Join on a transformative journey in the holy footsteps of St Paul in the heart of Turkey. Through historic cities, ancient ruins and breathtaking landscapes, this pilgrimage offers a deep connection with the legacy of the Apostle Paul.
Izmir: Gateway to the Journey
Begin your spiritual journey in the vibrant city of Izmir. Don’t forget to explore the theatre of Mileto. Feel the echoes of history as you stand on the land where St Paul once set foot.
Ephesus Tapestry of ancient splendour
Head to Ephesus, a UNESCO World Heritage Site where St Paul spent much of his time preaching and building churches. Walk the marble streets, visit the Library of Celsus and enjoy at the Great Theatre, where echoes of Paul’s teachings linger.
Pergamum: City of Wisdom
Journey to Pergamum, an ancient center of culture and learning. Explore the Acropolis, marvel at the Altar of Zeus, and contemplate the rich history that shaped the early Christian communities under Saint Paul’s influence.
Sardes: Echoes of Opulence
Discover Sardes, an ancient capital renowned for its wealth and grandeur. Explore the Temple of Artemis, the Gymnasium, and the Sardis Synagogue, connecting with the diverse influences that Saint Paul encountered.
Pamukkale: Nature’s Masterpiece
Experience the surreal terraces of Pamukkale, where mineral-rich thermal waters cascade down white travertine terraces. Reflect on the spiritual significance of the ancient city of Hierapolis and immerse yourself in the rejuvenating hot springs.
Laodicea: Gateway to Revelation
Visit Laodicea, one of the Seven Churches of Revelation. Contemplate the spiritual messages that Saint Paul conveyed to this ancient city as you explore the archaeological remains and envision the early Christian gatherings.
Antioch of Pisidia: Enigmatic Ruins
Embark on a journey to Antioch of Pisidia, where Saint Paul delivered one of his most famous sermons. Wander through the ruins, feel the spiritual energy, and connect with the Apostle’s powerful teachings.
Konya: A spiritual paradise
Arrive in Konya, a city steeped in history. Visit St Paul’s Church and immerse yourself in the mysticism associated with the journey of the Apostle Paul, an important figure in early Christianity.
Cappadocia: otherworldly landscapes
Discover the mesmerising landscapes of Cappadocia, where the influence of St Paul resonates. Explore the Goreme Open Air Museum, see unique churches carved into the rock and soar over the fairytale landscapes in a hot air balloon. Enjoy nature in the Ihlara and Paşabağ valleys.
Istanbul: Meeting of the Continents
Finish your pilgrimage in Istanbul, where East meets West. Visit iconic landmarks such as the Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque and the Hippodrome. Feel centuries of history beneath your feet and reflect on the spiritual journey unfolding in Turkey’s diverse landscapes.
Following in the footsteps of St Paul, this journey offers not only a glimpse into the past, but also a profound spiritual experience that connects travellers with the enduring legacy of one of the key figures of Christianity.