Seven Churches of Revelation Tour in 7 Days
- 7 Days
- Private Tour
- All Year Round
The Seven Churches of Revelation Tour in 7 Days is a unique opportunity to follow in the footsteps of the Apostle John and explore the locations of the seven churches mentioned in the opening chapters of the Book of Revelation. During this tour, you will visit the modern-day cities of Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamon, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, and Laodicea, all of which are located in the country of Turkey. These ancient cities were home to thriving early Christian communities and were visited by the Apostle John as he carried out Jesus’ command to “write on a scroll what you see and send it to the seven churches.”
Seven Churches of Revelation Tour
On this tour, you will have the chance to explore the historical and cultural sites of each of the seven cities, gaining a deeper understanding of their significance in the early Christian Church. These cities were home to thriving early Christian communities and played a central role in the spread of the gospel. You will visit churches, museums, and other landmarks related to the Seven Churches of Revelation, allowing you to delve deeper into this important period in Christian history. Whether you are a seasoned traveler or a first-time visitor to Turkey, this tour is sure to be an enriching and memorable experience. You will have the opportunity to learn about the rich history and culture of these ancient cities and to gain a greater appreciation for the important role they played in the early Christian Church. This tour is a unique chance to follow in the footsteps of the Apostle John and to explore the locations of the Seven Churches of Revelation in a way that is both educational and enjoyable.
Christian Pilgrimage in Turkey
Turkey is a country rich in biblical history and is home to a wealth of biblical sites. In fact, more than 60% of all places mentioned in the Bible can be found in Turkey, making it a unique and important destination for Christian travelers. Often referred to as the “Second Holy Land,” Turkey was an important center of early Christianity and played a key role in the spread of the gospel. It was here that the Apostle Paul ministered and where the Seven Churches of Revelation were located. These churches, mentioned in the opening chapters of the Book of Revelation, were visited by the Apostle John as he carried out Jesus’ command to “write on a scroll what you see and send it to the seven churches.” Today, these ancient cities in Turkey offer a rich and fascinating history for travelers to explore.
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The price listed is based on a per-person rate for a minimum of four adults participating in the tour. This indicates that if there are fewer or higher than four adults, the cost may be different. You can fill out the inquiry form to get your customized itinerary and rates.
Day 1Istanbul – Half Day City Tour
Welcome to Turkey! Upon arrival at Istanbul Airport, you will meet your guide and be transferred to your hotel. After checking in, our journey will begin in Istanbul, the unique and vibrant city located on two continents. During your time in Istanbul, you will have the chance to visit some of the city’s most famous landmarks, including St. Sophia, the Blue Mosque, and the Hippodrome. These iconic sites offer a glimpse into Istanbul’s rich history and cultural heritage, and provide a fascinating introduction to your tour. We will also have the opportunity to learn about the chariot races and Byzantine riots that took place at the Hippodrome, adding an exciting historical dimension to our visit. At the end of the day, you will retire to your hotel for a comfortable and restful overnight stay in Istanbul.
Day 2Istanbul – Fener & Balat Tour
The Fener & Balat Church Tour in Istanbul is a unique opportunity to explore the rich history and cultural heritage of two neighborhoods located on the historic peninsula of Istanbul. Fener and Balat are home to a number of churches and other religious sites that offer a glimpse into the city’s long and diverse history.
The tour begins with a visit to the Church of St. George, one of the oldest surviving Byzantine churches in Istanbul. Built-in the 4th century, this beautiful church is a testament to the city’s rich Christian heritage and is a must-see for any visitor to Istanbul.
Next, we will visit the Church of St. Mary of the Mongols, a beautiful 13th-century church that was once the seat of the Patriarch of Constantinople. We will also have the opportunity to explore the colorful streets and markets of Fener and Balat, learning about the history and culture of these vibrant neighborhoods.
As we continue our tour, we will visit the Church of St. Stephen of the Bulgars, a stunning 19th-century church that was built to serve the city’s Bulgarian community. We will also have the chance to visit the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, the spiritual center of the worldwide Orthodox Christian community.
The Fener & Balat Church Tour in Istanbul is a truly unique and enriching experience that offers a glimpse into the rich history and cultural heritage of these fascinating neighborhoods. Whether you are a seasoned traveler or a first-time visitor to Istanbul, this tour is sure to be a highlight of your trip.
Day 3Istanbul – Half Day Bosphorus Tour
After a delicious breakfast, your tour will begin with a visit to the Spice Bazaar, a colorful and vibrant market filled with the sights and smells of exotic spices and other traditional Turkish products. You will have the chance to browse the stalls and sample some of the local treats, learning about the history and culture of this iconic market.
Following the Spice Bazaar, you will embark on a Bosphorus Cruise, taking in the stunning views of Istanbul from the water. The boat is not private, so you will have the opportunity to share the experience with other travelers.
After the tour, you will be transferred to Istanbul Airport for your flight to Izmir. Upon arriving in Izmir, you will be transferred to your hotel for an overnight stay. Izmir is a vibrant and dynamic city with a rich history and cultural heritage, and you will have the opportunity to explore its many attractions and landmarks during your stay.
Day 4Smyrna – Thyatira – Pergamon
In the morning, embark on a journey to the historic city of Smyrna, which was mentioned in the Bible as one of the Seven Churches in Asia Minor. While there, take in the sights of the ancient ruins and learn about the city’s rich history. In the afternoon, continue to Thyatira, another one of the Seven Churches, and explore the remains of a Basilica and other artifacts from the Roman period. Afterwards, make your way to Izmir for an overnight stay.
Day 5Sardis – Philadelphia – Pamukkale
Start the day with a hearty breakfast before setting off for Sardes, a city that was home to one of the Seven Churches referred to in the Bible. From there, a journey to Philadelphia, a city founded in 2 BC by King Eumenes that was also home to one of the Christian congregations mentioned by St. John. After exploring Philadelphia, continue on to the stunning region of Pamukkale, known for its petrified waterfalls. Take some time to watch the sunset over this natural wonder before settling in for the night in Pamukkale.
Day 6Laodicea – Ephesus – House of Virgin Mary
Begin the day with a visit to Hierapolis, a city known for its rich history and cultural significance. Afterwards, head to Laodicea before continuing on to Ephesus. In Ephesus, pay a visit to the final residence of the Virgin Mary, who is said to have spent her last years there. Then, take a tour through the ancient city to see the old synagogue, the theatre where St. Paul is believed to have preached, the Library of Celsus, and other notable landmarks. At the end of the day, make your way to Kusadasi for an overnight stay.
Day 7Istanbul – Departure
After enjoying breakfast, it’s time to check out of the hotel and make your way to Izmir Airport. From there, catch a flight to Istanbul, your next destination. As the tour comes to an end, take with you fond memories of all the sights and experiences you encountered along the way.
How can I change the tour itinerary?
Customizable itineraries where you may choose transport, stay & sightseeing as per your taste & comfort. The tour program listed is representative and may completely change to suit your wishes. Feel free to say hello to us!
What are the hotel options?
Hotels options are 4*, 5*, and 5*+. Only hotels with guest ratings of 4.5+/5 are used in our tours, and your accommodation satisfaction is our priority. You can also book your own hotel. Feel free to say hello to us! Our operation team will create a personalized tour plan as you wish.
I have already booked my hotel or don’t want accommodation.
You can stay in any hotel you want. If you let us know the hotel you want, we can create a package with accommodation in that hotel. But also, we can provide you with the package only for airport transfers and tours. Feel free to say hello to us! Our operation team will create a personalized tour plan as you wish.
What is the difference between Private and Regular SIC Tours?
Private tours only include your group, your guide, and your driver. We offer the most personalized and intimate experience for you and your friends/family in a private tour! Regular SIC tours stand for Seat-in-Coach Basis Tours, which means you will share an air-conditioned coach or van with other tourists and you will have an English-speaking tour guide to take you to all the scenic spots listed in the itinerary that day. While the prices of private tours may vary according to the number of people, the prices of regular tours are fixed.
What languages are available for tours?
Our private tours are operated in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, and Japanese. Feel free to contact us for any other languages.