Tour Duration: 14 nights / 15 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
1 night Ankara, 2 nights Cappadocia, 2 nights Adana, 1 night Konya, 2 nights Antalya
1 night Pamukkale, 2 nights Izmir, 1 night Ayvalik, 2 nights Istanbul
Day 1: Ankara.
Arrive in Ankara. Upon arrival in Ankara via Istanbul, you will be greeted and taken to your hotel. Balance of the day is at leisure. Including: Dinner
Day 2: Ankara - Cappadocia.
This morning, you begin with a visits to Anatolian Civilization Museum and the Mausoleum of Kemal Ataturk, the founder of the Turkish Republic. In the afternoon, proceed to Cappadocia, traveling along the shores of the great Salt Lake. Arrive in Cappadocia late this afternoon. Including: Breakfast / Dinner
Day 3: Cappadocia.
Today you have a full day excursion into the magical moonscape of Cappadocias rocky hills and valleys. Dominated by Erciyes Dagi (Mt. Argaeus), Cappadocia was fi rst settled by ancient people, and was home to Romans and early Christians. You visit Goreme Church Valley, Zelve, Avanos, Uchisar, and see best of the many churches caved into the rocks throughout the region. Including: Breakfast / Dinner
Day 4: Cappadocia - dana.
Today begins at Kaymakli underground city, used by early Christians to escape from persecutors. Driving south, you visit Caravanserais before arriving in Adana. Including: Breakfast / Dinner
Day 5: Adana - Antioch - Adana.
This morning, you drive to Antioch, the center where Paul, Peter and Barnabas established a very large church which became the center of the missionary activities. Here the followers of Christ were called Christians for the first time. Visit the port of Samandag, Seleucia, from which Paul sailed to Cyprus. Later visit the Grotto of St. Peter and the impressive Mosaic Museum. Return to Adana for dinner and overnight. Including: Breakfast / Dinner
Day 6: Adana - Tarsus - Derbe - Iconium.
Today, you drive to Tarsus, birthplace of Apostle Paul, to see the town, Cleopatra Gate and St. Pauls Well. Driving along the Mediterranean coastline, you pass the towns of Pompeipolis, Corycos, and Silifke. Stop at Derbe where Paul preached before arriving at Iconium. Including: Breakfast / Dinner
Day 7: Iconium - Antalya.
Follow the steps of Apostle Paul in Lystra and Antioch-of-Pisidia, the fi rst two cities where Paul preached. Arrive in Antalya. (B, D)
Day 8: Antalya - Perge - Aspendos - Side - Antalya.
Explore the ancient Pamphylian, Hellenistic and Roman cities of Perge, Side and Aspendos. The ruins of Perges stadium and theater prove the citys majesty. In Side, explore the seaside theatre, Roman baths and ruins. Large enough for 15,000 spectators, the theatre in Aspendos is the best preserved in the Mediterranean area. Including: Breakfast / Dinner
Day 9: Antalya - Laodicea - Hierapolis.
We arrive in Laodicea today. The Church of Laodicea was warned for its indifference. Enjoy the rest of the day in the cotton castles of Pamukkale (Hierapolis), where cascading hot springs flow into limestone basins. Including: Breakfast / Dinner
Day 10: Hierapolis - Philadelhia - Sardes - Izmir.
Our first visit today is Philadelphia, one of the Seven Churches of Revelation. Drive on to Sardes, the prosperous ancient capital of the Lydian Empire known for legendary King Midas and his Golden Touch. Continue to Izmir (ancient Smyrna) and visit the Church of St. Polycarp. Izmir is the birthplace of Homer. Including: Breakfast / Dinner
Day 11: Izmir - Ephesus - Izmir.
Drive to Ephesus, the greatest metropolis of Asia Minor during the times of Apostle Paul. The extensive excavation includes 2,000 year old marble streets, a magnifi cent theatre where St.Paul preached, the Library of Celsius and the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Paul ministered in Ephesus for 3 years. We will visit the stone cottage of St. Mary and the Basilica and tomb of St. John. Return to Izmir. Including: Breakfast / Dinner
Day 12: Izmir - Pergamum - Thyatira - Ayvalik.
Drive to Pergamum where you visit the Asclepion, ancient healing center. Stroll through the acropolis and visit the Archaeological Museum. Then drive to Thyatira, smallest of the seven churches. Lydia, the seller of purple cloth in Philippi was originally from Thyatira. Finally, you drive to the coastal city of Ayvalik for dinner and overnight. Including: Breakfast / Dinner
Day 13: Ayvalik - Alexandria Troas - Istanbul.
Drive along the coast to Alexandria Troas where Paul had a vision to take the gospel to Europe. Next, visit Troy, city of the Trojan horse legend, and observe nine layers of civilization. En route to Istanbul, you stop at Bursa, city of many thermal hot springs and site of the Ecumenical Councils during the Roman Empire. Arrive in Istanbul. Including: Breakfast
Day 14: Istanbul.
A morning city tour features Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, the Roman Hippodrome and a brief visit to the Topkapi Palace. Afternoon is free. You can visit the Grand Bazaar and Spice Market on your own. Including: Breakfast
Day 15: Departure.
You will be transferred to airport for departure. (B)
- 14 Nights, 4 Star or 5 Star Hotel Accommodation including breakfast and Dinner.
- 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.