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Follow the footsteps of John the Baptist in Ein Kerem, Jerusalem

Two churches - Visitation Church where Mary learned that she's bearing child, and St. John Ba Harim Church where the immerser, John the Baptist was born - two churches that commemorate two events that gave Christianity two of the most ancient hymns - The Magnificat and Benedictus.

From Ein Kerem
Online Experience
1 Hour
Middle East
Upto 10 people
English, Hebrew
  • Visit places associated with John the Baptist's life
  • See the places related to the Magnificat and Benedictus
  • Learn about the life of John the Baptist and how experiences here as a child shaped his adult life

Ein Kerem is the birthplace of John the Baptist and where he spent his childhood. We will visit the sites commemorating John's events, such as the Church of Visitation, Mary's Spring, John Beharim Church and the Convent of the Sisters of Zion. Over the centuries, the rulers destroyed and rebuilt many of these locations- we can see the different sections over time. We will also see where Mary met her cousin Elizabeth and praised the Lord in a Song of Mary or the Magnificat. We will actually see the places out of which the Magnificat and Benedictus came to be.

Seeing these sites and the surrounding view will give you an understanding of how it was for John growing up as a child and how his experiences here may have contributed to what he did as an adult and his role in Christianity.

  • Please have a good internet connection and Zoom app installed on your phone or laptop
  • Please sign in to the Zoom app five minutes prior to the beginning of the experience
  • The instructions to join the meeting will be sent via email shortly after the booking
Know before you go
  • You can book this tour for 100 USD for a group of 3 screens OR as a private tour for 150 USD and invite up to 10 friends and family to join this activity with you from all over the world. You will see the option to book this experience as a private tour on the checkout page if it is available for that time slot
  • This tour involves traveling to various places, and at times the internet connection may be weak. However, we will attempt to minimize such disruptions (only for outdoor tours)
  • Since these are live tours, they may be subject to last minute cancellation due to inclement weather, Internet disruptions or other unforeseen circumstances.
Meet your Host
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Raanan Boral has been a tour guide on and off since the early 1980s. When off, he worked in nature conservation and environmental administration. Raanan, in his tours, combines a variety of disciplines – history, politics, art, and music – to make the tour a unique experience.

David Ha'ivri is a Jewish man who loves the land and people of Israel. For over 15 years, David led strategic and geopolitical VIP tours in Israel for influencers worldwide and from all types of backgrounds, religions, and political schools of thought. At some point, it dawned on him that his passion was tourism, the land of Israel, and sharing its amazing history and beauty with his friends. To turn that passion into a profession, he enrolled in the Yad Yitzchak Ben Tzvi Tour Guide school and has become a licensed Israel tour guide.

From USD 100 / Group
Important Information
  • Fully refundable in case of any cancellation upto 2 days before the tour.