IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF ST. PAUL (19 DAYS / 18 NIGHTS)

DAY 1............ / Istanbul

Your journey begins as you settle in for an overnight flight to Istanbul.

DAY 2 Istanbul / Ankara

Upon arriving at Istanbul's Airport, you will be transferred to a flight bound for Ankara. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the hotel. After lunch, we'll visit the Mausoleum of Kemal Ataturk and the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations. Return to the hotel in Ankara for dinner and overnight stay. B & D

DAY 3 Ankara / Cappadocia

In the morning, depart for Cappadocia by traveling alongside of Salt Lake. Lunch will be en route. In the afternoon, visit the unique valley of Goreme. Proceed to the hotel in Cappadocia for dinner and overnight. B & D

DAY 4 Cappadocia / Adana

After breakfast, take a panoramic tour of Cappadocia, Zelve and Uchisar. After lunch, proceed to Adana via the village of Nigde. Upon arrival in Adana, enjoy a delicious dinner and overnight stay at the hotel. B & D

DAY 5 Adana / Antakya

Begin the day with a morning departure for Antakya (Antioch). While in Antakya, enjoy an afternoon lunch, then visit the Grotto of St. Peter and the famous Mosaic Museum. Later, travel to the ancient city of Seleucia on Piera. When returning to Adana, visit the Crusader's Castle and the ruined city of Issus. Enjoy dinner and overnight stay in Adana. B & D

DAY 6 Adana / Konya

After breakfast, prepare for the voyage to Konya. On the way visit Tarsus, the birth place of St. Paul. Next stop, the ancient cities of Silifke and Seleucia of Calycadmos. Lunch will be en route. In the afternoon, travel to Derbe - a famous city where St. Paul and St. Barnabus preached Christianity. Later, travel through the ancient town of Hatunsaray (Lystra). Upon arrival in Konya, enjoy dinner and comfortable overnight stay. B & D

DAY 7 Konya / Antalya

In the morning, visit the Mevlana Museum. Later, travel through the city of Sille then stop in the city of Yalvac (Psidian Antioch). It was here that St. Paul and St. Barnabus lived and introduced Christianity to the pagan world. Proceed to Antalya for dinner and overnight at the hotel. B & D

DAY 8 Antalya / Alanya

Begin the day by touring the Roman cities of Perge, Aspendos and Side. Upon arrival in Alanya, enjoy lunch then visit Red Tower and Alanya Castle. Later in the afternoon, return to Antalya for dinner and overnight. B & D

DAY 9 Antalya / Pamukkale

After breakfast, drive through Termessos to the unique city of Pamukkale. Upon arrival, visit its famous Cotton Castle. Afterwards, enjoy Pamukkale's hot springs, and then proceed to Hieropolis. Enjoy dinner and overnight stay at the hotel. B & D

DAY 10 Pamukkale / Kusadasi

After breakfast, drive to Aphrodisias to view the Temple of Aphrodite. With lunch en route, proceed to Kusadasi and unwind at its beautiful sandy beaches. Enjoy dinner and overnight at the hotel in Kusadasi. B & D

DAY 11 Kusadasi

Spend the whole day sightseeing the ancient ruin settlements of Priene, Miletus and Didyma. In the evening, return to Kusadasi for dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.B & D

DAY 12 Kusadasi / Izmir

In the morning, prepare for an excursion to the world famous Ephesus. See the dazzling artifacts dating back to the year 3,000 B.C. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant, then visit the Basilica of St. John - according to tradition, St. John is buried beneath this structure. Also visit the House of the Virgin Mary - where Mary lived after Jesus' death. Proceed to Izmir for dinner and overnight at the hotel. B & D

DAY 13 Izmir / Canakkale

In the morning, proceed to Pergamum to tour its ancient Acropolis and Asclepieon - the world's first health spa. Enjoy lunch in Pergamum then proceed to Troas of Alexandra. Later, visit Troy- the famous city in Homer's Iliad. Later, return to Canakkale for dinner and relaxation at the hotel. B & D

DAY 14 Canakkale / Kavalla

In the morning, prepare for the departure to Greece. Proceed to the village of Ipsala and then to the city of Alexandrapolis. Continue to the city of Kavalla, where you will enjoy a delicious Greek dinner and overnight stay at the hotel. B & D

DAY 15 Kavalla / Thessalonika

In the morning, prepare for your journey to Thessalonika. En route, visit the ancient cities of Egnatia and Phillipi. According to tradition, Phillipi is another city where St. Paul historically preached Christianity. Continue on to the village of Thessalonika for dinner and overnight stay at the hotel. B & D

DAY 16 Thessalonika / Kalambaka

Start the day with a magnificent tour of Thessalonika. Visit St. Demetrius Church, the Arch of Gallerius, and the city's museum. In the afternoon, proceed to Kalambaka for dinner and overnight stay at the hotel. B & D

DAY 17 Kalambaka / Athens

Begin the day by journeying to the world famous Meteora Cloisters monasteries. Later, travel through the city of Lamia as you proceed to Athens. Upon arrival, check-in to the hotel for a delicious dinner and overnight stay in Athens. B & D

DAY 18 Athens

Spend a full day sightseeing this beautiful city.Tour the famous Acropolis and explore the ancient cities of Corinth and Canal. Later, return to Athens for a delicious dinner and final overnight stay. B & D

DAY 19 Athens / .................

After breakfast, depart for Athens' airport for your return flight home. The journey is over, but the memories are yours forever! B

* All our tours are done with stays in  choosen hotels by deluxe airconditioned tour bus guided by specialist English speaking  lecturer tour guides including all indicated meals in the program.  *  Prices are given upon request.

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1 group leader is free of charge only for land arrangements.

S.S = Single room supplement. In hotel categories S = Standard, F = First, D = Deluxe.

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