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➤ Day 1:
Izmir - Pergamum - Thyatira - Izmir
Meeting at Izmir Airport (Smyrna, REv. 2:8-11). Drive to Pergamum (Rev. 2:12-17), and Asclepion; then continue to Thyatira (Rev. 2:18-29; Acts 16:14), a city of artisans’ guilds during St. Paul's time. Return to Izmir for overnight (L,D).
➤ Day 2:
Ephesus - St. Mary’s House - Pamukkale
This morning we explore Ephesus with its expansive synthesis of Greco-Roman and Christian remains (Ephesians; Rev 1:11: 2:1-7: Acts 18:19-28: 19:1-4). It was the home of St. Paul between 54 and 57 AD. We visit nearby Virgin Mary’s House on a wooded hilltop where it was miraculously discovered. After a short visit to St. John's Basilica continue to Pamukkale for overnight and dinner (B,L,D).
➤ Day 3:
Hierapolis - Laodicea - Philadelphia - Sardis - Izmir
Morning visit Hierapolis. This was Philip the Evangelist’s home. We will tour the extensive necropolis, churches and baths. Then stop at nearby Laodicea (Rev. 3:14-22: Col 2:1: 4:13-16). In the afternoon continue to Philadelphia (Rev 3:7-13), a favorite city of Paul and John. Thereafter visit Sardis with its beautiful gymnasium and marble paved synagogue. Transfer to the airport and end of the services (B,L).