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Seven Churches of Asia Minor

4.5
(12 Reviews)
From $2,480 AUD
  • 9 Days
  • Cities Visited

    Istanbul, Canakkale, Troy, Pergamum, Kusadasi, Ephesus, Sirince, Thyateira, Pamukkale, Laodicea, Philadelphia, Sardis, Izmir

    Group Size:
    2 to 28
    Age Range:
    5 to 99
    Languages: English
    Type: Guided Small Group Tours, Packages & Tours

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Tour at a Glance

Tour at a Glance

Explore the Seven Churches of Asia Minor

  • Tour of Istanbul, including Topkapi Palace, St. Sophia, Blue Mosque and the Spice Market
  • Visit Gallipoli, and the Spice Market
  • Visit Gallipoli including ANZAC Cove, The Nek, Chunuk Bair, Lone Pince Cemetery, and the 57th Regiment Memorial
  • Visit Troy
  • Explore 2000 year old marble streets in Ephesus
  • Visit the white lime cascade cliffs of Pamukkale
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  • Map is an indication of destinations visited and may not depict the exact route taken.

Itinerary

Upon your arrival into Istanbul New airport, you will be met by our representative before being transferred to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day at your own leisure. Overnight Istanbul.

After breakfast at the hotel, enjoy a guided tour to Topkapi Palace, St. Sophia, Blue Mosque and the Spice Market. Overnight Istanbul.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

After breakfast at the hotel, drive to Gallipoli and visit ANZAC Cove, the Nek, Chunuk Bair, Lone Pine Cemetery, and the 57th Regiment Memorial before crossing the Dardanelles for Canakkale. Overnight Canakkale.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Dinner

After breakfast at the hotel, drive to Troy; the site where the legendary Trojan War took place. Depart for Pergamum and visit the Acropolis. Continue to Kusadasi. Overnight Kusadasi

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Dinner

After breakfast, a short drive to visit Ephesus and its sites. You will have the opportunity to discover and understand the rich history behind local handicrafts like hand-made carpets and leather. Continue to the village of Sirince where you will be able to experience one of the most beautiful villages in Turkey. Overnight Kusadasi

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Dinner

In the morning, drive to the modern town of Akhisor, on the site of the old Lydian city of Thyateira. This was one of the towns where Christianity spread rapidly and it was one of the Seven Churches of the Apocalypse. Overnight Kusudasi. ***Note: From day 6, the seven churches portion is being conducted by a different guide in a small sized group.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Dinner

Morning drive to Pamukkale through the fertile plain of Meander and visit the ancient city of Hierapolis as well as travertine afternoon visit to Laodicea, situated seven kilometres from Pamukkale and the seven churches of Asia Minor. Overnight Pamukkale.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Dinner

Morning drive to Philadelphia, then continue to Sardis, mentioned in the New Testament. In Sardis, the capital of the ancient Kingdom of Lydia, we will see a Roman era Synagogue, a well preserved gymnasium and other ruins. Travel to Izmir airport for your flight to Istanbul. (Flight Included). Overnight Istanbul.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

After breakfast, transfer to Istanbul New airport. End of our services.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

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What’s included?

Accommodation in 4* and 5* hotels

Touring with English speaking guide

Tours as per itinerary

8 Breakfasts, 5 Dinners

Transportation by air conditioned vehicle

Flight Included:

  • Izmir – Istanbul

Entrance fees and local taxes

Passport and visa fees

Tips, gratuities and tourist taxes

Baggage and personal insurance of an kind

Drinks with meals

Any other items of personal nature

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All rates are based on twin/double share. Please enquire for single and triple rates. Rates are based on AUD. Availability is conditional on final confirmation from the supplier and is subject to change.

Hotel List (or similar)

Point Hotel Taksim Istanbul
Kocatepe Mahallesi, Topçu Cd. No:2, 34437 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey
Tel: +90 212 313 50 00
Rating
4
Point Hotel Taksim Istanbul
Kolin Hotel Canakkale
Kepez, 17100, Canakkale
Tel: +90 286 218 0808
Rating
4
Kolin Hotel Canakkale
Charisma De Luxe Hotel Kusadasi
Akyar Meykii No.5, Kusudasi
Tel: +90 256 6183266
Rating
4
Charisma De Luxe Hotel Kusadasi
Doga Thermal Health & Spa Pamukkale
Beyazıt Mahallesi 147 Seyir Sokak No: 9-1, Karahayit, Pamukkale, Denizli
Tel: +90 258 2714341
Rating
4.5
Doga Thermal Health & Spa Pamukkale

Important things to note

Transfers are not included if arriving or departing on a different day.

Istanbul departure transfer is shared. Departure transfer will be from the tour hotel at either 09:00am and 13:00pm to Istanbul New Airport. Transfers at other times or to Sabiha Gokcen airport will be at an additional cost.

Tours can be a combination of different regular tours therefore the same people may not be travelling throughout your tour.

Some sites may be closed during special event periods and religious holidays.

From day 6 the seven churches portion is being conducted by a different guide in a small sized group.

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Reviews for Seven Churches of Asia Minor

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Lewis
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Review for: Charming Turkey

Just finished a Turkey Tour with Sun Island Tours. Great tour and will be booking again soon.
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Mark
Terrific way to see the highlights of Turkey

Review for: Highlights of Turkey

The tour was well-organised and interesting. Our tour guide was really a terrific guy and went out of his way to explain everything in detail and offered to take picture for the members of the group when we visited all the sites. We would highly recommend this tour to those wanting to see the highlights of Turkey with a short itinerary. Overall, a really nice experience.
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Tim Balgos
Our guide Ali was

Review for: Turkish Delights

Our guide Ali was very knowledgeable about the history and culture. Hotels were in an excellent location. The highlight of the trip was Pergamum and Konya. The coaches were clean and well maintained. I felt safe with the driver the whole trip. I did take the balloon tour in Cappadocia, and while usually afraid of heights, I felt safe and calm the entire ride. The shopping stops were fine, as we learnt about leather working in Turkey as well as carpet making. However I thought the folk lore dinner and show in Cappadocia could have been missed. As this finished quite early, perhaps an option to drop off in town as the hotel is only a 10 minute walk.
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Reply from Sun Island Tours
Hi Tim, Thanks for your review. We will pass on the feedback about the folk lore dinner. Most people quite like this, as it reflects the traditional culture with the whirling dervishes. Glad you enjoyed the rest of the trip. Konya truly is a site to see.

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Seven Churches of Asia Minor

4.5
(12 Reviews)
From $2,480 AUD
  • 9 Days
  • Cities Visited

    Istanbul, Canakkale, Troy, Pergamum, Kusadasi, Ephesus, Sirince, Thyateira, Pamukkale, Laodicea, Philadelphia, Sardis, Izmir

    Group Size:
    2 to 28
    Age Range:
    5 to 99
    Languages: English
    Travel Style: Guided Small Group Tours, Packages & Tours

Or contact your local travel agent.

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