Smyrna - Pergamon - Thyatira - Sardis - Philadelphia - Ephesus - Pamukkale - Hierapolis - Laodicea
Day 1 - Fly from Istanbul to Izmir and visit Pergamon
Day 2 - Visit Ephesus, The House of Virgin Mary & Basilica of St John
Day 3 - Visit Laodicea, Pamukkale and Hierapolis
Day 4 - After visiting Philadelphia,Sardis and Thyatria fly back Istanbul
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.
Day 1: Istanbul - Smyrna - Pergamon
Pick up from your hotel in Istanbul and transfer to the airport to take flight to Izmir. After an hour flight, arrive in 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 driven to your hotel in Kusadasi. Check into your hotel and enjoy dinner at the hotel. Overnight in Kusadasi.
Meals: Lunch & Dinner
Day 2: Ephesus - Mass in the House of Virgin Mary - Basilica of St John
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).
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 3: Hierapolis - Laodicea - Pamukkale
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, you will check into your hotel in Pamukkale. Overnight in Pamukkale.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 4 : 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 visits transfer to the airport to take a flight back Istanbul or continue the tour to explore other Biblical Sites in Turkey.
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
3 Nights accommodation in tourist class hotelsAirport transfers with air-conditioned vehiclesServices of English speaking tour guideEntrance fees to the sites and museumsTransportation with air-conditioned, non-smoking vehiclesMeals where mentioned
International airfareDrinks and other personal itemsTips for guide, drivers & hotel staff
Can I book my trip online, or must I do it over the phone?
We do not have an online booking system because most of our services are personalized and different conditions may apply for specific requests. You can call us, send an email, or complete a tour request form so that our Turkey travel specialists can help you to select the best tour for your travel needs. When you submit our tour contact form, one of our specialists will contact you within 24 hours to confirm availability.
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Fill out a customized tour request form that provides us with useful insight on how to design a trip that will suit your travel needs. If you are interested in customizing one of our tour packages, you can email us the name of the tour package and estimated date you have chosen to start the tour.
Can TSC design a customized trip for our group’s interests?
We will gladly work with you to offer a Turkey tour package tailored to your group’s interests. For this, you need to provide us your group details, interests, and travel needs.
Is airfare included in programs? Can I book my international flight through you?
Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point. You can purchase your airfare tickets through the internet or a wholesaler. By booking your own flight, you have more flexibility and control of your choices - in real time.
What type of accommodation do we use?
TSC Travel use hotels situated at excellent locations and close to all amenities. Room types range from double rooms to junior suites, depending on the package of choice. Amenities and facilities may differ from those in South America, North America, Australia or Malaysia.
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beyond a doubt the most competent and knowledgable tour company I have worked with I in thirty years of travel. Every person at TSC is helpful and competent. Taha Ozyavus is the best guide we ever had. If you're planing a trip to Turkey choose the local tour company TSC not the big impersonal tour companies who care more about your money than your experence
Visited October 2014
Had reservations about a tour as usually travel alone, but once on this tour with TSC was extremely happy. The tour was well set out and saw as much as we could with our limited time. The food and hotels were excellent and the information on our tour was informative and educative.
I highly recommend this tour. It is personal and friendly and a small size that means that you have a nice new 'family' while you are traveling.
The price also was excellent for what you got.
Highly recommended and have told friends already TSC is the way to go.
Visited October 2014
Seven Churches of Revelation
Okan Kutlu went out of his way to ensure all of our concerns were looked after as I was not sure how this internet booking and follow thru wold work.
So i called him on Skype and he set up a tour specific to our requirements and was always available to respond to us. mainly by email.
Our tour guide and driver far exceeded our expectations.They knew how to get around to all of the sites listed in the tour plus a few extra that we asked about and always found the most interesting places for lunch.
The hotels we had with all meals were top notch,all the air,land and hotel connections were flawless.(they were always on time at airport,hotels and last day departure back to Istanbul).
We were so pleased with all of the TSC Travel staff that we are now planning a tour to Egypt
next Sept with them.
Visited September 2013