Seven Churches tour 3 Days 08/01/2019




Seven Churches tour 3 days

Destinations:



Ephesus(Selcuk),Leodikya(Denizli),Philedelphia (Alaşehir),Sardes (Salihli),St Policarps (İzmir),Red Basilica (Pergamon-Bergama),Tyratia (Akhisar)-Seven Churches

 

Duration:

3 days / 2 nights (Customizable)

Departures:

Every day, all year around

Priced From:

Starting from Euro per person, land only.

 

Please Note:
Prices based on double/twin-room occupancy at selected properties.
Subject to selected dates, availability at time of booking and advance booking.
If travelling with any children under 12 years, please email us
with their date of birth to determine their age at time of travel.

Includes ;
All accommodation at a choice of 4-5 star or boutique hotels, sightseeing tours, guidance, entrances, land transport, indicated meals & taxes.

Explore Turkey’s Seven Churches of Asia Minor, as mentioned in the New Testament Book of Revelation – Journey the route around the West Aegean and learn of the religious and social context of ancient biblical times.

As well as visiting all major religious sites, the tour also includes those of cultural and tourist significance. From Istanbul to Izmir by round-trip flight, explore the 7 churches at ancient Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamon, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia (Lydia), and Laodicea (Phrygia)…

Day 1.

Izmir-Pamukkale (B, L, D) ;Seven Churches at Ephesus & Laodicea:

Fly to Izmir. Transfer from the airport to start the tour.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 and Isabey Mosque, a Byzantine church marking his burial place. After lunch, drive to Eskihisar, site of the Church of Laodicea, to which St. John addressed his letter concerning the city’s waning faith. Overnight stay in Pamukkale.

Day 2.Pamukkale-Bergama (B, L, D)

Seven Churches at Sardis, Philadelphia, Thyatira & Pamukkale:
Pick up to visit the ancient city ruins of Hierapolis, whereSt. Philip was martyred in 1AD. See the Necropolis, Avenue of Tombs and Thermal Baths. Enjoy a break at Pamukkalewith 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. Then we drive trough İzmir.. Drop off to hotel. Overnight in İzmir.

 Day 3.– İzmir-Istanbul (B)

Smyrna (İzmir) – St. Polycarp:
After breakfast drive to Pergamon, 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,Drive to Akhisar we visit the Church of ancient Thyatira, another one of the 7 churches, proceed to Smyrna (Izmir), whose early faithful were praised in a letter from St Paul.After Akhisar (Thyatira)then drive to İzmir, Finally visit the Church of St. Policarp and enjoy a short tour of Izmir city. Transfer to Izmir Airport. End of Service. (Fly to Istanbul or onward extension on request).

  • 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