1123 Assumption , St Andrew & St George - Orthodox Pilgrimage

Join Very Rev. Archimandrite Christodoulos Margellos - Assumption Orthodox & Fr Dimitri Tobias - St Andrew on a memorable and unforgettable journey to Israel, the Holy Land and to Constantinople. TRAVEL SCHEDULE ON TURKISH AIRLINES (TK): Nov 08: Depart ORD at 10:40pm. Arrival to TLV next day at 7:25pm. Nov. 16: Depart TLV at 12:20pm. Arrival to IST same day at 3:45pm Nov 19: Depart IST at 3:20pm. Arrival same day at 6:15pm The package price per person in a shared room occupancy: $3,795 * Single room supplement; add $897 Deposit due at registration: $450. Balance due in full by August 14, 2023 Plus all elements per “price does not include” paragraph. Final payment due date: August 8, 2023 PRICE INCLUDES: • Airfare ORD/TLV, TLV/IST & IST/ORD * • All transfers in Israel and Turkey • Hotel accommodation in Israel in Istanbul • Luggage handling at hotels in Israel & Istanbul • Hotels taxes and service charges • Breakfast and dinner daily • Complimentary St. Peter’s fish lunch on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. Private Bosphorus boat tour • Sightseeing in a private modern coach • Private licensed professional tour guide accompanied by local clergies from the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem • Personal wireless earphone for usage during touring days • Entrance fees to sites per itinerary, including boat ride on the Sea of Galilee & private Bosphorus boat tour PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE: • * Airlines departure taxes (as of January 2023: $568 per person). Final amount to be determined at time of ticketing • Entry visa to Turkey (to be paid online before arrival www.evisa.gov.tr ) • Gratuities to guides, drivers, and hotel staff (suggested $175 per participant) • Travel/Medical Insurance (check out this link: https://partner.roamright.com/?agencycode=amitravel&agentid=LChung )
  • Day 1 November 08, Wednesday

    Depart on our way to Tel Aviv, Israel

  • Day 2 November 09, Thursday

    -Welcome Home! -Meet our Holyland staff -Ascend to the Holy City - Jerusalem -Dinner and overnight Jerusalem

  • Day 3 November 10, Friday

    -Jerusalem Old City: -St Anne -Pools of Bethesda -Prison of Christ -Western Wall -Church of Alexander Nevsky -Church of the Holy Sepulcher ( Anastasis) -Audience with His Beatitude Theophilos the 3rd -St Nicholas -Jaffa Gate excavations -Dinner and overnight Jerusalem

  • Day 4 November 11, Saturday

    -Bethlehem: -Shepherds' Fields -Manger Square - Church of Nativity -Upper Room - Tomb of David -Dinner and overnight Jerusalem

  • Day 5 November 12, Sunday

    -Liturgy at the Anastasis -Mt of Olives: -Ascension -Palm Sunday Road -Gethsemane -Tomb of the Virgin Mary -Church of St Steven -Monstery of Holy Cross -Dinner and overnight Jerusalem

  • Day 6 November 13, Monday

    -Jordan Valley and Wilderness: -Jordan River - Baptism -St Gerassimos -Dead Sea experience -Jericho: -Mt of Temptation -Zacheus's Tree -Dinner and overnight Galilee

  • Day 7 November 14, Tuesday

    -Sea of Galilee region: -Mt of the Beatitudes -Capernaum ( Monastery of the Holy Apostles) -Tiberias (Monastery of the 12 Apostles) -Fishes and Loaves -Magdala -Ancient Boat -Boat Ride -Dinner and overnight Galilee

  • Day 8 November 15, Wednesday

    -Mt Tabor -Transfiguration -Cana of Galilee -Nazareth: -Annunciation -Old Town Nazareth -“Brow of the hill” - Dinner and overnight Galilee

  • Day 9 November 16, Thursday

    -Morning flight to Istanbul -Arrive Istanbul -Dinner and overnight Istanbul

  • Day 10 November 17, Friday

    -Hippodrome -Hagia Sophia -Underground Cistern -Archaeology Museum -Hagia Irene -Grand Bazaar. -Dinner and Overnight Istanbul

  • Day 11 November 18, Saturday

    -Orthodox Patriarchate - Fenar - Monastery of the Life-Giving Spring -Spice Bazaar -Bosphorus Boat Tour -Dinner and overnight Istanbul

  • Day 12 November 19, Sunday

    -Free morning -Flight to O’hare -Same day arrival * Itinerary subject to change