Thursday, May 9, 2019

The Church of Saint Peter in Antakya

Among the most impressive historical sites of the city of Antakya in Turkey, there is the famous Church of Saint Peter or the Church of the Grotto.

The church is considered among the finest examples of Byzantine establishments in Turkey featured with its magnificent architecture. It was built inside a cave and restored during the 11 th century by the crusaders and a group of monks in the 19 th century.

The most wonderful original parts that remained from the Cave Church of St. Peter include wonderful mosaics and some wall paintings. Historians always debated the exact date of the
establishment of the church. However, it was mainly around the 4 th or the 5 th centuries.

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10 Day Egypt in Depth Tour

Price Includes:
  • Round trip airfare from NYC-Cairo-NYC
  • Other departure cities available for supplement
  • Airline Fuel Surcharges and airport taxes
  • All transfers with air-conditioned minivans with English Speaking Host
  • Domestic Air within Egypt included in our land rate
  • 18 Meals: 8 breakfast, 6 lunches and 4 dinners
  • Service of local English speaking tour host
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary by private air-conditioned car or minibus
  • Service of local English Speaking license Egyptologist
  • 8 nights accommodation at your choice of hotels on the following order:
  • Gold Plan Hotels:
  • 3 nights at the [Le Meridien Pyramids] or [Mena House Hotel], Cairo
  • 4 nights at the [MS Radamis II], Outside Cabin
  • 1 night at the [Radisson Blu Hotel Cairo], Cairo
  • Diamond Plan Hotels:
  • 3 nights at the [Four Seasons First Residence], Cairo, Superior Room
  • 4 nights at the [MS Sonesta St. George Nile Cruise], Outside Cabin
  • 1 night at the [Four Seasons First Residence], Cairo, Superior Room
  • All hotel taxes 
Special Features
  • Guaranteed Departure with minimum 2 passengers
  • Egyptian Museum & Citadel of Mohamed Ali
  • Old Cairo & Ben Ezra Synagogue
  • Khan el-Khalili Bazaar
  • Great Pyramids & Sphinx with Camel Ride
  • Memphis & Sakkara
  • High Dam & Temple of Philae
  • Kom Ombo Temple & Edfu Temple
  • Valley of the Kings & Temple of Queen Hatshepsut
  • Karnak Temple & Luxor Temple