Seven Churches of Revelation Tour

Code: SCT-P001
5 DAYS - 4 NIGHTS
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Overnight Place:
3 nights Kusadasi, 1 night Pamukkale. Seven Churches of Revelation: 4 nights – 5 days

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Day 1: Departure

We will meet you at the Izmir Airport and depart for the visit of ancient Smyrna; poor and persecuted, the church at Smyrna suffered amidst prosperity for its refusal to worship the Roman Emperor. This proved to be the last stronghold of Christianity in Asia Minor. Home of the great second century Bishop Polycarp Pergamumwho was burned alive at the age of eighty-six. Continue to Pergamum; a most memorable experience will be Pergamum, with its acropolis and Great Theatre, the steepest of the ancient world. Revelation 2:12-16 describes the city as "where Satan's seat is", a reference to the altar of Zeus, where we pause for reflection on the fulfillment of Scripture. Nearby, visit the Red Basilica; once a pagan temple, it later converted into a Christian church. Finally, walk through the Asclepion, the famous medical center of antiquity. Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Izmir.

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Day 2

Depart for the visit of Thyatira; was once a busy trading center and famous in dyeing of purple clothes. Thyatira is one of the Seven Churches mentioned in Revelations tolerated the false prophetess, Jezebel (Rev. 1: 11; 2: 18-29). Travel to Sardis, another of the Seven Churches of Revelation. Jesus told Sardis, "I know thyworks, that thou hast a name, that thou livest, and art dead"(Rev. 3: 1-6). Coins were minted and the dyeing of wool originated in Sardis. You will be impressed by the massive scale of the Temple of Artemis, by the white marble Royal Road, by the gymnasium, and by the synagogue.
Visit the site of Philadelphia also one of the Seven Churches of Revelation (Rev. 3: 7-13). Christ told those who overcame that He would write upon them "the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is New Jerusalem." (Rev.3: 12) Today, not much is left to mark the spot. You will see an ancient wall and the remains of a Byzantine basilica. Dinner and overnight in Pamukkale.

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Day 3

After the breakfast at the hotel, depart for the visit of Hierapolis; an ancient city of pagan cults, Hierapolis or "holy city" was evangelized by Paul and Epaphras. The Apostle Philip lived and is said to be buried here. Pamukkale, or "cotton castle" is a spa and resort center with its hot springs and cascading limestone pools. Col. 4:12-13. HierapolisThe Christians of Laodicea, one of the Seven Churches, (Rev. 3: 14-22) were chastised for being lukewarm, "You are neither cold nor hot" (Rev. 3: 15), and for being too comfortable incorporating pagan and Christian beliefs. In the famous scripture from Revelation (3: 20-21), Jesus says to the Laodicean church: "Behold, I stand at the door and knock...". Today, there are many acres of ruins to see, including the stadium and columned streets and a chance to witness the newest axcavations in Laodicea. Dinner and overnight in Kusadasi.

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Day 4

Full day tour of Ephesus; Ephesus is one of the Seven Churches of Revelation (Rev. 1: 11). In ancient days, Ephesus was a bustling port town of 250,000, graced with wide, colonnade bordered streets. The St. Paul's first visit to Ephesus was brief - during his second missionary tour (Acts 18:19-21).His second visit lasted about three years - during his third missionary tour (Acts 19:1 to 20:31). Luke's account of the worship of Diana appears in Acts 19:34-35.
The Great Theatre (stadium) mentioned in Acts 19:29-31 could seat 25,000 people. Walk the marble-paved street with grooves made by chariot wheels. See the Fountain of Trajan, the Library of Celsus, and the Great Theatre with a capacity of 24.000 spectators. Visit the Chapel of the Virgin Mary (Double Church), where the Third Ancient Council convened.
Continue to visit the Basilica of St. John; early tradition associated John, the disciple of Jesus, the author of the Gospel of John and the Book of Revelation with the city of Ephesus. As early as the 4th or 5th century a Christian church was built over a simple grave, supposedly the grave of St. John. In the 6th century Emperor Justinian had an impressive domed basilica built to replace the earlier church. The church, known as the Church of St. John the Theologian, is located on Ayasuluk Hill, which can be reached by a street leading up from the center of the town called Selcuk.
Visit the Museum of Ephesus for an up-close look at artifacts from the ancient city. Dinner and overnight in Kusadasi.

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Day 5

END OF TOUR
Transfers to Izmir airport for your flight home.

 

Tour Prices (Per Person)

for parties of 2 people 399 US$ P.P.
for parties of 3 people 384 US$ P.P.
for parties of 4 to 5 people 374 US$ P.P.
for parties of 6 to 8 people 364 US$ P.P.
for parties of 9 to 10 people 354 US$ P.P.
for parties of 11 to 15 people 334 US$ P.P.

What is included

  • Airport Transfers in Istanbul & Izmir,
  • Round-trip domestic flight tickets between Istanbul and Izmir
  • Transportation by private van with A/C,
  • Professional licenced guide (English),
  • Entrance fees,
  • Lunch in a traditional Turkish local restaurant

What is excluded

  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • tips to driver and tour guide

Discounts & Supplements

  • Prices are per person and there is no hidden cost.
  • A minimum of 2 pax per booking is required. If you are solo traveller, We could charge 2 people price.
  • There is 50% children discount for ages between 06-09. We do not charge for ages between 00-05.
  • The tour language is English. You may ask to have another languages speaking guides which will depend on availibility. It is charged extra
    The tour language is English. You may ask to have another languages speaking guides which will depend on availibility. It is charged extra 45,00 US$ per day for the other languages guided.

How Can I Book This Tour ?

  • Please fill the booking request form at the right of that page and post us online.
  • We will response your request within 12 hours and send you an official booking & credit card authorization form for your deposit (15%) payment.
  • Your tour will be confirmed by LexusTravel after you paid deposit of your tour amount and we will send your confirmation document / vouchers.

Payment Policy

  • We request min 15% deposit for certain reservation and this payment should be while booking of tour plan.
  • The payment of balance can be cash to guide or can be with credit card at the end of tour.
  • We accept MasterCard, Visa for your payments by credit card.

Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel at least 3 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is full refund of your payment.
  • If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is no refund.
  • If cruise ship cancel the stop in Kusadasi port, there is full refund of your payment.

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