This journey to Israel includes a special moment in Bethlehem as your group attends the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Church of the Nativity. Imagine standing in Nativity Square and celebrating the birth of Jesus while singing with the massed choir. This package also includes visits to the major Holy Sites in Israel including Galilee, Jerusalem, and the Judean Desert/Dead Sea area.
Enjoy this leisurely paced 9 day tour that offers a little of everything. Start in Dublin with a City Tour. As you make your way south visit the House of Waterford Crystal, Jameson Distillery and a visit to Blarney Castle, with a kiss for good luck. Then continue onto Killarney and the scenic Ring of Kerry. As you travel north visit the famous Cliffs of Moher for that perfect photo opportunity and then onto a two-night stay at the Lodge at Ashford Castle, former estate of the Guinness Family.
Sicily, the biggest island in the Mediterranean Sea, is full of art, history, and traditions. This Italy tour has everything, beginning with the enchanted beauty of Taormina’s Greek-Roman amphitheater, with its spectacular views of Giardini di Naxos and Mt. Etna, the largest active volcano in Europe. Then tour the Archaeological Park of Syracuse followed by Agrigento’s Valley of the Temples. The Theban poet Pindar described the temples as “the most beautiful city built by mortal men.” Visit Sicily’s capital city, Palermo, among the many distinguished palaces and monuments.
Experience timeless holiday traditions and elegant pageantry in four countries—Hungary, Austria and Germany. Let iconic capital cities — Budapest and Vienna — decked in holiday finery with glittering Christmas trees illuminated by thousands of lights, bells pealing from cathedral towers and children dressed as angels singing Christmas carols, dazzle you. Wander the stalls of Europe’s most traditional and enchanting Christmas Markets, including Nuremberg, Regensburg and Salzburg, shopping for handcrafted toys and gifts, sipping hot mulled wine and inhaling the fragrance of gingerbread and roasted chestnuts. Cherish all the glory and magic of the season in grand European style as you cruise along the Danube during this festive time of the year.
Harmonizing with History. The perfect tour for choirs and quartet groups! Bring your friends and neighbors and raise your voice over The Holy Land. Sail and sing on a fishing boat upon the Sea of Galilee, Stand on the Mount and imagine the voice of Jesus and his Sermon. Be baptized in the Jordan River just as He was. Experience Jerusalem, the Holy City. Sing in the Garden Tomb and the Church of St Anne. Come, Rejoice, Learn, Travel with a song in your heart.