Mount of Temptation, Saint George Monestary, Saint Saba & Bethlehem One Day Tour

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Departs: Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

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Bethlehem is one of the important Christian sites in the holy lands as it contains one of the oldest churches in the world The church of Nativity. A guided tour of the church is provided as well as Saint Catherine's church and The Church of Milk Grotto. Then we continue our trip to Beit Sahour the city of The Shepherd's. Beit Sahour is one of the highest cities in Christian population. We will visit The Chapel of The Shepherd's where the angles first announced the birth of Jesus.

Lastly we will go to The Mount of Temptation & Saint George Monastery. As mentioned in the gospels the Holy Spirit led Jesus into the desert. The summit of the mount, about 360 meters above sea level, offers a spectacular panoramic view of the Jordan Valley, the Dead Sea and the mountains of Moab and Gilead.

* Make sure to bring your passport as it is required sometimes when passing the checkpoints.
*Switch of vehicle is required, All times are approximate!

What's Included

Air-conditioned vehicle

Tour guide - Only in Bethlehem

Tour Taxes

What's Not Included

Cable Car Fee of 60NIS/Person

Entrance Fee of 10NIS/Person in Tel Jericho Ancient City of Jericho

Some Places Randomly Close , but we will take you as much places in jericho as possible

Visit down to The Nativity Cave is not always possible

Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 3 - 14
  • YOUTH: Age: 15 - 18
  • ADULT: Age: 19 - 60
  • SENIOR: Age: 61 - 75

Additional Info

  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Public transportation options are available nearby

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers

What To Expect

Church of the Nativity
A full guided tour to the Church of the Nativity. The Church is one of the oldest working churches in existence today. The first Church was built by the Roman Emperor Constantine in the 4th century AD, over the grotto where Mary gave birth to Jesus. The church is located where Jesus was born in Bethlehem.

40 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

The Church of St. Catherine
Saint Catherine’s Church is a Franciscan monastery. It is said to be built on the site of Christ’s appearance to St. Catherine of Alexandria and his prediction of her martyrdom at the beginning of the 4th century.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Milk Grotto
The Milk Grotto church is the place where the Holy Family found refuge during the Massacre of the Innocents, before they could flee to Egypt. The name is derived from the story that a "drop of milk" of the Virgin Mary fell on the floor of the cave and changed its color to white.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Shepherd's Sanctuary
The Chapel of The Shepherd's Field.It marks the place where, the angels first announced the birth of Christ. The Shepherds' Field Chapel is a religious building of the Catholic church that is in the area of Beit Sahur southeast of Bethlehem in the West Bank in Palestine. The chapel marks the place where the angels first announced the birth of Christ.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Cave of St. Jerome
The Cave of Jerome is actually located beneath the Church of St. Catherine, and can also be accessed from there. St. Jerome, a Dalmation priest (345-420 A.D.), translated much of the Old Testament from Hebrew and Greek to the Latin "Vulgate".

• Admission Ticket Free

Carmel of the Holy Child Jesus
The Order of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel does not have a single founder but was founded by a group of hermits living close to the “Spring of Elijah” on Mount Carmel, with two roots of their spirituality: the Prophet Elijah and the Virgin Mary. At the beginning of the 13th century the hermits received a rule of life, which was written by Saint Albert, Patriarch of Jerusalem.

• Admission Ticket Free

Tell es-Sultan also known as Tel Jericho or Ancient Jericho, is the site of ancient and biblical Jericho and today a UNESCO-nominated archaeological site in the West Bank, located two kilometers north of the center of Jericho

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Sanctuary Bethlehem
The Nativity Church in Bethlehem old City

40 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Blessings Gift Shop and The Olive Wood Factory
Pass By Olive Wood Factory

• Admission Ticket Free

Bab idDeir Art Gallery
Bab idDeir Art Gallery is an independent artistic and cultural space in Bethlehem, located in Deik quarters part of the historical old city of Bethlehem.

• Admission Ticket Free

Aida Camp
Aida, also spelled 'Ayda, is a Palestinian refugee camp situated 2 kilometers north of the historic center of Bethlehem and 1 km north of Beit Jala.

• Admission Ticket Free

Tomb of Rachel (Kever Rachel)
Rachel's Tomb is the site revered as the burial place of the matriarch Rachel.

• Admission Ticket Free

Mar Saba Monastery
Mar Saba Monastery dates back to the fifth century. Founded by Saint Sabas, it's been extensively expanded and fortified over the years. Please note that women are not allowed to enter the monastery. Everyone will enjoy a panoramic view of the site.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Mount of Temptation Monastery
The Mount of Temptation is located about 3km north-west of Jericho which is about 58km east of Jerusalem, Israel. The mountain is in the Judean Desert and overlooks the Jordan Valley. After being baptized by John the Baptist Jesus retreated to the wilderness to meditate and fast, this mountain on which Jesus is believed to have spent the 40 days and 40 nights of spiritual contemplation.

You can choose to take the cable car provided and have a look at the city. ( 60 NIS each Optional )

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


A warm welcome to Palestine
Gordon_W, 05-03-2020
A well organized tour with outstanding Guides. Bethlehem is a lovely ancient city and the countryside around Saint George Monestary beautiful. We were warmly welcomed at the West Bank check point by our Palestinian Guides. A change of vehicle is required - Israeli vehicles can go into the West Bank but West Bank/Palestinian vehicles/guides cannot travel into Israel. A full day of sightseeing but do not expect to get into the Church of the Navity as the line ups are hours long.
Mount of Temptation, St Saba, St George, Bethlehem
NatashaAlexandar, 23-02-2020
Great experience, all recommendations, guides from Eliah tours were excellent, expesialy thanks to Mr Ziad who drove us safely all day and show us many beautiful places. We tasted falafels, hummus, zaatar, sweets and jericho bananas.
We hope to visit again.
Bethlehem from all sides
Z7896CFjohnr, 11-12-2019
Can't give anything but a great review for this tour. I changed the plan slightly with the help of the guides, who were helpful, knowledgeable, funny and inclusive.
I've read reviews of some tours being too political etc. But I and our group found Boaz very open but respectful and not political, in fact spiritually enlightening would be a good explanation, he qouted from Bilble(s), Koran and Torah. We even got the Our Father recited in Aramaic, the lanuage Jesus would have spoken.
The amount of food tasting, sweets and coffee supplied, we were brought into Bethlehem with open arms!!
One of the childern of a really charming family on the tour, kept calling it "the best tour ever", they had done several tours already this week!!
We were immersed in the history and life in Bethlehem from long before Jesus was born to the modern day!
Jerico and the baptismal site were items in there own right, things and places I wanted to experience, but we were spoilt in Bethlehem, even getting into 2 grotto's; the Church of the Nativity and the grotto in St Catherine's where St Jerome translated the bibles and was originally buried.
We were very lucky, most of the time you don't get into one grotto with the crowds or booked for masses, to get the 2 was special.
No more to say, except thanks Boaz, Moses and Elijah Tours for your hospitality and sharing your knowledge of your iconic city!!
A good tour until....
Gabri, 14-11-2019
The tour was excellent, as I really wanted to see the Greek Orthodox monastery - I did not like the first guide injecting one sided politics into the tour - many were uncomfortable, otherwise the tour was very good.
Lovely day
Femke_V, 07-11-2019
We went on a day trip and had a lovely day. Good gides and we saw and did a lot during the trip. Ik would defenitly recommend this

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