Seven Churches from Istanbul 8 days

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7 Churches of Revelation - 8 Day Biblical Tour

Daily guaranteed departures for min. 2 persons

➤ Day 1 : Istanbul: Arrival at Istanbul airport. Meet and transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.

➤ Day 2 : Istanbul: Full day city tour of Istanbul. There visits to ancient Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, The Underground Cistern, St. Sophia Church, Topkapi Palace, Then drive to Chora, a medieval church with all the Christian mosaics and frescoes. World famous Grand Bazaar covers more than 4000 shops. Overnight in Istanbul.

➤ Day 3 : Istanbul -  Troy - Canakkale: In the morning depart for Canakkale. We will drive along the northern coasts of Marmara Sea. Lunch at Tekirdag. Taking the ferry to cross Dardenelles. Visit to legendery town of Troy. Dinner and overnight in Canakkale.

➤ Day 4 : Canakkale - Troas - Assos - Pergamum - Izmir: In the morning we drive to Troas visited by St. Paul on his 3rd Journey, (Acts 16:8-11;20:5-12; II Corinthians 2:12-13; Timothy 4:13), then continue to Assos (Acts 20:13-14) where St. Paul joined by St. Luke. After we finish our visit in Assos, we drive to Pergamum (2:12-17) visit the Acropolis and Asclepion, the Medical center of thermal cure. For evening, we continue to metropolis of Izmir (Smyrna, Revelation 2: 8-11), Homer's birthplace on the Aegean Coast. Overnight in Izmir.

➤ Day 5 : Izmir - Thyatira - Izmir : Today begin with Thyatira (Akhisar) (Revelation 2: 18-29 , Acts 16:14), a city of artisans' guilds in St. Paul's time. In the afternoon city tour of Izmir.

➤ Day 6 : Sardis - Philadephia - Leodicia - Pamukkale: Today visit three of Seven Churches. Drive to Sardis, one of the most picturesque areas of these seven cities. It is here St. John expressed his concern for pushing further with the progress of the city's faith (Revelation 3: 1-5). Move to Philadephia (Alasehir), a favorite city of Paul and John. Leodicia (Revelation 3: 14-22; Colossians 2: 1; 4: 13-16), was another prosperous city in the chain, where Christianity first spread. Later, proceed across valley to the neighboring city of Hierapolis along with the spectacular thermal pools of Pamukkale. Overnight in Pamukkale.

➤ Day 7 : Pamukkale - Ephesus - Kusadasi: Today is truly special! Drive to Ephesus (Ephesians; Revelation 1: 11, 2: 1-7; Acts 18: 19-28; 19: 1-4). It was the home of St. Paul between 54 and 57 A.D. Nearby we visit the Virgin Mary's House on a wooded hilltop where it was miraculously discovered. Finally we stop at the restoration of St.John's Basilica where, according to legend, he was buried. A short drive to Kusadasi which is very popular holiday destination nearby Ephesus. Overnight in Kusadasi.

➤ Day 8 : Kusadasi - Izmir: Transfer to Izmir airport for your flight home.

➤ Tour price:

➤ Tour price includes:

  • transportation by A/C vehicle,
  • guiding services,
  • 7 nights 4* hotel stay,
  • parking fees,
  • airport pick up and drop off.
  • breakfasts and dinners at the hotels.

➤ Tour price excludes:

  • entrance fees to museums and sites,
  • lunches and beverages,
  • gratiuity for tour guide and driver.