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20 DAYS ST. PAULS MISSIONARY TOUR

 
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Duration:
20 days 19 nights
Depart From:
Ankara
Tour Ending:
Athens
Route:
Ankara, Cappadocia, Adana, Mersin, Alanya, Antalya, Pamukkale, Philadelphia, Kusadasi, Ephesus, Pergamon, Istanbul, Thessaloniki, Veria, Meteora, Delphi, Athens, Corin

Itinerary

Day 1 - Ankara - Arrival Day

(Dinner included)
Start Time: 10:00 AM - End Time: 06:30 PM
Arrive in Ankara (Capital of Turkey), Meet your guide who will transfer you to your Hotel for dinner and overnight stay in Ankara.

Day 2 - Ankara - Cappadocia

(Breakfast and dinner included)
Start Time: 10:00 AM - End Time: 06:30 PM
After breakfast, sight-seeing of Ankara: see the Anatolian Civilization Museum, the temple of Augustus and Ataturk's Mausoleum. 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.

Day 3 - Cappadocia

(Breakfast and dinner included)
Start Time: 10:00 AM - End Time: 06:30 PM
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 B.C. Now visit UCHISAR, GOREME and ZELVE, then AVANOS, to visit one of its famous, pottery workshops. Later return to your hotel for overnight stay.

Day 4 - Tarsus - Adana

(Breakfast and dinner included)
Start Time: 10:00 AM - End Time: 06:30 PM
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.

Day 5 - Antakya - Antioch - Mersin

(Breakfast and dinner included)
Start Time: 10:00 AM - End Time: 06:30 PM
Full Day excursion to Antakya (Antioch). Here Jesus' followers were first called Christians (Acts 11:26) Peter, Paul and also Barnabas preached here. Visit St. Peters'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.

Day 6 - Anamur - Alanya

(Breakfast and dinner included)
Start Time: 10:00 AM - End Time: 06:30 PM
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.

Day 7 - Antalya

(Breakfast and dinner included)
Start Time: 10:00 AM - End Time: 06:30 PM
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.

Day 8 - Pamukkale

(Breakfast and dinner included)
Start Time: 10:00 AM - End Time: 06:30 PM
Proceed to Laodicea which was condemned by St. John in Revelation 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

Day 9 - Philadelphia - Sardes - Kusadasi

(Breakfast and dinner included)
Start Time: 10:00 AM - End Time: 06:30 PM
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 CYBELE & DIANA, which became later a church, see the royal road. Continue to Kusadasi. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 10 - Ephesus

(Breakfast and dinner included)
Start Time: 10:00 AM - End Time: 06:30 PM
Drive to Selcuk. Visit the monastery of St. John and Ephesus, the best preserved ancient city in the world. See the Library of Celsus, a Stadium where Paul Preached (Acts 19), and the Theatre. Depart for Kusadasi, a port near Ephesus. Then have dinner and overnight stay.

Day 11 - Izmir (Smyrna)

(Breakfast and dinner included)
Start Time: 10:00 AM - End Time: 06:30 PM
This morning take a beautiful drive to Izmir (ancient Smyrna), After visiting of the St. Policarp church in) Izmir. Continue to in Akhisar, ancient commercial place in connection with TROY & Sardes. Overnight in Bergama.

Day 12 - Pergamon

(Breakfast and dinner included)
Start Time: 10:00 AM - End Time: 06:30 PM
Early departure to BERGAMA (Pergamon), to visit the Acropolis, high above the plain. See the pagan Temples and Altar of Zeus. Proceed to BURSA, first capital of the Ottoman Empire. Overnight in Bergama.

Day 13 - Iznik (Nicea) - Istanbul

(Breakfast and dinner included)
Start Time: 10:00 AM - End Time: 06:30 PM
Drive to Iznik (Nicea) where the Nicean Creed was formed. Depart for Istanbul by ferry. Ancient Hippodrome, Blue Mosque. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 14 - Istanbul

(Breakfast and dinner included)
Start Time: 10:00 AM - End Time: 06:30 PM
Start for Istanbul City Tour. Visit Hagia Sophia and then Topkapi Palace. Following the lunch, we start cruising the Bosphorus. Return to the hotel for Overnight stay.

Day 15 - Kavala

(Breakfast and dinner included)
Start Time: 10:00 AM - End Time: 06:30 PM
At noon we are met by our Greek guide and we drive from the Greek/Turkish borders to Kavala passing by Alexandroupolis. Dinner and overnight at Hotel.

Day 16 - Kavala - Philippi - Thessaloniki

(Breakfast and dinner included)
Start Time: 10:00 AM - End Time: 06:30 PM
After breakfast at hotel, we drive to Philippi, the site where the apostle Paul came and worked, establishing a strong church. We see the river where Lydia is thought to have been baptized, the ruins of a Prison where Paul and Sylas had been kept, the Agora, 5th and 6th century Basilica and the Theater. Late that afternoon we arrive at Thessaloniki for dinner and overnight.

Day 17 - Thessaloniki- Veria - Meteora - Kalambaka

(Breakfast and dinner included)
Start Time: 10:00 AM - End Time: 06:30 PM
In the morning, after a short city tour of Thessaloniki, we drive to Berea. We see the Byzantine mosaic in the monument commemorating his preaching. Lunch on your own.Then we proceed our drive to Meteora where we visit in the afternoon the fantastic and breathtaking Byzantine monasteries. Monks seeking isolation and spiritual salvation first built those monasteries in the 14th century. Dinner and overnight at Kalambaka.

Day 18 - Kalambaka - Delphi - Athens

(Breakfast and dinner included)
Start Time: 10:00 AM - End Time: 06:30 PM
After breakfast at Hotel drive to Delphi, we visit the archaeological site of Delphi: the Sanctuary of Apollo, the Treasury of the Athenians, and the Museum containing such masterpieces of ancient Greek sculpture as the bronze Charioteer and the famous athlete Aghias. Lunch on your own. Drive to Athens for dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 19 - Athens - Corinth

(Breakfast and dinner included)
Start Time: 10:00 AM - End Time: 06:30 PM
At 08:00 a.m. our excursion out of Athens takes us by the Saronic Gulf, where in 480 BC history's root was changed. We stop at the historic Corinthian Canal where we take pictures. We arrive at ancient Corinth Here, we see all of the sites associated with his ministry: the Agora, the Temple of Apollo, the Roman Odeon, the Bema and Gallio's Seat. We see the ruins of early Christian 5th century basilica in Cenchreae before returning to Athens. In the afternoon we enjoy our half-Day sightseeing tour of Athens. We climb up to the marble-capped Acropolis and visit among the other buildings the famous Parthenon and the Erechtheum. We now have become time travelers! Then, we go to nearby Mars' Hill (Areopagus) (Acts 17:22) where the Apostle Paul delivered his soul-stirring sermon to the giants of philosophy, logic and learning. Our tour continues with the highlights of modern Athens. In the evening optional dinner in Greek traditional restaurant with music and dance. Return to hotel late at night and overnight.

Day 20 - Athens - End of Tour

(Breakfast included)
Start Time: 10:00 AM - End Time: 06:30 PM
After breakfast check out from the hotel. We hope your tour was a memorable one and we look forward to seeing you in the future on another TravelShop Turkey Tour. Have a safe trip back home and thanks for choosing TravelShop Turkey.

Highlights

Istanbul Tour, Topkapi Palace , Blue Mosque , Hippodrome , Grand bazaar
Ankara Tour, Anatolian Civilization Museum
Cappadocia Tour, Ihlara Valley , Uchisar , Zelve , Göreme , Avanos, Kaymakli
Adana / Mersin, St. Paul's Well, Christians , Peter's Grotto , Mosaic Museum , Iskenderun .
Antalya, Side , Perge , Aspendos , Monophystie Archbishop of Seleucia and St. John in Revelation
Pamukkale tour, Hierapolis and Necropolis
Izmir, Manisa and Kusadasi, Ephesus tour, St. John , Paul Preached , Alasehir Pergamon Tour, Acropolis, the steepest, Asklepieion, Altar of Zeus, Throne of Satan Library of Alexandria in Egypt

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Including

  • Arrival airport transfer from Istanbul Ataturk Airport
  • 19 nights first class hotels including breakfast and dinner
  • Domestic flight from Istanbul to Ankara
  • Private Boat Cruise in Istanbul
  • All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach
  • Professional English-speaking tour guides

Excluding

  • International flights
  • Personal expenses: Lunches, extras at hotel or additional meals
  • Tipping: Tips for guides and drivers
  • Insurance: All types

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