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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We 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.