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Day Tour to Jerusalem and Bethlehem from Tel Aviv
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Day Tour to Jerusalem and Bethlehem from Tel Aviv

By Bein Harim Tourism Services
Visit Jerusalem and Bethlehem on a coach tour from Tel Aviv that explores key Christian and historic sites. Combining the two destinations makes the most of your travel time from Tel Aviv, with a guide to help bring each place to life as you view Jerusalem from the Mount of Scopus, follow the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, and tour churches in Bethlehem’s Manger Square.
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Ages 4-99, max of 40 per group
Duration: 10h
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Highlights
  • Explore Jerusalem and Bethlehem’s religious sites by coach from Tel Aviv
  • Tour the Armenian, Christian, and Jewish Quarters of Jerusalem's Old City
  • Enter Greek and Catholic churches at Bethlehem’s Manger Square
  • Convenient pickup and drop-off at central Tel Aviv hotels

  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Professional guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - The Church of St. Catherine

From Tel Aviv, meet a driver at your hotel or other meeting point in the city, then board a climate-controlled coach for the trip to Jerusalem. Mount of Olives, with its sweeping views across Jerusalem, is the first stop of the day. Continue past the Garden of Gethsemane and enter the Old City to see the Western Wall, also called the Wailing Wall.  Cross into the Christian Quarter on your way to the Via Dolorosa, whose 14 stations of the cross lead to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, built on the site where Jesus is believed to have been crucified. From there, stroll the Byzantine-era main street and board the coach for the short trip to Bethlehem’s Manger Square. In Bethlehem, see key places from the biblical nativity story, visiting a pair of historic churches before the return trip to Tel Aviv.

Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Please note that our pickup/drop-off is available from a few central hotels only. Please select the hotel closest to your address from the drop-down menu on the tour page. If you are not sure which of the listed hotels is a good fit, please choose the option “I don’t see my pickup location” and insert enter your accommodation address. After the booking is approved by the local tour operator, a confirmation email from Bein Harim will be sent to you mentioning the final pickup point closest to your address. Please read the email with the attached booking confirmation carefully to make sure you are waiting for the pickup at the correct location. Please make sure to wait for the pickup at the hotel entrance.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5209JERBETH

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required for visit Bethlehem
  • A moderate dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. Please refrain from wearing shorts. Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • The tour includes a reasonable amount of walking; comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Due to visitors overload a visit down to Nativity cave is not always possible
  • Please note this tour is not suitable for children under the age of 4
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with Day Tour to Jerusalem and Bethlehem from Tel Aviv?
How much is Day Tour to Jerusalem and Bethlehem from Tel Aviv?
Day Tour to Jerusalem and Bethlehem from Tel Aviv price starts from S$159.50. Discover and book Day Tour to Jerusalem and Bethlehem from Tel Aviv on Tripadvisor
What is the Day Tour to Jerusalem and Bethlehem from Tel Aviv cancellation policy?
Day Tour to Jerusalem and Bethlehem from Tel Aviv cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Day Tour to Jerusalem and Bethlehem from Tel Aviv on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Day Tour to Jerusalem and Bethlehem from Tel Aviv?
Day Tour to Jerusalem and Bethlehem from Tel Aviv is hosted by Bein Harim Tourism Services. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Bein Harim Tourism Services on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Day Tour to Jerusalem and Bethlehem from Tel Aviv on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5209JERBETH

Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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  • 1
    Mount Scopus National Botanical Garden
    Stop: 30 minutes
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    Pass by
    Kidron Valley
  • 2
    Old City of Jerusalem
    Stop: 3 hours
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  • 3
    Jewish Quarter
    Stop: 40 minutes
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  • 4
    Western Wall
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 5
    Christian Quarter
    Stop: 40 minutes
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  • 6
    The Way of the Cross - Via Dolorosa
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 7
    Eglise du Saint-Sepulcre
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 8
    Bethlehem
    Stop: 2 hours
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  • 9
    Church of the Nativity
    Stop: 40 minutes
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  • 10
    The Church of St. Catherine
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

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AbeerTaneja1
AbeerTaneja1
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Definitely Recommend it
We took the day tour to Jerusalem and the Dead Sea and we travelled with Itzik in his bus (he was the driver) and o
William S
William S
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Majestic for all the wrong reasons but certainly resonates in today’s world. Trip up in the aerial cable car is a treat.
The history is unique and the topography almost surreal. We had a cool day with sprinkles before, strongly recommen
vivianaa856
vivianaa856
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Worst tour in my life
Ihave travelled a lot and took many tours and this one was the worst. Firstly: their pick-up logistics is unbelieva
284AnitaS
284AnitaS
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Excellent experience
Great experience! Bus had WiFi. Driver Isaac was very committed and flexible. Would highly recommend to anyone look
Swami456
Swami456
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Wonderful Israel Trip for 6 days
We were a group of 40 from Chennai, Tamilnadu, India. We were with ITZIK for almost 7 days touring around Israel fo
IanHala
IanHala
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Great day tour
A very enjoyable day out . Caesarea is a fantastic old city with lots to learn . Acre was spectacular and the Groty
259jackv
259jackv
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Great day tour, highly recommended!
Great experience, Itamar (our guide today) was so knowledgeable, enthusiastic and made us all feel at ease during t
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I7053XE_
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Historical trip to Masada and relaxation in the Sea of Salt.
Hava was amazing! Her intelligence was awesome and joyful to give attention to. Learning a lot about the history o
Jessie2145
Jessie2145
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History leaning of Israel
I leant bits of Israel’s history from this trip,thanks to Hava Dorany.it was a fruitful day,I will sign up for anot
Dick C
Dick C
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Tiring but Informative and Fun Day Trip at Masada and Dead Sea
It was a long full day trip. I was picked up from our hotel at 6:30am, and was returned 6pm! Our guide, Hava Dora
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O5271YU_
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Well-organized tour
It was such an amazing tour, we strongly recommend it for everybody. Hava, our guide, was super friendly, organized
Federico G
Federico G
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Masada and Dead Sea tour
Hava Dorany was a great guide. Always a smile, very knowledgeabl. I did the Masada and Dead Sea toure with her. Eve
Nana004
Nana004
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Great day tour
The tour was very well organized, tour guides (Itamar and Mariam) are knowledgeable and very inclusive.
Nico558
Nico558
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A 'must visit'
Our family had a private guide for 5 hours and It was worth the extra cost. He took into consideration that I had
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Best tour guide Avi. Dead Sea, Baptism at Jordan and Jerusalem Tour is highly recommended.
Best Tour Guide: Avi Best Experiences that I had with the tour: Baptism at Jordan River, Dead Sea Experience, Touc
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Diogo P
1 contribution
Dec 2022 • Family
The tour was great. It's virtually impossible to see more in only a day. It's perfect for everyone who wants a general tour of Jerusalem and Bethlehem but be ready to see everything in a rush mode. There will be no time for souvenirs or something like that although you are shoved in a Elvis Presley Cafe and a selected overpriced shop for more than a hour. The guide, Hava, has a lot of knowledge but we only gave 4 stars because the tour is very biased, politically and socially and sometimes insulting to others who are not israeli.
Written 1 January 2023
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Nir R
We are pleased you had a good tour and saw the sites according to the itinerary with our guide Hava. She is highly knowledgeable. The shop stop is for the bathroom as well. Some travelers do like to purchase items though, this being their only opportunity. It is not clear what you infer about the tour being biased or the commentary provided. Yes, the main emphasis is on Christian sites and some Jewish only If this is your indication. It should certainly not come across as insulting in any way..
Written 13 January 2023
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Liam T
12 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
The whole day was amazing and Norbert the guide was just fantastic. He had the right balance of giving information of what we were seeing and letting us enjoy the experience. We would recommend this tour to anyone as you really got to see the main points of interest across bethlehem and Jerusalem whixh were incredible. He made you feel safe going through to the Palestinian area and reassured you with what would happen across the dsy. It was good value for the money.
Written 2 June 2022
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pazio63
Thanks so much for this sincere recommendation of our services. Also for the compliemnts for NOrbert, your guide.He is worthy of your favorable report for his efforts and manner. We are glad you felt this was time and money well spent.
Written 3 June 2022
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Rob2309
Southend-on-Sea, UK28 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
Great tour, but our poor tour guide was put under pressure by HQ organisation.

It was a whirlwind tour, so you get to see a lot in one day, it’s busy 28 people, and if everyone doesn’t stay together the guide has to keep counting everyone to make sure we’re altogether. The issue is that rather than just having the same group all day, people join and leave depending on the tour they have signed up for.
It makes it stressful for the guides and 1 person almost got left behind as our guide was expecting 29 rather than 30.

By the end of the day you realise why the rushing is important. We were 40mins behind schedule and almost missed seeing the Grotto at Bethlehem, luckily our guide managed to get us all to the front of the queue quite craftily - some might say expertly done! The doors were closed just behind our group as a mass was due to start.
Written 24 May 2022
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pazio63
Thanks for sharing that overall you were satisfied with the guide.tour combinations are a complex logistic and however much we try for it to be smooth, there are delays. Indeed group volumes are a factor.iti is not always easy to manage everyone and thieri own pace.. This is very much due to post Covid era, and until we can manage the , both transportation wise and manpower wise to privide "Only one destination tours ". The same issue with the dual luanguage tours. Neverthess you did see everything a on itinterary and for that we are glad you had a memorable tour experience. thanks; for tihs post and also bringing to light issues that need to be adressed .You gave the credit where due to your guide and for this we are appreciative.
Written 26 May 2022
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Tjsaprilia1
Juno Beach, FL21 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
I would not suggest this tour or going to Bethlehem!
We had to transfer from a good quality bus to a rundown bud.
The tour guide for Bethlehem told off color jokes no one appreciated. It was like he did not take his job seriously.
They took us to lunch at a cafeteria for 70 shekels which was ridiculous.
The worst part of all was the “Christian shop “ at the end of the tour.

Once we left the shop there was a guy (grifter) outside. He shoved what he said we’re gifts into our hands and bag. It took a second to understand what was going on. Give you a gift then ask for money. He blocked out way to the bus and kept asking “come on buddy one more for my kids…..you don’t want me to lose do you”. Once we pushed past and got on the bus he followed us and was harassing all the tourists asking for money. The guide allowed this to happen which can old make you believe this is part of their process to take money from tourists.

The company guided tourists into a dangerous situation where people targeted them and tried to intimidate them into giving money.

My advice:

1. If you go do not get off the bus at the shop. You can get everything you want cheaper elsewhere. Nothing special that you can’t get anywhere else cheaper.
2. When leaving if anybody tries to hand you anything you did not pay for do not take it or give it back. If they shove it in your bag take it out and give it back.
3. If they ask for money say NO and push your way past whoever it is, they will try to block you, and get back on the bus. If you give them a single dime they will continue to ask for more.

And now for the Good part

The Bus from Tel Aviv and for Jerusalem was nice. The tour guide in Jerusalem (Avi) was very good and professional. He showed us everything with great detail and comments. We saw what we wanted to see in Jerusalem. I liked that our primary tour guide.
Written 24 August 2022
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Hadar H
Dear Tjsaprilia1, As I mentioned below to your friend, encounters with the local population is not something we have control over. Touristic sites world-wide are full with opportunists trying their luck with travelers. We very much understand that this is not a pleasant experience, but again, it has nothing to do with our company. We are happy to know you enjoyed the rest of the tour and the guide. As for the Bethlehem guide - we would love to get more details about your reservation in order to investigate and to make things right. Please contact our office.
Written 25 August 2022
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Patrick P
New Haven, CT8 contributions
Nov 2022
Yoav and Martin (Martin was our Palestinian guide in Bethlehem) were great tour guides who mixed history and humor in an authentic way. They also cared about keeping the group together in busy areas, but knew when they had to keep us moving to stay on schedule. This is truly a full day tour, from a 7am pickup to drop off around 6:30pm. I really appreciated that Yoav was able to customize the drop off at the end of the day. We met a friend for dinner and he had the bus bring us right to the restaurant. The pickup did require us to taxi to a different hotel, but it was not very far from where we were staying. The breaks were well-placed and at very clean and safe locations, including in Bethlehem at a very nice restaurant for lunch. The lunch costs extra but is WELL worth it. If you go on this tour on a Saturday, Bethlehem and Jerusalem will be PACKED, so be ready for crowds. As far as I can tell, we were able to see all the important sites in a structured way that I would not want to figure out on my own. I highly recommend this tour company for their professionally trained guides and there good buses and deep connections with the tourism industries of these major cities.
Written 21 November 2022
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Jenny E
Hey PAtrick much appreciate this in depth detailed description of your immensely satisfying tour experience with Bein Harim tourism services., our skilled and experienced guides and transport services too You have accurately mentioned factors, such as Saturday crowds, that should be noted and those whoe care to read will get a clear picture. Thanks very much once again for this favorable recommendation and sincere report back for services rendered.
Written 22 November 2022
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rajkk
New Delhi, India253 contributions
Jan 2023
The pace can be a bit quick, though that can be understood covering both places in a day.

The guide was informative and friendly.

Some suggestion though, which would have made the experience even better:

i) The smaller buses are in need of an upgrade.

ii) The guide should ensure that the entire group is there before proceeding onward at places where access is controlled or at security points. At such places the guide could remain at that point till all have cleared rather than going on the lead.
Written 23 January 2023
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Nir R
Thanks for sharing this with some constructive advice regarding group management skills. If you made mention of their name we could pass this on to him in order to take note. The pace is also in order to get on time adequately to each location.
Written 23 January 2023
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CW
Los Angeles, CA4 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
Great day of our tour of Jerusalem and Bethlehem being picked up from Tel Aviv. Overall our tour was so informative, entertaining, and felt full of life all because of our amazing tour guide Avishay Levy. We have been on numerous tours over the years and Avishay tops them all. It was a very hot day but his energy for life and for the history of Israel made you forget at times the heat and got you to be engaged in all the amazing sightseeing. If you are fortunate enough to get this guide you will not be disappointed no matter what you have planned. You can see he loves what he does and never gets tired of explaining, helping and answering any questions. He made everyone always feel taken care of and safe. Request Avishay Levy it is a must!
Written 31 August 2022
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Chris C
Leeds, UK53 contributions
Fantastic day and a great experience. Our guide, Omri was brilliant from the moment the tour began. He framed the day brilliantly and was so informative.

Martin met us at Bethlehem and his local knowledge meant we were able to see the Nativity Cave through the Catholic Church and avoid the 2 hour queue.

The day was a great balance of free time, guided discovery and guide led sessions. The little things that Omri did throughout the day made you feel valued.

The driver, Avi made sure we were close to every location and was always waiting at the pickup points so we were able to maximise the day.

The party size (18) meant that even the shop was quick and not too long. They provided you with a free tea as you browsed and weren’t pushy at all.

The food option was a buffet and basic. However it was relatively cheap so balanced out and meant we were in a great location to go to the next place.

Overall a brilliant day and when you consider how much we managed to fit in during the day it was fantastic value for money.
Written 9 February 2020
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Dear CHris, Thank you very much for sharing your immense satisfaction by posting this 5-star review, a detailed account of your day tour guided by Omri, Martin and safely driven by Avi. We are always glad to read when travelers make an effort to share with others via this platform that the service we provide is of the highest standard by our professinal guides and drivers. Our team is professional, highly experienced and devoted to providing tour experiences that the travelers cherish. So we are glad to read that such was yours and your superlatives of the experience so warmly expressed. Your mention of the value for money and the itinerary of locations visited also contribute to our sincere appreciation for your kind words of recommendation. Hope to see you again sometime, as there is much more to explore.
Written 10 February 2020
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Irina
3 contributions
Dec 2019
Poorly organised! We booked online but never received a confirmation email or phone call. We had to find the tour agency somewhere in Jaffa and the lady who worked there was kind to look us up in the system and tell us where to meet the tour and at what time. Luckily she was able to access the system otherwise we would have missed the tour.

We were picked up at 7AM but only left towards Jerusalem around 9AM because there were a lot of buses gathering in a park in Tel Aviv. Big logistical issues, I am not happy I wasted 2 hours in the morning. They could have told us to meet the bus and the guide at 9AM in the park instead of wasting my 2 hours.

The Jerusalem tour was very quick and we had no time at all to buy any souvenirs even though I expressed my wish to do so. Instead we were rushed to Bethlehem and at the end of the day we were taken to a local shop to buy souvenirs. It was a very expensive shop and I would have appreciated the option to choose my own shop where I could spend my money. Or to visit more than one and then decide where and what I want to buy. I felt forced into buying from that specific shop. Not cool.

The biggest disappointment though was the organisation of the Bethlehem tour. They took us to the Church of Nativity after lunch exactly when the mass started. That meant we were not allowed to visit more than half of the church and we were also not allowed to see the birthplace of Jesus. We were shown a picture though on the guide's phone. If I only wanted to see a photo I could have Googled it instead of travelling all the way to Bethlehem and spending quite a lot of money on the tour. This tour was actually more expensive than my flight to Israel...The guide knew the mass timetable, he should have planned around it.

Apart from these quite a few issues, I am not sorry I visited Jerusalem and Bethlehem, They are really special places and our guide Itamar was informative, friendly and cool. But I am sorry I booked this specific tour with Ben Harim.
Written 3 January 2020
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Dear Irina, We thank yo for this detailed account of the tour experience you had. There are however some inaccuracies. When you book directly online with Bein Harim you AUTOMATICALLY get an email! It is in booking system. 100s of travelers get confirmation daily, as you saw the volume of travelers. NO doubt you were traveling in the past weeks. Surely you should have seen shortly after booking that no confirmation came through, some email addresses don't get into the system? Regarding the responsibility to find out the waiting place. It is hard to insist that only we are responsible side and therefore to blame. Your initiative to get assistance was very good. You booked a service, follow it up, and make sure you get the info that you require. You joined a group tour at peak high season, therefore there are understandably some delays. There were record volumes of travelers daily, clearly from our GOOD reputation for service and tour experiences. Very inaccurate and unfair as I personally am at the park daily as monitor daily (the lady with orange vest). NO tour EVER left at 9.00 maybe the latest 8.15.. so your time listing is simply is way offend not truthful. There were indeed limitations over those days to do with services in Bethlehem, and the High holy days, that Palestinian Authority implemented for the volumes of visitors. Our guides get their info from the Bethlehem authorities. Itamar is one of the most professional and excellent guides on our team and 100s of 5 star reviews just before yours claim this. There are always complaints about shopping, it's a group tour, and either way we are blamed for allowing or not allowing opportunities to wonder off. We choose not to allow so as people get lost and the delay an entire group. Fact! And with much experience in this over 25 years of group tour services, we can say it's simply not that kind of tour, that can allow for independent separation from the group. We are regretful that you felt the way you did. Luckily we have 100s of very satisfied travelers daily to reiterate we offer services of a high standard, organised and professional. We have chosen to answer in detail as much of what you wrote is very much related to the very specific and very busy days these last weeks. We accept criticism but at least be fair and accurate, when it comes to operational issues. Sincerely, Bein Harim Tourism Services team
Written 5 January 2020
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Philippe
1 contribution
Mar 2022
The tour is very well structured and informative and it only leaves you with wanting to explore Jerusalem more. You get to walk the streets of the old city and the different quarters, our guide Avi, was brilliant, very friendly, professional and approachable.
I would definitely do another of their tours, maybe Jerusalem underground, or the Dead Sea.
Written 17 March 2022
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So happy to read that you were highly satsified with the tour guided by Avi. He is indeed highly professional and experienced, and deserves your praise and feedback. We sure hope to see you again
Written 22 March 2022
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2023 Day Tour to Jerusalem and Bethlehem from Tel Aviv