Seven Churches with İstanbul

Day 1- İstanbul

Arrival in İstanbul. After meeting your private tour guide and driver, you will be transfered to your hotel.

Day 2- İstanbul

After having breakfast, our first destination is going to be Spice bazar second biggest coverd bazaar in İstanbul after Grand bazaar. Spice Bazaar is also called ‘Egyptian Bazaar’ because it was built with the revenues from the Otoman state of Egypt in 1660. Then we will  embark on a scenic tour of the Bosphorus, the naturel waterway that divides Asia Continent from Europe Continent. After having lunch we will head for Dolmabahçe Palace  which served as the main administrative center of the Otoman Empire(1856 to1922), with 365 rooms and 22 saloon. Following this our last stop will be Çamlıca Hill which is very famous with its panoramic view of İstanbul and Bosphorus.

End of the day, drive back to your hotel. diner and overnight in İstanbul.

Day 3- İstanbul

The first destination of us will be Byzantine Hippodrome. The hippodrome was built in Roman period (203A.D.)  by the order of Emperor Septimius Severus, and started to be used as an arena for charriot races and other entertainment.  İn 324 after the arrival of Emperor Constantine the Great,  the Hippodrome got his final shape. Following this we will head to The Blue Mosque which took its name from its blue tiles surrounding the walls of interior design , was built between 1609-1616 during the rule of  Ahmet l. . Although The Blue Mosque has tourist attraction, it’s also an active mosque. Afterward  we will visit  Hagia Sophia Museum which was chosen A world heritage site by UNESCOİn 1985. Hagia Sophia was built by the order of Emperor Justinian in 537, following 900 years Hagia Sophia had been the centre of Orthodox Christianity. After İstanbul conquered by Ottoman Empire, it had been used as the grand mosque of the sultans. Finally in 1935 Hagia Sophia was converted into a museum of Turkish Republic by the ordes of Ataturk. After having lunch  we will explore Topkapı Palace which is a museum tooday with its unrivalled collections of jewelry, including the Spoonmaker's Diamond; the 3 rd largest in the world, Ottoman Court Costumes and ceramics.İnterestingly, some of the ceramics have a special glaze that was said to change color in the presence of poison. We will also visit the Ipmerial Armony with centenary Ottoman weaponry.  As an final destination you will pay a visit to Grand Bazaar( Kapalı Çarşı in Turkish) is the largest covered market in Turkey it has 4000 shops, among them ; Turkish Carpet Shops, Leather Shops, Souvenier Shops, Jewelry Shops plus Restaurants that allow you have lunch in the midst of your shopping..

End of the day, drive back to your hotel. diner and overnight in İstanbul.

Day 4- İstanbul, İmir

Early in the morning transfer to İstanbul Airport for your flight to İzmir. After getting İzmir Airport, we will drive to Smyrna Ancient City to visit St Polycarp church.where St Polycarp was killed on the Great Sabbath. Following this we will head for Pergamum Ancient City  which was described as having the throne of Satan, built up reputation with it’s hospital and  Acropolis.  Overnight in İzmir

DAY 5 – İZMİR & MANİSA& KUŞADASI

Thyatira & Sardes & Philadelphia

After having breakfast we will get Thyatira Ancient city that was praised for its faith and service, but criticized for its  tolerance of Jezebel, an immoral woman who calls herself a prophetess. Next we will get SardesAncient City . the church of Sardes  is described as dead, and it must wake up.  Following this we will visitPhiladelphia which was  known  for its variety of temples and worship center. End of the day drive to hotel. Overnight in Kuşadası.

DAY 6- KUŞADASI & PAMUKKALE

Ephesus

Our first stop will be Ephesus Ancient city where Apostle Paul preached in. Fallowing this we will pay a visit to The House of Virgin Mary. After  lunch  we will drive to St John’s Basilica where it is believed that St John was buried. Before leaving Ephesus area as a last stop we will visit the Temple of Artemis (which is recognised as one of the Seven Wonder of the  World). End of the day drive to hotel. Overnight  in Pamukkale.

DAY 7- PAMUKKALE

Hierapolis & Laodicea

After breakfast we will visit Hierapolis Ancient City that built up reputation with its unique travertines. Following this  we wil get Laodicea  Ancient City. The lukewarm church with a faith that’s neighter hot or cold.

End of our service. Transfer to airport

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