Seven Churches of Asia Minor
9 Days

ITINERARY

Tour Overview

Arrive in Istanbul, Turkey’s bustling metropolis located on the crossroads of Asian and European cultures. Take a guided tour of its world renowned attractions such as Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and Grand Bazaar. Drive to Gallipoli and visit Anzac Cove, Nek and Conk Bair. Visit Troy, the battleground of the legendary Trojan War before departing to the Acropolis. Discover the rich history behind local Turkish handicrafts after visiting Ephesus and Sirince. Travel to the modern town of Akhisor, where Christianity spread rapidly and was one of the Seven Churches of the Apocalypse. From exploring the ancient city of Hierapolis to Sardis – the capital of the ancient kingdom of Lydia, this 9-day tour is the equivalent of a master class in the region’s history of religion.


Day 01: Arrive Istanbul

Upon your arrival, you will be met by our representative before transfer to your Hotel. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure .


Day 02: Istanbul

After breakfast at the hotel, a guided tour to Topkapi Palace, St. Sophia, Blue Mosque and the Spice Bazaar will commence. The day ends wıth an overnight stay in Istanbul. Optional dinner with a Turkish show is avaliable tonight.(B)


Day 3: Canakkale

After breakfast at the hotel, drive to Gallipoli and visit Anzac Cove, Nek, Conk Bair, Lone Pine and 57th Regiment Memorial, cross the Dardanelles. Overnight stay in Canakkale.(BD)


Day 4: Troy – Pergamum – Kusadasi

After breakfast at the hotel drive to legendary Troy; the site where the Trojan War took place. Crossing the mountain Ida, arrival to Pergamum Rev2:12-17 Visit Acropolis, drive through Smirne before chek in to your hotel in Kusadasi (BD)


Day 5: Ephesus – Kusadasi

After breakfast a short drive to visit Ephesus and Sirince, we will have the opportunity to discover and understand the rich history behind local handicrafts like hand-made carpets, tiles. Return to Kusadasi for overnight stay.(BD)


Day 6: Smirne – Thyateria ***

In the morning, drive to the modern town of Akhisor, on the site of the old Lydian city of Thyateira. This was one of the towns where Christianity spread rapidly and it was one of the Seven Churches of the Apocalypse. Return to Kusadasi for overnight. (BD )


Day 7: Pamukkale – Hierapolis – Laodicea

Morning drive to Pamukkale through the fertile plain of Meander and visit the ancient city of Hierapolis as well as travertine afternoon visit to Laodicea, situated seven kilometres from Pamukkale and the seven churches of Asia Minor. Overnight in Pamukkale. (BD)


Day 8: Pamukkale – Philadelphia – Sardis

Morning drive to Philadelphia Revelation (3: 7-13) then continue to Sardis In the New Testament (Rev 2; 18-29) In our visit to Sardis, the capital of the ancient Kingdom of Lydia, we will see a Roman era Synagogue, a well preserved gymnasium and other ruins(Rev 3: – 6 ). Arrival to Izmir airport for your flight to Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul (B).


Day 9: Depart Istanbul

After breakfast at your hotel transfer to the airport for your flight.(B)

***REMARK: From day 6 the seven churches portion is being conducted by a different guide in a small size group.

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DATES/PRICING/ACCOMMODATIONS

Seven Churches of Asia Minor 09 Days
2024
Date Dbl Occ Sgl Occ
Apr 06 - Apr 14 CAD 3,650 CAD 4,700
Apr 13 - Apr 21 CAD 3,650 CAD 4,700
Apr 27 - May 05 CAD 3,650 CAD 4,700
May 04 - May 12 CAD 3,650 CAD 4,700
May 11 - May 19 CAD 3,650 CAD 4,700
May 25 - June 02 CAD 3,650 CAD 4,700
June 01 - June 09 CAD 3,650 CAD 4,700
June 08 - June 16 CAD 3,650 CAD 4,700
June 15 - June 23 CAD 3,650 CAD 4,700
June 22 - June 30 CAD 3,650 CAD 4,700
July 06 - July 14 CAD 3,650 CAD 4,700
July 13 - July 21 CAD 3,650 CAD 4,700
July 20 - July 28 CAD 3,650 CAD 4,700
July 27 - Aug 04 CAD 3,650 CAD 4,700
Aug 03 - Aug 11 CAD 3,650 CAD 4,700
Aug 10 - Aug 18 CAD 3,650 CAD 4,700
Aug 24 - Sep 01 CAD 3,650 CAD 4,700
Aug 31 - Sep 08 CAD 3,650 CAD 4,700
Sep 07 - Sep 15 CAD 3,650 CAD 4,700
Sep 14 - Sep 22 CAD 3,650 CAD 4,700
Sep 21 - Sep 29 CAD 3,650 CAD 4,700
Sep 28 - Oct 06 CAD 3,650 CAD 4,700
Oct 05 - Oct 13 CAD 3,650 CAD 4,700
Oct 12 - Oct 20 CAD 3,650 CAD 4,700
Oct 19 - Oct 27 CAD 3,650 CAD 4,700
Hotels: (4-5* & Special Class) or similar
Istanbul: Avantgarde Levent
Canakkale: Kolin
Kusadasi: Ramada Suites
Pamukkale: Doga Thermal
***REMARK: From day 6 the seven churches portion is being conducted by a different guide in a small size group.
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INCLUSIONS

Inclusions:

  • Arrival transfer (Sabiha Gokcen Airport subject to surcharge)
  • Transfers on Day 8 and Day 9 (Sabiha Gokcen Airport subject to surcharge)
  • Hotel Accommodation proposed as in the above list
  • Meals are as indicated in the itineraries with code letters: B(Breakfast), L(Lunch), D(Dinner)
  • Professional Tour Guides throughout Turkey Programs .
  • Luggage handling in the hotels
  • Local Taxes
  • Museum Entrance fees
  • Flight from Izmir to Istanbul

Exclusions:

  • Personal expenses
  • Customary gratitude to your guide

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