USD 2, 398 per person
Minimum of 20 passengers
DAY 01 / SEP 02: CHECK – IN NAIA AIRPORTDAY 01 / SEP 02: – CHECK – IN NAIA AIRPORTCheck-in Manila for your flight to Israel via Istanbul, enjoy your in-flight amenities while on board.
DAY 02 / SEP 03: TELAVIV / JAFFA / CEASAREA / HAIFA / BETHLEHEM (L,D) – Arrival Tel Aviv Airport meet and assist then proceed for tour of Tel Aviv by bus, passing by the city’s main attractions including the Tel Aviv Museum and Opera house, the Dizing off Square, the Rabin Square by the City Hall and photo stop at the Mediterranean Promenade. Drive to the old Jaffa port and tour the narrow alleys. After our walking tour of Jaffa and a visit to St. Peter’s Church, we shall depart Tel Aviv along the Coastal Highway to Caesarea, the ancient port city on the Mediterranean for a tour of the site and the nearby Aqueduct. Drive via the port city of Haifa, atop Mount Carmel and visit the Muckrake Church. Transfer to your hotel in Bethlehem for check in and overnight.
DAY 03 / SEP 04: JERICHO / QUMRAN / DEAD SEA / BETHLEHEM (B,L,D) – Breakfast at the hotel. Meet the guide at the hotel lobby proceed to Jericho, one of the oldest city in the world. Stop from a distance to view Mt. of Temptation, where Jesus was tempted by the devil. Continue to see the famous sycamore tree which is believed to be the same tree which Zaccheus, the tax collector climbed to see Jesus. Visit Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Last stop will be at the Dead Sea, the lowest point on Earth for an afternoon dip in its therapeutic mud before transfer to your hotel and overnight.
Day 04 /SEP 05: JERUSALEM / BETHLEHEM (B,L,D) – Breakfast at hotel. Start our appreciation of the Holy City of Jerusalem with a visit to the Mount of Olives for a panoramic view of the city. Visit the Church of Ascension and walk the Palm Sunday route down the hill to the Garden of Gethsemane, stop along the way at the Maria Magdalena Church. Visit the Church of All Nations at the Garden of Gethsemane. Drive to Nearby Mount Zion and visit the Room of the Last Supper and the Tomb of King David. Visit the Dormition Abbey. In the afternoon, visit Bethlehem and the Church of the Nativity and Manger’s Square. Visit St Catherine’s Church. Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 05 / SEP 06: JERUSALEM OLD CITY / EIN KAREM / BETHLEHEM (B,L,D) – Breakfast at the hotel. Morning tour of the Old City, starting from the St. Stephen’s Gate (the Lion’s Gate), stop at St. Ann, the Pool of Bethesda and walking along the Stations of the Cross to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Visit the Cardo and the Jewish Quarter before arriving at the Western (Wailing) Wall. In the afternoon, visit Ein Karem, home of St. John the Baptist and the Church of Visitation. Return to our hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 06 / SEP 07: NAZARETH / CANA / MT. TABOR / NAZARETH (B,L,D) – Check-out from hotel after breakfast and drive north to the Galilee area. First stop will be in Nazareth, to visit the Church of Annunciation and Mary’s Well. Then on to nearby Cana for a visit of Church of the First Miracle or Wedding Church. Afternoon drive to Mt. Tabor and visit Church of Transfiguration. Then transfer to your hotel for check-in, dinner, and overnight
DAY 07 / SEP 08: GALILEE / YARDENIT / DEPARTURE TELAVIV / ARRIVAL ISTANBUL (B,L) – Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy morning cruise at Sea of Galilee. Continue to Capernaum where, we shall tour the Greek Orthodox Church and the nearby archaeological excavations of the Synagogue and community. Then, proceed to Tabgha and visit the Church of the Loaf and Fish Miracle. Ascend to the Mount of the Beatitudes and visit the Church and its grounds for private reading of the Sermon on the Mount. Proceed to Yardenit, where St. John baptized Jesus, for a renewal of Baptism. Continue to Tel Aviv Airport for your flight to Istanbul. Arrival to Istanbul airport. You will be met and transferred to your hotel for overnight.
DAY 08 / SEP 09: ISTANBUL / KUSADASI (B,D) – After breakfast, full day tour of Istanbul including the Blue Mosque, famous for its blue tiles and unique with its six minarets built in the name of Sultan Ahmet I. Next we will have a look at the Hippodrome of Constantinople where horse and chariot races used to take place. Then visit the famous Topkapi Palace museum will be visited which was built as the home of the Ottoman sultans. We will see the World Famous Treasury. Last stop will be Grand Bazaar hen transfer to airport for flight to Izmir. Meet at Izmir airport and transfer to Kusadasi hotel. Dinner and overnight.
DAY 09 / SEP 10: KUSADASI / PAMUKKALE (B,D) – Following breakfast we drive to Selçuk to visit the House of Virgin Mary on top of Mt. Coressos. Then our memorable visit to Ephesus will begin as well as viewing one of the Seven Churches of Revelation, the Temple of Artemis as it was One of the Seven Wonders of Antiquity. Then we will visit the famous local production center with a live fashion show for leather garments. Time will be allocated for shopping. Then continue to Pamukkale. You will tour the Antique City of Hierapolis where calcareous hot springs descending over cliffs have created fascinating travertine in the form of white terraces and basins. Dinner and overnight
DAY 10 / SEP 11: PAMUKKALE / KONYA / CAPPADOCIA (B,D) – Following an early breakfast we will drive through an interesting landscape where peasants make their living Konya was the center of the Selçuk Empire as well as the city of Mevlana and his Whirling Dervishes. After visiting the Mevlana Museum we will continue to Cappadocia viewing the Sultanhani Caravanserai on the way. Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia.
DAY 11 / SEP 12: CAPPADOCIA (B,D) – Today we visit the incredible Underground City of Ozkonak or Kaymakli where early Christians lived secretly in order to survive and keep their faith. Then picture stops will be given at the Pigeons Valley and at the foot of the Uchisar Castle. Then proceed to the Goreme Valley to visit the rock carved churches hollowed out of volcanic ash. Lunch will be at Avanos village followed by the famous local pottery. Ample time will be allocated for the famous Turkish carpets, jewelries, and local souvenirs. Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia.
DAY 12 / SEP 13: CAPPADOCIA / ISTANBUL (B) – After breakfast, drive to Kayseri airport for flight to Istanbul. Arrival to Istanbul airport and catch a connecting flight to Manila.
DAY 13 / SEP 14: ARRIVAL MANILA Home sweet home
- Roundtrip International Ticket on Economy class via Turkish Airlines
- Meet & Assist at airports
- Meals as per Itinerary:
- Daily breakfast and dinner at hotel including farewell dinner at local restaurant
- 6 Lunches at local restaurant including St. Peter’s Fish lunch at Galilee Area
- 10 nights’ accommodation at hotel on twin sharing room using local 3* and 4* hotels
- A/C modern bus throughout (equipped with WIFI in Israel and Turkey)
- Professional licensed English speaking guide in each country
- All sightseeing and applicable entrance fees
- Whisper enhanced technology
- Pilgrim certificates & souvenirs
- Accompanied by a tour coordinator from the Philippines
- Pre-departure orientation
- Airline Taxes and PH Tax
- Any other meals not mentioned in the itinerary
- Beverages during meals & sightseeing
- Any Personal Extras
- Tips to Guides and Drivers
- Turkey Visa Fee – Php4,500 /pp
- Hotel and Airport porterage in Turkey
- Travel Insurance
- Others which are not mentioned in the inclusions
- Non Refundable / Non Transferable deposit of USD 500.00 pp upon booking
- Full Cancellation will be applied to any cancellation made 3 weeks before departure.
- If the group fall below 30 your Travel Agent has the right to cancel or reschedule the tour, otherwise a supplement may apply
- Minimum 20 pax to run this tour
- Minimum 15 pax – USD 2,588.00 pp There is no refund for unused services
TURKEY VISA REQUIREMENTS:
- Signed visa application with Photo(35mm x 45mm white background) + 1extra photo
- Booking Certification
- Employment Certificate
- If Employed: Certification with leave of Absence & Salary Declaration
- If Self Employed: Business Registration (ITR, Bank Certification)
- Photocopy of Credit Cards
- Authenticated Birth Certificate
ITINERARY AND RATES ARE SUBJECT CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE
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