SEVEN CHURCHES-ASSOS-TROY-ISTANBUL(With Lunch)
Day 1 Ephesus and Laodicea
Meet at the Izmir airport and drive to to see the site of Church of Izmir (Smyrna).Then departure to Ephesus, the ancient Roman city. Visit the House of the Virgin Mary. We also visit the Church of St. John the Theologian. After lunch drive to Pamukkale via Laodicea. Overnight stay in Pamukkale. (L,D)
Day 2 Pamukkale, Sardis and Philadelphia and Thyatira
In the morning we visit the ancient city of Hierapolis and St. Philip's Martyrium . After lunch we depart from Pamukkale to visit the ancient city and ruins of the famous church of Sardis and then the remains of the church at Philadelphia, continue to Sardis later on drive to Pergamon via Thyatira. Overnight Bergama. (B/L/D)
Day 3 Pergamum
Morning visit Pergamum. (the Church of Pergamum, the red-court, Acropolis), and the Asclepion. After lunch, we will proceed to Assos.Overnight Assos.(B/L/D)
Day 4 Assos, Troy City – Istanbul
After breakfast depart for Assos. A traditional stone house village set upon a mountainside with a beautiful harbour down the bottom, overlooking the island of Lesvos.Here we will tour the Temple of Athena on the highest point of the mountain & have Turkish tea at a local Cay (tea) House which has an extraordinary set of coffee tables to sit at then drive to Troy city,seeing Troy’s ancient walls,climbing around the ruins and gazing across the Troad (the plains of Troy) towards the waters of Dardanelles and the hills of Gallipoli beyond.End of the tour drive to Istanbul and drop you to your hotel.(B/L)
Ephesus, Pergamon ,Sardis ,Laodicea, Philadelphia,Thyatira,Smyrna,Troy
WHAT TO BRING!
Camera, Hat, Comfortable Footwear, Soft Drinks, Sun Cream, Sun Glasses
TOUR PRICE INCLUDES
*Accommodations in three or four stars hotels based on double occupancy. Single occupancy surcharge.
*Professional English speaking guide throughout the tour
. *Breakfast (B), Lunch (L) and Dinner (D) as indicated in the itinerary.
*All sightseeing and admission fees.
*Two airport transfers, plus all in country transport in new air-conditioned buses.
EXCLUDED IN PRICE
Drinks, personal expenses.