alanya, cappadocia, istanbul, ephesus, pamukkale

culture, christian, archeology, black sea, history, pilgrimage

In the footsteps of St. Paul

In the footsteps of St. Paul

Bus Pilgrimage and optionally two days stay on the Turkish Riviera.
12+2 days

Route : Antalya - Demre - Pamukkale - Ephesus - Canakkale - Troy - Istanbul - Ankara - Cappadocia - Ihlara Gorge - Antioch - Tarsus - Kızkalesi - Anamur - Alanya - Antalya

Pilgrimage Route of St. Paul enriched by typical Turkish points. We will see the city of Saint Nicholas, a well- preserved Ancient City of Ephesus with the Virgin Mary's House, and metropolis - Istanbul. We will walk into the early Christians churches in Cappadocia, visit the church of St . Peter in Antioch...

As Turkish specialties will take a dip in the limestone terraces of Pamukkale and visit the capital of Turkey and the mausoleum of its first president  - Atatürk. The finale after long journey will be relax on the beautiful beaches of the Turkish Riviera, where you can stay for longer, if you wish.


  • Day 1:

    Arrival to Antalya, overnight in Antalya area.

  • Day 2:

    Early departure to Demre. Visiting the city of St. Nicholas, the sunken city of Kekova. Drive to Pamukkale and overnight.

  • Day 3:

    Visiting Pamukkale, Hierapolis, overnight in Kuşadasi.

  • Day 4:

    Visiting Ancient City of Ephesus, the House of the Virgin Mary, City of Bergama, overnight in Assos.

  • Day 5:

    Drive to Canakkale, visiting Troy. Drive to Istanbul, Bosphorus cruise, overnight.

  • Day 6:

    Full day visiting Istanbul: Blue Mosque , Hagia Sophia , the Hippodrome , Egyptian Bazaar , drive to Ankara, overnight.

  • Day 7:

    Visiting the Mausoleum of Atatürk or the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, drive to Cappadocia, on the evening optional Turkish night, overnight.

  • Day 8:

    Full day tour of Cappadocia, visiting Goreme Open Air Museum, overnight.

  • Day 9:

    Visiting underground city of Kaymaklı , passing by Ihlara Valley, Cathedral Selime, drive to Antioch/Antakya and overnight .

  • Day 10:

    Visiting the mosque of Habibi Neccar, Church of St. Peter, Mosaic Museum, trip to Tarsus , visiting the cottage St. Paul, accommodation in Erdemli , swimming breaks.

  • Day 11:

    Visiting the Kizkalesi Castle, Caves of Heaven and Hell, drive to Anamur and visiting the fortress in Anamur, drive to Alanya, overnight.

  • Day 12:

    departure ** possible extension to 14 days with 2 days stay in Alanya/Antalya area


Services includes:

  • Accomodation: 4* hotels
  • Entrance tickets and fees to the sites contained in the tour program
  • Professional licensed English speaking tour guide
  • Comfortable and full equipped tour couch during the trip: includes driver, parking fees, fuel and car insurance costs.
  • Tour Operator insurance (tourism group packet)

Not included:

  • flight ticket to Turkey and back
  • personal travel insurance
  • lunch
  • single room supplement