DAY 1: ISTANBUL
Arrival at Istanbul airport (Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your chosen hotel. Accommodation in Istanbul. Dinner not included.
DAY 2: ISTANBUL
Breakfast Free day Possibility of taking the optional guided tour with lunch in a typical food restaurant Pearls of the Golden Horn and Bosphorus Departure to contemplate the spectacular panorama of the ancient Walls of Constantinople and the Roman Aqueduct We will also visit the old Jewish Quarter in Balat and the Greek in Fener and contemplate the magnificent views of the “Golden Horn” visit the Cathedral of Saint George, the main patriarchate of the Greek Orthodox Church we continue to the Mosque of Suleiman the Magnificent, designed by the Ottoman architect Mimar Sinan and which has the largest dome of all the mosques in Istanbul we went to the Spice Bazaar, a place with special charm for its color and aromas, the place par excellence to buy teas, herbs, nuts,typical sweets and of course spices we culminate with a tour through the Bosphorus, the strait that divides the city between Europe and Asia, we will appreciate the wonderful views of the Ottoman fortresses, palaces, villas and the bridges that connect both sides of this city. accommodation Dinner not included
DAY 3: ISTANBUL
Breakfast Free day Possibility of taking the optional guided tour with lunch in a typical food restaurant Jewels Of Constantinople Delve into the historic center of the city, where you can see the variety of vestiges of the different empires that shaped the current Istanbul the imposing Palace from Topkapi residence of the sultans and main administrative center of the Ottoman Empire Hagia Sophia with its majestic Byzantine architecture and mixture of Christian and Islamic religious elements the Roman Hippodrome, center of the social life of Constantinople for thousands of years the Blue Mosque with its more than 20,000 handmade ceramic tiles brought from Iznik to the Grand Bazaar,one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world and in which haggling is a tradition Return to the hotel Accommodation Dinner not included
DAY 4: ISTANBUL ANKARA CAPPADOCIA
Breakfast Departure to Ankara to visit the capital of the country and the Mausoleum of the founder of the Republic On the way to Cappadocia, we will contemplate the Salt Lake where we will make a stop for photographs in this spectacular place and then we will visit a Caravanserai lodging from the time of the Silk Road Arrival in Cappadocia Optionally you can make the journey directly to Cappadocia with a domestic flight, check for supplements Lodging Dinner included
DAY 5: CAPPADOCIA
Breakfast Today we will visit this wonderful region with its fascinating and original landscape, formed by volcanic lava more than 3 million years ago. Visit the Göreme Open Air Museum, a monastery with chapels carved into volcanic rocks and decorated with 13th century frescoes. valleys of the region with their landscapes from another planet We also appreciate the views of the symbols of the geological formations of the region, the famous “Fairy Chimneys” We will make a stop to enjoy the incredible and extensive panoramic view of the Valley of the Pigeons, which owes its name to the numerous pigeons housed in the rocks, since in Cappadocia these animals have long been a source of food and fertilizer We will visit an underground city of Cappadocia,one of the many impressive engineering feats built by ancient local communities to protect themselves from attacks throughout history At the end of our tour, we will visit a rug center to learn about the artisanal production of these treasured pieces Then we will meet a gemstone and jewelry center with exclusive designs from the region Optional programs in Cappadocia Turkish Night Folk dance performance in a typical cave with local drinks Jeep Safari adventure through the mystic valleys of the region with stops to take the best photos Early balloon ride in the morning to admire one of the most beautiful landscapes on earth Lodging Dinner includedwe will visit a carpet center to learn about the craft production of these pieces that are true treasures Then we will visit a center of precious stones and jewelry with exclusive designs from the region Optional programs in Cappadocia Turkish Night Presentation of folk dances in a typical cave with local drinks Jeep Safari adventure through the mystical valleys of the region with stops to take the best photos Hot air balloon ride early in the morning to admire one of the most beautiful landscapes on earth Lodging Dinner included
DAY 6: CAPPADOCIA PAMUKKALE
Breakfast Departure to Pamukkale to visit ancient Hierapolis and the Cotton Castle, a true natural wonder, a giant waterfall, stalactites and natural pools Accommodation in Pamukkale Dinner included
DAY 7: PAMUKKALE EPHESUS KUSADASI IZMIR
Breakfast Visit Ephesus, the best preserved Greco-Roman city in Asia Minor from the 1st and 2nd centuries that maintains treasures such as the Roman Theatre, the Library of Celsus and the Marble street. We will visit the last house of the mother of Jesus, and today it is a pilgrimage site Ephesus, one of the largest open-air archaeological museums in the world, located in the western part of Asia Minor, Anatolia region, near the Aegean Sea, is one of the cities that house the most important ruins in Turkey, It is a story from thousands of years before Christ One of the oldest cities in the world, it was built around the year 1000 BC By the Greeks The Sanctuary, where the last house of the Virgin Mary is located, is not as ostentatious as the St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, is quite simple, but with an inexplicable energy,an unmissable place, not only for its historical value, but also for its surprising and magical spiritual experience, it receives more than 800,000 pilgrims a year, among them Christians, Orthodox Christians and many Muslims, since, in the Koran, Mary is very respected and quoted and called in various ways, as chosen by God, the most remarkable woman in the world, pure, immaculate and chaste We will continue with the visit to a specialized leather shop 8, famous for its light pieces The region is also known for their cotton production, and we will have the opportunity to learn about locally made textile products. Accommodation in Kusadasi or Izmir. Dinner included.Orthodox Christians and many Muslims, since, in the Koran, Mary is highly respected and quoted and called in various ways, as chosen by God, the most remarkable woman in the world, pure, immaculate and chaste. We will continue with the visit to a specialized store 8 in leather, famous for its light pieces The region is also known for its cotton production, and we will have the opportunity to learn about locally made textile products Overnight in Kusadasi or Izmir Dinner includedOrthodox Christians and many Muslims, since, in the Koran, Mary is highly respected and quoted and called in various ways, as chosen by God, the most remarkable woman in the world, pure, immaculate and chaste. We will continue with the visit to a specialized store 8 in leather, famous for its light pieces The region is also known for its cotton production, and we will have the opportunity to learn about locally made textile products Overnight in Kusadasi or Izmir Dinner includedand we will have the opportunity to learn about locally made textile products Accommodation in Kusadasi or Izmir Dinner includedand we will have the opportunity to learn about locally made textile products Accommodation in Kusadasi or Izmir Dinner included
DAY 8: KUSADASI IZMIR AIRPORT IZMIR TEL AVIV
Breakfast At the predetermined time, transfer to Izmir Airport (to take flight (not included) to Tel Aviv Arrival at Ben Gurion Airport Transfer to Tel Aviv Accommodation in Tel Aviv Dinner not included,
DAY 9: TEL AVIV
Breakfast Free day Possibility of taking the excursion Optional Tour to Petra Transfer to the Tel Aviv airport for the flight to Eilat Reception and transfer to the border with Jordan, from Arava After immigration procedures, meeting with the guide (in English) and travel to Petra, ancient capital of the Nabateans in the 11th century BC Visit to the famous monuments carved in pink rock, such as El Khazne (Tomb of the Nabatean Kings), the obelisks, the tombs, the altar (Al Madbah Return to the border from Arava After immigration formalities and border crossing, transfer to Eilat airport to take the flight back to Tel Aviv Accommodation Dinner not included
Obs The tour must be reserved and paid in advance 72 hours) upon arrival
DAY 10: TEL AVIV
(OPTIONAL MASADA AND DEAD SEA)
Breakfast Free day Possibility of taking the optional excursion Masada and Dead Sea Departure to the Dead Sea, the lowest place in the world ascent by cable car to Masada, the last fortification of the Jews in their fight against the Romans Visit to the excavations, the Herod’s Palace and the Old Synagogue Panoramic view of the Roman Camp and the Dead Sea If the weather permits we will have free time to enjoy a bath in the medicinal waters of the Dead Sea Return to Tel Aviv Accommodation in Tel Aviv Dinner not included
DAY 11: TEL AVIV CAESAREA GALILEE
Breakfast Departure from the city of Tel Aviv bordering the Mediterranean Sea until arriving at Yaffo, the old port of Israel, today an artists’ neighborhood. Visit to the Church of Saint Peter. Continuation along the coast towards Caesarea Maritima, the ancient Roman capital, where we will visit its Theater, the Fortress of the Crusaders and the Roman Aqueduct We will continue our trip to Haifa, we will climb Mount Carmel, where the Prophet Elijah’s Grotto is located and we will contemplate the Baha’i Temple and its Persian Gardens, and we will have a panoramic view of the city and the port Continuation to Acre to visit the old Fortress of the Crusaders Continue to the Galilee Lodging in Galilee Dinner included
DAY 12: TIBERIAS TABGHA CAFARNAUM
Breakfast Departure to the Sea of Galilee to make an exciting boat trip, as it was done in the time of Jesus. We continue to Magdala, the birthplace of Mary Magdalene and where we will see remains of the town and its Synagogue. We continue to the Mount of Beatitudes, scene of the Sermon on the Mount Visit Tabgha, place of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes and Capernaum, where the Old Synagogue and House of Saint Peter are located. Continue bordering the Sea of Galilee Accommodation in Galilee Dinner included
DAY 13: YARDENIT NAZARETH JERUSALEM
Breakfast Departure to Yardenit, the traditional place of baptism in the Jordan River. We will go to Nazareth via Cana de Galilee, where Jesus performed his first miracle. We continue to the Mount of the Precipice, where we can have a beautiful view of Nazaré and its surroundings. Annunciation and Joseph’s Carpentry In the afternoon departure to Jerusalem We continue bordering the Oasis of Jericho, where we will enjoy a panoramic view of the Mount of Temptation and the Dead Sea Ascent through the Judean desert and triumphant entry into Jerusalem A l
DAY 14: JERUSALEM NEW CITY BETHLEHEM
Departure to the Sanctuary of
Book in the Israel Museum, where they are Dead Sea Scrolls exposed and where is the model of Jerusalem in the time of Jesus Visit of the picturesque neighborhood of Ein Karem where find the Church of San Juan Bautista V isit to Yad Vashem Museum and Memorial of the Holocaust In the afternoon visit to Bethlehem, We will visit the Church of the Nativity, the Grotto of the Manger and the 14-pointed Star (Place of birth of Jesus) We continue for a view of Campo de the Shepherds Return to Jerusalem Accommodation in Jerusalem Dinner not included
DAY 15: JERUSALEM OLD CITY
Breakfast Departure to the Mount of Olives, to appreciate a magnificent view of the city Finally we will visit the Garden of Gethsemane and the Basilica of Agony We will continue to the Old City, visit the Wailing Wall Next, we will walk the Via Dolorosa to reach the place of the crucifixion of Jesus and the Holy Sepulcher Visit of Mount Zion where the Tomb of King David, the Cenacle (place of the last supper The Eucharist and Pentecost and the Abbey of the Dormition Assumption of Mary are located) Lodging in Jerusalem Dinner not included
DAY 16: JERUSALEM TEL AVIV AIRPORT
Breakfast At the indicated time departure transfer to Ben Gurion Airport
- Accommodation in hotels according to the selected category.
- 4 nights accommodation with breakfast in Istanbul.
- 2 nights accommodation with breakfast and dinner in Cappadocia.
- 1 night accommodation with breakfast and dinner in Pamukkale.
- 1 night accommodation with breakfast and dinner in Kusadasio Izmir.
- 2 nights accommodation with breakfast included in Tel Aviv.
- 2 nights accommodation with breakfast and dinner included in the Galilee.
- 3 nights accommodation with breakfast included in Jerusalem.
- 9 days of excursion by bus or minibus with a Spanish-speaking guide.
- Transfers from and to the Airport in Israel (transfer with English-speaking driver). There is no guide or companion in Spanish.
- Tickets to the places of visit according to the program.
- 15 breakfasts and 6 dinners.
- Extra personal expenses.
- Insurance (theft, loss, personal injury and medical care).
- Suggested tip in Israel: Guide USD 4 and Driver USD 3 per day per passenger to be paid on arrival.
- International or domestic flights.
- Visas and/or border and/or airport taxes.
- Optional visits.
- Optional Masada and Dead Sea: USD 114 per passenger.
- Any other service not mentioned in “Prices include”.
- IMPORTANT: For flights arriving in Israel between 23:00 and 06:00 there will be a mandatory transfer fee of USD 75 per passenger. In the case of “single” passenger, mandatory supplement of USD 150