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This 8 hours long tour will give you an insight of the monastic life in the Judean Desert.During this fascinating day, you will enjoy visiting three the most interesting and the oldest monasteries, two of them still active.

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Stop At: Mar Saba Monastery, Bethlehem, West Bank

Mar Saba Monastery is one of the oldest and the best preserved monasteries in the Judea Desert. This Monastery was built in the V Century and still preserves most of its ancient sever view. Dramatically set deep in the desert, this is one of the most distant but also the most interesting places in Palestine

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Ein Prat Nature Reserve (Wadi Qelt), Kfar Adumim, Binyamin Region, West Bank

Wadi Qelt is miraculously beautiful. A deep gorge with ever-running water is one of the most mysterious places in the whole Judea Desert. And the view of the St. George Monastery cut deep into the premordial rock is simply fascinating

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Deir Hijleh

Deir Hajleh or St. Gerasimos Monastery was last time rebuilt at the Crusades times. This quiet place is full of secret beauty and of mystical icons and mosaics, as well as the sculls of the ancient monks...

Duration: 1 hour


    Location: Bethlehem, Palestinian Territories

    Duration: 6 to 7 hours

    Voucher Redembtion: You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity. 

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      Departure Time: From Tel Aviv - 8:00 AM From Jerusalem - 9:00 AM

      Hotel Pickup Available: Yes

    • Inclusions:
      • Professional art historian guide
      • Driver/guide
      • Tel Aviv or Jerusalem Hotel pickup and drop-off
      • Private tour
      • Transport by private vehicle

    • Exclusions:
      • Food and drinks
      • Gratuities

    • Other Information:
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
      • A dress code is required to enter places of worship. 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
      • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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