" Come, come again, whoever you
are, come !
Heathen, fire worshipper or idolatrous, come !
Come even if you broke your penitence a hundred times
Ours is the portal of hope, come as you are ." RUMI
CAPPADOCIA, KONYA & EPHESUS - 07 NIGHTS;
Day 01 –
Welcome to Istanbul - Turkey ; biggest
city of Turkey , the bridge between Europe and Asia
. Transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul
Day 02 - Istanbul full day tour;
Hipodrome; was build by Roman Emperor
Septimius Severius at the end of 2nd century. Blue
Mosque ; It was build by Sultan Ahmet the
1st on the square with the same name in Istanbul between
1609 and 1616. Santa Sophia Church ;
was originally built during the period of Emperor
I. Constantine (324-337). Topkapi Palace &
Jewelry section, of the Sultans until 19
th Century now is museum of Ottoman Empire , Harem
is the place for Sultans wives. Then visit world famous
Grand Bazaar. Overnight at Istanbul . (B.L.)
Day 03 –Istanbul
after breakfast transfer to the airport for Kayseri
flight, drive to Cappadocia; where
cliff dwellings and several hundred churches are hollowed
out of the cones which are eroded remnants of volcanic
land. Frescoes depicting scenes from the bible or
the Apocrha are amazingly well preserved. Visit the
underground city, one of many, where the Christians
found refuge during the persecution of the Romans
of nearby Cesearia in the 2nd century and the Arabs
in the 7th century . Visit Devrent
& Monk Valley , Avanos
Pottery, old Cavusin Village
, Goreme Openair
Museum , o vernight at Cappadocia . (B.L.D.)
Day 04– Immerse into the depths
of Cappadocia to understand how the early Christians
had lived and worshipped in the land where the seeds
of Christianity was planed by St. Paul . Visit Kaymakli
underground city , Pigeon Valley
, Uchisar Castle , Esentepe
Panorama , Ortahisar Village &
Urgup, overnight at Cappadocia (B.L.D.)
Day 05 – Cappadocia, after breakfast
drive to Konya ; on the way visit
Sultanhani Caravanserai. Konya is
still spiritually important as the center of the Whirling
Dervishes who preach friendship, tolerance
and divine love. Visit The Museum of Mevlana . In
the evening The Ceremony of Sebi Arus (Whirling
Dervishes Ceremony) Overnight in Konya . (B.L.D.)
Day 06 – Konya , drive to Pamukkale
( Hierapolis ) Visit Hierapolis
; the “ Sacred City ”, is
located at present-day Pamukkale.
In the first century it was part of the tri-city area
of Laodicea , Colossae , and Hierapolis . This
connection between the cities lies behind Paul's reference
to Hierapolis and Laodicea in his epistle to the Colossians
( Col 4:13). Before 70 A .D. Phillip (either
the apostle or the evangelist) moved to Hierapolis
, where he was believed to have been martyred.
Free time in Pamukkale thermal pool and drive to Kusadasi.
Day 07 - After breakfast depart
for Selcuk ; See The House
of Virgin Mary, final abode of the Virgin
Mary where she spends her last years. Tour thorough
ancient Ephesus to see the old synagogue,
the Amphitheater of 24000 populations where St.Paul
preached, the Library of Celsus
and other sights. Temple
of Artemis which is one of the Seven Wonders
of the Ancient World. Drive to Kusadasi for dinner
Day 08 - Kusadasi; Transfer to
Izmir airport for flight to Istanbul and then home.
End of our services.
A/c. car with driver at the tours and transfers as mentioned
English Speaking guide at the tours.
Meals at the tours as mentioned.
Mentioned Hotel accommodations or similar
Economic class Flight tickets as mentioned.
Entrance fees on the tours.
All parking fees.
Tip to the guide and driver.
Drinks at the meals.