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Israel - Christmas in Bethlehem - 5 Days - 23 to 27 Dec.19

Israel - Christmas in Bethlehem - 5 Days - 23 to 27 Dec.19

Jerusalem, Israel

From: R 12,390.00
Per Person Sharing
  • Prices From

    From: R 12,390.00 Per Person Sharing
  • Trip Reference

    #10219
  • Flights

    No Flights Included
  • Duration

    5 Days
  • Valid From

    23rd of December 2019 (Monday)
  • Valid To

    27th of December 2019 (Friday)
  • Expires

    25th of October 2019 (Friday)
  • Need Visa's

    South Africa: No
    British: No
    European Union: No
    American: No
Quick Holiday Overview

Christmas is not too far away and for those who dream of celebrating Christmas in Bethlehem for a once-in-a-lifetime experience, this tour ticks all the boxes for an incredible experience. 

Filled with energy, light, and warmth, Bethlehem offers not only the opportunity to visit the Church of Nativity where Jesus was born along with many other important sites but an opportunity to partake in Midnight Mass  and celebrate Christmas with an international community. 

About the Holiday

Itinerary :

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)

Includes & Excludes
Includes
  • Arrival and departure Ben Gurion airport transfers
  • 4 nights’ accommodation in Jerusalem at the 3* Prima Park Hotel Jerusalem (or similar)
  • Breakfast daily
  • 2 full day coach tours as per itinerary
  • Transfer to/from Bethlehem for Midnight Mass
  • Sightseeing with multi-lingual guiding. Time permitting – a visit of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre will be included

Book and pay 25 October to qualify for this great Early December deal!

Excludes
  • Airfare and airport taxes (Estimate on Ethiopian Airlines from Johannesburg based on lowest category airfare - R99950.00)
  • Visa cost
  • Travel and Medical insurance
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Extras at hotel
  • Tips
  • Pre/post nights may be added – subject to availability.
Package Conditions:

The above package is subject to availability at time of reservation. Price is per person sharing. Prices are subject to change in accordance with currency fluctuations and increased airfares. When making a booking enquiry it is important that you are in possession of the correct documentation to travel i.e. visas, inoculation certificates etc. Please check that all names and surnames are spelt exactly as they appear in the relevant passports. Fares, where indicated, are based on low season rates.

Book and pay 25 October to qualify for this great Early December deal!

Jerusalem

The Old City of Jerusalem is that part of Jerusalem that is the heart of the city and Jewish history as well as the center of Judaism and a holy city to Islam and Christianity. The city is surronded by the impressive 16th century Ottoman city walls, and inside the city you'll find ancient architecture built by Jews and Romans as well as Ottomans. The Old City is culturally and historically divided into four Quarters: (clockwise from the north-east) the Muslim Quarter, the Jewish Quarter, the Armenian Quarter, and the Christian Quarter. Though under these quarters lays ancient architecture from thousands of years ago. Which you can mostly see in the Western Wall tunnels. 

The core of Jerusalem, Old City, has a history that stretches back more than 3,000 years. The present street plan dates largely from Byzantine times, with the walls and ramparts dating back to the 16th century. The crossroad of three continents, Jerusalem has been one of the most fought over cities in human history.

You do not need to be Jewish, Christian, or Muslim, or even overly concerned with religion, to be overwhelmed. Anyone with a sense of history, spirituality or the human species should be absorbed by the tremendous weight of human civilization that cloaks nearly every part of the city. 

Terms and Conditions

Prices are based on per person sharing.
Due to the volatility in the South African currency and the price of fuel affecting the price of air tickets we cannot ensure the accuracy of the price as mentioned. The price was correct at the time of printing on 18 September 2019.

Terms and Conditions apply.

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