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On the day of Christmas Eve the tour takes you to Jerusalem where the first stop is on the Mount of Olives. Here we enjoy breathtaking views across the Old City. We see the Garden of Gethsemane and enter Jerusalem’s Old City. Here we tour the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, site of Calvary, Jesus’ burial tomb and other sacred Christian sites. Driving through modern-day Jerusalem we pass landmarks like the Israeli Knesset and Israel Museum then head for Bethlehem. We arrive at Bethlehem’s Manger Square then indulge in a festive Christmas Eve dinner. At midnight we attend Mass in the Church of Nativity or we join Christians from across the globe in Manger Square to watch Christmas Eve Midnight Mass on outdoor screens.
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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.
A day tour is a regular tour that we operate on specific weekdays. Tours depart from Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Herzliya and Netanya. You have the option to upgrade your tour and ensure for yourself a place in a small group (up to 19 people). The tour duration from pickup time is approximately 10 hours. You will be picked up from your hotel, and after the tour, you will be returned to your hotel.
Almost all of our daily tours are operated primarily in English, in addition to a second language: Or Spanish, or Russian, or German and or French. You can choose the preferred language of the tour when booking. You can view the tour schedule, as well as the second language schedule in order to make your best suited choice.
When booking your tour, you will need to mark which language you’d like the tour to be in. Note that for certain tours in certain languages, the price may be higher.
A regular group travels in a coach that comfortably transports up to 45 people. A small group travels in a minivan that seats 22 people. Other than that, the tours are identical.
Our tours leave from Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Netanya and Herzliya. We pick up our travelers from most of the hotels in these cities. If you are staying at a private residence address, please choose the closest pick up hotel to your apartment or contact our office to be advised where to wait.
Children under 12 and students (with a valid student card) receive a 10% discount.
You can bring your luggage with you and we’ll store it in the trunk of the vehicle during the tour. However, please be aware that we don’t take any responsibility for any damage or loss. Recommended to advise us that you are travelling with luggage.
Yes, but not too much. We definitely recommend bringing some local currency with you to pay for lunch and anything you may wish to; purchase along the way.
We, at Bein Harim Tourism, understand that plans can change, so you can change dates, cancel, or change your pickup point. Please note that cancellation fees will be charged subject to the cancellation policy as indicated on the tour page and confirmation email.
Since packages depend on hotel availability and updated rates, changes may imply an extra fee. For any changes or updates, you are welcome to contact our Operations team at:
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Phone: +972 35422000
Make sure that you have received confirmation for your change or update request.
It is possible to have pick ups/ drop offs in different cities. However, we do not disperse to specific drop off locations. The expenses to get from the drop off location to your final destination won't be covered by Bein Harim.