Biblical Sites in Turkey Tours

Biblical Sites in Turkey Tours

Did you know that 60% of the places mentioned in Bible are located in Turkey?
Besides two third of the New Testament are written to or from the churches in Turkey. We offer various alternatives to visit that places..

Seven Churches of Revelation Tours

Seven Churches of Revelation Tours

St. John the Theologian is author of the Book of Revelation, which includes letters to the seven churches of Asia Minor. The Seven Churches tours include visiting 7 churches:
Ephesus, Pergamon, Laodicea, Sardis, Thyatira, Smyrna, Philadelphia and some other sights f.e. in Istanbul.

Footsteps of St. Paul Tours

Footsteps of St. Paul Tours

St. Paul was one of the great missionaries born in 10CE in Taurus.
You can follow the routes of St. Paul through his missionary journeys...

St. Pauls Biblical Tour (14 nights/15 days)

Key Information
Tour Duration: 14 nights / 15 days Footsteps of St Paul Tour (15 nights/16 days)
Days of Operation: Private Tour - Regular Tour
Destination's: Turkey
Hotel's Class: 5, 4, 3 Stars Hotel or Tourist Class
Season: All Year
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes

*Overnight Place:
3 nights Istanbul, 1 night Ankara, 2 nights Cappadocia, 1 night Adana, 1 night Mersin
1 night Alanya, 1 night Antalya, 1 night Pamukkale, 2 nights Kusadasi, 1 night Pergamum
Tour Highlights: Ankara - Cappadocia - Tarsus - Adana - Antioch - Mersin - Anamur - Alanya - Antalya - Pamukkale - Philadelphia - Sardis - Kusadasi - Ephesus - Smyrna - Pergamum - Iznik (Nicea) - Istanbul (15 Days & 14 Nights .) Departing from Ankara and terminating in Istanbul.
Footsteps of St Paul Tour - Istanbul
Tour Itinerary:
Day 1: Istanbul.
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. Includes: (D).

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 Footsteps of St Paul Tour - Ankaravisit 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. Includes: (B), (D).

Day 3: Ankara.
A fter breakfast drive to Ankara. Arrive in Ankara (Capital of Turkey), sightseeing 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. Includes: (B), (D).
Footsteps of St Paul Tour - Cappadocia
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. Includes: (B), (D).

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. Includes: (B), (D).

Day 6: Tarsus - Adana. Footsteps of St Paul Tour - Tarsus
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. Includes: (B), (D).

Day 7: Antakya( Antioch ) - Mersin.
Full day excursion to Antakya (Antioch). Here Jesus' followers were first called Christians Footsteps of St Paul Tour - Antakya Antioch(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. Includes: (B), (D).

Day 8: 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 Alanya. Includes: (B), (D).

Day 9: Antalya. Footsteps of St Paul Tour - 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. Includes: (B), (D).

Day 10: Hierapolis - Pamukkale. Footsteps of St Paul Tour - Pamukkale Hierapolis
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. Includes: (B), (D).

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 Footsteps of St Paul Tour - PhiladelphiaCybele & Diana, which became later a church, see the royal road. Continue to Kusadasi. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. Includes: (B), (D).

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.Footsteps of St Paul Tour - Ephesus Kusadasi Return to Kusadasi. Then have dinner and overnight stay. Includes: (B), (D).

Day 13: Izmir( Smyrna ) - Pergamum.
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 (Pergamum) , the Acropolis, high above the plain. See the pagan Temples and Altar of Zeus.Overnight in Pergamum. Includes: (B), (D).
Footsteps of St Paul Tour - Pergamum Nicea
Day 14: Pergamum - Nicea - Istanbul.
After breakfast long drive to Istanbul through Iznik (Nicea) where the Nicean Creed was formed. Depart for Istanbul. Overnight Istanbul. Includes: (D).

Day 15: Departure. Footsteps of St Paul Tour - Istanbul
Today drive to the Airport and return flight home, arriving the same day with fresh memories, souvenirs and a renewed interest in Turkey, the land of culture, faith and mystery. Includes: (B).

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.
(B), (D); B= Breakfast, D= Dinner

Tour package includes:
- 14 nights special Boutique and 4 star Hotel Accommodations including breakfast.
- All transportation in Turkey by private a/c car or coach or minivan.
- Meals mentioned above the program.
- All entrance fees to the sites and to the museums mentioned on the above program.
- Comprehensive sight-seeing as itinerary.
- Special pre-departure information pack.
- English speaking professional guide throughout.
- Tips to the restaurants.
- All Portage.

Excludes:
- Tips to guide, driver, and hotel porters.
- Telephone calls.
- Laundry.
- Things not mentioned as included and things of personal nature.
- Foreign airport taxes & security charges, passport and visa fees, travel insurance.
 
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