In our Bethlehem and Jericho Tour, we shall explore two ancient cities. In Bethlehem, our focus of attention will be the Church of Nativity while in Jericho we’ll tour Ancient Tel Jericho.
The Church of the Nativity is one of the holiest sites for Christians. The underground crypt is considered the birthplace of Jesus.
The monastery was founded by Sabbas the Sanctified in 483. Today, the complex houses around 20 monks. It is considered to be one of the oldest inhabited monasteries in the world, and still maintains many of its ancient traditions.
The Relics of Saint Sabbas
St. George is a monastery located in Wadi Qelt, near Jericho. The cliff-hanging complex, which emerged from a lavra established in the 420s and reorganized as a monastery around 500 CE with its ancient chapel and irrigated gardens.
Relics of the three saints closely associated with St. George of Choziba.
Tell es-Sultan also known as Ancient Jericho, was inhabited from the 10th millennium BCE, with many significant archaeological finds; the site is also notable for its role in the history of Levantine archaeology.
The Ancient Tower and Fortifications
Hisham's Palace is an important early Islamic archaeological site of the Umayyad dynasty from the first half of the 8th century, one of the so-called desert castles.
The Tree of Life Mosaic