• 8 Day Seven Churches of Revelation Tour
  • 8 Day Seven Churches of Revelation Tour
  • 8 Day Seven Churches of Revelation Tour
  • 8 Day Seven Churches of Revelation Tour
  • 8 Day Seven Churches of Revelation Tour
  • 8 Day Seven Churches of Revelation Tour
  • 8 Day Seven Churches of Revelation Tour
  • 8 Day Seven Churches of Revelation Tour
  • 8 Day Seven Churches of Revelation Tour
  • 8 Day Seven Churches of Revelation Tour

Tour overview

We will take you on a journey of Istanbul and 7 biblical churches located within the Aegean Region in that will give you a chance to witness the history of humankind from religion perspective. Here is a great opportunity to see Istanbul and 7 Churches in Asia Minor during an amazing 8 day trip. 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Istanbul Old City, Hagia Sophia, Chora Museum, 7 Churches of Revelation, Smyrna, Pergamon, Ephesus, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, Laodicea, Izmir.

Itinerary

Welcome to Turkey Istanbul Airport. Meet with TravelShop Booking staff and transfer to your hotel & check in. You will be given your room key and the rest of the day is yours to explore Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul.

VISITED PLACES

Istanbul

(Breakfast included)

After breakfast between 08:00 am and 09:30 am pick up from hotel. Final timing one day before will be given you by your tour consultant. Visit to HAGIA SOPHIA GRAND MOSQUE: The Hagia Sophia, previously known as the Church of Divine Wisdom, is simply the best of its kind! Hagia Sophia is the greatest surviving example of Byzantine Architecture. For 1000 years it was once the largest church in the world, decorated with stunning 6th century golden mosaics. Today it is a mosque. Than visit UNDERGROUND CISTERN which is thought to have been built after the Nika revolt in 532 AD. It was known as the Basilica Cistern during the Roman period, as there was a Stoa Basilica above the pre-existing one at the time. HIPPODROME Ancient Hippodrome, the scene of chariot races, with the three monuments; the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine. Lunch break at 13:00 pm. After the lunch, Murtis Tour will take you to the GRAND SPICE BAZAAR which is a unique atmosphere with reasonable prices for your shopping. Here you will find; Exotic Spices and Herbs, Turkish Baklava, Turkish Delights, Turkish Coffee, nuts and fruits, small souvenirs such as Ceramic Handicrafts, Evil Eyes totems, all naturel olive oil, soaps and many other goods in Souvenir Shops and stores. Short drive to CHORA MUSEUM, church of Saint Savior in Chora, which has remarkable Byzantine mosaics. After the tour, transfer back to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.

VISITED PLACES

Istanbul

(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)

Transfer from hotel to Istanbul Airport for flight to Izmir. Upon arrival in Izmir, we proceed to Thyatira, now called Akhisar, another one of the Seven Churches of Asia [Rev. 1:11; 2:18 - 24; Acts 16:14]. It was a city famous for purple dyes. We visit the remains of a basilica and some architectural fragments from the Roman period. Lydia, the seller of purple in Philippi, was from Thyatira. In the afternoon, we enjoy a panoramic ride of Smyrna, the third largest city in Turkey and second one of the seven Christian churches in Asia Minor to which St. John the Divine wrote (Revelation l - 11). Smyrna is a city scarred with a bloody history of trade and warfare. We ascend to Mount Pagus where we visit the Citadel of Lysimachus, commander of Alexander the Great, erected in the 4th century BC. We will also see the Clock Tower. Check in at the hotel for dinner. Overnight in Izmir.

VISITED PLACES

Istanbul Izmir

(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)

After breakfast we drive to Pergamum, actually called Bergama. It is one of the sites of the Seven Churches of Asia [Rev. 1:11; 2:12]. Here, we explore the impressive Acropolis, the steepest theatre in the world. Then the Asklepion, famous medical center of classical times, see the Altar of Zeus, which mentioned, as the «Throne of Satan» in the book of Revelation, the marble columns of the Temple of Trajan. Moreover, The Library, which was foremost in the world and was long a rival of the equally famous Library of Alexandria in Egypt. Its wealth of volumes was estimated at over 200,000. It inspired the invention of parchment. After the tour drop back to your hotel. Overnight in Izmir.

VISITED PLACES

Izmir Bergama

(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)

Today we depart early in the morning to visit one of the most picturesque areas of any of the Seven Churches of Asia [Rev. 1:11; 3:1 - 4]. Sardis, presently Sart. This was the capital of the ancient Lydian kingdom of the 6th century BC, portrayed as a dying church. We visit the great Temple of Artemis and the Temple of Cybele, which became a Byzantine Church. We will also visit the restored gymnasium and reconstructed Synagogue. We also see the last several meters of the royal Persian Road from Susa to Sardis built by Cyrus the Great and the «golden» river Pactolus. Lunch break will be given en route.Then we continue our journey to Philadelphia, nowadays called Alasehir, another church of the Seven Churches of Asia [Rev. 1:11; 3:7], and the only church not censured. There we see the remains of a Byzantine basilica built of brick, with a bit of high arch and some 11th century frescoes. We drive to the healing city of Hierapolis, actually Pamukkale, the white «cotton fortress» where hot mineral water bursts from the earth and cascades over steep cliffs forming pools, channels and stalactites. The therapeutic waters were known to the founders of Hierapolis and of Laodicea in 190 BC. In Hierapolis [Col. 4:13], we visit the Martyrium of the Apostle Philip where he martyred during the persecutions ordered by Domitian. Watch the sunset over the petrified waterfalls. Check in at hotel for dinner and overnight in Pamukkale.

VISITED PLACES

Pamukkale Sardis

(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)

Today we depart early in the morning to visit Laodicea before continuing to Ephesus. Laodicea (present name Denizli) yet another of the Seven Churches of Asia Minor [Rev. 1:11; 3:14; Col. 2:1; 4:13 - 16]. We see the ancient theatre, the remains of basilica and ancient stone water pipes. We visit the Gate of Domitian, the Arcadian Way, the 2nd century AD Theatre, the Nymphaeum, the Temple of Apollo, the Plutonium and the Necropolis. After that drive to Ephesus to visit the ancient city of Ephesus. The Apostle Paul preached to the Ephesians and lived here for three years. This church also received an epistle from him. We tour the spectacular ruins where excavations are still continue in this once great and important city, which was founded in the 10th century BC. Walk through history along marble streets lined with wonderful public buildings, among them the Baths of Scholastica, the Library of Celsus, the Temple of Hadrian and the Theatre. The Temple of Artemis of the Ephesians, another of the seven wonders of the ancient world, was built in this city. We visit The House of Virgin Mary where she spent her latest years. Overnight in Kusadasi.

VISITED PLACES

Kusadasi Ephesus

(Breakfast included)

Transfer to the Izmir airport for the flight to Istanbul. Arrival and transfer to the hotel. Free time at leisure. Overnight in Istanbul.

VISITED PLACES

Istanbul Izmir

(Breakfast included)

After breakfast pick up from your hotel and transfer to Istanbul Airport for your flight back home. We hope your tour was a memorable one and we would like to see you in the future in one of our tours again. Have a nice trip back home and thanks for choosing Travel Shop Turkey.

VISITED PLACES

Istanbul

Routes

Included

3 nights hotel in Istanbul - Pullman Hotel or Ramada Hotel Golden Horn

2 nights hotel in Izmir - Karaca Hotel

1 night hotel in Pamukkale - Pam Thermal Hotel

1 night hotel in Kusadasi - Comfort Ada Class Hotel

PS: If This hotel list not available at the time of your booking then we will arrange similar other hotel for your group.

8 Day Seven Churches of Revelation Tour Accommodation 8 Day Seven Churches of Revelation Tour Accommodation 8 Day Seven Churches of Revelation Tour Accommodation

Professional English - speaking tour guides

7 breakfasts

4 lunches

4 dinners

Transportation in a fully air - conditioned, non - smoking coach

Arrival transfer from Istanbul Airport

Hotel to Airport Transfer in Istanbul

Arrival transfer from Izmir Airport

Return transfer to Izmir Airport

Return transfer to Istanbul Airport

8 Day Seven Churches of Revelation Tour Transport 8 Day Seven Churches of Revelation Tour Transport 8 Day Seven Churches of Revelation Tour Transport

Guided Istanbul City Tour

Guided Smyrna Tour

Guide Thyatira Tour

Guided Pergamum Tour

Guided Sardis Tour

Guided Philadelphia Tour

Guided Pamukkale Tour

Guided Laodicea Tour

Guided Ephesus tour

All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary

Please check the information below before your departure

1-    International & Domestic Flight Tickets

2-    Covid-19 PCR Test

3-    Tour Itinenary

4-    Confirmed Documents are sent by us to include Hotel reservations etc.

5-    Domestic Flight Tickets if any (Please check your title/name spelling printed correctly)

6-    Passport Validation Terms

7-    Visa if needed (check before your trip for the dates on your visa)

8-    If visa needed, please ask us for invitation letter to ease the visa application process

9-    Flight details for on time Airport transfer services

10- Observe the luggage limitation by Airlines for domestic flights if any

11- Obtain emergency contact details from our office 

If you have any further information that is not listed above, please contact us by the details below:

Please email us at [email protected]

Excluded

International flights

Domestic Flight tickets from Istanbul to Izmir

Domestic Flight tickets from Izmir to Istanbul

Please Note: Domestic flight price for adult travelers is approximately Euros: 50,00 for one way and for under 2 years old, approximately Euros: 20,00 as an insurance policy.

Insurance

Istanbul

1001 Nights Dinner Show

Bosphorus Dinner Cruise

Whirling Dervishes Show

Isfanbul (Vialand) Tour

Turkish Bath Tour 

Istanbul Aquarium Tour

Guided Istanbul Prince's Island Tour

Guided Istanbul Miniaturk Museum and Shopping Tour

Guided Istanbul Dolmabahce Palace Tour

 Kusadasi

Boat Tour

Turkish Bath Tour 

 Pamukkale

Hot Air Ballooning

Paragliding

Rafting

Whirling Dervishes Show

Turkish Bath Tour 

City tax

Turkey entry visa

Personal expenses: Extras at hotel or additional meals

Tipping: Tips for guides and drivers

Insurance: All types

Any others expenses which are not mentioned in the "included" section

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