Famous Christian Sites At Judea Hills - Tel Aviv

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 7 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    9 AM
  • Departure Details :
    your hotel pick up
  • Return Details :
    yiur hotel drop off

Overview

Take a trip from Tel Aviv or Jerusalem to Judea Hills, to visit five famous Christian Sites, all set at the tremendously beautiful Judea Hills area. You will visit a famous Chechen Abu Gosh village, a traditional site of the Biblical Emmaus, with its two beautiful ancient monasteries. You will continue to visit Latrun Trappist monastery of the silent monks. Your next stop will be the Monastery of the Holy Mary Queen of Palestine at Deir Rafat, where the name of Mary is repeated in 280 languages. From here you will continue to the romantic monastery of Beit Jamal, a traditional burial place of St. Stephan. And finally, you will travel up the mountains, to visit Ein Kerem a birth place of John the Baptist.

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Start your trip with a pick up at your Tel Aviv or Jerusalem hotel and continue to the beautiful Judea Hills area, to visit the most interesting Christian Sites there.
You will visit Abu Gosh village, which is associated with the Biblical Emmaus, to see the Crusade Church at the Benedictine Monastery, one of the best preserved in all Israel.
Continue up the hill, to enjoy a fascinating view of Jerusalem and to visit the Church of Our Lady of the Ark of the Covenant, at the traditional place where the Ark of the Covenant was kept before King David moved it to Jerusalem.
Drive down the mountains to visit beautiful Trappist monastery at Latrun, where great wines are made by the monks who keep silent all the time. Continue a short drive to Deir Rafat church of the Holy Mary the Queen of Palestine. Here the Hail Mary prayer is repeated in 280 languages, beautifully painted on the church walls and ceiling. From Deir Rafat continue to Beit Jamal monastery, the first Martyr St. Stephan burial place. The monastery is famous for its beautiful frescos and ancient mosaics, as well as a great wine and olive oil, made by the local monks and nuns. And finally, after a breathtaking drive through the forests of Judea, you will arrive to Ein Kerem the birth place of John the Baptist, to walk its winding alleys and to visit the great churches at the places where John was born and of the Visitation, where Holy Mary met John mother Elisabeth. Finally, we shall drive you back to your hotel at Tel Aviv or Jerusalem.

Inclusions

  • The tour includes:,
  • professional guiding by the licenced guide, specialist in History and Religion
  • your Tel Aviv or Jerusalem hotel pick up and drop off
  • transportation in a tourist car driven by your guide
  • visit of all the sites stated in the itinerary, with no fees

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking

A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements

 operated by a multi-lingual guide