Christmas Tour

7 Days • 6 Nights

Private Christmas Tour

Nazareth Village
Cana
Bethlehem
Old City Jerusalem

Experiences & Highlights

  • Explore the locale of the birth and life of Jesus

  • Partake in traditional Christmas festivities of the Holy Land

  • Casual pace allowing for time of reflection

Your Adventure

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Arrival at Ben Gurion Airport and transfer to a hotel/guesthouse in Nazareth.

Highlights: Church of Annunciation, Nazareth Village re-creation, Quality time in Nazareth

After a recuperative night’s rest and a relaxing breakfast, your guide will lead you into the depths of the ancient city of Nazareth. You will visit the Church of Annunciation where the Virgin Mary was informed of her divine calling by the angel Gabriel, and other sites honoring the mother of Jesus. Evening activities include Christmas tree viewing, live music, hand-made craft shopping, and educational experiences.

Highlights: Wedding and Miracle at Cana, Mt of Transfiguration, Mt of Beatitudes

You will walk on the ground where the miracles and teachings of Christ took place. The morning begins at the Wedding Church at Cana, where you can renew your wedding vows, if you choose. After visiting the Mt of Transfiguration, you will enjoy lunch on the pier in Tiberias followed by a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee. The afternoon is spent at locations like the Mt of Beatitudes and the 12 Apostles Church. You will then depart for Bethlehem for the remainder of your trip.

Highlights: Church of the Nativity, Shepherd’s Field

Explore the sweet town of Bethlehem for an entire day. Take time to reflect at the Church of the Nativity, the proposed birthplace of Jesus. The open spaces of Shepherd’s Field will stir your imagination. A visit to Theodosius Monastery, where the Three Wise Men rested and gathered strength for their journey, completes the afternoon. The evening is spent caroling and handing out gifts in Manger Square.

Highlights: New Friends, New Traditions

Personalize your Holy Land adventure with a host family. As you are partnered with a local, English-speaking Christian family, they will share their Christmas traditions with you. This is a unique opportunity to learn new customs, make new friends, and enjoy the hospitality of the Holy Land.

Highlights: Mt of Olives, Western Wall, Via Dolorosa, Holy Sepulcher Church

Wake up to the joy of Christmas morning, and step into this never-to-be-forgotten treasure of spending Christmas Day in the Holy Land. The Mt of Olives offers a panoramic view of Jerusalem including the Golden Gate. From this vantage point, you can walk to the Ascension place of Jesus and the Garden of Gethsemane. Pause for a time of reflection on this historical day. After lunch, the afternoon will be spent in Old City Jerusalem exploring the Western Wall and walking down the Via Dolorosa into the Holy Sepulcher Church.

Depart for airport and return home.

Catholic Pilgrim Tour

8 Days • 7 Nights

Private Catholic Pilgrim Tour

Sea of Galilee
Ceasarea
Jaffa
Jerusalem
Bethlehem

Experiences & Highlights

  • Rich pilgrimage experiences of following the footsteps of Christ

  • Jordan River baptism opportunity

  • Mass opportunities at Biblically significant sites

Your Adventure

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Arrival at Ben Gurion Airport and transfer to a guest house in the Sea of Galilee region.

Your pilgrimage begins with a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee and learning about early boat construction at Yigal Allon Center. Additional biblical sites toured this morning include the site where Jesus healed the man lowered through the roof and the Church of the Multiplication. After a traditional Middle Eastern lunch, your afternoon will include visiting Magdala and the Jordan River for a baptism opportunity. Choose between two mass opportunities: Church of the Multiplication or Jordan River Baptism site.

The Mt of Beatitudes is the day’s first stop followed by a visit to the Mt of Transfiguration with scenic observation of the Jezreel Valley. Exploring the beautiful Wedding Church in Cana ends the morning. An Old-Testament style lunch is served in a traditional Nazareth village followed by a tour of the ancient Nazareth village. The afternoon is spent on foot, walking through Nazareth to visit the Virgin Mary Fount and the Church of Annunciation where Gabriel appeared to Mary to announce her divine pregnancy. Shopping opportunities are available. Choose between two mass opportunities: Mt of Transfiguration or the Wedding Church in Cana.

Today’s hidden treasure is the beauty of the Mediterranean coastline. Your morning pilgrimage includes a short drive to Haifa to visit Stella Carmel followed by a tour of Muhraqa, the place of Elijah’s sacrifice. After lunch, you will enjoy a walking tour of the Caesarea National Park and Aqueduct. The ancient port city of Jaffa welcomes you after a short drive, and your afternoon is spent exploring Jaffa. Following a fresh seafood dinner, you will travel to Jerusalem for hotel check-in. Choose between two mass opportunities: Stella Carmel or Muhraqa.

Make sure you have good walking shoes for today’s adventure! Experience the breathtaking panoramic view of Jerusalem and the Mt of Olives. The morning’s tour includes the Ascension place of Christ, and Pater Noster where the Lord’s Prayer was taught, Dominus Flevit where Jesus described the destruction of the temple, the Garden of Gethsemane, and Virgin Mary’s tomb. A traditional lunch is hosted in Old City Jerusalem. The afternoon begins walking down the Via Dolorosa and ending at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, the site of Jesus’ crucifixion, death, and resurrection. Walking through the Roman Cardo to visit Dormition Abbey and the Last Supper room concludes the afternoon tour. Evening meal options at various restaurants. Choose between two mass opportunities: Ascension place of Christ or Virgin Mary’s Tomb.

Following a short drive, enter the historic Ein Karem village where you will visit the house of John the Baptist and the Church of the Visitation marking the location where the Virgin Mary stayed with Elizabeth. A traditional Middle Eastern lunch will be enjoyed in Bethlehem. Then at the Nativity Church, you will visit the site of Jesus’ birth. Shopping opportunities are available. Choose between two mass opportunities: Benedictine Abbey or Visitation Church.

The last day of your Catholic tour begins at St Peter in Gallicantu, the site where Peter denied Christ. A scenic drive to Jericho through the Judean Desert will afford magnificent views including Elisha Springs and a visit to Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Upon arriving in Jericho, a cable car will take you to the Mt of Temptation. Lunch is served overlooking Jericho. Then enjoy the afternoon at the Dead Sea. Shopping opportunities are available. Mass opportunity is available at St. Peter in Gallicantu.

Departure for airport and return home.

Group pricing applies. Contact us to discuss!

Orthodox Pilgrim Tour

8 Days • 7 Nights

Private Orthodox Pilgrim Tour

Sea of Galilee
Nazareth
Jerusalem
Jericho/Dead Sea
Bethlehem

Experiences & Highlights

  • Rich pilgrim experiences of following the footsteps of Christ

  • Prayer and reflection at traditional orthodox sites

  • Visit to Greek Orthodox Patriachate

Your Adventure

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Arrival at Ben Gurion Airport and transfer to a guest house in the Sea of Galilee region.

Your first morning in the Holy Land will be spent touring the Galilee area starting with a refreshing boat ride on the Sea of Galilee. Sites of interest for your day include the Mt of Beatitudes for prayer and Tabgha where Jesus fed the multitude. Then a visit to the Twelve Apostles Church, a lovely orthodox church in Capernaum, honors the location where most of Jesus’ ministry took place. After enjoying a traditional Middle Eastern lunch, the afternoon concludes with a visit to the eastern shore of the Sea of Galilee, the site of the Miracle of the Gadarenes at Kursi.

Take in the beauty of the fertile Jezreel Valley from the Church of Transfiguration on Mt Tabor to begin your day. Exploring the beautiful Wedding Church in Cana ends the morning. After a traditional Middle Eastern meal, the afternoon is spent on foot walking through Nazareth to visit the Virgin Mary Fount and the Greek Orthodox Church of Annunciation where Gabriel appeared to Mary to announce her divine pregnancy. Shopping opportunities are available. Following a full day of exploration, you will travel to Jerusalem and check into your hotel.

Today’s highlights include meeting His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilos III as you visit the headquarters of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate. After taking the blessing, there is a detailed tour and time of reflection and prayer in the Holy Sepulcher Church and Holy Tomb. A delicious Middle Eastern lunch will be enjoyed near Jaffa Gate. The afternoon’s adventures include a visit to Byzantine Cardo Street, the wide wall from Hezekiah’s era, and the Western Wall. An optional dinner is available at the Notre Dame Hotel, which offers an exceptional view of Old City Jerusalem at night.

Make sure you have good walking shoes for today’s adventure! Experience the breathtaking panoramic view of Jerusalem and the Mt of Olives. The morning’s highlights include the Ascension place of Christ, and Pater Noster where the Lord’s Prayer was taught, Dominus Flevit where Jesus described the destruction of the temple, the Garden of Gethsemane, and Virgin Mary’s tomb. A traditional lunch is hosted on Mt Scopus, providing spectacular views of Jerusalem. The afternoon walking tour includes sites such as the Pool of Bethesda, the house of Virgin Mary’s parents, and Nevsky church.  Enjoy dinner in a Traditional Middle Eastern restaurant as you savor the day’s memories.

A lovely morning drive through the Judean wilderness brings you to an amazing view of St. George’s Monastery. Additional sites of interest on the way to Jericho include the Monastery of Gerasimos, where the Holy Family rested during their escape from King Herod to Egypt, along with a baptism opportunity in the Jordan River at the Jew’s Palace baptism site. A cable car will deliver you to Mt of Temptation where lunch is served overlooking the spectacular city of Jericho. Relaxing at the Dead Sea will leave you refreshed and revived. Enjoy a light dinner in Jericho before driving back to Jerusalem.

Begin your day with a morning visit to the Monastery of the Cross, where according to tradition the cross of Christ was taken from a tree planted in this area. After a quick drive to Ein Karem, you will visit the Church of John the Baptist. Lunch will be served overlooking the historic town of Bethlehem. The afternoon is spent visiting the Church of the Nativity, Shepherds’ Field, and the Holy Monastery of Saint Theodosius. Shopping opportunities are available.

Departure for airport and return home.

Group pricing applies. Contact us to discuss!