Bethlehem & Jericho


The Bethlehem & Jericho tour takes you on a journey through two of the oldest cities in the world, located in the West Bank – Palestinian Territories. Bethlehem is known as the birthplace of Jesus and is home to the Church of the Nativity, while Jericho is renowned for its rich history, considered to be the oldest city in the world. Please note that while these places have a lot of religious and historical significance, the tour might be limited due to the ongoing political situation in the region. Visitors are also advised to check for any travel restrictions or safety concerns before planning any trip.
1. Start your tour by heading to Bethlehem and visit the Church of the Nativity, one of the most significant Christian sites. Explore the ancient church, which is believed to be the birthplace of Jesus, and admire its beautiful architecture and religious artifacts.
2. Journey to the Shepherd’s Field, located just outside Bethlehem. This is where the shepherds received the angel’s message about the birth of Jesus. Take a moment to reflect on the biblical significance of the site and enjoy the peaceful surroundings.
3. Proceed to Qasr el-Yahud, the traditional site of Jesus’ baptism on the banks of the Jordan River. Explore the area, which is believed to be the same spot where Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist. Take the opportunity for personal reflection and witness the serene atmosphere of this sacred place.
4. Continue your journey to Hisham’s Palace, an archaeological site near Jericho. Explore the well-preserved remnants of an Umayyad palace, including the beautiful mosaics and the famous “Tree of Life” mosaic.
5. Head to Mount Temptation (Jebel Quruntul), where Jesus is believed to have been tempted by the devil.
6. Visit the Sycamore Tree, located in the city of Jericho. According to biblical tradition, this is where Zacchaeus, a tax collector, climbed the tree to get a glimpse of Jesus. Take a moment to see the ancient tree and reflect on the story associated with it.
7. Take some time to explore the ancient city of Jericho, which is one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world. Discover its rich history, archaeological sites, and vibrant culture.

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8 hours


Church of Nativity, Milk Grotto, Shepherd Field, Qasr el-Yahud – Jesus Baptism Site, Hisham’s Palace, Mount Temptation, Sycamore Tree, Herodium

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