Excursion «Bethlehem half day»

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Class Big bus
Type Group tour
Language French

On this half-day tour, we will journey through the Judean Hills to Bethlehem. Upon arrival, we will stop at Manger Square and enter the Church of the Nativity. This church was built around the Holy Grotto where Jesus was born. The silver star on the grotto floor marks the site of the Nativity. Enjoy the architectural features of the church, numerous works of art, and observe the original mosaic floor.

Next, we will visit the Church of St. Catherine. Descending beneath the church into ancient grottoes, we'll see an ancient altar and the place where St. Jerome translated the Hebrew Bible into Latin.

Leaving Bethlehem, we will pass through Shepherds' Field before returning to Jerusalem.

The tour will conclude around 13:00 near the Old City in Jerusalem. Return to the hotel is not included.

Departure days

Departure days depend on your departure city

Info

Cancellation Policy:
In case a tourist cancels the excursion less than 3 days before, a penalty of 100% applies, unless "Cancellation Insurance" has been purchased.
Refunds are only possible with the presence of "Cancellation Insurance."

Important:

No refunds for latecomers or those who do not join the excursion.
Excursion requests for children under 5 years old are not accepted.
The company is not responsible for lost items.
The responsibility for having an individual insurance policy lies with the tourist.
Tourists may wait for the bus for up to 30 minutes.
Minor changes to the itinerary are possible.
The company reserves the right to change the departure time, with the tourist being informed the day before.
No assigned seats on the bus. Boarding and disembarking only at designated locations.
Visiting holy places is allowed only in modest clothing (shoulders and knees must be covered).

The excursion starts after a sanitary stop, with transfer to the excursion starting point before that.
The tour may be conducted in multilingual groups.
Physical activity level: 3/5

Recommendation: Bring drinking water, headgear, sunscreen, and comfortable shoes for the excursion.

The cost of meals, if not purchased additionally, is not included in the trip price and is paid on the spot. Additionally, an audio guide in the museum is not included and is paid on-site.

Attractions

Bethlehem

Modern Bethlehem is located on the territory of the Palestinian Authority. The main population is Muslim Arabs and a small part of Christian Arabs. The main income of Bethlehem is the flow of tourists. Christian pilgrims from all over the world come to this city, the place where Jesus Christ was born. Every Christmas in Bethlehem Christmas masses are held snd the masses are broadcast around the world. The main shrine of the city is a silver star in the cave of the Church of the Nativity of Christ, which marks the place where Jesus was born. In this temple there is a miraculous icon of the smiling Mother of God, the cave of the Beaten Babies.

Church of the Nativity

The Church of the Nativity of Christ was erected in Bethlehem above the cave where Jesus was born. Divine services at the Nativity Church have not practically interrupted since the Early Byzantine era. The modern building of the Church of the Nativity is the only Christian temple in Palestine, preserved from the pre-Muslim period.

Shepherds' field

The underground temple in the name of St. George the Victorious and the temple in honor of the Virgin Mary Cathedral are located near the Palestinian town of Beit Sakhur in a small valley with olive trees, some of which are older than 2000 years.

This place is also known as the Shepherds’ Field, where the Angel announced the birth of Christ to the shepherds awake in the field.

 

In the cave where the announcement of the Angels took place, three shepherds, eyewitnesses of the event, wished to be buried at the place where they were honored to see the Glory of the Lord.

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