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Israel Pilgrimage

A Pilgrimage to Holy Land with Msgr. Alberto Salonga Jr.

TOUR COST: BASED ON MINIMUM 15 FULL PAYING PASSENGERS

USD$ 2,644.00

– per PERSON based on  TWIN / DOUBLE / TRIPLE SHARING

To add:

  • USD$    259.00- TAXES ON TICKETS

  • USD$     70.00- MANDATORY TIPS FOR DRIVER, TOUR GUIDE, PORTERS

  • USD$     40.00- OPTIONAL TRAVEL INSURANCE

JAN. 24 – FEB. 01, 2020 with Msgr Alberto Salonga Jr.

INCLUSIONS

  • Roundtrip economy class airfare on CATHAY PACIFIC
  • Roundtrip transfers
  • Hotel accommodations on Guaranteed 4* DELUXE hotels
  • FULL BOARD MEALS (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • Guided tour all through out with services of private coach
  • Porter age of one (1) piece BIG luggage in all hotels
  • Services of Experienced tour escort
  • Pre-departure briefing with TRAVEL KIT

PAYMENT & CANCELLATION

  • A nonrefundable deposit of USD$500.00 per person upon reservation payable in USD Dollars or equivalent in peso using tour operator’s rate with photocopy of passport and pilgrim’s accomplished tour registration form; Submission should not be later than 2months prior departure date
  • Full payment due upon ticketing deadline but which should not be later than ONE month prior departure date.
  • Cancellation charge of fifty percent (50%) of tour cost will be imposed if cancellation is done two months before departure date Full tour cost will be forfeited if cancellation is done 1 month before departure
  • Unused portion of the tour is non-refundable.
  • Considerations on death and medical reasons will be subject to suppliers’ cancellation policies and upon submission of official certificates. We highly recommend securing a travel insurance to cover you for such unforeseen cancellations.

CONDITIONS / RESPONSIBILITIES

TOUR COST DOES NOT INCLUDE stated visa fees and documentation expenses, extra travel insurance, medical and hospitalization expenses, tours and transportation expenses during free periods, porterage of extra luggage, drinks and meals not specified in the itinerary, and such other personal nature like telephone calls, fax, laundry, room service and expenses not mentioned in the itinerary terms and conditions.

Ephesus Travel and Tours has arranged for the various tour services to be performed under the responsibility of various operators. Our company or its subagents therefore only acts as agents for the operators providing the various services described in this tour and assume no responsibility or liability that may occur out of or in connection with losses or unexpected expenses due to delays, overbooking, and defaults. The tour itineraries and prices are subject to change without prior notice, UNLESS a deposit has been placed. Should the number of participants fall below the required number, we reserve the right to increase the tour cost or cancel/reschedule the tour.

The payment for a reservation fee on the tour shall constitute acceptance and consent to all provisions in the tour conditions/responsibility published in this tour.

ITINERARY

DAY 01 / JANUARY 24 (FRI)  MANILA-HONGKONG-TELAVIV

DEPART MANILA IN THE EVENING VIA THE BEST AIRLINE IN THE WORLD AND ENJOY ITS INFLIGHT SERVICES. ARRIVE HONGKONG ON SAME EVENING AND TAKE CONNECTING FLIGHT TO TELAVIV.

DAY 02 / JANUARY 25 (SAT)  HKG AIRPORT- TLV AIRPORT- JAFFA- DEAD SEA

DEPART HONG KONG AND TAKE CONNECTING FLIGHT TO TELAVIV. ARRIVE BEN GURION INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT EARLY MORNING. AFTER AIRPORT FORMALITIES, MEET OUR LOCAL GUIDE AND PROCEED TO OUR TOUR BUS. HAVE OUR ORIENTATION OF THE BEAUTIFUL CITY OF TELAVIV, DRIVING ALONG THE MEDITERANEAN COAST. ARRIVE AT THE CITY OF JAFFA TO VISIT ST. PETER’S CHURCH AND THE HOUSE OF SIMON THE TANNER. HAVE OUR ARRIVAL THANKSGIVING MASS AT ST. PETER’S CHURCH. LUNCH ENROUTE AND DRIVE STRAIGHT TO ONE OF ISRAEL’S FAVORITE TOURIST DESTINATION, THE DEAD SEA AREA. CHECK IN AT OUR HOTEL FOR A GOOD REST AFTER A LONG FLIGHT.  YOU MAY OPT TO CHECK AND TRY THE INDOOR SPA FACILITIES WHICH IS ONE OF THE BEST IN A HOTEL IN THE DEAD SEA. DINNER AND OVERNIGHT. (L, D) 

DAY 03 / JANUARY 26 (SUN)  DEAD SEA-MASSADA-QUMRAN – NAZARETH- TIBERIAS 

EARLY MORNING WALK FROM YOUR HOTEL TO THE DEAD SEA. EXPERIENCE AND ENJOY THE “FLOAT” ON THE DEAD SEA, THE LOWEST POINT ON EARTH. DEPART DEAD SEA AREA AND PROCEED TO MASADA – RUINS OF KING HEROD’S MOUNTAINTOP FORTRESS AND LAST STRONGHOLD OF THE JEWISH REVOLT AGAINST THE ROMANS IN 73 C.E. (ASCEND AND DESCEND BY CABLE CAR).  CONTINUE TO QUMRAN AND SEE THE CAVES OF THE ESSENCES WERE DEAD SEA SCROLLS WERE FOUND BY A SHEPHERD BOY. VISIT QUMRAN WHERE THE SCROLLS OF THE DEAD SEA WERE FOUND.  AFTER LUNCH, DRIVE TO THE CITY OF NAZARETH, THE TOWN OF JOSEPH AND MARY TO SEE THE CHURCH OF ANNUNCIATION, HAVE YOUR SUNDAY MASS AND SEE ALSO JOSEPH’S WORKSHOP.  PROCEED TO OUR HOTEL FOR DINNER AND OVERNIGHT.  (B, L,D)

DAY 04 / JANUARY 27 (MON)  CANA-SEA OF GALILEE-MT. OF BEATITUDES- CAPERNAUM   

AFTER BREAKFAST PROCEED TO CANA THE SITE OF THE FIRST MIRACLE OF JESUS’ CHANGING WATER INTO WINE ON A WEDDING FEAST. HERE WE WILL HAVE OUR EUCHARISTIC CELEBRATION WITH THE RENEWAL OF MARRIAGE VOWS OF OUR COUPLE PILGRIMS. CONTINUE DRIVE TO CAPERNAUM, THE TOWN OF JESUS WHERE HE SPENT MOST OF THE TIME FOR HIS PREACHINGS. ON TO TABGHA, THE PLACE OF THE MULTIPLICATION OF LOAVES AND FISHES AND TO THE PRIMACY OF PETER CHURCH WHERE JESUS REFERRED TO PETER AS THE ROCK.  HAVE OUR SPECIAL LUNCH OF ST. PETER’S FISH. THEN ON TO OUR RELAXING AND BEAUTIFUL BOAT RIDE OVER THE SEA OF GALILEE. ENJOY THE SERENITY OF THE LAKE AND FEEL THE PRESENCE OF GOD AS WE VIEW THE BEAUTIFUL CITY OF TIBERIAS. VISIT MT.OF BEATITUDES, SITE WHERE THE FAMOUS SERMON ON THE MOUNT WAS GIVEN. ASCEND TO MT. TABOR WHERE WE WILL VISIT THE CHURCH OF TRANSFIGURATION, SEE THE CHAPELS OF MOSES AND ELIJAH AND OUTSIDE THE CHURCH ON THE EXTENDED VERANDAH, VIEW THE BEAUTIFUL JEZREEL VALLEY. DRIVE BACK TO OUR HOTEL IN TIBERIAS FOR DINNER AND OVERNIGHT. (B,L, D)

DAY 05 / JANUARY 28  (TUE)   YARDENIT – HAIFA – MT. CARMEL – CAESAREA-  JERUSALEM

THIS MORNING DEPART TIBERIAS AND DRIVE TO YARDENIT, THE TRADITIONAL SITE FOR THE RENEWAL OF BAPTISMAL VOWS. HERE RUNS THE WATER FROM THE JORDAN RIVER WHERE JESUS WAS BAPTIZED BY ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST. ON TO HAIFA, WHERE ISRAEL’S PORTS ARE FOUND. VIEW AND HAVE A PHOTO STOP AT THE FAMOUS AND AMAZING BAHAI GARDENS. VISIT MT. CARMEL CHURCH AND HONOR OUR LADY WITH A MASS. THEN ALONG THE COASTAL ROAD TO CAESAREA VISIT THE ANCIENT ROMAN CITY. CONTINUE TO JERUSALEM FOR DINNER AND OVERNIGHT.   (B,L,D)

DAY 06 / JANUARY 29 (WED)  JERUSALEM–BETHLEHEM–EIN KAREM-MT. ZION- JERUSALEM

TODAY, DRIVE TO BETHLEHEM TO VISIT THE CHURCH OF NATIVITY; VIEW THE MANGER SQUARE INSIDE THE GROTTO AND A SILVER STAR WHICH TRADITIONALLY MARKS THE PLACE WHERE JESUS WAS BORN. SEE THE CHAPEL OF ST. JEROME, FORMERLY A CAVE WHERE HE TRANSLATED THE HOLY BIBLE TO LATIN. ON TO THE SHEPHERD’S FIELD WHERE WE SHALL HAVE OUR EUCHARISTIC CELEBRATION. THIS IS THE CAVE WHERE AN ANGEL ANNOUNCE TO THE SHEPHERDS THAT THE MESSIAH WAS BORN VISIT EIN KAREM AND SEE THE CHURCH OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST AND THE VISITATION CHURCH OR CHURCH OF THE MAGNIFICAT, WHERE THE VIRGIN MARY VISITED HER COUSIN ELIZABETH. IN THE AFTERNOON, STROLL THROUGH THE CITY OF DAVID AND VISIT HIS TOMB AT MT. ZION. VISIT THE CENACULUM HALL OF THE LAST SUPPER AND ON TO THE DORMITION ABBEY, TRADITIONAL SITE OF MARY’S ASSUMPTION TO HEAVEN. STOP AT THE WAILING WALL, THE MOST SACRED PLACE FOR THE JEWS. VIEW THE DOME OF THE ROCK, THE ORIGINAL SITE OF THE TEMPLE WHERE JESUS WAS PRESENTED TO THE FATHER. DINNER AND OVERNIGHT IN JERUSALEM.  (B,L, D)

DAY 07 / JANUARY 30 (THU)  MT. OF OLIVES-OLD CITY OF JERUSALEM

THIS MORNING VISIT THE PATER NOSTER CHURCH WHERE JESUS TAUGHT THE “OUR FATHER” WRITTEN IN MANY LANGUAGES. NEXT TO IT IS THE CHURCH OF ASCENSION WHICH TRADITIONALLY MARKS THE PLACE WHERE JESUS ASCENDED TO HEAVEN, WALK THROUGH THE PALM SUNDAY ROAD AND ARRIVE AT THE CHAPEL OF DOMINUS FLEVIT WHERE THE LORD WEPT AFTER SEEING THE DESTRUCTION OF JERUSALEM. CONTINUE TO THE GARDEN OF GETHSEMANE WHERE JESUS PRAYED ON THE NIGHT OF HIS ARREST. PROCEED TO THE CHURCH OF ALL NATIONS OR CHURCH OF AGONY WHERE WE WILL SEE THE VERY ROCK OF AGONY RIGHT AT THE ALTAR. CONTINUE TO THE CHURCH OF ST. PETER IN GALLICANTU WHERE JESUS WAS TRIED AND DENIED THREE TIMES. THIS WAS ORIGINALLY THE HOUSE OF CAIAPHAS WHERE JESUS WAS PLACED IN A PIT. ENTER THE OLD CITY TO VISIT THE POOL OF BETHESDA WHERE JESUS HEALED A BLIND MAN. SEE THE CHURCH OF ST. ANNE, TRADITIONAL SITE OF THE HOUSE OF MARY’S PARENTS, ST. ANNE AND ST. JOACHIM. FOLLOW THE STATIONS ALONG THE VIA DOLOROSA FROM THE CHAPEL OF FLAGELLATION TO THE CHURCH OF the HOLY SEPULCHRE WHICH WAS BUILT OVER THE SITE OF THE CALVARY AND FINALLY TO THE TOMB OF JESUS. HAVE OUR MASS AT THIS BEAUTIFUL CHURCH OF THE HOLY SEPULCHRE. 

DINNER AND OVERNIGHT IN JERUSALEM.. (B,L, D)

DAY 08 / JANUARY 31 (FRI) JERUSALEM- DEPARTURE

AFTER BREAKFAST WE BID ISRAEL GOODBYE AS WE PROCEED TO THE AIRPORT FOR OUR FLIGHT BACK HOME.  (B)

DAY 09 / FEBRUARY 01 (SAT)  HONG KONG- MANILA

ARRIVE HONG KONG IN THE MORNING AND TAKE CONNECTING FLIGHT TO MANILA, ETA AT 1000.

HOME SWEET HOME!

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