Biblical Sites in Turkey Tours

Biblical Sites in Turkey Tours

Did you know that 60% of the places mentioned in Bible are located in Turkey?
Besides two third of the New Testament are written to or from the churches in Turkey. We offer various alternatives to visit that places..

Seven Churches of Revelation Tours

Seven Churches of Revelation Tours

St. John the Theologian is author of the Book of Revelation, which includes letters to the seven churches of Asia Minor. The Seven Churches tours include visiting 7 churches:
Ephesus, Pergamon, Laodicea, Sardis, Thyatira, Smyrna, Philadelphia and some other sights f.e. in Istanbul.

Footsteps of St. Paul Tours

Footsteps of St. Paul Tours

St. Paul was one of the great missionaries born in 10CE in Taurus.
You can follow the routes of St. Paul through his missionary journeys...

Ephesus Meeting Tour (9 nights/10 days)

Key Information
Tour Duration: 9 nights / 10 days Ephesus Meeting Tour (9 nights/10 days)
Days of Operation: Private Tour - Regular Tour
Destination's: Turkey
Hotel's Class: 5, 4, 3 Stars Hotel or Tourist Class
Season: All Year
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes

*Overnight Place:
2 nights Istanbul, 1 night Assos, 1 night Izmir, 1 night Pamukkale, 4 night Kusadasi.

Tour Itinerary:
Day 1: Istanbul.
Arrive Istanbul Airport. Our representative will meet you after the customs and baggage claim. Transfer to the hotel. Afternoon visit to the Topkapi Palace, the Imperial Residential PalacEphesus Meeting Tour - Istanbule of the Ottoman sultans between the 16th and 19th centuries and the oldest and largest of the remaining palaces in the world. Its displays include priceless world-class collections of jewelry, porcelain and costumes of the sultans. Dinner and overnight. (D).

Day 2: Istanbul.
Full day Istanbul tour; the Roman Hippodrome Square, Blue Mosque with its beautiful blue tiles, St. Sophia Church, built by Constantine the Great and reconstructed by Justinian in the 6th century, one of the world's greatest architectural marvels and a designated World Heritage site. Then visit the important Istanbul Archaeological Museum containing the Gezer Calender, the Titus Inscriptions, City Walls from Babylon, and other important items. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight. (B, D)Ephesus Meeting Tour - Assos.

Day 3: Istanbul - Troy - (Acts 16:8-11; 20:5, 6, II Tim. 4:13 II Cor. 2:12) Assos.
Drive to anakkale. Cross the Dardanelles Strait by car 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. Paul visited here at least twice. Then drive to Assos, this Hellenistic city where Paul rejoined his companions. Dinner and overnight in Assos. (B, D).

Day 4: Pergamon (Rev. 1:11; 2:12) - Thyatira (Acts 16:14, Rev. 1:11; 2:18-24)-Ephesus Meeting Tour - PergamumSmyrna (Rev. 1:11; 2:8).
Leave for Pergamon. Visit the Acropolis with the steepest theater of the ancient world and the Temple of Trajan. Then visit the Red Basilica which was an Egyptian Temple, later converted to a church in the 1st century. Continue to Izmir for dinner and overnight. (B, D).

Day 5: 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).Ephesus Meeting Tour - Laodicea

Day 6: Laodicea (Col 2:1; 4:13-16, Rev. 1:11; 3:14) - Colossae(Col. 1:2)-Aphrodisias - Kusadasi.
Morning tour of Pamukkale, noted ancient spa, where 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).

Day 7: 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 oEphesus Meeting Tour - Virgin Mary Housef 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).

Day 8: 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).

Day 9: Kusadasi.
Today we will visit Saint John Basilica, Virgin Mary House and Temple of Artemis. Return to Ephesus Meeting Tour - St. John BasilicaKusadasi for overnight.

Day 10: Departure.
Early transfer to the Izmir Airport for departure.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

INCLUDING
8 nights at good 4 star hotels in Turkey
Sightseeing as per the itinerary
All escorted transfers
Daily breakfast and 8 dinners (B: breakfast, D: dinner)
Transportation by private A/C bus with driver throughout the tour
Car ferry cost, tolls, parking fees, gasoline
Bible Oriented English speaking professional tour guide throughout the tour
Entry fees to the sites & museums
Service charges & local taxes
JOIN THE EPHESUS MEETING

EXCLUDING
Lunches and all drinks
Turkish Visa fee
Personal expenses
Any other service which is not mentioned above
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