This year-end, plan some virtual holiday experiences as part of your festive celebrations. A great way to come together with co-workers, family members, and friends regardless of location or time zone, experience Beeyonder’s limited-time festive tours where you’ll visit holiday markets in Europe, learn how the Japanese celebrate the New Year, and explore the deeper meaning behind holidays like Hanukkah and Christmas.
Learn the Meaning of Hanukkah
Deepen this year’s Hanukkah celebrations with this virtual tour that explores the story of the Maccabees, the group of Jewish rebel warriors who took control of Judea. Our guide will tell you more about who they are and where they came from and why they were fighting with the Greeks. Through a mix of virtual site visits to see the landscape and the archeological evidence uncovered over the years. You’ll visit Modi'in, Maresha, Mitzpah (known as the Tomb of Prophet Samuel), the City of David in Jerusalem, and much more to gain a new perspective and understanding of Hanukkah. Join this experience here.
Visit Christmas Markets in Norway
If you’ve got Netflix’s Home For Christmas queued up on your playlist, add this virtual experience to your fun holiday list. Join this online tour and follow along as a local guide takes you to Norway’s most popular markets and events happening during Christmas time. If you’re lucky you’ll catch sight of a Christmas concert, kids making their own snowmen and market stalls selling gløgg (mulled wine using aquavit), Christmas cookies like goro (traditional butter Christmas cookie) and krumkaker (traditional wafer-thin cookie), and gingerbread houses. Join the tour here.
Walk in the Footsteps of Baby Jesus
If spending time together in person is proving challenging this holiday season, there are still ways to bond bond and share as a family. This virtual session delves into the story of the early life of Jesus using videos, 3-D models, photospheres, and evocative imagery. Travel back to ancient times and visit Nazareth, Bethlehem, and Egypt, the Temple in Jerusalem (just like Jesus did when he was a baby and 12 years old) and our guide will also show you the location on Jordan river where he was baptized. Join this experience here.
Visit Buzzy Lisbon during Christmas
Break out the egg nog and your favorite Christmas tunes for a virtual walk around buzzy Lisbon. A live experience that’ll take in all the sounds and sights of the city center decorated with thousands of colorful lights, arty installations, and Christmas trees, keep your eyes peeled for market stalls selling festive treats, mulled wine, and hot chocolate. Our guide will also share about local Portuguese Christmas traditions, what dishes make up a typical Christmas feast, and scrumptious cakes like bolo rei (king cake) they make to mark special occasions. Join the tour here.
Visit Plimoth Plantation this Thanksgiving
Gather together virtually before/after your roast turkey dinner for a virtual walk around the original site of Plimoth Plantation, a living history museum in Plymouth, Massachusetts, founded in 1947. A 40-minute stroll starting at Plymouth Rock and proceeding up the oldest street in America, you’ll hear all about the tales of the first settlers who came over on the Mayflower, take in sights like Plymouth Rock, Burial Hill, and other points of historical interest. Join this experience here.
Learn How the Japanese Celebrate Christmas
The Japanese celebrate Christmas a little differently and now you can experience it first hand without getting on a plane. Join this virtual session and get crafting with our expert guide who’ll show you how to craft your very own Nengajo (New Year’s card) out of origami paper and other quirky new year traditions (hint: it has to do with heralding in good luck) including the practice of Christmas date nights, and how KFC’s fried chicken party barrels is regarded as a substitute for the traditional American turkey dinner.
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