Our tour in Bethlehem
Birthplace of Jesus Christ
In this tour, I will accompany you as a private tour guide on the other side of the separation wall between Israel and the Palestinian territories from the Check Point south of Jerusalem. We will visit one of the high places of Christianity, the Basilica of the Nativity, where, according to Christianity, Jesus Christ was born.
Inside the Basilica we will see remains dating from the 4th to the 16th century. Together we will discover the different Orthodox, Armenian, Catholic and Christian places of worship. We will visit the Shepherd's field where, according to Christianity, the night guardian shepherds received the message from the angel, informing that the Jewish Messiah was born.
Bethlehem private tour guide price
It is possible to visit the Rachel’s tomb, one of Jacob's wives and the mother of Joseph and Benjamin, two of the 12 fathers of the tribes of Israel. Also we will discover together the separation wall between Israel and the Palestinian Authorities. On the Palestinian side is a variety of graffiti, among them especially known are those of the artist Banksy.
The city of Bethlehem
Bethlehem is a city in the West Bank in the Palestinian-controlled territory, about 10 km south of Jerusalem. The city has 30,000 inhabitants, mostly Muslim and a large Christian presence.
The Christian community is one of the oldest communities in the world. The city has a great historical and religious heritage. According to Jewish tradition it is also know as Ephrata, the place of birth and coronation of the King of Israel, David. It is also the place where Jacob's wife, "Rachel," was laid to rest.
Bethlehem is considered by Christians to be the birthplace of Jesus Christ. Thanks to its tourist and religious activity, Bethlehem attracts many tourists and pilgrims from all over the world, especially during the Christmas period.
The Church of the Nativity
Birthplace of Jesus Christ
The place where, according to Christian tradition, Jesus was born. The narrative tells that this took place in a barn. In order to sanctify the place, Empress Helen, mother of Emperor Constantine, erected a basilica on this site at the beginning of the 4th century.
At the end of the 4th century, St Jerome retired to a cave near the Basilica and translated the Hebrew Bible into Latin, in a version known as the Vulgate.
Sababa Tours, specializes in Christian pilgrimages in Israel, accompany you with our private tour guide which will allow you to soak up the atmosphere of the places.
The Shepherd’s field
The place where the angel Gabriel appeared
A very old tradition has identified the village of Beit Sahour located 2 kilometers from Bethlehem, as the place where the angel Gabriel appeared before the shepherds, announcing the birth of Jesus as the Messiah of Israel.
On this place a church was built in 1950. It was built by the Italian architect "Antonio Barluzzi" on the remains of the first basilica dating from the 4th century, built by Empress Helen.
This place, remains of a rich history, is part of the circuit proposed by Sababa Tours to discover Bethlehem accompany by our private guide.
The separation wall
The separation or security wall is a barrier built by the state of Israel along the green line at at a total length of nearly 690 km. It was erected in 2002 during the second intifada (armed Palestinian uprising against Israel).
On the one hand, challenged by the international community opinion, it defends the state of Israel as a physical barrier between the Palestinian Authorities and the State of Israel, thus creating a filter for the passage of arms and terrorism. On the Palestinian side it is considered a segregation wall, preventing the free passage of the Palestinian local population.
Famous and anonymous artists began painting murals known as graffiti with political connotations. The artist Bansky, one of the best-known graffiti artists, took part in the project.
Jacob's wife Rachel
According to Jewish tradition, Rachel, Jacob's wife, died on the road to Hebron, so her husband decided to bury her there. Rachel is considered in Judaism as the mother of the children of Israel.
Her tomb is a place of pilgrimage for Jews, especially women who cannot give birth. The site is considered the third holy place of Judaism, after the Temple Mount and the Tomb of the Patriarchs; in Hebron.
Follow our private tour guide to benefit from his knowledge of the history of Rachel's Tomb.