Bethlehem is a Palestinian town south of Jerusalem in the West Bank. The biblical birthplace of Jesus, it’s a major Christian pilgrimage site. The birth is marked by an inlaid silver star in a grotto under the 6th-century Church of the Nativity, which shares Manger Square with the 15th-century Church of St. Catherine and the 1860 Mosque of Omar.
Christmas in Bethlehem plus DUBAI Yuletide Experience…
December 22 – 30, 2016
Only USD 2,650 Per person Twin Sharing
DAY 1 : DEPART MANILA / ARRIVAL AMMAN / BETHLEHEM (D)
Depart from Ninoy Aquino International Airport for flight to Amman, Jordan. Arrival Queen Alia Int’l Airport. Meet and assist through immigration by our airport representative. Board your bus and transfer to the border to cross Israel. Meet your guide in Israel after immigration. Continue to Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth for an afternoon dip in its therapeutic mud before transfer to hotel in Bethlehem for check-in, dinner and overnight.
DAY 2 : JERUSALEM (BLD)
Breakfast at hotel. Start our appreciation of the Holy City of Jerusalem with a visit to the Mount of Olives for a panoramic view of the city. Visit the church of Ascension and walk the Palm Sunday route down the hill to the Garden of Gethsemane, stopping along the way at the Maria Magdalena Church. Visit the Church of all Nations at the Garden of Gethsemane. Drive to Nearby Mount Zion and visit the Room of the Last Supper and the Tomb of King David. Visit the Dormition Abbey. Afternoon, proceed to the Old City starting from the St. Stephen’s Gate (the Lion’s Gate), stopping at St. Ann, the Pool of Bethesda and walking along the stations of the Cross to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Visit the Cardo and the Jewish Quarter before arriving at the Western (Wailing) Wall. Return to our hotel for dinner and overnight.
DAY 3 : BETHLEHEM / EIN KAREM (BLD)
Morning tour of Bethlehem and visit the Church of the Nativity and Manger’s Square. Visit St. Catherine’s Church. In the afternoon, visit Ein Karem, home of St. John the Baptist and the Church of Visitation. Return to our hotel for dinner and overnight.
DAY 4 : NAZARETH / CANA / TABOR (BLD)
Check-out from hotel after breakfast and drive north to the Galilee area. First stop will be in Nazareth to visit the Church of Annunciation and Mary’s Well. Then onto nearby Cana for a visit of the Church of the First Miracle or Wedding Church. Afternoon drive to Mt. Tabor and visit Church of Transfiguration. Then transfer to your hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.
DAY 5 : GALILEE / YARDENIT (BLD)
Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy morning cruise at Sea of Galilee. Continue to Capernaum where we shall tour the Greek Orthodox Church and the nearby archaeological excavations of the Synagogue and community. Then to Tabgha and visit the Church of the Loft and Fish Miracle. Ascend to the Mount of the Beatitudes and visit the Church and its grounds for private reading of the Sermon on the Mount. Proceed to Yardenit, where St. John baptized Jesus, for a renewal of Baptism. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight.
DAY 6 : BORDER CROSSING TO JORDAN. FLY TO DUBAI (B)
Breakfast at hotel. Check-out from hotel and transfer to the border to cross to Jordan. Meet and assist at the Jordan border then drive to Amman Airport. to take your departure flight to Dubai. Arrival Dubai, Meet, Greet & Assist outside the Airport Terminal by our Tours Representative. Transfer to your hotel for check in and overnight.
DAY 7 : HALF DAY DUBAI CITY TOUR / FREE DAY (B)
Breakfast at the hotel. 09:00hrs Pick-up from the hotel lobby Set out for the Half Day Dubai City Tour. Sample the historic sites and vibrant cosmopolitan life of Dubai on this comprehensive tour. The tour begins with a photo stop at the iconic Burj Al Arab (world famous 7-star hotel), Jumeirah Mosque (the only Mosque allowing non-Muslims to enter), Burj Dubai (under construction to be the world’s tallest building), and the Sheikhs Palace (a stunning palace with peacocks welcoming you) and after the drive continue to Al Bastakiya, the old part of Dubai, to reach the Museum located in Al Fahidi Fort. After Museum we proceed to Spice souk and to the most famous landmark of Dubai – the Gold souk. Transfer back to hotel. Afternoon free on your own arrangement. Overnight at the hotel
DAY 8 : DESERT SAFARI (BD)
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning free on own arrangement. At around, 15:00hrs you will be picked-up from the hotel lobby for Desert Safari and travel across the desert with photo-stops during an exciting dune drive and visit the camel farm. The drive continues across the desert. Watch the beautiful sunset in the desert. Reach our campsite, where you have the opportunity to do camel riding, sand boarding and try out a henna design on hands or feet. After working up an appetite enjoy a delicious barbecue dinner and a shisha (the famous Arabic water pipe). Before returning, watch our belly dancer performing her show around the campfire by starlight. Transfer back to hotel for overnight at Hotel.
DAY 9 : DUBAI DEPARURE / MANILA ARRIVAL (B)
Breakfast at Hotel then check out, leave luggage at hotel only. Departure transfer from hotel to airport to take your flight back home.
***HOME SWEET HOME***
- Roundtrip Int’l Airfare on Economy Class
- Meet & Assist at airports and borders
- 8N Hotel Accommodation on local 3* hotel based on twin sharing
- Daily breakfast (Israel/Dubai) and dinner at hotel in Israel including farewell dinner at local restaurant
- 4 Lunches at local restaurant in Israel including St. Peter’s Fish at Galilee Area
- Applicable entrance fees to sites
- Services of a Professional English Speaking guide during sightseeing
- Modern A/C bus for transfers and sightseeing / Free WIFI in Israel bus
- Porterage for hotels
- JORDAN AND DUBAI VISA
- Israel and Dubai souvenirs
- Pre-departure briefing
- Airline Taxes including PH TAX ($ 130 STC)
- Border fees (USD 65)
- Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
- Tips to guide, driver (USD 90.00 per person)
- Beverages during meals and sightseeing
- Travel Insurance
- Personal Expenses
- Israel Visa fee may apply for non-Filipino
- Dubai Tourism Dirham Fee payable at hotel
- Non Refundable / Non Transferable deposit of USD 500.00 pp upon booking
- Full Cancellation will be applied to any cancellation made 3 weeks before departure.
- If the group fall below 20 your travel Agent has the right to cancel or reschedule the tour, otherwise a supplement may apply.
- Minimum 20 pax to run this tour
- Minimum 15 pax – USD 2764.00 pp
There is no refund for unused services
- Scanned original passport valid for 6 months
- Duly filled-up visa manifest form
- Scanned clear passport size photo
- Guarantee Letter