Biblical Tour

 Code  T01
 Category  TURKEY
 Duration  7 days 6 nights

 

 

Istanbul, Antakya, Tarsus, Cappadocia, , Konya, Pamukkale, Kusadasi…

Day 01 | ARRIVAL  ISTANBUL 

Upon arrival at Istanbul in the morning, meet & greet local guide. Breakfast then Mass at 10:00 at St. Antoine Church. Visit Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia Church, Blue Mosque, Byzantine Hippodrome. Proceed to Spice Market and local Carpet Showrooms. 

 Lunch and Dinner at Local Restaurant. Overnight in Istanbul (B-L-D)

Day 02 | ISTANBUL – HATAY – ANTAKYA 

After breakfast, check out of hotel. Take flight to Hatay ETD Istanbul 09:40, ETA Hatay at 11:25. Upon arrival, proceed to Antioch where Paul & Barnabbas set out the first missionary journey. Visit St Peter’s Church, Mosaic Museum & Selencia Piera. 

 Lunch at Local Restaurant. Dinner and Overnight in Antakya  (B-L-D)

Day 03 | ANTAKYA – TARSUS - CAPPADOCIA

After breakfast, check out of hotel. Leave for Tarsus, the birth place of St Paul. Continue to Cappadocia to visit Eski Gumus monastery & the underground city of Kaymakli. 

Lunch at Local Restaurant. Dinner and Overnight in Cappadocia  (B-L-D)

Day 04 | CAPPADOCIA - KONYA

(Take the Optional Hot Air Balloon tour of the valley early morning). 

After having breakfast visit Pigeon Valley, Uchisar, Mucilar, Goreme Open Air Museum and the Village of Zelve. Also Pottery , Rug & Winery at Avanos. Then drive to Konya for Overnight

Lunch at Local Restaurant. Dinner and Overnight in Konya  (B-L-D)

Day 05 | KONYA  - YALVAC - PAMUKKALE

After have a breakfast check out of hotel. Visit Mevlana Museum and the Karatay Medrasa. After lunch, leave for Psidian Antioch where St Paul delivered his First recorded sermon at the Synagogue. Proceed to Pamukkale for dinner and overnight.

Lunch at Local Restaurant. Dinner and Overnight in Pamukkale  (B-L-D)

Day 06 | PAMUKKALE - KUSADASI

After having breakfast check out of hotel and proceed to Pamukkale visiting Laodicea on the way. Visit the ancient Hierapolis, Necropolis, and the Cotton Shaped Travertines. After lunch, drive to the House of the Virgin Mary on top of Mt Coressus. Visit Ephesus afterwards with visit to local Leather Shops. 

Lunch at Local Restaurant. Dinner and Overnight in Kusadası  (B-L-D)

Day 7 | KUSADASI

After breakfast checking out of hotel, Depart for Izmir Airport.

Prices includes:

Hotel + Airport Transfers + Tours + Guide + Museums

INCLUSIONS:

•    6 Nights stay at the mentioned above hotels or similar on BB Istanbul stay. HB stay outside Istanbul

•    6 days breakfast at hotel.

•    All lunch and dinner at local restaurants or hotel according to the itinerary.

•    All Museums mentioned in the itinerary.

•    Arabic speaking guide

•    All sightseeing with Coach or Minibus or Midibuswith private tours mentioned in the itinerary

•    All airport transfer on Private basis 

•    One small bottle water 0,5lt per day on the tour 

•    All VAT

EXCLUSIONS:

•    Any flights Internationals & Domestic

•    Any tips to driver or guide

•    Drinks at meals (Beverages)

•    Personal expenses