Churches In Eight Days - Tour
Visit the seven biblical churches that paved a
religion and a century of religion, now resting in the heart of Islamic
Turkey Highlights include: Istanbul, Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Blue
Mosque, Hippodrome, Izmir and Manisa: Pergamon, Smyrna, Asia Minor, John
the Divine, Thyatira, cropolis, Altar of Zeus and Philadelphia, Pamukkale:
Hierapolis, Waterfalls, Celsus, Kusadasi: Ephesys, Virgin Mary House, St.
7 days/ 8
Day 1 - Istanbul - Arrival Day
Arrive in Istanbul airport, meet your guide and transfer to your hotel.
Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 2 – Istanbul (B)
Our journey begins in Istanbul, the only city in the world situated on two
continents. We will visit the Topkapi Palace, St. Sophia, The Blue Mosque
and Hippodrome, where chariot races and the Byzantine riots took place.
Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 3 - Smyrna – Pergamon (B, L, D)
Transfer from hotel to Istanbul airport for flight to Izmir. Arrival in
Izmir. Drive to ancient Smyrna, was the second one of the seven Christian
churches in Asia Minor to which St. John the Divine wrote (Revelation l -
11). In the afternoon proceed to Thyatira, another one of the Seven
Churches. See the remains of a Basilica and other ruins from the Roman
Period. Overnight in Izmir.
Day 4 – Pergamon (B, L, D)
(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
Pergamon (Bergama). Visit the Acropolis with its pagan temples and Altar
of Zeus. Continue to the healing center, Aesculapius. Overnight in Izmir.
Day 5 - Sardis - Philadelphia – Pamukkale (B, L, D)
After breakfast depart for Sardes, another one of the Seven Churches
mentioned by St. John. Continue to Philadelphia to, another one of the
Christian congregations, and a city built in 2 BC by King Eumenos.
Continue to Pamukkale (Hierapolis). Watch the sunset over the petrified
waterfalls. Overnight in Pamukkale.
Day 6 - Laodicea – Ephesus (B, L, D)
Visit Hierapolis and then Laodicea before continuing to Ephesus. See the
final abode of the Virgin Mary where she spent her last years. Tour
through ancient Ephesus to see the old synagogue, the theatre where St.
Paul preached (Acts 10), the Library of Celsus and other sights. Overnight
Day 7 – Izmir to Istanbul (B)
Transfer to the airport for the flight to Istanbul. Arrival and transfer
to the hotel. Free time at leisure. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 8 - Istanbul - End of Tour (B)
After breakfast check out from the hotel.
Arrival airport transfer from Ataturk airport
Domestic flight tickets from Istanbul to Izmir
Domestic Flight tickets from Izmir to Istanbul
3 nights hotel in Istanbul
2 nights hotel in Izmir
1 night hotel in Pamukkale
1 night hotel in Kusadasi
7 open buffet breakfasts
Guided Istanbul city tour
Guided Pergamon tour
Guided Pamukkale tour
Guided Ephesus tour
All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
Transportation in a fully air - conditioned, non - smoking coach
Professional English - speaking tour guides
Return airport transfer
Insurance: All types
Turkey entry visa
Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry
Any other expenses which are not mentioned at the included section
Price Per Person in Euro
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