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THE FOOTSTEPS OF ST. PAUL 2014 

THE FOOTSTEPS OF ST. PAUL 2014
Catagory : THE FOOTSTEPS OF ST. PAUL 2016 / Turkey Package Tours 
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Istanbul-Adana-Antakya-Cappadocia-Konya-Pamukkale- Yalvac, Kusadasi- Ephesus
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TURKEY PACKAGE TOURS- BIBLICAL TOUR
THE FOOTSTEPS OF ST. PAUL
( 10 days / 9 nights )

Day 01) ISTANBUL-ADANA
Arrive in Istanbul and transfer to the domestic airport for a flight to Adana. Transfer to your hotel. Dinner and overnight in Adana.
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Day 02) ADANA-ANTAKYA-ADANA
Visit Tarsus, birthplace of St. Paul. "I am a Jew born in Tarsus in Cilicia" (Acts:22:3). Then continue for Antioch where the followers of Jesus were first called Christians (Acts:11:26). Continue to the famous Mosaic Museum and a brief visit to Seleucia Peria, where St. Paul and St.Barnabas embarked for Cyprus on their first missionary journey (Acts:13:4). Dinner and overnight in Adana.
( B , L , D )

Day 03) ADANA-CAPPADOCIA
After breakfast depart from Cappadocia. On the way visit Eski Gumus Monastery, one of the finest in the region. Proceed to Kaymakli; an immense rock carved underground city. Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia.
( B , L , D )

Day 04) CAPPADOCIA
Full day exploring Cappadocia, the land of saints and early Christians. Visit Goreme Open Air Museum with St.Basil’s Chapel, the Church of St.Barbara and Sandal Church. Proceed to Uchisar for pottery ateliers and rug weavers. Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia.
( B , L , D )

Day 05) CAPPADOCIA-KONYA-PISIDAN ANTIOCH-PAMUKKALE
Longest drive of the tour. Early morning departure for Konya. St. Paul and St.Barnabas both preached here in a synagogue. The city was the home of the whirling dervishes in the 12th century. Visit the Mevlana Mausoleum and his museum. Continue to Pisidan Antioch. It was here that St. Paul changed world history by opening Christianity to the pagan world. Visit the church of St. Paul, the Roman theater and the Temple of August. Drive to Pamukkale in the late afternoon. Enjoy a leisurely bath in the warm mineral water of your hotel. Dinner and overnight in Pamukkale.
( B , L , D )

Day 06) PAMUKKALE-KUSADASI
Morning visit to Pamukkale once known as the ancient Roman thermal city of Hierapolis. The Martyrium of St.Philip the Apostle occurred here. Tour the beautiful, snow-white "frozen waterfalls" see the Roman thermal baths, theater, main streets, gates and Necropolis. Drive to Laodicea, visit the ruins. Next visit Mount Honaz National Park and the Biblical site of Colossea. After lunch, drive to Kusadasi. Dinner and overnight in Kusadasi.
( B , L , D )

Day 07) KUSADASI-EPHESUS-KUSADASI
Visit the unforgettable classical remains of Ephesus where St. Paul spent 27 months. Drive to Virgin Mary's House, on a wooded hilltop which was miraculously discovered. Finally visit Ephesus Archeological Museum and St. John's Basilica. Return to Kusadasi. Dinner and overnight in Kusadasi.
( B , L , D )

Day 08) KUSADASI-ISTANBUL
Morning flight to Istanbul, the only city in the world spanning two continents. Visit St.Sophia Museum which is one of the worlds greatest architectural marvels and a designated World Heritage site. Visit Blue Mosque with its beautiful Iznik tiles; the Roman Hippodrome; the fabled Topkapi Museum, the imperial residence of the Ottoman Sultans between the 16th and 19th centuries. Transfer to your hotel. Overnight.
( B , L )

Day 09) ISTANBUL
In the morning visit the Church of Chora, with the best remaining examples of Byzantine frescoes which survive today. Cruise on the Bosphorus viewing the fortresses, the palaces, mosques and old wooden traditional villas on the shore on both Asian and European sides. After lunch visit the Grand Covered Bazaar with it's 4000 shops. Return to your hotel.
( B , L )

Day 10) ISTANBUL-End of tour
Transfer to Istanbul Airport for your flight home.
( B )

Note : There are shopping opportunities in Cappadocia, Ephesus and Istanbul.

Biblical References :

Tarsus : Acts 9:11,30; 11:25; 21:39; 22:3; 25-29
Antioch : Acts 6:5, 11:19-20; 13:1-3; 15:1-2,22-25
Seleucia Peria : Acts 13:4
Iconium : Acts 13:51; 14:1-6,19; 16:2; 11 Timothy 3:11
Pisidan Antioch : Acts 13:14-52; Timothy 3:11
Hierapolis : Colossians 4:13
Colossae : Colossians
Laodicea : Revelation 3:14-22
Ephesus : Revelation 1:11;2:1-7;Acts 18:19-28; Ephesians