Jerusalem - Ein Karem - The Village of John the Baptist and the Home of Brave Women

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Ein Karem - The Village of John the Baptist and the Home of Brave Women

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(129 reviews)
Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel
60 mins
Tip-Supported

About the tour

Just when you think Jerusalem can't possibly be more beautiful... There comes Ein Karem! Join me at one of the hidden gems of the city and walk Ein Karem with me. We will talk about the history of the village and the new testament stories in it (according to Luke): The Birthplace of John the Baptist, the visit Mary paid to Elizabeth, the place where baby John was saved during the massacre of the innocents, and more. We will hear about brave women from Mary and Elizabeth to a Russian princess and a Jewish holocaust survivor and we will enjoy the amazing views, nature alleyways, and churches all around. *We won't enter the churches- most of them are closed due to Covid and the signal is very limited.


Meet Itamar Ben-David

Itamar Ben-David

Itamar Ben-David has 14 years of experience as a tour guide in Israel, especially in Jerusalem where he lives. He has guided thousands of happy tourists from all over the world, and during Covid he founded the Israeli Virtual Tourism Association. Itamar has deep knowledge of the three Abrahamic faiths, History, and Archaeology. He is Jewish of Yemenite and Moroccan heritage, and if you'll be nice he will sing to you.


What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Jerusalem with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 60 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Jerusalem. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.


Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.


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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.


Reviews from travellers

DONNA P.

27 June 2021

Your tours bring back by time in your country.

Allyne n.

26 June 2021

Very interesting. Loved seeing that neighborhood.

Orysia S.

25 June 2021

Great tour! Thank you.

Mary D.

22 June 2021

From Montreal. I has terrible connection issues. The audio was choppy. Could not understand him Will have to do the tour again. I think he sang..that was unique.

Sara (Essex UK) C.

21 June 2021

A most interesting and informative tour! I would never have thought of visiting this village in a million years! Now it's right at the top of the list! It would be magical to visit it in person! Thank you so much, Itamar! You are a star guide!


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