St. Pauls Missionary Tour

St. Pauls Missionary Tour Includes:
- Pick-up from the / Hotels or from your airport.
Start City : hotels, Airport
End City : hotels, Airport
Scheduled / Operates on : Jan 1st 2017 - Dec 31st 2017: Daily
Tour Highlights : 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.

 

St. Pauls Missionary Tour program

St. Pauls Missionary Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Ankara.
Arrive in Ankara. Upon arrival in Ankara via Istanbul, youwill be greeted and taken to your hotel. Balance of the day is at leisure. (D)

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. (B,D)

Day 3: Cappadocia.
Today you have a full day excursion into the magical moonscape of Cappadocia’s 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. (B, D)

Day 4: Cappadocia-Adana.
Today begins at Kaymakli underground city, used by early Christians to escape from persecutors. Driving south, you visit Caravanserais before arriving in Adana. (B, D)

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. (B, D)

Day 6: Adana-Tarsus-Derbe-Iconium.
Today, you drive to Tarsus, birthplace of Apostle Paul, to see the town, Cleopatra Gate and St. Paul’s 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. (B, D)

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 Perge’s stadium and theater prove the city’s 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. (B, D)

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. (B, D)

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. (B, D)

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. (B, D)

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. (B, D)

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. (B, D)

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. (B, D)

Day 15: Departure.
You will be transferred to airport for departure. (B).

Included in the package
- Hotel accommodation in superior tourist class hotels.
- Accommodation based on twin with private facilities.
- Continental breakast (B), Lunch (L) and course dinners (D) as per the itinaries.
- Airport / Hotel / Airport transfers.
- Modern air conditioned coach with reclining seats.
- Welcome drink.
- Hotel tips, local taxes and service charges.

Not included in the package
- Travel insurance.
- Any item of a personal nature such as laundry, telephone calls etc.
- Passport & Visa Costs.
- Airport taxes.
- Any items not mentioned in above-mentioned itinerary.

 

Take with you

  • Camera.
  • Hat.
  • Comfortable shoes.
  • Water.

Included in price
Professional English speaking guide (tour in other language is available).
Air conditioned vehicle with the driver
All entrance fees stated in the program.
All local taxes.
Lunch (optional)
No extra or hidden costs!

Excluded in price
Tipping and drinks.

 

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