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Central Turkey - Cappadocia, Tarsus, Antioch

APRIL 18-22, 2024
Rev. Dr. Don Milton Carlson
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Flights:              TK 034  02APR  IAHIST   2055 1650 

TK 033  22APR  ISTIAH   1405 1910 

Apr 18 Thu          Morning Flight from Istanbul to Cappadocia
Fly Cappadocia (Kayseri Airport). Visit Göreme, where you will see remains of several hundred early churches, with rooms hollowed out from the cones of volcanic ash. Some of them are decorated with carved frescoes depicting scenes from the Bible. Then visit Kaymakli, an underground city which was an early Christian center that extended down in the earth for at least eight floors and housed several thousand people in the eighth and ninth centuries. You’ll continue to Uçhisar, another of these early Christian communities, before returning to your hotel for dinner and overnight. (B,D)

Apr 19 Fri            Cappadocia – Tarsus – Antioch
Optional Hot Air Balloon Ride in the early morning (05:00-07:00). {Price around $250 to $350}
Drive to Tarsus, Paul’s birthplace, see the Roman Road and Paul’s Well (total driving time 6 hours 30 minutes). Continue to Antioch, check-in to the hotel for dinner and overnight. (B,D)

Apr 20 Sat           Antioch
Short drive to the grotto Church of St. Peter where Jesus followers were first called Christians (Acts 11:26). In the afternoon, we will visit the new Mosaic Museum in Antioch where you will see an unusually rich collection of mosaics from this area. Dinner and overnight at Museum hotel in Antakya. (B,D)

Apr 21 Sun          Seleucia Pieria – Antioch
First short visit to the Museum underneath your hotel.Drive to Seleucia Pieria, the port town from which Paul and Barnabas departed and returned on their first journey (Acts 13:4). There we will see the Titus, one of Rome’s engineering wonders. If time allows, we will visit the monastery complex of Simon Stylites. Dinner and overnight at Museum hotel in Antakya. (B,D)

Apr 22 Mon        Transfer to Hatay Airport – End of our services - Fly back home.

Flight Details

TK 034  02APR  IAHIST   2055 1650 

TK 033  22APR  ISTIAH   1405 1910

Including

- Istanbul-Kayseri Airport (Cappadocia) morning flight
- Hatay-Istanbul morning flight
-1 night at Dilek Kaya Hotel in Cappadocia or similar
-3 nights at Museum Hotel in Antakya or similar
-Daily open buffet breakfasts at the hotels (B:breakfast)
-4 Dinners at the hotels (D:Dinner)
-All Transfers and Transportation by Private A/C bus
-English speaking, government licensed, bible oriented professional tour guide throughout the tour
-All Entry fees to the sites & museums
-Service charges & local taxes
-Tips to the tour guide and driver

Excluding

-Turkish Visa Fee to be obtained online before arrival  www.evisa.gov.tr 
-Drinks and lunches
-Travel and Health Insurance, any other item not listed above


 Locations on the map may include pre program or extension locations with main program.
Flight Details

TK 034  02APR  IAHIST   2055 1650 

TK 033  22APR  ISTIAH   1405 1910

Including

- Istanbul-Kayseri Airport (Cappadocia) morning flight
- Hatay-Istanbul morning flight
-1 night at Dilek Kaya Hotel in Cappadocia or similar
-3 nights at Museum Hotel in Antakya or similar
-Daily open buffet breakfasts at the hotels (B:breakfast)
-4 Dinners at the hotels (D:Dinner)
-All Transfers and Transportation by Private A/C bus
-English speaking, government licensed, bible oriented professional tour guide throughout the tour
-All Entry fees to the sites & museums
-Service charges & local taxes
-Tips to the tour guide and driver

Excluding

-Turkish Visa Fee to be obtained online before arrival  www.evisa.gov.tr 
-Drinks and lunches
-Travel and Health Insurance, any other item not listed above


Hosts
Rev. Dr. Don Milton Carlson

“​I am convinced that few, if any, people joined the early Christian community because they were attracted by some new abstract theology. Nor do I think they were looking for a way to get their sins forgiven so that they could get into heaven. I think that they were attracted by a new way of living with others in this world. They were attracted by a new dispensation and new way of doing life with others in Jesus name; a way of life together that brought hope and healing amid the brokenness and injustice that sin had wrought. They joined because, amidst the old tottering kingdoms of the world, they glimpsed in Jesus and his followers that the kingdom of God was a hand. Concrete, down to earth, in the flesh, everyday,good news.”

Cancellation Penalty:

  • 90-60 days prior to departure: No Penalty
  • 59-45 days prior to departure: 10%
  • 44-30 days prior to departure: 25%
  • 29-15 days prior to departure: 75%
  • 14 days & After No refund

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