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Pilgrimage Turkey tour package

Created with Sketch. Istanbul, Ephesus, Laodikeia, Sardis, Philadelphia, Smyrna, Pergamon, Thyarita, Cappadocia
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Duration

9 Days

Tour Type

Group tour

Group Size

Flexible

Languages

English

Overview

Pilgrimage Turkey Tour In 9 Days, participants will discover the cities and Christian Heritage in Istanbul, Cappadocia and visit the Seven Churches Revelation. The Package covers the most popular sites and Seven Churches Revelation in Turkey.

Experience

  • Visiting the ruins of Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman and experience the their period.
  • Explore the Hagia Sophia Churches and experience about the capital of the Roman Empire.
  • Dscovering the culture and history of Istanbul from the Roman to Turkey.
  • Explore the Seven Churches Revelation and Experience the Christianity in Anatolia..
  • Experience of the nature in Cappadocia with its natural beauty.
  • Exploring the spectacular UNESCO-listed region of rock formations and Villages.
  • Visiting the World Heritage Open Air Museum and experience the beginning of Christianity.
  • Enjoy the walking in the valley experience the nature.

Itinerary

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Day 1: Welcome to Istanbul

Today is the first day of the package, it will be started, after you landed at the airport in Istanbul.

After you landed; we will meet you at the airport, you will see your name sign which is meeting sign. After meeting you will be transferred to your hotel which will be changed according to your arrival airport.

Arrival to hotel. Check in and relax rest of the day.

Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 2: Istanbul Heritage tour

08:30 AM Depart from hotel with pick up service and you will be trasferred to meeting point. After you meet with tour guide and group. tour will be departed.
09:00 AM Byzantine And Ottoman Relics Tour will be started.

Visiting: Hagia Sophia Museum, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Grand Bazaar, Byzantine Hippodrome, Egyptian Obelisks, German Fountain.

17:00 PM At the end of the tour, return to Hotel.

Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 3: Ephesus & Laodikeia from Istanbul

05:00 - 05:30 AM Transfer to Airport in Istanbul to fly from Istanbul to Izmir.
07:00 AM Fly from Istanbul to Izmir and depart for I. Day of Seven Churches tour.

Visiting of 1. Day Seven Churches is for the ancient Roman city which was one of the most important cultural centers of the ancient word.

We will visit the Ephesus ruins, Odeon, Celcus Library and the Theatre which is still in use today for concerts and has an amazing capacity of 25,000. As we walk through this ancient site you will notice the streets paved with marble which gives a hint to this city's great wealth many years ago. Following Visit the House of the Virgin Mary and join in the special celebration of the Mass. We also visit the Church of St. John the Theologian. After lunch break drive to Laodikeia, was another prosperous city in the chain, where Christianity first spread. Once visited Laodikeia drive to Pamukkale for overnight. ( 220 km ).

18:30 PM At the end of the tour, transfer to hotel.

Overnight in Pamukkale.

Day 4: Sardis & Philadelphia tour

08:00 AM After breakfast, depart from hotel for the II. Day of Seven Churches Tour in Pamukkale.

Visit the ancient city of Hierapolis and St. Philip's Martyrium. Then have a tour of the spectacular natural site of Pamukkale. Its hot thermal springs of calcium spill over the plateau's edge creating dazzling white formations called Cotton Castles. Visit the ruins of Hierapolis which also was the home of Papias and Epicitus, early Christian writers and Philip the Evangelist. The Martyrium of St. Philip, an octagonal chamber has recently been discovered. Free time to enjoy hot waters in thermal pool. Then drive to Sardis, one of the most picturesque areas of these seven cities. It is here St. John expressed his concern for pushing further with the progress of the city's faith. Then we drive to Philadephia (Alasehir), a favorite city of Paul and John. Once visited Philadephia drive to Kusadasi.

19:30 PM At the end of the tour, transfer to hotel.

Overnight in Kusadasi.

Day 5: Smyrna, Pergamum & Thyatira tour

08:00 AM depart from hotel for the II. Day of Seven Churches Tour in Kusadasi.

After breakfast we drive to see the site of the Church of Izmir (Symrna), was the second one of the seven Christian churches in Asia Minor to which St. John the Divine wrote (Revelation l-11). Once visited Symrna drive to we will drive Pergamum. Upon arrival to the Pergamon antique city, visit to Aesculapium, the ancient medical center built in the name of Aeusculapis, the God of medicine. We continue to Pergamum Acropolis, visit Athena and Trojan Temples - Temple of Zeus - Temple of Dionysus - Gymnasium of Youth - Odeon - Library - Agora - Great Theatre - and Roman Bath. At the end of the tour, drive to Izmir airport to fly from Izmir to Istanbul. Arrival and Transfer to Hotel.

17:30 PM At the end of the tour, transfer to airport to fly to Cappadocia
19:30 PM Fly from Izmir to Kayseri, Upon arrival transfer to Hotel.

Overnight in Cappadocia.

Day 6: North Cappadocia tour

09:30 AM Depart from hotel with pick up service and you will be trasferred to meeting point. After you meet with tour guide and group. tour will be departed.
10:00 AM Cappadocia Tour will be started.

Visiting: Pasabag’s “fairy chimneys, Avanos, Goreme Open Air Museum, Uchisar Rock-Castle.
17:00 PM At the end of the tour, return to Hotel.

Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 7: South Cappadocia tour

09:30 AM The tour will be started with pick up service to meet with tour guide and group then continue to tour.

Visiting: Red Valley, Cavusin Village, Great Pigeon House, Kaymakli Underground City, Ortahisar Catle.

16:00- 16:30 PM At the end of the tour, transfer to airport to fly from Kayseri or Nevsehir to Istanbul.
17:00 PM Arrival to airport to fly from Kayseri or Nevsehir to Istanbul.
18:00 - 18:30 PM Fly to Istanbul.
19:00 - 19:30 PM Arrival and transfer to hotel.

Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 8: Leisure day in Istanbul

There is no activity today, you will relax in a beautiful nature in Istanbul.

You may join to public and experience the local life in Istanbul.

Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 9: Time to say Good By

Today is the last day in Istanbul that you may have it as exploring the city and having your own experiences ond gift shoping for your firends and family.

According to your flight time, you will be transferred to airport.

Time to say Good By

Included/Excluded

  • All accommodation as per the itinerary
  • Professional English speaking guide on tours
  • All flight tickets mentioned in the itinerary
  • Airport transfers
  • All meals mentioned in the itinerary
  • All museum and entrance fees where necessary
  • Wifi available at our hotels
  • All Local taxes
  • International airfares
  • Drinks with meals
  • Travel Insurance, visas or passports
  • Tips & Personal Expenses

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