Religious Tours

9 DAYS SEVEN CHURCHES OF THE REVELATION AND ISTANBUL
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Title

9 DAYS SEVEN CHURCHES OF THE REVELATION AND ISTANBUL

Duration

9 Days

Description

Day 01 Depart from USA

Flight to Istanbul

Day 02 Arrive Istanbul Airport

Our professional tour guide will meet you at the airport. Transfer to the hotel. Afternoon Boat Tour along the Bosphorus to visit both Asian and European shores of Istanbul. Dinner and overnight in Istanbul. (D)

Day 03 Istanbul

You will have full day Istanbul tour which is the Roman Hippodrome Square, Blue Mosque with its beautiful blue tiles, St. Sophia, built by Constantine the Great and reconstructed by Justinian in the 6th century, one of the world’s greatest architectural marvels and a designated World Heritage site, Topkapi Palace, the Imperial Residential Palace of the Ottoman sultans between the 16th and 19th centuries and the oldest and largest of the remaining palaces in the world. Then visit the Istanbul Archaeology Museum. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight in Istanbul. (B, D)

Day 04 Istanbul – Troy – Alexander Troas (Acts 16:8-11; 20:5, 6, II Tim. 4:13 II Cor. 2:12) – Assos

Early in the morning, we will drive to Canakkale. Cross the Dardanelles Strait by car ferry. Proceed to Troy to see the legendary city and the replica of the Wooden Horse. Then will drive to Alexandria Troas founded by Alexander the Great. Paul visited here at least twice. Then drive to Assos, this Hellenistic city where Paul rejoined His companions. Dinner and overnight in Assos. (B, D)

Day 05 Pergamon (Rev. 1:11; 2:12) – Thyatira (Acts 16:14, Rev. 1:11; 2:18-24) – Smyrna (Rev. 1:11; 2:8)

After breakfast we will leave for Pergamon. Visit the Acropolis with the steepest theatre of the ancient world and theTemple of Trajan. Then visit the Red Basilica which was an Egyptian Temple, later converted to a church in the 1st century. It is also considered as one of the Seven Churches of the Revelation. In the afternoon will continue to Izmir; dinner and overnight in Izmir. (B, D)

Day 06 Sardis (Rev. 1:11; 3:1-4) – Philadelphia (Rev. 1:11; 3:7) – Pamukkale

After breakfast we will drive to Sardes; capital of the ancient Lydia where first coin of the world is invented. See the ruins of the 1st century than continue to Alasehir to see the 1st century Philadelphia Church which is another one of the Seven Churches of the Revelation. Dinner and overnight in Pamukkale. (B, D)

Day 07 Laodicea (Col 2:1; 4:13-16, Rev. 1:11; 3:14)-Colossae (Col. 1:2) – Aphrodisias – Kusadasi

After breakfast we will start our morning tour of Pamukkale, noted ancient spa, where pure white travertine’s forms frozen waterfalls. Drive to Aphrodisias, the city of the Goddess of Love, see the well preserved stadium, the Odeon, the theater and the agora. Than continue to Kusadasi. Dinner and overnight in Kusadasi. (B, D)

Day 08 EPHESUS (Acts 18:19-24; 19:1-35; 20:16-17; 21:29, 1 Cor. 15:32; 16:8, I Tim. 1:3 II Tim. 1:18; 4:12, Rev. 1:11, 2:1) – Kusadasi

After breakfast will visit the famous ancient city of Ephesus, the Ephesus Archaeological Museum and the Basilica of St. John. Then visit of the House of Virgin Mary is optional. Dinner and overnight in Kusadasi. (B, D)

Day 09 Departure Back

Early transfer to the Izmir Airport for departure. Flight the Istanbul and then USA. (B)

Contact Us

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