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10 In the Footsteps of St.Paul (I) 15-day Turkey pilgrimage

Day 1 Depart HK International Airport for Istanbul.
Day 2 Arrive Istanbul. Visit St Mary’s Draperis and the Franciscan Church of St Antoine in Taksim Square. Lunch. Drive to the hilltop of the Asian side to look at the panoramic view of the European and Asian Istanbul.
Day 3 Visit Chora, Istanbul Museum and Hagia Sophia. After lunch, Hippodrome and Basilica Cistern.
Day 4 Morning departure for Ankara, where you will visit the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations.
Day 5 Set off for Cappadocia, a landscape of extraordinary rock formations. Visit Goreme Open Air Museum, Avanos and Uchisar Castle.
Day 6 Explore Cappadocia further; the land of Saints and early Christians. Ramble in Beautiful valleys, discover underground cities and visit old Christian villages. Visit Kaysar underground city.
Day 7 Set off for Konya. Visit Lystra and Derbe on the way.
Day 8 Depart for Yalvac, the ancient Antioch-in-Pisdia, where St. Paul’s first recorded sermon was given. In the afternoon, drive to Pamukkale to visit the ancient city of Hierapolis, where St. Philip the Apostle was martyred.
Day 9 Set off for Eskihisar – ancient Laodicea; and visit the its church and ruins, Visit Miletus then to Kusadasi.
Day 10 Drive to Ephesus to visit the spectacular ruins, the House of Virgin Mary, Archaeological Museum and Basilica of St. John. Stop-off at the picturesque Sirince village.
Day 11 Visit Patmos. It was on the island that St John wrote his divinely inspired Revelation the Apocalypse, the last book of the New Testament.
Day 12 Excursion to the Church of St. Policarp, symbolizing the community of the seven Churches of the Apocalypse, Sardis ancient Lydian city and the ancient Philadelphia Church in Alasehir.
Day 13 Morning departure for Akhisar to visit the Church of ancient Thyatira, followed by a visit to the Acropolis and Asclepion in ancient Pergamon. Drive to Canakkale
Day 14 Visit Troas. Boatride on Bosphoros. Transfer to Istanbul Airport and return flight home.
Day 15 Arrive Hong Kong.

Itinerary is subject to changes.