In foot step of St. Paul-13 Days

In foot step of St. Paul-13 Days
In foot step of St. Paul-13 Days
In foot step of St. Paul-13 Days
In foot step of St. Paul-13 Days

Reservation Requirements:
Complete flight information (flight number, time of arrival and departure, and airport) must be provided at the time of the booking
Departure Point:
Centrally located Istanbul Old Town and Taksim area or centrally located meeting point.
!Detailed address information will be provided on your confirmation voucher
Departure Time:
Upon your arrival to Istanbul.
!Complimentary hotel pick up service is before this time. Additional information will be provided on your confirmation voucher.
Service Basis:
Indivudual
Season:
Everyday (All year round)
Hotel Info:
Istanbul: Best western the president hotels or smilar (4* BB)
Cappadocia: Dilekkaya Hotel or smilar(4* BB)
Kusadasi: Karaaslan Hotel or smilar(4* BB)
Canakkale: Anzac Hotel sor smilar(4* BB)
Pamukkale: Tripolis Hotel or smilar(4* BB)
Adana: Adana city Hotel or smilar(3* BB)
Antalya: Timo Resort or smilar(4* BB)
Konya: Ney Hotel or smilar
!Price are per person in double room.
Additional Info:
•Contact our dedicated Custom Team for tailor-making your tour with special rates even for small groups of 4 people, availability for the supplement of being guided in your own language and last minute bookings.
•For the days which lunch is not included in the tour price, optional recommendation of an a la carte restaurant and transfer service will be provided by the tour guide


Available Language(s):
•Tour guide throughout the tour (Monolingual)
•English
Whats Included:
•1 nights accommodation in Istanbul
•2 nights accommodation in Adana
•2 night accommodation in Cappadocia
•1 night accomadation in Konya
•2 night accomadation in Antalya
•1 night accomadation in Pamukkale
•2 night accomadation in Kusadasi
•1 night accomadation in Canakkale
•Economic Domestic flight from Ist-Adana
•Admission fees for all sightseeings mentioned in the itinerary,
•Licensed local tour guide throughout the tour,
•Meal plan as mentioned in the itinerary,
•Transfer service from/to Airport on private.
•Land transportation by air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle.
Excluded Services:
•Visa for Turkey if needed,
•Meals other than stated,
•Optional excursions (you can added into the basket),
•Beverage at lunches
•Tips to the guide and driver (optional),
•Personal expenses.

Day 1 Arrival to Istanbul

Upon arrival to Istanbul Ataturk Airport you will be greteed and transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.

(No Meal)

Day 2 Churches of Istanbul

Upon breakfast at the hotel,depart for first visiting place to St. Sophia(The church of Divine Wisdom) One of the greatest marvels of architecture,hagia Sophia was founded as basilica in the 6th century.Built by the order of Byzantine Emperor Justinianus,St Sophia was largest cathedral in the world for nearly thousand years;it is considered the masterpiece of Byzantine architecture.

Proceed to Hippodrome Its a former center of sportive events(chariot races for example) and political activities of the old city. Continue to the Mosque of Suleyman the Magnificent.

After lunch at the local restaurant proceed to afternoon visit to the Kariye Museum, the old church of St. Savior in Chora treasuring the marvelous mosaics and frescoes that represent scenes drawn from, the cycle of the life of the Virgin and of Christ that have been restored under the guidance of the Byzantine Institute of Boston.

Next;Grand Covered Bazaar One of the largest covered markets in the world with more than 60 streets and 5000 shops,where you will find in an authentic oriental atmosphere,all kind of gifts,leather clothing,rugs,antiques,jewellery,hand-woven fabrics etc…After tour drive you to the Airport for your domestic flight to Adana. Upon arrival to Adana, transfer you to your hotel. Overnight in Adana.

(Breakfast-Lunch)

Day 3 Antioch

Upon breakfast at the hotel depart for Antakya. This is where the followers of Jesus were first called Christians. Then visit St. Peters Grotto and the fabulous mosaic museum. After lunch at the local restaurant, drive you back to Adana. Overnight in Adana.

(Breakfast-Lunch)

Day 4 Tarsus / Cappadocia

Upon breakfast at the hotel depart for Tarsus where Paul was born and explore the city where Paul lived.,seeing St Paul and Cleopatra arch. After lunch drive to the cappadocia. Overnight in Cappadocia

(Breakfast-Lunch)

Day 5 Highlights of Cappadocia.

Morning:Optional Hot Air Balloon Ride.  Next:be enchanted by the Underground city of Kaymakli, once place of refuge for 15000 christians. Witness the ancient bedrooms, church, meeting hall and food storage rooms in this eight-storeycity connected by 30 km of corridors and passageways. next;get the rare chance to experiance the beauty and work of Turkey’s handmade crafts through a Turkish carpet weaving course. Fallowing this visit to the Pigeon valley and the fascinating frescoed roch churches and chapels at Goreme open-air museum. Photo stop will be made at Uchisar castle village,a fantasy-land of strange and wonderful Works of nature. Then stop 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 Morco Polo which means color of Turks). Overnight in cappadocia.

(Breakfast-Lunch)

Day 6 Konya

Upon breakfast at the hotel depart for Konya and Visit the museum of 13th century Philosopher  Mevlana Celaleddin-i Rumi, which used to be the cloister for Mevlevi Dervishes. mevlana was a philosopher and mystic of Islam,but not a muslimof the orthodox type.His doctrine advocates unlimited tolerance,positive reasoning, goodness, charity and awareness through love.Next;visit 700-years-old Ancient caravanserai. After lunch at the local restaurant, check in your hotel and explore city. Overnight in Konya.

(Breakfast-Lunch)

Day 7 Antioch / Antalya

Upon breakfast at the hotel depart for sightseeing of Konya the ancient Iconium. They had to flee, though not much of the city from Pauls time is left. After lunch drive to Antioch of Psidia where St paul preached his first recorded sermon and was expelled from the city. Visit the ruins of basilicas and drive to Antalya. Overnight in Antalya.

(Breakfast-Lunch)

Day 8 Perge-Aspendo-Kursunlu Waterfall

Upon breakfast at the hotel depart for your day tour and first visiting place is Perge, one of the largest and most popular ancient city in the Pamphylia region. Perge was the capital of Pamphylia then eventually came under Roman rule in 133B.C. and this is when it flourished most and indeed most of the ruins that are left today are from that area as Agora, Roman Baths, Colonaded Street, Nympharium and also Grand ampitheatre which could hold 15.000 people. Next, Aspendos Ancient Theatre was probably an earlier ancient theatre was built 2nd century on the site. The Aspendos theatre can hold over 20,000 and stil beeing used for festivals and music concerts.

After lunch on local restaurant on a nearby river,we depart for Side;one of the most popular and classical ancient city of Turkey, also became an importand base for the Cilician pirates and their slave trade and profited from this. With the defeat of the pirates,Side fell under the control of Rome and became part of the Roman Empire and much constructions took place in Side like large theatre,Roman Baths and Temple of Apollo. After Side Ancient City we drive back Antalya and on the way you het chance to see Kursunlu Waterfall. Overnight in Antalya.

(Breakfast-Lunch)

Day 9 Colossoa-Laodicea-Pamukkale

Upon breakfast at the hotel check out and depart for Colossae (Famous is St. Pauls letter to the Colossians) to visit the Byzantine wall and some remaining ruins. After lunch at the local restaurant, continue for Laodicea one of the seven churches, visit odeon, theatre and gymnasium. After tour check in your hotel Overnight in Pamukkale

 Day 10 Hierapolis-Philadelphia-Sardis-Thyatira

Upon breakfast at the hotel depart for Hierapolis home of Philip the Evangelist, Necropolis, baths, theatre than swim in Pamukkale hot springs(calsium terraces). Next; Philadelphia, the youngest of the Seven Churches of Revelation and visitng early church and city walls.

After lunch continue to ancient city and ruins of the famoust church of Sardis the ancient Lydian capital. Visit temple of Artemis and Diana(which became a church), the Synagogue and gymnasium. After reminds of the church of Thyatira drive to Kusadasi. Overnight in Kusadasi.

(Breakfast-Lunch)

Day 11 Ancient Ephesus-Miletus

Upon breakfast at the hotel depart for first visiting place to to Ancient Ephesus, the UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the Seven churches of Apocalypse. walk on the remarkably preserved wide marble streets,flanked by colomns,temples and fountains. We look at all the famous highlights like the, Celsus Library, Great Theater  which is still used for performances and special events today. Next; St John basilica and House of Virgin Mary, beautifully situated in the solmissos Mountains,is considered by the vatican to be final resting place of the Virgin Mary.

After lunch at the local restaurant restaurant continue to Miletus,one of the principal Ionian cities and home of Thales which was twice visited by St. Paul. After tour drive you back to hotel. Overnight in Kusadasi

(Breakfast-Lunch)

Day 12 Izmir-Pergamon-Assos-Alexandra Troas

Upon breakfast at the hotel depart for Izmir and have short city tour Izmir the ancient Smyrna an done of the oldest continued inhabited church of the revelation, visiting mount Pagus where Polycarp was martyred. Next; continue to Pergamon to see Acropol, John denounced it as throne of satan in his reference to Pergamon church members. After lunch at the local restaurant proceed to Alexandra Troas via Asos. Alexandra Troas was a busy port situated on the North-west cost of Asia minor. Recent excavations revealed a dozen different cities covering 3000 years of human occupation. During his stay in Troas St Paul had a dream in which he saw vision of the man  asking him to after which he decided to g oto the Europe. All in all, he stoped and preached here 3 times. After tour drive to Canakkale. Overnight in Canakkale.

(Breakfast-Lunch)

Day 13 Troy-Alexandroupoli-Kavala

Upon breakfast at the hotel depart for first visiting place to Troy visit  to  mythological  antique Troy city where dates back 3500B.C.and famous with Archilles and Paris. Cross the Dardenelles straits by car-ferry, proceed to Gallipoli   Kilitbahir  wa r museum, on our way break for lunch and resume to Kabatepe area forvisit: Kabatepe museum,Brighton Beach and Anzac Cove where damn services are held. Bloody Nek, Lone Pine, Chunuk Bair,Johnstons Jolly. After tour drive you to İstanbul and transfer you to Airport or your hotel in Istanbul. End of the service.

(Breakfast-Lunch)

•Rates are valid with minimum 4 people booking Please contact our customer representatives for group reservations.
•Children under age of 8 (including 7 years old) not allowed to join this tour.
•Hotels offered may not be valid during fair congresses and blackout dates and are subject to change with similar
•Children must be at child rate range at time of travel and rates are available for 1 child when staying with 2 adults in the same room
•Amendments are upon availability and may require supplement fee
•Full cancellation applies in the event of No-Show.
•In the rare event of lack of availability due to special events an alternative day or service may be advised
Tax: Included
Cancellation Policy: This service can be cancelled without any penalties 15 day(s) prior to first service date.

 

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