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St. Paul Tour  •  10 Days

Tour Route

Izmir
Pergamon
Thyatira
Sardis
Miletos
Hierapolis
Laodicea
Pisidian Antioch
Konya
Cappadocia
Antakya
Tarsus
Adana
Istanbul

Tour informations

DAY 01 IZMIR
After your arrival we do your transfer to hotel. visit St. Policarp Church. You have or to relax at your leisure.
Overnight in Izmir. Included Meals: (Lunch & Dinner)

 

DAY 02 PERGAMON-THYATIRA-IZMIR
After breakfast departure for Pergamon. Pergamon was one of the most beautiful cities of his ancient world. Its architects and sculptors were among the finest in the Hellenistic world. The majestic acropolis looms behind the modern town and is our first destination where we will visit the Temple of Trajan, Hellenistic barracks and tower, palaces, library, temple of Athena, theatre, temple of Dionysus, altar of Zeus. Asklepion was one of the most famous shrines and therapeutic centers in the ancient world and the Red Court dedicated to St. John. Leaving Pergamum behind us Then visit Akhisar, the site of ancient Thyatira. Overnight in Izmir. Included Meals: (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

 

DAY 03 SARDIS-PHILADELPHIA
After breakfast departure for daily tour. Visit Sardis, the capital city of the ancient Kingdom of Lydia, visit the Church built on the foundations of the Temple of Artemis. Continue to Alasehir, ancient Philadelphia. Return to Izmir, visit St. Policarp Church. Overnight in Izmir. Included Meals: (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

 

DAY 04 EPHESUS-MILETOS
After breakfast Drive to Ephesus where St. Paul stayed a while. visit the house of Virgin Mary, which is a major pilgrimage site, then Ephesus, with the Library of Celsus, Temple of Hadrian, agora and fantastic Greco-Roman theater. Basilica of St. John and remains of the Temple of Artemis, which was known as one of Seven Wonders of the ancient world. continue to Miletos where St. Paul gave a speech to spread Christianity. Overnight in Kusadasi. Included Meals: (Breakfast & lunch & Dinner)

 

DAY 05 APHRODISIAS-HIERAPOLIS-LAODICEA
After breakfast we will depart hotel for our visits to Pamukkale. on the way Visit Aphrodisias the ancient city of some of the world ’s most beautiful architectural wonders, visit one of the largest ancient Theaters in the world, the Odeon, Bishop s Palace, Stadium, Temple of Aphrodite and the Museum with the gorgeous reliefs and statues of the sculptors of Aphrodisias. Drive to discover the ancient tourist resort of Asia Minor, Ancient city of Hierapolis with the Temple of Apollo, the breathtaking Theater, the fascinating Necropolis and the last the great baths of Hierapolis antique city, where St. Philip was martyred. We will also visit the calcium pools for which Pamukkale is named (Cotton Castle). then visit Laodicea, one of the Seven Churches of the Revelation. Overnight in Pamukkale. Included Meals: (Breakfast & lunch & Dinner)

 

Day 06 PISIDIAN ANTIOCH-ICONIUM-CAPADOCIA
After breakfast drive to Antioch of Pisidia where St. Paul preached his first recorded sermon and was expelled from the city. Visit the ruins of the two Basilicas. continue our drive to Konya (Iconium),we visit the Mevlana Museum and the tomb of Mevlana, the founder of the mystical Whirling Dervishes, Karatay Medrese and the Ince Minare, now a museum. proceed to Cappadocia for overnight. Included Meals: (Breakfast & lunch & Dinner)

 

DAY 07 CAPADOCCIA
After we have our breakfast at the hotel, we will depart hotel for guiding you through this amazing mystical landscape, will be like showing you around another planet. Here we will visit the ancient underground cities of Kaymakli, Guvercinlik and Devrent Valleys; the natural rock castle at Uchisar; Visit Goreme, Zelve Valley, Underground City. Avanos and Pasabaglari and the beautiful open-air museums at Zelve and Goreme, where the remains of churches and Christian settlements date back thousands of years. A place where you simply let your mind wander and be amazed at this beautiful region. Dinner is at the hotel. Stay overnight in Cappadocia. Included Meals: (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) Optional: Mysterious Ceremony of Turkish Whirling Dervishes that will touch your soul!

 

DAY 08 ANTAKYA
After breakfast, drive to Antakya, the ancient Antioch where Christians were first named and where St. Paul began his missionary journeys. Visit the Cave of St. Peter and the Museum of Mosaics. Continue to Seleucia Pieria, the actual Samandag, where St. Paul and St. Barnabas set sail for Cyprus in their first missionary journey. Dinner and overnight. Included Meals: (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

 

Day 09 TARSUS-ADANA-ISTANBUL
After breakfast, drive to Tarsus which was the birthplace of St. Paul. We will have a chance to walk the streets of Tarsus. Drive to Adana airport flight to Istanbul. Transfer to hotel, overnight in Istanbul. Included Meals: (Breakfast & Lunch)

 

Day 10 ISTANBUL
Transfer to Izmir or Istanbul any airport for departure.

Tour Price

 

All prices subject to availability at time of booking.

Person in Double / Twin Sharing

2.720 €

Single Room Supplement

470 €

Ask About Special Rates for Christian Educators & Groups of All Sizes
 
Important Information:
The above given rates are in EURO, per person sharing twin, 18% VAT included. Any increase in taxes will be reflected to the prices.
Travel Insurance:
We highly recommend that you purchase comprehensive travel insurance before departure.

 

 

Tour Price Includes
Arrival, departure airport transfers and ground transportation by air-conditioned vehicles, Accommodation in mentioned category. Meals as indicated in the itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner) entrance fee to the various sites and museums


Not Included
International flights, drinks, personal expenses. Optional tours such as Turkish night and Turkish bath.


PS. For group requirements other languages are available

 

 

 

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