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In The Steps of St. PAUL

Day 1 – Arrival at  Istanbul and flight  to Adana with  Turkish Airlines. Transfer to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 2 – Full day excursion to  Antakya (Biblical Antioch), the headquarters of St. Paul’s Missionary Journeys. Visits to  St. Peter’s grotto and the famous mosaics museum. Return to Adana for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 3 – Drive from Adana to  Konya. Visit to Tarsus, the  birth place of St.Paul, the Gate of Cleopatra and  St. Paul’s well. Arrival at  Konya in the afternoon and a short  sightseeing tour  of Konya including the  Mausoleum of Mevlana, the founder of the sect of the whirling dervishes, the Karatay Medrese(theological college), the Alaaddin mosque, etc. Dinner and overnight stay in Konya.

Day 4 – Departure from the hotel in the morning. Drive to  Antalya via Yalvac (ancient Psidian Antioch.) Arrival in Antalya  in the afternoon.A short sightseeing tour including the  gate of Hadrian and the  Archaeological Museum. Dinner and overnight stay  in Antalya.

Day 5 – Full day excursion to Perge, Aspendos and Side (three ancient towns of Greco – Roman civilizations). Return to  Antalya for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 6 – Departure from the hotel in the morning and noon time arrival at  Pamukkale, the  spa center with its beautiful white travertines. Visit to ancient Hierapolis in the afternoon which is in walking distance from your hotel. Dinner and overnight stay  at a nice hotel with a  hot spring swimming pool.

Day 7 – Departure from the hotel in the morning to  Kusadasi , a summer resort at the Aegean coast. Visits to  Laodicea, one of the seven churches, and Aphrodisias, another one  of the Greco-Roman towns. Dinner and overnight stay in Kusadasi.

Day 8 – Morning excursion to Priene, Miletus and Didyma. Priene and Miletus are  two cities of the Hellenistic era. At Didyma you will admire the Temple of Apollo of the 2nd Century B.C.
In the afternoon, visits to  the famous ruins of Ephesus with its marble streets, temples, agoras, etc., the  House of Virgin Mary and the  Basilica of St. John. Arrival at  Izmir for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 9 – Full day excursion to Sardes and Philadelphia, two of the seven churches of Revelation. In Sardes , you will see a Roman gymnasium with a synagogue in its courtyard and the temple of Artemis. In Philadelphia, visit to the city walls and frescoes on the arches of an early Christian church. You will return to Izmir for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 10 – Departure from the hotel after breakfast. Visits to Thyatira and Pergamon where  you will cover two more of the seven churches. Especially in Pergamon, you will see Acropolis, the ancient hospital, the Archaeological Museum and the Temple of Serapis. Arrival at Ayvalik for dinner and overnight stay  at a seaside hotel.

Day 11 – Departure from the hotel in the morning. Arrival at  Canakkale , a town at  the Dardanelles. Visits to Assos and Alexander Troas, the two places visited by St.Paul and the famous ruins of Troy. Dinner and overnight stay  in Canakkale.

Day 12 – Departure from the hotel in the morning and crossing of the  Dardanelles by a ferry from Asia to Europe. Lunch on the European side of the Dardanelles. Drive to Istanbul for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 13 – Bosphorus cruise in the morning along the Rumelihisar fortress, fishing villages etc. Visits to the Topkapi Palace with its Treasury, China Collection and the Harem section and also to the  Mosque of Suleymaniye (Soliman the Magnificent) and the Grand Covered Bazaar. Dinner and overnight stay  at the hotel.

Day 14 – Transfer to the airport for the departure flight in the morning.  End of our services.
 


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