Early Christianity in Turkey Istanbul & Seven Churches Jewish Heritage

Seven Churches of Revelation

Day 1. Arrive IZMIR. Meet our Guide and transfer to your central city Hotel. Izmir (ancient SMYRNA) was the second of the seven Christian churches in Asia Minor to which St. John the Divine wrote (Revelation l-11). Dinner and overnight. BD

Day 2.
City sightseeing of Izmir, then proceed to PERGAMUM (Bergama). Visit the Acropolis with its pagan temples and Altar of Zeus which is mentioned as the Throne of Satan. Continue to the healing center, Aesclepion. In the afternoon proceed to THYATIRA, another of the Seven Churches. See the remains of a Basilica and other ruins from the Roman Period. Return to Izmir for overnight. BD

Day 3.
After breakfast depart for SARDIS, another of the Seven Churches mentioned by St. John. Continue to PHILADELPHIA, another of the Christian congregations, and a city built in 2 BC by King Eumenos. Continue to PAMUKKALE (Hierapolis). Watch the sunset over the petrified water-falls. Overnight in Pamukkale    BD

Day 4. Visit HIERAPOLIS and then LAODICEA before continuing to EPHESUS.See the final abode of the Virgin Mary where she spent her last years. Tour thorough ancient Ephesus to see the old synagogue, the theater where St. Paul preached (Acts 10), the Library of Celsus and other sights. Later return to Yzmir for dinner and overnight.   BD

Day 5.
After breakfast, board your luxury motor coach for a return transfer to IZMIR Airport  Some time for duty free shopping, return flight home, arriving the same day with fresh memories and souvenirs. BL

Arrival and departure airport transfers
Accommodation in specified category
Meals as mentioned (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
Museums and sites entry fees
Transportation in non-smoking a/c coach with professional English (other languages are possible)  speaking guide and professional driver.
Sightseeings as mentioned in tour plan.


International or domestic flights, portage at airports, drinks, tips to guide and driver and items of a personal nature. Domestic flights with associated transfer are optional and extra if needed; overnight coach transportation price is included in the tour price.