Tour Guide Program Field Trips

At Bethlehem Bible College we are committed to give each of our tour guide students in-depth knowledge about destinations frequented by tourists in the Holy Land. This semester our students visited many sights and learned experientially how to relay information to visitors in an entertaining and informative way.

Field Trips included, visiting important natural and cultural heritage sites in Jenin, Nablus, and Jericho. In Bethlehem the students visited the palace of Herod the Great know as Herodium Palace, which was built during the Roman period (22BC to 15BC) and still remains today on top of the highest pick of the Judean dessert. They also went Wadi Khreitun (Chariton Valley) which is a pre-historic site found in the South area of Bethlehem. As well as learning all about ancient ruins the students experienced an intangible part of history when they visited one of the oldest pottery shops in Palestine, found in Jenin.

Lastly the students also visited museums that safeguard antiquities and important ancient materials. They visited the Palestinian National Museum and the Israeli Museum, where the third oldest known surviving manuscripts of works later included in the Bible are kept , commonly known as the ‘Dead Sea Scrolls’.

‘These trips always aim to enrich the student’s knowledge of the Holy Land and prepare them to be highly equipped Tour Guides in the near future’, noted Haytham Dieck, Tour Guide Program Coordinator.

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