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Private Bethlehem Tour plus City of David by Train

  • Ride the Israel Railway Train along Highway 1
  • Tour of Bethlehem the Birthplace of Jesus
  • Visit the Church of Nativity
  • Stoll through Manger Square
  • Hezekiah’s Tunnel carved out underneath the City of David
  • The Gihon Spring and Warren's Shaft
  • Jerusalem’s first palace and Silwan Necropolis
Israel is fully accessible by train! Ride the Israel Railway to Jerusalem where your private taxi will be waiting for you. 


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.


The 3-hour Ancient Jerusalem: City of David Tour meets at the Jaffa Gate, as your expert licensed guide takes you back in time 6,000 years to uncover the archaeological secrets of the City of David and the Old Testament. Not for the faint of heart – expect underground tunnels, narrow passageways and some wading through water on this incredible, adventurous tour.
  • 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
  • Map
  • 4-hour guided private tour of Bethlehem
  • 3-hour guided group tour of the City of David near the Old City of Jerusalem
  • Local licensed English-speaking guide
  • For Bethlehem: Pick up / Drop off from the Jerusalem Gold Hotel
  • For City of David: Meets at the Jaffa Gate at 14:00 PM
Additional Info
Our IsraRail local representative will be at the Savidor station from 07:30 AM to 09:30

Arrival to Tel-Aviv Savidor station in order to exchange your voucher should be at least 45 minutes before train departure time
We suggest taking the 08:30 AM train in order to arrive in Jerusalem Yitzchak Navon train station in time to meet your private taxi to Bethlehem at 9:30 AM

Please wear comfortable shoes for walking and bring a hat to protect against the sun & drink lots of water in the summer months

For the City of David Tour:
Tours are available on WED, THURS and SAT at 14:00
All tours depart outside from the Jaffa Gate at the entrance to the Old City.

Traveling back to Tel-Aviv:
The train leaves from Jerusalem Itzchak Navon station every 30 minutes
The last train is at 21:30 PM but we suggest to at least take the 21:00 PM

Unfortunately, the guided tours are not wheelchair accessible!

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!

In cooperation with:
Israel Railways and SANDEMANs NEW Europe