16 Days 13 Nights – Pilgrimage trip to Turkey and Israel

Day 1

Kuala Lumpur-Doha-Istanbul 

Assembly at airport, flight to Istanbul.  

Day 2

0225 - 0540 QR853 KUL - DOH

0740 - 1210 QR239 DOH – IST

Istanbul - Ankara

Upon arrival, meet local guide at Istanbul airport then drive to Ankara. Overnight in Ankara and dinner.

Meals: Lunch & Dinner  

Day 3

Ankara - Cappadocia                                                      

After breakfast, drive to Cappadocia. After lunch, visit Carpet Outlet. Then visit Derinkuyu underground city, which has an area of ​​2,500 square meters and a depth of 55 meters. It is divided into 8 floors with bedrooms, kitchen, dining room, wine cellar, church and so on. Goreme Valley, it is obviously one of the first stop of Istanbul. Next, be enchanted by the Underground City, once a place of refuge for 15000 Christians. Witness the ancient bedrooms, church, meeting hall and food storage rooms in this eight-storey city connected by 30km of corridors and passage ways. Next, photo stops will be made at Uchisar “castle” village, a fantasy-land of strange and wonderful works of man and nature. Then, proceed to Avanos Pottery Village, set on the banks of the Kizilirmak (Red River). Finally, a chance to view Turkish semi-precious Turkish turquoise (the name given by Marco Polo which means color of Turks). Then check in at Goreme local hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner  

Day 4

Cappadocia - Konya    

After breakfast at hotel, visit Jewelery outlet. Then to Goreme Valley. Next, photo stop at following 2 famous valleys of Pasabag Valley & Dervent Valley, where highly remarkable mushroom-shaped rock formations can be seen, in the middle of a vineyard, hence the name of the place which means ‘Pasha’s vineyard’. ‘Pasha’ means ‘general’, a military rank, in Turkish. The sight is also called monks’ valley. The name has come from some high tuff stone columns which stand apart, looking like monks. Drive to Konya. After lunch, photo stop at Selcuk Kervansaray. Then overnight in Konya.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner  

Day 5

Konya – Pamukkale

After breakfast, Visit Laodecia on the opposite side of the Pamukkale Hot Springs Valley, a city seven kilometers from Pamukkale. Then Hierapolis and Cotton Castle. Its soft and beautiful snow-covered dykes, warm and warm spring water, teach people the sense of sight and touch. The unique landscape of this awe-inspiring work is that the limestone rock body seeps out hot springs rich in calcium carbonate. The spring water flows in the circulation according to the terrain. Then check in and dinner at Pamukkale.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner  

Day 6

Pamukkale – Izmir

After breakfast, drive passing Izmir, formerly known as Smyrna, Church of St.Polycarp. It is the oldest church in Smyrna, commemorating the famous Supervisor Polikap.  Then visit Philadelphia and Sardes. After lunch, visit  Acropolis by cable car –inside you can see Temple of Trajan, the Altar of Zeus and The steepest theatre in ancient times and the market place of Agora. Thereafter, check in and dinner at hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner  

Day 7

Izmir – Kusadasi – Bursa

After breakfast, visit the famous leather factory in Turkey with fashion show. Then head to The Virgin Mary House. After lunch, continue to Ephesus to visit the Ancient city of Ephesus, one of UNESCO's world heritage sites. The remains of the city-state remain fairly complete, showing the perfect urban planning of the Roman period; here is also one of the seven churches in the New Testament Revelation. Then visit Turkish Delight Outlet and Thyathira. Check in at hotel.

Meals: Breakfast,Lunch & Dinner  

Day 8

Bursa – Istanbul            

After breakfast at hotel, drive to Istanbul and enjoy Bosphorus Cruise Tour. After lunch, visit Hagia Spohia. Then, visit the Forbidden Palace in Turkey, the Topkapi Palace. Then photostop at the Blue Mosque, one of the most important buildings in Istanbul. Its main feature is its decorative art. The blue tiles inlaid on the inner wall of the interior are famous in Europe.The treasure rooms in the museum contain gorgeous gold and silver jewellery, glassware, Chinese ceramics and so on. Thereafter, visit the famous 500-year-old Grand Bazaar, which has more than 4,000 stores selling local handicrafts. The Bosphorus is a shuttle between Asia and Europe. The famous strait, The coast of the Straits, the past and the present, the splendid luxury and the simplicity of pure beauty are so vividly coexisting a modern restaurant stands next to the wooden villa, the marble palace is adjacent to the simple stone fortress, and the elegant European-style residential area and the small fishing village are Neighboring. Check in and dinner at hotel.

Meals: Breakfast,Lunch & Dinner  

Day 9

IST/TLV    TK794 1010-1125

Tel Aviv – Mt Beatitudes – Lunch – Capernaum - Tabgha

Meals: Lunch & Dinner  + Meal On Board 

Hotel: Zippori Hotel Tiberias Or Equivalent

Day 10

Cassarea Philippi - Mt Hermon – Lunch – Boat Ride and Boat Exhibition – Yardenit Baptismal Site

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner  

Hotel: Zippori Hotel Tiberias Or Equivalent

Day 11

Canna – Mt Carmel – Lunch – Megiddo – Armagaeddon Last day Battlefield Cassarea Maritime – Jaffa – Bethlehem

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner  

Bethlehem Hotel Bethlehem Or Equivalent

Day 12

Mount of Olives – Pater Noster Shrine - Dominus Flexit - Garder of Gethsemance – Church of All Nations – Church Of Nativity – Shepherds Field

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner  

Bethlehem Hotel Bethlehem Or Equivalent

Day 13

Sea Level View - Ein Gedi – Qumran – Dead Sea Floating – Jericho

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner  

Bethlehem Hotel Bethlehem Or Equivalent

Day 14

Temple Mount – Pool of Bethesda (St Anne’s Church ) – Via Dolorosa – Holy Sepulcher - –Mt Zion – Last Supper Toom – Church Of St Peter Gallicantu – Western wall Tunnel - Wailing Wall

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner  

Bethlehem Hotel Bethlehem Or Equivalent

Day 15

CX676 TLV/HKG 1515-0615+1

Yehuda Street – Airport – Hong Kong – Take Away Lunch Box

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch + Meal On Board 

Day 16

AK 236 HKG/BKI 0955-1255

Hong Kong – Kota Kinabalu

Meals:Meal On Board 

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