"During our tour , you' ll be able
to pray in ancient and modern churches as well "
Day 1 - Welcome to the cradle of
civilization. Upon arrival , we'll
transfer you to the hotel located in the city center.
Please just relax and join the briefing for
the destinations and the tour. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 2 - Today we'll visit the capital
of empires. Historic peninsula, the
Topkapi Place the house of Ottoman
Sultans with its rich treasury section Hagia Sophia
one of the finest buildings of all times
built by Emperor Justinian, striking
gold based mosaics have been the focal point of Hagia Sophia.
Hippodrome the scene of chariot races and
civic center of Constantinapolis.
Underground cistern of Justinian
era with its 336 marble columns capable to cater 80.000 cubic
meters of water at a time, featuring
sound and light show.Blue Mosque
famous with blue and white Iznik tiles was built between
1609-1616, having six minaret was departing point for pilgrims
during Ottoman period. Next is
charming Church of Chora, best mosaics of Byzantine period used
to teach Bible to the people, transfer
to Izmir which celebrated its 5th millennium on 2000 and very
famous with the castle built by the Alexander the Great in 334
B.C. Evening flight to Izmir and overnight in Izmir.
Day 3 - Visit Pergamum,
once was the treasury of Ephesus later dominated half of Asia
Minor and found Attalia modern Antalya as its export harbor.
They invented Carta Pergamen when Egyptians
imposed papyrus embargo on them. The
steepest theatre amazes the visitors the Emperor cult flourished
during Roman Empire Period. The
Asclepion was the most famous hospital of ancient times.
In the book of revelation it was mentioned as
the throne of satan. After lunch we'll
proceed Thyatira, the church
dedicated to St. John.
It was blamed for believing and tolerating
the woman jezebel. Overnight in Izmir.
Day 4 - Today we'll visit largest
ancient city of the world. Third
Ecumenical Council was held in the Church of Mary (Double
Church) which was the first church ever dedicated to Mary in the
world. Ephesus was blamed by the God
in the Book of Revelation for forgetting the first love.
We'll also visit the last House of
Virgin Mary in which she spent her last years
peacefully. We also visit the Church
of St. john whom the Book of
Revelation was revealed when he was exile on the island Patmos.
Departure for Pamukkale en route
the city was referred by the God as being
lukewarm and God says " I spit you out of my mouth " . Overnight
in Pamukkale the town is very famous with its therapeutic waters
since ancient times. Many people
rushed to Hierapolis to be cured.
Day 5 - Today we'll visit
Colossae Church and we'll depart
for Philadelphia Church given an
open door by the God and nobody could shut.
We'll visit the cute city center in
Philadelphia. After lunch we'll pass
to Sardis, once was the capital of the
Lydian realm of Croesus, lying on the
Pactolos River once the waters was very rich in gold.
They are very famous for inventing the first
coin in the world. We'll also visit
the temple of Artemis the church and gymnasium and ancient
synagogue. God blamed them for being
distant from the church and said " I will come like a thief and
you will never know ". Overnight in Izmir.
Day 6 - Ancient
Symrna , has celebrated its 5th millennium in 2000.We'll
visit ancient Smyrna, Agora (market place),
Alexander's Castle, Ethnographical &
Archaeological Museums, Time to explore the famous Grand
Kemeralti Bazaar with many historical buildings such as mosques,
synagogues and ancient shops at oriental
district. Time to have a traditional
Turkish coffee or your favorite apple tea in ancient Kizlaragasi
Caravanserai in its historical atmosphere.
Day 7 - Here are some
options for your last day in Izmir.
1-Transferring you to Adnan Menderes Airport for your connection flight.
tour to Patmos Island featuring the Grotto of
Apocalypse and the
Monastery of St.
John the Theologian.
Arrival and departure airport transfers
Accommodation in specified category
Meals as mentioned (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
Museums and sites entry fees
Transportation in non-smoking a/c coach with professional
English (other languages are possible) speaking guide and
Sightseeings as mentioned in tour plan.
International or domestic flights, portage at airports, drinks,
tips to guide and driver and items of a personal nature.
Domestic flights with associated transfer are optional and extra
if needed; overnight coach transportation price is included in
the tour price.