where Jesus Christ was born including the Church of Nativity Drive through north of the Judean Desert to the Dead Sea region. Overview to Jericho, the world's oldest city and continue to the lowest place on earth. Bathing at the Dead Sea. Immerse in the muds and float in the salty waters. Start heading back towards Jerusalem Drop off in Jerusalem and drop off in Tel Aviv for Tel Aviv Pick up option only *Please bring your passport because it's required sometimes when passing the checkpoint
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$125.00
Price varies by group size
From
$125.00
Price varies by group size

Bethlehem & Jericho Full Day Private Tour

Bethlehem & Jericho Full Day Private Tour

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Travelers who are interested in history - particularly that of early Christianity - won’t want to miss this private day tour to Bethlehem and Jericho. Visit legendary places that you’ve read about, including Manger Square, the Milk Grotto, the Church of the Nativity, and much more. You’ll see a lot in one day. As this is a private tour it is customizable to suit your needs.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.00
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$80.00

Bethlehem Half Day Private Tour

Bethlehem Half Day Private Tour

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We will start our tour driving through the Judean hills to Bethlehem, The city of King David. Upon arrival, we will ride through the city and sight see the historic and important attractions before arriving to Manger Square. There we will have a guided visit to Church of The Nativity where Jesus was born in an underground cave that the church was built on. Then we will take a short walk with the guide to the Church of Milk Grotto. After we finish we will ride to the town of Beit Sahour, the city of the Shepherd’s. There we will have a guided visit to the Chapel of the Shepherd’s field where the angels appeared to the Shepherd’s to announce the birth of Jesus Christ. then we will have a 20 minute visit to a local olive wood factory and have an insight on the local crafts of the Christian families in Bethlehem. *Make Sure to bring your passport as it is required sometimes. *Please message us in advance for the best organizing.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$30.00
Price varies by group size
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$30.00
Price varies by group size

Haifa Shore Excursion: Private Jerusalem and Bethlehem Day Trip

Haifa Shore Excursion: Private Jerusalem and Bethlehem Day Trip

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Step onshore at Haifa for a private, full-day excursion to Jerusalem and Bethlehem that takes in Israel’s historic and holy sites. Get sweeping views of ancient Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives and walk Old City walls alongside your personal guide; leave a prayer at the Western Wall and explore Christian, Muslim and Armenian neighborhoods. Travel to Bethlehem’s Manger Square, slip inside the Church of the Nativity and Mosque of Oman, and visit the legendary city’s biblical landmarks before returning to Haifa’s port.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$590.00
Price varies by group size
From
$590.00
Price varies by group size

Bethlehem & Dead Sea Full Day Private Tour

Bethlehem & Dead Sea Full Day Private Tour

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This tour is designed so you don't lose any time waiting for a big group to finish and move around. All Private tours are operated with the newest cars. First we will have a guided tour to one of the oldest churches in the world, the Church of Nativity. As well as Milk Grotto Church and St. Catherine church.Then we continue our trip to Beit Sahour the city of The Shepherd's. We will have a visit to the Chapel of the Shepherd’s field where the angels appeared to announce the birth of Jesus Christ. Then we will visit a local olive wood workshop and gain an insight on the crafts of the locals. Lastly we will treat ourselves to a relaxing and refreshing visit to one of the most unique seas in the world, The Dead Sea, its rich and healthy water makes it a special experience to have. * Make Sure to bring your passport as it is required sometimes when passing the checkpoints. * If you want to be picked up from Tel Aviv please message us in advance.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.00
From
$80.00

Bethlehem Sightseeing Half Day Biblical Tour from Jerusalem/TLV

Bethlehem Sightseeing Half Day Biblical Tour from Jerusalem/TLV

We will start our tour driving through the Judean hills to Bethlehem, The city of King David. Upon arrival, we will ride through the city and sight see the historic and important attractions before arriving to Manger Square. There we will have a guided visit to Church of The Nativity where Jesus was born in an underground cave that the church was built on. Then we will take a short walk with the guide to the Church of Milk Grotto where The Holy Family took refuge from the Massacre of the Innocents. After we finish we will ride to the town of Beit Sahour, the city of the Shepherd’s. There we will have a guided visit to the Chapel of the Shepherd’s field where the angels appeared to the Shepherd’s to announce the birth of Jesus Christ. Continuing our tour we will have a 20 minute visit to a local olive wood factory and have an insight on the local crafts of the Christian families in Bethlehem. *Make Sure to bring your passport as it is required sometimes.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$30.00
From
$30.00

Bethlehem Full Day Tour

Bethlehem Full Day Tour

We will start our tour driving through the Judean hills to Bethlehem. Upon arrival, we will ride through the city and see the important attractions before arriving to Manger Square. There we will have a guided visit to Church of The Nativity where Jesus was born in an underground cave that the church was built on. Then we will take a short walk with the guide to the Church of Milk Grotto. After we finish we will ride to the town of Beit Sahour, the city of the Shepherd’s. There we will have a guided visit to the Chapel of the Shepherd’s Field where the angels appeared to announce the birth of Jesus Christ. Continuing our tour we will have a 20 minute visit to a local olive wood factory and have an insight on the local crafts of the Christian families in Bethlehem. Lastly we will visit Mar Saba monestary and King Herod's Palace. * Make Sure to bring your passport as it is required sometimes. * If you want to be picked up from Tel Aviv please message in advance.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$80.00
From
$80.00

Bethlehem & The Dead Sea Full Day Tour from Jerusalem/TLV

Bethlehem & The Dead Sea Full Day Tour from Jerusalem/TLV

Explore the most important christian sites in the holy lands with this tour. This private tour is designed so you don't waste any time waiting for a big group to finish and move around. So you get to have a comprehensive tour. All Private tours are operated with the newest cars and the most comfortable. Bethlehem is one of the important christian sites in the holy lands as it contains one of the oldest churches in the world The church of Nativity. Then we continue our trip to Beit Sahour the city of The Shepherd's. It is one of the highest cities in christian population. We will explore the daily lives of the locals and visit The Chapel of The Shepherd's where the angles first announced the birth of Jesus. Lastly we will treat ourselves to a relaxing and refreshing visit to one of the most unique seas in the world, The Dead Sea, It's rich and healthy water makes it a special experience to have. *Make Sure to bring your passport as it is required when passing the checkpoint sometimes
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$50.00
From
$50.00

Bethlehem and Mar Saba Monastery Private Day Tour

Bethlehem and Mar Saba Monastery Private Day Tour

Enjoy Bethlehem and the amazing Monastery of Mar Saba, one of the oldest continuously active Christian monasteries in the world located in the middle of nowhere, in the Judean Desert facing the Kidron Valley. Explore a city of biblical history from Kind Davids’ time to today’s life. Walk in the city’s quarters, learn about local olive oil production and handicrafts, visit the Church of Nativity, Shepherd’s Field, visit Aida refugee camp and see Banksy Graffiti’s.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$410.26
per group
From
$410.26
per group

Bethlehem, Mar Saba, Mount of Temptation and Saint George Monastery Private Tour

Bethlehem, Mar Saba, Mount of Temptation and Saint George Monastery Private Tour

A guided tour of the oldest church in the world is provided as well as Saint Catherine's church and The Church of Milk Grotto.  Then we continue our trip to Beit Sahour the city of The Shepherd's. Beit sahour is one of the highest cities in christian population. We will explore the daily lives of the locals and visit The Chapel of The Shepherd's where the angles first announced the birth of Jesus. Mar Saba Monastery dates back to the fifth century. Founded by Saint Sabas, it's been extensively expanded and fortified over the years. Lastly we will go to The Mount of Temptation & Saint George Monastery. As mentioned in the gospels the Holy Spirit led Jesus into the desert.s. The summit of the mount, about 360 meters above sea level, offers a spectacular panoramic view of the Jordan Valley, the Dead Sea and the mountains of Moab and Gilead. * Make Sure to bring your passport as it is required sometimes. * Please message us before booking for the best organizing of the tour.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$80.00
From
$80.00

Travel to Bethlehem & Hebron Full Day West Bank Tour from Beth, Jerusalem or TLV

Travel to Bethlehem & Hebron Full Day West Bank Tour from Beth, Jerusalem or TLV

We will start our tour driving through the Judean hills to Bethlehem, The city of King David. Upon arrival, we will ride through the city and sight see the historic and important attractions before arriving to Manger Square. There we will have a guided visit to Church of The Nativity where Jesus was born in an underground cave that the church was built on. Then we will take a short walk with the guide to the Church of Milk Grotto. After we finish we will ride to the town of Beit Sahour, the city of the Shepherd’s. There we will have a guided visit to the Chapel of the Shepherd’s field where the angels appeared to the Shepherd’s to announce the birth of Jesus Christ. Continuing our tour we will have a 20 minute visit to a local olive wood factory and have an insight on the local crafts of the Christian families in Bethlehem. Lastly we will visit The City of Abraham, Hebron. Hebron translates from Hebrew to 'Friend' which refers to Abraham.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$80.00
From
$80.00

Bethlehem Full Day Private Tour

Bethlehem Full Day Private Tour

Explore the most important christian sites in the holy lands with this tour. This private tour is designed so you don't waste any time waiting for a big group to finish and move around. So you get to have a comprehensive tour. All Private tours are operated with the newest cars and the most comfortable. Bethlehem is one of the important christian sites in the holy lands as it contains one of the oldest churches in the world The church of Nativity. A guided tour of the church is provided as well as Saint Catherine's church and The Church of Milk Grotto.  Then we continue our trip to Beit Sahour the city of The Shepherd's. Beit sahour is one of the highest cities in christian population. We will explore the daily lives of the locals and visit The Chapel of The Shepherd's where the angles first announced the birth of Jesus. *Make Sure to bring your passport as it is required sometimes. * If you want to be picked up from Tel Aviv please message us in advance for the best organizing.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.00
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$80.00

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What are Milk Grotto hours of operation?
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Milk Grotto hours of operation: Summer: Mon-Sat 8am-6pm, Sun 8-11.45am, 2-6pm; Winter: Mon-Sat 8am-5pm, Sun 8-11.45am, 2-5pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Milk Grotto tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Milk Grotto can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Milk Grotto 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Milk Grotto costs USD 30.00. Guided Milk Grotto tours start around USD 30.00 per person.
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