Available dates : 22-29 December 2019

Spend Christmas 2019 in the place where it all began on this Guaranteed departure tour. 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 and Christmas day in Bethlehem and Jerusalem. Be a part of our special Holy Land Christmas tour. Spending Christmas in the Holy Land will be an unforgettable experience.

Itinerary

DAY 1 – DEC 22nd - ARRIVAL – JERUSALEM

Arrive at Ben Gurion Airport where you will be met by and transferred to Jerusalem. Check into 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.

Continue on to the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu built on the site of the house of the High Priest Caiphas. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight.

DAY 3 – DEC 24th - JERUSALEM, BETHLEHEM

Enjoy a relaxing breakfast and spend the 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

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!

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, 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)

Inclusions

  • Meeting & assistance by a representative at the airport upon arrival
  • Sharing transfers from Ben Gurion airport upon arrival
  • Transfer to Ben Gurion Airport upon departure OR to Hotel if extending stay
  • 7 nights accommodation on Half board basis as follows:
  • 5 nights in Jerusalem (no dinner on Christmas Eve at the hotel)
  • 2 nights in Tiberias
  • English Speaking tour guide
  • Air conditioned coach transportation
  • Entrance fees according to itinerary
  • St Peters fish lunch
  • Christmas Dinner in Bethlehem
  • Each traveller in the group will get cap, map of Israel and travelogue

Excludes

  • Any airline tickets
  • Insurances
  • Visa
  • Taxes
  • Additional meals, drinks
  • Tips
  • Anything not mentioned in “Rates include"

Bookings

Mission Travel has limited allocation of space on the Christmas in the Holy Land tour.

To reserve a place on the tour complete the following steps:

Complete the booking and registration form,  and send this along with a copy of the photo page of your passport (you can register without your passport)

Pay a $500 per person non-refundable deposit (payment details on the booking form)

Send these details to:

Groups Department
Mission Travel
Suite 6, 670 Canterbury Rd
Surrey Hills VIC 3127

or email groups@missiontravel.com.au or call 1300 554 654.

The tour balance is due no later than 45 days prior to the commencement of the tour.

Payment can be made by direct deposit into our bank account:

BSB 033 039
Account 829132
Reference: Xmas + surname

Visa/Mastercard payments attract a 1.5% fee and American Express a 3.5% fee.

FAQs

How do I book?

To register your interest and book, email  groups@missiontravel.com.au

Payment can be accepted by credit card  (Visa/Mastercard +1.5% or American Express +3.5%) or by direct deposit into our Trust Account:
Westpac Bank, Camberwell
BSB 033 039
Account 829132
Reference: 

Flights

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Travel Extensions

Mission Travel is a full service travel agency and can assist you with all additional arrangements. This makes your holiday experience much easier with all bookings held by the same agent.

Passports/Visas

Australian passport holders DO NOT require a visa for travel to Europe.
Most countries require your passport to be valid 6 months after your return date. 

Travel Insurance
It is mandatory to have travel insurance and it is strongly recommended to take out a policy at the time of paying your deposit. For a quote with a 20% discount CLICK HERE Alternatively you can purchase deposit protection insurance to cover the first 3 instalments (up to $3500) then purchase a comprehensive policy prior to the balance due. Please contact us at groups@missiontravel.com.au for a quote.

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Once again we appreciate the attention to detail and warm personal service of Mission Travel. Long may they exist!

Barry and Jill Jackson