Tours and Cultural Events

Section 1 Regular İstanbul Tours

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TOUR 1M - İSTANBUL CLASSICS

Half Day Morning Tour


Tour of  "Sultan Ahmet Center", the heart of the "Old City" from where the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires were ruled.

Hagia Sophia, the Church of Divine Wisdom, one of the greatest marvels of architecture, constructed as a basilica in the 6th century by Emperor Justinian.

Blue Mosque, facing Hagia Sophia, famous with its blue İznik tiles and unique with 6 minarets, built in the name of Sultan Ahmet.

Hippodrome, center of sportive events (chariot races, athletics) and political activities of the old city. Serpentine Column, Obelisk of Theodosius and German Fountain of Wilhelm II are the monuments decorating the Hippodrome.

Grand Covered Bazaar, most attractive shopping center and the biggest "souk" in the world with nearly 4000 shops selling antiques, jewellery, gold, carpets, leatherware and souvenir.
(Art demonstration of handmade Turkish carpets upon request)

THIS TOUR TERMINATES AT GRAND COVERED BAZAAR

RATE : € 45.- (V.A.T. included) / pax
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TOUR 1A - İSTANBUL CLASSICS

Half Day Afternoon Tour


Tour of  "Sultan Ahmet Center", the heart of the "Old City" from where the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires were ruled.

Hagia Sophia, the Church of Divine Wisdom, one of the greatest marvels of architecture, constructed as a basilica in the 6th century by Emperor Justinian.

Blue Mosque, facing Hagia Sophia, famous with its blue İznik tiles and unique with 6 minarets, built in the name of Sultan Ahmet.

Hippodrome, center of sportive events (chariot races, athletics) and political activities of the old city. Serpentine Column, Obelisk of Theodosius and German Fountain of Wilhelm II are the monuments decorating the Hippodrome.

Explore a unique place for art lovers! A family-owned atelier producing handmade ceramics.

Along with Hittite productions of terra cotta, quartz Seljuk productions, quartz İznik (Nicea)-Ottoman productions, this place also has various examples from the Turkish culture.

RATE : € 45.- (V.A.T. included) / pax
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TOUR 2 - OTTOMAN RELICS

Half Day Afternoon Tour


Topkapı Palace, residence of Ottoman Sultans exhibiting imperial treasury, sacred Islamic relics of Prophet Mohammed, kitchen, Chinese porcelain, weapons, calligraphy section etc. Live guide commentary is not allowed in special sections. (Harem is not included in the program)

Sultan Tombs, there are five tombs of Ottoman Sultans within the graveyard at Hagia Sophia.

The ceramic panels are the most beautiful examples of the 16th century with purple, red, green and blue flower motives. Prince robes and a small piece from the Kaaba covers are displayed on the sarcophaguses.

RATE : € 45.- (V.A.T. included) / pax
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TOUR 3 - BYZANTINE & OTTOMAN RELICS (Combination of Tours 1 & 2)

Full Day Tour


Tour of  "Sultan Ahmet Center", the heart of the "Old City" from where the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires were ruled.

Hagia Sophia, the Church of Divine Wisdom, one of the greatest marvels of architecture, constructed as a basilica in the 6th century by Emperor Justinian.

Blue Mosque, facing Hagia Sophia, famous with its blue İznik tiles and unique with 6 minarets, built in the name of Sultan Ahmet.

Hippodrome, center of sportive events (chariot races, athletics) and political activities of the old city. Serpentine Column, Obelisk of Theodosius and German Fountain of Wilhelm II are the monuments decorating the Hippodrome.

Grand Covered Bazaar, most attractive shopping center and the biggest "souk" in the world with nearly 4000 shops selling antiques, jewellery, gold, carpets, leatherware and souvenir. (Art demonstration of handmade Turkish carpets upon request)

Lunch at a Turkish Restaurant.

Topkapı Palace, residence of Ottoman Sultans exhibiting imperial treasury, sacred Islamic relics of Prophet Mohammed, kitchen, Chinese porcelain, weapons, calligraphy section etc. Live guide commentary is not allowed in special sections. (Harem is not included in the program)

Sultan Tombs, there are five tombs of Ottoman Sultans within the graveyard at Hagia Sophia.

The ceramic panels are the most beautiful examples of the 16th century with purple, red, green and blue flower motives. Prince robes and a small piece from the Kaaba covers are displayed on the sarcophaguses.

 

 

also visioned during the tour

GALATA BRIDGE • GOLDEN HORN • LEANDER’S TOWER

This tour ends approximately at 17:00

RATE : € 90.- (V.A.T. included) / pax
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TOUR 4M - BOSPHORUS CRUISE ON PRIVATE BOAT

Half Day Morning Tour


Golden Horn (from the bus), the arm of the Bosphorus and a natural harbour of the historical peninsula separating the old and the new parts of İstanbul where the first colonies settled during the Byzantines. The residential area for Byzantine Jews, Italian traders and other non-muslim minorities. Drive along the traces of history at Balat viewing Metal Church of St. Stephen the Bulgarian, Jewish Hospital (Or-Ahayim), Fener Orthodox Patriarchate and 22 kms. long Byzantine City Walls, strongest fortification of the middle age.

Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar), mystical smells of different aromas of various spices. Shops selling fruits, vegetables, fish, flowers etc.

Bosphorus Cruise on Plan Tours’ private boat, 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 (from the boat - no interior visit), historical armament built by the Conqueror to control and protect the Bosphorus. A unique example of military architecture.

also visioned during the tour
IMPERIAL GARDENS OF ROYAL YILDIZ PALACE 
BOSPHORUS BRIDGE connecting EUROPE & ASIA continents • BEYLERBEYİ PALACE
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THIS TOUR TERMINATES AT TAKSİM SQUARE

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Bosphorus Tours are practiced with regular boat if minimum number of attendants
is not provided for the private boat

RATE : € 45.- (V.A.T. included) / pax
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TOUR 4A - BOSPHORUS CRUISE ON PRIVATE BOAT (Golden Horn • Cable Car to Pierre Loti Café)

Half Day Afternoon Tour


Bosphorus Cruise on Plan Tours’ private boat enjoying the straits of both Europe and Asia with a possibility to photograph the unique beauties of the Bosphorus.

Rumeli Fortress (from the boat - no interior visit), historical armament built by the Conqueror to control and protect the Bosphorus. A unique example of military architecture.

Golden Horn (from the bus), the arm of the Bosphorus and a natural harbour of the historical peninsula separating the old and the new parts of İstanbul where the first colonies settled during the Byzantines. The residential area for Byzantine Jews, Italian traders and other non-muslim minorities. Drive along the traces of history at Balat viewing Metal Church of St. Stephen the Bulgarian, Jewish Hospital (Or-Ahayim), Fener Orthodox Patriarchate and 22 kms. long

Byzantine City Walls, strongest fortification of the middle age.

Cable car (teleferique) to Pierre Loti Coffee House.

also visioned during the tour
IMPERIAL GARDENS OF ROYAL YILDIZ PALACE
BOSPHORUS BRIDGE connecting EUROPE & ASIA continents • BEYLERBEYİ PALACE
from the boat

IMPORTANT NOTICE
Bosphorus Tours are practiced with regular boat if minimum number of attendants

is not provided for the private boat

RATE : € 45.- (V.A.T. included) / pax
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TOUR 5 - DOLMABAHÇE PALACE & TWO CONTINENTS (from Europe to Asia)

Half Day Afternoon Tour


Dolmabahçe Palace, recent residence for Ottoman Sultans built by two Ottoman architects Karabet and Nikogos Balyan on a 110.000 m² area and served as the main administrative center of the Ottoman Empire. Famous with great collection of European antiquity, furniture and 4.5 tons chandelier, the palace has 285 rooms and 46 halls.

Bosphorus Bridge, unique chance to step from one continent (Europe) to another (Asia) in 2 minutes.

Çamlıca Hill, famous for its widest bird’s eye panoramic view of İstanbul from Marmara Sea to the Black Sea, gives a chance to see the Bosphorus and Golden Horn from one of the best point of the highest and most appealing places of the city.

RATE : € 50.- (V.A.T. included) / pax
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TOUR 6 - BOSPHORUS CRUISE + DOLMABAHÇE PALACE & TWO CONTINENTS (from Europe to Asia) (Combination of Tours 4M & 5)

Full Day Tour


Golden Horn (from the bus), the arm of the Bosphorus and a natural harbour of the historical peninsula separating the old and the new parts of İstanbul where the first colonies settled during the Byzantines. The residential area for Byzantine Jews, Italian traders and other non-muslim minorities.

Drive along the traces of history at Balat viewing Metal Church of St. Stephen the Bulgarian, Jewish Hospital (Or-Ahayim), Fener Orthodox Patriarchate and 22 kms. long Byzantine City Walls, strongest fortification of the middle age.

Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar), mystical smells of different aromas of various spices. Shops selling fruits, vegetables, fish, flowers etc.

Bosphorus Cruise on Plan Tours’ private boat, 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 (from the boat – no interior visit), historical armament built by the Conqueror to control and protect the Bosphorus. A unique example of military architecture.

(Visit to a leather showroom if time permits)

Lunch at a Turkish Restaurant.

Dolmabahçe Palace, recent residence for Ottoman Sultans built by two Ottoman architects Karabet and Nikogos Balyan on a 110.000 m² area and served as the main administrative center of the Ottoman Empire. Famous with great collection of European antiquity, furniture and 4.5 tons chandelier, the palace has 285 rooms and 46 halls.

Bosphorus Bridge, unique chance to step from one continent (Europe) to another (Asia) in 2 minutes.

Çamlıca Hill, famous for its widest bird’s eye panoramic view of İstanbul from Marmara Sea to the Black Sea, gives a chance to see the Bosphorus and Golden Horn from one of the best point of the highest and most appealing places of the city.

        also visioned during the tour
IMPERIAL GARDENS OF ROYAL YILDIZ PALACE
BOSPHORUS BRIDGE connecting EUROPE & ASIA continents • BEYLERBEYİ PALACE
from the boat

This tour ends approximately at 17:00

IMPORTANT NOTICE
Bosphorus Tours are practiced with regular boat if minimum number of attendants

is not provided for the private boat

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TOUR TTB - TOUR TO BYZANTIUM-advance reservation required

Half Day Tour (minimum 6 guests) - Guaranteed Departure every Tuesday afternoon


Walk back into the history

Natural naval harbour of the Byzantines named as Golden Horn because of its hornlike shape and golden reflection of the glittering waves under sunshine when viewed from the hill tops.

Visit the Patriarchate at Fener which is the seat of Orthodox Christianity since Constantine The Great’ s declaration of Christianity as the religion of Roman Empire.

Church of Panagia of Blachernae, the best known and most celebrated shrine of the Holy Virgin famed with the “Hagiasma” (holy water) and the “Hagion Lousma” (sacred bath).

Anemas Dungeons (from outside) were part of the Blachernae Palace, unique in the world with its historical and architectural structure. It consists of 14 separate dungeons, each having 2 basements below sea-level with cells for the prisoners and two towers. It was used as a prison for high ranked statesmen.

Tekfur Palace (from outside) built in the 12th century adjacent to the city walls. The only surviving pavillion of the Blachernae Palace.

St. Savior in Chora (Kariye Museum), originally a Byzantine monastery with fantastic mosaics and frescoes portraying scenes from the bible, the life and miracles of Jesus.

Byzantine City Walls surrounded the Acropolis of Byzantium with 22 kms. long fortification with 96 towers and 9 main gates dating back to the 5th century.

CAN BE A FULL DAY TOUR INCLUDING FREE LUNCH IF COMBINED WITH GOLDEN HORN TOUR

RATE : € 40.- (V.A.T. included) / pax
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TOUR GH - GOLDEN HORN (Eyüp Sultan Mosque & Tomb + Pierre Loti Coffee House + Miniatürk) advance reservation required

Half Day Tour (minimum 6 guests) - Guaranteed Dep. every Monday & Thursday afternoon


“To embrace sharp harmony and historic curiosities in the most sacred site of İstanbul”

Eyüp Sultan Mosque and his Tomb are the most sacred sites in İstanbul after Mecca and Jerusalem where thousands of faithful people visit everday.

Eyüp El-Ensari was the flagbearer of Prophet Mohammed and died here during the Arabic siege of the city in the 7th century. The old trees, pigeons, praying believers and the visiting crowd create a mystical and colorful atmosphere around the mosque.

Teleferique (cable car) to Pierre Loti Coffee House among the green which is located on a hill with beautiful trees where you can enjoy the wonderful panorama of the Golden Horn.

Bird’ s eye view of the Golden Horn with the teleferique (cable car) while climbing to the café, 550 beeline meters in 115 seconds. The coffee house takes its name from Pierre Loti, the French author and poet who was very fond of İstanbul and wrote as he sat in this coffee house enjoying the view.

Miniatürk, “a story land”, the most influencing open field miniature park exhibiting scaled models of the most known masterpieces which create a fairy tale environment of İstanbul, Anatolia and the former Ottoman territories. It reflects the revival of Turkish culture and history in all its magnificence. Countless human figure models situated throughout the park such as a railroad worker, Muslims in a mosque courtyard, Jews praying in a synagogue, flower seller etc., portray the lifestyle of the society through ages.

You will mostly enjoy the colorful shopping center where you may find the best souvenirs from İstanbul.

 

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TOUR 7 - PRINCES' ISLANDS (minimum 2 guests)

Full Day Tour (operates all year round)


Cruise in the Marmara Sea to Princes' Islands by boat. Stop at Büyükada, the popular summer resort with pinewood scenery and wooden mansions, once the pleasure island of Byzantine Princes.

Tour of the island by horse-drawn carriages before lunch at a fish restaurant.

Evening return to İstanbul and transfer to hotels.

also visioned during the tour
TOPKAPI PALACE • MAIDEN’ S TOWER • ÜSKÜDAR
from the boat

RATE : € 85.- (V.A.T. included) / pax
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TOUR RBC – ROMANTIC BOSPHORUS CRUISE

Private Tour / Every Evening


An enchanted evening cruise starts while you sip your welcome drink and enjoy the marvelous scenery as the sun sets on the Bosphorus. Chance to view and photograph the precious relics of three world dominating Empires: Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman.

The royal Dolmabahçe Palace, the late residence of the Ottoman Sultans; Bosphorus and Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridges connecting the two continents Asia and Europe;

Rumeli Fortress, the historical armament built by the Conqueror Sultan, marble palaces, ancient wooden villas of Ottoman style besides modern residentials.

 

EXPLORE İSTANBUL FROM THE SEA…
BOSPHORUS, A UNIQUE LINK BETWEEN EAST AND WEST…
BETWEEN PAST AND PRESENT…

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TOUR 8 - DINNER CRUISE (Bosphorus by Night) - advance reservation required

Night Tour (operates all year round)


Watching one of the best silhouettes in the world with Topkapı Palace, Blue Mosque and the Leander' s Tower will be your exceptional experience to enjoy this imperial elegance and the unique panoramic view of the Bosphorus waterway which brings the two continents Europe and Asia, face to face…

UNFORGETTABLE BOSPHORUS CRUISE… DINNER… UNLIMITED LOCAL DRINKS…
BELLY DANCERS… FOLKLORE SHOW…

Dinner with a rich variety of specialities from the Turkish and international cuisine including unlimited local drinks on board of a Bosphorus yacht.

RATE : € 100.- (V.A.T. included) / pax
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GENERAL INFORMATION & CONDITIONS for SECTION 1


  • Tour fees include A/C transportation, guidance in multiple languages, entrance fees and mentioned meals/drinks,
  • 30% discount for children below the age 7, free for the ages of 0-2,
  • You can make your own combination of tours 1+4A, 1+5, 4M+2,
  • We kindly request our guests to be ready by ICC Congress Center’s reception 10 minutes before departure time,
  • No smoking on our tours but all tours make frequent stops,
  • Cancellation is not possible in the last 24 hours. There will be no refund for any unused portion of any tour program,
  • WEC 2016 Tour Department reserves the right to alter, postpone or cancel the tour without prior notice due to unforeseen circumstances,
  • WEC 2016 Tour Department disclaims any responsibility and shall not pay any indemnity or reimbursement in the event that certain museums or monuments included in the program could not be visited with any reason beyond control,
  • WEC 2016 Tour Department will be under no obligation or liability in case the Bosphorus Tour is to be made, by any reason, with Maritime Lines boat instead of private motorboat of WEC 2016 Tour Department ,
  • WEC 2016 Tour Department  is not responsible for any loss or theft of personal belongings during the tour,
  • Guests are to be promptly on time at the meeting points given by the tour guide. Tours will proceed without waiting the delayers,
  • Tour programs and prices may change without prior notice. Any increase in museum entrance fees will be reflected in the prices.

 

CLOSED

  • Hagia Sophia on Monday replaced with Underground (Basilica) Cistern
  • Blue Mosque visited from outside on Friday mornings because of noon prayer
  • Grand Covered Bazaar on Sunday replaced with authentic shops
  • Topkapı Palace on Tuesday replaced with Tour to Byzantium
  • Sultan Tombs on Monday replaced with Little Hagia Sophia (St. Sergius & Bacchus)
  • Dolmabahçe Palace on Monday & Thursday replaced with Eyüp + Pierre Loti Coffee House + Miniatürk,
  • St. Savior in Chora (Kariye Museum) on Wednesday
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Section 2 Small Group Alternatives In Istanbul (Culinary Walks & Religious Tours)

KADIKÖY (CHALCEDON) TREASURES - min. 2 - max. 12 guests

Regular Walking Tour (09:00 - 14:30)


Meeting in front of famous Güllüoğlu Baklava Shop at Karaköy, one of the oldest districts of İstanbul.

Traditional breakfast amongst the variety of authentic eatery shops.

Ferry to Kadıköy, ancient Chalcedon, where Ecumenical Council met (451 AD) to bring an end to the ecclesiastical chaos.

This will not be only a culinary walk but as well a stroll through the city’s Asian Side to discover its local culture.

Visit different shops at Kadıköy. Fish Market and meeting new tastes of Turkish Cuisine. Typical delicatessen, muhallebi or baklava.

Main course at the famous Çiya Restaurant with special tastes.

Gossips of the day at a typical Turkish Coffee House. Ferry to Karaköy.

Hope to meet at another walk…

RATE : € 130.- (V.A.T. included) / pax / • Guidance in English, ferry tickets, mentioned meals & drinks are included in the price.
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PERA AT NIGHTS - min. 2 - max. 12 guests

Regular Walking Tour (18:30 - 21:30)


Meeting in front of Starbucks near The Marmara Hotel at Taksim Square. First taste is ‘’Wet Burger’’.

Visit Hacıbekir Sweet Shop, confiseur since 1777, to taste the best Lokum (Turkish Delight) and colourful “Bonbon Turc”.

Experiencing different sidewalk tastes, wander through Flower Passage and Nevizade Street.
Explore the uncharted side-streets of Pera, cultural heart of İstanbul.

Tasting kebap wraps at Dürümzade famed by Anthony Bourdain.

Hazzapoulo Passage for Turkish Coffee and watch “coffee fortune telling”.

Visit a typical Meyhane (Turkish Tavern) to enjoy the Turkish Meze and Turkish Rakı.

 

Hope to meet at another walk…

RATE : € 130.- (V.A.T. included) / pax / • Guidance in English, mentioned meals & drinks are included in the price.
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TOUR P1 - JEWISH HERITAGE - advance reservation required

Private / Full Day or Half Day Morning Tour (except Saturday & Sunday)


THE STORY OF TURKISH JEWS who were deported from Spain in 1492, now living in Türkiye for more than 500 years in peace & harmony.

Start after breakfast for a tour in Galata, the centuries-old Jewish neighborhood with its famous tower built by the Genoese. Visit to Neve Shalom Synagogue or Ashkenaz Synagogue (upon availability)

Drive to Balat along the Golden Horn, residential area of the Ottoman Jews where the “Star of David” still appears on the facades of some buildings. Visit to Ahrida Synagogue, built in the 15th century and from outside Jewish Hospital (Or-Ahayim).

Visit to Zülfaris Jewish Museum of the Quincentennial Foundation and the “Oldies House” at Hasköy.

The Jewish Cemetery where the martyrs of Neve Shalom are buried. Stop at Ortaköy, first disembark point of Sephardic Jews who were expelled from Spain by the religious disturbance of the Spanish King and the Queen, desperate on the ships in the middle of the sea, not being accepted by any European country except the Ottoman Sultan Beyazid Khan The Second who welcomed them offering a safe and peaceful life. Last visit to Etz Ahayim Synagogue in Ortaköy.

HALF DAY MORNING TOUR
Neve Shalom Synagogue or Ashkenaz Synagogue (upon availability)
Galata & Balat, the oldest Jewish settlement
Golden Horn

 

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  • Above“net” private tour rates include round trip transfers from/to central hotels, private A/C transportation, English speaking professional private guide (other languages are available on request), donations to synagogues, museum entrance fees, lunch in full day tours and V.A.T. (18%); exclude drinks.
  • Photocopy of the passport page with photo is needed in advance (4 days) for visit permits. Passports required for security during the tour.
  • 30% discount for children below the age 7, free for the ages of 0-2.

 

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TOUR P2 - IN TRACE OF CHRISTIANITY - advance reservation required


The Patriarchate at Fener, by the Golden Horn, is the heart of Orthodox Christianity. After Constantine the Great' s declaration of Christianity as the religion of Roman Empire, the capital was moved from Rome to Byzantium. With the conquest (1453) of Ottoman Empire, the seat of Patriarchate remained in İstanbul.

Church of Panagia of Blachernae, the best known and most celebrated shrine of the Holy Virgin located near Golden Horn, famed with the hagiasma (fountain of holy water), good to cure health problems, and the Hagion Lousma (sacred bath) good to clean the soul where the emperor also came to purify himself.

St. Savior in Chora (Kariye Museum), originally a Byzantine monastery, dedicated to Jesus Christ the Savior, survived with fantastic mosaics and frescoes, portraying scenes from the Bible, the life and miracles of Jesus.

Pantocrator (Zeyrek Mosque), the monastic complex was one of the largest and best organized of the Byzantine period, comprising two churches and a funerary chapel, baths, a hospice for the aged, a hospital and a medical school, a hostel for travellers and a library. (from outside)

Church of St. Mary Pammacaristos (Fethiye Mosque), built in the 11th century by John Comnenus, displaying the aesthetic refinement attained to Paleologan Age, originally belonged to a convent of nuns. Housed the Patriarchate for a while after the conquest. (from outside)

Zoodochos Pege at Balıklı, dedicated to the Mother of God at Pege, with an underground cistern, full of gold fishes related to a well-known miracle, and the fountain of holy water.

St. Sergius & Bacchus, a landmark in Byzantine ecclesiastical architecture. Today it is known as the "Little Hagia Sophia” because its general plan is a precursor of the Hagia Sophia.
(from outside)

Hagia Eirene, the old patriarchal church with its impressive size stands next to Hagia Sophia.
(from outside)

Hagia Sophia, for many centuries was the largest church of Christendom, dedicated to Divine Wisdom, an attribute of Christ. Hagia Sophia played an important role as emperors were crowned and many victories were celebrated in this remarkable building.

HALF DAY MORNING or AFTERNOON TOUR
Patriarchate * Church of Panagia of Blachernae * St. Savior in Chora

Pantocrator (from outside) * Church of St. Mary Pammacaristos (from outside)
Zoodochos Pege at Balıklı * St. Sergius & Bacchus (from outside)

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  • Above“net” private tour rates include round trip transfers from/to central hotels, private A/C transportation, English speaking professional private guide (other languages are available on request), donations, museum entrance fees, lunch in full day tours and V.A.T. (18%); exclude drinks.
  • 30% discount for children below the age 7, free for the ages of 0-2.

CLOSED

Hagia Sophia on Monday
St. Savior in Chora on Wednesday
Church of St. Mary Pammacaristos on Wednesday

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Section 3 Anatolian Tours

TOUR 10 - GREEN BURSA (minimum 10 guests)

Regular / Long Day Tour


Departure by ferryboat via Yalova, enjoying the lovely countryside view.

Drive to Bursa, former Ottoman Capital and lunch of famous “Kebap of Alexander The Great“.

Climb to Uludağ, the legendary Mount Olympos, by Teleferik (cable car), visit to Ulucami (Grand Mosque), the Green Mosque and the Green Mausoleum, the old Silk Market in the Covered Bazaar.

Late evening return to İstanbul and transfer to hotels.

Drive to the 600 years survivor İnkaya Plane Tree and coffee break on the way to Uludağ if teleferik does not operate due to inconvenient weather conditions or if there are long queues.

  • Above tour rate includes round trip transfers from/to central hotels, English speaking professional guide (other languages are available on request), entrance fees, donations to mosques, parking fees, highway tolls, ferry tickets and lunch; excludes drinks.
  • 30% discount for children below the age 7, free for the ages of 0-2.
RATE : € 115.- (V.A.T. included) / pax
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TOUR 11 - TROY & GALLIPOLI (Anzacs)

Private / Long Day or 2 Days Tour


Early morning drive to Gallipoli, famous battlefield, Anzac Cove, War Cemeteries (Beach Cemetery, Quinn’ s Post, The Nek) and the Anzac Memorials (Lone Pine - Australian Memorial, Conk Bayırı - New Zealand Memorial, Hellespont - English Memorial) of the naval battle (18 March 1915) during the World War I.

Ferry across Dardanelles. We’ll see the maquette Trojan Horse used in the famous movie “Troy” before lunch at Çanakkale. Visit to the ancient city of Troy, famous with the legendary Trojan Horse from the times of Beautiful Helen, the Queen of Sparta and Paris, the Trojan Prince.

Dinner on the way and late evening return to İstanbul.

             TROY, LIKE MANY OTHER HISTORICAL TREASURES, IS IN TÜRKİYE

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2 DAYS/1 NIGHT € 1500.- € 885.- € 675.- € 585.- € 535.- € 485.- € 465.- € 445.- € 435.- € 430.-
  • Above “net” tour rates include round trip transfers from/to central hotels, private A/C transportation, English speaking professional private guide (other languages are available on request), museum entrance fees, parking fees, highway tolls, ferry tickets, lunch, dinner and V.A.T. (18%); exclude drinks. 2 Days Tour (1 Day Gallipoli-1 Day Troy) prices also includehalf-board accommodation at a 4* hotel (breakfast & dinner) in Çanakkale.
  • Hotel can be upgraded to 5* with a supplement of: SGL: € 105.- in total  DBL: € 115.- in total  TRPL: € 130.- in total
  • 10% discount for children below the age 5, free for the ages of 0-2.
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TOUR 12 - CAPPADOCIA

Regular / Daily or 2-3-4 Days Tour


Early morning flight to Kayseri/Nevşehir or night before bus to Ürgüp.

Day 1

Walk through the “Fairy Chimneys” in Devrent Valley, Paşabağ (Monks’) Valley, practice pottery production with the ancient technique in Avanos. Visit to Göreme, the "open-air museum“ holding the earliest churches and chapels carved in fairy chimneys presenting finest examples of frescoes. Uçhisar Castle, the highest point in the region. Dinner at hotel and overnight.

Day 2

Panoramic view of the Hospital Monastery. Walk into the “wonderland” at Kızılçukur (Red Valley) and the village of Çavuşin with rock-cut dwellings. Underground City of Kaymaklı, rock-cut city beneath the earth up to 8-9 levels where early Christians used to hide from Roman and Byzantine persecution. Explore the rock formations in Çatalkaya. A fantastic overview of the fairy chimneys from Esentepe. Pigeon Valley, greatest collection of pigeon nests in the world. Dinner at hotel and overnight.

Day 3 Derinkuyu Underground City, walk through the amazing Ihlara Valley. Lunch at Belisırma. Visit to the monasteries at Yaprakhisar and Selime. Dinner at hotel and overnight.
Day 4

Mustafa Paşa which inhabited Greek Orthodox families until the beginning of the 20th century. Walk through Damsa Lake. Visit to Keşlik, Archangelos Monastery with a church hall. After lunch, visit to Soğanlı. Possibility to watch local women baking bread. Drive to Taşkınpaşa for a wonderful panoramic view and Cemil where you‘ ll see a famous Greek church. Evening flight from Kayseri/Nevşehir or night bus from Ürgüp to İstanbul.

1 DAY (first day) PLANE BUS
1 Pax € 650.- € 425.-
2 Pax (per pax) € 620.- € 405.-
3 Pax (per pax) € 610.- € 400.-
2 DAYS (first 2 days) PLANE BUS
SGL € 740.- € 505.-
Per Pax in DBL € 690.- € 475.-
Per Pax in TRPL € 680.-   € 470.-
3 DAYS (first 3 days) PLANE BUS
SGL € 830.- € 590.-
Per Pax in DBL € 765.- € 540.-
Per Pax in TRPL € 755.- € 540.-
4 DAYS PLANE BUS
SGL € 935.- € 685.-
Per Pax in DBL € 855.- € 625.-
Per Pax in TRPL € 845.- € 615.-
  • Above “net” tour rates include round trip plane or bus tickets, round trip transfers from/to central hotels, English speaking professional guide (other languages are available on request), half-board accommodation at a 4* or boutique cave hotel (breakfast & dinner), lunch during tours (“lunch only” in daily tour), museum entrance fees and V.A.T. (18%); exclude drinks and transfer from the bus station to the hotel (in the bus package) in İstanbul at the end of the tour. Guests can change the shuttle transfer in Cappadocia to a private one with an extra fee of € 100.- in total round trip.
  • Hotel can be upgraded to a luxurious cave hotel with a supplement of: SGL: € 200.-/night/room     DBL: € 220.-/night/room     TRPL: € 270.-/night/room
  • 10% discount for children below the age 5, free for the ages of 0-2.
BALLOON TOUR OVER THE FAIRY CHIMNEYS (not available in “1 Day Cappadocia Tour”)

STANDARD BALLOON TOUR (1 hour/capacity of the balloon is max. 20 people): € 155.- / pax

DELUXE BALLOON TOUR (1,5 hours/capacity of the balloon is max. 10 people) : € 215.- / pax

  • Above “net” tour rates include round trip transfers from/to central hotels, snacks and hot drinks before the tour, a glass of champagne, flight certificate at the end of the tour and insurance up to € 1.000.000 by Allianz and V.A.Tax (18%).
  • 50% discount for children below the age 12, free for the ages of 0-6. Children are not allowed in case of bad weather conditions.
  • Balloon Tour starts with the sunrise. Guests arrive back to the hotel before the city tour starts.

                

 

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TOUR 13 - CRADLE OF CIVILIZATIONS / CAPPADOCIA • KONYA • PAMUKKALE • APHRODISIAS • EPHESUS • İZMİR + PERGAMUM + TROY

Regular / 5 or 7 Days Tour


Early morning flight or night before bus to Ankara.

Day 1

Visit to Anatolian Civilizations (Hittite) Museum and Mausoleum of ATATÜRK in Ankara. Continue to Cappadocia via Salt Lake. Dinner at hotel and overnight in Cappadocia.

Day 2 Full day tour of Cappadocia. Citadel of Uçhisar, open-air museum of Göreme Valley with “Fairy Chimneys”, Underground City of Kaymaklı, Paşabağ (Monks’) Valley and Avanos. Dinner at hotel and overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 3

Early departure for Konya, city of the "Whirling Dervishes". On the way, visit the 13th century Seldjoukian Sultanhan Caravanserai. Visit to the Mausoleum of Mevlana, world famous philosopher and poet and his theological school of the whirling dervishes. Dinner at hotel and overnight in Pamukkale.

Day 4

Visit to the ancient city of Hierapolis with the ruins of the biggest Necropolis Graveyard, Roman Baths, Basilica, unique formation of petrified calcium cliffs and stalactites. Drive to Aphrodisias, well preserved Greco-Roman settlement dedicated to Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love. Dinner at hotel and overnight in Kuşadası.

Day 5

Visit to the ancient Ionian city of Ephesus, the Roman Capital of Asia Minor, House of Virgin Mary and St. John Basilica. Lunch and drive to İzmir for evening flight or night bus to İstanbul.
(Tour can be extended to “7 days“ terminating in İstanbul also including Pergamum & Troy. If so, dinner at hotel and overnight in Kuşadası)

Day 6 Early departure for Pergamum. After lunch, visit of Aesculapium. Continue to Troy, the legendary town in the Iliad of Homeros. Visit to the Athena Temple. Drive to Çanakkale. Dinner at hotel and overnight in Çanakkale.
Day 7 After breakfast, cross the strait by ferry and drive to İstanbul along the shores of the Marmara Sea. Return to İstanbul by tour bus.

5 DAYS TOUR (Departures only on Sunday)

  PLANE    BUS
SGL € 1075.- € 840.-
Per Pax in DBL     € 990.- € 775.-
Per Pax in TRPL € 980.- € 770.-
  • Above “net” tour rates include round trip plane or bus tickets, round trip transfers from/to central hotels, English speaking professional guide (other languages are available on request), half-board accommodation at 4* hotels (breakfast & dinner), lunch during tours, museum entrance fees and V.A.T. (18%); exclude drinks and transfer from the bus station to the hotel in İstanbul at the end of the tour in the bus package.
  • Hotels can be upgraded to 5* with a supplement of: SGL: € 145.- / pax     DBL: € 145.- / pax    TRPL: € 145.- / pax
  • 10% discount for children below the age 5, free for the ages of 0-2.

 7 DAYS TOUR (Departures only on Sunday)

  PLANE    BUS
SGL € 1105.- € 1005.-
Per Pax in DBL     € 995.- € 900.-
Per Pax in TRPL € 990.- € 895.-
  • Above “net” tour rates include one-way plane or bus ticket, round trip transfers from/to central hotels, English speaking professional guide (other languages are available on request), half-board accommodation at 4* hotels (breakfast & dinner), lunch during tours, museum entrance fees and V.A.T. (18%); exclude drinks. Transfer back to İstanbul by tour bus. Tour bus will transfer guests to their hotels if central.
  • Hotels can be upgraded to 5* with a supplement of: SGL: € 195.- / pax     DBL: € 195.- / pax    TRPL: € 195.- / pax
  • 10% discount for children below the age 5, free for the ages of 0-2.
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TOUR 14 - EPHESUS & VIRGIN MARY' S HOUSE

Regular / Daily Tour


Early morning flight to İzmir or night before bus to Kuşadası, birthplace of Homer and departure for Ephesus, one of the twelve cities of the Ionian League during the classical Greek period. Ephesus was also one of the “Seven Churches of Anatolia (Asia)” that are cited in the Book of Revelation.

Visit to the old Greco-Roman city of Ephesus, Marble Street, Odeon, Bouleterion, Temple of Hadrian and Serapis, Agora, Library of Celsus, Great Theatre, Double Church, Arcadian Way, Gate of Magnesia.

Last abode of Virgin Mary at Mount Solmissos and lunch at Selçuk. Visit to İsabey Mosque, one of the oldest and most impressive works of architectural art remaining from Anatolian Beyliks and the Temple of Artemis, one of the “Seven Wonders of the Ancient World”.

Return to İzmir for evening flight or night bus from Kuşadası to İstanbul.

  PLANE    BUS
1 Pax      € 655.- € 460.-
2 Pax (per pax) € 620.- € 445.-
3 Pax (per pax) € 610.- € 440.-
  • Above “net” tour rates include round trip plane or bus tickets, round trip transfers from/to central hotels, English speaking professional guide (other languages are available on request), museum entrance fees, lunch and V.A.T. (18%); exclude drinks and transfer from the bus station to the hotel (in the bus package) in İstanbul at the end of the tour.
  • 10% discount for children below the age 5, free for the ages of 0-2.
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TOUR 15 - PERGAMUM / advance reservation required

Regular / Daily Tour


Early morning flight to İzmir or night before bus to Kuşadası and drive to Pergamum, ancient Greek city and the capital of the Kingdom of Pergamum.

Visit to Aesculapium, ancient medical center built in the name of Aesculapis, “God of Medicine“ where different healing methods like blood transfusion, meditation, therapy with music and sound of water were first used. After lunch continue to Pergamum Acropolis with Athena and Trojan Temples, Temple of Zeus, Temple of Dionysos, Gymnasium of Youth, Odeon, Library,Agora, Great Theatre and Roman Bath.

Return to İzmir for evening flight or night bus from Kuşadası to İstanbul.

  PLANE    BUS
1 Pax      € 655.- € 460.-
2 Pax (per pax) € 620.- € 445.-
3 Pax (per pax) € 610.- € 440.-
  • Above “net” tour rates include round trip plane or bus tickets, round trip transfers from/to central hotels, English speaking professional guide (other languages are available on request), museum entrance fees, lunch and V.A.T. (18%); exclude drinks and transfer from the bus station to the hotel (in the bus package) in İstanbul at the end of the tour.
  • 10% discount for children below the age 5, free for the ages of 0-2.
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TOUR 16 - PAMUKKALE (Hierapolis) / advance reservation required

Regular / Daily Tour


Early morning flight to İzmir or night before bus to Kuşadası and drive to Pamukkale (Cotton Castle), a beautiful and spectacular natural site near Denizli, unique in the world. Thermal spring waters have carved this fantastic formation of stalactites. Thermal waters have been used since Roman times for their therapeutic powers. Situated on the plateau are both the thermal center with its motels, thermal pools and ruins of the ancient city of Hierapolis. Monument on this site includes the ancient thermal baths which have been restored and converted into an archaeological museum.

Return to İzmir for evening flight or night bus from Kuşadası to İstanbul.

  PLANE    BUS
1 Pax      € 655.- € 460.-
2 Pax (per pax) € 620.- € 445.-
3 Pax (per pax) € 610.- € 440.-
  • Above “net” tour rates include round trip plane or bus tickets, round trip transfers from/to central hotels, English speaking professional guide (other languages are available on request), museum entrance fees, lunch and V.A.T. (18%); exclude drinks and transfer from the bus station to the hotel (in the bus package) in İstanbul at the end of the tour.
  • 10% discount for children below the age 5, free for the ages of 0-2.
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TOUR 14 + 15 - EPHESUS & PERGAMUM

Regular / 2 Days Tour


  PLANE    BUS
SGL € 800.- € 590.-
Per Pax in DBL     € 735.- € 540.-  
Per Pax in TRPL € 610.- € 525.-
  • Above “net” tour rates include round trip plane or bus tickets, round trip transfers from/to central hotels, English speaking professional guide (other languages are available on request), half-board accommodation at a 4* hotel (breakfast & dinner) in Kuşadası, lunch during tours, museum entrance fees and V.A.T. (18%); exclude drinks and transfer from the bus station to the hotel (in the bus package) in İstanbul at the end of the tour.
  • Hotel can be upgraded to 5* with a supplement of: SGL: € 125.-/night/room  DBL: € 140.-/night/room  TRPL: € 170.-/night/room
  • 10% discount for children below the age 5, free for the ages of 0-2.
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TOUR 14 + 16 - EPHESUS & PAMUKKALE (Hierapolis)

Regular / 2 Days Tour


  PLANE    BUS
SGL € 800.- € 590.-
Per Pax in DBL     € 735.- € 540.-  
Per Pax in TRPL € 715.- € 525.-
  • Above “net” tour rates include round trip plane or bus tickets, round trip transfers from/to central hotels, English speaking professional guide (other languages are available on request), half-board accommodation at a 4* hotel (breakfast & dinner) in Kuşadası, lunch during tours, museum entrance fees and V.A.T. (18%); exclude drinks and transfer from the bus station to the hotel (in the bus package) in İstanbul at the end of the tour.
  • Hotel can be upgraded to 5* with a supplement of: SGL: € 125.-/night/room  DBL: € 140.-/night/room  TRPL: € 170.-/night/room
  • 10% discount for children below the age 5, free for the ages of 0-2.
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TOUR 15 + 16 - PERGAMUM & PAMUKKALE (Hierapolis)

Regular / 2 Days Tour


  PLANE    BUS
SGL € 800.- € 590.-
Per Pax in DBL     € 735.- € 540.-  
Per Pax in TRPL € 715.- € 525.-
  • Above “net” tour rates include round trip plane or bus tickets, round trip transfers from/to central hotels, English speaking professional guide (other languages are available on request), half-board accommodation at a 4* hotel (breakfast & dinner) in Kuşadası, lunch during tours, museum entrance fees and V.A.T. (18%); exclude drinks and transfer from the bus station to the hotel (in the bus package) in İstanbul at the end of the tour.
  • Hotel can be upgraded to 5* with a supplement of: SGL: € 125.-/night/room  DBL: € 140.-/night/room  TRPL: € 170.-/night/room
  • 10% discount for children below the age 5, free for the ages of 0-2.
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TOUR 14 + 15 + 16 - EPHESUS & PERGAMUM & PAMUKKALE (Hierapolis)

Regular / 3 Days Tour


  PLANE    BUS
SGL € 900.- € 680.-
Per Pax in DBL     € 815.- € 610.-
Per Pax in TRPL € 795.-

€ 595.-

  • Above “net” tour rates include round trip plane or bus tickets, round trip transfers from/to central hotels, English speaking professional guide (other languages are available on request), half-board accommodation at a 4* hotel (breakfast & dinner) in Kuşadası, lunch during tours, museum entrance fees and V.A.T. (18%); exclude drinks and transfer from the bus station to the hotel (in the bus package) in İstanbul at the end of the tour.
  • Hotel can be upgraded to 5* with a supplement of: SGL: € 125.-/night/room  DBL: € 140.-/night/room  TRPL: € 170.-/night/room
  • 10% discount for children below the age 5, free for the ages of 0-2.
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TOUR 17 - CAPPADOCIA + PAMUKKALE + EPHESUS

Regular / 4 Days Tour


Early morning flight to Kayseri/Nevşehir or night before bus to Ürgüp.

Day 1 Walk through the “Fairy Chimneys” in Devrent Valley, Paşabağ (Monks’) Valley, practice pottery production with the ancient technique in Avanos. Visit to Göreme, the "open-air museum“ holding the earliest churches and chapels carved in fairy chimneys presenting finest examples of frescoes. Uçhisar Castle, the highest point in the region. Dinner at hotel and overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 2

Panoramic view of the Hospital Monastery. Walk into the “wonderland” at Kızılçukur (Red Valley) and the village of Çavuşin with rock-cut dwellings. Underground City of Kaymaklı, rock-cut city beneath the earth up to 8-9 levels where early Christians used to hide from Roman and Byzantine persecution. Explore the rock formations in Çatalkaya. A fantastic overview of the fairy chimneys from Esentepe. Pigeon Valley, greatest collection of pigeon nests in the world.
Night bus to Pamukkale.

Day 3

Early morning arrival to Pamukkale (Cotton Castle), a beautiful and spectacular natural site near Denizli, unique in the world. A short break at a hotel where you will have some time totake shower,fresh upand have some rest.  Thermal spring waters have carved this fantastic formation of stalactites. Thermal waters have been used since Roman times for their therapeutic powers. Situated on the plateau are both the thermal center with its motels, thermal pools and ruins of the ancient city of Hierapolis. Monument on this site includes the ancient thermal baths which have been restored and converted into an archaeological museum. Dinner at hotel and overnight in Kuşadası.

Day 4

Drive to Ephesus, one of the twelve cities of the Ionian League during the classical Greek period. Ephesus was also one of the “Seven Churches of Anatolia (Asia)” that are cited in the Book of Revelation.

Visit to the old Greco-Roman city of Ephesus, Marble Street, Odeon, Bouleterion, Temple of Hadrian and Serapis, Agora, Library of Celsus, Great Theatre, Double Church, Arcadian Way, Gate of Magnesia. Last abode of Virgin Mary at Mount Solmissos and lunch at Selçuk. Visit to İsabey Mosque, one of the oldest and most impressive works of architectural art remaining from the Anatolian Beyliks and the Temple of Artemis, one of the “Seven Wonders of the Ancient World”.

  PLANE    BUS
SGL € 975.- € 710.-
Per Pax in DBL     € 865.- € 630.-
Per Pax in TRPL € 855.- € 625.-
  • Above net” tour rates include round trip plane or bus tickets, round trip transfers from/to central hotels, bus ticket from Ürgüp to Pamukkale, English speaking professional guide (other languages are available on request), half-board accommodation at 4* hotels -or boutique cave hotel in Cappadocia- (breakfast & dinner), lunch during tours, museum entrance fees and
    V.A.T. (18%); exclude drinks and transfer from the bus station to the hotel (in the bus package) in İstanbul at the end of the tour. Guests can change the shuttle transfer in Cappadocia to a private one with an extra fee of € 100.- in total round trip.
  • Hotel in Cappadocia can be upgraded to a luxurious cave hotel with a supplement of: SGL: € 200.- in total     DBL: € 220.- in total     TRPL: € 270.- in total
    Hotel in Kuşadası can be upgraded to 5* with a supplement of: SGL: € 125.- in total   DBL: € 140.- in total   TRPL: € 170.- in total
  • 10% discount for children below the age 5, free for the ages of 0-2.
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TOUR P3 - SEVEN CHURCHES OF REVELATION

Private / 3 Days Tour


Early Christianity took shape and was spread in Anatolia. Thus, a journey through this part of the world has something of the quality of a pilgrimage, both a physical and a spiritual search for the origins and realities of one’ s faith.

Early morning flight to Smyrna (İzmir) or night before bus to Kuşadası.

Day 1

Meet and continue to Ephesos (Efes), visit the old Greco-Roman city of Ephesus, most important of the “Seven Churches of Revelation” in Asia Minor where St. John brought Mary in fulfillment of his pledge to Jesus to protect her, and last abode of Virgin Mary at Mount Solmissos where she is believed to have taken into heaven.

After lunch, continue to Laodicea (Denizli), a crossroads of the ancient world. Dinner at hotel and overnight in Pamukkale (Hierapolis).

Day 2

Departure after breakfast and visit the ancient city of Hierapolis, home of Philip the Evangelist. Proceed to Philadelphia (Alaşehir), the youngest of the Seven Churches of Revelation, visiting the still standing remains of an early church and the city walls. Lunch on the way.

Afternoon visit to the ruins of the church at Sardis (Salihli), the ancient Lydian capital holding an important place in mythology.

Evening arrival at Thyatira (Akhisar), one of the principal towns where Christianity was spread from and visit the ruins of the church.

Late evening drive to Pergamon. Dinner at hotel and overnight in Pergamum.

Day 3

Departure after breakfast and visit Pergamon (Bergama), the place where St. John wrote to the church of Pergamon “Satan’ s throne is sited”. The impressive structures dating back to 339 BC.

Pergamon was a health center where methods of treatment such as therapy with music and water, meditation and blood transfusion were first used.

After lunch, drive to Smyrna (İzmir), recipient of a letter from St. Paul praising the early believers for their faithfulness. Visit to St. Polycarp Church. After a short city tour,evening flight or night bus from İzmir to İstanbul.

  PLANE    BUS
SGL € 1535.- € 1280.-
Per Pax in DBL     € 1150.- € 920.-
Per Pax in TRPL € 1090.- € 870.-
  • Above net” tour rates include round trip plane or bus tickets, round trip transfers from/to central hotels, private A/C transportation, English speaking professional private guide (other languages are available on request), half-board accommodation at 4* hotels (breakfast & dinner), lunch during tours, museum entrance fees and V.A.T. (18%); exclude drinks and transfer from the bus station to the hotel (in the bus package) in İstanbul at the end of the tour.
  • 10% discount for children below the age 5, free for the ages of 0-2.
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