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JERUSALEM AND BETHLEHEM FULL DAY TOUR (Private Tour)

$75.00 per person

Time: 9:00 am

Duration: Approximately 7-8 hours

Language: English (other languages available for private tours)

Starting Point: Jerusalem Hotel    Location: 15 Antara Ben Shadad St., Jerusalem off the corner of Nablus road

Ending Point:  Tour ends in Bethlehem 

Tour Description

JERUSALEM AND BETHLEHEM FULL DAY TOUR

Four Quarters of the Old City: Learn about the diversity of Jerusalem as you walk through its four quarters; the Christian Quarter, the Muslim Quarter, the Jewish Quarter and the Armenian Quarter.

Souqs and Bazaars: The tour will take you along some of the most famous Souqs and Bazzars in the Old City including Suq Khan al-Zait, Suq Al-Qattanin, Suq Aftimos and Al-Dabbagha and more.

Via Dolorosa (Way of Sorrows) and Church of Holy Sepulchre: Retrace the footsteps of Jesus as you walk along the 14 stations of the cross ending at the Church of Holy Sepulchure. Sites and churches include the Church of St. Anne and Pools of Bethesda, St. Alexander Russian Church, and John the Baptist Church.

Tour Highlights (Bethlehem)

Separation Wall: Walk along the Separation Wall and learn about its impact on Bethlehem and its residents. See some of the amazing graffiti artworks by renowned artists such as Banksy.

Manger Square: Located in the heart of Bethlehem with the Church of Nativity standing opposite the Mosque of Omar, the Square is adorned by shops, restaurants and narrow alleyway leading to Bethlehem’s hidden quarters and markets

Church of Nativity: The Church of Nativity lies in the center of Bethlehem on Manger Square. It is one of the oldest working Church in existence today and built over the Grotto where Mary gave birth to Jesus.

Do you prefer a private tour?  The tour can be booked on request if there are at least 3 participants. For further information contact us at info@visitpalestine.ps For more details on this tour click here.

Group Size: min. 4 to max. 12 participants.
Difficulty Level: Easy walking
Weather Condition: The tour runs year-round
Accessibility: (Not disabled friendly)
Transportation: Public transportation from Jerusalem to Bethlehem.
Meals: 45 minutes optional lunch stop in Bethlehem (not included in price)

Price Includes:
– Licensed tour guide
– Entrance fees (Church of St. Anne and Bethesday Pools))
– Public transportation from Jerusalem to Bethlehem and back
– Tourist maps for Bethlehem and Jerusalem
– 10% DISCOUNT at the Visit Palestine Center Gift Shop
– Children: up to 5 years (free), 5-12 (50%) , 12+ full price

Payment Options:
– Cash or credit card at the center (starting point)
– Online via secure checkout (credit card and PayPal)
– 5% discount for advanced payment

Refund Policy:
– Full refund if organizer cancels the tour
– Full refund if canceled by client more than 48 hours in advance
– 25% cancellation fee from 48 hours in advance
– 50% cancellation fee from 24 hours in advance
– No show: No refund

How to Book:
– Book your tour online at www.visitpalestine.ps/tours
– Email: info@visitpalestine.ps
– Tel # +972 2 2771992

Take note:
– We require a minimum of 4 participants to run this tour.
– If you do not have a confirmed booking, please contact us to ensure the tour is running.
– Passport: Please bring your passport (needed to enter / exit Bethlehem).
– Dress code: Some churches require modest dress code.
– Wear comfortable walking shoes.
– Tipping: Not obligatory, but appreciated.

Getting to Jerusalem

Bethlehem to Jerusalem:

Option 1 – From Checkpoint 300 (Rachel Tomb crossing): You will have to cross the checkpoint on foot and once outside, take bus no.324 to Jerusalem. The trip costs around 5 ILS and runs directly from the checkpoint to the Damascus Gate Station in East Jerusalem (Located on Sultan Suleiman Street).Duration Approx 30 minutes.

Option 2 – Bus no 321 From Bab el Zqaq intersection: The bus no.321 from Bab el –Zqaq (intersection Beit Jala and Hebron-Jerusalem road) to the Damasuc Gate Bus Station in East Jerusalem (Located on Sultan Suleiman Street). Cost around 7 ILS . Duration: Approx 45 minutes.

Option 3 – Private Taxi: A private taxi from Bethlehem to Jerusalem costs around 150 ILS ($40). Duration: Approx 30 minutes.

From Hebron to Jerusalem (via Bethlehem):
Option 1 – Shared Taxi to Bethlehem (Bab el-Zqaq Intersection): Take a shared taxi (orange mini bus for 7 persons) from the Hebron Central Bus Station (located on Wadi Al Tufah Street) to the Bab El-Zqaq intersection in Bethlehem. Price around 10 ILS. Duration: Approx. 30-45 minutes.

From the Bab el Zqaq intersection, take bus no.321 from Bab el –Zqaq (intersection Beit Jala and Hebron-Jerusalem road) to the Damasuc Gate Bus Station in East Jerusalem (Located on Sultan Suleiman Street). Cost around 7 ILS . Duration: Approx 45 minutes.

Option 2 – Private Taxi from Hebron to Jerusalem : A private taxi from Hebron to Jerusalem cost around 400 ILS ($110) Duration: Approx 30-45 minutes. )

From Ramallah to Jerusalem
Option 1 – Bus no. 218: The bus departs from the Central Bus Station in Ramallah (Located on Al Nahda Street) and ends at the Damascus Gate Bus Station in East Jerusalem (located on Sultan Suleiman Street). Tickets cost around 8 ILS. Duration: approx. 30-45 minutes.

Option 2 – Private Taxi to Jerusalem: A private taxi from Jerusalem to Ramallah will cost around 200 ILS ($55). Duration: approx. 30 minutes

From Jericho to Jerusalem:
Option 1-Shared taxi to connect with bus no.263: Take a shared taxi (orange mini bus for 7 persons) from Jericho City Center to Bethany. Inform the driver that you need to connect with bus number 263 to Jerusalem. Tickets cost 12-15 ILS. The drive to Bethany takes around 30-40 minutes and from there to Jerusalem around another 15-20 minutes. Bus number 263 stops at Damascus Gate station in Jerusalem (located on Sultan Suleiman Street). Total Duration approx. 1 hour.

Option 2-via Bethlehem: Take a shared taxi (orange mini bus for 7 persons) from Jericho City Center to Bethlehem Central Station (located on Manger Square Street). From there connect to Jerusalem. Duration: approx 1 hours.

Option 3 – Private Taxi: A private taxi from Jericho to Jerusalem will cost around 370 ILS (approx $100). Duration: approx 30 minutes.

From Nablus to Jerusalem Via Ramallah:
Option 1 – Shared Taxi: Take a shared taxi (orange mini bus for 7 persons) from Nablus Central Bus Station (located on Rafidiya Street) to Ramallah Central Bus Station (located on al Nahda Street). The taxi cost is around 20 ILS. Duration: Approx. 1 hour. From there connect to Jerusalem. See Ramallah to Jerusalem for available options.

Option 2 – Private Taxi – Via West Bank: A Private Taxi from Nablus to Ramallah (4 seats) costs around around 165 ILS ($45)

Option 3 – Private taxi from Nablus to Jerusalem: A Private Taxi from Nablus to Jerusalem will cost around ILS 500 ($140)

Jenin to Jerusalem via Ramallah:
To get to Jerusalem from Jenin using public transportation, you must first get to Ramallah.

From Jenin to Ramallah:

Option 1 – Shared Taxi: Take a shared taxi (orange mini bus for 7 persons) from Jenin Central Bus Station (located on Jama’a Street of Cinema street) to the Ramallah Central Bus Station (located on Al Nahda Street). The taxi cost is around 35 ILS. Duration: Approx. 1 hour and 45 minutes. From there connect to Jerusalem. See Ramallah to Jerusalem for available options.

Option 2 – Private Taxi – Via West Bank: A Private Taxi from Nablus to Ramallah (4 seats) costs around around 150 ILS ($45)

Option 3 – Private taxi from Jenin to Jerusalem: A Private Taxi from Nablus to Jerusalem will cost around 900 ILS ($250)

Leaving from Bethlehem

Bethlehem to Jerusalem:

Option 1 – From Checkpoint 300 (Rachel Tomb crossing): You will have to cross the checkpoint on foot and once outside, take bus no.324 to Jerusalem. The trip costs around 5 ILS and runs directly from the checkpoint to the Damascus Gate Station in East Jerusalem (Located on Sultan Suleiman Street).Duration Approx 30 minutes.

Option 2 – Bus no 231 From Bab el Zqaq intersection: The bus no.231 from Bab el –Zqaq (intersection Beit Jala and Hebron-Jerusalem road) to the Damascus Gate Bus Station in East Jerusalem (located on Sultan Suleiman Street). Cost around 7 ILS . Duration: Approx 45 minutes.

Option 3 – Private Taxi: A private taxi from Bethlehem to Jerusalem costs around 150 ILS ($40). Duration: Approx 30 minutes.

Bethlehem to Ramallah:

Option 1 – Shared Taxi from Central Bus Station: Take a shared taxi (servees) from the Central Bus Station in Bethlehem to Ramallah Central Station (located on Al Nahda Street). Cost around 21 ILS. Duration approx. 45-60 minutes.

Option 2 – Via Jerusalem to Ramallah
From Jerusalem, take bus # 218 from the Damascus Gate Bus station to the Ramallah Central Station (on Al Nahda Street). Cost around 8 ILS. Duration: Approx 30 minutes.

Option 3 – Private Taxi – Via West Bank: A private taxi from Bethlehem to Ramallah will cost around 160 ILS ($45).

Option 4 – Private Taxi – Via Jerusalem: A private taxi from Bethlehem to Ramallah will cost around 300 ILS ($80).

Bethlehem to Hebron:

Option 1- Shared taxi from Bab el-Zqaq Intersection: Take a shared taxi (servees) from the Bab elZqaq (intersection Beit Jala and Hebron-Jerusalem road) to the Hebron Central Bus Station (located on Wadi Al Tufah Street). Cost around 10 ILS. Duration: approx 45 minutes. .

Option 2 – Shared taxi from Central bus Station: Take a shared taxi (servees) to the Hebron Central Bus Station (located on Wadi Al Tufah Street). Cost around 10 ILS. Duration: Approx. 45 minutes.

Bethlehem to Jericho:

Option 1 – Shared Taxi from Central Bus Station: Take a shared taxi (servees) to Jericho City Center. Costs around 25 ILS. Duration: Approx. 80-90 minutes.

Option 2 – Private Taxi – Via West Bank: A private taxi from Bethlehem to Jericho will cost around 150 ILS (Appx $40). Duration: Approx. 60 minutes.

Option 3 – Private Taxi – via Jerusalem: A private taxi from Bethlehem to Jericho will cost around 320 ILS ($85). Duration: Approx. 45-60 minutes.

Bethlehem to Nablus (Via Ramallah):

Option 1 – Shared Taxi to Ramallah and connecting to Nablus: To get to Nablus from Bethlehem with public transportation you need to reach Ramallah first, and then take the shared taxi to Nablus. Cost of ticket to Ramallah is around 25 ILS. Duration Approx. 45-60 minutes.
From the Ramallah Central Station (located on Al Nahda Street), take shared taxi to Nablus Central Bus Station (located on located on Rafidiya Street. Cost around 20 ILS. Duration: Approx.

Option 2 – Private Taxi via West Bank: A private taxi from Bethlehem to Nablus will cost around 250 ILS ($70). Duration: Approx.

Bethlehem to Jenin (via Ramallah):

Option 1 – Shared Taxi to Ramallah and connect to Jenin: To get to Jenin from Bethlehem with public transportation you need to reach Ramallah first, and then take the collective taxi to Jenin. Take a shared taxi (servees) from the Jenin Central Station (located on Jama’a Street and Cinema street). Cost of ticket to Ramallah is around 21 ILS. Duration: Approx. 45-60 minutes.
From the Ramallah Central Station (Al Nahda Street), take shared taxi to Jenin Central Bus Station. Cost around 35 ILS. Duration: Approx. 3 hours and half.

Option 2 – Private Taxi via West Bank: A private taxi from Bethlehem to Jenin will cost around 450 ILS ( $120). Duration: Approx. 2 hours.

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