• 9 Day Biblical Tour
  • 9 Day Biblical Tour
  • 9 Day Biblical Tour
  • 9 Day Biblical Tour
  • 9 Day Biblical Tour
  • 9 Day Biblical Tour
  • 9 Day Biblical Tour
  • 9 Day Biblical Tour
  • 9 Day Biblical Tour
  • 9 Day Biblical Tour

Tour overview

In this 9 day biblical tour you will get to see the religious and legendary elements of ancient times from Istanbul to Ancient City of Troy, mystical temples and 7 Biblical Churches of Revelation all around Aegean Region. This trip will be a journey of a lifetime for religion enthusiastic and believers.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Istanbul Old City, Hagia Sophia, Chora Museum, Bosphorus Cruise, 7 Churches of Revelation, Ephesus, Battlefields of Troy, Aphrodisias, Izmir.

Itinerary

Welcome to Turkey Istanbul Airport. Meet with TravelShop Booking staff and transfer to your hotel & check in. You will be given your room key and the rest of the day is yours to explore Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul.

VISITED PLACES

Istanbul

(Breakfast included)

After breakfast between 08:00 am and 09:30 am pick up from hotel. Final timing one day before will be given you by your tour consultant. Visit to HAGIA SOPHIA GRAND MOSQUE: The Hagia Sophia, previously known as the Church of Divine Wisdom, is simply the best of its kind! Hagia Sophia is the greatest surviving example of Byzantine Architecture. For 1000 years it was once the largest church in the world, decorated with stunning 6th century golden mosaics. Today it is a mosque. Than visit UNDERGROUND CISTERN which is thought to have been built after the Nika revolt in 532 AD. It was known as the Basilica Cistern during the Roman period, as there was a Stoa Basilica above the pre-existing one at the time. HIPPODROME Ancient Hippodrome, the scene of chariot races, with the three monuments; the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine. Lunch break at 13:00 pm. After the lunch, Murtis Tour will take you to the GRAND SPICE BAZAAR which is a unique atmosphere with reasonable prices for your shopping. Here you will find; Exotic Spices and Herbs, Turkish Baklava, Turkish Delights, Turkish Coffee, nuts and fruits, small souvenirs such as Ceramic Handicrafts, Evil Eyes totems, all naturel olive oil, soaps and many other goods in Souvenir Shops and stores. Short drive to CHORA MUSEUM, church of Saint Savior in Chora, which has remarkable Byzantine mosaics. After the tour, transfer back to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.

VISITED PLACES

Istanbul

(Breakfast included)

After breakfast between 08:00 am and 09:30 am pick up from hotel. Final timing one day before will be given you by your tour consultant. BOSPHORUS BY BOAT; a traditional excursion by boat along the waterway separating Europe and Asia. The shore lined with old wooden villas, palaces of marble, fortresses, and small fishing villages. During the excursion, you will see the magnificent sights of the following attractions from your boat. See Dolmabahce Palace, and further along, the parks and imperial pavilions of Yildiz Palace. On the coastal edge of this park, is Ciragan Palace, 300 meters of its marble facade faces the shore. At Ortakoy a great variety of artists, gather every sunday to display their work along the street. Ortakoy is a symbol of tolerance with a church, a mosque and a synagogue existing side by side for centuries. RUMELI FORTRESS (view from boat), Built by Mehmet the Conqueror in 1452 prior to the conquest of Istanbul was completed in only four months to control and protect the infamous Bosporus passage. It is one of the most beautiful works of military architecture anywhere in the world. BEYLERBEYI PALACE (view from boat), is the summer residence of Ottoman sultans exists in its original renovated glory featuring original antique furniture and magnificent gardens with the Harem on the Asian side of Istanbul. Lunch break at the Turkish restaurant. After the lunch we will then take you to the GRAND COVERED BAZAAR In this labyrinth of streets and passages are more than 4,000 shops with each trade having its own area: the goldsmiths' street, the carpet sellers, Turkish arts and crafts, such as hand painted ceramic plates, hand-honed copperware, brassware and trays, water ewers, onyx-ware and meerschaum pipes. After the tour transfer back to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.

VISITED PLACES

Istanbul

(Breakfast and Dinner included)

After breakfats we depart at 06:00 or 06:30 am. for Gallipoli, through the European lands of Turkey. Cross the Dardanelles Strait by ferry - boat. Lunch break will be given en route. Visit ancient Troy, see the legendary walls and the replica of the wooden horse. Drive to Canakkale, that lends its name to the Straits of the Dardanelles (in antiquity it was called Hellespont). This narrow passage connects the waters of the Mediterranean Sea, the Aegean Sea, the Sea of Marmara, and further north opens into the Black Sea, on the southern shores of the former USSR. Check in at the hotel followed by dinner. Overnight in Canakkale.

VISITED PLACES

Istanbul Canakkale Troy

(Breakfast and Dinner included)

After breakfast at our hotel in Canakkale, we drive to Pergamum, actually called Bergama. It is one of the sites of the Seven Churches of Asia [Rev. 1:11; 2:12]. Here we explore the impressive Acropolis, the steepest theatre in the world. Then the Asklepieion, famous medical centre of classical times, see the Altar of Zeus, which mentioned as the «Throne of Satan» in the book of Revelation. Moreover, the marble columns of the Temple of Trajan and the Library, which was foremost in the world and was, long a rival of the equally famous Library of Alexandria in Egypt. Its wealth of volumes was estimated at over 200, 000. It inspired the invention of parchment. We also visit the Red Basilica (St. Johns Church). Lunch break will be given en route. Then we continue our visit to Thyatira, now called Akhisar, another one of the Seven Churches of Asia [Rev. 1:11; 2:18 - 24; Acts 16:14]. It was a city famous for purple dyes. We visit the remains of a basilica and some architectural fragments from the Roman period. Lydia, the seller of purple in Philippi, was from Thyatira. Before we check in at the hotel in Izmir, we enjoy a panoramic ride of Smyrna, the third largest city in Turkey and one of the sites of the Seven Churches of Asia [Rev. 2:12 - 17]. Smyrnas is a city scarred with a bloody history of trade and warfare. We ascend to Mount Pagus where we visit the Citadel of Lysimachos, commander of Alexander the Great, erected in the 4th century BC. We will also see the Clock Tower. Check in at the hotel for dinner. Overnight in Izmir.

VISITED PLACES

Izmir Troy Bergama

(Breakfast and Dinner included)

Today we depart early in the morning to one of the most picturesque areas of any of the Seven Churches of Asia [Rev. 1:11; 3:1 - 4], Sardis, presently Sart. This was the capital of the ancient Lydian kingdom of the 6th century BC, portrayed as a dying church. We visit the great Temple of Artemis and the Temple of Cybele, which became a Byzantine Church. We will also visit the restored gymnasium and reconstructed Synagogue. We also see the last several meters of the royal Persian Road from Susa to Sardis built by Cyrus the Great and the «golden» river Pactolos. Lunch en route. Then we continue our journey to Philadelphia, nowadays called Alasehir, another church of the Seven Churches of Asia [Rev. 1:11; 3:7], and the only church not censured. There we see the remains of a Byzantine basilica built of brick, with a bit of high arch and some 11th century frescoes. We drive to the healing city of Hierapolis, actually Pamukkale, the white «cotton fortress» where hot mineral water bursts from the earth and cascades over steep cliffs forming pools, channels and stalactites. The therapeutic waters were known to the founders of Hierapolis and of Laodicea in 190 BC. In Hierapolis [Col. 4:13] we visit the Martyrium of the Apostle Philip where he was martyred during the persecutions ordered by Domitian. We visit the Gate of Domitian, the Arcadian Way, the 2nd century AD Theatre, the Nymphaion, the Temple of Apollo, the Plutonium and the Necropolis. Dinner and overnight in Pamukkale.

VISITED PLACES

Pamukkale Izmir Sardis

(Breakfast and Dinner included)

We depart for Laodicea (present name Denizli) yet another of the Seven Churches of Asia Minor [Rev. 1:11; 3:14; Col. 2:1; 4:13 - 16]. We see the ancient theatre, the remains of basilica and ancient stone water pipes. Aphrodisias is our next stop. We visit the best - preserved ancient stadium ever excavated where the seating capacity was 30, 000. We see the odeon with its extraordinary blue marble stage, the Temple of Aphrodite that marks the site of ancient veneration, Hadrian’s Bath and the Bishop’s Palace, part of a building christened by the archaeologists. Lunch en route. Drive to Kusadasi, in the Turkish language, Kusadasi, this lovely and peaceful little port and fashionable resort, means “Island of Birds”. It is built along the shores of a glittering bay, around a tiny islet covered with pine - trees and flowers. The terraced town overlooks the most beautiful bay of the Aegean Sea and seems it has been created purely for the delight of the holidaymaker. Dinner and overnight in Kusadasi.

VISITED PLACES

Pamukkale Kusadasi

(Breakfast and Dinner included)

Breakfast at the hotel. Today we enjoy a visit to the ancient city of Ephesus including the Basilica of St. John. The Apostle Paul preached to the Ephesians and lived here for three years. This church also received an epistle from him. We tour the spectacular ruins where excavations still continue in this once great and important city, which was founded in the 10th century BC. Walk through history along marble streets lined with wonderful public buildings, among them the Baths of Scholastica, the Library of Celsus, the Temple of Hadrian and the Theatre. The Temple of Artemis of the Ephesians, another of the seven wonders of the ancient world, was built in this city. Lunch en route. We visit the Basilica of St. John. We visit The House of Virgin Mary where she spent her latest years. Overnight in Kusadasi.

VISITED PLACES

Kusadasi

(Breakfast included)

Pick up from hotel and transfer to Izmir Airport for flight back home. We hope your tour was a memorable one and we would like to see you in the future in one of our tours again. Have a nice trip back home and thanks for choosing TravelShop Booking.

VISITED PLACES

Izmir Kusadasi

Routes

Included

• 3 nights hotel in Istanbul - Pullman Hotel or Ramada Hotel Golden Horn

• 1 night hotel in Canakkale - Troia Tusan Hotel

• 1 night hotel in Izmir - Karaca Hotel

• 1 night hotel in Pamukkale - Pam Thermal Hotel

• 2 nights hotel in Kusadasi - Comfort Ada Class Hotel

Please Note: If the above hotels are not available then we will provide the similar category hotels.

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• Professional English - speaking tour guides

• 8 breakfasts

• 5 dinners

• Transportation in a fully air - conditioned, non - smoking coach 

• Arrival airport transfer from Istanbul airport

• Kusadasi hotel to Izmir Airport transfer

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• Guided Istanbul City Tour

• Guided Bosphorus Cruise

• Guided Troy tour

• Guided Thyatira tour

• Guided Pergamon Tour

• Guided Philadelphia tour

• Guided Sardes Tour

• Guided Smyrna tour

• Guided Laodicea Tour

• Guided Hierapolis Tour

• Guided Aphrodisias tour

• Guided Ephesus tour

• All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary

Excluded

• International flights

• Domestic Flight tickets from Izmir to Istanbul

Please Note: Domestic flight price for adult travelers is approximately Euros: 50,00 for one way and for under 2 years old, approximately Euros: 20,00 as an insurance policy.

• Insurance

Istanbul

• 1001 Nights Dinner Show

• Bosphorus Dinner Cruise

• Whirling Dervishes Show

• Isfanbul (Vialand) Tour

• Turkish Bath Tour 

• Istanbul Aquarium Tour

• Guided Istanbul Prince's Island Tour

• Guided Istanbul Miniaturk Museum and Shopping Tour

• Guided Istanbul Dolmabahce Palace Tour

 Kusadasi

• Boat Tour

• Turkish Bath Tour 

 Pamukkale

• Hot Air Ballooning

• Paragliding

• Rafting

• Whirling Dervishes Show

• Turkish Bath Tour 

• City tax

• Turkey entry visa

• Personal expenses: Extras at hotel or additional meals

• Tipping: Tips for guides and drivers

• Insurance: All types

• Any others expenses which are not mentioned in the "included" section

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