Spend Christmas Eve where it all started – in the holy city of Bethlehem. Enjoy a tour of Jerusalem, visiting its Old City as well as the Knesset, and then head over to Bethlehem for an festive Christmas dinner and Midnight Mass at the local church.
What to Expect
What better place to celebrate Christmas than in the holy land itself?
Begin the tour with a beautiful view over the entire city of Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives, and then enjoy a short drive around the Old City walls, taking in the lovely panoramas of the Kidron Valley and the Garden of Gethsemane. Then enter the Old City itself, and embark on a short walking tour through the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, before driving over to the newer parts of Jerusalem to visit the Knesset (Parliament), the Israel Museum, and Valley of the Cross.
Continue the tour with a drive to the legendary city of Bethlehem, stopping briefly at Evil Mountain for an illuminated panoramic view of the city. Once in Bethlehem, visit some authentic Christmas souvenir stores for light refreshments, and then sit down to a festive dinner at a local Bethlehem restaurant. Once you're finished, head over to the Church of the Nativity for enjoy the holy Midnight Mass, or make your way to Mangers Square to view the Mass service on outdoor screens.
- Entry fees
- Professional guide
- Transport by air-conditioned coach
- Festive dinner in Bethlehem
- Pick-up and drop off at certain points in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Herzilya
What's Not Included
- Food and drinks (other than 1 included dinner)
Know Before You Go
A valid passport is required on the day of travel.
Modest dress is required.
This tour is subject to Palestinian authority regulations.
Please note that Palestinian Authority is solely responsible for the management and performances of the evening's events in Bethlehem. The supplier cannot be held responsible, should changes occur within the PA territory for the evening's events.
The Palestinian guide meets the tour at the border post.
Change of vehicle is required for entry to Palestinian Authority territory.
Meeting point of departure from Bethlehem will be set by guide.
This tour is not suitable for children under the age of 4