Jay McCarl Pastors Familiarization Trip

Price*: $2,275/person with 2 sharing a room


Features Included:

  • Round Trip Air from San Francisco & New York JFK
  • Breakfast and dinner daily at hotels and all lunches
  • Transfer between airports and hotels
  • English-speaking guide throughout the tour
  • Baggage handling, hotel taxes & service charges
  • Tips to driver, guide, hotels

Not included:

  • Travel Insurance (highly recommended, available at yoshertours.com. Click on travel tips)
  • Gifts/personal expenses
  • Phone (Unlimited calls to USA, Canada and within Israel for a pre-arranged cost of $2.99/day; contact info@yoshertours.com)

*Price based on 35 passengers or more


Day 1-Sunday, March 31: Depart San Francisco or JFK for Turkey.

Day 2-Monday, Apr 1: Arrive at Istanbul, Turkey. Check in at Titanic City Hotel. Welcome dinner at hotel.

Day 3-Tuesday, Apr 2: Bosphorus cruise to Black Sea. Follow the Theodosian City Walls to arrive at Chora Museum. Visit Greek Orthodox Patriarchate Church. Back to Titanic City Hotel.

Day 4-Wednesday, Apr 3: Visit Hippodrome 17th century Blue Mosque, the Church of Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and the 15th century Covered Bazaar. Back to Titanic City Hotel.

Day 5-Thursday, Apr 4: Depart hotel for domestic flight to Hatay. Drive to Antakya, and visit the Grotto of St. Peter, and the Archaeology Museum. Dinner and overnight at Ottoman Palace Hotel.

Day 6-Friday, Apr 5: Depart hotel for Tarsus, by way of Adana. Visit the Well of St. Paul. Drive to Cappadocia, and visit one of the underground cities. Dinner and overnight at Kapadokya Lodge Hotel.

Day 7-Saturday, Apr 6: Tour Cappadocia, including the Göreme and Paşabağ open air museums, the Uçhisar and Güvercinlik valleys, and Avanus village. Back to the Kapadokya Lodge Hotel.

Day 8-Sunday, Apr 7: Depart hotel for Konya, with a stop at Sultanhan. Continue to Psidian Antiochia, Hierapolis, Domitian Gate, and travertine cascades of Pamukkale. Overnight at Pamakkule Doğa Thermal Hotel.

Day 9-Monday, Apr 8: Depart Pamakkule to Laodicea, Philadelphia, and Sardis. Visit the Artemis Temple and the Roman Imperial Hall. Drive to Izmir and Smyrna. Check in at the Mövenpick Hotel İzmir.

Day 10-Tuesday, Apr 9: Tour Ephesus, the Temple of Artemis, and Celsus Library. Visit the Ephesus archaeological site and the Basilica of St. John. Back to the Mövenpick Hotel İzmir.

Day 11-Wednesday, Apr 10: Depart Izmir to Thyatira and Bergama (ancient Pergamon). Continue to Alexandria Troas. Dinner and overnight at Çanakkale Kolin Hotel.

Day 12-Thursday, Apr 11: Depart Canakkale for a visit at Troy. Take the ferry from Canakkale to Istanbul, and a night at the Titanic City Hotel.

Day 13- Friday, Apr 12: Early morning flight to San Francisco or JFK.


Our tours are physically demanding. You’ll be walking 2-5 miles a day on uneven ground, hilly trails and challenging stairways, including bus travel on winding roads. You should be in good physical condition before we leave. We don’t recommend the tour for people needing wheelchairs, walkers or for young children as most sites lack handicapped access. Please consult your physician before registering if you are pregnant, suffer from back or leg-related ailments, car or air sickness, or any chronic illnesses.


Itinerary subject to change

For further information, contact Sherry Moore
Phone: 703-627-7992

Email: sherry@yoshertours.com
Register at: https://www.yoshertours.com