Biblical Tour of Turkey

Tour Summary

Duration:

4 Days/3 Nights

Route:

Smyrna – Pergamon – Thyatira – Sardis – Philadelphia – Ephesus – Hierapolis – Laodicea

Departure:

Guarantee departure Everyday

Description:

This is a 4-Day Biblical Tour of Turkey to discover the Seven Churches of Revelation including Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamon, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, and Laodicea. Be amazed by the magnificent Acropolis of Pergamon, stroll through the streets of ancient Ephesus, heal in the thermal pools of Pamukkale, and visit Hierapolis, once the largest necropolis in Roman Empire. This tour is customizable for your all travel needs and includes a personal professional guide with qualified knowledge of Biblical sites and Christianity in Turkey.

RATES
Available on request

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Smyrna / Pergamon

Arrive in Kusadasi or Izmir Airport and meet your guide. Drive to former Smyrna (current day Izmir) to visit the St Polycarp church. Then to Pergamon, the city described as having the throne of Satan,

was “praised for its martyrdom and perseverance but those who hold false teachings are criticized” (Rev. 2:12-17). Here you will see the Acropolis, Greek & Roman Temples as well as the theatre built into the steep hillside. After visits transfer to the hotel in Izmir. (Lunch) Day 2 : Thyatira/ Sardis/ Philadelphia

After breakfast drive to Thyatira, “praised for its increasing faith and service, but criticized for its tolerance of Jezebel, an immoral women who calls herself a prophetess” (Rev. 2:18-29). Then to Sardis, “The church of Sardes is described as dead, and it must wake up. However, there are some who have not “soiled their clothes.”” (Rev. 3:1-6). End the day with a visit to ancient Philadelphia, known for its variety of temples and worship centres. “The church of brotherly love that endures patiently” (Revelation 3:7-13). After drive Kusadasi where you will stay overnight.(Break

fast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 3: Ephesus / Mass in the House of Virgin Mary

Join mass held in the House of the Virgin Mary (Only available on Sundays), a pilgrimage site for many people of all denominations. We then visit Ephesus, which was the most influential capital city of Asia Minor on the Aegean Sea. “Ephesus receives praise for its perseverance, but criticism for forsaking its “first love”” (Rev. 2:1-7). You will explore some of the best-preserved theatres, fountains, and buildings in the world. Finally visit the Basilica of St John, which stands over the believed burial site of St. John, who is identified as the apostle, evangelist (author of the Fourth Gospel), and prophet (author of Revelation). (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 4: Hierapolis, Laodicea

After breakfast, visit the ancient City of Hierapolis as well as the world famous travertine of Pamukkale. Lunch will be eaten on the way. Then take an enjoyable drive to Laodicea located in the Lycus River Valley. “The “lukewarm” church with a faith that’s neither hot nor cold” (Rev. 3:14-22). After visits, transfer to the airport to take a flight back Istanbul (Return flight ticket to Istanbul is not included) or continue the tour to explore other Sites in Turkey. (Breakfast)

unique style of safari allows for a level of adventure that is simply not catered for by traditional companies. We give you the chance to go off and explore the wilds of Africa while maintaining a high level of security and back-up on the ground.

There are few experiences to match the thrill of waking up in your own private camp/room, with not a soul for miles around you, in some of the most sensational locations in the world.

ACCOMODATION: Tourist Class                                   

ISTANBUL      ASKOC HOTEL                              Bed & Breakfast

IZMIR               BLANCA HOTEL                             Half Board

KUSADASI      MARINA HOTEL                             Half Board

PAMUKKALE   TRIPOLIS HOTEL                           Half Board

Whats Included

•             Bed and breakfast accommodation

•             Airport transfers in A/C vehicles.

•             Professional guide services

•             Entrance fees

•             Transportation

•             Meals where mentioned

Whats not included

•             International airfare

Flights Options:

Turkish Airlines

Flight No          Route                                       timing

TK 608      Nairobi  to Istanbul  1035 1700

TK 607      Istanbul to Nairobi   0050 0725

•             drinks and other personal items

•             Tips for guide, drivers & hotel staff

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