Fri 24 May 2019 | 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Jerusalem - Jerusalem, Jerusalem,
Join Finjan for a special excursion to Bethlehem and an inside look at the city’s importance throughout the ages and the secrets that lie beyond the birth of Christendom in the holy land – a profound look beyond your imagination and into the past.
Join Finjan for a unique excursion into the heart of the Palestinian city of Bethlehem – the birthplace of Jesus and a city full of secrets beyond what the eye can see. More than just the city of Nativity, Bethlehem is a bustling, historical center that has played a major role shaping civilization throughout the ages in this region.
* Israelis and holder’s of Israeli citizenship (dual citizens included) are permitted to join the excursion after submitting to Finjan the necessary paperwork that we will send you. Contact us immediately upon registering for the trip so we can send you everything required for special permission that Finjan is coordinating with the local, administrative authorities.
* Final permits will be issued 24-72 hours prior tot he trip – only then will the trip be guaranteed for those holding Israeli citizenship
* Please note this is located in Area A of the Palestinian Authority. All security is in accordance with local law of the Palestinian Authority and Israeli Civil Administration.
The trip will include visits to the classic, historical sites in Bethlehem but will also give a special look at what has made the city a cultural crossroads today while finding a way to preserve its unique place across antiquity and the ancient world. Our outing will be guided Dr. Moish Maoz, one of Israel’s foremost experts on Christendom and the development of Christianity today and the many different Christian groups inhabiting this small space that means so much to so many across the world.
Our itinerary includes the following sites of interest:
Checkpoint 300 into Bethlehem
Look at the ‘Security/Separation Wall’, local graffiti and the Banksy Hotel (from the outside)
In depth tour of the Church of Nativity – beyond the classic tourist path
Bethlehem’s primary souq (market)
Milk Grotto (dependent on crowds)
Beit Sahour and Shepherd’s Field (Orthodox and Catholic)
Beit Jala and lookout point
Monastery of Our Lady of the Locked Garden in the village of Artas
Finjan is not responsible for the personal safety of its travellers
Finjan does not provide insurance to its travellers
All participants are responsible for their own health and safety
All participants must have ID cards or passports with them (foreigners are required to have passports)
This trip is in Area A of the Palestinian Authority/Palestinian Territories and is coordinated with the IDF and Civil Administration. All participants are responsible for themselves according to the laws within this realm
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