The journey to Jerusalem is approximately 2 hours each way, therefore a hearty breakfast is recommended. There is over five hours of walking on this tour including many steps and cobble-stones. Bethlehem is in the Palestinian Authority so a local guide will join the coach at the check point as Israelis are not permitted to enter Bethlehem. The visit to the Church is combined with a shopping stop in the town which is organised by the local guide. Please refer to the important information section relating to this port. Please wear conservative attire (cover shoulders and knees) as you are visiting religious sites.