• 15 Day St. Paul's Biblical Tour
  • 15 Day St. Paul's Biblical Tour
  • 15 Day St. Paul's Biblical Tour
  • 15 Day St. Paul's Biblical Tour
  • 15 Day St. Paul's Biblical Tour
  • 15 Day St. Paul's Biblical Tour
  • 15 Day St. Paul's Biblical Tour
  • 15 Day St. Paul's Biblical Tour
  • 15 Day St. Paul's Biblical Tour
  • 15 Day St. Paul's Biblical Tour

Tour overview

Here is an essential biblical package for Christians about the missionary of St.Paul in Turkey. The tour package includes all of the significant early Christian sites in Turkey as well as providing detailed information regarding the early Christian History in Anatolia. 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Istanbul Old City, Hagia Sophia, Chora Museum, Ephesus, Adana, Tarsus, Cappadocia, Pisidian, Antalya, Antioch, Pamukkale Nicea.

Itinerary

Welcome to Turkey Istanbul Airport. Meet with TravelShop Booking staff and transfer to your hotel & check in. You will be given your room key and the rest of the day is yours to explore Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul.

VISITED PLACES

Istanbul

(Breakfast included)

After breakfast between 08:00 am and 09:30 am pick up from hotel. Final timing one day before will be given you by your tour consultant. Visit to HAGIA SOPHIA GRAND MOSQUE: The Hagia Sophia, previously known as the Church of Divine Wisdom, is simply the best of its kind! Hagia Sophia is the greatest surviving example of Byzantine Architecture. For 1000 years it was once the largest church in the world, decorated with stunning 6th century golden mosaics. Today it is a mosque. Than visit UNDERGROUND CISTERN which is thought to have been built after the Nika revolt in 532 AD. It was known as the Basilica Cistern during the Roman period, as there was a Stoa Basilica above the pre-existing one at the time. HIPPODROME Ancient Hippodrome, the scene of chariot races, with the three monuments; the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine. Lunch break at 13:00 pm. After the lunch, Murtis Tour will take you to the GRAND SPICE BAZAAR which is a unique atmosphere with reasonable prices for your shopping. Here you will find; Exotic Spices and Herbs, Turkish Baklava, Turkish Delights, Turkish Coffee, nuts and fruits, small souvenirs such as Ceramic Handicrafts, Evil Eyes totems, all naturel olive oil, soaps and many other goods in Souvenir Shops and stores. Short drive to CHORA MUSEUM, church of Saint Savior in Chora, which has remarkable Byzantine mosaics. After the tour, transfer back to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.

VISITED PLACES

Istanbul

(Breakfast and Dinner included)

After breakfast, we drive to Ankara. Arrive in Ankara (Capital of Turkey), sight - seeing of Ankara: see the Anatolian Civilization Museum, the Temple of Augustus and Ataturk’s Mausoleum. Drive to our hotel for dinner and overnight stay in Ankara.

VISITED PLACES

Istanbul Ankara

(Breakfast and Dinner included)

After breakfast, continue to Cappadocia with a lunch / rest stop in Aksaray. We will travel to Cappadocia scenic Ihlara Valley, where early Christians carved some 3, 500 cave churches from the tufa rock. The beauty and quaintness of these chapels, with numerous wall paintings and Christian symbols, is astonishing. Persecuted Christians - tens of thousands of them - escaping into the earth to flee Arab invaders in the tenth century, tunneled out more than twenty underground cities of refuge here in Cappadocia. Such cities, with carved rooms for kitchens, sleeping quarters, stables, and chapels for worship, descend five to ten stories into the earth. At Ozkonak Underground City, one of the best preserved of these cities, you will enjoy your own guided tour into this amazing region. Overnight in a Cappadocia.

VISITED PLACES

Ankara Cappadocia

(Breakfast and Dinner included)

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 BC Now visit UCHISAR, GOREME and ZELVE, then AVANOS, to visit one of its famous, pottery workshops. Later return to your hotel for overnight stay.

VISITED PLACES

Cappadocia

(Breakfast and Dinner included)

After breakfast drive to Tarsus, birthplace of St. Paul. See St. Pauls Well, Cleopatras Gate and the Ancient City. It was near here that a Great Fish "vomited out Jonas upon the dry land". Later return to your hotel. Dinner and overnight in Adana

VISITED PLACES

Adana Cappadocia

(Breakfast and Dinner included)

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 Grotto and the exquisite Mosaic Museum. View the old city of Iskenderun before beginning the return, driving to Mersin for dinner and overnight stay.

VISITED PLACES

Adana Antakya Mersin

(Breakfast and Dinner included)

Depart westward along the Mediterranean shoreline, a famous coastal road. Take a lunch break in Anamur. See City of the Monophystie Archbishop of Seleucia. Dinner and overnight in Antalya.

VISITED PLACES

Antalya Mersin

(Breakfast and Dinner included)

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.

VISITED PLACES

Antalya

(Breakfast and Dinner included)

After breakfast drive to Laodicea (Rev. 3:14 - 22), which will take you back to the first century and was condemned by St. John in Revelation Acts (4:15). Then drive to Hierapolis (Pamukkale) and explore incredible excavations; including a Byzantine church, the Great Theatre, the Temple of Apollo, and the Plutonium, which pagan cults once called “the entrance to hell.” Examine the intriguing sites of the Churches of Revelation. At Hierapolis (Pamukkale), enjoy the “Cotton Castles” of brilliant white calcium rock formations and hot - water travertines, where hot mineral waters emerge from the earth and cascade over cliffs. As the water-cools, the calcium precipitates and clings to the cliffs, forming snowy white travertines (waterfalls of white stone), which give credence to the name Pamukkale, meaning “cotton castle”. This enchanting place is one of the natural wonders of Asia Minor. The churches here in Hierapolis, Colossae, and Laodicea once flourished under the ministry of Epaphras (Colossians 4:12 - 13). Dinner and overnight in Pamukkale.

VISITED PLACES

Antalya Pamukkale

(Breakfast and Dinner included)

After breakfast drive to Philadelphia (Rev. 3:7 - 12), your Bible will come alive as you read it in light of firsthand study. This city was located along the important trade route that linked Pergamum in the north with Laodicea to the south. In A.D. 17, an earthquake devastated twelve Asian cities, including Philadelphia, and for a time the people lived in fear of aftershocks. Philadelphia was rebuilt with help from Emperor Tiberius. At Sardis (Rev. 3:1 - 5), your thoughts will turn to the Old Testament period following the 586 B.C. destruction of Jerusalem. That was the time when the phrase “rich as Croesus” originated. Croesus (560 - 546 B.C..) was the king of Lydia, and Sardis was his capital. Gold was discovered in the Pactolus River at Sardis and it was here that coinage began, as we know it. Cyrus and the Persians defeated and captured Croesus for all his wealth and made Sardis the administrative center for the western part of their empire. The fabled Royal Road connected Sardis with the Persian cities to the east. Sardis was the hardest hit of the twelve cities destroyed in the earthquake of A.D. 17. Emperor Tiberius, according to the Annals of the historian Tacitus, gave much relief towards its rebuilding. Your visit to Sardis will include the imperial court and the ancient Jewish synagogue. You will rest in the shade of the Temple of Artemis, while studying in the light of prophetic Scripture. Dinner and overnight in Kusadasi.

VISITED PLACES

Pamukkale Kusadasi Sardis

(Breakfast and Dinner included)

After breakfast drive to Ephesus (Rev. 2:1 - 7), major port city on the Aegean, was the commercial, political, and religious center of all of Asia Minor. After a lunatic completely burned, the Temple of Diana (Artemis) on the night that Alexander the Great was born in 356 B.C. the Ephesians worked for 120 years to complete a magnificent reconstructed temple, one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world. The city became part of the Roman Empire in the second century B.C. As a Roman capital of Asia Minor, Ephesus boasted a population approaching 250,000 people. The Apostle Paul’s first visit to Ephesus was brief—during his second missionary tour (Acts 18:19 - 21). His second visit lasted about three years—during his third missionary tour (Acts 19:1 to 20:31). Luke’s account of the worship of Diana appears in Acts 19:34 - 35. The Great Theatre (stadium) mentioned in Acts 19:29 - 31 could seat 25,000 people. Walk the marble - paved street with grooves made by chariot wheels. See the Fountain of Trojan, the Library of Celsus and the Great Theatre. Visit the Chapel of the Virgin Mary (Double Church), where the Third Ancient Council convened. We visit The House of Virgin Mary where she spent her latest years. Enjoy St. Johns Basilica (built on the site of the Apostle John’s tomb) and ponder the remains of the Temple of Diana. Overnight in Kusadasi.

VISITED PLACES

Kusadasi

(Breakfast and Dinner included)

This morning take a beautiful drive to Izmir (ancient Smyrna), After visiting the St. Policarp church in Izmir, continue to Pergamum, with its Acropolis and Great Theatre, the steepest of the ancient world. Revelation 2:12 - 16 describes the city as “where Satan’s seat is,” a reference to the altar of Zeus, where we pause for reflection on the fulfillment of Scripture. Nearby, visit the Red Basilica; once a pagan temple, it later converted into a Christian church. Finally, walk through the Pergamum Asclepion, the famous medical center of antiquity. Overnight in Izmir.

VISITED PLACES

Kusadasi Bergama

(Breakfast included)

After breakfast long drive to Nicea through Bursa. At Nicea, you will see remains of Constantine’s palace, now covered by the water at the shore of Lake Iznik. It was here in this palace chapel that the First Ancient Church Council convened in A.D. 325 to produce the Nicene Creed. Enjoy Nicea’s St. Sophia Church, where the Seventh Church Council convened in 787. Continue to Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul

VISITED PLACES

Istanbul Bergama Iznik

(Breakfast included)

After breakfast transfer to Istanbul Airport for your flight back home. We hope your tour was a memorable one and we look forward to seeing you in the future on another TravelShop Booking Tour. Have a safe trip back home and thanks for choosing TravelShop Booking.

VISITED PLACES

Istanbul

Routes

Included

• 3 nights hotel in Istanbul - Pullman Hotel or Ramada Hotel Golden Horn

• 1 night hotel in Ankara - Radisson Blue Hotel

• 2 nights hotels in Cappadocia - Antique Cave House Hotel or Suhan Hotel

• 1 night hotel in Adana - Ramada Adana Hotel

• 1 night hotel in Mersin - Ramada Mersin Hotel

• 2 nights hotel in Antalya - Best Western Khan Hotel

• 1 night hotel in Pamukkale - Pam Thermal Hotel

• 2 nights hotel in Kusadasi - Comfort Ada Class Hotel

• 1 night hotel in Izmir - Karaca Hotel

Please Note: If the above hotels are not available then we will provide the similar category hotels.

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• Professional English - speaking tour guide

• 14 breakfasts

• 11 dinners

• Transportation in a fully air - conditioned, non - smoking coach

• Arrival transfer from Istanbul Airport 

• Return transfer to Istanbul Airport

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• Istanbul City tour

• Guided Ankara tour

• Guided Cappadocia tour

• Guided Adana tour

• Guided Mersin / Antakya tour

• Guided Antalya tour

• Guided Pamukkale tour

• Guided Ephesus tour

• Guided Pergamum tour

• Guided Nicea Tour

• All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary

Please check the information below before your departure 1- International & Domestic Flight Tickets 2- Covid-19 PCR Test 3- Tour Itinenary 4- Confirmed Documents are sent by us to include Hotel reservations etc. 5- Domestic Flight Tickets if any (Please check your title/name spelling printed correctly) 6- Passport Validation Terms 7- Visa if needed (check before your trip for the dates on your visa) 8- If visa needed, please ask us for invitation letter to ease the visa application process 9- Flight details for on time Airport transfer services 10- Observe the luggage limitation by Airlines for domestic flights if any 11- Obtain emergency contact details from our office

Excluded

• International flights

•  Domestic flights

Please Note: Domestic flight price for adult travelers is approximately Euros: 50,00 for one way and for under 2 years old, approximately Euros: 20,00 as an insurance policy.

• Insurance

Istanbul

• 1001 Nights Dinner Show

• Bosphorus Dinner Cruise

• Whirling Dervishes Show

• Isfanbul (Vialand) Tour

• Turkish Bath Tour 

• Istanbul Aquarium Tour

• Guided Istanbul Prince's Island Tour

• Guided Istanbul Miniaturk Museum and Shopping Tour

• Guided Istanbul Dolmabahce Palace Tour

Cappadocia

• Hot Air Ballooning

• Turkish Night Show

• Whirling Dervishes Show

• Turkish Bath Tour 

• ATV Safari

• SUV Safari

• Horse Riding

Kusadasi

• Boat Tour

• Turkish Bath Tour 

Pamukkale

• Hot Air Ballooning

• Paragliding

• Rafting

• Whirling Dervishes Show

• Turkish Bath Tour 

 Antalya

• Rafting Tour

• Turkish Bath Tour 

• Cable Car Tour

• Boat Tour

• Aquarium Tour

• Land of Legends Tour

• City tax

• Turkey entry visa

• Personal expenses: Extras at hotel or additional meals

• Tipping: Tips for guides and drivers

• Insurance: All types

• Any others expenses which are not mentioned in the "included" section

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