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In the Footsteps of St. Paul & Seven Churches of Revelation
19 Days / 17 Nights
This is a Christian religious journey through Turkey and Greece covering many sites which Paul the Apostle visited during his missionary journeys; as well as the Seven Churches which St. John mentioned in the Book of Revelation; besides taking you to many interesting ancient and modern cities and harbors of that part of the world which boast long eventful history and charm.
Best time to travel:
April ~ May
September ~ October
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In the Footsteps of St. Paul & Seven Churches of Revelation Travel Itinerary
Day 1 ~ Depart the USA
Day 2 ~ Antakya (ancient Antioch)
Upon arrival in Istanbul and going through airport formalities, you will need to proceed to domestic flight terminal to take a short flight to Antakya. Once in Antakya you will be met and transferred to your hotel for overnight.
Antioch-on-the-Orontes, once called “the fair crown of the Orient", is just 12 miles from Syrian border. Antioch was a city of great religious importance and home to several Roman temples and its suburbs.
Day 3 ~ Antakya
Antioch has great historical significance for Christianity; as it was the base for St. Paul's missionary journeys, as well as the place where followers of Jesus Christ were called "Christians" for the first time (Acts 11:26) and where the Gospel of Matthew was probably written. Antioch hosted a number of church councils, developed its own characteristic school of biblical interpretation, and produced such influential Christian figures as the martyr-bishop Ignatius of Antioch, the pillar-saint Simeon, and the "golden-mouthed" preacher John Chrysostom.
Our sightseeing in Antakya will include visits to: the Cave Church of St. Peter, where followers of Jesus were first called “Christians”; the Archaeological Museum, famous for its extensive collection of Roman and Byzantine Era impressive mythological mosaics beautifully displayed in natural light; and Samandag, located close to ancient site of Seleucia Pieria- major Mediterranean port of the Hellenistic and Roman eras- the port of Antioch, where Paul, Silas, Barnabas, John, and Mark set out on their missionaries.
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Accommodation for17 nights at selected 3 and 4 star hotels, and/or restored Ottoman mansions and special boutique hotels
English-speaking and knowledgeable guide and his/her expenses
Daily private sightseeing by comfortable air-conditioned minibuses or vans including insurance, parking, toll fees and petrol
Entrance fees to sites indicated in bold on the itinerary
One domestic flight in Turkey (Istanbul-Antakya)
All arrival and departure transfers
Complete information package with itineraries, travel and visa information and Luggage tags
Flight to/from Samos