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The Seven Churches of Revelation
 

 


Holiday Length: 09 days
Departs: Selected Saturdays
Start City: Istanbul 

End City: Istanbul
Holiday Type: Coach tour

 

Follow the footsteps of the apostles on this 9 day tour that will take you from Istanbul to the Seven Churches of Revelation, mentioned in the Bible's Book of Revelation by the apostle John.  After visiting the main highlights of Istanbul and Gallipoli, travel along the Aegean Coast where you will visit the Seven churches of Ephesus, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, Smyrna and Loadicea before finishing in Izmir from where you will fly back to Istanbul.


ITINERARY                          
Day 1 - Saturday

Istanbul

  Upon your arrival in Istanbul you will be met by a representative before transfer to your hotel.  Spend the rest of the day at leisure.
   
Day 2- Sunday
Istanbul
 

After breakfast at the hotel embark on a guided tour to Topkapi Palace, St. Sophia, Blue Mosque and the Spice Bazaar.  The day ends with an overnight stay in Istanbul. (B)

Optional: dinner with a Turkish Show is available

   
Day 3- Monday
Istanbul - Gallipoli - Canakkale
  After breakfast at the hotel drive to Gallipoli and visit Anzac Cove, Nek, Chunuk Bair, Lone Pine and the 57th Regiment Memorial before crossing the Dardanelles.  Overnight stay in Canakkale.  (B,D)
   
Day 4- Tuesday
Troy – Pergamum - Kusadasi
  After a hotel breakfast drive to legendary Troy - site of the Trojan War and the infamous wooden horse.  Crossing the Ida mountains to Pergamum where you will visit the Acropolis.  Continue through Smirne before checking into the Kusadasi hotel. (B,D)
   
Day 5- Wednesday

Ephesus - Kusadasi

  After breakfast take a short drive to Ephesus and Sirince, followed by the opportunity to discover the rich history behind local handicrafts like hand made carpets and tiles.  Return to Kusadasi for overnight stay. (B,D)
   
Day 6- Thursday
Smirne - Thyatira
  In the morning drive to the modern town of Akhisor, on the site of the old Lydian city of Thyateira.  This was one of the towns where Christianity spread rapidly and it was one of the Seven Churches of the Apocalypse.  Return to Kusadasi for overnight. (B,D)
   
Day 7- Friday
Pamukkale – Hierapolis - Loadicea
  Morning drive to Pamukkale through the fertile plain of Meander and visit the ancient city of Hierapolis as well as an afternoon visit to Laodicea, situated 7 kms from Pamukkale and site of one of the Seven Churches of Asia Minor.  Overnight in Pamukkale. (B,D)
   
Day 8- Saturday
Pamukkale - Philadelphia - Sardis - Izmir - Istanbul
  Morning drive to Philadelphia (Revelation 3: 7-13) then continue to Sardis (in the New Testament Rev 2: 18-29).  During the visit to Sardis, the capital of the ancient Kingdom of Lydia, see a Roman era synagogue, a well preserved gymnasium and other ruins (Rev 3: -6).  Arrive at Izmir airport for your flight to Istanbul.  Overnight in Istanbul. (B)
   
Day 9 - Sunday
Istanbul
  After breakfast at your hotel transfer to the airport for your flight out of Turkey. (B)
 
   
INCLUSIONS






  • Arrival transfer at Istanbul Ataturk airport and departure transfer to Izmir airport
  • Hotel accommodation in a mixture of 4/5 or Special Class hotels
  • Meals as indicated
  • Professional English speaking tour guides
  • luggage handling in the hotels & local taxes
  • Museum Entrance fees
  • Flight from Izmir to Istanbul
NOTE
From day 6 you will travel in a small size group with a different guide.


 

 

  

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