Bethlehem and Jericho -  Visit the Church of the Nativity in Manger Square, Shepherd's Field where shepherds saw the Star of the Nativity, and celebrate Jesus' birth. Drive back to Jerusalem through the Judean Hills. See the Good Samaritan Inn and mark sea level with a brief stop.  Continue to Jericho , the oldest city in the world -  10,000 years old -  with 23 layers of civilizations. Jericho is an oasis fed by water from the Jordan River and underground streams.  It is the first city the Israelites passed through on entering Canaan after their 40 year walk through the desert. It is also considered a crucial point on trade routes. Stop at Zacchaeus'  Sycamore Tree to hear how he climbed the tree to better see Jesus walk by and then on to the Mount of Temptation monastery where Jesus was tempted by the devil three times during his 40 day fast.
* The tour is subject to Palestian authority regulations.
* Palestinian guide meets the tour only atthe border.
* Change of vehicle may be required upon entering Palestinian authority territory.
* Passport are required.
As with all tours to holy sites, modest dress and head covering are required.
All tours are conducted by government licensed guides and in luxury air-conditioned vehicles and buses.
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