BANKSY Graffiti Bethlehem Tour
Mondays & Saturdays
Cost: 295NIS per person*
Pick-Up/Drop-Off: YMCA-Jerusalem, King David Street - see map
Lunch not included
This tour requires a minimum of 3 persons.
This unique tour focuses on the artwork and graffiti done by the famous British artist, Banksy and other artists who have followed. The tour begins near the Bethlehem checkpoint, where the first piece is seen on the separation barrier, the wall that separates Israel from Palestine, making entry into Israel more difficult for the Palestinians. Visit Banksy's Shop for Banksy inspired gifts and even get a chance to do graffiti on the wall. The tour continues to see a local refugee camp, meet locals and engage in an informative discussion on the current situation facing the Palestinians and then visiting the Nativity Church, Manger Square and the local market. Although graffiti has filled the walls in Bethlehem by many artists, the tour views the graffiti done by Banksy that has survived throughout Bethlehem, including the "Flower Thrower", "The Armored Dove", "The Girl frisking a Soldier", "A Soldier checking a donkey's ID" and more. Although some amazing pieces by Banksy have now been covered up or torn down, such as the "Mules tied by the tail", the ones that still exist are inspirational and admired by many tourists and locals daily.