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Bethlehem Private Tour
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Bethlehem Private Tour

By Discover Palestine
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Ages 0-120
Duration: 8h
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Live guide: English
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  • Local Guide Driver
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Church of the Nativity
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
What's not included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off outside of Bethlehem City
  • Meals and drinks
  • Entry/Admission - Bethlehem


Departure details
  • Checkpoint 300/Bethlehem Road, Jerusalem Take bus 234 from Damascus Gate (Runs every 15 minutes) and the last stop will be Bethlehem 300 Checkpoint. Once you get of the bus, cross on foot to Bethlehem side (you have to cross the wall / Just follow all other people getting off the bus as they will be crossing to Bethlehem). Once you cross, your guide will be waiting for you wearing his name tag.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 60769P1

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Dress code is decent clothes
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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  • You'll start at
    Checkpoint 300/Bethlehem Road
    Jerusalem
    Take bus 234 from Damascus Gate (Runs every 15 minutes) and the last stop will be Bethlehem 300 Checkpoint. Once you get of the bus, cross on foot to Bethlehem side (you have to cross the wall / Just follow all other people getting off the bus as they will be crossing to Bethlehem). Once you cross, your guide will be waiting for you wearing his name tag.
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Discover Palestine
  • 1
    Mar Saba Monastery
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
  • 2
    Shepherd's Sanctuary
    Stop: 40 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Church of the Nativity
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Blessings Gift Shop and The Olive Wood Factory
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    The Walled Off Hotel
    Stop: 40 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 6
    Discover Palestine
    Stop: 50 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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#1 of 44 Tours & Activities in Bethlehem
  • 348talam
    348talam
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    The absolute best experience and highlight of our trip
    Hazem is the most knowledgeable, engaging, and kind tour guide I've ever had. Our experience visiting these remarkable places would not have been the same without him. He is deeply knowledgable about politics, history, religion and is an incredible storyteller. It was so nice to be able to take our time and learn things at our leisure, stopping at different small places along the way. There are so many details about these holy and historical places that Hazem points out that are so fascinating and really demonstrate his knowledge. It is a very different experience than going with those big tour groups, which are often impersonal and you really don't learn as much. A private tour with Hazem is worth *every penny* and you will leave knowing so much more about Palestine and seeing places you would have never been to on your own. In addition to the Jericho and Bethlehem tours, we also did private tours of Nablus, Ramallah, and of Jerusalem's old city. A tour with Hazem is a MUST! He is really the best.
  • X4869FTryanm
    X4869FTryanm
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    Great day in Jerusalem and Bethlehem!
    Hazem was fantastic. So incredibly knowledgeable and made it such a great day. It was my birthday and it was well spent. It was hard to fit everything into one day but Hazem made sure I had all the high points it information. We hit it off well and by the end of the day, we decided we’re cousins. Would recommend Hazem to anyone!
  • georgesA4177MG
    georgesA4177MG
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    Bethlehem and Jerico
    Hazem was the perfect guide for our visit to Bethlehem and Jericho - gracious, welcoming, attentive and knowledgeable, besides being accommodating. Not only did we visit the historical religious sites of the Nativity and Shepherd’s Church, as well as the Jordan River, but sites in-between. We saw and lived actual history too along the way and between the Occupied Territory and Israel proper. Can’t thank enough, highly recommend.
  • chchnz190
    chchnz190
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    A unique and thought provoking day
    Thank you very much Hazem. We had a fascinating morning with you - we really appreciated your extensive knowledge about Bethlehem & Christianity. We also feel very grateful to have received such a clear, dignified and personal explanation about Palestinian history and current living conditions on the West Bank. We wish you and your family well Arohanui Juliet & Hamish
  • 960RichardM
    960RichardM
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    Fantastic experience with amazing guide. A must-do tour!
    This tour was super interesting. Hazem knows a lot about the areas we visited and was accommodating to include other site visits in the tour on our request. He explained things in great detail and was fun to be with. We had many great laughs, but he also does not shy away from serious topics which gives you a different point of view on the Palestine-Israeli relationship in past and present. Super interesting tour and I highly recommend doing a tour with him. Thank you Hazem. We are still processing the overload of impressions and information.
  • joannacR259MI
    joannacR259MI
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    A great, informative experience
    We took a private half day tour of Bethlehem with Hazem in August 2023 meeting on the Palestinian side of check point 300. The bus and checkpoint crossing were very straightforward. Hazem is incredibly passionate, knowledgeable and open to any questions. We enjoyed an extremely informative tour, with great communication and flexibility from Hazem before and during. Thank you for a wonderful experience. Highly recommended
  • 308donnav
    308donnav
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    Cery interesting tour
    Hazem explained and showed us a lot about the situation in this area. He also took us to all kinds of interesting places and ate in a very nice restaurant. he had a lot of background information.
  • sylkek67
    sylkek67
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    Expectations exceeded!!! Extremely recommended!
    The tour with Hazem was incredible. He exceeded my expectations in many ways (stories on side, authentic connection to local culture and history, Feeling extremely safe even in Hebron, clean car, local food places.. etc.). I highly recommend to book a Tour with Hazem when being in Palestine!
  • 924paulinevfra
    924paulinevfra
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    Interesting and Inspiring Tour!
    Hazem gave me and my friend a very interesting and inspiring tour through Hebron and Bethlehem. I am very happy to had the chance to learn from him. I can only recommend a tour with Hazem. Thanks a lot!
  • JBF0917
    JBF0917
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    Knowledgeable and enjoyable guide
    Hazem is a wonderful guide. We met him in Bethlehem for our Jericho and Jordan River tour. He provided a truly customized experience for us and was mindful of all the details (clean car, water, comfortable pace). My husband and I always forget to take pictures, but Hazem snapped a few photos of us and sent afterwards. It was a very thoughtful gift at the end of an enjoyable tour. We would book Hazem again for future tours.
  • U6861GGgeorgeh
    U6861GGgeorgeh
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    Happy and Sad
    Happy and Sad          A pilgrimage to Bethlehem is every Filipino's dream. Our dream came true last week and our guide, Hazem Bannouri gave us a very interesting insight about this city. An affable guy, he knows the history of the Church of the Nativity and Shepherd’s Field in Beit Sahour the by the palm of his hands. We are truly grateful to him. But, we also felt very sad when we visited the UN Aida Refugee Camp. We already knew that not all is well between Israel and Palestine, but seeing the realities of war 1st hand and innocent victims of this (children) made us very sad. My family and I will include Israel and Palestine in our prayers. Both are very wonderful countries and, we hope that true peace will come to this place someday. Incidentally, we Filipinos call this place, the Holy Land.  Shalom, Inshallah, God Bless! -George, Jennifer, Isabella and Aaron Hizon from Manila, Philippines
  • Cristina M
    Cristina M
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    Excellent guide in Jerusalem.
    Hazem is a great guide, knowledgeable, informative, has very good communication skills. On the other hand, he listens to and answers our questions.
  • Mthood77
    Mthood77
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    Jericho, Hebron & Bethlehem Private Tour with Hazem Bannoura
    If you are looking for a wonderful, kind and knowledgeable local guide—Hazem Bannoura is truly an incredible guide. We were able to tour Bethlehem, Hebron & Jericho. His knowledge and love of history made the day so interesting. He was able to help us minimize lines in Bethlehem and since he grew up in Bethlehem knew of the perfect places for meals, hotels & was well liked by other guides and security personal we encountered. He is a very safe driver and gave us the tour we asked for. Taylor made for what we were interested in. Thank you Hazem. We will be using this tour guide again when we travel back to Israel next year.
  • M849KMthomasv
    M849KMthomasv
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    Getting to know how the life is in Bethlehem
    Hazem is a great guide, full of knowledge about the situation and the people here. He has a very reflected opinion and offers an interesting perspective on living here in an area full of people hating each other. He surely gives you a lot of insights into life in Bethlehem and the area. Surely not a classical tourist tour but if you want to hear what people actually think here, I would highly recommend going with him and talking with him.
  • 892meinrads
    892meinrads
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    Hazem is a gift
    On time like a swiss watch, knowing many stories from the past and of nowadays, super driving skills, blessed with a great sense of humor, friendly and sensitive nature, keeping calm even in difficult situations, knowing a LOT of people, Hazem is gift, when you are looking for tourgide Palestine!
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carolsolich
Melbourne, Australia4 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
We did a full day tour of Bethlehem, Mar Saba and Herodian. Hazem was an excellent guide. He was full of knowledge and interesting facts and his delivery of information kept us interested and engaged throughout the entire day. He was very open to all of our questions and patient whenever we wanted to spend some extra time at any sight. We were a bit nervous, as it was our first time visiting the country, and Hazem was very reassuring and made us feel safe. We would highly recommend him as a tour guide to anyone wanting to visit Bethlehem and it’s surrounds. Thank you for a wonderful day.
Written 18 August 2022
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hazem b
Thank you for the nice review. it was my pleasure go guide you in Palestine. I really enjoyed my time with you. now you have a friend in Palestine. looking forward for the next time.
Written 20 August 2022
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Brian H
Northridge19 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
Hazem is an EXCELLENT guide. you won't regret going with him. highly recommended. we spent an incredibly eye opening and educational day with him touring Palestine. We saw the Jordan River, Jericho, and Bethlehem. We felt extremely safe at all times and well looked after. If you are visiting Israel, consider this a must to add on to your trip! you won't regret it!
Written 19 May 2023
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hazem b
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your wonderful experience with me as your guide! I truly appreciate your kind words and are thrilled to hear that your time with me was educational, entertaining, and worth every minute.
Written 23 May 2023
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Tourist_B
Oregon41 contributions
Oct 2018 • Solo
To say that this trip was eye-opening was an understatement. I was a staunch Christian but it wasn't the Church of Nativity that blew me away, it was the wilderness of Kidron Valley, the hospitality of the Palestine people, the contagious smiles of the street vendors and the small museum at the Walled Off Hotel that left a lasting impression. It's such a lovely and safe place. I am glad that I went and I will go again.
Written 11 November 2018
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1 contribution
Dec 2017 • Couples
We were in Palestine for a few days over New Year's Eve 17/18 and Hazem was a great tour guide which introduced us in the history and culture of Bethlehem and the surroundings. He is very good informed and gave our trip a wonderfull atmosphere. After our trip we had a deeper understanding of the place and the people living there.
Written 7 November 2018
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Abricadabrigail
Antequera, Spain28 contributions
Nov 2017 • Friends
My small group of ladies and I recently took a tour of Palastine with Hazem. I wanted to understand the past and present history of the region from someone who has grown up there.

Hazem first off is a fun person to spend time with. He also has done a great job of building a tour that simultaneously gives visitors an overview of the history of the region, the current relevant information, hits the top sites, top foods, and leaves you ready to learn more. What I also liked about this tour is that Hazem invites local voices to share their own stories along the way. I would recommend anyone who likes to learn culture to book a tour with Hazem. In addition to the above, he was an excellent communicator from the first contact to the last.
Written 30 November 2017
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Laura S
6 contributions
Nov 2017 • Friends
We were connected to Hazem through a friend to see Palestine through the eyes of a Palestinian. While I read BBC News and Al Jazerra, I was overwhelmed by the stories of those living in Bethlehem and Hebron. Hazem did a marvelous job leading us around and showing us the sights.
Written 16 November 2017
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OklahomaSherri
46 contributions
Sep 2019 • Friends
We booked a private tour with Hazem. This was the best tour of our entire trip! We divided our day between the history/current events of Palestine and the religious history/locations of Bethlehem. Hazem is passionate about his country and is a great story teller/educator. He met us the minute we crossed the checkpoint and took great care of us the whole day! I’m often asked if we felt safe so I will share that we always felt save. I really enjoy the benefits of a private tour over being with 100 others. The private tour offers the chance to truly talk and get to know your guide. By the end of the day we felt we had made a friend in Palestine. I highly recommend Hazem as a guide, we wish we had met him earlier in our trip so we could have planned additional tours. Meeting others and understanding different cultures is why we travel and this experience will be one remember!
Written 22 September 2019
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Thank you my dear Sherri. It was my pleasure to guide. It was wonderful day.
Written 26 September 2019
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Jennifer
15 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
Literally the highlight of our trip. I can't believe there are only 22 reviews. Hazem is a hidden gem! I wish we could have been with him for a week. We had 2 full days in Bethlehem, Jerusalem, Hebron and Ramallah. He was so nice and kind, like a family member. He was super knowledgeable about the history of the area and the current status. I honestly can't say enough. The teens loved him too. I would love to go back for another tour. We traveled for 18 days and nothing compared with his tour. Both days we had a clean van with AC (group of 6), water, and a driver. It made it so nice to learn and discuss things while we drove, let alone the curb side pick up service. He recommended great stops that the family would enjoy and worked out an itinerary in advance based on what we were looking for. We stopped at great places for lunch and he recommended other places for dinner, shopping, etc. Book a tour, it was worth every penny. 10 stars!
Written 5 August 2019
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HazemB33
Thank for your nice review, I'm sure I will see you again and I'm looking forward to it. all the best
Written 12 August 2019
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George Joseph
1 contribution
Jan 2019 • Family
Thank you Hazem for this amazing experience, god bless you.
we will never forget this trip
highly recommended. awesome experience, great people and wonderful tour explanation
Written 27 February 2019
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Juliette2014
Birmingham, UK13 contributions
Hazeem was excellent as a tour guide. He is considerate, careful and has a depth of sensitivity and understanding through which he is able to bring historical and human understanding to the area. It is helpful that he knows his way around and we were able to jump the line at critical points when, otherwise, we would have been waiting for hours. Not to be missed.
Written 24 October 2018
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Thank you Juliette, it was my pleasure to guide you around Bethlehem. you have a friend now in Palestine.
Written 26 October 2018
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