Bethlehem & Jericho
Starting Cost: 375NIS* (Entrance fees not included)
Pick-Up/Drop-Off: YMCA-King David Street, Jerusalem
Entrance fees approximately $25US per person.
This tour starts in Bethlehem at the Separation Barrier; the wall that separates Palestine and Israel, including the various works of art done on the walls. Then have a brief visit at Aida Refugee camp. The tour continues visiting Manger Square to see the Church of the Nativity. Concluding the tour of Bethlehem with a walk through the old city and lunch. Moving on to the ancient city of Jericho, the oldest town in the world, through the road shared by Palestinians and Israelis, views of the settlements and desert areas are seen. Upon arrival in Jericho structures of the oldest known stairs and wall are visible as well as a view of the "tree of life". From there visit the Monastery of Temptation, where Jesus spent 40 days and nights fasting and meditating, followed by views of hills and rivers. The tour continues to Hisham's Palace for more ancient architecture. Finally return to Bethlehem.