Celsus Library, Ephesus
Seven Churches of the Revelation
Starting in Istanbul, visit the Hagia Sophia (originally a church, now a museum) and the Chora Church with its beautiful Christian mosaics. Then travel to the Aegean and the Seven Churches of Revelation situated at Pergamon, Thyatria, Sardis, Smyrna, Philadelphia, Ephesus and Laodicea. During the tour stops are made to explore some of the many places that St Paul visited during his missionary journeys
Pergamon • Thyatria • Sardis • Smyrna • Philadelphia • Ephesus • Laodicea
Day 1 Fly direct from the UK to Istanbul and transfer to the hotel for a 2 night stay.
Day 2 Full day guided tour of Istanbul including the Underground Cistern, St Sophia, Chora Church and the incredible Grand Bazaar.
Day 3 Drive to Ayvalik, stopping en-route to visit the remains of the ancient city of Troy.
Day 4 Continue to Pergamon, once a great centre of culture in Roman times. Visit the first of the 7 Churches of Revelation before continuing to Akhisar (ancient Thyatria) to see the second of the 7 Churches. Overnight in Izmir.
Day 5 Today visit two more of the 7 Churches of Revelation; the first in Sardes, once the capital of Lydia, and the second in Philadelphia. Also see the ancient Roman city of Hierapolis and its Temple of Apollo, said to rival Delphi. Overnight in Pamukkale.
Day 6 First travel to the ancient city of Laodicea, the site of the fifth church. Continue to Aphrodisias, the city of the Goddess of Love, to see the Temple of Aphrodite, the Odeon and the Theatre. Overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 7 A full day tour to Ephesus, said to be the best preserved ancient city in Turkey. Overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 8 Before departing from Turkey visit the last and oldest of the 7 Churches of Revelation, situated in ancient Smyrna. Then transfer to Izmir airport for the return flight to the UK.
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Arcadia Hotel, Istanbul
Situated in the centre of Istanbul's historical area, this 4 star hotel is an ideal base from which to explore the city. Facilities include a roof top restaurant and bar with stunning views of the Blue Mosque. All 48 rooms are air-conditioned and equipped with minibar, satellite television, telephone, safety deposit box, hair dryer and WIFI internet connection.
• 4 star • Central location
• Roof top restaurant
Your tour includes:
• Return flights between London and Istanbul
• 2 nights half board in Istanbul
• 1 night half board in Ayvalik
• 1 night half board in Izmir
• 1 night half board in Pamukkale
• 2 nights half board in Kusadasi
• Excursions and admissions as detailed in the itinerary
• English speaking guide
• Entrance fees
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