1º Day | Arrival to Istanbul (Dinner)
Arrival to Istanbul Ataturk Airport . Meet with Professional English speaking guide after the pasaport control and the luggage claim . Transfer to the hotel for check in . Dinner and overnight at the hotel .
2º Day | Istanbul / Bursa (Breakfast , Lunch, Dinner)
Breakfast at the hotel . Depart for a full day city tour . Visit Hagia Sophia Museum which is a former Christian patriarchal basilica (church), later an imperial mosque, and now a museum. From the date of its construction in 537 until 1453, it served as a Greek Orthodox cathedraland seat of the Patriarch of Constantinople, except between 1204 and 1261, when it was converted to a Roman Catholic cathedral under the Latin Empire. The building was a mosque from 29 May 1453 until 1931. It was thensecularized and opened as a museum on 1 February 1930 .Then visit Hippdorome & Sultanahmet Mosque that is popularly known as the Blue Mosque for the blue tiles adorning the walls of its interior. Afternoon free time at Grand Bazaar which is biggest covered ancient bazaar in the world . Then proceed to Bursa . Check in to the hotel at Bursa . Dinner and overnight at the hotel .
3º Day | Bursa / Bergama / Thyatira / Izmir (Breakfast ,Lunch, Dinner)
Breakfast at the hotel . Drive to Bergama . Visit the ruins of Asclepion (the ancient medical complex, hospital ) that is comprehended that Asklepion, built in the name ofAesculapius, the god of Health and Medicine, has existed since the 4th century BC. It contains premises such as a small theater with a capacity of 3,500 people, rooms where the patients were cured by the sound of water and music, the temple of Trajan , Gymnasium and the library. Then proceed to Thyatira (Akhisar It was one of the cities where money was first used. Akhisar also hosted one of the Seven Churches of Revelation (Thyateira, Thyatira). The name of the city is mentioned in the Bible. Akhisar maintained its importance as a regional trade center during 600 years of Ottoman Empire. Continue to Izmir . Dinner and overnight at the hotel .
4º Day | Izmir / Sardis / Philadelphia/ Pamukkale (Breakfast , Lunch, Dinner)
Breakfast at the hotel . Visit the Saint Polycarp Church which is the oldest church in Izmir and represents Ancient Smyrna’s role as one of the ‘ Seven Churches of Revelation ‘ . Saint Polycarp was converted by John the Apostle and became the Bishop of Smyrna . The drive to Sardis as one of the Seven churches of Asia, it was addressed by John, the author of the Book of Revelation in theHoly Bible, in terms which seem to imply that its population was notoriously soft and fainthearted. Then continue to Philadelphia – although several ancient cities bore the name of Philadelphia, this is definitely the one listed among the seven churches by John in the Book of Revelation . Drive to Pamukkale . Check in to the hotel . Dinner and overnight at the hotel .
5º Day | Pamukkale / Hierapolis / Laodicea / Kusadasi (Breakfast ,Lunch, Dinner)
Breakfast at the hotel . Visit Pamukkale meaning “cotton castle” in Turkish, is a natural site in Denizli Province in southwestern Turkey. The city contains hot springs and travertines, terraces of carbonate minerals left by the flowing water. It is located in Turkey’s Inner Aegean region, in the River Menderes valley, which has a temperate climate for most of the year. Then visit was an ancient city of Hierapolis that is located on hot springs in classical Phrygia in southwestern Anatolia. Its ruins are adjacent to modern Pamukkale in Turkey and currently comprise an archaeological museum designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the afternoon continue to Laodicea that was a magnificent ancient city built on the river Lycus (Çürüksu). It was located in the Hellenistic regions of Caria and Lydia, which later became the Roman Province of Phrygia Pacatiana. It is now situated near the modern city of Denizli.It contained one of the Seven churches of Asia mentioned in the Book of Revelation.Drive to Kusadasi .Check in to the hotel . Dinner and overnight at the hotel .
6º Day | Kusadasi / Ephesus / Istanbul (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Breakfast . Drive to Ephesus that was an ancient Greekcity on the coast of Ionia, three kilometres southwest of present-day Selçuk in İzmir Province, Turkey. It was built in the 10th century BC on the site of the former Arzawan capital by Attic and Ionian Greek colonists. The city was famed for the Temple of Artemis (completed around 550 BC), one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Ephesus was one of the seven churches of Asia that are cited in the Book of Revelation. The Gospel of John may have been written here . Visit the House of Virgin Mary .The house was discovered in the 19th century by following the descriptions in the reported visions of Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich (1774–1824), a Roman Catholic nun and visionary, which were published as a book by Clemens Brentano after her death. The Catholic Church has never pronounced in favour or against the authenticity of the house, but nevertheless maintains a steady flow of pilgrimage since its discovery. Afternoon visit the Basilica of Saint John was a basilica in Ephesus. It was constructed by Justinian I in the 6th century. It stands over the believed burial site of John the Apostle. It was modeled after the now lost Church of the Holy Apostles inConstantinople. Drive to Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport and take domestic flight to Istanbul . Arrival to Istanbul . Transfer to the hotel for check in . Dinner and overnight at the hotel .
7º Day | Istanbul ( Breakfast , Lunch, Dinner)
Breakfast at the hotel . Visit Spice Market ( Egyptian Bazaar ) that was built with the revenues from the Ottoman eyalet of Egypt in 1660. Spice Bazaar has a total of 85 shops selling spices, Turkish delight and other sweets, jewellery, souvenirs, and dried fruits and nuts.Then take an hour cruise tour along the bosphorus and enjoy the beauty and the uniqueness of the city .Afternoon visit Topkapi Palace that is a large palace in Istanbul,Turkey, that was one of the major residences of the Ottoman sultans for almost 400 years (1465–1856) of their 624-year reign. Transfer back to the hotel . Dinner and overnight at the hotel .
8º Day | Istanbul / Home (Breakfast)
Breakfast at the hotel . Check out . Transfer to airport and take international flight to home destination .