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Day 01 Depart USA or Canada
Day 02 Arrive Istanbul
Arrive Istanbul. Meet and transfer to the hotel. Afternoon orientation tour in Istanbul, if time permits (according to the arrival time). Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 03 Istanbul
St. Sophia, Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, St. Irene and St. Chora Museum. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 04 Istanbul – Bursa
Drive to Iznik (Nicea), the site of the First and Seventh Ecumenical Councils. Drive to Bursa, visit the Green Mosque and the Green Mausoleum. Overnight in Bursa.
Day 05 Bursa – Troy – Ayvalik
Continue to Canakkale, visit Gallipoli, Troy, Alexandra Troas where St.Paul met Luke. Overnight in Ayvalik.
Day 06 Pergamon – Thyatira – Izmir
Depart to Pergamon, visit the Asclepion, the ancient hospital, the Acropolis, the Church at the site of ancient Serapium and the Red Court dedicated to St. John. Then visit Akhisar, the site of ancient Thyatira. Overnight in Izmir.
Day 07 Sardis – Philadelphia – Izmir
Visit Sardis, the capital city of the ancient Kingdom of Lydia, visit the Church built on the foundations of the Temple of Artemis.
Continue to Alasehir, ancient Philadelphia. Return to Izmir, visit St. Policarp Church. Overnight in Izmir.
Day 08 Ephesus – Kusadasi
Drive to Ephesus where St. Paul stayed a while, visit the ancient city, House of the Virgin Mary, the Basilica of St. John, continue to Miletos where St. Paul gave a speech to spread Christianity. Overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 09 Kusadasi – Patmos – (Greek Island) – Kusadasi
Daily tour to the Greek Island of Patmos by private boat. Visit the Cave of Revelation and St. John’s Monastery. Return to Kusadasi for overnight.
Day 10 Aphrodisias – Laodicea Pamukkale
Visit Aphrodisias, Laodicea and Hierapolis, overnight in Pamukkale.
Day 11 Pisidian Antioch – Iconium – Cappadocia
Visit Pisidian Antioch, Konya (Iconium), the Mevlana Mosque and Mausoleum, proceed to Cappadocia for overnight.
Day 12 Cappadocia
Visit Goreme, Zelve Valley, Underground City. Overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 13 Cappadocia – Tarsus – Antioch
Depart to Tarsus, the birthplace of St. Paul, continue to Antakya (Biblical city of Antioch) where St. Paul and St. Barnabas stayed. Overnight in Antakya.
Day 14 Antioch – Fly Istanbul
Visit the Museum of Antioch with its famous mosaics and St. Peter’s Grotto, the Cave Church where early Christians met in secret. Drive to Adana airport for late afternoon flight to Istanbul. Transfer to hotel, overnight in Istanbul.
Day 15 Istanbul – Departure
Transfer to Istanbul airport for departure.