|Duration||6 Days Tour Package|
|Visiting Sights||Istanbul - Bosphorus, Ephesus, Laodicea, Pamukkale, Sardis – Philadelphia, Thyatira, Pergamon, Smyrna, St. Polycarp|
|Tour Price||Please Ask|
6 Days Seven Churches of the Revelation Tour
6 Days Seven Churches of the Revelation Tour programme covers your hotels with breakfast, professional local guided tours including entrance fee, lunch, transportations and domestic flight tickets. If you have more time we can combine the tour programme with other cities of Turkey like Cappadocia and Antalya.
- Smyrna Revelation: 2:8-11
- Pergamon Revelation: 2:12-17
- Thyatira Revelation: 2:18-29, Acts 16:14
- Sardes Revelation: 3:1-6
- Philadelphia Revelation: 3:7-13
- Laodecia Revelation: 3:14-22
- Ephesus Revelation: 1:11:2:1-7 Acts 18:19-28:19
6 Days Seven Churches of the Revelation Tour
Day 1 – Istanbul
Upon arrival to Istanbul Airport. Transfer from the airport to your hotel. Day at leisure. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 2 – Istanbul Old City Tour
Breakfast at hotel. Pick up from your hotel to visit Topkapi Palace, with royal treasury and elegant four courts. After lunch, proceed to the Hagia Sophia, a great Byzantine architectural masterpiece, whose interior is resplendent with golden mosaics. Then admire the delicate design and Iznik tiles of the Blue Mosque. Explore the ancient Roman Hippodrome with Egyptian Obelisk and Serpentine Column. Finally, stop off at the dazzling Grand Covered Bazaar with over 4000 shops. At the end of the tour, transfer you back to hotel. Overnight in Istanbul
Day 3 – Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise Sightseeing Tour
Breakfast at hotel. Pick up from the hotel at 13:30 pm and drive from city walls to Golden Horn and Prierre Loti Hill. You will have lovely view of Golden Horn. Cable car to down and continue to Bosphorus boat cruise up to second Bosphorus Bridge between Asia & Europe Continents. At the end of the programme, transfer you back to hotel. Overnight Istanbul.
Day 4 – Istanbul – Seven Churches at Ephesus & Laodicea – Pamukkale
Early morning transfer from the hotel to Istanbul airport. Fly to Izmir. Visit the city of Ancient Ephesus, the most important of the Seven Churches of Asia Minor. See the great Library of Celsus, Agora, Odeon, Trajan Fountain, Domitianus Temple, Roman Latrines, Theater and Stadium in which St. Paul preached the gospel. Also visit the House of Virgin Mary, where she is said to have spent her final years. After lunch, drive to Eskihisar, site of the Church of Laodicea, to which St. John addressed his letter concerning the city’s waning faith. Check into hotel in Pamukkale. Overnight stay in Pamukkale.
Day 5 – Seven Churches at Pamukkale – Sardis – Philadelphia – Thyatira & Pergamon
Check out from the hotel after the breakfast. Pick up to visit the ancient city ruins of Hierapolis, where St. Philip was martyred in 1AD. See the Necropolis, Avenue of Tombs and Thermal Baths. Enjoy a break at Pamukkale with snow-white terraced cliff pools. Then we proceed to the ancient Philadelphia Church at Alasehir, the youngest of the Seven Churches of Revelation,visiting the remains of an early church and the city walls. After lunch, visit the site of Sardis – the capital of the ancient kingdom of Lydia. Walk the Royal Avenue and see the site of the Church of Sardis built on the foundations of the Temple of Artemis. Finally at Akhisar we visit the Church of ancient Thyatira, another one of the 7 churches, set in an ancient commercial town with strong ties to Troy and Sardis. Drive to hotel. Check into hotel & Overnight in Pergamun.
Day 6 – Pergamon – Smyrna – St. Polycarp & Istanbul
Breakfast & Check out from the hotel. Drive to Pergamun, site of one of the Seven Churches, where St. John wrote of Satan’s throne being sited. Visit the Church of Pergamon, the famous Red-Court and the Acropolis. After lunch, proceed to Smyrna (Izmir), whose early faithful were praised in a letter from St Paul. At last we will visit the Church of St. Policarp. At the edn of the tour, transfer to Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport. Fly back to Istanbul. End of the 6 days Seven Churches of the Revelation tour.
Accomodation with breakfast in the programme
All the tours as mentioned in programme
All entrance fees to the archaeological sites and museums in the programme
Transportation by air-conditioned non-smoking tour coaches
Professional Guide licensed by the Ministry of Tourism
Parking fees and Road tolls
Meals as mentioned in programme
Domestic Flight Tickets
Drinks at the lunches
Entrance to Thermal Pool
Lunch on half day tours and on free days
You are kindly requested to present yourself at the pick up point 15 minutes prior the pre advised pick up time
Remember to take sunscreen & a hat if you’re not fond of direct sunlight as there is minimal shade available