MIRACLES OF JUDEAN HILLS PRIVATE TOUR
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 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.