Turkey; Footsteps Of St Paul LZ02

12 Days From £0 (1,722 USD)

This fantastic guided tour takes you in the footsteps of St Paul through Turkey. It takes you through beautiful scenery and epic ancient ruins including Cappadocia, Pamukkale, Ephesus and Antalya.

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Key Information

Travel Style: Private Tour or Small Group
Start Location: Istanbul, Turkey
End Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Accommodation: Hotels
Period: Spring, Summer and Autumn
Difficulty: Suitable for Most Travellers

About The Operator

Accreditations: The Association of Turkish Travel Agents (TURSAB)
Years In Business: 14

Description

A full day by day itinerary will be provided by the tour operator when you make an enquiry about this holiday.

Includes
-HB 4* hotel accommodation
-All road transfers with air conditioned vehicle
-All entrance fees
-12 day excursions with the Professional guide
- domestic flights (to Adana if needed)

Excludes
-International Flights and airport taxes
-Visas
-Travel insurance

Prices per person - please submit an enquiry to receive a personalized itinerary and costs.

Itinerary
Day 01. ARRV ADANA -Transfer to your hotel, dinner and overnight. (B-D)
Day 02. Adana / Antakya / Samandagi / Adana - In the morning a coach ride to Antakya (Antioquia); the city where the disciples were called
Day 03. Adana / Tarsus / Cappadocia - Breakfast and early departure for Tarsus, the birthplace of St. Paul. Visit to St. Paul's house and well which still exists today. Then proceed to Cappadocia with an orientation drive through Urgup Village. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Cappadocia. (B-D)
Day 04. Cappadocia - Full day tour of the region to visit Goreme Open Air Museum with chapels and churches carved out of soft rock, famous for the well-preserved frescoes. In the afternoon, visit Pasabag Valley, a site most famous with its troglodyte dwellings; then the underground city of Ozkonak, which was built by early Christians fleeing from Roman persecution. Dinner at hotel. (B-D)
Day 05. Cappadocia / Konya - In the morning, depart for Konya (Iconium) where Paul and Barnabas were threatened with stoning (Acts 15:5). Visits to St. Paul Church and Mevlana Museum (founder of Whirling dervishes). Dinner and overnight in Konya. (B-D)
Day 06. Konya / Yalvac / Antalya - Departure for Antalya. On the way, a visit to Yalvac (Pisidian Antioch), a town where St. Paul stayed for quite a long time and used as a base while spreading Christianity in the region (Acts 13:14-50). Dinner and overnight in Antalya. (B-D)
Day 07. Antalya / Perge / Aspendos / Antalya - In the morning, a visit to Perge, where St. Paul and Luke stayed long enough to preach and talk with people on their return from Antioch (Acts 14:25). Then a visit to Aspendos, one of the most well preserved ancient sites in Turkey. Aspendos boasts the best-preserved Roman theater in Turkey, and one of the best in the world. Then a short city tour in Antalya (Attalia), from where Paul and Luke went back to Antioch to complete the first journey. City tour includes, the Hadrianus Gate and the Groove Minaret Mosque. Dinner at the hotel in Antalya. (B-D)
Day 08. Antalya / Colossae / Hierapolis / Pamukkale - In the morning drive to Colossae which Paul did not visit but sent a letter saying
Day 09. Pamukkale / Ephesus / St. Polycarpos Church / Izmir - Early departure for Ephesus, visits here include the House of Virgin Mary; the Basilica of St. John; and the antique city of Ephesus, where St. Paul stayed and taught for two years (Acts 19:10), and where he promised on his second journey,
Day 10. Izmir / Pergamum / Alexandria Troas / Canakkale - Early departure and drive to Pergamum; visit the Asklepion Sanctuary and the Acropolis including the Altar of Zeus, which is said to be
Day 11. Canakkale / Troy / Istanbul - After breakfast, visit the world famous ancient city of Troy including its various layers of civilizations. Then a short ferry ride across Dardanelles and continue to Istanbul. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. (B-D)
Day 12. DEPART Istanbul - Breakfast and transfer to Istanbul airport for your flight. End of Services (B)