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Seven Churches & Istanbul Tour Package 8 Days 7 Nights

Seven Churches & Istanbul Tour Package

8 Days / 7 Nights

Seven Churches & Istanbul Tour Package: Visiting the Seven Churches mentioned in the Book of Revelations. Symrna, Sardis, Thyatira, Philadelphia, Hierapolis, Laodicea and Ephesus. Also visit Old City of Istanbul and Take a Bosphorus Cruise

Istanbul is a unique city connecting two continents to one another, home of three empires and a center of trade, art and religion. Capitol of three great empires of the world,Istanbul carries a priceless heritage to our day. It is possible to see the sign of Roman, Byzantian and Ottoman Empire all around the city.

Ephesus is the most famous antique city in Turkey. An important city in Grek and Roman Era. A science, art, culture, trade and religion center. Today you can still see the remains of this great city and feel like you step into another era. Also Artemis Temple located very close to Ephsus considered as one of the seven wonders of ancient world and the biggest building of its time. Virgin Mary’s House is 7 kms from Ephesus and it is the place where Virgin Mary lived her last years and died.

Mineral Pools of Pamukkale are natural wonders of Turkey. Beautiful white calcium castles filled with hot water and have special healing powers. And a mighty antique city right next to this natural beauty. It is worth to see.

Day 1: Arrival to Istanbul

  • Pick up from Ataturk or Sabiha Gokcen Airport. Transfer to your hotel.
  • Overnight in Istanbul in a comfortable boutique or 3 Star hotel. ( Upgrade is available.)

Day 2: Full Day Istanbul Walking City Tour (Breakfast – Lunch)

  • Pick up from the hotel after breakfast.
  • Istanbul Walking city tour visiting Topkapi Palace Basilica Cistern and Roman Hippodrome.
  • Lunch in a local restauarant.
  • Tour continues with St. Sophia Museum, Blue Mosque, Million Stone,Tomb of Sultan Mahmut and Cemberlitas.
  • Free time in Grand Bazaar.
  • Guide will advice you to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 3: Bosphorus Cruise & Two Continents Tour(Breakfast – Lunch)

  • Pick up from the hotel after breakfast.
  • Visit Spice Market. Take a ferry for Bosphorus Cruise.
  • During the Bosphorus Cruise you can see Ciragan Palace, Beylerbeyi Palace, Bosporus Bridges, Maiden’s Tower and fabulous Ottoman Yalis (sea-side Mansions).
  • End of the Bosphorus Cruise. We will drive to Beylerbeyi Palace.
  • Visit Beylerbeyi Palace and see the great European Antiques Collection and 4.5 tons chandelier.
  • Drive to Camlica Hill to have Turkish tea and see the most spectacular panoramic view of Istanbul.
  • Drive toback to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 4:Seven Churches Tour: Smyrna, Pergamon(Breakfast – Lunch)

  • Early morning flight to Izmir.
  • Arrival to Izmir. Meeting with the guide and driver.
  • Visit Apocalyps Church in Izmir and drive to Pergamon.
  • Visit Pergamon Acropolis including Library, the great theater of Pergamon, the Temples of Trojan and Dionysos, the place of the monumental Altar of Zeus famous with the relief of God and devils, the Sanctuary of Demeter, the Gymnasium and the lower Agora.
  • Lunch in a local restaurant.
  • Visit Asklepion.
  • Drive back to Izmir. Overnight in Izmir.

Day 5: Seven Churches Tour: Sardis, Thyatira, Philadelphia  (Breakfast – Lunch)

  • Pick up from the hotel after breakfast.
  • Visit Sardis, Thyatira and  Philadelphia.
  • Drive to Pamukkale. Check into the hotel and overnight in Pamukkale.

Day 6: Seven Churches Tour: Hierapolis, Laodicea (Breakfast – Lunch)

  • Pick up from your hotel after early breakfast.
  • Visit Pamukkale and Hierapolis including Necropolis, Bath and Basilica, Frontinius Gate, Frontinius Street, Latrina, Northern Byzantine Gate, Fountain of the Tritons and the Temple of Apollon.
  • Drive to Laodicea and visit Zeus Temple, Theater, Church, Monumental Fountain, Odeon, Imperial Cult, Caracalla Fountain, Syria Avenue, Gymnasium and Stadium.
  • Drive to Kusadasi.
  • Check into your hotel and overnight in Kusadasi.

Day 7: Seven Churches Tour: Ephesus  (Breakfast)

  • Pick up from your hotel after breakfast.
  • Visit Artemis Temple.
  • Visit Virgin Mary’s House.
  • Visit Ephesus Antique City including emple of Hadrian, Domitians Temple, Hercules Gate, Celsus Library, Great Theater of Ephesus and more of the remains.
  • Lunch in a local restaurant
  • Visit Ephesus Museum.
  • Transfer to Airport for your flight back Istanbul.
  • Arrival to Istanbul. Transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 8: Free Day in Istanbul (Breakfast)

  • Free day in Istanbul. You can explore the old city or go back to Grand Bazaar.
  • Transfer to airport for your flight backhome .
  • Domestic flight tickets
  • All transfers with air conditioned modern vehicles
  • Professional English Speaking Guide
  • Entrance fees to the sites,
  • Meals as mentioned in itinerary
  • Accomodation in a comfortable 3 star or boutique hotel  4 nights in Istanbul and 1 night in Izmir, 1 night in Pamukkale and 1 night in Kusadasi. ( Contact us for upgrade.)
  • Transfer from & to Airport
  • Drinks with meals
  • Tips to the guide and driver
  • Personal Expenses
  • Entrance fee for Harem Section in Topkapi Palace.
  • Entrance fee for Cleopatra’s Pool in Pamukkale.
  • You can upgrade your hotel to a 4 or 5 star hotel. For this please contact us.
  • Please note that St Sophia Museum is closed on Mondays from November to April and Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays.
  • Contact us for information about additional tours and activities.
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