EIN KAREM

After breakfast, we drive to Ein Karem is best known as the birthplace of St. John the Baptist, the Church of St. John the Baptist (not to be confused with a church in the Old City by the same name), we visit the Franciscan Church of St. John the Baptist, the birth place of John the Baptist, then we will walk to see the Visitation Church where Mary proclaimed her famous "Magnificat" and continue  the Notre Dame de Sion convent, and the Greek Orthodox St. John convent , and the Al Moskovia Russian monastery (originally called the Gorny Monastery).

Finally, spend some time in the Old City marketplace shopping for mementos and gifts from this remarkable adventure. Then, we return to the hotel.