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Bethlehem Private Guided Tour from Tel Aviv by Train

  • Ride the IsraelRail along Highway 1 and pass the morning traffic jam
  • Private Tour of Bethlehem the Birthplace of Jesus
  • Visit the Church of Nativity
  • Stoll through Manger Square
  • See the Milk Grotto and much more!
Israel is fully accessible by train! Ride the Israel Railway to Jerusalem where your private taxi to Bethlehem will be waiting for you. In the afternoon explore Jerusalem on your own, making the most out of your day.


Once in Jerusalem, your driver will bring you to the checkpoint to meet your local Bethlehem specialized guide. A visit to Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus and forms the backdrop to the Nativity, is a must for most travelers. Your guide will show you Bethlehem’s Old City, which is where the tour will be concentrated. The main Christian Holy Land sites are Manger Square, the Church of the Nativity and the surrounding Churches and Chapels, as well as the Milk Grotto.
Weekly Availability
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  • Roundtrip ticket Tel Aviv – Jerusalem and back. Valid until the last train of the booked day
  • Light rail and local bus services in Jerusalem - Zone 1
  • Private taxi from the Jerusalem Gold hotel to Bethlehem
  • Private guided tour in Bethlehem
  • Local licensed tour guide
Not included
  • Meals
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses
Meeting Point
Tel-Aviv Savidor train station to exchange your voucher for your Itinerary brochure packet

"Jerusalem Gold Hotel" in Jerusalem - meet your private tour guide!
Dropoff Point
Your driver will bring you to the Jerusalem Gold hotel just a 3-minute walk from the Jerusalem Yitzhak Navon station
Additional Info
Departure Time
We suggest taking the 08:01 AM train arriving in Jerusalem Itzhak Navon train station at about 08:55 AM
Exit the train station and meet your private driver at the Jerusalem Gold Hotel. (3-minute walk for the train station)
If you prefer you can also take an earlier train, starting from 06:01 AM. Trains leave the Savidor Center Station every 30 minutes. Check updated train schedule here!

What to Bring
Please bring your Passport with you! You will need your passport to enter Bethlehem.
Remember to wear comfortable shoes for walking and bring a hat to protect against the sun & drink lots of water in the summer months. When visiting holy sites you will be asked to cover your shoulders and knees.

Visiting the Temple Mount
There is a strict dress code on the Temple Mount; all visitors must either wear full-length pants or a skirt that covers the ankles and have sleeves up to the elbows. The following items are prohibited on the Temple Mount: Religious objects or political items of any kind, weapons, alcohol, iPads/tablets/eReaders, laptops, selfie-sticks, and tripods.

Cancellation Policy
Any cancellation prior to 48 hours advance of travel date will incur a fee of $10 USD for the refund procedure.
Upon notice 48 hours advance of departure – the trip is non-refundable!

Unfortunately, these tours are not wheelchair accessible.

In cooperation with:
Israel Railways and SANDEMANs NEW Europe