Seven Churches Tour

Seven Churches Tour Includes:
- Pick-up from the / Hotels or from your airport.
Start City : hotels, Airport
End City : Istanbul hotels, Istanbul Airport
Scheduled / Operates on : Jan 1st 2017 - Dec 31st 2017: Daily
Tour Highlights : 4 nights Istanbul, 1 nights Ayvacik, 1 night Izmir, 1 night Pamukkale, 1 night Kusadasi
1 nights Ayvalik.

 

Seven Churches Tour

Seven Churches Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Istanbul.

Arrival in Istanbul. Airport pickup and transfer to the hotel. Check into the hotel and have some time to relax. An orientation of the city will be given shortly afterwards, with the remainder of the day free to spend at your own leisure about the city. Overnight in Istanbul.


Day 2: Istanbul.

After breakfast, visit Topkapi Palace and Hagia Sophia. Lunch break at an authentic Turkish restaurant before visiting the Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Basilica Cistern and Grand Bazaar. Overnight in Istanbul.


Day 3: Istanbul.

After breakfast, there is a half-day tour of the Bosphorus. Visit the Spice Market followed by a cruise by ferry through the Bosphorus. Stop at Ortaköy for a coffee break. Spend a free afternoon at your own leisure. Overnight in Istanbul.


Day 4: Canakkale.

Morning departure to Çanakkale. Cross the Dardanelles and visit Troy and Assos. Overnight en route in Ayvacik.


Day 5: Izmir.

Departure in the morning to Pergamon. Visit the Acropolis and Asclepion. Then drive to Akhisar and visit the Church of ancient Thyatira. Drive to Izmir. Overnight in Izmir.


Day 6: Pamukkale.

Visit the Church of St. Policarp, the oldest church of ancient Smyrna, symbolizing the community of the seven churches of the Apocalypse. Then depart for Sardis, ancient capital of the Lydians and visit the Church of Sardis. Continue on to Alasehir, to see the ancient Philadelphia Church before driving to Pamukkale for a leisurely bath in the hot spring pool of your hotel. Overnight in Pamukkale.


Day 7: Kusadasi.

Visit the ancient city of Hierapolis where St.Philip the Apostle became a martyr. Drive from Pamukkale to Eskihisar - ancient Laodicea. Visit the Church of Laodicea and the ruins. Drive to Aphrodisias, the city of the Goddess of Love, en route to Kusadasi. Overnight in Kusadasi.


Day 8: Ayvalik.

Set off for Ephesus to visit the spectacular remains, the House of Virgin Mary and the Basilica of St.John, followed by a stop-off in the formerly Greek picturesque village of Sirince. Continue on to Ayvalik, where you may relax on the hotel-side beach. Overnight in Ayvalik.


Day 9: Istanbul.

Departure for Istanbul. Arrival and overnight in Istanbul.


Day 10: Departure.

Transfer from the hotel to the airport.


Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.
(B), (L), (D); B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner.

Included in the package
- Hotel accommodation in superior tourist class hotels.
- Accommodation based on twin with private facilities.
- Continental breakast (B), Lunch (L) and course dinners (D) as per the itinaries.
- Airport / Hotel / Airport transfers.
- Modern air conditioned coach with reclining seats.
- Welcome drink.
- Hotel tips, local taxes and service charges.

Not included in the package
- Travel insurance.
- Any item of a personal nature such as laundry, telephone calls etc.
- Passport & Visa Costs.
- Airport taxes.
- Any items not mentioned in above-mentioned itinerary.

 

Take with you

  • Camera.
  • Hat.
  • Comfortable shoes.
  • Water.

Included in price
Professional English speaking guide (tour in other language is available).
Air conditioned vehicle with the driver
All entrance fees stated in the program.
All local taxes.
Lunch (optional)
No extra or hidden costs!

Excluded in price
Tipping and drinks.

 

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