Christmas Eve in Bethlehem Tour (and Jerusalem) - Midnight Mass
Starts in Tel Aviv & Jerusalem
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Our unique Christmas Eve in Bethlehem Tour for Midnight Mass, also visits Jerusalem on the eve of the day when it all began. Available from Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Herzliya, Dead Sea or Eilat,
Our unique Christmas Eve in Bethlehem Tour for Midnight Mass, also visits Jerusalem on the eve of the day when it all began. Available from Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Herzliya, Dead Sea or Eilat, on December 24. This holiday tour takes you through the Christian religious sites in two notable locations – Jerusalem and Bethlehem, the city of Jesus’ birth. The tour begins Christmas Eve day in Jerusalem. Stand on the Mount of Olives and take in the beautiful skyline of Jerusalem. You will drive past the Garden of Gethsemane on your way to the entrance of the Old City. Upon entering the Old City, you will wind your way through the narrow streets to arrive at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. After visiting this religious site, you will exit the Old City and begin your drive through the new city of Jerusalem passing the old Bethlehem Road and Valley of the Cross.
On the way to Bethlehem, you will stop at the Hill of Evil Counsel for a view of the city lights. Entering Bethlehem, you will begin to feel the Christmas spirit as the city is decorated with lights and banners. After stopping at a local store for refreshments, you will continue on to Manger Square where the Christmas tree is located. Enjoy a holiday dinner near Manager Square while waiting for Midnight Mass. There may be an opportunity to enter the Church of Nativity for Mass, but if not, you will watch Midnight Mass in Manger Square on a large outdoor screen. Following mass, you will be transported back to Tel Aviv, Herzliya, Jerusalem, Dead Sea or Eilat, after a special Christmas Eve in Bethlehem and Jerusalem.
This is a unique and unforgettable tour, available only once a year with guaranteed departures. The tour price includes all transportation, guiding, entrances, and a festive dinner near Manger Square. Unforgettable memories are guaranteed on this once in a lifetime tour experience. Spaces are limited so book early to be sure you won’t miss out!
Christmas Eve in Bethlehem TOUR Highlights
Pickup from Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Herzliya, Dead Sea Hotels or Eilat
View the Jerusalem skyline from the Mount of Olives
Visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the Old City of Jerusalem
See Bethlehem’s city lights from the Hill of Evil Counsel
Enter Bethlehem and feel the Christmas spirit as you see the town decorated with lights and banners
Walk around Manger Square and view the Christmas tree
Enjoy a holiday dinner in Manager Square
Watch Midnight Mass in Manager Square or in the Church of Nativity
Dropoff in your pickup city
Christmas Eve in Bethlehem and Jerusalem & Midnight Mass – Tour Itinerary
10:30 – Pickup from selected hotels and points in Eilat
13:00 – Pickup from selected hotels and points in Dead Sea (Ein Bokek)
13:00 – Pickup from selected hotels and points in Herzliya
13:50 – Pickup from selected hotels and points in Tel Aviv
15:00 – Pickup from selected hotels and points in Jerusalem
15:30 – Drive to see the Jerusalem skyline from the Mount of Olives
17:00 – Enter the Old City and visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre
19:00 – Drive to Bethlehem
19:45 – Enjoy a holiday dinner in Manager Square
21:00 – Brief tour of Bethlehem including visit to Olive Wood Factory
00:00 – Watch Midnight Mass in Manager Square
Between 01:00-02:00 – Depart from Bethlehem and return to your start point. Exact time depends on ceremony.
Warm clothes strongly recommended
Tour price includes a festive Christmas dinner in Bethlehem!
Control of the celebrations in Bethlehem is decided by the Palestinian Authorities, and tour will comply with all requirements issued by them.
A change of vehicle is required for transfers of pick up and drop off destinations
The tour enters Bethlehem and is therefore not suitable for those traveling on Israeli passports
Pickup service is only available from select hotels and central points in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Herzliya, Eilat, and Dead Sea
Bethlehem departure time will be set by the guide (approx. 01:00-02:00). Please do not be late.
Christmas Eve in Bethlehem Tour from Jerusalem
Christmas Eve in Bethlehem Tour from Tel Aviv
Christmas Eve in Bethlehem Tour from Eilat
Christmas Eve in Bethlehem Tour from Herzliya
Christmas Eve in Bethlehem Tour from Dead Sea Hotels