There are some alternative tours departing from Jerusalem. Most of them are operated in English.
Through those activities, you can study the Palestinian life under the Israeli occupation from the view of the residents.
We recommend those tours because we can understand what is really happening in Palestine, besides the holy places and ruins.
Destinations and prices vary. Check operators’ websites before coming.
For example, half-day trip costs up to 200 NIS, full-day trip about 400 NIS.
Alternative Tourism Group
Alternative Tourism Group is a tour operator based in Beit Sahour, next to Bethlehem. They publish tourism books about Palestine.
They operate not only basic day trips from Jerusalem to Bethlehem, Hebron or the Old City but also homestay or olive picking.
Green Olive Tours
Green Olive Tours operates many unique activities, such as visiting the Bedouins or Jewish settlements besides basic city day trips.
Because they work with both the Palestinians and the Israelis, you can study the life from both sides.
They also operate multi-day tour to Jordan.