8 Day Istanbul & Seven Churches Tour

3 Istanbul, 1 Pamukkale, 2 Kusadasi
Round trip airfare from JFK, 6 nights accommodation, all transfers, most meals and sightseeing
Price Includes
Special Features
  • Guaranteed Daily Arrival
  • Topkapi Palace, St.Sophia
  • Blue Mosque, Hippodrome
  • Grand Bazaar
  • Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar)
  • Bosphorus Cruise
  • Rumeli Fortress
  • Dolmabahce Palace
  • Bosphorus Bridge
  • Camlica Hill
  • Temple of Dionysus
  • Apocalyps chuch
  • House of Bronzes
  • Temple of Artemis
  • Apollo Temple
  • House Of Virgin Mary
  • The Church of St.John
Day By Day Itinerary
DAY 1: Depart from USA

  •  Board your international flight to start your journey back on time to the ottoman empire. 2 Meals will be served on baord of your overnight flight.
DAY 2: Arrival to Istanbul & Transfer to Hotel

  • Your Right Travel personal Agent will meet you at Istanbul Airport and you will get the tour documents and briefing about your tour, Overnight in Istanbul.
DAY 3: Full Day City Tour, Byzantine & Ottoman Relics

  • Your Tour Guide will meet you at your hotel lobby at 09:00 and you will have a full day city tour. (Topkapi Palace, St.Sophia, Lunch at a charming restaurant, Blue Mosque, Hippodromme, Grand Bazaar)
  • Topkapi Palace: The former imperial residence from where the Great Ottoman Empire was ruled. Today a spectacular museum that has one of the largest collections of Chinese and Japanese porcelain and the very famous treasury of the Royal Family.
  • St.Sophia: The magnificent Byzantine Church of all times one of the finest and largest architectural works of art in the world.
  • LUNCH: Full Course Deluxe Menu at a charming restaurant.
  • Blue Mosque: One of the biggest mosques of Istanbul from 17th century architecture is one of the principal adornments on the skyline of Istanbul. Also famous for its blue tiles and 6 minarest.
  • Hippodrome: The former center of sprotive and political activities of Constantinople. You will be able to see the Obelisk from Egypt, Serpentine Column from Delphi and fountain of Willhelm II.
  • Grand Bazaar: In addition to its historical importance, its a bazaar that will tempt even the nonshoppers with its rich collection of precious handmade carpets, jewellery, leather and souvenirs.
  • After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel at around 18:00. Overnight in Istanbul.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 4: Full Day City Tour, Bosphorus & Two Continents

  • our Tour Guide will meet you at your hotel lobby at 09:00 and you will have a full day city tour. (Spice-Egyptian Bazaar, Bosphorus Cruise by Boat, Lunch at a charming restaurant, Beylerbeyi or Dolmabahce Palace, Camlica Hill)
  • Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar), mystical smells of different aromas of various spices. Shops selling fruits, vegetables, flowers, fish etc.
  • Bosphorus Cruise, through the waterway separating the two continents, Europe and Asia, with a possibility to take photographs of marble palaces, ancient wooden villas of Ottoman architecture besides modern residentials and luxurious apartments.
  • Rumeli Fortress, Historical armament built by the Conquerer to control and protect Bosphorus. A unique example of military architecture. * Rumeli Fortress is closed on Wednesday.
  • LUNCH: Full Course Deluxe Menu at a charming restaurant.
  • Dolmabahce Palace: The last residence for Ottoman Sultans with 365 rooms and 22 saloons. Famous with the great collection of European antiquity, furniture and 4.5 tons chandelier.
  • Bosphorus Bridge, unique chance to step from one continent (Europe) to another (Asia) in 2 minutes.
  • Camlica Hill, exposing a panoramic view of Istanbul and Bosphorus from the best point of view.
  • After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel at around 18:00. Overnight in Istanbul.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 5: Flight to Izmir, Seven Churches Tour - Part I

  • Pick up early from your hotel and transfer to airport to take a flight to Izmir.
  • Arrival to Izmir airport, drive north to the hauntingly beautiful Pergamon. Among the impressive structures of this city, dating from 399 B.C., we will see the Altar of Zeus, Temple of Dionysus and the 200,000 volume library which was surpassed only by that found in Alexandria at the time. The Asclepieum of Pergamon was a famous health centre where methods of treatment included blood transfusions, music therapy and meditation. On our way back to Izmir, we will stop by Thyateria to see the remains of the church. This was one of the principle towns where Christianity spread quickly. After the tour, transfer to hotel, Overnight in Kusadasi.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 6: Full Day City Tour, Seven Churches Tour - Part II

  • After breakfast visit the Apocalyps chuch in Izmir,then We leave in the morning for Sardis which holds a prominent place in mythology. Sardis felt the influence ofthe Seven Churches of Revelation and highlights include the 3rd century A.D.Synagogue, Gymnasium, House of Bronzes, Temple of Artemis, and of course the Church. Next on our itinerary is Philadelphia which was an important Christian centre during Byzantine times. We will see the Basilica and several interesting mosques. Then drive to Pamukkale, Overnight in Pamukkale.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 7: Full Day City Tour, Seven Churches Tour - Part III

  • After breakfast visit the, combination of history and nature, Pamukkale. Youll visit the Roman city Hierapolis with Apollo Temple competing with Delphi, Monumental Nympheum a 4th century Basilica and the Theatre. The Theater and the well preserved Necropolis,We journey on to Laodicea Ad Lycum where the remains are found on a flat-topped hill. Christianity came to the area during the time of St. Paul, brought by Epaphras of Colossae. Laodicea became the seat of Bishopric and hosted an important Ecumenical Council in the fourth century A.D., it was named in the Revelations as one of the Seven Churches of the Apocalypse. Highlights will be the Water Tower, Stadium and the Council Chamber. Our next stop will be Ephesus, Visiting to House Of Virgin Mary, Temple of Artemis and The Church of St.John, Overnight in Kusadasi.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 8: Flight to Istanbul, Departure

  • Pick up from your hotel and transfer to airport to take a flight to Istanbul. Tour ends upon arrival.
  • Meal: Breakfast
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Notes :
  • Air & Land Rate is based on the airfare price on the day we publish the prices, updated rate will be provided at the time of booking.
  • Can be customized as needed.
  • You may request any desired hotels, transfer options, and we will re price the package based on your hotel selection.
  • Domestic flights within Turkey have a weight limit of 15 Kilogram (33 pounds) per person, and they charge $3 for each additional kilogram. Right Travel is not responsible for any additional cost applied by the domestic carrier due to additional weight.
  • TURKEY - Visa required. Effective April 10, 2014 an advance e-visa is required and "sticker type" visas can no longer be obtained on arrival at the airport in Istanbul. See https://www.evisa.gov.tr/en/ Non-U.S. citizens should check the e-Visa link or with the appropriate consular general to determine if they are eligible for the e-Visa. Eligible travelers should complete the online application with payment and will receive the visa electronically. After successful application, the e-Visa must be printed to be shown to airport officials and customs officers. It must be carried at all times during travel in Turkey.

 

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