0224 Father Andreas Georganas Pilgrimage to the Holy Lands and Constantinople

Join Father Andreas Georganas on a memorable and unforgettable journey to the Holyland and to Constantinople. TRAVEL SCHEDULE ON TURKISH AIRLINES (TK): 1 TK 6 E SU 25FEB ORDIST 2030 1605* 2 TK 864 E MO 26FEB ISTTLV 1925 2035 3 TK 787 P MO 04MAR TLVIST 1520 1845 4 TK 5 P WE 06MAR ISTORD 1520 1810 The package price per person in a shared room occupancy: $4,570 Single room supplement; add $897 Deposit due at registration: $450. Balance due in full by Nov 25, 2023 Plus all elements per “price does not include” paragraph. PRICE INCLUDES:  Airfare ORD/TLV & TLV/IST & IST/ORD  Airlines departure taxes (up to the cost of $568 per person). Final amount to be determined at time of ticketing.  All transfers in Israel and Istanbul  Accommodation at Superior category hotels in Israel and in Istanbul  Luggage handling and hotel service charges  Daily breakfast and dinner  St. Peter’s fish lunch in Tiberias  Daily lunches in Israel  Farewell dinner on last evening in Israel  Private guiding including a Priest from the Jerusalem Patriarchate  Private A/C bus with WIFI on board  Personal wireless earphone for usage during touring  Entrance fees to sites per itinerary, including boat ride on the Sea of Galilee PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE: • Gratuities to guide, driver and hotel staff (suggested $175 per participant) • Travel / medical Insurance (check out this link) : https://partner.roamright.com/?agencycode=amitravel&agentid=LChung
  • Day 1 February 25, Sunday

    Depart on our way to Tel Aviv, Israel

  • Day 2 February 26, Monday

    Welcome Home! Arrive at Tel Aviv’s airport where our representative greets us and gives us an introduction to the forthcoming program. Proceed to our hotel along the shore of the Mediterranean, for the overnight stay.

  • Day 3 February 27, Tuesday

    Today we tour the Sea of Galilee. Visit Capernaum and Simon Peter's House, the Mount of the Beatitudes and Tabgha-the site of the feeding of the multitudes. We then take a boat ride across the Sea of Galilee and enjoy a St. Peter's fish lunch in Tiberias. Visit the Monastery of St Peter Tiberias and the recently discovered Magdala. Back to our hotel in Galilee for dinner and overnight stay.

  • Day 4 February 28, Wednesday

    Ascend to the top of Mt Tabor - site of the Transfiguration ( Metamorphosi); continue to Cana of Galilee – site of the first miracle. Drive along the Coast to visit Caesarea where St. Paul was imprisoned and Cornelius baptized - see the Roman-Byzantine theater and other remains: the aqueduct and the Crusader ruins. End the day in Nazareth- visit the Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation, where Archangel Gabriel appeared to Mary and view the house of the Virgin.Back to our hotel in Galilee for dinner and overnight stay.

  • Day 5 February 29, Thursday

    Depart the Galilee en route to Jerusalem. Drive south to the Judean Desert to the Jordan River site of the Baptism in the Wilderness; to St Gerassimo - site of the Holy family’s visit on the way to Egypt. Visit Jericho, Zacheus's Tree, and Elisha’s spring visit to the Monastery on top of The Mount of Temptation. View St. George of Choziba Monastery. Ascend to the Holy City for dinner and overnight stay.

  • Day 6 March 01, Friday

    Morning audience with His Beatitude Patriarch of Jerusalem. Visit Bethlehem to worship at the ancient Greek Orthodox Church of the Nativity, Manger Square, and view the beautiful Shepherds' Fields. Dinner and overnight stay in Jerusalem.

  • Day 7 March 02, Saturday

    Walk into the Old City of Jerusalem. Experience the various quarters and the underground excavations. Walk to the sacred Church of The Anastasis (The Holy Sepulcher), visit the Greek Orthodox Monasteries of St Nicholas and the Prison of Christ. Later visit the Church of St. Anne and the Pool of Bethesda. Afternoon visit Mt Zion: the Room of the Last Supper and the Tomb of David. Overnight stay in Jerusalem..

  • Day 8 March 03, Sunday

    We ascend the Mount of Olives to visit the Monastery of Ascension, walk the Palm Sunday Road to the Garden of Gethsemane , the Tomb of Mary and Church of St Steven. Visit the Monastery of the Cross and Ein Karem- the traditional birthplace of St. John the Baptist and the site of the Visitation.  Enjoy walking in this picturesque village. Before dinner free time in Jerusalem to explore on your own. Overnight in Jerusalem.

  • Day 9 March 04, Monday

    Morning visit to the Holy Monastery of St George in Lyda and transfer to the airport for our flight to Istanbul. Enjoy a panoramic tour of the city on our way to the hotel in Istanbul. Dinner and overnight in Istanbul.

  • Day 10 March 05, Tuesday

    Orthodox Patriarchate, Chora Church, Spice Bazaar, Bosphorus Boat Tour. Dinner and overnight Istanbul.

  • Day 11 March 06, Wednesday

    Morning visit to Hippodrome and Hagia Sophia followed by transfer to Istanbul airport for our fight back home. * Itinerary subject to change