PRICE FROM: USD1,454.00 PER PERSON based on twin share
** INCLUDING BREAKFAST & DINNER DAILY **
GUARANTEED TOUR DEPARTURE: MINIMUM TWO PEOPLE ONLY!
Spend Christmas 2016 in the place where it all began. 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 in Bethlehem and Christmas Day in Jerusalem.
22nd DEC ARRIVAL – TEL AVIV
Arrive at Ben Gurion Airport where you will be met by a Vered tours Representative . Transfer to Tel Aviv and check into hotel for dinner and overnight.
23rd DEC - Jerusalem
After 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 - continue to the Garden of Gethsemane and the Church of All Nations. Continue to the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu built on the site of the house of the High Priest Caiphas . Return to hotel for overnight.
24th DEC - JERUSALEM, BETHLEHEM
After breakfast morning at leisure.
Afternoon - Proceed to Bethlehem to participate in the Christmas Celebrations in Bethlehem. Visit Bethlehem and the Shepherds Fields. Enjoy dinner in this ancient city and the Midnight Christmas Mass. Return to hotel for overnight..
25th DEC - JERUSALEM
After 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
After breakfast 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 in these waters which have amazing healing powers. Return to Jerusalem for dinner and overnight
27TH DEC - JORDAN VALLEY, TIBERIAS
After 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. Visit 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
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 traditional St. Peter’s Fish 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 to Nazareth to visit the Church of Annunciation. Proceed to Muhraka where Elijah confronted the priests of Baal. Proceed to Caesarea, ancient excavated city with many Roman and Crusader ruins. Transfer to the Airport for your departure flight home.
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
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