5 Days Biblical Asian Special Izmir Tour

Welcome to Turkey! We will take you on a journey of ancient temples, 7 biblical churches located within the Aegean Region that will give you a chance to witness the history of mankind from religion perspective. From the altar of legendary “all mighty” Zeus to the sacred home of holy Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus, many mystic relics are along the way for you to view during an amazing 5-day trip.

per adult from

$1,715

NZD

Duration

5 days

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  • What's included :
    • 4x Breakfast
    • 4x Dinner
    • 3x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 4 nights
    • Arrival airport transfer from Izmir Airport
    • 2 nights’ hotel accommdoation in Izmir
    • 1-night hotel accommdoation in Pamukkale
    • 1-night hotel accommodation in Kusadasi
    • Guided Thyatira Pergamum Tour
    • Guided Philadelphia, Sardes and Smyrna Tour
    • Guided Pisidian Antioch Laodicea and Hierapolis Pamukkale tour
    • Guided Ephesus Tour
    • All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
    • Transportation in a fully air - conditioned, non - smoking coach
    • Professional English - speaking tour guides
    • Return Airport transfer to Izmir Airport
    • Hotel room taxes
    What's excluded :
    • International flights
    • City tax
    • Insurance: All types
    • Turkey entry visa
    • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry
    • Any others expenses which are not mentioned at the included section
    • Domestic flight from Izmir to Istanbul
    • Please Note: Domestic flight price for adult travelers is approximately Euros: 50,00 for one way
    • Tipping

  • Day 1: Izmir - Arrival Day

    Pass By: Izmir, Izmir, Izmir Province, Turkish Aegean Coast
    Upon our arrival at Izmir airport or Kusadasi /Cesme Port, our guide will meet you with your name sign to assist you on your transfer to hotel. You will be given your room key and the rest of the day is yours to Explore Izmir. Dinner and overnight in Izmir.

    Meals included:
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Ibis Izmir Alsancak

    Day 2: Pergamon - Thyatira - Izmir

    Stop At: Izmir, Izmir, Izmir Province, Turkish Aegean Coast
    After breakfast we drive to Pergamum, actually called Bergama. It is one of the sites of the Seven Churches of Asia. Here we explore the impressive Acropolis, the steepest theatre in the world, the Asklepion, famous medical centre of classical times, see the Altar of Zeus which is mentioned as the «Throne of Satan» in the book of Revelation, 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). Then we continue our visit to Thyatira, now called Akhisar, another one of the Seven Churches of Asia. 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.

    Duration: 7 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Ibis Izmir Alsancak

    Day 3: Izmir - Sardis - Philadelphia - Laodicea - Hierapolis

    Stop At: Pamukkale, Pamukkale
    Today, after breakfast, we depart early in the morning to one of the most picturesque areas of any of the Seven Churches of Asia, 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, 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.
    Duration: 7 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Pam Thermal Hotel

    Day 4: Ephesus - Kusadasi

    Stop At: Kusadasi, Kusadasi, Turkish Aegean Coast
    After the breakfast, drive to Ephesus to visit 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. Temple of Artemis, Ephesus ancient sites and Virgin Mary.
    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 Diana of the Ephesians, another of the seven wonders of the ancient world, was built in this city. We visit the Basilica of St. John. Visit The House of Virgin Mary. Dinner and overnight in Kusadasi.

    Duration: 7 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Comfort Ada Class Hotel

    Day 5: Izmir - End of Tour

    Pass By: Izmir, Izmir, Izmir Province, Turkish Aegean Coast
    After breakfast, we depart for Izmir airport for our return flight back to 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 us

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Dokuz Eylül, Adnan Menderes Havaalanı Çıkışı, 35410 Gaziemir/İzmir, Turkey
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by TravelShop Turkey

Activity ID: V-9878P290

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