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FOOTSTEPS OF ST. PAUL IN TURKEY , Departing from İstanbul
Main Category Biblical Tours
Duration : 14 Day
Note : Please contact us for the price of groups up to 5 and over 30 persons and the dates you prefer


- 4 and 5 star and equivalent special category hotel accommodations.
- Sightseeing as per the itinerary
- All escorted transfers
- Daily breakfast and 10 Lunches and 13 Dinners  (B: breakfast, L: lunch,  D: dinner)
- Transportation by private A/C bus with driver throughout the tour
- Car ferry cost, tolls, parking fees, gasoline
- Bible Oriented English speaking professional tour guide throughout the tour
- Entry fees to the sites & museums
- Service charges & local taxes

Pay Locally


- Lunches which is not mentioned and all drinks
- Turkish Visa Fee (to be paid at Istanbul airport upon arrival)
- Dinners in restaurants specializing in local cuisine.
- Personal expenses
- Istanbul-Antakya Domestic Flight
- International Flights
- Any other service which is not mentioned above

Tour Itinerary


Day 01 Arrive Istanbul – Fly to Antakya(Antioch) Airport

Arrive Istanbul. Fly to Antakya. Arrive Antakya Airport. Meet and transfer to hotel for dinner and overnight.(D)

Day 02 Antioch

Full Day Tour to Antioch (Acts 11:19-27; 13:1; 14:26, 15:22-35, Gal. 2:11, II Tim. 3:11) . Visit St. Peter’s Church and the Mosaic Museum. Dinner and overnight in Antioch (Antakya). (B,L,D)

Day 03 Antioch - Tarsus – Cappadocia

Drive to Tarsus (Acts 9:11; 9:30; 11:25; 21:39; 22:3) , the birthplace of St. Paul. Visit the new St. Paul Church and Paul’s Well. Continue to Cappadocia, the land of the fairy chimneys and rock churches. Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia. (B,L,D)

Day 04 Cappadocia

Full day sightseeing in Cappadocia (Acts 2:9, I Pet 1:1); visit the Underground city, Göreme Open Air Museum with painted rock churches, the pottery making town of Avanos and the citadel of Uçhisar. Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia. (B,L,D)

Day 05 Cappadocia  – Iconium (Konya)

Drive to Iconium (Acts 13:51; 14:1-21; 16:2, II Tim. 3:11), today’s Konya to visit the Mevlana Mausoleum. Dinner and overnight in Konya. (B,L,D)

Day 06 Iconium - Colossae – Laodicea – Pamukkale

Drive to unexcavated site of Colossae (Col. 1:2) . Then see the ruins of Laodicea (Col 2:1; 4:13-16, Rev. 1:11; 3:14). Continue to Pamukkale for dinner and overnight. (B,L,D)

Day 07 Philadelphia - Sardis - Smyrna (Izmir)

Drive to Alasehir to see the 1st century Philadelphia (Rev. 1:11; 3:7) Church. Then visit Sardis (Rev. 1:11; 3:1-4) ; the Gymnasium, the 3rd century Synagogue, the Temple of Diana and the remaining of the 1st century Church. Drive to Smyrna(Izmir) (Rev. 1:11; 2:8) for dinner and overnight. (B,L,D)

Day 08 Ephesus – Smyrna ( Izmir )

Today, upon your request, you may join the Sunday prayer at the local Protestant Church in Izmir. Full day tour in Ephesus (Acts 18:19-24; 19:1-35; 20:16-17; 21:29, 1 Cor. 15:32; 16:8, I Tim. 1:3 II Tim. 1:18; 4:12, Rev. 1:11, 2:1) . Visit the famous ancient city, the Basilica of St. John and the Archaelogical Museum. Return to Izmir. Dinner and overnight. (B,L,D)

Day 09 Pergamon - Thyatira – Bursa

Drive North to Pergamon (Rev. 1:11; 2:12). Visit the Acropolis and the remaining of the 1st century Church called Red Basilica. Continue to Akhisar to see the 1st century Thyatira Church (Acts 16:14, Rev. 1:11; 2:18-24) . Drive to Bursa for dinner and overnight. (B,L,D)

Day 10 Alexander Troas (Acts 16:8-11; 20:5, 6, II Tim. 4:13 II Cor. 2:12) - Assos - Troy – Çanakkale

Visit Alexander Troas (Acts 16:8-11; 20:5, 6, II Tim. 4:13 II Cor. 2:12) to see only few stones covered by water today. Then visit Assos. Continue to Troy to see the ruins of the legendary city and the replica of the wooden horse. Dinner and overnight in Çanakkale. (B,L,D)

Day 11 Çanakkale - Dardanelles – Istanbul

Then take the car ferry to cross the Dardanelles strait. Drive to Istanbul. Dinner and overnight. (B,L,D)

Day 12 Istanbul
Visit the Hippodrome Square, Blue Mosque, St. Sophia Church and Grand Covered Bazaar. Dinner and overnight. (B, D)

Day 13 Istanbul

Take a leisurely private boat tour along the Bosphorus seeing both Asian and European shores of Istanbul. Then visit the Topkapı Palace and the important Istanbul Archaeological Museum containing the Gezer Calender, the Titus Inscriptions, City Walls from Babylon, and other important items. Return to the hotel. Tonight, we will have a Farewell Dinner at an outside Sea Food Restaurant in Kumkapı district. (B,D)

Day 14 Departure

Transfer to Istanbul Airport for departure. End of our services. (B)

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