11 Days Christmas in Bethlehem from Dallas, Texas - December 16 - 26, 2018 (with Fr. Francis Onyekozuru and ASU Catholic Newman Center)

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11 Days Christmas in Bethlehem -December 16 - 26, 2018

Day 1: Departure
Depart Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) for your overnight flight to the Holy Land. Meals will be served on board.

Day 2: Arrive Tel Aviv, Transfer to Bethlehem
Arrive in Tel Aviv.
Meet your guide and transfer to Bethlehem.
Dinner and overnight with Christian families in Bethlehem.

Day 3: Bethlehem- Shepherd’s field
Shepherd’s Field in Beit Sahour, The Church of the Nativity, Old city of Bethlehem, St. Catherine church, the Grotto of St. Jerome, Milk Grotto.
Visit Bethlehem University, meet with students.
Dinner and overnight with Christian families in Bethlehem.

Day 4: Coastal Plains
Depart for Galilee via Coastal Plains
Ein Karem.
Caesarea Maritima
Stella Marris, Baha’i Gardens, Mount Carmel.
Dinner and overnight at hotel in Nazareth.

Day 5: Sea of Galilee
Caesarea Philippi.
Tabgha, site of the multiplication of the fishes and the loaves.
The Mount of Beatitudes for a time of prayer and reflection.
St. Peter’s Primacy. Capernaum. Jordan River
Enjoy a meal of “St. Peter’s fish” and boat ride on the Sea of Galilee.
Dinner and overnight at hotel in Nazareth.

Day 6: Nazareth, Mount Tabor
Nazareth, visiting the Basilica of the Annunciation, St. Joseph’s Church, and Mary’s well.
Mount Tabor.
Dinner and overnight at hotel in Bethlehem.

Day 7: Sea of Galilee
Bethany, Lazarus tomb.
Qumran, site of the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls
Baptism site (Jordan River).
Visit Jericho, Zacchaeus tree old city and view mount of Temptation.
Hike from St. George’s Monastery to Jericho.
Dinner and overnight at hotel in Bethlehem.

Day 8: Christmas Eve
Enjoy a full day of festivity as we rejoice and await the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ in the Little town of Bethlehem.

Day 9: Old City of Jerusalem
The Western Wall.
St. Anne’s Church, the Pools of Bethesda.
Walk the Via Dolorosa ending at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.
Dinner and overnight at hotel in Bethlehem

Day 10: Christmas Day
Celebrate a Mass with local Christians in Bethlehem
Panoramic view from the top of Mount of Olives.
Ascension Hill on the Mount of Olives. The Church of Pater Noster, The Church of Dominus Flevit.
The Garden of Gethsemane and the Church of All Nations. Mt. Zion and the Cenacle (Upper Room).
Dinner and overnight at hotel in Bethlehem.

Day 11: Departure
Depart for airport

 

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Package price includes the following:

  • Flight tickets.
  • Meet & Assist at Ben Gurion Airport upon arrivals and departures.
  • Two nights’ accommodation with Christian families with breakfast & dinner.
  • Two nights’ accommodation in Nazareth in double occupancy with breakfast & dinner.
  • Five night’s accommodation in Bethlehem in double occupancy with breakfast & dinner.
  • Ten days sightseeing in modern air-conditioned private bus.
  • English speaking government licensed Christian guide on duty.
  • Entrance fees to places of interests whilst on tour in the Holy Land.
  • Special dinner at oriental restaurant.
  • Meeting with the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem. (Optional)
  • Celebrate Holy Hour at the church of Agony (Gethsemane) (Optional)
  • Tips for Guide, Driver and hotels.

Package price does not include the following:

  1. Drinks at hotels and restaurants
  2. All Personal Expenses.
  3. Travel Insurance.