Seven Churches of Revelation Tour From Istanbul 3 Days 2 Nights
Enjoy visiting seven churches of the revelation in Asia Minor with professional oriented guide
Understand and learn about the importance of the seven churches
Day 1 (Pergamum, Thyatira, Smyrna) (Lunch)
Early morning you will have transfer from your hotel in Istanbul to the airport for the flight to Izmir (60 min). Upon arrival to Izmir, meet your tour guide and drive to Pergamum. There you'll explore the impressive Acropolis, the actual ancient city and see the Altar of Zeus. Later continue to Asklepion, the famous medical center of classical times, you'll also visit the Red Basilica (St. John’s Church) then continue the drive to Thyatira, now called Akhisar. There you'll see the remains of a basilica and some architectural fragments from the Roman period. Upon driving back to Izmir you'll enjoy a panoramic ride of Smyrna, the third largest city in Turkey and one of the sites of the Seven Churches of Asia. Overnight in Izmir
Day 2 (Izmir, Sardis, Philadelphia, Laodicea, Hierapolis ) (Breakfast-Lunch)
Today you'll depart early in the morning to Sardis where you'll visit the great temple which became a Byzantine Church later. You will also visit the restored gymnasium and the Synagogue. Then you'll continue the journey to Philadelphia. There you'll see the remains of a Byzantine basilica built of bricks, with a bit of high arch and some 11th-century frescoes. Afterward, we drive to the healing city of Hierapolis where hot mineral water bursts from the earth and cascades over steep cliffs forming pools. There you'll visit the Martyrium of the Apostle Philip. Then in Laodicea, you can walk the ancient streets of the city and see the ancient structures. Overnight in Pamukkale.
Day 3 ( Ephesus / Istanbul Flight) (Breakfast-Lunch)
After breakfast, check out from your room and start for full day Ephesus. There you walk through history along marble streets lined with wonderful public buildings such as the Baths of Scholastica, the Library of Celsus, the Temple of Hadrian and the Theatre. Later we drive to the House of the Virgin Mary where she spent her last days and the assumption took place. After that, you visit the Basilica of St. John and the Temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.
End of the tour, you will be transferred to Izmir airport for the flight to Istanbul ( 60 min ). Upon arrival to Istanbul airport you will be greeted to transfer your hotel.
Services Included The Fee
Domestic flight tickets
Daily breakfasts (except Day 1)
Licensed tour guide
Transportation by air-conditioned minivan
Admission tickets to historical sites
Services Not Included In The Fee
Tips for the guide and driver
Anything specified as included
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