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Christmas Eve in Jerusalem and midnight mass in Bethlehem from Jerusalem

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.

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• 12-hour Christmas Eve tour of Jerusalem and Bethlehem
• Visit holy sites like the Church of the Sepulchre and Church of the Nativite.
• In Bethlehem feast on Christmas Eve dinner near Manger Square

per adult from

$157

AUD

Duration

11 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

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  • What's included :
    • A festive Christmas dinner in Bethlehem
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • A fully qualified and licensed tour guide
    • Entrance fees
    • Entry/Admission - Church of the Nativity
    What's excluded :
    • Insurance
    • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Church of the Nativity, Manger Square .15 minutes walking from bus 231.dont need a guide, Bethlehem Palestinian Territories

    This Christmas Eve in Bethlehem tour culminates with Midnight Mass in Manger Square, Bethlehem however it starts with a tour in Jerusalem. We stand on the Mount of Olives looking out across the Kidron Valley to the Old City. From here we have a spectacular view of the city and the golden Dome of the Rock. We descend the Mount of Olives passing the Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus came to pray after the Last Supper and where he was arrested.
    The Christmas in Bethlehem tour enters the Old City of Jerusalem and we make our way to the massive Church of the Holy Sepulcher that encompasses the last Stations of the Cross – where Jesus died on the cross and was placed in a burial tomb. The Sepulchre was built in 326 AD to protect these holy sites. Here we see the Rock of Calvary, the Stone of Unction and Jesus’ burial tomb. The Christmas Eve tour leaves Jerusalem’s Old City and travels through modern-day Jerusalem past the Israel Museum, Shrine of the Book and the Knesset towards Bethlehem. We stop at the Hill of Evil Counsel and have panoramic views of Jerusalem at night. Our Christmas Eve tour continues on to Bethlehem.
    As we arrive in Bethlehem you can feel the Christmas spirit and the streets are decorated with lights and Christmas decorations. We stop for refreshments then arrive in Manger Square. As midnight approaches we enjoy Christmas Eve dinner not far from Manger Square. At Midnight the tour either enters the Church of Nativity for Mass or we see Midnight Mass screened on large screens in Manger Square. The Christmas Eve Midnight Mass in Manger Square is a moving experience and the atmosphere is magical. Following Midnight Mass the Christmas tour leaves Bethlehem and makes its way back to the tour’s original pick-up points. This unique Bethlehem tour is held only once a year on Christmas Eve and provides transportation, tour guide service, entrance fees and Christmas Eve dinner for one inclusive price.

    Duration: 10 hours

  • Departure Point :
    Jerusalem, Israel
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick up time from Jerusalem Hotels: 15:15 – Pick up service available from these hotels only: Grand Court Hotel, David's Citadel Hotel, Jerusalem Gate Hotel, Dan Boutique Jerusalem Hotel
    Departure Time :
    3:00 PM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Note: The Palestinian Authority is solely responsible for the organization and events of Christmas Eve in Bethlehem. Click Tours is not responsible if the tour is affected by changes within the PA territory beyond our control.
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Click Tours

Activity ID: V-88630P78

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