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Apostolic Pilgrimage to Constantinople, November 27-December 5, 2014

New York, NY – His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America to lead historic Pilgrimage to witness the meeting of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew with His Holiness Pope Francis at the Ecumenical Patriarchate for Vespers and Divine Liturgy on November 29 and 30, 2014 in observance of the Feast Day of St Andrew.

Apostolic Pilgrimage to Constantinople


Thursday, Nov 27:

  • Departure from JFK on Turkish Airlines

Friday, Nov 28:

  • Arrival approximately 4:00 PM
  • Transfer to Ritz Carlton for overnight
  • Evening free. Dinner on own

Saturday, Nov 29:

  • Visits to Agia Sophia, Chora, and Grand Bazaar
  • Attend Great Vespers, presided by His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew
  • Dinner as a group
  • Overnight at the Ritz Carlton

Sunday, Nov 30:

  • Patriarchal Divine Liturgy
  • Visit to Panagia Vlacherna
  • Return to hotel
  • Banquet in evening in honor of His All-Holiness at the Ritz
  • Overnight at the Ritz Carlton

Monday, Dec 01:

  • Depart on Turkish for Athens at 12:25 PM with arrival at 1:50 PM
  • Drive to Kalyvia for lunch – very traditional Greek tavern with delicious lamb chops cooked on a spit. Transfer to Athens
  • Overnight at the Grand Bretagne

Tuesday, Dec 02:

  • Full day tour to Corinth and Patras to visit the Basilca of St. Andrew (relics of St. Andrew) with lunch
  • Private dinner reception and exclusive tour of the Acropolis Museum
  • Overnight at the Grand Bretagne

Wednesday, Dec 03:

  • Private audience with His Beatitude Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens and All Greece
  • Meetings and visits being scheduled with Prime Minister Samaras of Greece and VIP visit to the Greek Parliament
  • Overnight at the Grand Bretagne

Thursday, Dec 04:

  • Day of leisure in Athens
  • Overnight at the Grand Bretagne

Friday, Dec 05:

  • Departure

Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change.

Double Occupancy: $3,990 per person

Single Supplement: $4,900 per person

Rates indicated above include international air from JFK, land rates and air tax and fuel surcharges. Reservations and deposits are due by September 24, 2014.

Additional departures are available on November 27, 2014 at a supplement from Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles and Washington D.C. non stop flights to Constantinople.

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