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Ein karem and Abu Ghosh

Tour Highlight


St. John Church

Visit the traditional birthplace of John the Baptist and take a look at the archeological excavation below the church.


Visitation church

Visit the special visitation church, commemorating Mary's encounter with Elizabeth, John the Baptist's mother. 


Abu Ghosh

Visit the famous Arab village

 Ein Karem and Abu Ghosh

Embark on a captivating journey as we venture into the heart of Israel's enchanting landscapes, exploring the picturesque treasures of Ein Kerem and the cultural delights of Abu Ghosh. The charming village of Ein Kerem welcomes us with open arms as if inviting us to step into a storybook. 

Immediately upon arrival, the special atmosphere of Ein Karem washes over you. Its lush greenery, the flamboyant bougainvillea spilling over the stone houses of its resident artists, its burbling springs, and its historical churches and monasteries all combine to create a unique beauty. 


On this tour, we will wander around this gentle town, meander between the natural springs. One, in particular, is known as Mary’s Well, the site where it is believed that Mary is believed to have sat and refreshed herself while on a visit to Elizabeth, mother of John the Baptist. Afterward, we will visit the Church of the Visitation, where the echoes of Mary's footsteps seem to whisper tales of old. Our tour will continue to the St. John Church, an old church, commemorating the birth of John.


In the afternoon we will make our way to the lively village of Abu Ghosh, a culinary haven that will treat your taste buds to an unforgettable feast. Renowned for its delectable Middle Eastern cuisine, Abu Ghosh invites us to indulge in authentic flavors that have stood the test of time.


After lunch, we will embark on an afternoon filled with cultural exploration. We will visit the stunning Abu Ghosh Monastery built by the Crausereds. Explore the intricacies of the monastery's architecture and learn about its captivating history.

More options on this tour: Nabi Samuel, Emmaus, Latrun


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