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Ephesus, Turkey
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Duration

3 days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

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About this tour

Join us on a Seven Churches of Revelation Tour in 3 Days, as we follow in the footsteps of the Apostle John and explore the locations of the seven churches mentioned in the Book of Revelation. Over the course of three days, you’ll visit the modern-day cities of Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamon, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, and Laodicea, all located in Turkey. These ancient cities were home to vibrant Christian communities in the early days of the faith, and were visited by John as he carried out Jesus’ directive to “write on a scroll what you see and send it to the seven churches.” This tour offers a unique opportunity to learn about the history and significance of these important sites.

Seven Churches of Revelation Tour

On this tour, you’ll have the chance to delve into the history and culture of each of the seven cities, gaining a better understanding of their significance in the early Christian Church. These cities were home to thriving Christian communities and played a vital role in the spread of the gospel. You’ll visit churches, museums, and other landmarks related to the Seven Churches of Revelation, giving you the opportunity to learn more about this important period in Christian history. Whether you’re an experienced traveler or new to Turkey, this tour is sure to be a rewarding and memorable experience. You’ll have the chance to learn about the rich history and culture of these ancient cities and appreciate the important role they played in the early Christian Church. This tour offers a unique opportunity 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 informative and enjoyable.

Christian Pilgrimage in Turkey

Turkey is a country with a rich biblical history and a wealth of biblical sites. In fact, more than 60% of all the 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 a significant center of early Christianity and played a crucial role in the spread of the gospel. It was in Turkey 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 travelers a rich and fascinating history to explore.

Are you interested in spending even more time exploring the rich history and cultural significance of the Seven Churches of Revelation? Consider joining our 7-day tour, which will take you on a deeper journey through these ancient cities in Turkey. You’ll have the opportunity to fully immerse yourself in the history and culture of each of these important sites, gaining a more complete understanding of their significance in the early Christian Church. Whether you’re a seasoned traveler or a first-time visitor to Turkey, this tour is sure to be a rewarding and unforgettable experience.

Looking for a personalized and intimate vacation experience? Our private tour options offer the perfect solution. Start at affordable prices and our private tours are designed specifically for you and your group, with no other tourists included. You’ll have the flexibility to customize your tour to your specific preferences, with the help of our expert operation team. Plus, you’ll have a dedicated guide or driver to ensure a seamless and enjoyable experience. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to explore your dream destination in the most intimate and personalized way possible. Simply fill out our inquiry form to receive your special offer and start planning your dream vacation today.

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.

Highlights

  • Ephesus
  • House of Virgin Mary
  • Basilica of John
  • Laodicea
  • Sardis
  • Philadelphia
  • Thyatira
  • Pergamon
  • Smyrna

Included/Excluded

  • Lunch
  • Airport-Hotel Return Transfers, Private Basis,
  • Activities mentioned in the itinerary below,
  • Local Taxes.
  • Accommodation
  • Flights,
  • Personal Expenses,
  • Tips to the driver and the guide

Itinerary

Upon arriving at Izmir airport (around 08:30), you'll be picked up and taken to Ephesus, one of the "Seven Churches of Revelation". Visit the St. John Basilica and the Last abode of the Virgin Mary on Mount Solmissos. Afterward, explore the old Greco-Roman city of Ephesus, the most important of the "Seven Churches of Asia Minor" and a place where St. John brought Mary to fulfill his promise to Jesus to protect her. According to tradition, Mary was taken into heaven from this location. After lunch, continue on to Laodicea, a crossroads of the ancient world. At the end of the day, you'll have an overnight stay in Pamukkale.

In the morning, we'll visit the ancient city of Hierapolis, home of Philip the Evangelist. After that, we'll take a break at the calcium terraces of Pamukkale, then continue on to Philadelphia (Alasehir), the youngest of the "Seven Churches of Revelation". There, we'll visit the still-standing remains of an early church and the city walls. We'll have lunch on the way, then in the afternoon, we'll visit the ancient city and ruins of the famous church of Sardis, the ancient Lydian capital. Afterward, we'll see the remains of the church of Thyatira and then drive to Pergamon, where we'll spend the night.

After breakfast, we'll depart for Pergamon (Bergama), the location where St. John wrote to the church of Pergamon, stating that "Satan's throne is sited." We'll visit the Church of Pergamon, the red-court, and the Acropolis. After lunch, we'll visit a carpet co-operation center to learn about how Turkish carpets are made by hand. Then we'll drive to Smyrna (Izmir), a city praised by St. Paul for the faithfulness of its early believers. At the end of the tour, you'll be transferred to the Izmir Airport.

Languages

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Frequently asked questions

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!

Hotels options are 4*, 4*+, 5*, and 5*+. Only hotels with a google score 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.

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.

Private tours only include your group (up to 13 people), your guide and driver. We offer the most personalized and intimate experience for you and your friends/family! 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.

Tour start and end locations are stated above. If you want to transfer from a different place, feel free to say hello to us! Our operation team will create a personalized tour plan as you wish.

Our Regular SIC Tours are operated in English. Exceptional languages like Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese and other languages might be organized as a private guided tour with your personal guide. Feel free to say hello to us! Our operation team will create a personalized tour plan as you wish.

You can make your payments by cash, bank transfer or credit card.

You can directly contact us to make a booking for any tour listed on our website or for your personalized tour requests.

If you can't find the tour or activity you want, feel free to say hello to us! Our operation team will create a personalized tour plan as you wish.

Yes, we have been a fully licensed tour operator in Turkey since 2011 and giving service all over Turkey. Feel free to say hello to us! Our operation team will create a personalized tour plan as you wish.

Ours headquarter is in Istanbul, and we have branches in Cappadocia and Ephesus.

Tour's Location

Ephesus, Turkey

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Turkey Travel Agency & Tour Operator
Jeffrey B.
17/05/2022
The tour in itself was awesome. An Christian Pilgrim should have this on their to do list. This is an under valued experience. This turned into a private tour, which I was told it was not going to be. The Thermal Hotel and the Resort Hotel were excellent accommodations. I wanted an option to stay in a cheaper hotel the first two nights. The business hotel was the low light of the tour.
Turkey Travel Agency & Tour Operator
Alakana G.
16/04/2022
Trip was excellent.Very good Tour guide was so good .He explained fell.Friendly..hotel and resort were good!!
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