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Private Day Tour: Bethlehem, Jordan River and Dead Sea provided by Private Tours by Michael Jackaman

Private Day Tour: Bethlehem, Jordan River and Dead Sea

Private Day Tour: Bethlehem, Jordan River and Dead Sea
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Enjoy a comprehensive overview of historic Bethlehem on this 8-hour private tour. You'll visit the Church of the Nativity, the Church of St. Catherine, the Milk Grotto Shrine, the Cave of St. Jerome, and Shepherd's Field, where the angel appeared to the shepherds. Drive toward Jordan River t visit the Baptismal Site "Kasr el Yahud" where Jesus was baptized by John the Baptiste then enjoy a float in the Dead Sea and get your body covered with the Dead Sea mud.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7-8 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • Greet your private guide-driver at 8am at your Bethlehem hotel or the Bethlehem side of Checkpoint 300 if coming from Jerusalem: Checkpoint 300 is about 30 minutes from Damascus Gate by bus. Start at the famous Church of the Nativity,  a UNESCO World Heritage Site that's built on the spot where many believe Jesus was born: it's the world's oldest church in regular daily use. You'll also visit the Cave of St. Jerome, below the church, where many believe he translated the bible. You'll visit the Church of St. Catherine and the Milk Grotto shrine, then to Beit Sahour, considered the city of the shepherds. Visit the Shepherd's Field, where the angel appeared to the shepherds and told them about Jesus' birth. Relax in air-conditioned comfort as you drive towards Jordan River. Along the way, you'll pass by various religious sites: St. Theodosius' Monastery, where some believe the wise men hid from Herod the Great after they visited the baby Jesus in Bethlehem, and al-Eizariya, which many believe to be Lazarus' Bethany village. Visit Qasr el Yahud, the baptismal site in Jordan River and a chance to renew your baptism if you wish. After that continue to Dead Sea where you will get the chance to float in the lowest and saltiest sea in the world. Dead Sea is full of minerals and its mud is very good for the skin. Drive back either to Checkpoint 300 or your Bethlehem hotel, where your tour will finish at 4pm.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7-8 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Greet your private guide-driver at 8am at your Bethlehem hotel or the Bethlehem side of Checkpoint 300 if coming from Jerusalem: Checkpoint 300 is about 30 minutes from Damascus Gate by bus. Start at the famous Church of the Nativity,  a UNESCO World Heritage Site that's built on the spot where many believe Jesus was born: it's the world's oldest church in regular daily use. You'll also visit the Cave of St. Jerome, below the church, where many believe he translated the bible. You'll visit the Church of St. Catherine and the Milk Grotto shrine, then to Beit Sahour, considered the city of the shepherds. Visit the Shepherd's Field, where the angel appeared to the shepherds and told them about Jesus' birth. Relax in air-conditioned comfort as you drive towards Jordan River. Along the way, you'll pass by various religious sites: St. Theodosius' Monastery, where some believe the wise men hid from Herod the Great after they visited the baby Jesus in Bethlehem, and al-Eizariya, which many believe to be Lazarus' Bethany village. Visit Qasr el Yahud, the baptismal site in Jordan River and a chance to renew your baptism if you wish. After that continue to Dead Sea where you will get the chance to float in the lowest and saltiest sea in the world. Dead Sea is full of minerals and its mud is very good for the skin. Drive back either to Checkpoint 300 or your Bethlehem hotel, where your tour will finish at 4pm.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 8676P7
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Private tour
  • Pickup from Checkpoint 300 or Bethlehem hotel
  • Drop-off at Checkpoint 300 or Bethlehem hotel
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees
  • Public transportation to the meeting point and back to your hotel
Duration
7–8 hours
Departure details
  • Checkpoint 300/Bethlehem Road, Jerusalem Once you get off the bus or the taxi, walk through the checkpoint building (Follow the sign) to cross to Bethlehem's side where I'll meet you. Everyone there is either crossing to Bethlehem or coming from Bethlehem so it's easy to find your way. You can always ask anyone for help if you need it.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • Walking is involved
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Private tour
  • Pickup from Checkpoint 300 or Bethlehem hotel
  • Drop-off at Checkpoint 300 or Bethlehem hotel
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees
  • Public transportation to the meeting point and back to your hotel
Departure details
  • Checkpoint 300/Bethlehem Road, Jerusalem Once you get off the bus or the taxi, walk through the checkpoint building (Follow the sign) to cross to Bethlehem's side where I'll meet you. Everyone there is either crossing to Bethlehem or coming from Bethlehem so it's easy to find your way. You can always ask anyone for help if you need it.
Duration
7–8 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • Walking is involved
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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5.0
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Jblais
1 contribution
Best Tour Guide in Palestine
May 2019
We had an excellent time, Michael was the best. He customized our time with him and we really got a great sense of life in Palestine. I can't recommend him enough!
Written 27 February 2020
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michaeljackaman
Thanks a million for your review and recommendation. All the best.
Written 2 August 2020
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Constantwanderer33!
Wadi Rum, Jordan2 contributions
"THE most unforgetable tour ever!"
Oct 2019
Another fantastic tour with Michael. This time I took my family to Israel and introduced Michael to them. They all appreciated him, all they can say about Michael is...he is really good, really honest, and really cares about his clients. Not only does he know what he does, he treats you with respect and treats you like family. His always on time, exerts extra effort to make our trip memorable. He knows everybody in Bethlehem and the West Bank which only proves he is really good with people. He took us and showed us his beautiful country, too different from what the western media portays. His contry is full of good people, he took us to different projects going on in his country and we truly admired the craftmanship of the Palestinian people. The best guide ever and I cannot forget Shadi Antar our cool driver. Very respectful, protective at times. We call him Joaquin Phoenix, he toured Joaquin Phoenix while he was in Israel.
Written 31 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thanks a lot my friend. We will meet again and I am happy to hear your nice feedback. Greetings to all
Written 12 November 2019
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Janna Ferguson
5 contributions
Wonderful Experience
Aug 2019
Admittedly, my knowledge of the Palestinian territories was limited prior to arriving in Jerusalem - that changed after our day tour with Michael. His breadth of knowledge and passion about distant and recent history, from the ancient history of Jericho to the current cultural climate, left me with a solid foundation to build more of my own understanding on through research that I am excited to do following this exceptional tour.
Written 29 August 2019
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michaeljackaman
Thanks Janna for choosing my tour and I am happy to hear that you all enjoyed it. Any time you are back, you are always welcome. Greetings to all.
Written 3 September 2019
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Keith F
Highlands Ranch, United States5 contributions
Ferguson’s from Colorado
Aug 2019 • Family
We had an excellent day with Michael not only seeing the important heritage sites on the trip but learning much more about the “Wall”, the ongoing conflict with Israeli governance in the West Bank, meeting local people and getting a glimpse behind the scenes in Palestine. Thank you Michael for a very memorable day!
Written 25 August 2019
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michaeljackaman
Glad to hear from you Keith. Glad you enjoyed my tour and hope to see you again.
Written 3 September 2019
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Justine M
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK3 contributions
Superb tour
Jul 2019 • Family
We enjoyed an excellent tour with Michael. The whole family were kept entertained by Michael who was well informed, flexible and friendly. Nothing was too much trouble. We left feeling we had a great insight into the region. A really marvellous tour.
Written 25 July 2019
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michaeljackaman
Thanks Justine for your review. Glad to know how much you enjoyed the day. Hope to see you again.
Written 26 July 2019
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Jon B
Keene, NH8 contributions
Excellent Tour and Experience
May 2019 • Friends
My father and I had an all day private tour with Michael on May 11th and it was one of the highlights of our trip to the region! Michael is a fantastic and knowledgeable guide who not only showed us the sites but gave us a great historical, geographical, and political explanation of the area throughout history. He was happy to answer any and all questions we had and amended the itinerary at a moments notice when a topic came up in conversation to accommodate our interests. He brought us to a local restaurant where I had the absolute best falafel I've ever had. I would highly recommend hiring Michael as your guide you will not be disappointed!
Written 23 May 2019
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Thanks John for your feedback. I am glad you enjoyed the tour and it was nice meeting you and your father.
Written 24 May 2019
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Traci L
Boleslawiec, Poland8 contributions
Worth every penny!
Dec 2018 • Family
We had an amazing day with Michael as we toured Bethlehem, Jericho and went to the Dead Sea. He was great at communicating prior to our trip and was prompt meeting us in the morning. He was full of knowledge! He offered to take us into his cousin's wood shop but we never felt pressured to buy anything or forced to visit like you do with some tours. He was very personable and attentive to every detail. We would recommend him in a heart beat!!
Written 26 December 2018
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Thank you for the nice word. Glad that you enjoyed it and hope to see you again.
Written 1 March 2019
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TingBen
3 contributions
Amazing Experience
Nov 2018 • Couples
As they say, the tour guide makes a ton of difference. Michael is the perfect tour guide one would expect. Knowledgeable, personable and very accommodating. He had the flexibility to adjust the tour accordingly. We liked him so much that we asked if he could do our Jerusalem tour 2 days after. His schedule worked out and he willingly obliged. It was even more fun because we were very comfortable with him. We have plenty of friends planning a trip in the future and he will be our #1 recommendation. He really enhanced our wonderful experience in the Holy Land. Thanks Michael.
Written 26 November 2018
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I also enjoyed the tour with you. Thank you for the nice review. You are all always welcome.
Written 14 December 2018
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sky x
Bhaktapur, Nepal21 contributions
just perfect
Feb 2018 • Solo
went day tour with Michael, we drove all the way to Mar Saba, visited several major sights in Bethlehem. Specially, he showed me around Aida and Dheisheh Camp which were what answered my questions towards West Bank. Michael is very professional and informative, if you happen to visit Bethlehem, don't miss him.
和米歇尔度过了非常愉快的一天,在他的带领下深入了两处位于伯利恒的难民营,给我留下了极深刻的印象。感谢感谢!
Written 1 February 2018
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Thanks Sky for this review. I am happy you enjoyed the tour and hope to see you again in Bethlehem.
Written 7 March 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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teddy1014
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Great Experience, a must if you go to this part of the world
We took a private day tour and met Michael at the Checkpoint. He was there before the tour time and we got into his
josew966
josew966
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Fabulous tour of Bethlehem with Michael Jackaman.
Michael gave us a great half day tour of Bethlehem when were visited Israel in 2018. Well worth a side trip and eas
josew966
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Excellent Tour of Bethlehem
Our tour with Michael went at my pace, which was fairly slow as I was riding a hired mobility scooter. Regardless t
ScottR771
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Trustworthy!
I had a tour set in 2 weeks but due to the virus, the tour had to be cancelled. Communication was quick and the re
cricky475
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An Unforgettable Tour with Michael !!!
My husband and I hired Michael for a full day private tour of Jericho, St. George’s Monastery, and Bethlehem. We h
1330ag
1330ag
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One of the highlights of our trip to Israel!
This was our first stop on our first trip to Israel. We wanted to learn as much as we could and see everything with
Rockazed
Rockazed
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Great day with Michael!
We explored and were given detailed explanations for the sights and even added a few extras. We all three of us c
selvaggia_9
selvaggia_9
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Michael is an amazing guide
Michael is very knowledgeable, i spent a day with him and i was impressed. He took me to 3/4 places, very patience
Ig2863
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Xmas Eve private tour of Bethlehem
Michael was knowledgeable about history and very personable. He customized the tour for me and we had very interest
991emmah
991emmah
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Fantastic Tour Guide in Bethlehem
My friend and I crossed the security border from Jerusalem to Palestine by foot and were greeted by Michael for our
mhsflorida
mhsflorida
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Great tour tailored to my interests.
He was very accommodating and tailored my tour to my interests. I felt like I learned much of Bethlehem and of the
Dream626416
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Private tour of Bethlehem
This was the best tour we have ever had. Fadi was an outstanding guide in every way possible. He communicated excep
Princessbonniebun
Princessbonniebun
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The Best Holiday
This is the second time that I’ve visited Palestine. Michael was my tour guide back in 2018. I loved it so much tha
337ilyal
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Tour to St. George and Bethlehem
This one day trip with Michael is truly majestic! The beauty of the landscape and monasteries is matched by Michael
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Life Changing - MUST DO
This is a MUST DO tour for anyone traveling to Israel and please do NOT be intimidated by the headlines (I’m Americ
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