Seven Churches 6 Days Land Only Istanbul

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Seven Churches 6 Days Land Only

Day 1  Istanbul – Bursa:  (Lunch / Dinner )  

Upon arrival meeting with your tour director at Istanbul Airport and commence with sightseeing, covering the following: Istanbul City Walls, it boasts several impressive castles a fortification. Massive walls of ancient Constantinople, built by the Emperor Theodosius II over 1500 years ago, are in many places still standing. Next, visit Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmet Mosque), a 16th century’s religious center and the only mosque in Istanbul with 6 minarets. Hippodrome squarewhere horse carriage and gladiator fights took place during the Byzantian Empire. It is decorated today with an Egyptian Column, Serpentane Column. Next, visit St. Sophia Museum, a unique combination of Christianity and Islam religion in the same holding place.Next, Topkapi Palace – a museum palace with a wide collection of Porcelains, Treasuries, religious collect peace. It is the first Great Imperial Palace of Ottoman Dynasty. Depart for Bursa, an old city at the foot of Mount Uludag (Olympus), and the first seat of the Ottomans. After taking a short cut by crossing the Izmit Gulf by ferry we stop by the ruins of St. Sophia, in Nicaea. It was here that the first Ecumenical Council was held in 325 AD under Emperor Constantine to codify the faith. To this day the Nicene Creed, is the only creed of the Christian church, common to all sects. We drive round Iznik Lake to Bursa where we visit the ornate Mausoleum of Sultan Orhan and the Orhan Camii, the first ottoman mosque which was erected in 1413. Overnight in Bursa.

 

Day 2 Bursa – Thyateira – Sardis – Philadelphia – Pamukkale  (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner )   

After breakfast drive to Pamukkale via Thyatira, Sardis and Philadelphia an early morning departure passing through the modern town of Akhisar, on the site of the old Lydian city of Thyateira. This was one of the towns where Christianity spread rapidly, and it was one of the Seven Churches of the Apocalypse. In the New Testament (Rev 2; 18-29) In our visit to Sardis, the capital of the ancient Kingdom of Lydia, we will see a Roman Era Synagogue, a well-preserved gymnasium and other ruins (Rev 3: - 6). Following the visit to Sardis we pass through Philadelphia an ancient town rebuilt by Tiberius following two devastating earthquakes in 17 and 23 AD. Christianity took hold later than in the other towns and in the early days many Christians were martyred. Philadelphia is also mentioned in the Book of Revelation (3: 7-13) finally we arrive at Pamukkale where we will see the fascinating limestone formations and cascades. Adjacent is the ancient city of Hierapolis, the home of St Philip, the apostle. Overnight stay in Pamukkale

 

Day 3 Pamukkale – Laodicea – Ephesus – Kusadasi  (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner )  

 Morning visit to Laodicea, situated seven kilometers from Pamukale and the last of the seven churches of Asia Minor. It was the last residence of Cicero and only the ruins of an Amphitheatre, the baths and nymphaeum can be seen. It was also addressed by St. John in the Book of Revelation (3:14-22). We continue to Selchuk (Ephesus) for a guided tour of the most important and largest ancient city in Asia Minor and having one of the seven wonders of the ancient world; the Temple of Artemis. It was the home of St. Paul for three years. We will walk down marble paved streets to the library and the theatre in which St. Paul preached to the Ephesians. Next, visit Basilica of St John “the Evangelist” who came here with the Virgin Mary and wrote his Gospel in Ephesus. We will also visit the Basilica of St. John and a mosque, part constructed with stone from the Temple of Artemis. Overnight in Kusadasi.

 

Day 4 Kusadasi – Izmir – Pergamon – Canakkale (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner )  

From Ephesus we drive north to Izmir built on the site of the ancient city and port of Smyrnawhich also boasted one of the seven churches mentioned in the Apocalypse Church of St.Policarp. Drive along the Aegean coast line to the hilltop city of Pergamum, another of the Seven Churches of Asia Minor. The description in Rev2:12-17. At Pergamumwe will visit the steepest theatre in the ancient world, the Temple of Trajan, the podium of the Altar of Zeus and the market place (agora). From Pergamum we drive toCanakkale, for dinner and overnight. 

 

Day 5 Canakkale – Istanbul  (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner )  

 After breakfast visit Troy ancient City & Troy Wooden Horse, you will see remaining structures of the famous Troy city and you will witness the battlefield area of Hector & Achileous. Next, we will stop for photo break at Troy Hollywood Wooden Horse in pier city center. Next, depart to Istanbul via Gallipoli Peninsula, today Gallipoli are protected landscapes covered in pine forest, it is a place where the first war of the world held. We will witness the peninsula while we are crossing the Asia side of Turkey. Next, proceed Bosphorous Cruise trip, Here, you will be able to soak in the sights and sounds of Turkey’s Asia and Europe sector as you cruise through this water channel that is the very beat of life in Istanbul.  Witness the magnificent architecture of the buildings along the river and the interesting activities of our local people. We will get very chance of taking photo of Rumeli Castle and Anatolia Castle build by the conquerer of Istanbu in 1453. Next, visit500-year-old Grand Bazaar, a maze of over 4,000 stalls and shops selling leather goods, jeweler, handicrafts, ceramics, Turkish coffee and other local products.Overnight in Istanbul

Day 6 Istanbul – Departure  (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner )  

After breakfast transfer to the airport for your flight back home, bringing back wonderful memories and superb souvenirs from your Turkish vacation.

 

 

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Seven Churches 6 Days Land Only

Day 1  Istanbul – Bursa:…

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Seven Churches 6 Days Land Only

Day 1  Istanbul – Bursa:  (Lunch / Dinner )  

Upon arrival meeting with your tour director at Istanbul Airport and commence with sightseeing, covering the following: Istanbul City Walls, it boasts several impressive castles a fortification. Massive walls of ancient Constantinople, built by the Emperor Theodosius II over 1500 years ago, are in many places still standing. Next, visit Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmet Mosque), a 16th century’s religious center and the only mosque in Istanbul with 6 minarets. Hippodrome squarewhere horse carriage and gladiator fights took place during the Byzantian Empire. It is decorated today with an Egyptian Column, Serpentane Column. Next, visit St. Sophia Museum, a unique combination of Christianity and Islam religion in the same holding place.Next, Topkapi Palace – a museum palace with a wide collection of Porcelains, Treasuries, religious collect peace. It is the first Great Imperial Palace of Ottoman Dynasty. Depart for Bursa, an old city at the foot of Mount Uludag (Olympus), and the first seat of the Ottomans. After taking a short cut by crossing the Izmit Gulf by ferry we stop by the ruins of St. Sophia, in Nicaea. It was here that the first Ecumenical Council was held in 325 AD under Emperor Constantine to codify the faith. To this day the Nicene Creed, is the only creed of the Christian church, common to all sects. We drive round Iznik Lake to Bursa where we visit the ornate Mausoleum of Sultan Orhan and the Orhan Camii, the first ottoman mosque which was erected in 1413. Overnight in Bursa.

 

Day 2 Bursa – Thyateira – Sardis – Philadelphia – Pamukkale  (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner )   

After breakfast drive to Pamukkale via Thyatira, Sardis and Philadelphia an early morning departure passing through the modern town of Akhisar, on the site of the old Lydian city of Thyateira. This was one of the towns where Christianity spread rapidly, and it was one of the Seven Churches of the Apocalypse. In the New Testament (Rev 2; 18-29) In our visit to Sardis, the capital of the ancient Kingdom of Lydia, we will see a Roman Era Synagogue, a well-preserved gymnasium and other ruins (Rev 3: - 6). Following the visit to Sardis we pass through Philadelphia an ancient town rebuilt by Tiberius following two devastating earthquakes in 17 and 23 AD. Christianity took hold later than in the other towns and in the early days many Christians were martyred. Philadelphia is also mentioned in the Book of Revelation (3: 7-13) finally we arrive at Pamukkale where we will see the fascinating limestone formations and cascades. Adjacent is the ancient city of Hierapolis, the home of St Philip, the apostle. Overnight stay in Pamukkale

 

Day 3 Pamukkale – Laodicea – Ephesus – Kusadasi  (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner )  

 Morning visit to Laodicea, situated seven kilometers from Pamukale and the last of the seven churches of Asia Minor. It was the last residence of Cicero and only the ruins of an Amphitheatre, the baths and nymphaeum can be seen. It was also addressed by St. John in the Book of Revelation (3:14-22). We continue to Selchuk (Ephesus) for a guided tour of the most important and largest ancient city in Asia Minor and having one of the seven wonders of the ancient world; the Temple of Artemis. It was the home of St. Paul for three years. We will walk down marble paved streets to the library and the theatre in which St. Paul preached to the Ephesians. Next, visit Basilica of St John “the Evangelist” who came here with the Virgin Mary and wrote his Gospel in Ephesus. We will also visit the Basilica of St. John and a mosque, part constructed with stone from the Temple of Artemis. Overnight in Kusadasi.

 

Day 4 Kusadasi – Izmir – Pergamon – Canakkale (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner )  

From Ephesus we drive north to Izmir built on the site of the ancient city and port of Smyrnawhich also boasted one of the seven churches mentioned in the Apocalypse Church of St.Policarp. Drive along the Aegean coast line to the hilltop city of Pergamum, another of the Seven Churches of Asia Minor. The description in Rev2:12-17. At Pergamumwe will visit the steepest theatre in the ancient world, the Temple of Trajan, the podium of the Altar of Zeus and the market place (agora). From Pergamum we drive toCanakkale, for dinner and overnight. 

 

Day 5 Canakkale – Istanbul  (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner )  

 After breakfast visit Troy ancient City & Troy Wooden Horse, you will see remaining structures of the famous Troy city and you will witness the battlefield area of Hector & Achileous. Next, we will stop for photo break at Troy Hollywood Wooden Horse in pier city center. Next, depart to Istanbul via Gallipoli Peninsula, today Gallipoli are protected landscapes covered in pine forest, it is a place where the first war of the world held. We will witness the peninsula while we are crossing the Asia side of Turkey. Next, proceed Bosphorous Cruise trip, Here, you will be able to soak in the sights and sounds of Turkey’s Asia and Europe sector as you cruise through this water channel that is the very beat of life in Istanbul.  Witness the magnificent architecture of the buildings along the river and the interesting activities of our local people. We will get very chance of taking photo of Rumeli Castle and Anatolia Castle build by the conquerer of Istanbu in 1453. Next, visit500-year-old Grand Bazaar, a maze of over 4,000 stalls and shops selling leather goods, jeweler, handicrafts, ceramics, Turkish coffee and other local products.Overnight in Istanbul

Day 6 Istanbul – Departure  (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner )  

After breakfast transfer to the airport for your flight back home, bringing back wonderful memories and superb souvenirs from your Turkish vacation.

 

 

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