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Discover the Holy Land the place where the three religions meet. I invite you to explore and experience this ancient land, through the stories of people who call it home. A mosaics of cultures and believes, ancient features, secrets buried deep underground.

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Like the Wise Men, come and meet Baby Jesus

Enjoy the ancient history of Bethlehem with a private guide. Step back in time to an era of Byzantine emperors, the Virgin Mary and Jesus in this city of Biblical history. You’ll explore the Old City of Bethlehem and it’s quarters, learn about local olive oil production at Al Badd Museum and learn about the life of Jesus at the famous Nativity Church and more

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How to get from Jerusalem to Bethlehem

Photo: Arab Bus Station in Damascus GateUpdated on 23 February 2020By Bus 234 If you are visiting Bethlehem from Jerusalem and you have to make your own way to Bethlehem, you need to take bus number 234 from the Arab bus station in Damascus Gate in Jerusalem (Called...

See what Bethlehem is like this Christmas

https://youtu.be/UySgyI0UnD4     This Christmas is like no other in Bethlehem -- the biblical birthplace of Jesus Christ. Christmas celebrations are scaled back and social distancing measures are in place to curb the spread of Covid-19. Elliot Gotkine...

A day in Hebron

Hebron is an oft-overlooked tour destination of Palestine.  While an oft-overlooked tour destination in Palestine, it is one that never ceases to be of interest to those that love history, archaeology, and Palestinian culture.  Let us now journey to this city, known...

A Must Visit to Jacob’s Well

The Location In a list of Holy Land ‘musts’ should be a visit to Nablus, biblical Shechem, about one hour’s drive north of Jerusalem. Nablus sits in a narrow valley between Mount Gerizim, important to the Samaritan community and Mount Ebal. In the middle of the...

Jerusalem: Holy Week, the Holy Sepulchre and the Holy Fire

My Jerusalem tours cover all of the religious, historical and archaeological heritage of the city, but I have a special interest in showing its Christian heritage.  This blog will focus on the Holy Sepulchre during the most important ceremony of Holy Week leading to...

Saint George Monastery Of Choziba

My Saint George Chozeva Monastery Tour highlights the uniqueness of the Judean Desert monastic traditions located in one of the most stunning landscape of the West Bank.   Brief History of the Monastery On one unknown day in the late 6th century AD/CE, a Greek...

The Baptismal Site of the Jordan River

A Sacred Place In Christianity A mere hour from Bethlehem and 40 minutes from Jerusalem, a journey to the baptismal site of Christ at the Jordan River near the city of Jericho is a descent to the lowest point of elevation in the world.  It is also one of the most...

Discovering Shepherd’s Field

And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night.  An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you...

Things to do in Bethlehem

It’s no great secret that millions of pilgrims and tourists come to Bethlehem every year to see the Church of the Nativity.  That’s the way it should be, and the people of Bethlehem are very proud that Kineesa Al-Mahed, the Church of the Nativity as we call it in...

Traveling in Palestine

You will find useful tips and information for travelling around in Palestine in this blog. These are my experiences and thoughts that I would like to share with you as a local resident and a tour guide The number of visitors to the Holy Land has increased...

Merry Christmas from Bethlehem!

No matter what your faith or beliefs may be, everyone that comes to the Holy Land can appreciate that Christmas in Bethlehem is a special time of the year.  The older I get and the more I work as a tour operator, the greater I appreciate the fact that I am indeed very...

Wadi Qelt and a Walk through the Valley of the Shadow of Death

Last time, I wrote about Mar Saba Monastery, located a short distance to the east of Bethlehem, and its great importance to the Christian heritage of the Holy Land. I’d like to continue our journey through the Judean Desert Wilderness, and towards Jericho via an...

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