Bethlehem is indeed the place where it all began, with the birth of the Son of God to the Virgin Mary. This day is dedicated to discovering the place where he was born and learning about the story of the Nativity.
We will begin the day with a Drive towards Bethlehem in the West Bank(Passports will be required during this day).
On the way, we will stop at the Herodium – ancient fortifications built by King Herod the Great.
Cross the border and arrive in the City of Bethlehem.
Visit the Nativity Church, the birthplace of Jesus and Manger Square.
Optional: Souvenir shopping from Christian families – Olive wood Christmas Nativities (very popular) – Jerusalem wooden or diamond crosses.
Visit The Shepard’s Field: Where the Angel appeared to the Shepard’s’ announcing the Birth of Jesus.
After the Holy Family fled to Egypt as a result of the event known as the Massacre of the innocence, they had later returned to the Holy Land, passing near the Holy City of Jerusalem. There, at the age of Twelfth, young Jesus visited the Holy Temple of Jerusalem.
During this day we will dive into the history of the temple and visit the Temple Mount – the place believed to be the site of the Second Temple.
Geopolitical Tour of Jerusalem.
The Western Wall and the tunnels.
The Jewish Quarter.
Visit the city of David and Davidson center.
Tasting tour in Machane Yehuda Market.
Visit Ein Karem – the hometown of John the Baptist.