TURKEY BIBLICAL & LEISURE HOLIDAY 11D/10N


VISIT :ANTIOCH–TARSUS-CAPPADOCIA-KONYA- PAMUKKALE –KUSADASI IZMIR-CANAKKALE-ISTANBUL 

VISIT 7 CHURCHES -Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum ,Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, Laodicea 

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Goreme open air museum - Best valleys 
  • Underground city 
  • carpet shop
  • Jewelry shop
  • local handcraft shops
  • Mevlana Museum
  • YALVAC 
  • Hierapolis-Necropolis Roman Baths-Basilica
  • calcium cliff-white “Cotton Castles
  • Leather shopping with fashion show
  • Ruins of Ephesus -Arcadia way-Library of Celsius -amphitheater Acropolis, 
  • cave Church of Peter 
  • Hatay Archeological Museum 
  • St. Paul's Well
  • St. Paul's house
  • The Cleopatra Gate Sağlıklı Village
  • House of the Virgin Mary 
  • Red Basilica
  • Troy - legendary walls & buildings famous Wooden Horse
  • Blue Mosque 
  • Hippodrome
  • Hagia Sophia Mosque
  • Topkapi Palace
  • Grand Bazaar
  • Bosphorus 
  • Cruise7 churches sites

ITINERARY 

Day 01 : Manila Departure  @2130Day 02 9:Turkey: Istanbul to Antioch (L, D)

Day 02 Arrival Istanbul (lay over) & transfer  to Antioch by plane .Arrival @0720am

  • Upon arrival to Adana city, drive to Antioch (Antakya) 
  • visit Cave Church of Peter; it is the oldest church in the world. It is where Peter and Barnabas prayed alongside Paul. It was the base for Paul's missionary journeys, where Jesus’ followers were first called "Christians" (Acts 11:26) and where the Gospel of Matthew was probably written
  • Hatay has a rich collection of mosaics dating back to the Roman era in the 2nd and 3rd centuries

Day 03 : ANTIOCH–TARSUS-CAPPADOCIA - (B,L,D)Drive to Tarsus birthplace of ST Paul, visiting;

  • House of ST Paul & St. Paul's Well ; 
  • The Cleopatra Gate- dates to around 40 BC. 
  • In the upper part of Sağlıklı Village,the remains of a Roman Road. 
  • Hotel check in  at Cappadocia

Day 04 : Cappadocia (B,L, D)

  • Visit  the Goreme open air museum, 
  • Photo stops of best valleys of Cappadocia, Fairy Chimneys, Caves, 
  • Rock-cut Churches & Houses ETC..
  • Visit Ozkonak Underground city, 
  • Visit local shops of carpet & jewellery local handcraft items. 

Day 05 :Konya – PSIDIAN ANTIOCH-PAMUKKALE (B, L, D)

  • Drive to Konya-capital of of Seldjuk Empire 
  •  visit the Mevlana Museum, home of the whirling dervish.
  • YALVAC (PSIDIAN ANTIOCH) ; Paul the Apostle and Barnabas, as recounted in the Acts of the Apostles,

       Paul's first missionary journey and Paul's sermon in the Jewish  synagogue  together with Barnabas, from the city. 

  • CHECK INN AT HOTEL IN PAMUKKALE. 

DAY 06 : PAMUKKALE –KUSADASI  (B,L,D)Breakfast, early departure, visiting 

  • HIERAPOLIS -are Necropolis, Roman Baths, Domitian Gate, Latrina, Oil Factory, Frontinus Street, Agora, Byzantium Gate, Triton Fountain, Cathedral, Apollon Temple, Plutonium, Theater and Antique Pool. 
  • TRAVERTINES - white Calcium cascades of Pamukkale (the white “Cotton Castles”). 
  • LAODICEA (Rev 3:14; 14-22) 
  • PHILADELPHIA ( Alasehir ) (Rev 3:7-13) visit the church , 
  • SARDIS  (Rev 3:1-6) visit the synagogue, Gymnasium and Bath complex 
  • Temple of Artemis. 
  • Check inn at HOTEL IN KUSADASI.

DAY 07 : KUSADASI –IZMIR (B,L,D)Breakfast, VISIT ;

  • Leather shopping with fashion show,
  • Ruins of EPHESUS (Rev 2:1-7) - Celsius Library, Temple of Hadrian,the fountain of Trajan,Theater
  • House of the Virgin Mary , 
  • SMYRNA (Ancient Izmir) (Rev 2:8-11) , 
  • .Check inn at HOTEL IN IZMIR.

DAY 08 : IZMIR-CANAKKALE  (B,L,D)Breakfast, Visit 

  • THYETERIA (Rev 2:18-29) and visit the ruins of a Basilica 
  • PERGAMON (Rev 2:12-17). Visit Red Courtyard (Red Basilica) and Acropolis with cable car.
  • Drive to Canakkale and visit the ruins of Troy  
  •  Visit its legendary walls, building and famous Wooden Horse. 
  • Check inn at HOTEL IN CANAKKALE

DAY 09 : CANAKKALE -ISTANBUL (B,L,D)After breakfast drive to Istanbul, afternoon visit Istanbul. 

  • Blue Mosque
  • Hippodrome, 
  • Hagia Sophia church
  • The Topkapi Palace
  • Free time at Grand Bazaar
  • Check inn at HOTEL IN ISTANBUL. 

DAY 10 : ISTANBUL-BAfter breakfast, Bosporus Cruise ride optional free time at leisure until transfer to the airport. Transfer to the airporté

DAY 11 : Departure IST  02:00 am  Meals on board .MANILA arrival 1910 

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