EPHESUS MEETING TOUR 2012
Tour Duration: 10 days
Days of Operation: 15 May 23 May 2012
Places to visit: Due to the program below
Guide: English speaking guide (tours in other languages are availbale)
Departure from: stanbul airport
May 15 Arrival to Istanbul Airport.
Arrive to Istanbul Airport. Our representative will meet you and transfer to the hotel. Afternoon you will visit to the Topkapi Palace, the Imperial Residential Palace of the Ottoman sultans between the 16th and 19th centuries and the oldest and largest of the remaining palaces in the world. Dinner and overnight. (D)
May 16 Istanbul
Full day Istanbul tour including the Roman Hippodrome Square, Blue Mosque with its beautiful blue tiles, St. Sophia Church, built by Constantine the Great, one of the world's greatest architectural marvels and a designated World Heritage site. Later on visit the important Istanbul Archaeological Museum containing the Gezer Calender, the Titus Inscriptions, City Walls from Babylon. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight. (B, D)
May 17 Istanbul-Troy-Alexander Troas (Acts 16:8-11; 20:5, 6, II Tim. 4:13 II Cor. 2:12)
Drive to anakkale. Cross the Dardanelles Strait by ferry. Proceed to Troy to see the legendary city and the replica of the Wooden Horse. Then drive to Alexandria Troas founded by Alexander the Great. St. Paul visited here at least twice. Then drive to Assos, where Paul rejoined his companions. Overnight in Assos. (B, D)
May 18 Pergamon (Rev. 1:11; 2:12) - Thyatira (Acts 16:14, Rev. 1:11; 2:18-24)-Smyrna (Rev. 1:11; 2:8)
Leave for Pergamon. Visit the Acropolis with the steepest theater of the ancient world and the Temple of Trajan. Visit the Red Basilica and continue to Izmir for dinner and overnight. (B, D)
May 19 Sardis (Rev. 1:11; 3:1-4)- Philadelphia (Rev. 1:11; 3:7) - Pamukkale
Drive to Sardis, the capital of the ancient Lydia, where first coin of the world is invented. See the ruins of the early Church constructed next to the Temple of Diana. Continue to Alasehir to see the 1st century Philadelphia Church. Dinner and overnight at Colossae Hotel in Pamukkale. (B,D)
May 20 Laodicea (Col 2:1; 4:13-16, Rev. 1:11; 3:14) - Colossae (Col. 1:2) -Aphrodisias Kusadasi
Morning tour of Pamukkale, ancient spa with pure white travertines form frozen waterfalls. Drive to Aphrodisias, the city of the Goddess of Love, see the well preserved Stadium, the Odeon, the Theater and the Agora. Continue to Kusadasi for dinner and overnight. (B, D)
May 21 Mon Ephesus (Acts 18:19-24; 19:1-35; 20:16-17; 21:29, 1 Cor. 15:32; 16:8, I Tim. 1:3 II Tim. 1:18; 4:12, Rev. 1:11, 2:1)-Kusadasi
Visit the famous ancient city of Ephesus, the Ephesus Archaeological Museum and the Basilica of St. John. The visit of the House of Virgin Mary is optional. Dinner at the hotel. Then JOIN THE EPHESUS MEETING in the evening. Overnight in Kusadasi. (B, D)
May 22 Tue Miletus - Didyma - Priene - Kusadasi
Visit the Greco-Roman city of Priene. Then visit Miletus theater where Paul spoke to the locals. Last visit to the Apollo Temple in Didyma, the famous oracle center of Asia Minor. Return to Kusadasi. (B, D)
May 23 Wed Departure
Early transfer to the Izmir Airport for departure. Fly back home via Istanbul. End of our services. (B)
TAKE WITH YOU
INCLUDED IN PRICE
Professional English speaking guide (tour in other language is available).
Air conditioned vehicle with the driver
All entrance fees stated in the program.
All local taxes.
No extra or hidden costs!
EXCLUDED IN PRICE
Tipping and drinks
EPHESUS MEETING TOUR 2012