Please note: this tour is now fully booked. Please email us if you would like to be added to the cancellation list.

Spend Christmas Day in the birthplace of Jesus, Bethlehem! This wonderful Christmas pilgrimage includes 8 nights in the Holy Land (3 nights in Tiberias, 5 nights Bethlehem), taking in the historical and religious sites in Jerusalem, Mount Tabor, Cana, Nazareth, Jericho, River Jordan, Dead Sea & the Sea of Galilee. Payments can be made in installments if required (€300 non-refundable deposit required at the time of booking).

Assistance will also be given in making application for midnight Mass ticket in Bethlehem on Christmas Eve (if you have booked before 5th September 2019)

View the itinerary here.

Transport & Accommodation

  • Flights from Dublin to Tel Aviv via Istanbul (Departing Dublin at 11:15 and arriving in Tel Aviv at 21:25)
  • Transfer on arrival from Tel Aviv airport to Tiberias with guided assistance
  • 3 nights in the Restal Hotel in Tiberias
  • 5 nights in the Manger Square Hotel in Bethlehem
  • Breakfast and evening meal served each day at hotels
  • Transfer to Tel Aviv airport for return flight
  • Flights from Tel Aviv to Dublin via Istanbul (Departing Tel Aviv at 08:45 and arriving in Dublin at 16:00)
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach throughout the itinerary

Tours & Religious Programme

  • Full religious programme organised by Joe Walsh Tours and led by Spiritual Director
  • Full services of local professional English speaking guide throughout the pilgrimage
  • Complete programme of sightseeing and visits to sites of interest in the Holy Land
  • Boat ride on Sea of Galilee
  • Return taxi transfers to Mount Tabor


  • Dominus Flevit
  • Church of Pater Noster
  • Church of the Ascension
  • Church of St. Ann and Pool of Bethesda
  • Ecce Homo
  • Shrine of the Book
  • St. Peter in Gallicantu
  • Capernaum
  • Mount of Beatitudes
  • Muhrakha
  • Qumran


  • Price includes tips for hotel, coach driver and guide
  • Price per person sharing twin/double/treble rooms with private facilities
  • Passengers are entitled to check in one standard piece of luggage subject to airline’s conditions
  • Single rooms are subject to availability at a supplement of €65 per night
  • There is an allowance of one free place with every 20 full fare paying participants
  • Taxes, charges and government levies are included
  • Porterage at airport and hotels are included in the package price
  • A non refundable deposit of €300 per person is required at the time of booking
  • Travel insurance is priced at €49 for passengers up to 84 years on return date; please note that an additional insurance premium of €49 is charged for persons aged 85 to 94 years; passengers 94 years and over should secure private travel insurance
  • Licenced by the Commission for Aviation Regulation, TO 052 and TA 0689 in compliance with the Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangement Package Regulation 2018