About us

About us

 Abood Tours / Bethlehem Tours by Abood offers a unique historical and spiritual experience for over 15 years. We are led by local professionals and experienced tour guides.

Bethlehem tours by Abood bring a unique and enriching travel experience, backed by the prestigious TripAdvisor Travel Choice Award and licensed guides certified by the Ministry of Tourism. With a dedication to delivering exceptional service, these tours offer a wealth of knowledge about the historical and cultural significance of Bethlehem. Visitors can explore iconic landmarks such as the Church of the Nativity, Manger Square, and Shepherds Field, while being guided by experts who ensure an informative and enjoyable journey. Abood’s commitment to excellence guarantees that travelers gain deep insights into Bethlehem’s rich heritage and religious importance. By holding the TripAdvisor Travel Choice Award 2023, people can trust that this tour provider has consistently garnered positive reviews from satisfied customers—highlighting its reputation for exceptional service in delivering unparalleled experiences in Bethlehem.

Bethlehem is a Palestinian city located approximately 10 kilometers south of Jerusalem, holds immense historical and religious significance. Revered as the birthplace of Jesus Christ, it plays a pivotal role in Christianity and attracts countless pilgrims and tourists each year. The prominence of this city dates back centuries, as Bethlehem has been inhabited since at least the Iron Age.

However, in modern times, Bethlehem has encountered numerous challenges due to its geographic location. One notable manifestation of these challenges is the Apartheid Separation Wall, which has amazing paintings by international artists such as Banksy. It serves as both an artistic masterpiece and a powerful political statement that supports non-violent resistance.

How to travel from Jerusalem to Bethlehem city

For those seeking an economical and efficient way to travel from Jerusalem to Bethlehem, you can get the Bus No. 234 or 231. simply make your way to the Arab Bus Station located at the Damascus Gate (Bab el-Amoud) in East Jerusalem.

Bus 234 offers a direct route to Bethlehem, whisking you away to your destination in a mere 30 minutes. On the other hand, Bus 231 takes a slightly longer route via Beit Jala town, extending the travel time to approximately 50 minutes. The cost for this journey is 5.50 Shekels, which is equivalent to about 2 USD.

Upon reaching Bethlehem, Bus 234 will conveniently drop you off at the entrance of Bethlehem Checkpoint 300 and you can meet your tour guide there!

Should you require any assistance or have any inquiries, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. You can contact us via email at info@aboodtours.com or through WhatsApp at +972598359840. We are more than happy to assist you in any way we can.

Is It Safe to Visit Bethlehem?

Bethlehem is a safe city that offers an enriching experience for tourists who prefer to embark on their journey with a trusted local tour guide. With its rich historical and cultural significance, Bethlehem showcases an abundance of fascinating landmarks such as the Church of the Nativity and Manger Square. Engaging the services of a knowledgeable local tour guide ensures visitors receive accurate historical context and insightful anecdotes along the way. Not only do these guides possess an in-depth understanding of the city’s heritage, but they also ensure safety by navigating through any potential security concerns that may arise. These precautions enable travelers to explore Bethlehem with peace of mind, allowing them to immerse themselves fully in this unique destination. By choosing a professional tour guide in Bethlehem, visitors gain access to hidden gems, off-the-beaten-path experiences, and insider knowledge that create memorable and authentic interactions throughout their exploration.

Who Can Visit Bethlehem?

All tourists who enter Israel under a tourist Visa are allowed access into Bethlehem through the main crossing from Israel which is located just a few miles from the city center of Jerusalem. Foreign nationals are permitted to cross back and forth as many times as they wish. 

We also offer private tours with a professional tour guide in Israel and the West Bank: Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Hebron and Jericho.. etc  
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  • Mobile phone 1: +972598359840
  • Mobile phone 2: +972527885914
    Email: Info@aboodtours.com