General

Best of Antakya (Antioch) Tour

Places to visit: Antakya (Antioch) Mosaic & Archaeology Museum. Cave Church of St. Peter, Harbiye
Duration : 6 Hours
Departure from: Iskenderun Port

  • This is a private tour and includes a driver and a separate English-speaking guide who will accompany you into all attractions to provide commentary.

Itinerary

Travel to Antakya (Antioch) and the surrounding beautiful Mediterranean countryside. This region is a storehouse of extraordinary historic landmarks, including and the “cave church” in which St. Peter preached to the Christian population of Antioch. Persecution was rife at the time and is evidenced by the tunnel that once opened to the mountains–an escape route for those in jeopardy because of their faith. The Biblical book of Acts notes that Barnabas and Paul (himself once an avid persecutor of Christians) stayed in Antioch (Antayka) for a year, preaching to the people there and converting thousands. Around the same time as Paul, Barnabas and Peter were spreading the gospel of Christianity, the Romans were completing magnificent mosaics in the homes and public buildings of Antakya. These stunningly colorful pieces of exquisite art are on display at the Mosaic & Archaeology Museum, ranking among the best of its kind in the world. The state of preservation is quite incredible and makes this museum a must-see. Continuing on, you will travel to Harbiye, just six miles south of Antakya. The ancient and celebrated suburb of Daphne is a beautiful gorge, dotted with waterfalls and pools, to which revelers and vacationers flocked in Roman times, drawn by the shady cypress and laurel groves. It is said that Mark Anthony and Cleopatra married here in Harbiye. Here you will enjoy a traditional lunch of local dishes and specialties of this part of Turkey, whose cuisine is strongly influenced by its Arabian neighbors. Finally, you will drive back to the port of Iskenderun.

Tour Prices:                       

 

Inclusions:

  • Transportation by A/C vehicle,
  • English speaking professional guiding services,
  • Entrance fees to sites and museums,
  • 2 small bottled water per person
  • Parking fees for the vehicle.

Exclusions:

  • Other alcoholic and non alcaholic beverages,
  • Lunches,
  • Personel expenses,
  • Gratiuties to tour guides and drivers

Available departures

Unfortunately, no places are available on this tour at the moment

Remarks

  • If it is demand, other languages are available for private group or individual requirement. (It is charged extra $ 50 for the other languages guided.)
  • 0-6 ages are free , 6-11 ages are 50% discount.

Advantages of Private Shore Excursions
There are a number of advantages for booking a private shore excursion over a group/bus tour. Firstly, you can create and book one of our tailor-made tour or you can select from our list of high quality excursions options list on this website.

Some Great Reasons for Booking one of our Shore Excursions ;

  • You will have undivided attention of your private Tour Guide – questions answered instantly!
  • No waiting in lines for tickets – your private guide will arrange everything for you.
  • Decide when YOU want to start and conclude your tour.
  • More Time to spend interacting with local people and immersing your in the culture
  • No large groups of 30 – 40 people who have different interest – it’s your own private tour.

FAQ

How do I meet my private guide & driver?
You will be met by your private guide & driver at the exit terminal of the port at your chosen time. The guide will be holding a sign-board with your NAME & SURNAME written clearly for you to see.

Can I state the time I wish to meet my guide ?
Absolutely ! It’s your private tour so you can decide your meeting time.

Does Fez Travel share our tour services (guiding, transporting etc.) with other Cruisers or travellers ?
No. It is your private tour.

Can I change my itinerary after I have booked my private tour?
If you decide to change your itinerary prior to departure, then, yes you can change your itinerary. However, if you decide to change your itinerary on your tour date, then it will be at the discretion of our Operations Department.

Can I add another place on my itinerary on the day of the tour?
Fez Travel and your private guide will do their best to include all sites you wish to visit on the day of the tour, however this will be subject to time permitting. Your private guide will inform our Operations Department about this request and should there be an extra fee, then we will advise you of this.