|DATES:||22 December – 29 December, 2018|
|DURATION:||8 Days / 7 Nights|
|PRICE:||From USD$1,899 PER PERSON based on twin share|
** INCLUDING BREAKFAST & DINNER DAILY **
GUARANTEED TOUR DEPARTURE: MINIMUM TWO PEOPLE ONLY!
Spend Christmas 2018 in the place where it all began on this guaranteed departure tour. Below is the itinerary of our Christmas tour of the Holy Land that has been designed to include all the main attractions of Israel as well as celebrating Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in Bethlehem and Jerusalem.
22nd DEC ARRIVAL – TEL AVIV
Arrive at Ben Gurion Airport where you will be met by our representative.
Transfer to Jerusalem and check into hotel for dinner and overnight.
23rd DEC - Jerusalem
After a buffet breakfast drive up the Mount of Olives for a wonderful view of the Old City of Jerusalem. Visit the Church of Dominus Flevit, the Pater Noster Church and then to the Garden of Gethsemane and the Church of All Nations.
Continue on to the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu built on the site of the house of the High Priest Caiphas. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight.
24th DEC - JERUSALEM, BETHLEHEM
Enjoy a relaxing breakfast and spend the morning at leisure.
In the afternoon proceed to Bethlehem to participate in the Christmas Celebrations. Visit the sites in Bethlehem and the Shepherds Fields.
Enjoy dinner in this ancient city and experience Midnight Christmas Mass at Manger Square. Return to hotel for overnight.
25th DEC - JERUSALEM
After a late breakfast enter the old city of Jerusalem. Visit the Church of St. Anne and the Pools of Bethesda. Walk along the Via Dolorosa following the Stations of the Cross. Visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Visit the Western Wall and view the Temple Mount.Visit Mount Zion, the Hall of the Last Supper and the Dormition Abbey. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight.
26TH DEC - JERICHO, DEAD SEA
Enjoy breakfast and then drive to Jericho, known to be the oldest town in the world. View the Mount of Temptation and the Sycamore Tree.
Passing Qumran, the site where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered, proceed to the Dead Sea, where you can experience floating on these waters which have amazing healing powers. Return to Jerusalem for dinner and overnight.
27TH DEC - JORDAN VALLEY, TIBERIAS
After a delicious breakfast drive along the Jordan Valley to Tiberius on the Sea of Galilee. Visit the Mount of Beatitudes, where Jesus preached the Sermon on the Mount. Continue to Tabgha, the site of the Miracle of the Multiplication.
Visit Capernaum, where Jesus began his preaching career. Check into hotel in Tiberius for dinner and overnight.
28TH DEC - MOUNT TABOR, BOAT RIDE, YARDENIT
Today after breakfast drive to Mt. Tabor, the site of the Miracle of the Transfiguration. Take a Boat Ride on the Sea of Galilee with time for prayer and reflection. Enjoy a traditional St. Peter’s Fish Lunch. After lunch continue to “Yardenit” traditional Baptismal Site. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight.
29TH DEC - CANA, NAZARETH, MUHRAKA, CAESAREA
After breakfast drive to Cana, the site of the First Miracle where Jesus turned water into Wine. Continue on to Nazareth to visit the Church of Annunciation. Proceed to Muhraka on Mount Carmel where Elijah confronted the prophets of Baal.Proceed to Caesarea, ancient excavated city with many Roman and Crusader ruins. Transfer to Airport for your departure flight home or drop-off at hotel (if extending stay)
Option for extra nights in either Tel Aviv or Jerusalem on request.
The above tour packages include the following:
- Meet and assistance at the airport upon arrival
- Sharing transfers to/from Ben Gurion airport
- 7 nights accommodation at first class hotels on Half board basis as following:
- 5 nights Rimonim Hotel Jerusalem or similar (no dinner on Christmas Eve at the hotel)
- 2 nights nights Rimonim Mineral Hotel Tiberias or similar
- English Speaking guide for 6 tour days
- Air conditoned coach
- Entrance fees according to itinerary
- St Peters fish lunch
- Christmas Dinner in Bethlehem
- Each traveler in the group will get cap, map of Israel and travelogue.
RATE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- Additional meals, drinks
* Departure is subject to there being a minimum of 2 people booked on the tour.
Other exciting tours are available on request