Bethlehem | Joe Walsh Tours

Bethlehem

Located in the central West Bank in Palestine, Bethlehem lies only 8 kilometres away from Jerusalem. The ancient town is the birthplace of Jesus and the home of the Church of the Nativity, which was built on the site of Jesus’ birth. The church is one of the oldest continuously operating churches in the world.

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Local Information

  • Currency: Shekel
  • Local time: GMT +2 hours
  • Airports: Tel Aviv - Ben Gurion Airport (TLV)
  • Flight duration: 5 hours approximately
  • Languages: Hebrew and Arabic are the official languages; many people speak English
  • Climate: Mediterranean climate with long, hot and dry summers followed by short, cool to warm, wet winters; snow is possible inland on high ground at the height of winter
  • Voltage: 230V A/C. The standard for H plugs (local incompatible plug with 3 flat Y-shaped pins) and sockets was recently modified to use round pins, so most modern sockets accept both type C (Europlug with 2 round pins) and type H plugs; type M sockets are used for air conditioners; identical plugs and sockets also used in the Palestinian National Authority areas
  • Visa: not required for Ireland & UK citizens; nationals of other countries are advised to check with the relevant authorities
  • Passport: Ireland & UK passport holders travelling to Israel and Palestine must have an up-to-date passport valid for travel six months beyond the date of return; nationals of other countries are advised to check with the relevant authorities