Istanbul & Seven Churches Tour Package by Plane Itinerary
Tour Code: APN-ISCp
City: Istanbul – Izmir – Kusadasi – Ephesus – Pamukkale
Duration: 7 Days / 6 Nights
Departure Dates: Everyday
Day 1: Arrival to Istanbul / Transfer to Hotel
Your personal Agent will meet you at the A/P and you will get the tour documents and briefing about your tour.
Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 2: Full Day City Tour / Byzantine & Ottoman Relics (B-L)
Your Tour Guide will meet you at your hotel lobby at 09:00 and you will have a full day city tour. (Topkapi Palace, St. Sophia, Lunch at a charming restaurant, Blue Mosque, Hippodromme, Grand Bazaar)
Topkapi Palace: The former imperial residence from where the Great Ottoman Empire was ruled. Today a spectacular museum that has one of the largest collections of Chinese and Japanese porcelain and the very famous treasury of the Royal Family.
St. Sophia: The magnificent Byzantine Church of all times; one of the finest and largest architectural works of art in the world.
LUNCH: Full Course Deluxe Menu at a charming restaurant.
Blue Mosque: One of the biggest mosques of Istanbul from 17th century architecture is one of the principal adornments on the skyline of Istanbul. Also famous for its blue tiles and 6 minarest.
Hippodrome: The former center of sprotive and political activities of Constantinople. You will be able to see the Obelisk from Egypt, Serpentine Column from Delphi and fountain of Willhelm II.
Grand Bazaar: In addition to its historical importance, it’s a bazaar that will tempt even the nonshoppers with its rich collection of precious handmade carpets, jewellery, leather and souvenirs.
After the tour you will be transferred back to your hotel at around 18:00. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 3: Full Day City Tour // Bosphorus & Two Continents (B-L)
Your Tour Guide will meet you at your hotel lobby at 09:00 and you will have a full day city tour. (Spice-Egyptian Bazaar, Bosphorus Cruise by Boat, Lunch at a charming restaurant, Beylerbeyi or Dolmabahce Palace, Camlica Hill)
Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar), mystical smells of different aromas of various spices. Shops selling fruits, vegetables, flowers, fish etc..
Bosphorus Cruise, through the waterway separating the two continents, Europe and Asia, with a possibility to take photographs of marble palaces, ancient wooden villas of Ottoman architecture besides modern residentials and luxurious apartments.
Rumeli Fortress, Historical armament built by the Conquerer to control and protect Bosphorus. A unique example of military architecture. * Rumeli Fortress is closed on Wednesday.
LUNCH: Full Course Deluxe Menu at a charming restaurant.
Dolmabahce Palace: The last residence for Ottoman Sultans with 365 rooms and 22 saloons. Famous with the great collection of European antiquity, furniture and 4.5 tons chandelier.
Bosphorus Bridge, unique chance to step from one continent (Europe) to another (Asia) in 2 minutes.
Camlica Hill, exposing a panoramic view of Istanbul and Bosphorus from the best point of view.
After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel at around 18:00. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 4: Flight to Izmir // Seven Churches Tour – Part I (B-L-D)
Pick up early from your hotel and transfer to A/P to take a flight to Izmir. Arrival to Izmir Airport, drive north to the hauntingly beautiful Pergamon. Among the impressive structures of this city, dating from 399 B.C., we will see the Altar of Zeus, Temple of Dionysus and the 200,000 volume library which was surpassed only by that found in Alexandria at the time. The Asclepieum of Pergamon was a famous health center where methods of treatment included blood transfusions, music therapy, and meditation. On our way back to Izmir, we will stop by Thyateria to see the remains of the church. This was one of the principal towns where Christianity spread quickly.
After the tour, transfer the hotel. Overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 5: Full Day City Tour // Seven Churches Tour – Part II (B-L-D)
After breakfast visits the Apocalyps Church in Izmir, then We leave in the morning for Sardis which holds a prominent place in mythology. Sardis felt the influence of the Seven Churches of Revelation and highlights include the 3rd-century A.D. Synagogue, Gymnasium, House of Bronzes, Temple of Artemis, and of course the Church. Next on our itinerary is Philadelphia which was an important Christian center during Byzantine times. We will see the Basilica and several interesting mosques. Then drive to Pamukkale.
Overnight in Pamukkale.
Day 6: Full Day City Tour // Seven Churches Tour – Part III (B-L-D)
After breakfast visit, a combination of history and nature, Pamukkale. You’ll visit the Roman city Hierapolis with Apollo Temple competing with Delphi, Monumental Nympheum a 4th-century Basilica and the Theatre. The Theater and the well preserved Necropolis, We journey on to Laodicea Ad Lycum where the remains are found on a flat-topped hill. Christianity came to the area during the time of St. Paul, brought by Epaphras of Colossae. Laodicea became the seat of Bishopric and hosted an important Ecumenical Council in the fourth century A.D., it was named in the Revelations as one of the Seven Churches of the Apocalypse. Highlights will be the Water Tower, Stadium and the Council Chamber. Our next stop will be Ephesus, Visiting House Of Virgin Mary, Temple of Artemis and The Church of St. John.
Overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 7: Flight to Istanbul // Departure (B)
Pick up from your hotel and transfer to A/P to take a flight to Istanbul. Tour ends upon arrival. (If you would like, you can extend your trip by adding extra nights in Istanbul, please advise..)
Legend – B: Breakfast // L: Lunch // D: Dinner
- Bronze, Silver and Gold packages are available with different hotel options
Available all year round.
- Departs daily.
- Can be customized as needed.
- You may request deserved hotels, transfer options, car rental and etc.
- Please contact us for your requests and questions.
- A tour document with details and confirmations will be
e-mailed after booking.