15 DAYS ST. PAULS BIBLICAL TOUR | Istanbul - Ankara - Cappadocia - Adana - Mersin - Antalya - Pamukkale - Kusadasi - Pergamon - Istanbul | Turkey Tours |
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15 DAYS ST. PAULS BIBLICAL TOUR


Day 01 - Istanbul - Arrival Day
Welcome to Turkey. Arrive in Istanbul airport, met by your guide and transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 02 - 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.
Day 03 - Ankara
A fter breakfast drive to Ankara. Arrive in Ankara (Capital of Turkey), sight - seeing of Ankara: see the Anatolian Civilization Museum, the Temple of Augustus and Ataturks Mausoleum. drive to our hotel for dinner and overnight stay in Ankara.
Day 04 - 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.
Day 05 - 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.
Day 06 - Tarsus - Adana
Visit Kaymakli, a unique underground city. Then drive to Tarsus, birthplace of St. Paul. See St. Pauls Well, Cleopatras 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.
Day 07 - 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. Peters Grotto and the exquisite Mosaic Museum. View the old city of ISKENDERUN before beginning the return drive to Mersin for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 08 - Anamur - Alanya
Depart westward along the Mediterranean shoreline, a famous coastal road. Take a lunch break in Anamur. See City of the Monophystie Archbishop of Seleucia. Overnight in Antalya.
Day 09 - 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.
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 in Pamukkale.
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 and DIANA, which became later a church, see the royal road. Continue to Kusadasi. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
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. Then have dinner and overnight stay.
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 and Sardes. and visit BERGAMA (Pergamon), the Acropolis, high above the plain. See the pagan Temples and Altar of Zeus. Overnight in Kusadasi.
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.
Day 15 - Istanbul - End of Tour
After breakfast check out from the hotel. We hope your tour was a memorable one and we look forward to seeing you in the future on another TravelShop Turkey Tour. Have a safe trip back home and thanks for choosing TravelShop Turkey.
Istanbul Tour, Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Grand bazaar, Ankara Tour, Anatolian Civilization Museum, Cappadocia Tour, Ihlara Valley, Uchisar, Zelve, Goreme, Avanos, Kaymakli, Adana / Mersin, St. Pauls Well, Christians, Peters Grotto, Mosaic Museum, Iskenderun, Antalya, Side, Perge, Aspendos, Monophystie Archbishop of Seleucia and St. John in Revelation, Pamukkale tour, Hierapolis and Necropolis, Izmir, Manisa and Kusadasi, Ephesus tour, St. John, Paul Preached, Alasehir Pergamon Tour, Acropolis, the steepest, Asklepieion, Altar of Zeus

Tour Includes


Arrival airport transfer from Ataturk airport
3 nights hotel in Istanbul
1 night hotel in Ankara
2 nights hotels in Cappadocia
1 night hotel in Adana
1 night hotel in Mersin
2 nights hotel in Antalya
1 night hotel in Pamukkale
3 nights hotel in Kusadasi
14 open buffet breakfasts
11 dinners
Istanbul city tour
Guided Ankara tour
Guided Cappadocia tour
Guided Adana tour
Guided Mersin / Antakya tour
Guided Antalya tour
Guided Pamukkale tour
Guided kusadasi tour
Guided Ephesus tour
Guided pergaman tour
All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
Transportation in a fully air - conditioned, non - smoking coach
Professional English - speaking tour guide
Return airport transfer

Tour Does Not Include


International flights
Insurance: All types
Turkey entry visa
Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry
Any others expenses which are not mentioned at the included section