Tour Duration: 17 nights / 18 days
Days of Operation: Private Tour - Regular 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
4 nights Istanbul, 1 night Ankara, 2 nights Cappadocia, 2 nights Adana, 1 night Konya,
2 nights Antalya, 1 night Pamukkale, 1 night Kusadasi, 2 night Izmir, 1 night Canakkale
Day 1: Istanbul.
Transfer to the hotel. Brief city orientation given. Free day at your own leisure. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 2: Istanbul.
After breakfast, visit Topkapi Palace and Hagia Sophia. Following a lunch break, visit the Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Basilica Cistern and Grand Bazaar. Overnight in Istanbul. Including: Breakfast
Day 3: Istanbul.
After breakfast, there is a half-day tour visiting the Spice Market, followed by a ferry cruise through the Bosphorus. A coffee break is given at Ortakoy village. Free afternoon at your own leisure. Overnight in Istanbul. Including: Breakfast
Day 4: Ankara.
Morning departure for Ankara, where you will visit the Mausoleum of Atatrk, the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations; and Angora Castle. Overnight in Ankara. Including: Breakfast / Dinner
Day 5: Cappadocia.
Set off for Cappadocia, a landscape of extraordinary rock formations. Visit Goreme Open Air Museum, Zelve Open Air Museum, Avanos and Uchisar Castle. Overnight in Urgup. Including: Breakfast / Dinner
Day 6: Cappadocia.
Explore Cappadocia further; the land of Saints and early Christians. Ramble in beautiful valleys, discover underground cities and visit old Christian villages. Overnight in Urgup. Including: Breakfast / Dinner
Day 7: Adana.
Depart for Tarsus, the birthplace of St. Paul. Drive through the Taurus Mountains and visit St. Paul's Arch, Cleopatra's Gate and the Well of the Blessed Water. Overnight in Adana. Including: Breakfast / Dinner
Day 8: Adana.
Excursion to Antakya, the Biblical Antioch-on-Orantes. Visit Samandag, the biblical Seleucia Pieria, the Grotto of St. Peter, Titus Water Tunnel and Mosaic Museum. Overnight in Adana. Including: Breakfast / Dinner
Day 9: Konya.
Set off for Konya to visit the Shrine of Mevlana (the mystic philosopher who inspired the 'Whirling Dervishes'), and the Selcuk mosques. Overnight in Konya. Including: Breakfast / Dinner
Day 10: Antalya.
Depart for Yalvac the ancient Antioch-in-Pisidia, where St.Paul's first recorded sermon was given. In the afternoon, drive to Antalya. Overnight in Antalya. Including: Breakfast / Dinner
Day 11: Antalya.
Excursion to the ancient city of Perge, where St. Paul preached, followed by a visit to the Aspendos Theater. Continue on to Side to visit the Temple of Apollon. Overnight in Antalya. Including: Breakfast / Dinner
Day 12: Pamukkale.
Depart for Pamukkale to visit the ancient city of Hierapolis, where St. Philip the Apostle was martyred. Enjoy a leisurely bath in a hot spring pool. Overnight in Pamukkale. Including: Breakfast / Dinner
Day 13: Kusadasi.
Set off for Eskihisar - ancient Laodicea; and visit the its church and ruins, followed by Aphrodisias ancient city featuring the Temple of Aphrodite, Theater, and Hadrian Baths. Overnight in Kusadasi. Including: Breakfast / Dinner
Day 14: Izmir.
Drive to Ephesus to visit the spectacular ruins, the House of Virgin Mary, Archaeological Museum and Basilica of St. John. Stop-off at the picturesque Sirince village. Overnight in Izmir. Including: Breakfast / Dinner
Day 15: Izmir.
Excursion to the Church of St. Policarp, symbolizing the community of the Seven Churches of the Apocalypse, followed by Alexander the Great's "Velvet Castle", Sardis ancient Lydian city and the ancient Philadelphia Church in Alasehir. Overnight in Izmir. Including: Breakfast / Dinner
Day 16: Canakkale.
Morning departure for Akhisar to visit the Church of ancient Thyatira, followed by a visit to the Acropolis and Asclepion in ancient Pergamon. Drive to Canakkale. Overnight in Canakkale. Including: Breakfast / Dinner
Day 17: Istanbul.
Visit the ancient city of Troy. Drive to Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul. Including: Breakfast
Day 18: Departure.
Departure from Istanbul, or, extra nights in Istanbul.
- 17 Nights, 4 Star or 5 Star Hotel Accommodation including breakfast and Dinner.
- All sightseeing tours as described in the itinerary.
- Travel Insurance.
- 1 Domestic Flight from Istanbul to Ankara
- 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.