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CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS IN ISRAEL


From USD 1938 * | from £ 1414.74*

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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. Be a part of our special Holy Land Christmas tour. Spending Christmas in the Holy Land will be an unforgettable experience.

Day 01 – Dec 22nd – Arrival - Jerusalem 
Arrive at Ben Gurion Airport where you will be met by a representative. Transfer to Jerusalem and check into hotel for dinner and overnight.
 
Day 02 – Dec 23rd – 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.
 
Day 03 – Dec 24th – 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.
 
Day 04 – Dec 25th – Jerusalem
MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!
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.
 
Day 05 – 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.
 
Day 06 – Dec 27th – Jordan Valleys, 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.
 
Day 07 – Dec 28th – 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.
 
Day 08 –Dec 29th – 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)
 

Includes:

  • Meeting & assistance by a representative at the airport upon arrival
  • Sharing transfers from Ben Gurion airport upon arrival 
  • Transfer to Ben Gurion Airport upon departure OR to Hotel if extending stay
  • 7 Nights’ accommodation on Half board basis as follows:
  • 5 nights in Jerusalem (no dinner on Christmas Eve at the hotel)
  • 2 nights in Tiberias
  • English Speaking tour guide
  • A/C 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
 

Excludes:

  • Any airline tickets 
  • Insurances
  • Visa
  • Taxes
  • Additional meals, drinks
  • Tips
 
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