Tour Duration: 9 nights / 10 days
Days of Operation: Private Tour - Regular Tour
Hotel's Class: 5, 4, 3 Stars Hotel or Tourist Class
Season: All Years 2021
Scheduled / Operates on: Jan 1st 2021 - Dec 31st 2021. All years Biblical Tours Turkey
Domestic Flight Included: Yes
Tour Customizable: Yes
2 nights Istanbul, 1 night Assos, 1 night Izmir, 1 night Pamukkale, 4 night Kusadasi.
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 Palace 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. Overnight in Istanbul.
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. Including: Breakfast.
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. Including: Breakfast / Dinner
Day 4: 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. 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. Including: Breakfast / Dinner
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. Including: Breakfast / Dinner
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. Including: Breakfast / Dinner
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 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. Including: Breakfast / Dinner
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. Including: Breakfast / Dinner
Day 9: Kusadasi.
Today we will visit Saint John Basilica, Virgin Mary House and Temple of Artemis. Return to Kusadasi for overnight. Including: Breakfast / Dinner
Day 10: Departure.
Early transfer to the Izmir Airport for departure. Including: Breakfast
- 9 Nights, 4 Star or 5 Star Hotel Accommodation including breakfast and Dinner.
- All sightseeing tours as described in the itinerary.
- 1 Domestic Flight from Izmir to Istanbul.
- Travel Insurance.
- All Entrance Fees.
- All admission fees to the visited sites.
- Biblical expert English speaking professional tour guide.
- All meals as stated in the itinerary. Breakfast and Dinner.
- Transportation with New brand Mercedes Luxury Van.
- All Taxes and service fees.
- Any tips to guide.
- Driver or staff at hotels.
- Items of a personal nature.
- Drinks with meals (except the drinks served with breakfast) and medical services.