Bethlehem Christmas Eve Tour


From Jerusalem and Tel Aviv

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Come celebrate Christmas in the place it all began! Join us for an unforgettable Christmas in Bethlehem, see the city, visit the Church of Nativity, dine in a local restaurant and join pilgrims from around the world in celebration. Christmas in Bethlehem is a unique experience, unlike any other.

Highlights

  • Visit the Shepherds' Field & The Milk Grotto
  • See the Church of the Nativity
  • Be in Bethlehem on Christmas Eve
  • Lunch in a local restaurant

Tour Itinerary

  • Departs from both Tel Aviv & Jerusalem
  • 06:00 - Depart from Tel Aviv - Abraham Hostel Tel Aviv (add 50 ILS)
  • 07:00 - Depart from Jerusalem - Abraham Hostel Jerusalem
  • 07:15 - Pickup from Carta Parking Lot near Jaffa Gate
  • 08:15 - Shepherds Field
  • 09:30 - Church of the Nativity
  • 11:00 - Manger Square and Star Street
  • 11:45 - Join the Local celebration
  • 14:00 - Lunch in Beit Sahour (included) near the Shepherds' field.
  • 16:00 - Arrive back in Jerusalem
  • 17:00 - Arrive Back in Tel Aviv

Full Description

Come celebrate Christmas in the place it all began! Join us for an unforgettable Christmas in Bethlehem, see the city, visit the Church of Nativity, dine in a local restaurant and join pilgrims from around the world in celebration. Christmas in Bethlehem is a unique experience, unlike any other.

We start our journey in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv early, setting out to beat the crowds. We’ll stop off at the Shepherds’ Field on the way, where the shepherds are said to have seen the Star of Nativity shine over Bethlehem. A short drive takes us into Bethlehem itself, and we will stop at the Manger Square in the center of town, where we will go to visit the most prominent holy sites in Bethlehem – the Church of Nativity and the Milk Grotto. The Church of Nativity is a huge complex divided between the different Christian sects, and we will see the chapels of the Roman Catholics, the Greek Orthodox and the Armenian Apostolics. In the grotto under the church, an altar marks the spot where Jesus was born.

Then we’ll visit Manger Square and watch the celebrations of scouts and the Patriarch. In this square is where Midnight Mass will be broadcast later that night, and the atmosphere will already be building.

After visiting the churches and Manger Square, we’ll sit for lunch in a local restaurant in Beit Sahour near the Shepherds Fields where we can relax, dine, and see the beautiful scenery. Then it’s a short drive back, arriving early in the afternoon.

Midnight Mass Tour
For those also wanting to visit Bethlehem for the Midnight Mass later that evening, we will be providing transport which is available to book here.

 

For more information you can call us on +972 2 566 0045 between 9am and 9pm (Israel time), or write to us.
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250 ILS
Per Person
CURRENCY EXCHANGE RATES:
250 ILS = 58€ / 66$ / 52£

Exchange rate information is provided by a third party for indicative purposes only.

Price List

  • From Jerusalem – 250 ILS
  • From Tel Aviv – 300 ILS
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You can also book our Bethlehem Midnight Mass Transportation here, which is later in the evening.

Quick Facts
  • Duration:
    1 Day
  • Pickup points:
    Jerusalem - Abraham Hostel Lobby -Davidka Square, Jerusalem - Carta Parking Lot (near Jaffa Gate ), Tel Aviv - Abraham Hostel,
  • Essential Information:
    From Tel Aviv requires an additional 50 ILS)
    
    Things to bring
    - Passport
    - Camera
  • Includes:
    - Transportation to and from Jerusalem or Tel Aviv
    - Guided tour of Bethlehem
    - Lunch
  • Excludes:
    - Extra drinks
    - 50 ILS additional from Tel Aviv
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