Tour Duration: 5 nights / 6 days
Days of Operation: Private Tour
Hotel's Class: 5, 4, 3 Stars Hotel or Tourist Class
Season: All Year
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
2 nights Izmir, 2 nights Kusadasi, 1 night Pamukkale.
Day 1: Izmir.
Meet and transfer to hotel. Visit the church of St. Policarp which the oldest church in ancient Smyrna, it symbolized the community of the Seven Churches of the Apocalypse. Then visit Alexander the Greats "Velvet Castle" overlooking the bay of Izmir.
Day 2: Izmir - Pergamum - Thyatira - Pamukkale.
Visit Pergamum, the Acropolis and the Asclepion, then drive to Akhisar to visit the Church of ancient Thyatira. Return to Izmir.
Day 3: Izmir - Sardes - Philadelphia - Pamukkale.
Drive to Sardes, ancient capital city of the Lydians and the visit Church of Sardes. Continue to Alasehir where the ancient Philadelphia Church is located. Walk the streets of Philadelphia, then proceed to Pamukkale, the white Cotton Castle with lime cascades of the Roman spa, see the ancient city of Hierapolis. The Martyrium of St.Philip the Apostle is here. Enjoy a leisurely bath in the hot spring pool of your hotel.
Day 4: Pamukkale - Laodicea - Miletos - Kusadasi.
Morning visit to Eskihisar, the ancient Laodicea, then drive to Miletos, where St. Paul gave a speech to Christianity. Overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 5: Kusadasi - Ephesus - Kusadasi.
Full day visit to the unforgettable remains of Ephesus, the House of the Virgin Mary, the Archaelogical Museum and the Basilica of Saint John.
Day 6: Kusadasi - Izmir.
Transfer to Izmir Airport. End of our services.
Biblical References: The Seven Churches mentioned by St. John in the Book of Revelations (The Apocalypse) are all found in Turkey and each was a founding community of Christianity.
Airfare is not included in the tour price.
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..
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.
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...