This tour package will give you opportunity to explore the locations of the Seven churches of Revelation. Visit firsthand the 7 churches of Asia Minor, referenced in the Bible’s Book of Revelation on this tour.
Highlights: Pergamon, Smyrna, Sardes, Philadelphia, Hierapolis, Laodiceia, Pamukkale, Ephesus, Virgin Mary’s House
Visit the ancient churches at Thyatira and Smyrna, whose faithful were praised by St Paul.
Explore the church ruins, Acropolis and healing center at Pergamon.
Discover the churches at Sardis, Philadelphia and Laodicea,
Visit Göreme Open-Air Museum, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
See where St Paul preached at UNESCO-listed Ephesus and the House of the Virgin Mary.
What to Expect
Day 1 – Istanbul to Izmir and Pergamum
Early morning pick up from hotel. Transfer to airport in Istanbul. Flight to Izmir. Pick up from airport and depart for Izmir . We will visit St. Polycarp Church at Izmir( Smyrna) continue to Pergamum . Visit to the Asclepieion , one of the major healing centres of antiquity , Acropolis where the monumental buildings or herons donated by the kings of Pergamum during the Hellenistic period. The Temple of Serapis , built for the Egyptian Gods in the 2 nd AD . and called as the Red Courtyard and dedicated to St. John . Stay overnight in Pergamon .
Day 2 – Thyatira – Sardes and Philadelphia
Breakfast served at the hotel . Depart from Hotel and continue to ; Thyatira where remains include a temple and large church . Then visit Philadelphia with its famous Church of Philadelphia , an important for the spreading of the Christian faith . After lunch , we continue on to Sardis , the wealthy capital of the ancient Lydian Empire and one of the most amazing sites in Turkey . After visiting Sardis , we will head to Pamukkale . Check in to your hotel and stay overnight in Pamukkale .
Day 3 – Hierapolis – Laodiceia and Pamukkale
Breakfast served at the hotel . Depart from Hotel and continue to Ancient City of Hierapolis and the travertines . Lunch in Pamukkale . After lunch drive to Laodicea which is mentioned in revelations by St. John and in ancient times was known as “The City of Compromise”. After visiting Laodicea drive to Ephesus. Overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 4 – Ephesus & Virgin Mary’s House
Visiting the Temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Following this, we will make our way to Ephesus which was one of the most important cultural centers of the ancient word. Visiting Ephesus ruins, Odeon, Library of Celsus and the Theatre which is still in use today for concerts. As we walk through this ancient site you will notice the streets paved with marble which gives a hint to this city`s great wealth many years ago. Our last stop is House of the Virgin Mary where it is believed that she arrived with Saint John 4-6 years after the death of Christ and spent her final days. End of tour transfer to Airport . Flight to Istanbul. End of Service.
Services Included for Tour
- 3 Nights hotel accommodation with breakfast
- All Domestic flights
- Services of professionally licensed tour guide and service fee
- Lunch at the local restaurant
- All transfers from/to airport and your hotel mentioned in the itinerary
- All Entrance fees & Museum fees mentioned by the itineraries
- All local taxes and services
Tips and gratuities
Drinks at lunch