Top Choice Ruins in Jericho & Around

Tel al-Sultan (Ancient Jericho)

It is impossible not feel a sense of history strolling around the mounds and ruins at Tel al-Sultan, where remains of dwellings and fortifications dating back some 10,000 years have been unearthed. You will see what…
Top Choice Theatre in Jenin

Freedom Theatre

This world-renowned theatre group has persevered in the face of difficult circumstances since it was founded in 2006. Its founder, Juliano Mar Khamis, was assassinated in 2011 by masked gunners outside the theatre b…
Church in Bethlehem

Church of the Nativity

Though many have argued over whether X (or, in this case, a star) really does mark the spot, the Church of the Nativity nevertheless makes an imposing marker for the birthplace of Jesus. Also called the Basilica of …
Museum in Bethlehem

Crib Museum

The nativity-scene spectacle at the Crib Museum is a short walk off Manger Sq.
Church in Bethlehem

Milk Grotto Chapel

A short walk from Manger Sq is the lesser-known Milk Grotto Chapel. The white rock inside this stony chapel is said to bring milk to a mother’s bosom and enhance fertility in women who swallow a morsel of the chalky…
Museum in Bethlehem

Old Bethlehem Museum

This museum is located in a typical Palestinian home of the 19th century. See native costumes, peruse the collection of early-20th-century photos of Palestine, and purchase embroidery produced by the Bethlehem Arab …
Religious Site in Bethlehem

Rachel’s Tomb

In a desolate corridor created by Israel’s separation wall, near the main checkpoint into town on the Israeli side of the wall, stands Rachel’s Tomb. Another Bethlehem sojourner during labour, Rachel is said to have…
Palace in Around Bethlehem


King Herod’s spectacular fortress-palace, Herodium, built between 23 and 15 BCE, was known through the centuries to Arab inhabitants as the Mountain of Paradise.Even from a distance, you won’t miss the site: it rise…
Monastery in Around Bethlehem

Mar Saba Monastery

A must-see on any journey through the Holy Land is Mar Saba Monastery, a bleak and beautiful 20km drive east of Bethlehem (beyond Beit Sahour). This phenomenal cliff-clinging copper-domed hermitage, founded in 439 C…
Church in Bethlehem

St Mary’s Syrian Orthodox Church

Sunday Mass is held in Syriac.