8 DAYS THE SEVEN CHURCHES TOUR FROM ISTANBUL

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8 DAYS THE SEVEN CHURCHES TOUR FROM ISTANBUL

8 days Seven Churches Tour from 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 Turk..

8 days Seven Churches Tour from 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.

Details:

Day 1: Istanbul - Arrival Day.
Welcome to Turkey. Arrive at 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. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included

Day 3: Smyrna - Pergamon
Transfer from hotel to Istanbul airport for flight to Izmir. Arrival in Izmir. Drive to ancient Smyrna which 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, we 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. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included

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. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included

Day 5: Sardis - Philadelphia - Pamukkale
After breakfast depart for Sardes, yet 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 Eumenes. Continue to Pamukkale (Hierapolis). Watch the sunset over the petrified waterfalls. Overnight in Pamukkale. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included

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 days. Tour through ancient Ephesus to see the old synagogue, the theatre where St. Paul preached , the Library of Celsus and other sights. Overnight in Kusadasi. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included

Day 7: 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.