Footsteps of St. Paul

Duration:  
12 Days  11 Nights
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Terms & Conditions:

  • Advanced booking requires a minimum of 21 working days before the arrival date.

  • Full payment is required once the booking is confirmed.

  • A passport copy and full vaccination certificate copy are required upon reservation.

  • Passport Validity: Please ensure your passport is valid for at least 6 months from the date of return.

  • Booking cancelled after 10 days prior to the departure date - Non-refundable.

  • Mayflower reserves the right to change or cancel any part of the itinerary due to unforeseen circumstances beyond its control without prior notice.

  • Mayflower does not accept responsibility for losses or expenses incurred due to delays by bad weather and other unforeseen incidents.

  • Rates are subject to change without prior notice and are subject to currency frustration.

  • Mayflower Holidays Sdn. Bhd. reserves the absolute right to charge you an administration fee of not more than RM100 per person to cover the administration costs incurred by Mayflower Holidays Sdn Bhd for all amendments or cancellations.

  • In the event of cancellation, the refund amount will be in the form of a "Travel Wallet". Any handling fees incurred are non-refundable. Mayflower Holidays Sdn. Bhd. will evaluate the specific case and has the absolute right to decide whether it should be refunded.

  • Travel period: Immediate until 31 Mar 2023.

 

RM 4,170
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Day 1
ISTANBUL / ADANA / ANTIOCH
ANEMON HOTEL ANTAKYA / HATAY (5*) OR SIMILAR
Highlight
Tarsus | Well of Saint Paul | Cleopatra Gate
Activity
Arrive at Istanbul Airport, fly to Adana on a domestic flight, and then drive to Tarsus, the birthplace of Saint Paul. In the pre-Christianity period, Tarsus was known as the place where Cleopatra tempted Marc Antonius after his victory at Philip's. Visit the Well of Saint Paul and the Cleopatra Gate. Lunch in Tarsus and a drive to Antakya ( Antioch) for overnight.
Day 2
ANTIOCH
Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
ANEMON HOTEL ANTAKYA / HATAY (5*) OR SIMILAR
Highlight
Antakya | Samandagi
Activity
Breakfast and departure for Antakya, the biblical city called Antioch, situated next to the Asi (Orantes) River in the fertile plains surrounded by the high mountains. This is the city where the word "Christian" was used for the first time. Its museums have one of the richest Roman mosaic collections in the world. The majority of the fantastic stone paintings were found during the excavations in Antakya and around Daphne. Outside the city, there is the Cave of Saint Peter, which was a church constructed in a cave. We will have lunch during visits. Then, in the afternoon, we drive to Samandagi. Samandagi is 25 km from Antakya, a town with a pristine beach. Then transfer to the hotel.
Day 3
ANTIOCH - CAPPADOCIA
Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
MONARK HOTEL / CAPPADOCIA (4*) OR SIMILAR
Highlight
The Underground City of Kaymakli | The Valley of the Birds | The Uchisar Castle
Activity
After breakfast, drive to Cappadocia. Today we will visit the incredible Underground City of Kaymakli, where early Christians lived secretly in order to survive and keep their faith. Photostops will be given at the Valley of the Birds and at the foot of Uchisar Castle. Then, proceed to the rock-carved churches hollowed out of volcanic ash.
Day 4
CAPPADOCIA
Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
MONARK HOTEL / CAPPADOCIA (4*) OR SIMILAR
Highlight
Goreme Open Air Museum | Avanos | The Ihlara Valley | The Melendiz River | The Carpet Weaving Center
Activity
A full day exploring Cappadocia Visit Goreme Open Air Museum, Avanos, the pottery making town, and the natural citadel of Uchisar. Then visit the Ihlara Valley, which was formed by a volcanic eruption where the Melendiz River flows to create this impressive canyon. Then stop at the Carpet Weaving Center to view hand-made Turkish carpets.
Day 5
CAPPADOCIA - KONYA
Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
BAYIR DIAMOND HOTEL / KONYA (4*) OR SIMILAR
Highlight
Psidian Antioch (Yalvac) | Konya
Activity
Early in the morning, we will drive to Psidian Antioch (Yalvac), where St. Paul opened Christianity to the world. Yalvac's history goes back to 280 B.C. During St. Paul's time, the population was a mixture of Jews, Romans, and Greeks. Then we drive to Konya. Then have dinner and sleep at the hotel.
Day 6
KONYA - PAMUKKALE
Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
TRIPOLIS HOTEL / PAMUKKALE (4*) OR SIMILAR
Highlight
Hierapolis | Laodecia
Activity
After breakfast, drive to Pamukkale to visit Hierapolis, which was founded by Pergamon king Telephos and named after his wife Hiera. Most likely, the very large Jewish element in this city was an important factor in the rapid expansion of Christianity. During the Byzantine period, the city became the seat of a diocese with a large Christian church. Then visit Laodecia. We find here two theaters, a large stadium, a water tower and an Odeon. Then proceed to the hotel.
Day 7
PAMUKKALE - KUSADASI - EPHESUS
Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
BLANCA HOTEL / IZMIR (4*) OR SIMILAR
Highlight
Kusadasi | Ephesus | House of Virgin Mary | Izmir
Activity
After breakfast, drive to Kusadasi. We go to Ephesus, the best preserved and most visited city of all ages. The city was dedicated to the Goddess Artemis, whose temple is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Next, we will visit the House of Virgin Mary, declared holy by the Vatican and St. John's Basilica. After lunch, drive to Izmir. Dinner and overnight in Izmir.
Day 8
IZMIR - SMYRNA - SARDIS - PHILADELPHIA - IZMIR
Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
BLANCA HOTEL / IZMIR (4*) OR SIMILAR
Highlight
Smyrna | Sardis | Temple of Artemis and the earliest synagogue built in Asia Minor | Philadelphia
Activity
Following breakfast, we will visit Smyrna, one of the Seven Churches of Revelation. Drive to Sardis, one of the Seven Churches of Revelation. Then we will visit the remains of the church which was built on the Temple of Artemis and the earliest synagogue built in Asia Minor. After lunch, visit Philadelphia, one of the Seven Churches of Revelation Transfer to the hotel. Dinner and overnight.
Day 9
IZMIR - PERGAMUM - CANAKKALE
Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
IRIS HOTEL / CANAKKALE (4*) OR SIMILAR
Highlight
Pergamon | The remnants of Acropolis | its famous library | theater | Athena | Dionysos | Trajan Temples| Canakkale
Activity
After breakfast, we will visit the ancient Agora of Smyrna (Izmir). Then drive to the ancient site of Sardes with its temple of Artemis and ancient synagogue. Then we go to Pergamon, addressed by Saint John. We tour the remnants of the Acropolis, its famous library, theater, Athena, Dionysos, and Trajan Temples. Drive to Canakkale. Check-in to our hotel in Canakkale for dinner and overnight.
Day 10
CANAKKALE - ISTANBUL
Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
VIALAND PALACE HOTEL / ISTANBUL (4*) OR SIMILAR
Highlight
Troy | Gallipol | The second strategic waterway | The Dardanelles | land in Asia
Activity
After breakfast at the hotel, we proceed to Troy. Then, we will begin our scenic drive down to Gallipoli, historically famous for being the site of many battles during WWI. Then we will cross the second strategic waterway, the Dardanelles, and land in Asia. Transfer to a hotel for dinner and overnight.
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RM 4,170
per person

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includes
  • Air Conditioned Transport For Sightseeing & Transfers

  • Licensed English Speaking Guide

  • Entrance Fees 

  • Porterage At Hotels

  • 11 Breakfasts (Hotel) , 11 Lunches (Local Meal) & 11 Dinners (Hotel) 

  • Water During Lunches & Dinners

  • Daily 2 Small Bottles Of Water On The Coach

excludes
  • Airfare and airport taxes

  • Incidental bill and other personal expenses

  • Covid-19 Swab/PCR Test cost

  • Compulsory tipping For Guide & Driver: Per Person Per Day 5 USD & 3 USD respectively

  • Items not specially mentioned above and/or in the itinerary