Welcome to Jericho


It is no idle boast: archaeological evidence traces settlement here back more than 10,000 years, and the ashes of the empires that have fought and conquered Jericho over the millennia can be seen throughout the city.

Jericho may have modernised since then, but small-scale farming is still a way of life for many of its inhabitants, and the city can feel a bit scruffy and unkempt. But, with its palm trees, date plantations and smiley demeanour, it also feels very different to the rest of the West Bank and makes a great stop for a day or two.


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$117 Cultural & Theme Tours

Tel Aviv to Masada and Dead Sea Day Trip with Cable Car Ride

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: En Gedi Nature Reserve, Dead Sea RegionSee Ein Gedi natural reserve Stop At: Dead Sea, Dead Sea RegionFloat and mud yourself at the Dead sea Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Masada National Park, Masada, Dead Sea RegionVisit Masada Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

$108 Cultural & Theme Tours

Masada and the Dead Sea Day Trip from Jerusalem

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: En Gedi Nature Reserve, Dead Sea RegionSee Ein Gedi natural reserve Pass By: Qumran Caves, Dead Sea Region, West BankSee Qumran caves where the Dead sea scrolls were found Stop At: Dead Sea, Dead Sea RegionFloat and mud yourself at the Dead sea Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Masada National Park, Masada, Dead Sea RegionVisit Masada Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

$105 Cultural & Theme Tours

West Bank Full-Day Tour from Jerusalem with Lunch

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Ramallah Tourist Information Center, Ramallah, Binyamin Region, West BankWe explore Ramallah, the modern, vibrant, cultural capital of the West Bank, where we’ll walk through the city and visit Arafat’s Tomb, before moving on to the city of Jesus’s birth, Bethlehem.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Jericho Tourist Information Center, Jericho, West BankThe tour visits Jericho, the oldest city in the world and beginning of civilization. As well as the historical sites, we will have the opportunity to view the Mount of Temptation from below, where the biblical story of the defeat of the Devil took place.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Qasr al-Yahud Baptismal Site, Jerusalem, Jerusalem DistrictThe tour heads to Qasr-el-Yahud, the ancient baptism site of Jesus on the banks of the Jordan River.Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Church of NativityThe final stop is Bethlehem, where we will visit holy sites of the city, including the Church of Nativity; walk through the Old City with its colorful market; and walk alongside the separation barrier that cuts through the city and see the colourful contributions made by famous graffiti artist, Banksy. Finally, we head back to Jerusalem with a day of memories that will not be soon forgotten.Duration: 3 hours

$125 Day Trips & Excursions

Jerusalem to Bethlehem and Jericho Day Trip with Entry Fees

Leave your central Jerusalem hotel in an air-conditioned coach and head east toward Jericho. As you travel through the Judean desert, pass the Inn of the Good Samaritan, the site linked to the Bible’s famous parable.Stop at the sign marking sea level and enjoy views over the Jordan Valley, the place where Jesus is said to have been baptized; and Jericho’s oasis, as you descend to the world’s oldest continuously populated city. Mentioned in the Old and New Testament, Jericho is perhaps best known for the biblical story of its walls crumbling to the trumpet sounds of the Israelite army, and as the place where Jesus is said to have returned after 40 days in the wilderness.Get views of Mt Temptation, the craggy hill that towers over the city, and see the Tel mound and Elisha’s Spring, the natural spring mentioned in the Bible. Also, take a look at the sycamore tree that, according to the Bible, was climbed by Zacchaeus so he could see Jesus more clearly as he entered the city.Either stop for lunch (own expense) in a restaurant in Jericho or later, when you visit Bethlehem, depending on timings. Having explored Jericho, relax on your coach ride to Bethlehem, Jesus’ believed birthplace. On arrival, walk around Manger Square and enter the Church of the Nativity to see the Grotto of the Nativity, where a star marks the spot of Jesus’ birth. Then, visit the Church of St Catherine where Saint Jerome translated the Bible from Hebrew to Latin.Leave Bethlehem and view Shepherds’ Field, where the bible says the angel of the Lord appeared to shepherds to tell them of Jesus’ birth. See the modern, tent-shaped church built on the site, and then return to Jerusalem, where your tour ends with a hotel drop-off.

$91 Cultural & Theme Tours

Dead Sea Spa and Wellness Trip from Tel Aviv

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Dead Sea, Dead Sea RegionEnjoy in a well facilitated shore of the Dead Sea Duration: 6 hours 30 minutesPass By: Sea Level 0, Jerusalem, Jerusalem DistrictPass through the Sea level landmark

$135 Day Trips & Excursions

Tel Aviv to Bethlehem and Jericho Full-Day Guided Trip

Leave your central Tel Aviv hotel in an air-conditioned coach and travel through the Judean desert to Jericho. On route, see the Inn of the Good Samaritan, the site associated with the much-loved biblical parable.Pause at the sign that marks sea level and get views over the Jordan Valley, the place where Jesus is believed to have been baptized; and Jericho’s oasis, as you descend to the world’s oldest continuously populated city. Mentioned in the Old and New Testament, Jericho’s walls were, according to the Bible, felled by the trumpet sounds of Joshua’s Israelite army. The ancient city is also thought to be where Jesus returned after his time in the wilderness.Gaze at Mt Temptation, the mountain that towers over the city, and see Tel mound and Elisha’s Spring, the latter mentioned in the Bible. Your guide will also show you the sycamore tree that the Bible recounts as having been climbed by the tax collector Zacchaeus to get a better view of Christ.Either break for lunch (own expense) in Jericho or on your visit to Bethlehem, depending on timings. Having explored Jericho, relax as you drive to Bethlehem, Jesus’ believed birthplace. When you arrive, stroll around Manger Square and enter the Church of the Nativity. Descend into the Grotto of the Nativity, where a star marks Jesus’ birthplace. Continue to the Church of St Catherine where Saint Jerome translated the Bible from Hebrew to Latin.Lastly, view Shepherds’ Field, where a church commemorates the spot where shepherds were reputedly told of Jesus’ birth. Afterward, return to Tel Aviv, where your tour ends with a hotel drop-off.