Tour – 12 Seven Churches Tour (9 Nights – 10 Days)
- Tour Duration: 9 nights / 10 days
- Days of Operation: Private Tour – Regular Tour
- Destination’s: Turkey
- Hotel’s Class: 5, 4, 3 Stars Hotel or Tourist Class
- Season: All Year
- Airfare Included: No
- Tour Customizable: Yes
4 nights Istanbul, 1 nights Ayvacik, 1 night Izmir, 1 night Pamukkale, 1 night Kusadasi.
1 night Ayvalik.
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 Turkishrestaurant 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 Ortaky for a coffee break. Spend a free afternoon at your own leisure. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 4: Canakkale
Morning departure to anakkale. 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.
Note: Airfare is not included in the tour price.