Istanbul Cappadocia (Lunch, Dinner)
Guided tours Turkey start; first, we pick you up from your hotel and transfer to the airport. Then, we fly from Istanbul to Kayseri. After we arrive in Kayseri, we will visit the Devrent and Monks Valleys. We will enjoy the lunar landscape and the unique, striking fairy chimneys, known as the mushroom-shaped fairy chimneys. Then we will continue on to the small village of Avanos. It is famous for clay pottery design. A short break for lunch and proceed our tour to Goreme Open-Air Museum – an exhibition of impressive churches which contain many examples of Byzantine frescoes. We carry on another 5 km away from Goreme in our guided tours Turkey; a magnificent panorama of the valleys is provided from the rock-perched castle of Uchisar. Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia.
Full Day Cappadocia Tour (Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner)
We will start the day with breakfast and then carry on with a hike through orchards and vineyards. Between fairy chimneys and rock-carved houses we are in another impressive valley – the Rose and Red Valley. Then we will continue to the old Christian village of Cavusin – the home of two rock churches. The captivating beauty of the Pigeon Valley will take us back to the time when pigeons were used as message carriers. At that time the valley was named after the hundreds of little windows carved into the rocks to attract nesting pigeons. Following lunch in a local restaurant we proceed to an elaborate labyrinth of tunnels and caves – Kaymakli Underground City. The last site to visit for the day is Ortahisar Castle and Mustafapasa village – an old Greek village. Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia.
Cappadocia – Tarsus (Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner)
After an early breakfast we get on the bus down to the south of Turkey, to Tarsus– the birthplace of St.Paul. There we will visit the Well of the Blessed Water. It is said to be at the side of St. Paul’s house, Cleopatra’s Gate (built in 2 AD by the order of Mark Anthony). Dinner and overnight in the hotel in Tarsus.Antakya (Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner)
We will have an early breakfast and leave for Antakya. It was known in the past as Antioch-on-Orantes, the third most important city in the old Roman Empire. Here Barnabas brought Paul to join in the congregation’s ministry for the first sustained efforts to bring gentiles into the Christian community, calling the first converts ‘Christians’. It was where Christians were first called thus. While in Antakya region we will visit the town of Samandag (“Straw Mountain”). It was once the ancient biblical port of Seleucia ad Pieria, serving Antioch. We will also see the Grotto of St. Peter – a little cave church where early Christians secretly met for prayer. Also, the Titus Water Tunnel and the exquisite Roman mosaics on display at the Mosaic Museum will be visited. Going back to Tarsus. Dinner and overnight in Tarsus.
Guided round tours Turkey – Day1 Istanbul – Bursa ( Lunch – Dinner) Guided round tours Turkey – Meet the tour guide and drive to Bursa. Before we arrive there we will stop for lunch at ‘Kofteci Yusuf’ restaurant. Their specialty is meat balls. When in Bursa we will visit the Green Mosque, Green Tomb, Grand Mosque andREAD MORE