Tour Duration: 13 nights / 14 days
Days of Operation: Private Tour
Hotel's Class: 5, 4, 3 Stars Hotel or Tourist Class
Season: All Years 2021
Scheduled / Operates on: Jan 1st 2021 - Dec 31st 2021. All years Biblical Tours Turkey
Domestic Flight Included: Yes
Tour Customizable: Yes
3 nights Istanbul, 1 night Bursa, 1 night Ayvalik, 2 nights Izmir, 2 nights Kusadasi
1 night Pamukkale, 2 nights Cappadocia, 1 night Antakya
Day 1: Istanbul.
Arrive Istanbul. Meet and transfer to the hotel. Afternoon orientation tour in Istanbul, if times permits (according to the arrival time). Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 2: Istanbul.
St. Sophia, Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, St. Irene and St. Chora Museum. Overnight in Istanbul. Including: Breakfast
Day 3: Istanbul - Bursa.
Drive to Iznik (Nicea), the site of the First and Seventh Ecumenical Councils. Drive to Bursa,visit the Gren Mosque and the Green Mausoleum. Overnight in Bursa. Including: Breakfast / Dinner
Day 4: Bursa - Troy - Ayvalik.
Continue to Canakkale, visit Gallipoli, Troy, Alexandra Troas where St. Paul met Luke. Overnight in Ayvalik. Including: Breakfast / Dinner
Day 5: Pergamum - Thyatira - Izmir.
Depart to Pergamum, visit to Asclepion, the ancient hospital, the Acropolis, the Church at the site of Serapium (7C) and the Red Court dedicated to St. John. Then visit Akhisar, the site of ancient Thyatira (7C). Overnight in Izmir. Including: Breakfast / Dinner
Day 6: Sardes-Philadelphia-Izmir.
Visit Sardes, the capital city of the ancient Kingdom of Lydia, visit the Church built on the foundations of the Temple of Artemis (7C). Continue to Alasehir, ancient Philadelphia (7C). Return to Izmir, visit St.Policarp Church (7C). Overnight in Izmir. Including: Breakfast / Dinner
Day 7: Ephesus - Kusadasi.
Drive to Ephesus where St. Paul stayed a while,visit ancient city,House of the Virgin Mary, the Basilica of St. John (7C), continue to Miletos where St. Paul gave a speech to spread Christianity. Overnight in Kusadasi. Including: Breakfast / Dinner
Day 8: Pamukkale - Hierapolis-Laodicea.
Complete the tour of Hierapolis, see the wonderful formation of stalactites in Pamukkale (Cotton Castle), the Roman Bath which later became a church, then visit Laodicea, one of the Seven Churches of the Revelation, continue to Kusadasi for overnight. Including: Breakfast / Dinner
Day 9: Kusadasi - Patmos (Greek Island) - Kusadasi.
Daily tour to the Greek Island of Patmos by private boat. Visit the cave of Revelation and St. Johns Monastery. Return to Kusadasi for overnight. Including: Breakfast / Dinner
Day 10: Aphrodisias - Laodicea Pamukkale.
Visit Aphrodisias, Laodicea (7C) and Hierapolis, overnight in Pamukkale. Including: Breakfast / Dinner
Day 11: Pisidian Antioch - Iconium - Cappadocia.
Visit Pisidian Antioch, Konya (Iconium), the Mevlana Mosque and Mouseleum, proceed to Cappadocia for overnight. Including: Breakfast / Dinner
Day 12: Cappadocia.
Visit Goreme, Zelve Valley, Underground City. Overnight in Cappadocia. Including: Breakfast / Dinner
Day 13: Cappadocia - Tarsus - Antioch.
Depart to Tarsus, the birthplace of St. Paul, continue to Antakya (Biblical city of Antioch) where St. Paul and St. Barnabas stayed. Overnight in Antakya. Including: Breakfast / Dinner
Day 13: Istanbul.
Transfer to Istanbul airport for departure.
- 13 Nights, 4 or 5 Star Hotel Accommodation including breakfast and dinner
- 1 Domestic Flight Ticket from Antakya to Istanbul.
- All sightseeing tours as described in the itinerary.
- Travel Insurance.
- All Entrance Fees.
- All admission fees to the visited sites.
- Biblical expert English speaking professional tour guide.
- All meals as stated in the itinerary. Breakfast and Dinner.
- Transportation with New brand Mercedes Luxury Van.
- All Taxes and service fees.
- Any tips to guide.
- Driver or staff at hotels.
- Items of a personal nature.
- Drinks with meals (except the drinks served with breakfast) and medical services.