9 DAYS / 8 NIGHTS

Seven Churches of Asia

Canakkale - Istanbul - Kusadasi - Pamukkale
Starting from $1,585.00

Seven Churches of Asia

Take a Turkey tour package and visit the places where the 7 churches mentioned in the book of Revelations are located. The Seven Churches of Revelation, also known as The Seven Churches of the Apocalypse and The Seven Churches of Asia (referring to the Roman province of Asia, not the entire continent), are seven major churches of Early Christianity, as mentioned in the New Testament Book of Revelation and written to by Ignatius of Antioch. All seven sites are in modern-day Turkey and no longer have significant Christian populations since they were emptied of Christians under the Treaty of Lausanne. In Revelation, on the island of Patmos, Greece, Jesus Christ instructs his servant John to: "Write on a scroll what you see and send it to the seven churches: to Ephesus, and to Smyrna, and to Pergamos, and to Thyatira, and to Sardis, and to Philadelphia, and to Laodicea." Visit the churches addressed in the book of Revelations written by the apostle John. Also visit famous sights in Istanbul, Troy, Ephesus, Kusadasi and Pamukkale. This Turkey vacation package will have everything you are looking for. Highlights: Topkapi Palace, Saint Sophia, Blue Mosque, Spice Market , Ephesus, Sirince , Temple of Arthemis, Pergamum Acropol, Troy , Anzac Cove , Lone Pine ,Conk Baire, Pamukkale, Hierapolis, Laodicea, Philadelphia, Sardis.

INCLUDES
  • Hotels: (4-5* Special class) or Similar
  • 03 nights accommodation at Crown Plaza Habiye Dlx 5* in Istanbul.
  • 01 night accommodation at Kolin 5* in Canakkale
  • 03 nights accommodation at Grand Belish 5* in Kusadasi.
  • 01 night accommodation at Lycus River Hotel (5*) in Pamukkale.
  • 13 Meals: 8 Breakfasts and 5 Dinners.
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Professional Tour Guides throughout Turkey Programs.
  • Luggage handling in the hotels
  • Hotel Taxes & Museum Entrance fees
ITINERARY
Day 1 - Sat : Istanbul

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


Day 2 - Sun : 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 with an overnight stay in Istanbul. Optional dinner with a Turkish show is avaliable tonight . (B)


Day 3 - Mon : Canakkale

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


Day 4 - Tue : Troy – Pergamum Kusadasi

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


Day 5 - Wed : 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.(B,D)


Day 6 - Thu: Smirne - Thyateria

In the morning, visit St. Polycarpos Church in Smirne which also boasted one of the Seven churches mentioned in the Apocalypse then 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. (B,D )


Day 7 - Fri: 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 . (B,D)


Day 8 - Sat: 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 youir flight to Istanbul . Overnight in Istanbul (B)


Day 9 - Sun : Return Transfer

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


Notes
  • The following sites are CLOSED on the following days: Topkapi Palace on Tuesdays, St. Sophia Museum on Mondays, Grand Bazaar on Sundays, Dolmabache Palace on Mondays & Thursdays.
  • Triple Room available: $1450 per person
  • Child with 2 adults: $1365

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