- Full-day tour of the West Bank, the region spread along the west of the Jordan River
- See the ruins of ancient Jericho and the spot where Jesus is said to have been baptized
- Explore vibrant Ramallah and view the tomb of Yasser Arafat
- See the main religious sites of Bethlehem, including the Church of the Nativity
- Enjoy a tasty Arabic-style lunch at a restaurant in Bethlehem
- Learn about the rich history and culture of the West Bank from an expert guide
Departure & Return
Meet at the Abraham Hostel lobby
What To Expect
Stop first at the Palestinian town of Ramallah, considered the unofficial capital of the West Bank. Walk around the busy streets and visit the tomb of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat. Continue to Jericho, the oldest city in the world. Explore some of the archaeological evidence that supports the historical accuracy of the Bible here.
Next is Qasr-el-Yahud on the banks of the Jordan River, where Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist.
In Bethlehem, enjoy an Arabic-style lunch at a local eatery before exploring this holy city. Explore the Church of the Nativity and the Grotto, a holy place with a cave in which the birth of Jesus of Nazareth is said to have occurred. Manger Square is where the majority of religious activity in Bethlehem takes place, with the Church of the Nativity and the Mosque of Omar, the oldest and only mosque in the old city of Bethlehem and a site of great meaning for those Muslims who live there.
In Manger Square, see where Jesus was placed in a manger after his birth and visit the Milk Grotto, where the Holy Family (Jesus, Mary and Joseph) took refuge before they fled to Egypt following Jesus’ birth. Tradition has it that while Mary was nursing Jesus here, a drop of milk fell to the ground, turning it white. See the separation wall that divides the city from Israel before returning to Jerusalem.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Please make a note of any specific dietary requests in the 'Special Requirements' field when booking
- This tour itinerary may be subject to last-minute changes due to security considerations as well as religious holidays
- Please note: The Mosque of Omar is not visited on this tour
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- Infant seats available
- Most travelers can participate
- Modest clothing: Due to modesty requirements when entering the holy sites on this tour, you will need to wear clothes covering knees and arms (men and women).
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
- OPERATED BY Abraham Tours
- 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.
- Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
- Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
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- "I highly recommend this tour for anyone interested in better understanding the very complex situation between the Israelis and Palestinians and for anyone interested in seeing first hand what life is like in Palestine." See review
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