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Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem


Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem


Hagia Sophia, Istanbul

 


Sardis

LAND & AIR TOUR RATES
(in US$)

$4,430 Double per person
$850 Single supplement

INCLUDING

• International and domestic flights
  out of New York JFK Airport
• 7 Nights in Superior First Class
  Hotels (4 stars) in Israel
• 8 Nights in Superior First Class
  Hotels (4 stars) in Turkey
• Buffet breakfast and dinner daily
• All Transfers and sightseeing with
  private AC Deluxe Bus
• English-speaking professional tour
  guide
• Entrance fees to all places visited
  per the itinerary
• Boat ride on the Sea of Galilee
• Bosphorus Boat ride in Istanbul
• Porterage both in Israel and Turkey
• Tips to the hotel staff in Turkey

EXCLUDING

• Tips to the hotels staff in Israel
• Tips for driver and guide
• Lunches and all drinks
• Turkish Visa fee ($20 per person
  for US citizens, to be paid at
  Istanbul airport upon arrival)
• Optional Hot Air Balloon Trip in
  Cappadocia ($200 per person)
• Personal expenses
• Any other service which is not
 mentioned above

HOLY LANDS
ISRAEL & TURKEY

TOUR ITINERARY:

Day 01 Depart New York – Fly Tel Aviv

Day 02 Arrive Tel Aviv
Arrive Tel Aviv Airport. Your tour guide will meet you after the customs and baggage claim with a “YOUR NAME” sign. Meet and transfer to the hotel in Tel Aviv for dinner and overnight. (D)

Day 03 Tiberias
Visit Caesarea Maritima/Haifa and Mount Carmel/Megiddo/Tiberias for dinner and overnight. (B,D)

Day 04 Tiberias
Visit Nazareth/Sepphoris/Cana/Tiberias for dinner and overnight. (B,D)

Day 05 Tiberias
Visit Capernaum/Mount of Beatitudes/Tabgha/Boat ride on the Sea of Galilee/Bethsaida/Caesarea Phillipi/dinner and overnight in Tiberias. (B,D)

Day 06 Jerusalem
Visit Beth Shean/Jericho/Masada/Dead Sea/Ein Gedi/Qumran. Continue to Jerusalem. Dinner & overnight. (B,D)

Day 07 Jerusalem
Visit Mount of Olives/Gethsemane/Mount Zion/Bethlehem. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem. (B,D)

Day 08 Jerusalem
Full day visit in the Old City of Jerusalem. (B,D)

Day 09 Fly to from Tel Aviv to Istanbul
Transfer to the Tel Aviv Airport for flight to Istanbul. Arrive at Istanbul Airport. Your tour guide will meet you after the customs and baggage claim with a “YOUR NAME” sign. Meet and transfer to the hotel. Dinner and overnight in Istanbul. (B,D)

Day 10 Istanbul – Fly Cappadocia
Visit Spice Bazaar in the morning, and then take a leisurely private boat tour along the Bosphorus seeing both Asian and European shores of Istanbul. In the afternoon, we will visit the Chora Church famous for its beautiful mosaics. Then, transfer to the Istanbul airport for TK 2018 17:10/18:35 flight to Cappadocia. Arrive Kayseri Airport at 18:35. Meet and transfer to the hotel for dinner and overnight. (B,D)

Day 11 Cappadocia Tour
*Optional Hot Air Balloon trip in early morning (06:00-08:00). Full day Cappadocia visit, including Goreme Open Air Museum, Avanos the pottery making town, the natural citadel of Uchisar and the underground city of Kaymakli. Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia. (B,D)

Day 12 Cappadocia – Fly Izmir – Pergamon – Izmir
05:00 am depart from hotel. XQ 9038 07:00/08:25 flight to Izmir. Drive North to Bergama for full day Pergamon tour (Rev. 1:11; 2:12). Visit the Acropolis, the remaining of the 1st century Church called Red Basilica, the ancient healing center called the Asklepion. Return to Izmir. (B,D)

Day 13 Sardis – Hierapolis – Pamukkale
Drive to Sardis, the capital of the ancient Lydia, where the first coins of the world were minted. See the ruins of the early Church constructed next to the Temple of Diana. Continue to Hierapolis to see its Roman ruins. Dinner and overnight at Colossae Hotel in Pamukkale. (B,D)

Day 14 Laodicea – Aphrodisias – Kusadasi
Morning tour of PAMUKKALE, a noted ancient spa, where pure white travertines form frozen waterfalls. Drive to Laodicea (Col 2:1; 4:13-16, Rev. 1:11; 3:14) to visit the newly excavated site. Then visit Aphrodisias, the city of the Goddess of Love. See the well preserved Stadium, the Odeon, the Theater and the Agora. Continue to Kusadasi for dinner and overnight. (B,D)

Day 15 Ephesus Tour – Izmir
Visit the famous ancient city of Ephesus (Acts 18:19-24; 19:1- 35; 20:16-17; 21:29, 1 Cor. 15:32; 16:8, I Tim. 1:3 II Tim. 1:18; 4:12, Rev. 1:11, 2:1), the Ephesus Archaeological Museum and the Basilica of St. John. Dinner and overnight in Izmir. (B,D)

Day 16 Fly Istanbul – Istanbul Tour
Transfer to Izmir Airport for TK 2309 08:00/09:05 flight to Istanbul. Full day Istanbul tour; the Roman Hippodrome Square, Blue Mosque with its beautiful blue tiles, St. Sophia Church, built by Constantine the Great and reconstructed by Justinian in the 6th century, one of the worlds greatest architectural marvels and a designated World Heritage site. Then visit the important Istanbul Archaeological Museum, and the Grand Bazaar. (B,D)

Day 17 Fly Back New York
Early transfer to the Istanbul Airport for departure. Fly back to New York JFK Airport. Arrive New York same day afternoon. End of our services. (B)
 

 

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