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Bethlehem Tour from Jerusalem

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    What to Expect
    You will meet your driver at the Abraham Hostel Jerusalem lobby or the Carta Parking Lot (Jaffa Gate) upon request. You will relax in the air-conditioned shuttle on your way to an enriching half-day tour in the holy city of Bethlehem. You will arrive at your first destination, the sacred Church of the Nativity, where you’ll meet your guide, a West Bank local and expert. You will explore the birthplace of Jesus and one of the oldest churches in the world. 

    You will then take a short walk to the Grotto of the Lady Mary, a large underground cave with a Franciscan chapel built above it. Immerse yourself in the site where it is believed that Mary and Joseph took Jesus and sought refuge from King Herod before fleeing to Egypt.

    Shepherd's Fields on the outskirts of Bethlehem will be next on the itinerary, a popular pilgrimage site where you’ll see a number of beautiful shrines and chapels. After an exciting morning exploring the highlights of Bethlehem, the shuttle will await you for your ride back to Jerusalem, with drop-off at Abraham Hostel Jerusalem.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Abraham Hostel Jerusalem, כיכר הדווידקה, Ha-Nevi'im St 67, Jerusalem, 9470211, Israel
    Departure Time
    8:15 AM
    4h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Fully-guided tour
    • Transportation from Jerusalem
    • This tour departs from a central location (there is no hotel/hostel or other pickup)
    • Entry/Admission - Church of the Nativity
    • Entry/Admission - Shepherd's Sanctuary
    • Snacks and drinks
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Tour is unavailable to Israeli passport holders due to border restrictions
    • While there is no specific dress code, this tour visits holy sites and it is recommended to have shoulders covered
    • This tour is not wheelchair accessible
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Absolutely best tour we’ve ever taken. Tour guide Ashraf was outstanding. We were all so impressed by his knowledge, ability to tell history and stories with clarity and confidence. He is clearly a professional and we felt we had learned a lot from him. We felt 100% safe in the
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    This was a once in a lifetime tour with Ashraf — who lives in Bethlehem. Ashraf was perfect for our group because he has a lot of local connections that other guides don’t have and could get us to the important sites efficiently....which is critically important in a place like
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    Very good experience with Abraham tour. Special thanks to Shimon for the Holy City tour and for how he managed the difficult situation due to the events occurred that day on Gaza strip and same to Eliyahu for the Hebron Dual Narrative. This last one is highly recommended, it’s
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    Actually, the Abraham Activity is a new day tour of the Westbank covering Nazereth Bethlehem, Jericho and Ramalah. Luckily our Jerusalem hotel was in walking distance to the Abraham Tour pickup centre. The Abraham desk hosts were very friendly and helpful. We choose the west
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    My husband and I booked this tour along with another couple. Our two groups booked this tour with a pickup at our hotel (the Notre Dame Guest House, next to the New Gate). When booking, the website asked for a pick up location, which we entered as our hotel. We were in the
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    Response from Guest R, Guest Relations Manager at Bethlehem Tour from Jerusalem
    Responded 30 Oct 2019
    Hello, I am sorry to hear about your experience with us. It was very unfortunate that you couldn't join us on the Bethlehem tour. Sadly, the third party was offering a hotel pickup which has never been offered in our company and unfortunately we weren't aware that this option was offered and for that we take full responsibility. We have taken immediate actions to avoid these kind of issues in the future. It is true that because you booked through TripAdvisor, refunds need to be processed by them. Once again, I am truly sorry to hear about your disappointment and on behalf of our team I sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused. If there's anything you would like to discuss further, don't hesitate to contact me in my private email: guestrelations@abrahamtours.com Warm regards, Brenda Brenda
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    About the operator
    By: Abraham Tours
    Leavenworth, Washington
    In-depth experience around a complex web of issues
    Eliyahu is a passionate and learned teacher dedicated to working on both sides of disputed borders. His tour route
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    Fay S
    Great experience
    The pub crawl was a really cool experience. We visited 3 clubs and they offered us a lot of drinks but the best
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    Day trip from Jerusalem
    A full day where we got to see a lot. Perfect timing in each place. Only thing that bothered us was that the bus
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    Magdalena Malec
    My best travel experience EVER!
    I’m an experienced traveler and participated in many pub crawls and this is by far the best one. Tel-Aviv is an
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    Elizabeth Holmes
    Israel, Petra & Wadi Rum 9 Day Adventure - interesting and good value for money
    My husband and I really enjoyed the Israel, Petra & Wadi Rum 9 Day Adventure tour, and felt that for what was
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    London, United Kingdom
    Incredible trip to Jordan
    Our 3 days were amazing, everything was great and I learned so much. Our guide and driver were both wonderful and
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    Washington DC, District of Columbia
    Jordan historic sites
    We had a great time and enjoyed every part of this Tour. It’s three long days of traveling and exploring the
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    kayla l
    Wadi rum and Petra tour
    Amazing experience with Abraham tours. Very timely, amazing tour guide and friendly hosts. I definitely recommend
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    Deborah Duesseldorf
    Unforgettable experience in Jordanien
    Very well organized tour. Excellent service. Mahdi has been a very competent, professional and careful tour guide.
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    Charlotte C
    Amazing food and lovely chef
    Gefen was fab - funny and friendly and in control of coordinating us all to cook the great food we ate. Veggie
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