10 days - Pilgrimage by bus
Route : Istanbul - Canakkale - Troy - Pergamon - Ephesus - Pamukkale - Konya - Kızkalesi - Silifke - Adana - Antioch - Tarsus - Cappadocia - Ankara - Istanbul
Visit important places for Christians. Admire the rich heritage of Turkey!
At the beginning we will see impressive Istanbul. Than we will pass to the Aegean coast where well preserved Ephesus with Virgin Mary 's House are. The next step is the limestone terraces of Pamukkale - "cotton castle". Later we will visit the center of the 'sufi' - Konya - city of the whirling dervishes. At the end of the tour we will see Cappadocian churches of the early Christians, and walk in the fairytale land. Than we will go to the southern coast of the Mediterranean and stop in the cities of Tarsus and Antioch.
- Day 1 :
Arrival to Istanbul, overnight.
- Day 2:
Visiting Istanbul (Topkapi Palace , the Blue Mosque , Hagia Sophia , the Hippodrome , Yerebatan Cisterns ) , drive to Canakkale and overnight.
- Day 3:
Visiting Troy, Pergamon, overnight in Kuşadası.
- Day 4:
Visiting Ephesus Ancient City and the House of Virgin Mary, drive to Denizli area. Visiting Pamukkale, Hierapolis and limestone terraces, overnight.
- Day 5:
Morning drive to Konya, visiting the Museum of Mevlana, drive to Kızkalesi , accommodation in Silifke.
- Day 6:
Visit the fortress of Kızkalesi, than a stop for Heaven - Hell Caves, drive to Adana - Snake Fortress tour, drive to Antioch (Hatay) church of St. Peter, visiting the Mosaic Museum and overnight.
- Day 7:
Drive to Tarsus , visiting the home of St. Paul. Drive to Cappadocia, visiting Ihlara valley and the Selime cathedral, overnight in Urgup.
- Day 8:
All day Cappadocia seesighting: Kaymaklı underground city, Goreme Open Air Museum, overnight.
- Day 9:
Drive to Ankara, visiting the Mausoleum of Atatürk, drive to Istanbul , overnight.
- Day 10:
- 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)
- flight ticket to Turkey and back
- personal travel insurance
- single room supplement