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Διάρκεια Εκδρομής: 09 Απρ 2020 - 21 Απρ 2020

JERUSALEM 

From 09th April to 21st April 

Thursday 

09/04/2020 

  • Gather at O’Hare International airport in Chicago 
  • Board flight to Istanbul – Depart at 21:40 

Friday 

10/04/2020 

 

  • Arrival at Istanbul airport at 16:15 
  • Board flight Istanbul to Tel Aviv – Depart at 17:55 
  • Arrival at Ben Gurion Airport in Tev Aviv, Israel at 20:05 
  • Transfer to hotel in Bethlehem and settle in 
  • Dinner and 1st overnight 

Saturday 

11/04/2020 

 

  • Breakfast at the hotel 
  • Transfer over to Bethany for the Palm Vesper litany, from the Monastery of Martha and Maria to the Tomb of Lazarus 
  •  Depart for the litany from Bethphage to the House of Joachim and Anne 
  • Return to hotel in Bethlehem, dinner and 2nd overnight 

Sunday 

12/04/2020 

 

  • Breakfast at the hotel 
  • Attend the Palm Sunday Divine Liturgy at the Church of Holy Sepulchre  
  • Visit the Patriarchy of Jerusalem and meet with the Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos III 
  • Liturgy at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre  
  • Return to hotel in Bethlehem, dinner and 3rd overnight 

Monday 

13/04/2020 

  • Wake up at the hotel in Bethlehem and depart for North Israel 
  • Enjoy breakfast on the way to Mt. Tabor 
  • Veneration of the Transfiguration on Mt. Tabor 
  • Veneration at the Church of Annunciation in Nazareth 
  • Veneration at the Monastery of the Miracle of the wine in Kana of Galilee 
  • Veneration at the Monastery of the Apostles in Caernahum 
  • Return to the hotel in Bethlehem, dinner and 4th overnight 

Tuesday 

14/04/2020 

  • Wake up and enjoy breakfast at the hotel 
  • Depart for River Jordan for the Blessing of the waters by His Beatitude Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos III at the Original Baptism Site of Jesus Christ, in the borders between Israel and Jordan 
  • Veneration at the Church of Prophet Elisha & the Sykamore three of Zakheos in Jericho 
  • Veneration of the Monastery of Temptation Mountain (Cable car fee included) 
  • Veneration at the Monastery of St. Gerasimos 
  • Return to the hotel in Bethlehem, dinner and 5th overnight 

Wednesday 

15/04/2020 

  • Wake up and enjoy breakfast at the hotel 
  • Visit the Church of Sepulchre for the Veneration of the Holy Calvary, Holy Tomb, Chapel of Mary Magdalene, Temporary Prison of Christ, St. Longinos, Finding the Holy Cross, Column of the Thorns and the Chapel of Adam 
  • Venerate on Mt. Sion, Last Supper and Tomb of King David 
  • Extreme Unction at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre or one of the monasteries in the Old City of Jerusalem 
  • Return to hotel, dinner and 6th overnight 

Thursday 

16/04/2020 

  • Wake up and enjoy breakfast at the hotel  
  • Maundy Thursday – Attend Maundy Ceremony at the courtyard of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre 
  • Venerate the Monastery of St. Theodosios  
  • Venerate in the Monastery of St. Savvas (transportation by special local mini-bus to the Monastery)  
  • Venerate the Church of Nativity, the Holy Cave and Manger, the tombs of the infants killed by King Herod and lastly, Shepherds Field 
  • Attend the reading of the 12 Gospels 
  • Return to hotel, dinner and 7th overnight 

Friday 

17/04/2020 

  • Wake up and enjoy breakfast at the hotel  
  • Follow the Litany form the Praetorium to Calvary  
  • Tour of the area surrounding Mt. Sion 
  • Attend the Epitaph and prepare for stay at one of the Monasteries in Jerusalem (optional – for those that want to attend the Ceremony of the Holy Light the next day) 
  • Return to hotel, dinner and 8th overnight 

Saturday 

18/04/2020 

  • Wake up and enjoy breakfast at the hotel 
  • Ceremony of the Holy Light 
  • Ceremony of the Resurrection of Christ, either at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre or one of the Monasteries in Jerusalem  
  • Return to hotel and 9th overnight 

Sunday 

19/04/2020 

  • Wake up and enjoy breakfast at the hotel  
  • Liturgy at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre 
  • Follow the Litany of the Vesper of Love at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre 
  • Visit the Monastery of Megali Panagia and the Monastery of Santanaya 
  • Return to hotel, dinner and 10th overnight 

Monday 

20/04/2020 

  • Wake up and enjoy breakfast at the hotel 
  • Free time for shopping and exploring or Pilgrimage at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre 
  • Return to hotel, dinner and 11th overnight 

Tuesday 

21/04/2020 

  • Wake up, prepare luggage, enjoy coffee and cakes at the hotel lobby 
  • Depart for Ben Gurion airport in Tel Aviv 
  • Board flight to Istanbul – Depart at 09:55 
  • Land in Istanbul at 12:20 – Connecting flight to Chicago – Depart at 14:10 
  • Return to Chicago O’Hare airport at 17:35 

 

 

NOTES:  

The leader and tour guide reserve, if needed, the right to change the order of the above program or the departure times, without excluding any of the destinations, in order to better service the group. 

 

  

INFORMATION – BOOKINGS: 

Τ.Ι.Τ.Α. Travel (Mrs Fotini Tazoglou) 

Tel+0030 2310656544 

Fax+0030 2310656513 

Mob. 6948-089790 

Emailfotinitazo@gmail.com 

Website: www.titatravel.com 

PARTICIPATION COST 

2700 $ 

SINGLE ROOM 380 $ 

  

The above price is inclusive of: 

  • Flights for Chicago – Istanbul – Tel Aviv – Istanbul – Chicago 
  • Airport tax 
  • Your stay at Shepherds House Hotel in Bethlehem  
  • Half-board on all stays 
  • All road-travel, according to schedule, with modern buses  
  • Entrance fees  
  • Group Leader and Tour Guide for the duration of the trip 
  • Visa for Israel 
  • Taxi to Mt. Tabor 
  • Transfer with mini bus to the Monastery of St. Savvas 

 

 

The above price does NOT include: 

  • Anything optional 
  • Tips for drivers, waiters and hotel staff 

Booking is valid only with the deposit of 500 $ until  9/1/2020 

Second installment 1000 $ made before 10/2/2020 

Full payment and passport details by 5/3/2020 

 

 

CANCELLATIONS 

  • By DATE – Deposit is refundable 
  • From DATE to DATE – Deposit NON-refundable 
  • From DATE – onward – The entire amount is NON-refundable 

 

 

WARNING 

Your passport MUST expire after DATE 22/10/2020 

 

T.I.T.A. TRAVEL wishes you a pleasant trip!