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Private Day Tour: St. George's Monastery, Wadi Qelt, Mar Saba, and Bethlehem
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Wadi Qelt is a scenic gorge running between Jerusalem and Jericho; as such, it is popular among hikers. The isolated Greek Orthodox monastery is carved into a cliff in the northeastern corner of the narrow canyon. The exterior is impressive; inside, the non-squeamish will marvel at the human reliquary.
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Wadi Qilt | West Bank, Jerusalem, Israel
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Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

This monastery, without a doubt, is one of the finest pearls in the casket of Israeli's sights. Despite the widespread presence of signs of modern technology, the modesty, simplicity and form of buildings and interior decoration, the landscape and islands of vegetation evoke a sense...More

Thank David L
Reviewed 25 March 2017

east to access by car. there is a walk of about 1 km, down hill to the site itself. the entrence is free. visit the church with the mummyfied munk, and dont miss the cave on the upper level. on the way back you can...More

Thank nitro699
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Beautiful place, nestled in the Valley of the Shadow (which David penned about in Psalm 23). This region only receives direct sunlight one hour per day. This area is the area of the Jericho Road Jesus wrote about in the parable of the Good Samaritan....More

Thank pilgrim1015
Reviewed 24 February 2017

This monastery is truly a remarkable place to visit in the wilderness. The monks will be open to visitors but you must be respectful and dress conservatively. The women in our group covered our hair for this visit. There's also a well-marked path you can...More

Thank Lauren L
Reviewed 16 February 2017

We did not go into the monastery but rather stopped across the ravine to look down. It truly looks like it's just hanging off the cliff and is quite scenic. Don't forget to look down into the Wadi to see the Aqueduct.

Thank Lorne N
Reviewed 12 February 2017

If you are foreigner and love arabic culture, then a great start point is Jericho, AubergInn highly recommended. Hike to the monastery starts at Herods winter palace (which sounds more than it is, but anyway interesting), the very nicely kept foot path enters the valley...More

Thank Flyer31
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

This is a really cool off the beaten track spot, with amazing views. It is ruined somewhat by the traders who continually pester you from the moment you park your vehicle until you depart.

Thank Oran30
Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

I came here as part of a full day hike through Wadi Qelt. They are SO welcoming here, willing (and wanting!) to answer questions. Women need to be dressed modestly but aren't made to feel unwelcome, as can sometimes be the case. The trail leading...More

Thank WanderingShishik
Reviewed 10 October 2016

The drive to the top to see the view is a beautiful drive. We drove to see the Monastery...we thought it closed at 7pm however we were told that the hours the day we stopped in were 8-1pm. From the parking area it is a...More

Thank Ann C
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We saw the monastery from a nearby lookout and got explanations from our tour guide. Incredible story.

Thank Etienne F
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adam d
Hours and days of the week the monastery are open please?
8 January 2015|
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‫8am-13pm‬
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