Seven Churches With Legandry… Istanbul

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Seven Churches With Legandry Troy

DAY 1  COUNTRY OF ORIGIN - ISTANBUL  (Lunch/Dinner) 

Arrival, reception and transfer from airport to the HEART OF CONSTANTINOPLE.The first stop will be local restaurant for breakfast and than visit the Roman Hippodrome, where horse races were held and subsequently became the center of civil activity of the Byzantine Empire. Today we still can see the Obelisk of Theodosius. Visit the majestic and elegant Blue Mosque, built in 1616 and famous for its interior decoration with 21,000 Iznik tiles.Visit the Hagia Sophia Cathedral, which is considered a masterpiece of Byzantine architecture, and currently is a museum.Visit the Topkapi Palace, the residence of the Sultans between the fifteenth and nineteenth centuries, where we can see gorgeous collections of porcelain, jewelry, clothing of sultans and many other relics. Transfer to airport and arrival to izmir and transfer to the hotel overnight in KUSADASI.

DAY 2  KUSADASI / EPHESUS / LAODICEA /PAMUKKALE  (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) 

breakfast Then we will visit the famous ancient city of Ephesus, one of the world’s finest archaeological sites. Our tour will begin with the Basilica of St John“the Evangelist” who came here with the Virgin Mary and wrote his Gospel in Ephesus. Highlights include the Library of Celcius, the Temple of Hadrian, the Fountain of Trajanand the Theatre. We will also stop by the House of Virgin Mary(on top of Mt Coressos). She was believed to have spent her last years in this area. On 18 August 1961, Pope John XXII proclaimed this place to be sacred. Visit st John church and lunch and Then we stop on to LaodiceaAd 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. Then drive to PAMUKKALE and Overnight.

DAY 3    PAMUKKALE/IZMIR (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)  

In the morning, we visit Hierapolis which was founded by Pergamon king Telephos and named after his wife Hiera. During the Byzantine period the city became the seat of diocese with a large Christian Church dedicated to St. Philip, martyred here in 80 A.D. Highlights include the Roman Baths, the Temple of Apollo and the Theater. we will stop by Thyteriato see the remains of the church. This was one of the principle towns where Christianity spread quickly. Then we drive to Sardiswhich holds a prominent place in mythology. Sardis felt the influence of the 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 Philadelphiawhich was an important Christian centre during Byzantine times. We will see the Basilica and several interesting mosques. Overnight IN IZMIR.

DAY 4 IZMIR / CANAKKALE (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)  

After breakfast visit church of IZMIR and On our way to Canakkale-TROY this morning we will stop by hauntingly beautiful Pergamum which rises high on a hill as one nears the city of Bergama. Highlights will include the Altar of ZeusTemple of Trojanand the Theater. Visit ancient city of legendry TROY Dinner and overnight in Canakkale.

DAY 5 CANAKKLE/ISTANBUL (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)  

After breakfast departure for ISTANBUL and lunch in Fish restaurant near the sea of Marmara with the beatiful view of Bosphorus and take the boat for cruise and stop at Spice Bazaar, where the smells of cinnamon, cloves and thyme rise from hundreds of colourful muslin bags at every store-front Visit the famous Grand Bazaarwhich is a covered market of the fifteenth century, consisting of 5000 stores, and is considered one of the first shopping centers in the world.Dinner in chinese restaurant and Then drive to airport with destination country of origin.

 

 

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Seven Churches With Legandry Troy

DAY 1  COUNTRY OF ORIGIN…

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Seven Churches With Legandry Troy

DAY 1  COUNTRY OF ORIGIN - ISTANBUL  (Lunch/Dinner) 

Arrival, reception and transfer from airport to the HEART OF CONSTANTINOPLE.The first stop will be local restaurant for breakfast and than visit the Roman Hippodrome, where horse races were held and subsequently became the center of civil activity of the Byzantine Empire. Today we still can see the Obelisk of Theodosius. Visit the majestic and elegant Blue Mosque, built in 1616 and famous for its interior decoration with 21,000 Iznik tiles.Visit the Hagia Sophia Cathedral, which is considered a masterpiece of Byzantine architecture, and currently is a museum.Visit the Topkapi Palace, the residence of the Sultans between the fifteenth and nineteenth centuries, where we can see gorgeous collections of porcelain, jewelry, clothing of sultans and many other relics. Transfer to airport and arrival to izmir and transfer to the hotel overnight in KUSADASI.

DAY 2  KUSADASI / EPHESUS / LAODICEA /PAMUKKALE  (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) 

breakfast Then we will visit the famous ancient city of Ephesus, one of the world’s finest archaeological sites. Our tour will begin with the Basilica of St John“the Evangelist” who came here with the Virgin Mary and wrote his Gospel in Ephesus. Highlights include the Library of Celcius, the Temple of Hadrian, the Fountain of Trajanand the Theatre. We will also stop by the House of Virgin Mary(on top of Mt Coressos). She was believed to have spent her last years in this area. On 18 August 1961, Pope John XXII proclaimed this place to be sacred. Visit st John church and lunch and Then we stop on to LaodiceaAd 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. Then drive to PAMUKKALE and Overnight.

DAY 3    PAMUKKALE/IZMIR (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)  

In the morning, we visit Hierapolis which was founded by Pergamon king Telephos and named after his wife Hiera. During the Byzantine period the city became the seat of diocese with a large Christian Church dedicated to St. Philip, martyred here in 80 A.D. Highlights include the Roman Baths, the Temple of Apollo and the Theater. we will stop by Thyteriato see the remains of the church. This was one of the principle towns where Christianity spread quickly. Then we drive to Sardiswhich holds a prominent place in mythology. Sardis felt the influence of the 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 Philadelphiawhich was an important Christian centre during Byzantine times. We will see the Basilica and several interesting mosques. Overnight IN IZMIR.

DAY 4 IZMIR / CANAKKALE (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)  

After breakfast visit church of IZMIR and On our way to Canakkale-TROY this morning we will stop by hauntingly beautiful Pergamum which rises high on a hill as one nears the city of Bergama. Highlights will include the Altar of ZeusTemple of Trojanand the Theater. Visit ancient city of legendry TROY Dinner and overnight in Canakkale.

DAY 5 CANAKKLE/ISTANBUL (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)  

After breakfast departure for ISTANBUL and lunch in Fish restaurant near the sea of Marmara with the beatiful view of Bosphorus and take the boat for cruise and stop at Spice Bazaar, where the smells of cinnamon, cloves and thyme rise from hundreds of colourful muslin bags at every store-front Visit the famous Grand Bazaarwhich is a covered market of the fifteenth century, consisting of 5000 stores, and is considered one of the first shopping centers in the world.Dinner in chinese restaurant and Then drive to airport with destination country of origin.

 

 

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