Bethlehem Day Tour

In our Bethlehem Day Tour, we will get to know Bethlehem real well. We will start from the Church of Nativity and the holy sites around the area like Sheperd’s Field. Towards the end of the day, we’ll go exploring a Byzantine monastery, one of the oldest in the world.

Tour Details

08:00 O'CLOCK

CHURCH OF NATIVITY

We would examine in great detail the ancient church that was built first by Saint Helena in the 4th century. Then we would go down to the crypt seeing the grotto where Jesus was born.

HIGHLIGHTS

The Grotto of the Nativity

09:00 O'CLOCK

THE MILK GROTTO

Christian tradition says is the place where the Holy Family found refuge during the Massacre of the Innocents before they could flee to Egypt.

HIGHLIGHTS

The Milk Grotto

10:00 O'CLOCK

SHEPERDS FIELD

The Shepherds' Field Chapel marks the place where, according to Catholic tradition, angels first announced the birth of Christ. In the Bible in Luke 2, in which angels tell a group of shepherds about the birth of Jesus.

HIGHLIGHTS

The Roman Catholic Chapel

12:00 O'CLOCK

LUNCH

Our lunch will be something local. Perhaps some falafel or something fancier in one of the local restaurants.

HIGHLIGHTS

13:00 O'CLOCK

MAR SABA MONASTERY

The Holy Lavra of Saint Sabbas, is an ancient monastery overlooking the Kidron Valley within the area of Bethlehem. The monastery was founded by Sabbas the Sanctified in 483 C.E.

HIGHLIGHTS

The Remains of Saint Sabbas

 

15:00 O'CLOCK

THE SEPARATION WALL

In our remaining time, we will explore some graffiti done by the locals protesting against the separation wall built by Israel. we will use this as a way to get a closer look at the conflict.

HIGHLIGHTS

Selection of Graffiti Art Made by Locals.