Istanbul - Blue Mosque
Istanbul - Blue Mosque
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Tailor Made Example Itineraries

Itinerary

2017 - 'Seven Churches of Anatolia Tour'
8 - Day itinerary

Day 1
 

Istanbul

Welcome to Istanbul! You will be transferred to your hotel and the remainder of the day is yours free to explore at your own pace.

Overnight Istanbul
Boutique
Day 2
 

Istanbul

After breakfast,visit the Museum of St Sophia (the Church of Divine Wisdom, built by Justinian). In the words of a 6th century historian ‘had not been since Adam and never would be again'. Then, visit to the Hippodrome, where chariot races and athletic events took place during the roman period. Continue to the Mosque of Suleyman the magnificient. In the afternoon, we visit the Kariye Museum (Saint Savior in Chora), Church of St. Mary of Blachernae, the Patriarchate of the Greek Orthodox Church.

Overnight Istanbul
Boutique
(B)
Day 3
 

Istanbul, Izmir

Early in the morning,transfer to the airport and fly for Izmir then proceed to Pergamon. Pergamon (Bergama) the place where, wrote St John to the Church of Pergamon, Satan's throne is sited. Visit the Church of Pergamon, the red court, Acropolis. After lunch, we drive to, visit Thyatira which was the fourth of the seven churches of Asia Minor to receive an epistle from the Apostle John.

Overnight Izmir
5 star
(B)
Day 4
 

Smyrna, Sardis, Philadelphia, Laodicea, Pamukkale

Departure to Sardis,to see the beautifully restored Synagogue, Church, which is on of unique of its kind. Next, continue to Phiadelphia, another Christian congregations and a city built in 2 BC by King Eumenos. We will visit Laodicea en route to Pamukkale.

Overnight Pamukkale
5 star
(B, D)
Day 5
 

Pamukkale, Ephesus

After visiting Pamukkale, drive to Ephesus, home of St Paul between 53 AD - 57 AD to visit the most impressive archaeological site of today. Then we will visit the cottage of Virgin Mary that is visited by over hundred thousand pilgrims each year. St John brought the Virgin Mary to live here in peace in her her final years.

Overnight Kuşadası
Boutique
(B)
Day 6
 

Priene, Miletos, Didyma

After breakfast, we will head to Priene,the first gridsystem planned city of the ancient world, built on a hillside. Visit the theater, the temple of Athena, the Bouletorium, the Agora and the Altar of Zeus and Cybele. Then we will head to Miletos, the home of the Thales and a principle Ionian city that was twice visited by St Paul. Visit the Delphinium,The Nymaphium and the theatre and the temple of Apollon in Didyma.

Overnight Kuşadası
Boutique
(B)
Day 7
 

Kusadasi, Izmir, Istanbul

After breakfast we will drive to Izmir airport for our onward flight to Istanbul. Upon your arrival at the airport, you will be met and drive old city. Today you will visit Spice Bazaar & take an hour ferry ride on Bosphorous.

Overnight Istanbul
Boutique
(B)
Day 8
 

Istanbul

After breakfast our tour concludes and we say goodbye to our new friends and are transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

(B)
(B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner)
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Notes

Please Note:
1. This tour is operated on a private basis and a such can depart any day of the year, except where otherwise stated. The hotels given are given as a guide. You may request any hotel or hotel standard. Email us on feztravel@feztravel.com for a quote.
2. Though all hotels include breakfast, other meal inclusions depend on your requirements. We can book a hotel to include breakfast and dinner (Half Board HB), we can book a hotel to include breakfast, lunch and dinner (Full Board FB). Its completely up to you
3. St. Sophia Museum is closed on Mondays and will be replaced with the Underground Cistern
4. Single travellers are obliged to pay Single Supplement and will have the hotel room to themselves.
5. You will need to have your passport handy at check-in for any domestic flights
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Inclusions

Tour includes :-
  • Inbound Transfer - Istanbul
    Atatürk Airport (IST)
    Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW)
  • Outbound Transfer - Istanbul
    Atatürk Airport (IST)
    Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW)
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide for the duration of the tour
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle
  • Domestic flight between Istanbul and Izmir and transfers
  • Domestic flight between Izmir and Istanbul and transfers
  • Entrance fees
  • 7 nights - accommodation.
    2 nights
    Boutique
    Istanbul
    1 night
    5 star
    Izmir
    1 night
    5 star
    Pamukkale
    2 nights
    Boutique
    Kuşadası
    1 night
    Boutique
    Istanbul
  • 7 Breakfasts, 1 Dinner
Tour does not include :-
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Highlights

  • Ephesus - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Istanbul - Chora Church Museum - (closed on Fridays and replaced with St. Sophia Museum)
  • Istanbul - Greek Orthodox Church Patriarchate
  • Istanbul - Old City - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Istanbul - St Sophia Museum
  • Laodicea - Ancient Site
  • Pergamum - Acropolis
  • Pergamum - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Sardis
  • Istanbul - Bosphorus Cruise
  • Istanbul - Church of St. Mary of Blachernae
  • Istanbul - Hippodrome
  • Istanbul - Spice Bazaar
  • Istanbul - Suleymaniye Mosque
  • Pamukkale - Hierapolis
  • Pergamum - Asclepion
  • Philadelphia - Ancient Site
  • Virgin Mary's House
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Accommodation

This page is intended to give an idea of the type of accommodation that may be expected. The actual hotels used for any given tour may change due to many reasons such as group size, availability, time of year, hotel standard has dropped or simply we found a better hotel. We update the website immediately if and when any changes take place. If and when we do change hotels it will be to a hotel of equal or higher standard and will be at no extra cost.

Where more than one hotel is shown for a given overnight stop this means that we alternate between the listed hotels. The pre departure pack will show hotel for a given departure.

Turkey

Istanbul
Sirkeci Mansion Hotel
Standard : Boutique
Address :-
Taya Hatun Sokak No:5
(formerly Sirkeci Konak Hotel)
Sirkeci
Istanbul
Ph. :
+90 212 528 43 44
Sirkeci Mansion Hotel
Sirkeci Mansion Hotel
Sirkeci Mansion Hotel
Izmir
Movenpick Hotel Izmir
Standard : 5 star
Address :-
Cumhuriyet Blv. 138
Izmir
Ph. :
+90 (0232) 488 14 14
Movenpick Hotel Izmir
Movenpick Hotel Izmir
Movenpick Hotel Izmir
Kuşadası
Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel
Standard : Boutique
Address :-
Atatürk Blv. No: 42
Kuşadası
Ph. :
+90 (0256) 614 7608
Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel
Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel
Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel
Pamukkale
Colossae Thermal Hotel
Standard : 5 star
Address :-
Karahayit Mevkii
Denizli
Pamukkale
Ph. :
+90 (0258) 271 41 56
Colossae Thermal Hotel
Colossae Thermal Hotel
Colossae Thermal Hotel
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Departure Dates

This tour is an '
On Demand
' tour. This means it doesn't have fixed departure dates, can depart any day within the season, except where otherwise stated. Where the product includes accommodation, single travellers must pay Single Supplement (S.S.).