Tour Code : EN-006
St. Paul's Missionary Journey in Türkiye - 17 Days/16 Nights

Footsteps of St. Paul tour

Join the Apostle Paul's pilgrimage journey in Turkey.
On the footsteps of St. Paul tour, you will also see the places that St. Paul visited on his missionary journey and the holy places that are important for the Christian community. St. Paul's birthplace is the town of Tarsus in the eastern Mediterranean.

Arrive at Istanbul Airport and meet with the transfer assistant, then transfer to Istanbul hotel. After a short rest, you can discover Istanbul in your free time. We hold a pre-meeting with our guide and provide information about our 17-day tour. Accommodation in Istanbul.  

After breakfast, you will meet your tour guide and start your Istanbul tour at 08.45 am.
** Topkapı Palace which was home to many Ottoman sultans (15th-19th century AD). Here, you will see the legacy of the Ottoman sultans which includes the Imperial Treasury, gold objects, the famous Spoonmaker’s Diamond, swords, vases, clothes of the sultans, and war tools decorated with precious stones and diamonds. (Harem and treasure section are optional due to the extra entry fee).  Visit Hagia Irene Church which is the oldest church in Istanbul and the only church that has not been converted into a mosque.
** Afterwards, we will visit Saint Sophia (Hagia Sofia) which was built by the emperor Justinian in the 6th century AD as a church and was later converted into a mosque. You will see beautiful mosaics and frescos depicting Christian icons and the Byzantine Emperors. Later, we will take a lunch break at a local restaurant.

** After lunch, we will visit the legendary Blue Mosque, also known as the Sultanahmet Mosque, featuring six beautiful minarets. Built-in the 17th century by the Architect Sedefkar Mehmet  Aga, it takes its name from more than 20,000 blue Iznik tiles used for its interior decoration.

** We will stroll the historical Hippodrome Square, which was used as a meeting place and for chariot races during the Byzantine period. Here, we will see the Serpent Column brought from Greece - Delphi, the Egyptian Obelisk, and the German Fountain of Wilhelm ll.

** Finally, we will visit the Grand Bazaar, which has more than 4000 shops full of hidden treasures and authentic items.
*Note that the Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays and the Topkapı Palace is closed on Tuesdays. (All sights (except for the Grand Bazaar) that are closed on the day of the visit will be replaced with a visit to the Basilica Cistern, a large underground water reservoir built for the Byzantine Emperor Justinian I (527-565). The cistern has a water storage capacity of 100,000 tons and is 140 m long and 70 m wide, and contains 336 columns, each 9 meters high. The two colossal Medusa heads made of marble, used as a support under the two columns of the cistern, were taken from another Roman-era building.

End of the tour and return to your hotel. Accommodation in Istanbul. (Breakfast – Lunch )

Early departure from Istanbul to Ankara by vehicle (approx. 5 hrs). In Ankara, we visit Anıtkabir also known as the Mausoleum of Atatürk, the final resting place of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the leader of the Turkish War of Independence and the founder of the Republic of Turkey. After this visit, we have lunch in a local restaurant and continue on our way to Cappadocia. Our next destination is the 13th-century Seljuk-era caravanserai Ağzıkara Han.  
Arrival and overnight stay in Cappadocia. ( Breakfast – Dinner )

Optional Events  in Cappadocia    
Hot Air Balloon Tour: Per Person 150 - 300 USD
* Prices are not fixed, they may vary according to the season. (4:30 am to 9:00 am.)
Turkish Night Per Person 65 USD  
* Upon your request, we can make reservations in the evening for an amazing Turkish Night in a great music hall in a cave with traditional dance shows.
Whirling Dervishes Show :Per Person  30 USD

We start our Cappadocia tour after breakfast. First, we’ll visit Uchisar Castel and Pigeon Valley. Afterward visit Göreme Open Air Museum, followed by Esentepe, Avanos, Devrent Valley, and Paşabağı Valley. The Göreme Open Air Museum is a must-see for any traveler in Cappadocia with its large monastery complex with dozens of churches and chapels such as the Dark Church ( extra ) and the Apple Church. These structures offer the best examples of Byzantine art with prayer sections and living spaces. Carved into the rock and decorated with paintings and frescoes from the 10th and 13th centuries, some of their paintings remain untouched by time.
We take lunch in a local restaurant and visit the pottery workshop atelier in  Avanos.
You will visit Paşabağı Valley  Some of the mushroom-shaped rock formations here are several meters high. Fairy chimneys shaped by erosion for many years were used as houses by various religious groups, therefore it is also known as the Monks Valley.
The next visit place is Devrent Valley is famous for its rock formations resembling different animal figures. 
We will visit Mustafapasa village, formerly known as Sinasos, where the merchant Greeks of Istanbul lived, and the Constantine – Eleni church.
Kaymaklı Underground City: This is the largest of the 36 underground cities in Cappadocia and the most impressive of the subterranean settlements due to its ventilation system.  
Afterward, you’ll visit a factory of onyx, pottery, and ceramic workshop.  
 Dinner and overnight stay in Cappadocia. ( Breakfast – Dinner )

Note: Air Balloon Tour 04.30 – 09.00 please make a reservation before your trip to Cappadocia.
Prices may vary according to the season.  (150 – 300 USD )

After breakfast, early departure to Antakya via Adana. (Approx. 450 km, 7 hrs by bus). We will drive to the city of Antakya (Antioch), an important center of early Christianity. This is the place where the followers of Jesus Christ were first called Christians (Acts 11; 26). We will have lunch on the way in Adana delicious kebap.
Upon our arrival in Antakya, we will visit the Antakya Mosaic Museum, which is the second-largest collection of classical and Roman mosaics in the world.
At the end of our visit, we will check- into our hotel.
Dinner and accommodation in Hatay. ( Breakfast – Dinner )

After a delicious breakfast, we will visit one of Christianity’s oldest churches, the Church of Saint Pierre. This church is actually a cave carved into the side of Mount Starius where the first Christians of Asia Minor worshipped. Saint Peter was the person to build this church in Antakya and along with St. Paul and Barnabas, he used Antioch as a center to spread Christianity. Thus, the church, grew in a short time, becoming the third most important Episcopacy after Jerusalem and Rome. 
After visiting the Hatay orthodox church, the Protestant church, and the Habibi Neccar Mosque, we move to Adana. 
(Note;  Seleucia Pieria, the ancient port of Antioch from which the Apostle Paul and Barnabas embarked on their first missionary journeys as chronicled by Acts (Acts:13:4).)
Afterward, we will drive to Tarsus. Here, we will visit the Well of St. Paul and the Gate of Cleopatra. One of the 12 apostles of Jesus, Paul was born in Tarsus. According to Acts, Paul was born as “Saul of Tarsus”, but was brought up in Jerusalem and became “Paul the Apostle” after his encounter with Christ (Acts 9:11; 21:39; 22:3). Once the capital of the province of Cilicia, Tarsus was also the site where Mark Antony and Cleopatra first met.
Overnight in Tarsus or Adana ( Breakfast – Dinner )

Drive to Konya  ( 350 Km / 5 Hr )  Lunch break in a local restaurant. Konya, known as Iconium during antiquity, was visited a lot by Paul the Apostle and Barnabas as a part of their missionary efforts preaching the Gospel. According to Acts, they spoke boldly for the Lord, who confirmed the message of his grace enabling them to perform miracles (Acts 14:1-3). Afterward, we’ll visit the Mevlana Museum, which houses the tomb of the great 13th-century Persian poet and founder of the Order of the Whirling Dervishes, Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Balkhi. Popularly known as Rumi in Western countries, meaning “Roman” in Arabic, his followers and Muslims like to call him “Mevlana”, meaning “our master”.. Visit Karatay Madrasah, Ince minareli Medrese. Afterward, We will visit the ancient Sille village, which has a history of 5000 years and visit the Hagia Elena Church. It was built in 327 AD by Helena, the mother of the Byzantine Emperor Constantine.
Accommodation in Konya ( Breakfast – Dinner )

After breakfast, we depart from Konya and head to the modern town of Yalvaç to see the ruins of Antioch in Pisidia. Sitting on the southern foothills of the Sultan Mountains, this city was once a major Roman colony that Paul the Apostle visited on his First Missionary Journey with Barnabas. Here we will tour the archeological site and visit the Yalvaç Archaeological Museum to see a display of many of the unearthed artifacts from the region. Afterward, we will continue on our way via Eğridir Lake to Antalya.  Turkey’s famous and modern tourist resort city, and the largest international sea resort on the beautiful Mediterranean coast.
Arrival and overnight stay in Antalya ( Breakfast – Dinner )

We will start our tour with the sights of Antalya, which has hosted tens of civilizations for thousands of years with its mild Mediterranean climate, beautiful sea, and magnificent geography. Saint Paul set sail from Antalya on his first missionary journey. After his return to Antakya, he set out from Antalya again around 48 A.D.

We will be visiting the archeological site of Perge, a chief city of Pamphylia that was visited twice by Paul the Apostle and his companion St. Barnabas (Acts 13:13–14 and 14:25). Saint Paul, Barnabas, and his cousin John Mark came to Perge on their first missionary journey in AD 47 or 48. (Acts 13:13, 14:25). Here, we will explore Perge’s extensive ruins, including a well-preserved theatre, the Agora, Roman baths, a colonnaded street, a great gymnasium, the necropolis, memorial fountain, and the Greek and Roman gates.
After our tour of the site, we will have lunch at a local restaurant. After, we will be off to the ancient Greco-Roman city of Aspendos to see the well-preserved theatre of antiquity, the Aspendos Theater. Today, concerts and art events are still organized in this magnificent theater. Visit Düden waterfall, Ancient harbour, Hadrian gates, Fluted minaret and city tour. We will also see the ruins of a basilica, agora, Roman aqueduct, and the Roman Eurymedon Bridge.
End of the tour, return to our hotel. Dinner and overnight in Antalya hotel. ( Breakfast - Dinner )

We will depart for Pamukkale (240 km) early in the morning. On the way, we will visit the holy land of Colossae, which used to be a city of the Roman province of Asia, located near Honaz today. It holds an important place in Christian history as Saint Paul’s Epistle to the Colossians was addressed to a church here. This letter is estimated to be written around AD 60 or 65.
St. Paul was living in Ephesus when he sent the letter to Colossae (Acts 19:10). Paul had not visited Colossae when he wrote his epistle, and it is likely the gospel was preached through Paul’s companion, Epaphras, who was from Colossae (Col. 1:7; 4:12-13). Members of the early Colossian church included Philemon and his slave Onesimus (Col. 4:9; Philem. 10, 23). 
After our visit to Colossae, we will visit the ancient Laodicea (present name Denizli) yet another of the Seven Churches of Asia Minor [Rev. 1:11; 3:14; Col. 2:1; 4:13 - 16]. 
Laodicea thrived as a major center of worship for the pagan goddess Aphrodite for about 500 years after Christ. The Christians of Laodicea, one of the Seven Churches, (Rev. 3: 14-22) were chastised for being lukewarm, "You are neither cold nor hot" (Rev. 3: 15), and for being too comfortable incorporating pagan and Christian beliefs. In the famous scripture from Revelation (3: 20-21), Jesus says to the Laodicean Church: "Behold, I stand at the door and knock..."
Today, excavations continue in Laodicea uncovering an ancient city as beautiful as Ephesus with ancient theaters, marble paths lined with columns, basilica ruins, antique stone water pipes, temples, agora, and monumental fountains.

After we arrive in Pamukkale , we will have lunch and head for Hierapolis right away. Here, we will visit the Martyrium of the Apostle Philip where he was martyred during the persecutions ordered by Domitian. We will see the Gate of Domitian, the Arcadian Way, the ancient 2nd-century Roman Theater, the Nymphaion, the Temple of Apollo, the Plutonium, and the Necropolis.
We will pass through the Roman Gate, admire the ancient Pamukkale Theater, and walk around the grave monuments built to honor heroes. Each tomb is a small work of art telling a different story. We will finish our day with a relaxing walk on the travertine terraces, which were created by flowing hot thermal waters releasing carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide into the air, leaving behind the white-colored calcium carbonate.
End of the tour. Overnight stay in a thermal hotel in Pamukkale. ( Breakfast – Dinner )


After breakfast in our hotel, we continue our journey to Philadelphia (approx. 240 km) nowadays called Alaşehir, one of the Seven Churches of Asia [Rev. 1:11; 3:7], and the only church that wasn’t censored. There, we will see the remains of a Byzantine basilica built of brick, with a high arch and 11th-century frescoes.  And we will continue to Salihli city (Sardis). This was the capital of the ancient Lydian kingdom of the 6th century B.C., portrayed as a dying church. We visit the great Temple of Artemis and the Temple of Cybele, which was converted into a Byzantine Church. We will also visit the restored Sardis Gymnasium and reconstructed Synagogue.
We will have lunch at a local restaurant.
Arrive in Izmir and visit the ruins of ancient Smyrna, one of the Seven Churches where the Apostle John relays the promise from God: “Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life” (Rev 2:10). 
Smyrna is the second city of the Seven Churches in the Book of Revelation to receive the message from
St. John (Rev. 1:11;2:8). We will see the remains of a basilica and architectural works from the Roman period. 
Afterward, we will visit the oldest church of Izmir, the Saint Polycarp Church, which was the bishop of Smyrna and a student of St. John, who was martyred here in the 2nd century.
Here, we will see what remains of the Agora, the ancient marketplace that was built in the 4th century B.C.
End of the tour. You may enjoy Kordonboyu and some Izmir sights and streets during the night.
Dinner and overnight stay in Izmir. ( Breakfast – Dinner )

Ephesus – The house of Virgin Mary - St. John Church -  Kusadasi
Today, our tour starts in Ephesus (80 km from Izmir). The Church of Ephesus is the most important of the Seven Churches of Asia Minor. It is thought that the Gospel of John was written here. Apostle Paul preached to the Ephesians and lived here for three years. The Church of Ephesus also received an epistle from him. 
We will walk around the spectacular ruins where excavations continue in this once great and important city, which was founded in the 10th century B.C. We will walk through history, along the marble streets lined with wonderful public buildings, including the Baths of Scholastica, the Library of Celsus, the Temple of Hadrian, and the Grand Theatre with a capacity of 25,000.
Lunch at a selected local restaurant. Afterward, we will visit the Temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, and the Basilica of St. John.
Lastly, we will see the House of the Virgin Mary, a small modest stone house located in the forest on the side of a mountain 9 km from Ephesus. It is visited by Christian pilgrims from all over the world. St. John brought Mary to Ephesus, following the advice that Jesus Christ gave to his mother. (John 19:27)

At the end of the tour, we will be watching the special demonstrations in Turkish Delight and Leather Wear Factory stores in the area, and have free time after visit Sirince Village. 
Accommodation at our hotel in Kuşadası or Izmir. ( Breakfast – Dinner )

After breakfast, we will set off for Akhisar (approx. 100 km). Upon our arrival, we will be visiting the Church of Thyatira, now called Akhisar, one of the Seven Churches of Asia Minor [Rev. 1:11; 2:18 - 24; Acts 16:14]. Paul's sermons in the Philippi city of Macedonia mention Akhisar (Thyatira) and the church there. He describes Thyatira as the hometown of a wealthy purple dye merchant named Lydia, who worshiped God. (Acts 16:14)
We continue on our way to Bergama (Pergamon) (approx. 90 km) and have lunch at a local restaurant. Ancient Pergamon one of the most powerful cities in the ancient world rose to prominence following the death of Alexander the Great in 323 B.C. and eventually came under Roman control in 133 B.C. Although the city benefited from immense wealth, in the Book of Revelations, the risen Christ instructs John to convey the message that the people of Pergamon, the site of “Satan’s Throne”, needed to repent (Rev 2:13-16). Temples in Acrapol were the worship centers of Dionysus, Zeus, and other pagan gods, and the first Christians were executed here by the Romans. For this reason, it is defined as “The Seat of Satan” (Revelation 2: 12-16).
Pergamon has many historical ruins to see. Acropolis sits atop a 1000-foot windswept mountain and offers a view of the neighboring modern towns, the azure waters of the Aegean, and the ruins of Pergamon that cascade down from the ancient city center. Here, we will explore the Temple of Trajan, the Temple of Athena, and the Altar of Zeus, which was once among the grandest monuments of the ancient world. The Great Theatre of Pergamon is among the steepest of its kind and an acoustic phenomenon, it could entertain up to 10,000 spectators, and nearby are the remains of the famous Library of Pergamon. We’ll also visit the Asklepion, the famous medical center of antiquity, and the Red Basilica.
Dinner and overnight stay in Ayvalık. ( Breakfast – Dinner )

After breakfast, we will visit ancient Assos. Assos is one of the important settlements of Antiquity that was founded in the Bronze Age (B.C. 3000-1200) on the slopes of a volcano, in Edremit Bay, and across the Lesbos Island. Situated on a hill, the Athena Temple offers a magnificent view with its mystical atmosphere. On the last leg of his third missionary journey, Saint Paul walked from Alexandria Troas to Assos (Acts 20:5-6, 13-14), where he met his companions, who had gone ahead of him by sea. It was about a 32-km journey, and judging from the positions of the cities, he likely entered Assos through its northwest city gate. Saint Paul and his companions sailed to Mitylene on the island of Lesbos as they traveled to Jerusalem from Assos harbor.
Afterward, we continue our visits to another ancient city, Alexandria Troas located in the city of Çanakkale. It was founded in the late 4th century by Antigonos under the name Antigone. The people of the cities of Gargara, Hamaksitos, Neandria, Kolonai, Larisa, Kebren, and Skepsis were settled here. Herodes Atticus Bath, which is known as Maldelik, is remarkable in its size. There is also a large gymnasium complex to the west of the bath.
Alexandria Troas was mentioned several times in the Bible. It is an important site for the history of Christianity, as Saint Paul spent some time in Troas during his second missionary journey where he went to Macedonia (Acts 16.9).  Also, Saint Luke joined Paul in Troas and accompanied him for the rest of his mission. On his third missionary journey, Saint Paul had long preaching at Alexandria Troas (Acts 20:6 - 10). There are other biblical references to Troas in 2 Cor 2:12 and 2 Tim 4:13. Alexandria Troas remains a titular see of the Roman Catholic Church.
Our next stop is Troia, also known as Troy. We will visit the real-life location of the legendary Trojan War described in Homer's Iliad. 
At the end of our tour, we will have lunch in Çanakkale and continue to Bursa (270 km).
Arrival and overnight stay in Bursa. ( Breakfast – Dinner )

Bursa is the first capital of the Ottoman Empire and the fourth most populous city in Turkey. We will first visit the Old Silk Bazaar (Koza Han)  and the Green Mosque. Afterward, we will head for İznik (90 km).
We will have lunch at a local restaurant on our arrival at Iznik. Then, we will discover the ancient city of Nicea, known as İznik today, which was a religious center for Christians. Built-in the 6th century, İznik Hagia Sophia Church, which was later converted to a mosque, stands in the middle of the city. It is the famous site of the Second Council of Nicaea.
The First Council of Nicea was gathered in 325 AD by Emperor Constantine I to clarify some of the issues discussed in Christianity as an official religion in the Roman Empire. The main subject of the Council of Nicaea was whether or not Jesus was a true God. The Council acknowledged that Jesus Christ is the true God, who has the same essence as the Father of God, who has existed for eternity.
The Second Council of Nicea was the seventh and last ecumenical council, which was convened on September 24, 787 in Hagia Sophia. It was also the last consensus adopted by the Orthodox and Catholics. End of the İznik tour, departure to Istanbul (approx. 140 km). 
Arrival and accommodation in Istanbul. ( Breakfast  )

After breakfast, we will leave our hotel and head towards the Golden Horn at 08:40 am. You will see Istanbul’s Byzantine City Walls built during the 5th century by Emperor Theodosius, stretching 8 km along the Golden Horn.
** First, we will visit the Kariye Museum (Chora Church) built in 530 by the Byzantine emperor Justinian. It features mosaics and frescoes that are very well-preserved and of great artistic value as they offer some of the best examples of Late Byzantine period art from the 14th century. Chora Church was originally built on the site of a small chapel that stood for 500 years. Although it was damaged several times throughout its existence, Chora is still one of the most important monuments in Istanbul today.
** Tekfur Palace is also known as the Palace of the Porphyrogenitus (Palatium Constantini). It was used as part of the Imperial palace complex during the Byzantine period. Tekfur Palace's construction date is unknown. It was in ruins for a long time and was turned into a museum with renovations in 1955 - 1970 and 2010. 
Then, we will visit the Saint George's Church and Fener Roman Patriarchal which is the seat of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople. Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople bears the title of "Primus inter Pares" that is (First of the Equals) and he is regarded as the representative and religious leader of 300 million Orthodox Christians worldwide.

Istanbul Fener Greek Patriarchate gained all its current freedoms and rights with the decree of Mehmed the Conqueror in 1453. His Edict regarding the church says: “No one should bully and oppress the Patriarch and the clergy, no one should be attracted to him, no matter who he is, if he and the priests in his entourage are exempt from all kinds of services forever, their churches will not be converted into mosques. Marriage and burial works, other acts and works will be done as before according to the Greek Church and customs.”

Afterward, we will visit St. Stephen Church, also known as the Bulgarian Iron Church.The most metal church of all time was built in the late 19th century. It was neglected and out of use for a long time but was restored by the Turkish Government in 2015 and reopened for worship.
Lunch break at a selected local restaurant.
Then, we will be boarding a Bosphorus Cruise for a short and relaxing trip along the Bosporus Strait, which separates Europe and Asia and connects the Black Sea with the inland Marmara Sea. Some of the important landmarks you’ll see on this trip are the Dolmabahçe Palace, Çırağan Palace, Ortaköy Mosque, Kuleli Military School, Beylerbeyi Palace, Rumeli Fortress, beautiful historic wooden mansions as well as the Maiden Tower on the sea.
End of the tour, return to your hotel. Dinner, and overnight stay in Istanbul. ( Breakfast )

Free time in Istanbul until your Istanbul Airport transfer. Our tour concludes with your transfer to the airport for your onward flight to your country. Hope to see you again on another tour.  ( Breakfast )

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Price includes

Private Transfer Istanbul Airport – Hotel – Istanbul Airport / 2 ways

16 nights of hotel accommodation with daily breakfast

1 lunch – 12 dinners

Entrance fees, as per the itinerary.

All tours, as per the itinerary.

Hotel service fees and city taxes.

Professional licensed and well-educated tour guide for the duration of the tour

Non-smoking, A.C. vehicle with an experienced driver.

VAT city tax

Highway, bridge, and parking fees

Price Excludes

Travel insurance (highly recommended)

Personal expenses

Private hotel spending

Meals other than specified

Beverages during lunch and dinners

Tips for the guide and the driver


Cancellation Policy  

- For cancellations made 45 days before the tour, 100% refund. (Except per person 125 € for register, bank commission, and domestic flight ticket cost)
- For cancellations made 44 - 30 days before the tour, 50% refund. (Except for the Bank Commission)
- For cancellations made 29 - 15 days before the tour, 20 % refund.
- No refunds will be made on reservations made 14 days before the tour. %100 Penalty is applied.

  Remarks
- Travel health insurance is mandatory.
- Sample hotels are confirmed on the date of booking in case of availability. Otherwise,
  similar hotels are booked.  
- In the event of bad weather, time scarcity, traffic jams, and similar situations, the Guide may make changes to the tour program. 
- The locations given in the itinerary can be changed with other places if they are closed.  
- During the tours, you will be walking approximately 2 km every day on uneven and
   cobblestone surfaces, inclines, and steps. 
- You must wear comfortable clothing, flat walking shoes, a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen. in summer months and raincoats, warm clothes, winter walking shoes, umbrella, etc. in winter.  
- The order of the sites visited may change to avoid crowds.  
- You will need your passport at check-in for all domestic flights.
- Domestic flights are economy class. The luggage limit is 15 Kg. Hand luggage 8 Kg.

Closing Days of Sites in Istanbul

Sunday           -  Grand Bazaar
Monday          - Dolmabahçe, and Beylerbeyi palaces, Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum
Tuesday           - Topkapi Palace, Military Museum
Wednesday     -  Chora (Kariye) Museum, Yedikule, Rumeli Fortress
Thursday         - Usually all museums are open
Friday              - St. Sophia and Blue Mosques 11:30 - 14:00 not visit worship time.
Saturday          - Zulfaris Synagogue (Jewish Museum of Istanbul)


HOTELS

Gold  Package Hotels 

Istanbul (4)        - DossoDossi DownTown 5*
Cappadocia (3)  - Ramada Plaza 5*
Antakya (1)        - Ottoman Palace Hotel 5*
Konya (1)           - Divan 5*
Antalya (2)         - Porto Bello 5*
Pamukkale (1)   - Colossea Thermal 5*
Izmir (1)             - Movenpick Izmir 5*
Kusadasi (1)       - Richmond Ephesus 5*
Ayvalik (1)          - Grand Temizel 5*
Bursa (1)            - Majestic Gold 5*

Standard Package  Hotels 
Istanbul (4)          -  Grand Halic Hotel 4*
Cappadocia (3)    - Tassaray Hotel 4*
Antakya (1)          - Bogazici Hotel 4*
Konya (1)             - Pasa Park Hotel 4*
Antalya (2)           - Affloon Hotel 4*
Pamukkale (1)     - Richmond Thermal 5*
Izmir (1)               - Armis Hotel 4*
Kusadasi (1)         - Efe Boutique 
Ayvalik (1)           - Musho Hotel 4*
Bursa (1)              - Koza Hotel 4*

Note: Can be similar hotels, according to availability on the booking date.
Similar hotels are confirmed on the date of booking in case of availability.


Istanbul
Saint Sophia Cathedral
Topkapi Palace
Chora Museum
Blue Mosque
Ankara
Anatolian Civilization Museum
Cappadocia
Adana
Antakya
Konya
Antioch
Yalvaç
Antalya
Perge
Colossea
Hierapolis
Laodicea
Pamukkale
Philadelphia
Sardis
Izmir
Smyrna
Ephesus
The House of Virgin Mary
Saint John Church
Kuşadası
Thyatira
Pergamon
Aacrapol of Pergamon
Red Basilica
Bursa
Nicea

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Tour payments are made by money transfer systems such as bank transfer or Western Union.

Visitors can withdraw money in Turkish Lira, Euro, and US Dollars with their bank cards from ATMs in Turkey. Most ATMs offer English or other language options for foreigners' convenience.

Visitors can use their credit and debit cards for all kinds of shopping. During the tour, you can travel to smaller towns or villages far from the city center, where your credit card may not be valid, so it is recommended to always have cash, foreign currency, and Turkish Lira with you.

Two-pin sockets used in Europe are also widely used in Turkey.
If you are using a three-pin socket, it is recommended to bring a converter adapter.

If you want to use your own country's GSM operator in Turkey, you should ask your GSM operator to activate the international roaming function of your mobile phone before coming to Turkey. Or you can get a new SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) card from one of the local GSM operators such as Türk Telekom, Vodafone, to use while you are in Turkey.

Foreigners in Turkey can drive in Turkey, provided that they always have their passports, international driving licenses, and their car licenses with them. It is legally forbidden to drink and drive and there are penalties. In Turkey, the vehicle is driven on the right side of the road.

Banks working hours 09:00 – 17:00 money transfer ends at 16:00.
Shopping Centers: 10:00 – 22:00
Pharmacies: 08:00 – 18:00 In each region, one on-duty pharmacy remains open between 18:00 and 08:00 at night.
There is a pharmacy on duty that remains open in every region on Sundays and public holidays. It is a legal obligation to keep the pharmacies on duty open.

For the treatments, you want to have in Turkey, travel agencies that have work and agreements with Hospitals and Doctors, who are experts in their fields, provide communication with the patient by transmitting the patient information to the relevant hospitals and Doctors. Travel Agencies, during the treatment period, provide services such as flight tickets, hotel or house reservations for accommodation, transfer services, and tour organizations for the patient and their relatives.
Hair transplant, Dental treatment, Aesthetic Plastic Surgery tour packages are among the most preferred health tourism packages in Turkey.

Compared to other European and Asian countries, Turkey has a large number of JCI (Joint Commission International) accredited hospitals and medical institutions. It has world-renowned Doctors who are experienced in their special branches and private or corporate hospitals equipped with modern medical devices. You don't have to wait in line for the highest quality medical treatment people deserve. Moreover, prices are much cheaper than world standards. You can find the best quality medical treatment at the lowest price in Turkey. You can find the best quality medical treatment at the lowest price in Turkey Hospitals. Such as Dental treatments, Hair Transplantation, Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery, Oncology, Urology, IVF – In Vitro fertilization, Cardiology treatments.

For foreigners who come to Turkey, there is no other vaccination obligation other than the Covid 19 Vaccine. It is obligatory for foreigners who come to Turkey during the Covid-19 Pandemic to be vaccinated or have a PCR test 72 hours before. In addition, there is an obligation to document this information.
As in all countries of the world, Cpvid-19 travel rules change from time to time according to countries. For this reason, you should learn the current travel data from the Turkish Consulate in your own country before traveling.

Information
  • Tour Code : EN-006
  • Duration : 17 Days
  • Start : İstanbul
  • End : İstanbul
  • Tour Season : 15 March - 15 November
  • Transfer : Vehicle
  • Distance : 3.500 Km
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