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Exploring the 7 Churches of Asia Minor from Izmir: 4-Day Revelation Tour

Duration

4 days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

15 people

5/5

Guide Language

Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Overview

We are inviting you to enjoy an enlightening experience with us following the sacred guidance of Bible. In this tour we are visiting the Seven Churches of Revelation in Asia Minor with the companionship of a professional guide who has great knowledge about the Bible. Designed for your maximum comfort this tour includes all transportations with a comfortable and air-conditioned vehicles, hotel accommodations including breakfast, entrance fees, guiding service and lunches. The only thing you should worry about on this tour is focusing on your own experience and seizing the day. We are visiting the Acropolis, the Altar of Zeus, Asklepion and the Red Basilica in Pergamum; the remains of a basilica in Thyatira (called Akhisar nowadays), and Smyrna (İzmir) that is one of the sites of Seven Churches of Asia Minor. We will also see Sardis and the great temple, the gymnasium and the Synagogue; Philadelphia and its Byzantine basilica; Hierapolis and its Martyrium of the Apostle Philip; Laodicea; Baths of Scholastica, the Library of Celsus, the Temple of Hadrian and the Grand Amphitheatre in Ephesus and lastly the House of Virgin Mary, Basilica of St. John and Temple of Artemis. So get ready for a fulfilling four days of journey.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Enjoy visiting Seven Churches of the Revelation in Asia Minor with a professional guide who is very knowledgeable about the Bible
  • Understand and learn about the importance and histories of the Seven Churches
  • Stay in nice 4 and 5 star hotels including breakfasts
  • Visit Pergamum, Thyatira, Smyra, Sardis, Philadelphia, Laodicea, Hierapolis and Ephesus and explore the remains of the sacred legacies of this areas such as the Altar of Zeus, Red Basilica, Martyrium of the Apostle Philip, Temple of Hadrian the House of Virgin Mary and many more
  • Enjoy the private service designed only for you and your loved ones

Itinerary

This is a private tour designed only for you and your loved ones.

Day 1 (Pergamum, Thyatira, Smyrna)

Our first day of the tour starts with us picking you up from your hotel or from Izmir Airport. After our tour guide gives us some information about our four day ahead, we are heading to Pergamum. In Pergamum we are visiting the Acropolis, the Altar of Zeus, the Asklepion that has been the medical center of the area in ancient times and the Red Basilica that is also known as the St John’s Church who had been an important religious figure at the time.

We are then heading to Thyatira (currently named as Akhisar) to see the remainings of a basilica and many more architectural landmarks of Roman legacy. We are enjoying a delicious lunch before heading to our next stop.

On our drive to Izmir, we will enjoy the great news of Smyrna that is known as one of the sites of Seven Churches of Asia Minor.


They are spending the night at a nice hotel in Izmir.

Day 2 (Izmir, Sardis, Philadelphia, Laodicea, Hierapolis )

On our second day we are checking out from our hotel early after a good breakfast. Today we are visiting Sardis where we will have the chance one of great examples of a temple which became a Byzantine Church later. We will also stop ay at the restored gymnasium and the Synagogue.

Then we are heading Philadelphia. Here we will see the ruins of a Byzantine basilica that was once a great architectural structure built of bricks, with a bit of high arch and some 11th-century frescoes. We are having a lunch break before heading to our next location.

Our next stop is the ancient city of Hierapolis where hot mineral water bursts from the earth and cascades over steep cliffs forming pools. Here we will have the chance to visit the Martyrium of the Saint Philip who is known of as one of the apostles of Jesus

Our last stop on Day 2 is Laodicea, where we will wander around the ancient streets and see the ancient structures.

We are heading to our hotel in Pamukkale, where we will recharge ourselves for the next day.

Day 3 ( Ephesus, Kusadasi )

We are checking out from our hotel after the breakfast, hopping on to our comfortable, air-conditioned coach and drive to the ancient city of Ephesus. Being one of the best preserved ancient cities, in Ephesus we may feel like that we are time-traveling to the ancient days. Walking along the marble streets and historical buildings like the Baths of Scholastica, the Library of Celsus and the Temple of Hadrian, we may find ourselves daydreaming about how to daily life used to be in ancient times. Then we are visiting the Grand Amphitheater of Ephesus where the worshipping ceremonies and famous gladiator fights would take place. We are having a delicious lunch along the way.

Later we are heading to the House of Virgin Mary where is said to be the place she spent her last days after Jesus’ Ascension to Heaven. After we are paying a visit to the Basilica of St. John. Last but not least; we will see and explore the Temple of Artemis, that is known as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

We are heading to Kusadasi, where we will spend the night in a nice hotel.


Day 4: Departure Day

After a fulfilling and enlightening journey, we are checking out from our hotel after breakfast and hopping on to our comfortable and air-conditioned coach one last time for a return transfer to Izmir Airport or our hotel.
Prepare for the activity
Know before you go
• Please wear comfortable clothes for this journey.
• Please note that this is customized private tour and flexible to your needs.
• It's always up to you to modify the itinerary according your travel preferences even during the tour.
Pickup included
Izmir Airport, Hotels

Included/Excluded

  • 3 nights accommodation ( 5 or 4 Star Hotels )
  • Daily Breakfasts (Except Day 1)
  • Lunch at tours
  • Admission ticket
  • Local taxes
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Personal expenses

Tour's Location

Reviews

5/5
Based on 7 reviews
Guide
5 /5
Transportation
4.9 /5
Value for money
5 /5
Safety
5 /5
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Kelly

June 14, 2021

Great service

The itinerary was a good mix of visiting historical places and seeing the countryside and learning about the current culture, food and more...
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Gale

June 14, 2021

Excellence in service

The tour and the experience was wonderful.
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Briana

June 14, 2021

Recommend

Would most definitely recommend this tour. We booked for our parents, they really enjoyed. Thanks.
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Alberta

June 14, 2021

7 Churches

History and the bible wrapped into one package best experience ever. Excellent organisation.
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Aida

June 14, 2021

Exceptional & very enjoyable

Tour was exceptional, we visited lots of historical & biblical sites, which surpass our expectation.
Discover Turkey’s Hidden Gems

Anne

June 14, 2021

Best Bible Tour

This tour excellent coverage for the all holly churches. Full itinerary offering much. Recommend!
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Sophi

June 14, 2021

Private Bible tour

Tour itinerary was amazing and the coach good. Experience with most of the hotels was good and everyone was excellent. Thank you.
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