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Excursion number 9
The Basilica of the Nativity in Bethlehem, the monastery of the Cross,
the village of Ein Kerem in Jerusalem, where John the Baptist was born
Ein Kerem - a district in southern Jerusalem
© Photo by Tour Guide Paul, April, 2021
Bethlehem is the city of the Nativity of Jesus Christ. In Bethlehem, the most ancient church of the Holy Land is visited, preserved without destruction from the moment of construction - the Basilica of the Nativity, built by the Byzantine Emperor Justinian in the VI century. Also during the tour we will get acquainted with the ancient Orthodox monastery of the Cross in the valley of the Cross in the western part of modern Jerusalem. In the interests of the monastery there was a deep history, from the Byzantine period to our days. The famous Georgian writer Shota Rustaveli lived within his walls. The interiors of the monastery housed an exposition of the church museum of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem.
In the southern part of Jerusalem is the village of Ein Kerem in Jerusalem, where John the Baptist was born. The Catholic Monastery of the Nativity preserves the memory of this place. Also in the village there is a source of the Virgin Mary.
The excursion begins at the place of accommodation of the tourists in Jerusalem (the address and time of the excursion beginning is indicated in advance by the guide). On the tour you need to have comfortable shoes, drinking water and a hat from the sun. Clothes should be like when visiting churches (men should not visit churches in shorts, women should have clothes with closed shoulders, do not have a neckline, short skirts and shorts, you can wear trousers). To cross the border post between Jerusalem and Bethlehem, tourists need to have a passport with them.
The price for all participants of the excursion on our car with the departure from Jerusalem is $ 500 with the number of up to 6 people in the car and $ 650 with the number of participants from 7 to 15 people. When you leave for a tour from Tel Aviv and its environs on our car, the price for up to 6 people is $ 700, and from 7 to 15 people - $ 900.
We wish you a pleasant stay and an exciting journey and pilgrimage!his private tour is suitable for all ages who love hiking.
Prices are quoted in USD
The Cost includes:
Friendly guide recommendations for different places in Israel
The cost Excludes:
The cost of paid entrances along the route.
Personal expenses such a shopping, souvenirs, bar bills etc
Food, snacks and drinks
In case of accommodation of excursion participants in Tel Aviv and its environs or in other cities of Israel, we can help with recommendations on how to get to Jerusalem by public transport.
There is the possibility of delivery on excursions and back on our transport from the Tel Aviv area and its environs and the Dead Sea for an additional fee.
The program provides an overview of the main attractions.
The itinerary of the tour can be made according to the requests of the tourists.
A detailed program, taking into account the requests of tourists, is compiled after agreeing on the cost of services.
The tour is accompanied by Tour guide Paul
(License of a certified guide in English from the Ministry of Tourism of the State of Israel No. 10103)
You can order the tour by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
And also by calling: + 972-545-336-297 (Wats up / Viber / Telegram), (in Israel: 054-5336-297)
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