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Christmas Eve IN BETHLEHEM
11 DAYS EGYPT & ISRAEL 19th-30th December 2019.
Price 185,000/- , Children upto 50% discount

This year, Free holiday gives you the once in a lifetime opportunity to be part of an amazing experience. Join thousands of pilgrims from all over the world and experience Christmas right where it happened; Bethlehem!

Just to be where Jesus was born during Christmas will take your breath away. Spend the Christmas season in Bethlehem and experience the breathtaking sights and sounds of Bethlehem; from the spectacular lights of the city to the amazing fireworks displays and the winding walk to the grotto, this experience will stay in your heart forever.

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(Arrive to Cairo 01.30 AM ).Welcome to Egypt Free Holiday Limited tour representatives will welcome you at Cairo International Airport and take you through the immigration and customs process after which they will escort you to the Hotel for check-in. After breakfast we will spend the rest of the day touring Cairo. We will also visit the Great Pyramids and the Sphinx then go back to the hotel for dinner. (Overnight in Cairo).
Today we check out from the hotel and start off our journey towards the Holy land after breakfast. We proceed to the Old section of Cairo where we visit the a Jewish synagogue, built on the site where Moses was found in the basket, the hanging church of AL MUALLAQA which was built in the 4th century over Southern Gate of the Fortress of Babylon. This church was dedicated to Virgin Mary and its treasures include a 14th century wall painting of the Nativity. A visit to St.Sergius (ABU SERGA) , a 5th Century Basilica built over crypt where the Holy Family is believed to have stayed during their exile into Egypt takes you a step deeper into the realization of the truth about the Messiah.. Drive to Taba for overnight. (overnight Taba ).
After Breakfast at the Hotel, we will be transferred border town of Taba and cross over to Eilat into Israel. "The desert and the parched land will be glad; the wilderness will rejoice and blossom..." Isaiah 35, 1-2
Shalom and welcome home. Welcome to the land of Canaan, the Promised Land, the land of milk and honey, the land of the prophets, to the holy land, to the land of our lord Jesus Christ and welcome to the state of Israel which was established on the 14th of May 1948. Your Israeli guide, a representative of Free Holiday Limited will meet and assist you upon arrival.
After crossing the port city of Eilat- the most southern point of the state of Israel to the Red Sea- we will Proceed to Kibbutz Yotvata one of the most successful kibbutz in Israel.
We will proceed to Kibbutz Yotvata, one of the most successful kibbutz in Israel. Here we will discover how ideology, perfect organization, hard work and faith can turn the desert to a fertile land. Not forgetting a taste of the famous chocolate milk of Yotvata. Thereafter, we continue north to the Dead Sea; the lowest point on earth. You will have time to float in these unique mineral enriched waters that won't let you sink!
We will then drive to Jericho,
Jericho is described in the Hebrew Bible as the "City of Palm Trees". Copious springs in and around the city attracted human habitation for thousands of years.
Then we will drive to Nazareth (overnight in Nazareth)
After early breakfast we drive to visit the places where Jesus performed most of His miracles; around the Sea of Galilee: Capernaum, " leaving Nazareth, he went and lived in Capernaum , which was by the lake ..." Peter’s House and the famous Synagogue, enjoy the view from Mt. of the Beatitudes where the "Sermon on the Mount" was given (Matthew 5-7), and the reconstructed church in Tabgha, where Jesus performed the miracle of the multiplying of The Bread and The Fish. We will have a short lunch break at a local restaurant. After lunch we jump onboard a replica boat to the one Jesus and His disciples used and sail on Sea of Galilee. We then visit the Baptismal Site, at the Holy River Jordan. Here you can renew your Baptism in exactly the same place where Jesus was baptized.(Overnight Nazareth)
Early Morning after breakfast we will drive to Haifa, Mt.Carmel and the monastery of Stella Mares. We get an explanation about the story of Elijah and the prophets of Baa`l.
We then proceed to one of Israel’s ancient cities; Tel Megiddo, with remains of fortifications left by the Canaanites, King Solomon among others, as well as a unique sophisticated water system presumed to have been built by King Solomon. John’s vision in book of Revelation reveals this to be the place where the Battle of Armageddon (the last war/battle) will take place.
We drive to Caesarea Maritima, the magnificent port-city built by King Herod the Great. From here St. Peter went to Rome and started with his first miracles. In Caesarea's, a well-preserved theater, an inscription of the procurator Pontius Pilate was found.
Then we will drive to Old City of Jaffa, Jaffa is an ancient seaport mentioned in the biblical narrative of Jonah; where he tried to flee from God, and the whale that was commanded by God to swallow Johan, and in the story of Solomon's import of the cedars of Lebanon. Jaffa's fishing port, St. Peter's Church, artist's quarter; Visitor Center and panoramic view of Tel Aviv are all highlights.
Jaffa is one of the ancient gateways to the Holy Land: Through its port, the Cedar trees for Solomon's Temple were brought. Christianity began to be spread among the nations from Jaffa after persecution became so intense. Here St. Peter lived in the house of Simon the Tanner and had the "Vision of the Flesh", and here he made his first miracle by healing the little girl. We will walk through the area known as the White City to see the preservation of buildings of Bauhaus architecture of the 1920s and 1930s, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and stop at Independence Hall, where Ben-Gurion declared independence in 1948. Jaffa attracts many historical and cultural tourists and artists. Drive to (Bethlehem Overnight) Usher in Christmas. On Christmas Eve.
On Christmas Eve, annual Christmas processions are taken out. Residents of the town as well as tourists crowd the doorways and the roof of the Basilica to get a view of the parade. Galloping horsemen and police mounted on Arabian horses lead the procession followed by a man riding over a black steed and carrying a cross.
After him come the churchmen and government officials. The procession quietly enters the doors and puts an ancient effigy of the Holy Child in the Church. The visitors are then taken through deep winding stairs leading to a grotto where a silver star marks the site of the birth of Jesus. The experience here is simply breathtaking You will be there!!! . (Overnight in Bethlehem)
"Our feet are standing in your gates, O Jerusalem..." Psalm 122, 2
After Breakfast at the Hotel, we will first visit the church of Ascension, one of the most ancient churches of the world. Here we can see Jesus' footprint. Our next stop will be the Pater Noster, where Jesus taught his disciples what will happen in the end of the days and also the prayer of our Father in Heaven.
We continue to the spectacular panoramic view from the summit of the Mount of Olives,"...his feet will stand on Mount of olives ..." Zechriah 14 , 4 .We head off to follow the footsteps of Jesus in his triumphant entry into the Holy City. We walk through the Palm Sunday road, and visit the church of Dominus Flevit, " as he approached Jerusalem and saw the city he wept over it ..." Luke 19 ,41 the point from which he prophesised of the destruction of the city and of the Temple.
We shall continue to Gethsemane,"they went to a place called Gethsemane..." Mark 14:32 where Jesus was arrested then on to the Western Wall, which is considered the holiest site for the Jewish faith, where we are able to put our notes of wishes in the cracks of the wall.
Continuing to the Mount of Zion, visiting the Upper room where Jesus had the last supper with his disciples,"... He will show you a large upper room..." Luke 22,12 where the Holy spirit descended upon Jesus' disciples in tongues of fire during the Pentecost. We shall visit King Davids tomb and go down to Caphis House " They took Jesus to the high priest ..." Mark 14,53 where Peter denied Jesus three times, and where Jesus spent his last night in the pit before his crucifixion. In the afternoon, we proceed to Bethlehem to participate in the Christmas Celebrations in Bethlehem.. (Overnight in Bethlehem)
Today we start with the church of Nativity, the place of the birth of Jesus, "so Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea ,to Bethlehem the town of David..." Luke 2, 4 , including visiting the grotto where Jesus was born. "she wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger , because there was room for them in the inn..." Luke 2 ,7 .. Then we will head to Shepherds Fields, " and there were shepherds living out in the fields near by ..." Luke 2,8. where the glory of God shone around them just before the birth of Jesus. We then drive to Jerusalem behind the walls of the Old City, in the pools of Beit Hesda," now there is in Jerusalem near the sheep gate a pool which is... called Bethesda..." where Jesus performed one of his miracles, and which is also the place of birth of Mary. We will follow the path of Jesus on his last way with the cross, the fourteen stations of the cross(Via Dolorosa). We will visit the pavement and the Church of the Holy Sepulcher where the last five stations are situated. After a lunch break in the old city, we will have free time in the oriental bazaar,(old City market), and time permitting, visit St John’s Church, the birth place of John the Baptist. We will have a tour and a communion in the Garden Tomb. (Overnight in Bethlehem).
After Breakfast , We leave Jerusalem, visiting Jericho,
The story of Jericho: Joshua sent spies to Jericho, the first city of Canaan to be taken, and discovered that the land was in fear of Israel and their God. The Israelites marched around the walls once every day for six days with the priests and the Ark of the Covenant. On the seventh day they marched seven times around the walls, then the priests blew their ram's horns, the Israelites raised a great shout, and the walls of the city fell.
Jericho is the one of the most ancient cities in the world, the first city that was conquered by Joshua and the children of Israel. We shall stop to the Sycamore fig tree on which Zacheus the tax collector climbed. We will see the Mount of Temptation where Jesus was tempted by the devil. We will visit the site of "Caser El Yahoud" the crossing point of the children of Israel when they entered to the Promised Land. We continue crossing the Jordan Valley to the most Southern border of Israel, Taba, where we shall cross into Egypt.
We drive to St. Catherine for overnight (overnight in St. Catherine)
This day we leave the hotel around the first hour of the morning without breakfast to St. Catherine at the base of the Mt.Sinai. We start the mountain climbing immediately on arrival from St. Catherine from where it’s believed Moses climbed the mountain to receive the Ten Commandments. In the same area, there is the famous Greek Orthodox Monastery which is built around the Burning Bush; where God called on Moses, and the well where Moses met his wife Zebura -daughter of Jethro, the priest of Median.
We will also visit the place where the Israelites camped when Moses went to receive the Ten Commandments. Here you will be allowed to have some quite moment and meditation and strolling around the mountain. Later we return to the Hotel for a short rest, breakfast and check-out. We will then drive towards one of the famous and largest man-made canal; Suez Canal that demarcates the continents of Africa and Asia.
We drive through the Springs of Moses where Moses hit the rock and twelve water springs appeared. We will then continue to the Desert of Sin where the children of Israel received Manna and Quails from Heaven. We will also have a view of the seventy-two palm trees.
We will make another stop at Rephidim where the Israelites fought the Amalekites. During this battle, whenever Moses put his arms down, the Israelites were defeated by their enemies and whenever he put his arms up, the Israelites were winning- The servants of the LORD, Aaron and Hur held Moses' arms up until they overcame their enemies. Later we proceed to Hotel at Cairo for check-in and dinner. (Overnight in Cairo).
After breakfast in the morning we will have some free time for shopping till 12.00pm. Visit the famous Egyptian Museum before pick up to Cairo international airport
Welcome to Kenya aboard flight from Cairo to Mombasa or Nairobi.
There may be changes depending on the circumstances.