Tour starting point: istanbul Tour ending point: istanbul
This tour contains the most popular attractions in Turkey for Churches of Revelation Tours area and surroundings. You will be met by your tour guide at Airport and start to excellent tour. This tour covers;
DAY 1 Smyrna, Pergamum, Sardis
DAY 2 Philadelphia, Laodicea, Hierapolis
Day 3 Pamukkale, Ephesus, Kusadasi
Explore the Churches of Revelation Tour on this tour that covers the major attractions, in Turkey
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Spend three nights in 4- to 5-star boutique hotels
The tour will start with the early morning flight from Istanbul to Izmir then your first visit will be to Ancient Smyrna (IZMIR), poor and persecuted, the church at Smyrna suffered amidst rosperity for its refusal to worship the Roman Emperor. Then we will lead to Pergamon which is home for two of the country's most celebrated archaeological sites: Acropolis and Asklepion. In the early Christian era, Pergamon's church was a major center of Christianity and was one of the Seve n Churches of Revelation. Drive to Sardis, another of the Seven Churches of Revelation. You will be impressed by the massive scale of the Temple of Artemis, by the white marble Royal Road, by the gymnasium, and by the synagogue. Overnight Izmir
Philadelphia, Laodicea, Hierapolis
After breakfast, we will drive for visit the site of Philadelphia also one of the Seven Churches of Revelation. Today, not much is left to mark the spot. You will see an ancient wall and the remains of a Byzantine basilica. Then we will head to Laodicea where you will walk through the stadium and columned streets and a chance to witness the newest excavations in Laodicea. After you will continue to Hierapolis, an ancient city of pagan cults.
Pamukkale, Ephesus, Kusadasi
Today we will drive toward Ephesus which is one of the Seven Churches of Revelation. Walk the marble-paved street with grooves made by chariot wheels. See the Fountain of Trajan, the Library of Celsus, and the Great Theatre with a capacity of 24.000 spectators. Visit the Chapel of the Virgin Mary (Double Church), where the Third Ancient Council convened. Continue to visit the Basilica of St. John, early tradition associated John, the disciple of Jesus and the author of the Gospel of John and the Book of Revelation, with the city of Ephesus. After tour concludes with a transfer to Izmir airport for Istanbul return flight at night.