Day 1: Arrival – Istanbul
Arrival transfer from airport to hotel. Welcome cocktail and briefing.
Day 2: Istanbul
Full day excursion of Istanbul. Morning visit to Topkapi Palace, St. Sophia Museum, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome area with the Obelisk of Theodosius. The Columness of Serpantine and Porphyro genetius. Lunch at a site restaurant. After lunch visit Yerebatan cistern. Overnight in Istanbul. Includes. B L
Day 3: Istanbul – Izmir
After breakfast transfer to Istanbul Ataturk Airport to catch your flight to Izmir. Visit of the town, visit to Kadifekale and Agora. Afternoon is left at your leisure. Overnight in Izmir. B L D
Day 4:Izmit – Bergama –Izmir
Drive to Bergama. (Pergamon) Visit of Asclepion one of the foremost medical centers of the ancient world. After having lunch on the way, visit of Thyatira (Akhisar) where the old Hellenistic plays and forums were staged. Back to hotel in time for dinner. Overnight in Izmir B L D
Day 5: Izmir - Pamukkale
Early in the morning you will drive to Sardes one of the most picturesque areas of any of the churches. After lunch you will drive on to Hierapolis via Philadelphia (Alasehir) another of the churches mentioned in the Revelation of John, now a living city like Izmir and Akhisar (Thyatira). You will visit the ruins of Hierapolis founded by Eumentes II in 190 B.C. and overnight at a pleasant hotel where you relax and take a swim in the naturally warm pools. Overnight in Pamukkale. B L D
Day 6: Pamukkale – Kusadasi
Drive to Kusadasi. On the way visit of Aphrodisias and Laodicea. The present day visitor to Laodicea finds a large area littered with broken marble tops of the stone masonry walls. Aphrodisias is one of ancient towns which archeology today has brought to attention. Overnight at a comfortable hotel in Kusadasi. B L D
Day 7: Kusadasi
Full day excursion to Selcuk and Ephesus. Our tour begins with a visit to the little town of Selcuk, just outside of which lies the remains of one of the seven wonders of the world, the Temple of Artemis, St. Jean’s Basilica Isa Bey Mosque. At the top of the hill on which the mosque lies is the citadel. Three kilometers from Selcuk the road branches off to Ephesus, set at the foot of mount Pion, visit of Double Church of Virgin and House of Virgin Mary. After your stroll through Biblical site of Ephesus your coach will take you back to your hotel in Kusadasi.B L D
Day 8: Kusadasi – Izmir - Istanbul
After breakfast depart for Izmir for your flight to home via Istanbul. B
Legend: B= Breakfast L=Lunch D=Dinner
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