Celebrate Christmas in Bethlehem - 13 Days

Celebrate Christmas in Bethlehem

CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS IN BETHLEHEM : 

A PILGRIMAGE TO JORDAN | ISRAEL | EGYPT

13 days and 11 nights package.

Tour Dates:  DECEMBER 18 – 30, 2021.

The itinerary includes cultural, archeological and sacred places for sightseeing. These are:
  • AMMAN, JORDAN
  • MADABA – MT. NEBO
  • PETRA
  • JERICHO – QUMRAN – DEAD SEA – TIBERIAS
  • CANA – NAZARETH – MT. TABOR – YARDENIT – SEA OF GALILEE
  • MT. OF BEATITUDES – TABGHA – CAPERNAUM – BETHLEHEM
  • BETHLEHEM – EIN KAREM
  • OLD CITY OF JERUSALEM – MOUNT OF OLIVES – MT. ZION
  • BETHLEHEM – ST. CATHERINE, EGYPT
  • ST. CATHERINE – CAIRO
  • CAIRO

This pilgrimage should have at least 30 booked passengers to proceed.

Celebrate Christmas in Bethlehem : A Pilgrimage to Jordan- Israel- Egypt Overview

Have an extraordinary experience during Christmas as we visit the actual birthplace of Jesus on His Birthday. Its a 13days/ 11 nights program covering Jordan/ Israel/ Egypt 

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Travel Dates: DECEMBER 18 - 30, 2021
  • With Pilgrimage Chaplain

Itinerary

Day 1
DEC 18 / DAY 01: DEPARTURE MANILA – ARRIVAL AMMAN, JORDAN (D):

Check-in at Ninoy Aquino International Airport. Enjoy your flight with on board amenities and entertainment. Arrival at Queen Alia Airport. Meet and greet then proceed to your air- conditioned bus. Transfer to your hotel in Amman for check-in, dinner and overnight.

Day 2
DEC 19 / DAY 02: MADABA – MT. NEBO (BLD):

Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Madaba, the city of Mosaic. Visit St. George’s Greek Orthodox Church and see 6th century mosaic map of the Holy Land. Continue to visit Mount Nebo, where Moses was granted a view of the Promised Land before he died. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 3
DEC 20 / DAY 03: PETRA (BLD):

Breakfast at the hotel. Proceed to a full day tour to the “Red Rose City” of Petra. Experience horseback riding through the tombs, temples until you reach a picturesque The Siq, the rock passage to see the magnificent facade of The Treasury. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 4
DEC 21 / DAY 04: AMMAN, Jordan – BORDER CROSSING – JERICHO, Israel – QUMRAN – DEAD SEA – TIBERIAS (BLD):

Breakfast then check-out the hotel. Cross Israel borders and drive to Jericho. Start the tour viewing the Mount of Temptation, where Jesus is tempted by the devil; then see Zacchaeus’ Sycamore Tree. Continue to Qumran to visit Qumran National Park, being the site where the oldest Biblical manuscripts, known as the Dead Sea Scrolls. Lastly, spend some time to experience floating and have a mud spa at the lowest point on Earth, Dead Sea. Transfer to Tiberias hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.

Day 5
DEC 22 / DAY 05: CANA – NAZARETH – MT. TABOR – YARDENIT – SEA OF GALILEE (BLD):

Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Cana to visit the Wedding Church of Cana. It is where the first miracle, the transformation of water into wine. Here, couples will have an opportunity to renew their marriage vows. Drive to Nazareth, the place where Jesus spent His childhood. Visit the Church of the Annunciation and Mary’s well. Drive to Mt. Tabor and ascend by taxi to the Church of Transfiguration. Descend and proceed to Yardenit, the baptismal site on the Jordan River for renewal of baptism. Late in the afternoon, take a boat ride at the Sea of Galilee where Jesus performed some of His miracles. While sailing, have an opportunity to reflect on the messages of our Lord as we savor the beauty of nature. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 6
DEC 23 / DAY 06: MT. OF BEATITUDES – TABGHA – CAPERNAUM – BETHLEHEM (BLD):

Breakfast then check-out the hotel. Drive to Mount of Beatitudes, the traditional site where Jesus uttered the immortal words. Visit the Beatitude Monastery for private reading of the Sermon on the Mount. Continue to Tabgha, to visit the Church of the Multiplication, where Jesus performed the miracle of the multiplication of loaves and fishes; Church of the Primacy of Saint Peter, it commemorates, and allegedly marks the spot, of Jesus’ reinstatement of Peter as chief among the Apostles and see the Mensa Christ (table of Christ). Drive to Capernaum, to visit The House and Church of St. Peter. See the archaeological excavations of the Synagogue and community. Drive to Bethlehem for hotel check-in, dinner and overnight.

Day 7
DEC 24 / DAY 07: BETHLEHEM – EIN KAREM (BLD):

Breakfast at the hotel. Then drive to Ein Karem and visit the Church of Visitation, where Mary visits her cousin Elizabeth who has been six months pregnant; Church of Saint John the Baptist. Then drive back to Bethlehem and we will proceed to Shepherds Field, you will see a cave where shepherds “kept watch over their flock” abound in the area east of Bethlehem. Here, the Gospel of Luke tells us, an angel announced the birth of Jesus. Visit the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, a major Christian holy site, as it marks the traditional place of Christ’s birth. Here you will find the Grotto of Nativity, Altar of Christ’s Birth and Manger’s Square. In the evening we will attend mass at the Church of the Nativity via wide screen then afterwards walk- through Manger Square enjoying the festive Christmas decorations Illuminating the city’s main square and the Church of Nativity by night. Return to your hotel for overnight.

Day 8
DEC 25 / DAY 08: OLD CITY OF JERUSALEM – MOUNT OF OLIVES – MT. ZION (BLD):

Breakfast at the hotel. Explore the Old City of Jerusalem surrounded by ancient walls. Starting on the Lion’s Gate, visit St. Anne’s Church, home of Jesus’ maternal grandparents, Anne and Joachim, and the birthplace of the Virgin Mary; Pool of Bethesda, identified as the scene of one of Jesus’ miracles, the healing of the paralyzed man. Start to commemorate events while Jesus carries the cross while following the Station of the Cross at Via Dolorosa Street. The end of the route is the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, where the final stations of the crucifixion, burial and resurrection of Jesus. In the afternoon, visit the Mount of Olives, for a panoramic view of the city. Visit Ascension Chapel, where Jesus ascended to heaven; then visit Paster Noster Church, where Jesus taught His disciples how to pray “Our Father”. Start walking down the hill at Palm Sunday route then visit Dominus Flevit Church; Maria Magdalena Church; Church of All Nations at the Garden of Gethsemane, for an intercessory prayer. Drive to Mount Zion to visit the Last Supper’s Room and the Tomb of King David. Also, the Dormition Abbey, the site where the Virgin Mary’s death; then drive to Church of Saint Peter in. Galicantu, where St. Peter denied Jesus for 3 times. Return to hotel for dinner. After dinner we will have our Christmas Celebration where we can have our exchange gift and sharing of our experiences in holy land.

Day 9
DEC 26 /DAY 09: BETHLEHEM – ST. CATHERINE, EGYPT (BLD):

Breakfast then check-out the hotel. Drive to Taba Border to cross to Egypt. Meet and greet then proceed to coach. Transfer to hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.

Day 10
DEC 27 / DAY 10: ST. CATHERINE – CAIRO (BLD):

Early in the morning, climb at the Mount Sinai (optional), where Moses received the Ten Commandments from God. Return to the hotel for breakfast then check-out the hotel. Visit St. Catherine’s Monastery. Transfer to Cairo hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.

Day 11
DEC 28 / DAY 11: CAIRO (BLD):

Breakfast at the hotel. Start the full day tour at Cairo, see The Great Pyramids, it shows us the power and wealth of pharaoh in the Old Kingdom and Sphinx of Giza. Visit Old Cairo including Church of Abu Serga, where the Holy Family hides and took shelter; Church of the Virgin Mary or known as The Hanging Church. Proceed to Nile Dinner Cruise, enjoy relaxing night out while as cruise down the Nile River and watching a Belly Dancing Show. Return to hotel overnight.

Day 12
DEC 29 / DAY 12: CAIRO – MANILA (BL):

Breakfast then check-out the hotel. Visit Egyptian Museum, where you will find artifacts, relics, statues, and jewelry from all of the Pharaohs. Departure transfer to airport for flight back home.

Day 13
DEC 30 / DAY 13: ARRIVAL MANILA:

Arrival at Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila.

INCLUSIONS:

  • Roundtrip Economy Class Airline Ticket
  • Meet and Assist at Amman and Cairo Airport
  • Roundtrip Airport Transfers
  • 11 Nights Hotel Accommodation at First Class Hotels (twin/triple sharing)
  • All meals as indicated in the itinerary (B-Breakfast, L- Lunch, D-Dinner)
  • Modern A/C Coach for tours and transfers
  • Tours and Sightseeing as per program
  • Meet and Assist in Allenby and Taba Border
  • Whisper for Enhance Touring (Israel Only)
  • Professional English-speaking guide per country
  • 1 Bottled Water everyday
  • Travel Kit (includes face mask and alcohol), Souvenirs & Pilgrim Certificates
  • Pre-departure Orientation
  • Daily Masses
  • Accompanied by a Pilgrimage Chaplain
  • Accompanied by a Tour Coordinator from the Philippines

EXCLUSIONS:

  • Airline Taxes / PH Tax / City Tax $130
  • Visa Fee and Border Fee $130
  • Tipping to Guides and Drivers $120
  • Health Insurance with Covid-19 coverage
  • Travel Insurance
  • Beverages during meals and other meals not specified in program
  • Any visa concerns for Restricted Nationals
  • Airport and Hotel Porter
  • Any other items/services not mentioned in inclusions
BOOKING CONDITIONS:

❖ Non-Refundable / Non-Transferable deposit of $500.00 per person upon booking.
❖ Full Cancellation will be applied to any cancellations made (04) weeks before departure.
❖ Any airline concern, subject to airline policy.
❖ Please refer to our TERMS AND CONDITIONS policy
❖ Minimum of 30 Full Paying Passengers to run this program. If the group size falls from 29 passengers and below, supplement rate may apply:
 MINIMUM 25 – 29 full paying passengers: USD 110.00  MINIMUM 20 – 24 full paying passengers: USD 240.00
 MINIMUM 15 – 19 full paying passengers: USD 460.00

RATES, TOUR PROGRAMS and SCHEDULES

RATES, TOUR PROGRAMS and SCHEDULES are subject to change if conditions so demand. We reserve the right to postpone the departure if participants fall below the required number of persons or visas are not processed on time. Tour fare is based on group departure. Air tickets are based on group/discounted fares, hence, certain restrictions apply, i.e non- endorsable, non- reroutable, with refunds, if any, subject to cancellation and other charges.

CONDITIONS OF RESPONSIBILITY:

We, our employees, sub –agents shall be responsible only for making arrangements as your travel agent. It shall not be responsible and liable for any accident, loss, injury, and damage to property in connection with any accommodation, transportation or other services resulting directly or indirectly from any occurrence or defects of vehicles, breakdown of equipment, acts of God, strikes, civil disturbances, theft, delay or cancellation or change in the itinerary. Baggage is at owner’s risk throughout the trip. The company shall not hold liable in any form on any health problem/s that may occur during the trip brought about by pre- existing illness/es, disclosed or undisclosed by the passenger to us. We reserve the right to terminate servicing any participant who in its opinion is prejudicing the harmony of the tour group, a burden to the group or for any reason by his/ her conduct hinders the successful operation of the tour. Payment of reservation fee/ total tour cost shall constitute to all the provisions in the tour booking, payment and cancellation policies and conditions of responsibilities stated herein.

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