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Holy Land Pilgrimage

Walk Where Jesus Walked!

Teacher and Group Leader: Greg Smith

March 20 - 29, 2023

*Optional Post Tour to Turkey  -  March 29 - April 2, 2023

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Holy Land Pilgrimage

Walk Where Jesus Walked!

Teacher and Group Leader: Greg Smith

March 20 - 29, 2023

*Optional Post Tour to Turkey  -  March 29 - April 2, 2023

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Turkey City Group Pilgriamge

Tel Aviv · Caesarea · Haifa · Stella Maris · Nazareth · Cana · Tiberias · Sea of Galilee · Jordan River · Mt. Tabor · Jerusalem · Ein Karem · Bethlehem · Qumran · Jericho · Dead Sea · Mt. of Olives · Mt. Zion · Church of the Holy Sepulchre

Make your way through the Holy Land to experience Him, follow in His footsteps, and see Him in the works He performed - your footsteps will become His. Celebrate votive Masses in the very places where these miraculous gifts became pages in the Gospel. See where He was back then, and feel how He is still there today!


Greg Smith


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Any questions?  Contact Us:
Liz

Your trip includes

  • Round-trip airfare
  • Airport taxes & fuel surcharges
  • Accommodations at centrally located first class hotels: (or similar)
         ~ 1 night: March 21 - 22: Dan Panorama, Tel Aviv
         ~ 2 nights: March 22 - 24: Sea of Galilee, Tiberias
         ~ 5 nights: March 24 - 29: Olive Tree, Jerusalem
  • Optional Post Tour:
    Accommodation as follows (or similar)
         ~ 1 night: March 29 - 30: Titanic City Hotel, Istanbul
         ~ 1 night: March 30 - 31: Charisma Hotel in Kusadasi
         ~ 1 night: March 31 - April 1: Doga Thermal Hotel in Pamukkale
         ~ 1 night: April 1 - 2: Titanic City Hotel, Istanbul
  • Transfers as per itinerary
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner daily
  • Breakfast and Dinner daily on the post tour
  • Wine with dinners
  • Transportation by air-conditioned motor coach
  • Wi-Fi on motor coach in Holy Land
  • Whisper Headsets
  • Unlimited bottled water on the Bus during sightseeing
  • Assistance of a professional local guide(s)
  • Sightseeing and admissions fees as per itinerary
  • Tips to Hotel Staff and Restaurants
  • Mass daily & Spiritual activities
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Centrally located hotels or similar
hotel
Dan Panorama
Tel Aviv

1 Night

hotel
Sea of Galilee
Tiberias

2 Nights

hotel
Olive Tree
Jerusalem

5 Nights

Not included
  • Lunches during the post tour, Tips to your guide & driver, Visa fee
Optional
Travel Protection

Providing you coverage for situations that may arise during your trip, including medical and dental emergencies, loss of luggage, trip delay, and so much more.

Cancel For Any Reason Waiver

A Cancellation Waiver - allowing you to cancel your trip and receive a refund anytime - up until 48 hours prior to departure.

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$400 Deposit is due at the time of Registration

2023 Dates & Prices

Dates

Select airport

Booking

Mar 20
Monday
Mar 29, 2023
Wednesday
Mar 21
Tuesday
Mar 29, 2023
Wednesday
Options & Upgrades

*All pricing is per person

Single Supplement / Private Room $1,099.00 (USD)

Business Class Trans-Atlantic (One-Way) $2,200.00 (USD)

Business Class Trans-Atlantic (Round-Trip) $4,400.00 (USD)



Post Tour to Turkey:

March 29 - April 2, 2023

  • Centrally Located First Class Hotels: (or similar)
      ~ 1 night: March 29 - 30: Titanic City Hotel, Istanbul
      ~ 1 night: March 30 - 31: Charisma Hotel in Kusadasi
      ~ 1 night: March 31 - April 1: Doga Thermal Hotel in Pamukkale
      ~ 1 night: April 1 - 2: Titanic City Hotel, Istanbul
  • Transfers as per itinerary
  • Breakfast and Dinner daily
  • Wine & mineral water with dinners
  • Air-conditioned motor coach
  • Free Wi-Fi on motor coach
  • Assistance of a professional local guide(s)
  • Sightseeing and admissions fees
  • Catholic Priest for Spiritual Direction
  • Votive Masses daily & Spiritual activities
  • Luggage handling (1 piece per person)
  • Flight bag & Portfolio of all travel documents


Post Tour to Turkey

*All pricing is per person

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Itinerary
Day 10, Wednesday, March 29: Jerusalem - Tel Aviv - Istanbul

Depart for the Tel Aviv airport for your flight to Istanbul, Turkey. Upon arrival we are met by our guide and driver and transferred to our hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 11, Thursday, March 30: Istanbul - Izmir

The bejeweled capital of Istanbul sits between two continents, and is home to 450 mosques. You'll visit the famous Blue Mosque, with its six minarets and sparkling interior. You'll visit the Topkapi Palace, once home to royal Sultans. Inside you'll see the fabled jewels of the Treasury, delicate displays of Chinese porcelain in the Kitchen Quarters. Walk through St. Sophia (Hagia Sophia) which, for 1000 years, was the largest Church in Christendom. Built by Justinian (532-537 AD), the Church has 107 columns, fossil imbedded white marble floors and beautiful glass mosaics. Today, it is the Museum of Byzantine Art. Catch a whiff of cinnamon, cloves, thyme and other exotic spices as you explore the Grand Bazaar. Over 4000 shops sell everything from herbs to gold. This afternoon, you'll fly to Izmir by TK 2334 at 06:00pm, the third largest city in modern Turkey. Upon arrival visit Izmir at 07:20pm, long a center for Jewish and Christian communities. In Paul's day, the town was known as Smyrna. Dinner and overnight at our hotel.

Day 12, Friday, March 31: Izmir - Ephessus - Hieropolis - Pamukalle

After breakfast, we drive to Ephesus, one of the Seven Churches of Asia (Rev 1:11). In ancient days, Ephesus was a bustling port town of 250 thousand, graced with wide, colonnade bordered streets. Today the major streets of ancient Ephesus have been excavated. You'll view the Library and the huge Agora. The Temple of Artemis was declared one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Today, only a single column remains to mark the site. You'll visit the Basilica of St. John, traditional site of his grave. From the Basilica, you'll enjoy a commanding view of the area. You'll visit the Museum of Ephesus for an up close look at artifacts from the ancient city. Visit the House of the Virgin Mary located on Mt. Koressos before you drive to Pamukkale. Overnight in your hotel in Pamukkale.

Day 13, Saturday, April 1: Pamukkale - Izmir - Istanbul

After breakfast, We continue to Hierapolis, blessed by hot mineral springs and some of the best preserved Roman ruins in Asia Minor. Christianity came to Hierapolis via Paul (Colossians 4:13). The ruins cover more than a mile. You'll see the impressive amphitheater with seats still in perfect condition. Today, the area is known as Pamukkale, meaning the "Cotton Castle". It is named for the limestone-laden hot springs which cascade from one white-edged terrace pool to the next. We will make a short stop in Alasehir (in the Middle Ages known as Philadelphia). Although several ancient cities bore the name of Philadelphia, this is generally agreed to be the one listed among the seven Churches written to by John in the Book of Revelation. Afterwards, we will visit Sardis, a militarily strong ancient city located along an important highway and among the fertile plains of Hermus (Geldiz River). Though Sardis was a powerful and wealthy city with a reputation for being alive, God announced that it was actually dead (Rev. 3:1-6). Here, we will explore the white marble royal way, the massive Temple of Artemis, the large gymnasium, and the famous synagogue. Afterwards, we will visit the archaeological remains of the ancient city of Smyrna. Located in modern day Izmir, Smyrna was one of the Seven Churches that the Apostle John relays the promise from God: "Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life" (Rev 2:10). Fly to Istanbul by TK 2327 05:20pm. Upon arrival to Istanbul at 06:45pm, you will be transferred to Hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 14, November 15: Istanbul - USA:

After breakfast, We continue to Hierapolis, blessed by hot mineral springs and some of the best preserved Roman ruins in Asia Minor. Christianity came to Hierapolis via Paul (Colossians 4:13). The ruins cover more than a mile. You'll see the impressive amphitheater with seats still in perfect condition. Today, the area is known as Pamukkale, meaning the "Cotton Castle". It is named for the limestone-laden hot springs which cascade from one white-edged terrace pool to the next. We will make a short stop in Alasehir (in the Middle Ages known as Philadelphia). Although several ancient cities bore the name of Philadelphia, this is generally agreed to be the one listed among the seven Churches written to by John in the Book of Revelation. Afterwards, we will visit Sardis, a militarily strong ancient city located along an important highway and among the fertile plains of Hermus (Geldiz River). Though Sardis was a powerful and wealthy city with a reputation for being alive, God announced that it was actually dead (Rev. 3:1-6). Here, we will explore the white marble royal way, the massive Temple of Artemis, the large gymnasium, and the famous synagogue. Afterwards, we will visit the archaeological remains of the ancient city of Smyrna. Located in modern day Izmir, Smyrna was one of the Seven Churches that the Apostle John relays the promise from God: "Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life" (Rev 2:10). Fly to Istanbul by TK 2327 05:20pm. Upon arrival to Istanbul at 06:45pm, you will be transferred to Hotel for dinner and overnight.

Would like to stop over in Europe?

Let us know at time of registration, we will reschedule your airline reservations pending availability at no additional fee (these options will be available to you when you register online). Let us know if you need assistance with pre or Post Tour at hotel. Simply Contact 206 Tours:  800-206-TOUR (8687)

Options and upgrades

*All pricing is per person

Single Supplement / Private Room $1,099.00 (USD)

Business Class Trans-Atlantic (One-Way) $2,200.00 (USD)

Business Class Trans-Atlantic (Round-Trip) $4,400.00 (USD)

Post Tour to Turkey

*All pricing is per person

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Post Tour to Turkey:

March 29 - April 2, 2023

  • Centrally Located First Class Hotels: (or similar)
      ~ 1 night: March 29 - 30: Titanic City Hotel, Istanbul
      ~ 1 night: March 30 - 31: Charisma Hotel in Kusadasi
      ~ 1 night: March 31 - April 1: Doga Thermal Hotel in Pamukkale
      ~ 1 night: April 1 - 2: Titanic City Hotel, Istanbul
  • Transfers as per itinerary
  • Breakfast and Dinner daily
  • Wine & mineral water with dinners
  • Air-conditioned motor coach
  • Free Wi-Fi on motor coach
  • Assistance of a professional local guide(s)
  • Sightseeing and admissions fees
  • Catholic Priest for Spiritual Direction
  • Votive Masses daily & Spiritual activities
  • Luggage handling (1 piece per person)
  • Flight bag & Portfolio of all travel documents

Itinerary
Day 10, Wednesday, March 29: Jerusalem - Tel Aviv - Istanbul

Depart for the Tel Aviv airport for your flight to Istanbul, Turkey. Upon arrival we are met by our guide and driver and transferred to our hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 11, Thursday, March 30: Istanbul - Izmir

The bejeweled capital of Istanbul sits between two continents, and is home to 450 mosques. You'll visit the famous Blue Mosque, with its six minarets and sparkling interior. You'll visit the Topkapi Palace, once home to royal Sultans. Inside you'll see the fabled jewels of the Treasury, delicate displays of Chinese porcelain in the Kitchen Quarters. Walk through St. Sophia (Hagia Sophia) which, for 1000 years, was the largest Church in Christendom. Built by Justinian (532-537 AD), the Church has 107 columns, fossil imbedded white marble floors and beautiful glass mosaics. Today, it is the Museum of Byzantine Art. Catch a whiff of cinnamon, cloves, thyme and other exotic spices as you explore the Grand Bazaar. Over 4000 shops sell everything from herbs to gold. This afternoon, you'll fly to Izmir by TK 2334 at 06:00pm, the third largest city in modern Turkey. Upon arrival visit Izmir at 07:20pm, long a center for Jewish and Christian communities. In Paul's day, the town was known as Smyrna. Dinner and overnight at our hotel.

Day 12, Friday, March 31: Izmir - Ephessus - Hieropolis - Pamukalle

After breakfast, we drive to Ephesus, one of the Seven Churches of Asia (Rev 1:11). In ancient days, Ephesus was a bustling port town of 250 thousand, graced with wide, colonnade bordered streets. Today the major streets of ancient Ephesus have been excavated. You'll view the Library and the huge Agora. The Temple of Artemis was declared one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Today, only a single column remains to mark the site. You'll visit the Basilica of St. John, traditional site of his grave. From the Basilica, you'll enjoy a commanding view of the area. You'll visit the Museum of Ephesus for an up close look at artifacts from the ancient city. Visit the House of the Virgin Mary located on Mt. Koressos before you drive to Pamukkale. Overnight in your hotel in Pamukkale.

Day 13, Saturday, April 1: Pamukkale - Izmir - Istanbul

After breakfast, We continue to Hierapolis, blessed by hot mineral springs and some of the best preserved Roman ruins in Asia Minor. Christianity came to Hierapolis via Paul (Colossians 4:13). The ruins cover more than a mile. You'll see the impressive amphitheater with seats still in perfect condition. Today, the area is known as Pamukkale, meaning the "Cotton Castle". It is named for the limestone-laden hot springs which cascade from one white-edged terrace pool to the next. We will make a short stop in Alasehir (in the Middle Ages known as Philadelphia). Although several ancient cities bore the name of Philadelphia, this is generally agreed to be the one listed among the seven Churches written to by John in the Book of Revelation. Afterwards, we will visit Sardis, a militarily strong ancient city located along an important highway and among the fertile plains of Hermus (Geldiz River). Though Sardis was a powerful and wealthy city with a reputation for being alive, God announced that it was actually dead (Rev. 3:1-6). Here, we will explore the white marble royal way, the massive Temple of Artemis, the large gymnasium, and the famous synagogue. Afterwards, we will visit the archaeological remains of the ancient city of Smyrna. Located in modern day Izmir, Smyrna was one of the Seven Churches that the Apostle John relays the promise from God: "Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life" (Rev 2:10). Fly to Istanbul by TK 2327 05:20pm. Upon arrival to Istanbul at 06:45pm, you will be transferred to Hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 14, November 15: Istanbul - USA:

After breakfast, We continue to Hierapolis, blessed by hot mineral springs and some of the best preserved Roman ruins in Asia Minor. Christianity came to Hierapolis via Paul (Colossians 4:13). The ruins cover more than a mile. You'll see the impressive amphitheater with seats still in perfect condition. Today, the area is known as Pamukkale, meaning the "Cotton Castle". It is named for the limestone-laden hot springs which cascade from one white-edged terrace pool to the next. We will make a short stop in Alasehir (in the Middle Ages known as Philadelphia). Although several ancient cities bore the name of Philadelphia, this is generally agreed to be the one listed among the seven Churches written to by John in the Book of Revelation. Afterwards, we will visit Sardis, a militarily strong ancient city located along an important highway and among the fertile plains of Hermus (Geldiz River). Though Sardis was a powerful and wealthy city with a reputation for being alive, God announced that it was actually dead (Rev. 3:1-6). Here, we will explore the white marble royal way, the massive Temple of Artemis, the large gymnasium, and the famous synagogue. Afterwards, we will visit the archaeological remains of the ancient city of Smyrna. Located in modern day Izmir, Smyrna was one of the Seven Churches that the Apostle John relays the promise from God: "Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life" (Rev 2:10). Fly to Istanbul by TK 2327 05:20pm. Upon arrival to Istanbul at 06:45pm, you will be transferred to Hotel for dinner and overnight.

Would like to stop over in Europe?

Let us know at time of registration, we will reschedule your airline reservations pending availability at no additional fee (these options will be available to you when you register online). Let us know if you need assistance with pre or post stay at hotel. Simply Contact 206 Tours:  800-206-TOUR (8687)  or  sales@206tours.com

Would like to stop over in Europe?

Let us know at time of registration, we will reschedule your airline reservations pending availability at no additional fee (these options will be available to you when you register online). Let us know if you need assistance with pre or Post Tour at hotel.
Simply Contact 206 Tours:  800-206-TOUR (8687)

About your trip

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  • Tel Aviv
  • Caesarea
  • Nazareth
  • Cana
  • Tiberias
  • Sea of Galilee
  • Jordan River
  • Mt. Tabor
  • Jerusalem
  • Gethsemane
  • Ein Karem
  • Bethlehem
  • Qumran
  • Dead Sea
  • Mt. Zion
  • Holy Sepulchre
About The Holy Land - In the footsteps of Jesus:

If you desire to draw closer to Jesus of Nazareth, come, as we follow in His footsteps. Each day of your pilgrimage you will have time to renew and affirm your faith; to pray and reflect. The Scriptures will come alive as you visit Our Lord's homeland. You will be inspired by the natural beauty of the landscape, in addition to its rich historical heritage It is an encounter that has changed the lives of many pilgrims, an act of faith and prayer. Pilgrims have been traveling to the Holy Land for hundreds of years, and as part of your pilgrimage, we include many of the rich traditions that have evolved over time. The maxim at the entrance to the Church of the Nativity says: "We are hoping that: If you enter here as a tourist, you would exit as a pilgrim. If you enter here as a pilgrim, you would exit as a holier one." We pray that same will occur when you join 206 Tours pilgrimage.

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Any questions?  Contact Us:
Liz