This tour package will give you opportunity to explore the locations of the Seven churches of Revelation. The modern country of Turkey is home to all seven of the churches mentioned in the opening chapters of Revelation. The Book of Revelation is the last book in the New Testament. While the rest of the New Testament is made of narratives and instructional letters, Revelation is an apocalyptic work. It consists of visions, predicts future dramatic events, and uses a great deal of symbolic language. Interpretation of the Book of Revelation is a task that has kept biblical scholars busy for centuries.
Day 1 Ephesus and Laodicea : Ephesus, one of the "Seven Churches of Revelation". Visit to St. John Basilica and the, Last abode of Virgin Mary at Mount Solmissos. Visit to the old Greco-Roman city of Ephesus, most important of the "Seven Churches of Asia Minor", where St. John brought Mary in fulfillment of his pledge to Jesus to protect her, she is believed to have taken into heaven. After lunch, continue to Laodicea a Crossroads of the ancient world .Overnight stay in Pamukkale. (L, D)
Day 2 Pamukkale, Sardis and Philadelphia and Thyatira : In the morning, we visit the ancient city of Hierapolis home of Philip the Evangelist. Have a break at the calcium terraces of Pamukkale later on proceed to Philadelphia. Philadelphia (Alasehir), the youngest of the "Seven Churches of Revelation", visiting the still standing remains of an early church and the city walls Lunch on the way. In the afternoon visit, ancient city and ruins of the famous church of Sardis the ancient Lydian capital. Later on the remains of the church of Thyatira than drive to Pergamon where we overnight stay. (B/L/D)
Day 3 Pergamon : Departure after breakfast for Pergamon (Bergama), the place where, wrote St. John to the church of Pergamon, "Satan´s throne is sited. Visit the Church of Pergamon, the red-court, Acropolis, after lunch; we drive to Smyrna (Izmir), recipient of a letter from St Paul praising the early believers for their faithfulness. Visiting to St. Polycarp Church and a short tour of the city at the end of the tour, transfer to the Izmir Airport... (B/L).end of our services.
The cost of the tour is 700 euro per person
TOUR PRICE INCLUDES
Accommodations in three or four stars hotels based on double occupancy. Single occupancy surcharge.
Professional English speaking guide throughout the tour.
Breakfast (B), Lunch (L) and Dinner (D) as indicated in the itinerary.
All sightseeing and admission fees.
Two airport transfers, plus all in country transport in new air-conditioned buses.
TOUR PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDES :
Passport and visa fees.
Tips to local drivers and guides.
Meals other than the included ones.
Drinks and beverages.
Travel and Medical Health Insurance.
Any other item not specifically mentioned as being included