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On The Footsteps Of St. Paul

On the footsteps of st. paul

Biblical Tours, Istanbul


DAY 01 HOME / ISTANBUL
Arrival. Transfer to the Hotel. Dinner and overnight.

DAY 02 ISTANBUL / ADANA /ANTAKYA 185 km. (2h 45min.)
Early fight to Adana. Drive to Antakya (Antioch), the city where the disciples were called Christians for the first t time (Acts 11:26) and which was the first stop ofSt Paulin his missionary journey. Visit St.Peters s Church, one of the first four Catholic Churches in the world; and the mosaic museum. Lunch in Antakya. Continue to Samandağı (Seleucia Pereira), the port from where Paul and Barnabas sailed to Cyprus on their First journey (Act 13:4). Dinner and overnight.

DAY 03 ANTAKYA / TARSUS / SILIFKE 335 km. (4h 50min.)
Departure forTarsus, the birthplace of St Paul visiting his house. Then drive to Silifke (seleucia of Issaura) for Lunch. Visiting the historical sites of; Kanlıdivane, Heaven and Hell Caves, Korykos, Uzuncaburç, Ura, the Temple of Zeus and the Church named after St Thecla, a woman who was a good student of St Paul and created miracles healing people, and who is said to have been buried there. Dinner and overnight.

DAY 04 SILIFKE / KONYA / EĞRIDIR 465 km. (6h 45min.)
Departure for Derbe,the last Roman city on the road to the east which St Paul visited three times. Proceed to Konya (Iconium) where St Paul and Barnabas were threatened with being stoned (Acts 14:5). Lunch in Konya. Tour of the city including St Paul s Church. Continuing to Eğridir for dinner and overnight.

DAY 05 EĞRIDIR/YALVAÇ/PESSINUS/ESKIŞEHIR 300km (4h 20min.)
Departure for Yalvaç (Antioch of Pisidia), the town where St Paul stayed for a long time and used as a base While spreading Christianity in the region (Acts 13:14-50). Lunch en route. Drive to Pessinus Where St Paul is said to have passed in order to enter Bithynia on his second journey (Acts 16:6-8). Dinner and overnight in Eskişehir.

DAY 06 ESKIŞEHIR / AIZANOI / HIERAPOLIS / PAMUKKALE 365 km. (5h 20min.)
Departure for Aizanoi, a seat of Bishopric at the time of of Christianity in Anatolia where St Paul is said have stopped while going through Phrygia. Lunch en route. Resumption of the trek on to Hierapolis, the Center of Epaphras s work (Colossians 4:13) when St Paul was writing to strengthen his preaching. Dinner and overnight in Pamukkale.

DAY 07 PAMUKKALE / COLOSSAE / PERGA / ANTALYA 230 km. (3h 20min.)
Tour of Colossae in the morning, which St Paul did not visit but sent a letter; To the saints and faithful Brothers of Christ who are at Colossae: Grace be on you, and peace, from God and Jesus Christ (Colossians 1:2). Drive to Antalya. Lunch en route. Visiting Perge Acts 13:13-14), where St Paul and Luke stayed long enough to preach and talk with people on their return from Antioch (Acts 14:25); and a short visit of Antalya, from where St Paul went back to Antioch to finish the first journey. Dinner and overnight in Antalya.

DAY 08 ANTALYA / MYRA (DEMRE) / PATARA / FETHIYE 190 km. (2h 45min.)
Departure for Myra (Act 27:5-6), where St Paul and Luke, as prisoners, changed boats on their way to Rome (Acts 27:5-6) Visit of Church St Nicholas and the rock-cut Lykian tombs. Lunch en route. Proceed to Patara, (at where they took a larger ship to eabling them to get back to Jerusalem (Acts 1:1-2). Dinner and overnight in Fethiye.

DAY 09 FETHIYE / CNIDUS / MARMARIS 135 km. (2h 00min.)
Departure for Marmaris. Lunch. Tour of Cnidus, St Paul s landfall in Asia Minor on the journey from Jerusalem Rome. (Acts 27:7). Dinner and overnight in Marmaris.

DAY 10 MARMARIS / MILETUS / KUŞADASI 200 km. (2h 50min.)
Departure for Miletus, where St Paul paid a visit at the end of his third journey when he was hurrying to get to Jerusalem by Pentecost (Acts 20:15). Lunch on the way. Proceed to Kuşadası for dinner and overnight.

DAY 11 KUŞADASI / EPHESUS / KUŞADASI
Departure for mass in the shrine of Virgin Mary; and then a visit of the Basilica of St John. Lunch in Selçuk. Afternoon visiting antique city of Ephesus, here St Paul stayed and taught for two years (Acts 19:10) and Where he promised on his second journey; I shall come back to you if it is God s will (Acts 18-21).
Return to Kuşadası for dinner and overnight.

DAY 12 KUŞADASI /HOME
Transfer to Airport. Assistance with boarding and customs formalities for home bound flight.

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