Seven Churches Tour

Duration

5 Days

Max People

30

Difficulty

Easy

Tour Type

Tour with accommodation

Overview

Take part in this mystical journey following in the footsteps of St. Paul and the visions of St. John the Apostle as you explore the Seven Churches of Revelation along the Western side of Turkey. Immerse yourself in a rich blend of ancient Greco-Roman marvels and Christian architecture.

On your journey you will visit the historical highlights of Smyrna, Thyatira, Pergamon, Sardis, Philadelphia, Laodicea, and Ephesus. Marvel at the architectural splendor of Pergamon’s Asklepion, the mystical aura of the Red Basilica, the Gymnasium and Synagogue of Sardis, and the iconic Library of Celsus and the massive theater of Ephesus.

You will experience vibrant Turkish cuisine by tasting the flavors of the region during pleasant lunch breaks. In Pamukkale, heal your body and soul in the natural mineral water, one of the natural beauties of the region.

In addition to these enriching experiences, our tour offers optional excursions such as the Pamukkale Balloon Tour, which offers a breathtaking aerial perspective, and a tranquil boat trip upon request. Book now for an unforgettable adventure where spirituality is seamlessly intertwined with history and culture.

 

Included/Excluded

  • Depending on your program 4-nights' accommodation
  • Pamukkale hotel with B-D
  • Izmir hotel with breakfast
  • Transport by A/C car
  • Tickets according to the program
  • Transfers from/to Hotel/Airport
  • Tour Guide
  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
  • The entrances of San John and the house of Virgin Mary
  • The optional excursions Balloon, Dervishes etc....
  • Kusadasi hotel (because of the people staying) depends on your request
  • Lunchs during the tour itinerary will be proposed by your guide

Tour Itinerary

Sunday Day 1: Pick up from Izmir Hotels or Airport 📌

1st Day Sunday: Arrival from Destination to Izmir
We find the Izmir airport, our transfer waits at the door where you leave. Transfer from airport to hotel for 30 minutes.

Monday Day 2: Visits Pergamum-Thyatira-Sardes-Philadelphia 📌

2nd Day Monday: The views
Early from morning to morning, we travel through Pergamum. Where we will visit the place of Asclepius. It will be the first church of 7 apocalypse churches. We learn how they have received, and we will also read the message of St. John. We continue through Thyatira (Akhisar). It is a town in the province of Manisa. There were a lot of people. Because it was a great point of finding many crossed streets. Now, the remains of the church remain where we learn the story of Jezebel. It's not far, our next stop will be Sardes. It was the capital of the Kingdom of Lydia, where we found the oldest synagogue in the Aegean region. There was a large community of Jews, a part of Jews became Christians. We finished our day with the visit of Philadelphia (Alaşehir), its meaning is friendship. They remain for us, the pillars of the church of Thyatira. To sleep and take advantage of the thermal pools, we continue our route through Pamukkale.

Tuesday Day 3: Pamukkale Region 📌

3rd Day Tuesday: The Pamukkale Region
Optionally, we have a balloon visit at dawn. We visited 2 places that are so important, a city called Hierapolis. It was advanced in the Roman period. Where we see the travertines and Cleopatra's pool. And its theater with a good view of the entire valley. And our goal was to visit Laodicea, where the Jewish community existed. And later, where the Christians dominated.

Wednesday Day 4: Famous Ephesus 📌

4th Day Wednesday: Famous Ephesus
We left through the Ephesus Region, where Saint Paul attempted his speech for the inhabitants of Ephesus. We are going to see the largest theater in the province of Asia Minor. We will visit the streets, fountains, temples, and we will feel where the apostles walked. Optionally, you can visit the tomb of Saint John and the house of Virgin Mary where she lived for a period of her life. On this day, we will have a chance to go to the leather shop. When we return to Izmir, we will visit the church of St. Polycarp who was the student of St. Paul and was protector of the city of Smyrna. Accommodation in Izmir.

Thursday Day 5: End of our Services 📌

5th Day Thursday: End of Service
Depending on their flight, people who have the short program. They will transfer from hotel to airport. For people who want to add 3 more relaxing days in a hotel next to the Aegean Sea, you can add a sea vacation as well. People who have the reservation until Sunday, free time. Sunday, according to your flight we will transfer from Hotel to Airport.

  • star ratingWe really enjoyed our trip to Pergamon Asklepion and Acropolis It eas a great experience Erman our tour guide was fantas - We really enjoyed our visit to Pergamon Asklepion and Acropolis
    Beautiful views, rich in history.
    The lunch was fantastic true Turkish cousine.
    Erman our guide was the kindest and very knowledgeable.
    He took his time to explain the history behind all the places and sites we visited.

    avatar thumb Celso T
    November 16, 2023

    star ratingEphesus Tour  - I was picked up promptly in Izmir and driven to and from Ephesus by an experienced driver. Erman was an excellent guide with a wealth of knowledge of all things to do with Ephesus and other nearby archealogical sites.

    avatar thumb Callum M
    November 18, 2023
  • star ratingHistorical tour - Our tourist guide was not quite engaging during the whole tour and quite difficult to understand her narrative. But she was pleasing and personable.

    avatar thumb dralfredo
    November 16, 2023

    star ratingBook with confidence, wonderful trip! - Fantastic trip to Ephesus! Tour guide- Esra, was on time, kind and well spoke about the places we visited. Van was new, clean, and the driver took very good care of us. Took us for a lunch stop, which was very good food. Trip is worth the money. Book with confidence!

    avatar thumb ocptmicpt
    November 25, 2023
  • star ratingAwesome time - Thank you Selim for the awesome tour last Sunday 19Nov. Selim was knowledgeable and had lots of stories to tell. He was patient and was thorough in his explanation. I would truly recommend Selim!

    avatar thumb cloudsahoy
    November 21, 2023

    star ratingAmazing ! - It was an excellent tour! We had a lot of fun and a lot of swimming. There was no problem in the pick-up and drop-off part.

    avatar thumb FarAway29869417508
    November 21, 2023
  • star ratingGreat day out - Our tour guide Esra is very knowledgeable and incredibly friendly. We had a smaller tour group which always great because it gave us the flexibility to ask questions and move around more freely. We were in no way rushed and were given ample time to view all the sites. All in all, an incredible day out and I really would recommend.

    avatar thumb wayde v
    November 20, 2023

    star ratingA must to visit if you come to Ephesus thank you! Great blessing  - Thank you for this fantastic tour!
    It was definitely worth visiting the Virgin Mary’s House and Basilica of St John
    A great blessing to have visited.

    avatar thumb Celso T
    November 17, 2023
  • star ratingVery good tour of ephesus with our guide Esra. Would reccomend the tour. Very interesting and included virgin mary, lunch ( not great) and a trip to a pottery factory.

    avatar thumb Paul A
    November 26, 2023

    star ratingJourney through time to Asia Minor’s ancient empire… - Well managed, punctual and comfortable tour. Our lovely guide, Esra, was knowledgeable, amicable and engaging. Ephesus itself naturally needs no endorsement because it’s, well, Ephesus. Land of gods, warriors, scholars, priests and royalty

    avatar thumb DominionSon
    November 25, 2023
  • star ratingViews and warm water was amazing but don’t expect blue water as we see in pictures.our guide tour selim was very knowledgeable and helpful

    avatar thumb 622salmaw
    November 21, 2023

    star ratingExcellent tour experience - Turkish people are very friendly. I love how they communicate with us.
    My friends and I had an excellent tour experience. We did a lot of shopping and walked around the stone houses. We recommend this tour to everyone!

    avatar thumb morgane j
    November 21, 2023

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    September 21, 2023

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