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A popular Christian pilgrimage stop during a Holy Land tour is the Franciscan Church of the Visitation in Ein Karem, in the west side of Jerusalem, which honors the visit made by Mary the mother of Jesus’, to Elizabeth, the mother of John the Baptist’s (Luke 1:39-56).

Visit the ancient village of Ein Karem during a Christian group tour of the Holy Land, the birthplace of John the Baptist (Luke 1:39-80). Today Ein Karem is home to many churches and monasteries welcoming over 3 million visitors per year whom enjoy the surrounding beauty and groves, located in one of Jerusalem’s most picturesque neighborhoods with charming stone houses and stone walkways.