20 Day St. Pauls Missionary Tour

TST10-062019
Highlights
Ankara: Anatolian Civilization Museum, Cappadocia: Ihlara Valley, Uchisar, Goreme, Zelve, Avanos, Adana: St. Pauls Well, Kaymakli, Mersin: Mosaic Museum, Antalya: Side, Perge, Aspendos, Pamukkale: Hierapolis, Avenue of Tombs, Kusadasi: Alasehir, Cybele and Diana, Ephesus: St. John and Ephesus, Library of Celsus, Izmir: Ancient Smyrna Troy and Sardes, Pergamon: Altar of Zeus, Acropolis, Bergama, Istanbul: Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Bosphorus cruise, Kavala: Alexandroupolis, Strong Church, Thessaloniki: Byzantine mosaic, monument, Byzantine monasteries, Kalambaka: Delphi, Sanctuary of Apollo, Bronze Charioteer, Athlete Aghias, Athens: Saronic Gulf, Corinthian Canal, Arthenon Erechtheum
Day 1 : Ankara - Arrival Day
Dinner Included

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

After breakfast, sight - seeing of Ankara: see the Anatolian Civilization Museum, the temple of Augustus and Ataturks 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 City Tour
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 B.C. Now visit UCHISAR, GOREME and ZELVE, then AVANOS, to visit one of its famous, pottery workshops. Later return to your hotel for your dinner and overnight stay.

Day 4 : Tarsus - Adana
Breakfast and Dinner Included

Visit Kaymakli, a unique underground city. Then 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" Next, to Adana for dinner and overnight stay.



 

Day 5 : Antakya - Antioch - Mersin
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. Peterss 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

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 Antalya

Day 7 : Alanya
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.





 

Day 8 : Ephesus
Breakfast and Dinner Included

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. Dinner and overnight in Pamukkale

 

Day 9 : Philadelphia - Sardes - Kusadasi
Breakfast and Dinner Included

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 and 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

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 in Kusadasi.



 

Day 11 : Izmir (Smyrna)
Breakfast and Dinner Included

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 and Sardes. Dinner and overnight in Izmir.



 

Day 12 : Pergamon
Breakfast and Dinner Included

Early departure to BERGAMA (Pergamon), to visit the Acropolis, high above the plain. See the pagan Temples and Altar of Zeus. Dinner and Overnight in Izmir.



 

Day 13 : Iznik (Nicea) – Istanbul Half Day City Tour
Breakfast Included

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 Half Day City Tour/Bosphorus Cruise
Breakfast Included

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.



 

Day 15 : Istanbul to Kavala-Border Crossing
Breakfast and Dinner Included

At noon we are meet by our Greek guide as we drive from the Greek/Turkish borders to Kavala passing by Alexandroupolis. Dinner and overnight at Hotel in Kavala.



 

Day 16 : Kavala - Philippi - Thessaloniki
Breakfast and Dinner Included

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

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

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

At 08:00 a.m. our excursion out of Athens takes us by the Saronic Gulf, where in 480 BC historys 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 Gallios 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 for dinner and overnight.



 

Day 20 : Athens - End of Tour
Breakfast Included

After breakfast, we 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 us.

Includes

  • 1 night hotel in Ankara
  • 2 nights hotel in Cappadocia
  • Guided Istanbul city tour
  • Guided Ankara City tour
  • Guided Cappadocia Goreme Open Air Museum Tour
  • Professional English - speaking tour guides
  • All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
  • Transportation in a fully air - conditioned, non - smoking coach
  • 2 nights hotel in Istanbul
  • Guided Istanbul Bosphorus cruise
  • Guided Ephesus tour
  • 2 nights hotel in Kusadasi
  • 1 nights hotel in Pamukkale
  • Return airport transfer
  • 2 nights hotel in Antalya
  • Guided Antalya Old City tour with waterfalls
  • Guided Acropolis of Pergamon tour
  • Guided Bursa City tour
  • 2 nights hotel in Izmir
  • Guided Philadelphia, Sardes and Smyrna tour
  • 1 night hotel in Mersin
  • Guided Adana tour
  • Arrival airport transfer from Ankara airport
  • 1 night hotel in Adana
  • 1 night hotel in Kavala
  • 1 night hotel in Thessaloniki
  • 1 night hotel in Kalambaka
  • 2 nights hotel in Athens
  • 19 open buffet breakfasts
  • 17 dinners
  • 2 half day Istanbul City tour
  • Guided Kavala tour
  • Guided Thessaloniki
  • Guided Kalambaka tour
  • Guided Athens tour


Excludes

  • International flights
  • Insurance: All types
  • Turkey entry visa
  • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned at the included section

TRAVELSHOP TURKEY NEW TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
We would like to offer you our updated cancellation policies due to Corona Virus issue.

TravelShop Turkey and Murti’s Tour; cares for the well-being of its guests and its partners very much. As a company, we keep guests’ satisfaction, health & wealth as our priority.

In order to pre-book your tours and benefit from your bookings until the last day, we have made some alterations to ease the process. As a result of this process, you will save time and money and no risk taken when you book to travel with us.

BOOKING PAYMENT CONDITIONS:

TravelShop Turkey and Murti’s Tour; makes it easy to book the tours with an advanced payment of only 25% with the rest of 75% payable on arrival. You can cancel your new bookings anytime until 15 May 2020 up to 2 working days prior to your departure. If you will prefer to make bank transfer for the remaining balance of 75%, you need to make sure that it is received by our side by the tour start date. If through a credit card, you can always make the payment our online service only to be withdrawn by the tours start date.


CANCELLATION PROCEDURES:

TravelShop Turkey and Murti’s Tour; will not apply any penalties to you if you cancel before 2 working days of tour departure date until 15 May 2020, your deposit of 25% to be refunded. This way, our guests will be on the safe side and will not worry about penalties. In case that you have informed us of your arrival/departure flight details and received related confirmations for accommodation and tour programs, yet haven’t showed up for the tour, 25% deposit to be non-refundable. With the exception of ready-made packages, if you require different accommodation venues like any international brand name hotels, your tours would fall under “customized/tailor-made tours” category and hotels’ regulations to be applicable and to be announced within the itinerary. Our aim is not to charge guests’ for a penalty and care for the benefit of the guests that we will comply from here on end. 

 

DOMESTIC FLIGHT PAYMENTS AND CANCELLATIONS:

As we strive to refund our guests fully, we haven’t included our domestic flights. Each domestic flight has its own set of regulations applicable. Therefore, to cover you and keep from a no-show penalties, we will provide our tours without the calculation of domestic flights. 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. When your booking is ascertained, we will require flight ticket price in full. If cancelled, we will comply by Airline Company’s cancellation policy. This way, we would be able to ease the process and provide a comfortable and worry-free travel.  

 

WE TRULY APPRECIATE YOUR COOPERATION

We would like to again underline that our purpose is to cover you from any harm due to this virus issue and help as best we can. You may direct this information to your guests with a comfort and the fact that no loss on their part that, this may help you to travel to Turkey as a popular destination that TravelShop Turkey caters for. TravelShop Turkey has over 1.000 tours in 30 different categories that you can book and purchase with a comfort and confidence as no cancellation fees will be deducted from you.

 

Please let us know in case of any further assistance required by yourselves that we are willing to help in every way that we can.

 

P.S. Besides from the Updated Terms & Conditions, Cancellation Procedures and Domestic Flights Regulations as listed above, all current terms and conditions  on the itineraries still valid and applicable respectively.



 

Available On Dates

16 October, 2019 - 15 March, 2021 Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday Book Now
Ankara - Cappadocia
Cappadocia - Adana
Adana - Icel
Icel - Antalya
Antalya - Pamukkale
Pamukkale - Kusadasi
Kusadasi - Izmir
Izmir - Pergamon
Pergamon - Iznik
Iznik - Istanbul
Istanbul - Kavala
Kavala - Thessaloniki
Thessaloniki - Acharnes
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