- 10 Days, 9 Nights
- Departure from Istanbul
- Daily Departure Guaranteed
- Breakfast at hotels
- Lunch at restaurants
- Hotel pick up & drop off
- All taxes & museum fees
- Professional tour guide
- No hidden costs
Biblical Highlights of Turkey Tour
After your arrival to Istanbul airport, you will be welcomed at the exit of first gate by the Turkey Istanbul Tours representative. Then you will be transferred to your Istanbul hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
Visited Sights: Hagia Sophia - Blue Mosque - Topkapi Palace - Hippodrome - Obelisk of Theodosius and Grand Bazaar
After having breakfast at the hotel, you will be picked up from your hotel by the tour guide and start to full day Old City Tour. Istanbul is a city full of famous iconic sites that today you will experience for yourself from the Blue Mosque and the Hagia Sophia with their breathtaking silhouettes that make the skyline so unique to the Topkapi Palace, a beautiful Ottoman palace once home to the Ottoman Sultans and the first president of Turkey. Spend some time where the gladiators of ancient Roman Constantinople, entertained the crowds at the site of the Hippodrome today you will see the Obelisks that have stood the test of time and are adorned with beautiful markings, taking us back in time. Our last station is the Grand Bazaar, Turkey’s the largest covered market at the heart of the Old City, offering excellent shopping. You will get the chance to wander through the Grand Bazaar and soak up the atmosphere of this incredible delight.
At the end of the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
After having breakfast at the hotel, you will be picked up from your hotel to take a beautiful Izmir (ancient Smyrna). After visiting the St. Policarp St. Paul Tour - Izmir Smyrna church in Izmir, continue to in Akhisar, ancient commercial place in connection with Troy & Sardes. Depart to Pergamum, visit to Asclepion, the ancient hospital, the Acropolis, the Church at the site of Serapium and the Red Court dedicated to St. John. Then visit Akhisar, the site of ancient Thyatira.
At the end of the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Izmir.
After having breakfast at the hotel, you will be picked up from your hotel by the tour guide and drive to Sardes and visit there one of the seven churches of the Apocalypse and the remains of the Cathedral.. Visit , capital of the ancient Lydia with temple of the Cybele & Diana, which became later a church, see the royal road and continue to in Alasehir, visit the remains of St. John church. Then continue to Laodicea, the smallest among all Seven Churches of Asia Minor. Then drive to Pamukkale, ancient Hierapolis - which name means sacred city, was believed by the ancients to have been founded by the god Apollo. It was famed for its sacred hot springs, whose vapors were associated with Pluto, god of the underworld. The city also had a significant Jewish community. In the first century it was part of the tri-city area of Laodicea, Colossae, and Hierapolis. This connection between the cities lies behind Paul’s reference to Hierapolis and Laodicea in his epistle to the Colossians.
At the end of the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Kusadasi.
After having breakfast at the hotel, you will be picked up from your hotel and drive to Ephesus where St. Paul stayed a while, visit the ancient city, House of the Virgin Mary, the Basilica of St. John, and continue to Miletos where St. Paul gave a speech to spread Christianity.
At the end of the day, you will be taken to the Izmir Airport for your flight to Cappadocia. When you arrive at the airport, you will be welcomed by our representative at the first exit door. You will then be taken to your hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia.
Cappadocia, with its centre in Caesarea (Kayseri), was once the heart of the Hittite Kingdom of the Old Testament. This vast area is one of the most photogenic landscapes in the world. Extraordinary rock formations have become symbolic of this region, where you will enjoy the Valley of the Fairy Chimneys and Goreme Open Air Museum. Watch the potters at their craft, in the famous pottery producing town of Avanos. Finally, savor the natural wonders of the Citadel of Uchisar Valley.
At the end of the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia.
After having breakfast at the hotel, we will visit one of the widest underground city of Cappadocia region; it was carved out underneath a rock hill. The first three floors were probably carved out by Hittites about 2000 B.C. There were those underground cities where the first Christians hid excaping the persecution of the Roman authorities. In war time about 5000 people found refuge in. Then we will drive to Adana, when we arrive, you will be transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Adana.
With the first lights of the day, you will be picked from your hotel and depart to Antakya (Antioch). Here Jesus' followers were first called Christians (Acts 11:26) Peter, Paul and also Barnabas preached here. Visit St. Peter's Grotto and the exquisite Mosaic Museum
At the end of the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Adana.
After having breakfast at the hotel, you will be taken to the Adana Airport for your return flight to Istanbul. When you arrive at the airport, you will be welcomed by our representative at the first exit door. You will then be taken to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
According to your international flight time, you will be transferred to airport 4 hours before your flight. You will be able do self check-in. This is the end of our services.
- Breakfast at the hotels & Lunch at the restaurants
- Accommodations at hotels for 9 nights
- Hotel pick up and drop off
- All airport transfers with non-smoking, A/C deluxe vehicle
- Domestic flights (15kg baggage allowance)
- All tours with a professional English speaking tour guide licensed by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism
- All taxes, entrance & museum fees
- Lunch on Tours (Vegetarian and Vegan Options are Available). Please specify when booking your tour
- No hidden or extra cost
- International airfares
- Visa for Turkey
- Personal expenses
- Optional tours
- Beverages during lunch
- Gratuity to the Guide and Driver