Bethlehem Private Tour plus Mount of Olives Group Tour
- Ride the train along Highway 1 and pass the morning traffic jam
- Private Tour of Bethlehem the Birthplace of Jesus
- Visit the Church of Nativity
- Stoll through Manger Square
- Mount of Olives Group Tour
- Garden of Gethsemane
- Visit the Church of All Nations
Roundtrip ticket Tel Aviv – Jerusalem
Valid until the last train of the booked day
The IsraelRail Rav Kav Card is valid for local buses, trains and the Light Rail in Jerusalem
Guided Group Tour
Mount of Olives 3-hour guided group tour
Bethlehem Private Tour
4-hour tour of Bethlehem with your local private tour guide
Map of Jerusalem
Meet a local IsraelRail representative at the Tel-Aviv Hahagana train station in order to receive your travel itinerary packet
Lunch – if you would like to have lunch in Bethlehem, speak with your guide or if you prefer to eat in Jerusalem, there will be enough time before your Mount of Olives tour. There are many restaurants near the Jaffa Gate and Mamilla Mall.
For Bethlehem – Take the train from the Hahagana train station and meet your private driver at the Jerusalem Gold Hotel. (3-minute walk for the train station)
For Mount of Olives – Aim to arrive at Jaffa Gate at 13:50 PM. Your Sandemans tour guide will be holding a red umbrella and the tour will begin at 14:00 PM.
The tour finishes within a 15 minute walk from the Jaffa Gate at the Lion’s gate
Meet a local representative of IsraelRail and collect your travel itinerary packet which includes your itinerary, the IsraelRail card and a map
Meet your private taxi driver in front of the Jerusalem Gold Hotel. (3-minute walk for the train station)
Visit the Church of Nativity, Manger Square, the Milk Grotto and more! Your Private Bethlehem Tour lasts for 4 hours and can be customized to your interests.
After Bethlehem, your driver will bring you within a 10 minute walk to the Jaffa gate. Here you will meet your Sandemans tour guide – who will be holding a red umbrella, at 13:00 PM. Your Jerusalem Mount of Olives Tour lasts for 3 hours
Amazing view of Old City Jerusalem
Explore the gardens of Gethsemane
See the Jewish Cemetery
Visit the Church of All Nations
Stop in at Dominus Flevit
Step down into tomb of the Virgin Mary
Visit the Chapel of the Ascension
After the guided tour feel free to discover more of the Old City or other parts of Jerusalem
The last train leaves from Jerusalem Itzhak Navon Station at 21:30. We recommend leaving arriving 20 minutes early, not to miss the last train!
Arriving back in Tel-Aviv you can exit any station
Arrive at the Jerusalem Itzhak Navon station after a short 34 minute ride. Exit the station and walk to the Jerusalem Gold Hotel
We suggest taking the 08:01 AM train arriving in Jerusalem Itzhak Navon train station at about 08:55 AM
Exit the train station and meet your private driver at the Jerusalem Gold Hotel. (3-minute walk for the train station)
If you prefer you can also take an earlier train, starting from 06:01 AM. Trains leave the Hahagana train station every 30 minutes. Check the updated train schedule here!
What to Bring
Please bring your Passport with you! You will need your passport to enter Bethlehem.
Remember to wear comfortable shoes for walking and bring a hat to protect against the sun & drink lots of water in the summer months. When visiting holy sites you will be asked to cover your shoulders and knees.
Any cancellation prior to 48 hours advance of travel date will incur a fee of $10 USD for the refund procedure.
Upon notice 48 hours advance of departure – the trip is non-refundable!
Unfortunately, these tours are not wheelchair accessible.
Train Station Security Checks
Entry to all train stations is subject to a personal baggage check.
Every station entrance is manned by security guards who operate in accordance with Israel Police guidelines and are committed to upholding your dignity and safety during the security check.
Please be aware that lines may develop at the security check stations during peak hours in the morning and afternoon/evening (6:00am-9:00am and 15:00-19:00), so it is important that you arrive sometime prior to your train’s departure.
In cooperation with:
Israel Railways and SANDEMANs NEW Europe