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Christmas in Israel

 

Christmas in Israel - Experience Midnight Mass in Bethlehem 

 

Type of Tour:

SET TOUR

Departs:

23 Dec 2019

Duration:

4 Nights / 5 Days

Visit:

Jerusalem – Bethlehem - Nazareth – Galilee – Capernaum - Jerusalem

Includes:

Arrival and departure Ben Gurion airport transfers
4 nights’ accommodation in Jerusalem
Breakfast daily
2 full day coach tours as per itinerary
Transfer to/from Bethlehem for Midnight Mass

Excludes:

Airfare and airport taxes
Extras at hotels and meals not mentioned
Travel insurance, visa cost and tips

Notes:

Sightseeing with multi-lingual guiding.
*Time permitting – a visit of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre will be included.
Pre/post nights may be added – subject to availability.

Accommodation:

3* Prima Park Hotel Jerusalem (or similar)

Cost From: R12 390 per person sharing

 

Monday 23 Dec 2019:  TEL AVIV - JERUSALEM
On arrival at Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport, you will be transferred to the hotel in Jerusalem. 
Overnight: Jerusalem

 

Tuesday 24 Dec 2019:  JERUSALEM – MIDNIGHT MASS IN BETHLEHEM
A full day tour of Jerusalem, drive to the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem for a panoramic view of the city. Stop at Mount Zion to visit King David's tomb, the Room of Last Supper and the Dormition Abbey. Enter the Old City and walk through the Armenian and Jewish quarters to the recently excavated and restored Cardo, the Roman road. See the Western Wall - “the Kotel” – the holiest place for Jews; and continue to the Christian quarter. Walk along the Via Dolorosa and visit the *Church of Holy Sepulchre (time permitting). Proceed to the New City and visit Yad Vashem, the memorial to the Holocaust. Thereafter you will return to the hotel.

Each Christmas Eve, Bethlehem is home to a midnight mass celebrating Christmas and the birth of Jesus.  Join pilgrims and tourists as they gather for this unique experience and see Bethlehem come alive with the Christmas spirit!  The service is broadcast on large screens in Manger Square, directly outside the basilica.  Transfers to/from Bethlehem are included.
Overnight: Jerusalem  (B)

 

Wednesday 25 December 2019:  JERUSALEM
Day at your leisure in Jerusalem. We would recommend an optional tour to Masada and the Dead Sea.
Overnight: Jerusalem  (B)

 

Thursday 26 December 2019:  NAZARETH – TIBERIAS – SEA OF GALILEE - CAPERNAUM
Today, we explore the Biblical sites in the north.  Drive to Nazareth, the town where Jesus spent his childhood. Visit the Church of Annunciation and the Church of St. Joseph. Continue via Cana to Tiberias, a lovely resort town located on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. Drive along the Sea of Galilee to visit Capernaum and view the ruins of the ancient Synagogue where Jesus taught. Continue to Tabgha and visit the church of the miracle of the Multiplication of Loaves and Fish. Proceed to Yardenit, the famous baptismal site where the Jordan River leaves the Sea of Galilee on its way towards the Dead Sea.
Overnight: Jerusalem  (B)

 

Friday 27 December:  JERUSALEM – TEL AVIV
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for the departure flight.  (B)

 

 

Terms & Conditions apply. Services subject to availability at time of booking and subject to the terms and conditions of ITT INSPIRATIONS TRAVEL & TOURS (PTY) LTD (ITT). Fluctuations in exchange rate will be calculated at time of confirmation and payment. Payment due 25 Oct 2019.  Land only - excludes flights, meals not mentioned, travel insurance, visa cost and tips. E&OE.