The city of Bethlehem plays an important role in Christianity, being the city where Jesus was born and is a must-go for all Christian pilgrims coming to the Holy Land. Bethlehem today is a 25-thousand city located just 10 km (7 miles) to the south of Jerusalem. However, despite the geographic proximity, it is already under the jurisdiction of the Palestinian Administration, which is why travel to Bethlehem may be complicated. Our company is offering Bethlehem tours on a regular basis as part of our Christian pilgrimages, secular itineraries, day tours, and tailor-made tours.
The unclear status of Bethlehem can be problematic for an individual tourist. The entrance to the city has a border-like checkpoint with passport control (though without stamping), and an individual tourist will be asked more questions by the border guard than a tourist group coming with a licensed and professional guide. In addition, going on a guided tour, with the vehicle picking you up at your hotel and not having to walk to the bus station, saves a lot of time on travel to Bethlehem. Finally, even though Bethlehem is considered the safest place in Palestine, it is still advisable to go accompanied.
The primary tourist attraction of Bethlehem is the Church of the Nativity, built on the place where Jesus was born and located on Manger Square. Going on a journey to Bethlehem gives a unique opportunity to re-live the Bible and reconnect to it on a personal level when you are standing — literally — on the birthplace of Christianity, an experience that could be life-changing for a Christian. To learn more about our Bethlehem tours, inquire about prices and make a booking, we suggest that you contact us by phone, email, or by filling in the contact form on our website.
While it is entirely possible to go to Bethlehem on your own, for your convenience, as well as for security, we strongly recommend booking a guided tour. Our Jerusalem and Bethlehem Tour is a good option that allows you to discover two cities in a single day. If you prefer totally custom itineraries, we suggest taking a look at our private tours, which are fully customizable and can be adjusted according to your needs and preferences.
A guided tour is the best way to go to Bethlehem, as well as one of the easiest and fairly affordable. At Genesis Boutique Travel, we believe that every Christian should visit Bethlehem at least once, though even if you are not a Christian, the city would still have a lot to offer you. Bethlehem is truly one of the most unique locations on Earth, having influenced the course of history for thousands of years to come. Explore it with Genesis Boutique Travel.