- Why you should go…
Spend Christmas 2022 in the place where it all began. Join 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.
Bethlehem | Caesarea | Dead Sea Region | Haifa | Jericho | Jerusalem | Kefar Kana | Nazareth | Tel Aviv-Yafo | Tiberias
DAY 1 – DEC 22ND – ARRIVAL – JERUSALEM
Arrive at Ben Gurion Airport where you will be Transferred to your hotel for dinner and overnight.
DAY 2 – 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.
Return to hotel for dinner and overnight.
DAY 3 – DEC 24TH – JERUSALEM, BETHLEHEM
After breakfast 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 4 – DEC 25TH – 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.
DAY 5 – DEC 26TH – 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 6 – DEC 27TH – 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.
DAY 7 – 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 8 – 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, an 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)