7 Nights Seven Churches of Revelation Tour including Istanbul

Turkey, the second holy land. Follow in the footsteps of St. Paul's journeys in Turkey and the Seven Churches of Asia Minor. It includes the religious sites and places such as Pergamum, Philadelphia, Laodicea, , Ephesus, Smyrna, Thyatira, Sardis . A must pilgrimage for all the Christians and true believers.

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$1,252

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Duration

8 days

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  • What's included :
    • 7x Breakfast
    • 4x Dinner
    • Accommodation included: 7 nights
    • 7 nights 4 star accommodations based on bed and breakfasts
    • Professional licensed English speaking Bible Oriented guide
    • Private airport transfers,
    • Transportation with brand-new A/C Minibuses
    • Istanbul - Izmir - Istanbul domestic flight tickets
    • Entrance fees
    • Entry/Admission - Topkapi Palace
    • Entry/Admission - Hagia Sophia
    • Entry/Admission - Basilica Cistern
    • Entry/Admission - İstanbul Havalimanı
    • Entry/Admission - Ruins of Pergamum
    • Entry/Admission - Tepe Mezari
    • Entry/Admission - Sardis (Sardes)
    • Entry/Admission - Laodicea
    • Entry/Admission - Hierapolis & Pamukkale
    • Entry/Admission - Ancient City of Ephesus
    • Entry/Admission - Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)
    • Entry/Admission - The Basilica of Saint John
    What's excluded :
    • Drinks
    • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
    • International flights
    • Gratuities

  • Day 1: Arrival to Istanbul

    Stop At: Istanbul Airport, Tayakadın, Tayakadın İhsaniye Yolu No:1, 34283 Arnavutköy/İstanbul, Turkey
    Upon our arrival at Istanbul airport , our representativewill meet you with your name sign and assist and transfer to hotel. Overnight in Istanbul
    Duration: 40 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight in a special class Boutique Hotel in Istanbul located in Old city

    Day 2: Full Day Istanbul Tour (Breakfast)

    Stop At: Hippodrome, Binbirdirek, Sultan Ahmet ParkI No:2, Istanbul Turkey
    Visit Hippodrome Square
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Blue Mosque, Sultanahmet Mah At Meydani Cad No 7, Istanbul 34122 Turkey
    Blue Mosque, has its fame from its beautiful blue Iznik tiles
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Topkapi Palace, Cankurtaran Mahallesi Gulhane Park, Near Sultanahmet Square, Istanbul 34122 Turkey
    Visit Topkapi Palace,
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Hagia Sophia, Ayasofya Square, Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122 Turkey
    After lunch break we reach to Hagia Sophia
    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Kapali Carsi, Kalpakcilar Cad. Sorguclu Han No: 22, Istanbul 34126 Turkey
    After that, we will visit Grand Bazaar
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight in a special class Boutique Hotel in Istanbul located in Old city

    Day 3: Full Day Istanbul Tour – Izmir (Breakfast – Dinner)

    Stop At: Grand Bazaar, Grand Bazaar, Istanbul
    08.30 a.m. After breakfast, pick up from hotel. First visit Grand Bazaar and then transfer to port for Boat trip on the Bosphorus, a traditional excursion by boat along the waterway separating Europe and Asia. The shore is lined with old wooden villas, palaces of marble, fortresses, and small fishing villages.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Basilica Cistern, Alemdar Mahallesi, Yerebatan Caddesi, No:1/3, Istanbul 34410 Turkey
    Afternoon visit Underground cistern and transfer to airport
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: İstanbul Havalimanı, Tayakadın, 34277 Arnavutköy/İstanbul, Turkey
    After the tour , transfer to Istanbul airport for flight to Izmir
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport, Dokuz Eylül, 35410 Gaziemir/İzmir, Turkey
    Arrival to Izmir and transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Izmir.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight in a centrally located 4 star hotel in Izmir.

    Day 4: Pergamum – Thyatira – Izmir (Breakfast – Dinner)

    Stop At: Ruins of Pergamum, 8 km (5 mi) from Bergama, Bergama Turkey
    After breakfast 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, 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.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Stop At: Tepe Mezari, Oren yeri, Akhisar Turkey
    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]. Smyrna is a city scarred with a bloody history of trade and warfare. We will also see the Clock Tower. Check in at the hotel for dinner and overnight.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight in a centrally located 4 star hotel in Izmir

    Day 5: Izmir – Sardis – Philadelphia – Laodicea – Hierapolis ( Breakfast - Dinner )

    Stop At: Sardis (Sardes), Belediye Cd. No:124 Sart, Salihli 45300 Turkey
    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 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 Pactolus.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Alasehir, Alasehir, Manisa Province
    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.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Laodicea, Just off Denizli - Pamukkale, Denizli Turkey
    Continue to visit to Laodicia. The city established in the C3 BCE by the Seleucid Antiochus II, the city was named after his wife Laodicea. Built on the Lycus Tributary of the Meander River, it was surnamed Laodicea on Lycus, to distinguish it from other similarly named cities. Laodicia is the last of the seven churches. As a crossroad of two important roads, this city had an important commercial and logistical position.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Hierapolis & Pamukkale, Pamukkale 20280 Turkey
    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] Check in at hotel for dinner and overnight in a Thermal Hotel.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight in a 4 star Thermal Hotel in Pamukkale

    Day 6: Ephesus – Kusadasi (Breakfast - Dinner)

    Stop At: Ancient City of Ephesus, Selcuk 35920 Turkey
    Drive to Ephesus 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 Diana of the Ephesians, another of the seven wonders of the ancient world, was built in this city.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), Selcuk 35100 Turkey
    The House of Virgin Mary is located on the Aladag Mountains 5 miles away from Ephesus. At the third Ecumenical Council on 431 AD in Ephesus, it was claimed that Mary came to Ephesus with St. John in 37 A.D. and lived there until her death in 48 A.D. After the discovery of the house, the Archbishop of Izmir declared there as a place of pilgrimage in 1892. On July 26, 1967, Pope Paul VI visited this place and prayed there.
    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: The Basilica of Saint John, Isa Bey Mahallesi, 2013. Sk. No:1, Selcuk 35920 Turkey
    Visit The Basilica of St. John
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: The Temple of Artemis, Ataturk, Park Ici Yolu No:12, Selcuk Turkey
    We will stop at Artemission Temple where used to be one of the seven wonders of the ancient world as our last stop before drive back to your hotel in Kusadasi
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight in a 4 star hotel in Kusadasi

    Day 7: Izmir – Istanbul by flight (Breakfast)

    Stop At: Istanbul, Istanbul
    After breakfast and transfer to Izmir airport for noon flight to Istanbul. Arrival and our representative will transfer to your hotel. Afternoon Free in Istanbul to explore the city on your own. Overnight in Istanbul.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight in a special class Boutique Hotel in Istanbul located in Old city

    Day 8: Home ( Breakfast)

    Stop At: İstanbul Havalimanı, Tayakadın, 34277 Arnavutköy/İstanbul, Turkey
    Transfer to Airport to connect to your international flight and leave Turkey.
    The end of our services.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    All Hotels and airports in Istanbul
    Return Detail :
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    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
    • 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
    • In our tour, We stay in Covid19 Safety certificated hotels
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Curio Travel / Emir Dora Tur Ltd.

Activity ID: V-10390P7

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