PACKAGE NAME : ISRAEL AND TURKEY BIBLICAL TOUR
(with Pastor Daniel Cabanos of Reflections Outreach Ministry)
DEPARTURE DATE : NOVEMBER 02-18, 2019
NOVEMBER 03 – DAY 1 Tiberias
Arrive Tel Aviv airport; you’ll met your guide and driver who will be with you for the tour. We’ll drive to Caesarea, which was the seat of the Roman governor when the Romans ruled the land. Today we can see the Aqueduct and Amphitheater. We’ll continue to Muchraka (Mount Carmel) – the place where prophet Elijah defeated the 400 Baal prophets, we’ll visit Haifa promenade for an overview of Baha’i Gardens, Port and City of Haifa. We’ll then visit Megiddo (Armageddon)- the site of the last war, we’ll continue our way passing Nazareth- the boyhood city of Jesus Christ, we’ll visit Nazareth Village after that we’ll see Annunciation Church, and do a tour of the city’s bazaar. After Nazareth we’ll drive to Cana where the first miracle happened. We’ll arrive to our hotel for dinner and overnight.
NOVEMBER 04 – DAY 2 Tiberias
After breakfast we’ll drive to Mount of Beatitudes where Jesus Christ delivered the sermon on the mountain. We’ll then go to Tabgha where it is believed that the miracle of the fish and the loaves happened, Capernaum –one of the main cities in the area in Jesus’ time. We’ll then be able to feel how it was like in Jesus’ time Sea of Galilee with a Boat Ride across the Sea of Galilee. We’ll see an Ancient Boat that was found buried in the Kibbutz Ginosar grounds. We’ll finish our day in Yardenit baptismal site, where if one wants he can be baptized. We’ll drive to our hotel for dinner and overnight
NOVEMBER 05 – DAY 3 Jerusalem
After breakfast at hotel, Well Drive south to Gensis Land. we’ll Continue to drive South to The most magnificent archeological site in Israel- Beit Shean the place where King Saul was hanged up on the wall. We’ll continue south through the Jordan Valley,. we will visit the oldest known city in the world – Jericho. It is believed that Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist at this location, across the river side. After that we will We continue down to the Dead sea the lowest place in the world for a nice swim We’ll then make our way ascending to Jerusalem and spend our night in Jerusaelm
NOVEMBER 06 – DAY 4 Jerusalem
After breakfast at hotel we’ll drive to Jerusalem visiting Mount of Olives– the place where Jesus Christ spent his last hours, and the place where He made his way into Jerusalem, riding the back of the donkey- a way that we will do too by Palm Sunday path to Garden of Gethsemane– the place where Jesus prayed in his last hours. We’ll visit Caiaphas’s House (chief priest in Jesus’ time) Mount Zion – Upper Room (last supper), Jewish and Christian Quarters, Western Wall– the only remain from the Temple, and the Jewish holiest place.
NOVEMBER 07 – DAY 5 Jerusalem
Breakfast at hotel, we’ll visit City of David– the excavations of old Jerusalem from King David’s time. We’ll continue visiting Temple Mount, St. Ann, Ecce Homo– believed to be the place where Pilat gave Christ out to the crowds to be judged, Via Dolorosa– the way of suffering and the old city bazaar. We’ll finish the day with communion in the Garden Tomb– the place believed to be the empty grave. We’ll then have dinner and overnight at hotel
NOVEMBER 08 – DAY 6 Jerusalem
After breakfast at hotel we will Visit Yad VaShem– a museum of holocaust and Israel Museum + Model city, where we’ll see the shrine of the book- where the Dead Sea scrolls are kept and the model city of Jerusalem from the second temple era. We’ll drive to Bethlehem where we’ll visit Church of Nativity, and Shepherd’s Field– where the shepherds heard the good news. We’ll return to Bethlehem for dinner and overnight at hotel.
NOVEMBER 09 – DAY 7 JerusalemAfter breakfast we will drive to.Mount Grizim The Mounting of blessing Before Sabbath After that see the show of the Tabernacle model Where We will experience A complete model of the Tabernacle on display Tabernacle Might then continue to Tel Shiloh Where the Tabernacle was for 396 Years ,after That continue to Jacob’s Well Where Jacob met Rachel, We’ll Continue and Drive to Then continue to Bethel that was name by Jacob after seeing “The Ladder Dream”. We’ll return to Jerusalem for dinner and overnight at hotel
NOVEMBER 10 – DAY 8 Jerusalem
Breakfast at hotel, Tour in Jaffa visit independence hall after that transfer to our departure from Tel Aviv airport with assistance of representative for a safe flight to Istanbul
Arrival to Istanbul fly with a connected flight to Kayseri. Meet with your guide and transfer to Cappadocia. Overnight in Cappadocia
NOVEMBER 11 – DAY 9 Cappadocia – Fullday tour
After breakfast drive around Cappadocia to see the Pigeon Valley, Uchisar and Goreme. Visit a local Carpet weaving center. Visit Goreme open Air Museum to see Tokalı Church with exeptional colors. Visit an underground city. Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia.
NOVEMBER 12 – DAY 10 Cappadocia – Konya
Early morning you may take an optional Hot Air Balloon tour, which is considered a “must-do” for travellers in Turkey. After breakfast visit pottery and stone showrooms. Drive to Konya after lunch. Visit Mevlana Museum and transfer to hotel. Dinner and overnight in Konya.
NOVEMBER 13 – DAY 11 Konya–Psidian Antioch- Pamukkale
After breakfast drive to Yalvac to visit Psidian Antioch. Then drive to Pamukkale. Lunch en route. Visit Laodicea and talk about the messages to 7 churches., Then visit Hierapolis. See the recently found grave of Apostle Philip. See the pool of Cleopatra, the cotton shaped terraces of Pamukkale.Enjoy the pool of the hotel. Dinner and overnight in Pamukkale.
NOVEMBER 14 – DAY 12 Pamukkale-Philedephia- Sardes-Izmir- Kusadası
After breakfast visit Philedelphia; the St.John Church. Continue visit Sardes. See the Gymnasium and the Synagogue and via Izmir drive to hotel in Kusadasi. Dinner and overnight in Kusadası.
NOVEMBER 15 – DAY 13 Ephesus – Pergamon.
Visit ancient Ephesus, (and Virgin Mary’s House if requested) and a leather showroom. After lunch drive to Pergamon. Visit Pergamon Acropol and talk about the message to Pergamon. Dinner and overnight in Bergama.
NOVEMBER 16 – DAY 14 Pergamon – Canakkale – Istanbul
After breakfast drive to Canakkale to visit Troy. Lunch at local restaurant. After lunch Drive to Gallipoli and take a ferry to Istanbul. Dinner in town and overnight in Istanbul.
NOVEMBER 17 – DAY 15 Istanbul – DEPARTURE
After breakfast start exploring Istanbul visiting the Ancient Hippodrome, which was one of the largest chariot race grounds of the Byzantine Empire. You will take a short walk to the Blue Mosque (from outside), completed in 1616, it is a triumph of harmony, proportion and elegance. Then visit to St Sophia, the Church of Divine wisdom and a testament to the sophistication of the 6 th Century. You will visit the magnificient Topkapi Palace, the residence of the Sultans for almost three centuries. It is located on the promontory jutting out between the Bosphorus and the Golden Horn. Visit also Underground Cistern and enjoy a Cruise on the Bosphorus. Dinner in town. Transfer to the airport for your return flight.
NOVEMBER 18 – DAY 16
Arrive Manila, from a memorable and enjoyable trip
- Tel Jericho
- National Parks – Blue
- Genesis Land Hospitality
- Nazareth 1st Century Village
- Independence Hall
- Shilo + Tabernacle
- Israel Museum
- Yad Vashem Earphones
- Ecce Homo / Siters of Zion
- St. Anne’s Church / Bethesda
- City of David + Movie + Tunnel
- St. Peter Gallicantu
- Boat Ride+ Lunch
- Beit Igal Alon
- Roundtrip Economy Airfare
- Airport terminal fees (If any)
- Ph travel tax
- Airline taxes (based on current rate, subject to change)
- Hotel accommodation as per itinerary
- Full board meals
- Sightseeing as per itinerary
- Transfers as per itinerary
- Entrance fees to all sites mentioned in itinerary
- English Speaking guide
- Tipping for the tour guide & driver
- 1 bottled water per person per day
- Travel Insurance
- Turkey Visa processing
- First come first serve basis
- We require a non-refundable and non-transferable booking deposit of USD 750 per person upon reservation to guarantee the slot.
- Minimum of 15 passengers to run the tour. If the group number decreases, price is subject to change
- Rates are based on twin or triple sharing. Passenger travelling alone or using single room need to pay an additional fee as single supplement on top of the package fee.
- All tickets are issued as a group ticket. Therefore, it is Non-Refundable / Non-Rebookable / Non-Reroutable
- Full payment should be settled not later than 02 September 2019
- For Any deviation of the tour, subject to availability, rate adjustment and charges as per airline and hotel policy
- Full cancellation charges will be applied to any cancellation made 60 days prior to departure date