Pilgrimage for Peace (Christmas 2015 Sample Itinerary)

December 28th 2014- January 10th 2015

Nativity Church The Christmas Pilgrimage for Peace is an annual program that gives people from all over the world the opportunity to experience oriental Christmas in Bethlehem, and to celebrate it with the most hospitable families in the Holy Land. In addition to visiting all key religious sites—including the Church of the Nativity, Shepherd’s Field, Jerusalem, and the Sea of Galilee—program participants will also learn about the current movement for peace and justice in Palestine, by meeting with human rights activists and political officials. The Christmas Pilgrimage for Peace will provide all comers a rich encounter with the culture of our land, in a place unlike any other: the place where Christ was born. 

Day One: Sun DEC 28th, 2014– Arrival
• Night: Orientation and geopolitical presentation

Day Two: Mon DEC 29TH, 2014 – Jerusalem
• Mt. of Olives, Chapel of the Ascension, Pater Noster church, Dominus Flevit, Gethsemane, Church of Agony
• Old city – Via Dolorosa , Western Wall, Dome of the Rock, Aqsa Mosque
• Sepulcher Church
• Meet with religious leaders

Day Three: Tues 30TH, DEC , 2014 – Jerusalem
• B' Tselem, Israeli Human Rights Organization
• Palestinian women organizations in Jerusalem
• Tour and meeting with Israeli Committee Against House Demolition
• Evening: Dabkeh Night

Day Four: Wed DEC 31st, 2014– Jericho
• Hisham’s Palace
• Mt. Temptation
• Tel Sultan, ancient city of Jericho
• Dead Sea
• Evening: New Year festivals and party with locals

Day Five: Thu JAN 1st, 2015 – Free Day

Day Six: Fri JAN 2ND, 2015 – Jaffa, Haifa
• Zochrot, meeting and tour of Jaffa
• Lunch at Ein Hod - unrecognized village
• Haifa – Mt. Carmel
• Bahi’ Gardens
• ITIJAH organization – Haifa
• Overnight in Tiberius

Day Seven: Sat JAN 3rd, 2015– Tiberius
• Sea of Galilee – boat ride, Tagha, Capernaum, Jordan River, Mt. Beatitudes
• Evening: walking tour and markets

Day Eight: Sun JAN 4th, 2015 – Golan Hights
• Nazareth – Annunciation Church, St. Joseph Church, and Mary’s Well
• Visit Majdal Shams and meet with local organizations
• O/N Tiberius

Day Nine: Mon JAN 5th, 2015– Nablus
• Refugee Camp
• Old city walking tour, handmade Olive Oil Soap Factory
• Turkish Bath
• Al- Najah University

Day Ten: Tues JAN 6th, 2015 – Bethlehem, Christmas evening celebration and annual patriarch procession
• Shepherd’s Field
• Old City walking tour Bethlehem
• Nativity Church & Milk Grotto
• Optional: Evening: Christmas eve – participate midnight Christmas service

Day Eleven: Wed JAN 7th, 2015 – Hebron
• Morning: Christmas day with the local families and lunch
• Old city walking tour
• Tomb of Patriarchs
• Ibrahimi Mosque
• Glass Handicraft Factory
• Evening: party with local families

Day Twelve: Thu JAN 8th, 2015 – Ramallah
• Bilin Society – wall resistance , meeting with popular committee
• Beir Zeit University
• Meeting with political leaders

Day Thirteen: Fri JAN 9th, 2015 – Culture of Bethlehem
• Cultural Fashion Show
• Palestinian Cuisine Class
• Evening: Palestinian  showperformance

Day Fourteen: Sat JAN 10th, 2015 – Departure

Cost: The price per person is: $1590 US Dollars

The price include the following:
1- All accommodation in double room on H/B basis (breakfast and dinner included)
2- All transportation, per itinerary
3- All entrance fees, per itinerary
4- All activities mentioned above 
5- English speaking tour guide

The Price does not include the following:
1- Any other service not described above
2- Tips
3- All lunches
4- Individual airport transfers

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