A daily visit to hometown of St. Paul and the Seven Sleepers Cave

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Tour Number

Activity Level

199912


Categories

City, First Time Visitor, Shore Excursion

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 4

Language(s)

explanation

English (advanced), German (conversational)

Tarsus, the Seven Sleepers Cave and the Tarsus Waterfall


Paul the Apostle, also known as Saul of Tarsus, was born in Tarsus and taught the gospel of Christ to the first-century world. He was a Jewish Roman citizen. After becoming Christian, he traveled and founded several churches around Asia Minor and Europe between 30-50 AD. The church dedicated to Paul, St. Paul's well, the Roman street, Ottoman Mosques are the other ancient sites that can be seen along the tour.

The Seven Sleepers (aṣḥāb al kahf): According to the legend 7 Chiristian young men refused to worship idols during the Roman time, escaped from the city and fell asleep inside a cave, they awoke around 200 years later and seen by the people of the new Christian city of Tarsus.

Finally, the Tarsus waterfall is an outstanding natural beauty that will highlight our journey.

Itinerary

-- Pick up from Adana, Hatay airport or from the ports of Mersin, İskenderun or Taşıcu.
-- Visiting St. Paul Museum, Orthodox Greek Church, ancient Roman city of Tarsus and other hictorical sites in the city.
-- Visiting the Cave of Seven Sleepers
-- Visiting Tarsus Waterfall and having lunch by waterfall
-- Transfer back to the ports, airports or the hotels

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

Duration: 5 hours

The duration of the tour might change 30 minutes due to trafic and weather condition.

Transportation

By air-conditioned private vehicles, according to number of people minibus can also be offered.

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services
  • Private Transportation
  • Public Transportation Tickets

Other: -- Professional guiding around Tarsus, the Cave of Seven Sleepers hictorical sites in the tour.
--Transfers from Adana, Mersin and Hatay airports and ports

Estimated Local Cash Needed

30 US Dollars - -- Entrance fees
-- Lunch

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Other: -- lunch and drinks
-- Entrance fees

A Recent Review of this tour

Communication and arrival were very smooth! My friend and I really appreciated the ease of having a vehicle and guide to visit the various locations. Ahmet was most kind and we really enjoyed Tarsus. Was also informed that my friend and I were the youngest guests yet as we are still in our 20's. Thank you for the experience!
Tara T.

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    Tour Price

    300 USD(for up to 4 people) (duration: 5 hours) deposit ?

  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    199912


    Categories

    City, First Time Visitor, Shore Excursion

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes.

    Friendly: Yes.

    Maximum travelers: 4

    Language(s)

    explanation

    English (advanced), German (conversational)

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