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March 4, 2021

The Seven Churches of Revelation and Istanbul Tour (7 DAYS)

Written By Mustafa Tatar

Key Information about Seven Churches of Revelation and Istanbul Tour

Tour Duration: 4 nights / 5 days

Tour Type: Private Tour – Regular Tour

Destinations: 1 night in Izmir, 1 night in Pamukkale, 1 night in Kusadasi, 1 night in Ayvalik, 2 nights in Istanbul.

Hotel’s Class: 5 Star Hotels

Season: All Year

Tour Customizable: Yes

This is a special tour which you can see churches in Turkey and discover the beauties of Istanbul.

Itinerary

DAY 1: Izmir

When you arrive in Izmir, your professional tour guide will take you to your 5 star hotel. There will be an afternoon tour of Izmir (old Smyrna) which includes a visit to the Church of St. Polycarp in Konak. It is among the structures worth seeing because of its different architectural structure and one of the oldest religious buildings. Overnight in Izmir.

DAY 2:Izmir – Hierapolis (Pamukkale)

After spending night at the hotel, there will be a depart for Sardes to visit the Church of Sardes. We will continue to Alasehir, home to the ancient Philadelphia Church. During the excavations in Philadelphia, a theater and a temple dating back to the Roman Period were unearthed. After visiting this church in Manisa, we will drive to Pamukkale which is famous for its lime cascade Roman spa. We will finish the day in the ancient city of Hierapolis where you see the martyrium of St. Philip the Apostle. You will stay overnight in Pamukkale.

DAY 3: Hierapolis – Kusadasi

This morning after breakfast at the hotel, you will visit the Churches of Laodicea and Colossae en route to Ephesus. Explore the Forum, the Odeon, the Library of Celsus, and the Temple of Diana in this unearthed city where Apostle Paul preached for three years. Visits to the Thermal Baths and the Great Theatre are also included in the tour. We make a stop in Aphrodisias before arriving in Kusadasi, a lovely harbor city. Overnight at a 5 star hotel in Kusadasi.

DAY 4: Kusadasi – Ayvalik

This morning after breakfast, we’ll make a brief visit to Thyatira, the smallest of the seven churches, before going on to Pergamum. Before heading to the coastal city of Ayvalik, visit the Asclepion (ancient healing center), walk around the Acropolis, and visit the Archaeological Museum. Ayvalik is where you’ll spend the night.

DAY 5: Ayvalik – Istanbul

After breakfast in the hotel, we will travel along the coast to Alexandria Troas, the site of Apostle Paul’s vision for introducing the gospel to Europe. And then, we will visit Troy, the famed birthplace of the Trojan horse in Greek mythology. While driving to Istanbul, we will stop in Bursa to visit the Ecumenical Councils. 5 star hotel in Istanbul is where you will spend your night.

DAY 6: Istanbul

Hagia Sophia, Sultan Ahmet and a short visit to the Topkapi Palace are all included on a morning city walk. The afternoon is yours to stroll through the Grand Bazaar or Spice Market at your leisure. Istanbul is where you will spend the night.

DAY 7: Departure

You will be taken via VIP car to the airport in Istanbul to fly to your home.

The Trip Cost Includes

5 nights at 5 star hotel
Round trip flight tickets
Buffet breakfast and lunch
Sightseeing as shown with an expert English-speaking guide who is knowledgeable in Biblical history.
All entrance fees.
Airport transfers
All local taxes for food, accommodations and transportation.

The Trip Cost Excludes

Passport and visa fees
Travel insurance
Tips for guide
Laundry
Personal spending

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About Author

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Mustafa Tatar

I was born in Turkey and I have my own travel agent for more than 30 years in Kusadasi, Turkey. We operate tours to different cities and places such as Ephesus, Seven Churches and more.

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