Embark on a captivating journey through the historical and spiritual heart of Turkey with the Istanbul & Seven Churches Tour. This meticulously curated itinerary combines the rich cultural tapestry of Istanbul with a pilgrimage to the Seven Churches of Revelation, offering a unique blend of ancient history, religious significance, and modern charm.
The tour begins in Istanbul, the only city in the world that spans two continents. Immerse yourself in the enchanting atmosphere of the Hagia Sophia, a masterpiece of Byzantine architecture, and marvel at the intricate designs of the Blue Mosque. Navigate the bustling Grand Bazaar, where vibrant colors and the scent of exotic spices fill the air, and stroll along the Bosphorus to witness the seamless fusion of European and Asian influences.
As the journey progresses, delve into the spiritual realm with visits to the Seven Churches of Revelation, as mentioned in the biblical Book of Revelation. Explore the ancient city of Ephesus, a site that once rivaled Rome in grandeur, and visit the House of Virgin Mary, believed to be the final residence of the mother of Jesus.
Journey through Smyrna, Pergamon, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, and Laodicea, each carrying its own historical and religious significance. Uncover the stories of the early Christian communities and witness the archaeological wonders that stand as testaments to a bygone era.
Beyond the religious landmarks, the tour offers opportunities for cultural immersion. Experience the warm hospitality of local communities, savor traditional Turkish cuisine, and engage with the vibrant traditions that have been passed down through generations.
For those seeking a spiritual pilgrimage, the Istanbul & Seven Churches Tour provides moments of reflection and contemplation at the sacred sites. Connect with the ancient roots of Christianity and gain a deeper understanding of the historical context that shaped the early Christian communities.
A minimum of 5 people is required to organize the tour.
Single Supplement charge is €180.
Suleymaniye Mosque, Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople and Sultanahmet Mosque will be seen at the first day. (As an option, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Hippodrome and Lunch can be added with an €50 extra charge)
Church of St. Anthony of Padua, Bosphorus Tour by Boat and Spice Bazaar will be visited.
We will drive to Bursa to see Green Mosque, Central Mosque of Bursa then we will drive to Denizli. After visit Hierapolis Ancient City, overnight in Pamukkale.
We will visit Laodicea and Ephesus, overnight in Izmir City Center.
We will visit Pergamon Asclepion & Red Basilica. Drive to Izmir and St. Polycarp Church will be visited. Overnight in Izmir.
Philadelphia, Sardis and Thyatira Churches will be seen that day. Overnight in Istanbul
We will arrange your transfer from hotel to Istanbul Airport. Time to say goodbye...
Great day out - Our tour guide Esra is very knowledgeable and incredibly friendly. We had a smaller tour group which always great because it gave us the flexibility to ask questions and move around more freely. We were in no way rushed and were given ample time to view all the sites. All in all, an incredible day out and I really would recommend.
We really enjoyed our trip to Pergamon Asklepion and Acropolis It eas a great experience Erman our tour guide was fantas - We really enjoyed our visit to Pergamon Asklepion and Acropolis
Beautiful views, rich in history.
The lunch was fantastic true Turkish cousine.
Erman our guide was the kindest and very knowledgeable.
He took his time to explain the history behind all the places and sites we visited.
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