I suggest you see with your own eyes the places where the events of the Bible unfolded. I will tell stories that are 4000, 3000, 2000 years old, show where what happened and answer your questions. We will get to the place from the city center by public transport. Individual excursion for 1-10 people Duration 8 hours Children Allowed with children How it goes On foot Rating 5 on 6 reviews € 220 per excursion Price for 1-10 people, regardless of the number of participants
In a picturesque valley, among the Jerusalem mountains, there is the village of Ein Karem. Translated from Hebrew, its name means Grape Spring. And that's all they knew about her 4000 years ago. 3000 years ago, it was conquered by King Saul, according to the Old Testament, who founded the united kingdom of Israel. And 2000 years ago, Zachariah and Elizabeth (Elisheva) lived here and John the Baptist (Johanan) was born. The Virgin Mary stayed in their house until Joseph came for her and took her to Bethlehem, where Jesus was born.
In Bethlehem (Hebrew Beit Lechem, lit. House of Bread), a thousand years before the birth of Jesus, David was born, the most famous of the Jewish kings and, according to the New Testament, the ancestor of Christ. In Bethlehem, the events of the life of the biblical righteous woman Ruth were also unfolding.
All these stories, as well as many others, I will tell during our excursion. I will be glad to answer your questions on the topic.
In Ein Karem we will see the source of Miriam, the house of Zechariah, Elisheva and Johanan, where the Church of the Visitation was built in the 20th century. If you wish, we will visit the Gornensky Orthodox Convent.
In Bethlehem, we will visit the Church of the Nativity of Christ, which was erected by Empress Helen, the mother of Emperor Constantine. This is the oldest church, which has not been destroyed even once since the 4th century! Also, famous pilgrimage sites await us - the Milk Grotto and the Shepherd's Fields.
We will also visit a pilgrimage center where you can buy souvenirs: candles, oil and icons that you can consecrate in holy places. There is no public transport in Bethlehem, so you can either use the car that the store will offer you if you buy souvenirs from them, or you can order a taxi (price $ 200).
- The duration of the excursion, depending on the route, is 6-8 hours
- Public transport is paid for independently: a one-way ticket costs 7 shekels / person. One way trip will take about an hour.
- To enter Bethlehem, you must have passports with you
The tour starts at your hotel. You will find out the exact meeting point immediately after booking.