Footsteps of St Paul - SSP18

Number of Days: 15
Destination: Turkey
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  • Tour Highlights:

    • Istanbul
    • Ankara
    • Cappadocia
    • Tarsus
    • Adana
    • Antakya
    • Alanya
    • Antalya
    • Pamukkale
    • Kusadasi
    • Ephesus
    • Pergamon

     

  • DAY 1: Istanbul - Arrival Day

    Welcome to Turkey. Arrive in Istanbul Airport, met by your guide and transferred to your hotel. After check into the hotel, meet at the lobby for welcome and info cocktail. Overnight in Istanbul.

    • Dinner

    DAY 2: Istanbul

    Our journey begins in Istanbul, the only city in the world situated on two continents. Byzantium, Constantinople, Istanbul - its three names span more than 2600 years, nearly 1600 of them as the capital of two of the greatest empires the world has known, Byzantine and Ottoman. We visit the Topkapi Palace including treasury section, The Blue Mosque and Hippodrome, where chariot races and the Byzantine riots took place and free time in Grand bazaar with its 3.500 shops. Overnight in Istanbul.

    • Breakfast & Dinner

    DAY 3: Ankara

    After breakfast drive to Ankara. Arrive in Ankara (Capital of Turkey), sight-seeing of Ankara: see the Anatolian Civilization Museum, the Temple of Augustus and Ataturk's Mausoleum. drive to our Hotel for dinner and overnight stay in Ankara.

    • Breakfast & Dinner

    DAY 4: Ankara - Cappadocia

    After breakfast, Continue to Cappadocia with a lunch / rest stop in Aksaray before a short ride to Ihlara Valley, to see the impressive, Byzantine rock carvings and frescoes. Enjoy your dinner and overnight stay in Cappadocia.

    • Breakfast & Dinner

    DAY 5: Cappadocia

    Full Day excursion of Cappadocia to see the surreal landscapes of volcanic ash, formed 3 million years ago: spectacular red rock cones, troglodyte churches and homes dating from 4000 BC Now visit UCHISAR, GOREME and ZELVE, then AVANOS, to visit one of its famous, pottery workshops. Later return to your hotel for overnight stay.

    • Breakfast & Dinner

    DAY 6: Tarsus - Adana

    Visit Kaymakli, a unique underground city. Then drive to Tarsus, birthplace of St. Paul. See St. Paul's Well, Cleopatra's Gate and the ancient city. It was near here that a Great Fish "vomited out Jonas upon the dry land" Next to Adana for dinner and overnight stay.

    • Breakfast & Dinner

    DAY 7: Antakya - Antioch - Mersin

    Full Day excursion to Antakya (Antioch). Here Jesus' followers were first called Christians (Acts 11:26) Peter, Paul and also Barnabas preached here. Visit St. Peter's Grotto and the exquisite Mosaic Museum. View the old city of ISKENDERUN before beginning the return drive to Mersin for dinner and overnight stay.

    • Breakfast & Dinner

    DAY 8: Anamur - Alanya

    Transfer for flight to Adana, then coach to Tarsus, birthplace of St Paul. See St Paul’s Well, his house, the Old City, old Roman Road and St Paul’s Church.

    • Breakfast, Dinner

    DAY 9: Antalya

    Continue to the ancient city of SIDE, the old port where Paul, Barnabas and Mark landed during their missionary journeys. Later they sailed from here to Antioch. Than visit PERGE, where St. Paul preached when arriving from Cyprus (Acts 13-14), and to ASPENDOS with its magnificent theater. Next drive to Antalya for dinner and overnight stay.

    • Breakfast & Dinner

    DAY 10: Pamukkale

    Proceed to Laodicea which was condemned by St. John in Revelation Acts (4:15). Drive to Hierapolis, now called Pamukkale, St. Philip was martyred here in 1st AD. Walk the Necropolis and famous Avenue of Tombs. Overnight stay.

    • Breakfast & Dinner

    DAY 11: Philadelphia - Sardes - Kusadasi

    Visit there one of the seven churches of the Apocalypse and the remains of the Cathedral. Continue to in ALASEHIR, the remains of a church. Visit, capital of the ancient LYDIA with temple of the CYBELE & DIANA, which became later a church, see the royal road. Continue to Kusadasi. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

    • Breakfast & Dinner

    DAY 12: Ephesus - Kusadasi

    Drive to Selcuk. Visit the monastery of St. John and Ephesus, the best preserved city in the world. See the Library of Celsus, a Stadium where Paul Preached (Acts 19), and the Theatre. Return to Kusadasi for dinner and overnight.

    • Breakfast & Dinner

    DAY 13: Izmir (Smyrna) - Pergamon

    This morning take a beautiful drive to Izmir (ancient Smyrna), After visiting the St. Policarp church in Izmir, continue to in Akhisar, ancient commercial place in connection with TROY & Sardes. and visit BERGAMA (Pergamon), the Acropolis, high above the plain. See the pagan Temples and Altar of Zeus. Overnight in Bergama.

    • Breakfast & Dinner

    DAY 14: Pergamon - Nicea - Istanbul

    After breakfast long drive to Istanbul through Iznik (Nicea) where the Nicean Creed was formed. Depart for Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul.

    • Breakfast & Dinner

    DAY 15: Istanbul - End of Tour

    After breakfast check out from the hotel.

    • Breakfast

  • Footsteps of St Paul - SSP18

    Istanbul to Istanbul

  • This is a Hosted holiday and It includes:

    • 14 nights 4 star hotels including breakfast & Dinner
    • All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary.
    • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned coach
    • Arrival and departure transfers

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    • $6,995 Available dates on application

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