Tour name: Seven Churches of Revelation
Duration: 3 Days / 2 Nights
This tour departs Izmir daily* and operates on a private basis
PRICES ON REQUEST
Day 1 : Izmir – Pergamon – Thyatira – Izmir: Greeted at Izmir Airport (ancient name Smyrna (Rev 2:8-11.). Journey to Pergamon’s (Rev. 2:12-17), ancient acropolis, home to the Altar of Zeus and the Roman medical center of Asklepion, then drive to Akhisar and to Thyatira (Rev. 2:18-29; Acts 16:14) a city of artisans’ guilds in St. Paul’s time. Return to Izmir for overnight. (B, L)
Day 2 : Ephesus & Virgin Mary’s House – Pamukkale: This morning we explore Ephesus with its expansive synthesis of Greco-Roman and Christian remains (Ephesians; Rev 1:11: 2:1-7: Acts 18:19-28: 19:1-4). It was the home of St. Paul between 54 and 57 AD. Nearby we visit the Virgin Mary’s House on a wooded hilltop where it was miraculously discovered. Finally we stop at the restoration of St. John’s Basilica where, according to legend, he was buried before continuing to Pamukkale, the white “Cotton Castle” lime cascades of the Roman spa, Hierapolis. Enjoy a leisurely bath in the warm mineral waters of your hotel’s pool. (B, L)
Day 3 : Hierapolis – Laodicea – Philadelphia – Sardis – Izmir: After breakfast we visit Hierapolis, Philip the Evangelist’s home. We will tour the extensive necropolis, churches and baths then stop at nearby Laodicea (Rev. 3:14-22: Col 2:1:4:13-16). Then we drive to Philadelphia (Rev 3:7-13) in Alasehir, a favourite city of Paul and John. We visit Sardis (Rev. 3:16) with its beautiful gymnasium and marble paved synagogue. A tour representative will escort you to the airport or hotel in Izmir. (B)
- Tour operates on a private basis only, available daily from Izmir.
- Inclusions: Hotels with private facilities (as stated or similar standard equivalents), meals listed (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner), professional English speaking guides, air-conditioned vehicles, luggage handling, local taxes and service charges, arrival and departure transfers from and to Izmir Airport on first and last day of tour.
- Hotels (or similar): Deluxe Category: Crown Plaza (Izmir), Pam Hotel (Pamukkale); First Class Category: Ontur (Izmir), Pam Hotel (Pamukkale)
- All rates are in Australian dollars unless otherwise stated