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8 Days - Seven Churches Tour

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Departing from Istanbul
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    Hagia Sophia / Istanbul

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    Blue Mosque / Istanbul

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    Bosphorus / Istanbul

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    Ephesus

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    Ephesus

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    Ephesus

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    House of the Virgin Mary

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    House of the Virgin Mary

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    Kusadasi

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    Acropolis Ancient City

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    Pergamon

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    Temple of Trajan / Pergamon

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    Agora

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    Perge Ancient City

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    Cotton Castle (Pamukkale)

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    Hippodrome

Istanbul - Izme - Smyrna - Pergamon - Sardis - Philadelphia - Pamukkale - Laodicea - Ephesus - Istanbul

Welcome to Turkey! Visit the seven biblical churches that paved a religion and a century of religion, now resting in the hart of Islamic Turkey. Istanbul - Smyrna (Izmir) - Pergamon - Sardis - Philadelphia - Pamukkale / Hierapolis - Laodicea - Ephesus - Istanbul. 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: 
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: Ephesus, Virgin Mary House, St. Paul 

 

Itinerary

Day 1 - Istanbul - Arrival Day

Welcome to Turkey. Arrive in Istanbul airport, meet your guide and transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul. 

Day 2 - Istanbul

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

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

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

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

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 in Kusadasi. 

Day 7 – Izmir to Istanbul

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

After breakfast check out from the hotel. Back to home.

Include & Exclude

Include

• 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

• 4 lunches • 4 dinners

• 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

Extras

• International flights

• Insurance: All types

• Turkey entry visa

• Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry

• Any others expenses which are not mentioned at the included section

Additional Services

Accommodation

Ramada Golden Horn Istanbul

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Kaya Thermal Hotel Izmir

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Derici Hotel Kusadasi

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Hierapark Thermal & Spa Hotel Pamukkale

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