Christmas Eve in Bethlehem Tour - Midnight Mass. Enjoy a holiday dinner and Watch Midnight Mass in Manager Square. Our holiday tour takes you through the Christian religious sites in two prominent locations - Jerusalem and Bethlehem. These 2 cities are intrinsically linked to the birth of Christ.
Make Christmas Eve truly special on this Jerusalem and Bethlehem trip from Tel Aviv. With an expert guide, explore Old Jerusalem’s holy Christian sites, including the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, and see the sights of New Jerusalem. Then, visit Bethlehem to experience the traditional celebrations in Manger Square. Soak up the magical atmosphere and admire the Church of the Nativity, built where Jesus was born 2,000 years ago. Lastly, savor Christmas dinner at a Manger Square restaurant and watch the stirring Christmas Eve midnight mass on the outdoor screens.
We look out across the city of Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives then drive passed the Garden of Gethsemane and around the Old City walls. Visit the Old City on foot to visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre then take a drive through the new city of Jerusalem passed the Israeli parliament, the Israel Museum and the Valley of the Cross. On route to Bethlehem we pause at the Hill of Evil Counsel for a view of the city lights. On entering Bethlehem we see the Christmas decorations and stop at a local store for refreshments. At Manger Square we enjoy a festive dinner. There may be a possibility to enter the Church of the Nativity for Mass. At midnight we watch the Church of the Nativity Midnight Mass on large outdoor screens in Manger Square before heading back to your hotel. . • 12-hour Christmas Eve tour of Jerusalem and Bethlehem • Visit holy sites like the Church of the Sepulchre and Church of the Nativite • Entrance fees included
Experience Palm Sunday in Jerusalem on a day trip from Tel Aviv, and join the holiday mass at Bethpage and a traditional procession along the Via Dolorosa. Follow in Jesus’ legendary footsteps alongside visitors from around the world, hear cries of ‘hosanna’ as you pass the Chapel of Ascension and watch the celebration draw to a close at the Church of St. Anne. Visit the Garden of Gethsemane and the Pool of Bethesda before returning to Tel Aviv in an air-conditioned coach.
Celebrate Christmas where it happened on this Christmas Eve tour of Jerusalem and Bethlehem. View the Mount of Olives before visiting the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Afterwards, make your way to Bethlehem in a vehicle with a driver. Take in views of the city from the Hill of Evil and admire the local Christmas decorations. Participate in the midnight mass either in the Church of Nativity or in Manger Square.