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From Izmir: 7 Churches of Asia Minor 5 Days/4 Nights Tour

From Izmir: 7 Churches of Asia Minor 5 Days/4 Nights Tour

From US$ 639 per person

See firsthand the 7 churches of Asia Minor, referenced in the Bible's Book of Revelation on this 5 days/4 nights tour. Gain insight into the world of John the Apostle on this guided tour.

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Duration 5 days
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Pickup is available from your hotel in Izmir city center.
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore all 7 of the Churches of Asia Minor as described in the Book of Revelations
  • Dive deep into the history of Christianity on a Bible oriented small group tour
  • Walk through many of the finest ruins of the ancient Greek and Roman world
  • Stay at a 4-star hotel with meals
  • Enjoy the convenience of full transfer to and from your hotel and between sites
Full description

Set off a Bible-oriented multi-day trip to the 7 churches of Asia Minor, including Pergamum, Sardis, and Laodicea. Immerse yourself in the history of Christianity as you explore Greek and Roman ruins. Stay in 4-star hotels during your tour and enjoy breakfast, dinner, and transportation included.

Day 1: Arrival in Izmir

Enjoy the convenience of being picked up at Izmir airport and driven directly to your hotel. Relax for the evening with dinner at your hotel. Day 2: Izmir, Pergamon, Thyatira, Izmir

After breakfast, drive to Pergamum, mentioned in the New Testament as one of the 7 Churches of Asia Minor. Visit the Acropolis of Pergamum, an amphitheater perched dramatically atop a steep hill.

Stop at the Asklepion, a famous medical center during the classical era. See the Altar of Zeus, which John the Apostle referred to as the “Throne of Satan.” Walk among the marble columns of the Temple of Trajan.

Continue to Thyatira, another of the Seven Churches of Asia. Known in ancient times for its purple dyes, Thyatira is also the city where St. Lydia once lived. As you make your way through the city, you’ll have the chance to see ruins from Roman times.

Enjoy a panoramic ride through Smyrna, the third largest city in Turkey and one of the sites of the Seven Churches of Asia. Return to the hotel for dinner and some rest. Day 3: Izmir, Sardis, Philadelphia, Laodicea, Hierapolis

Depart to Sardis, now known as Sart was portrayed in the Book of Revelations as a dying church. Visit the Temple of Artemis and the Temple of Cybele. Continue to Philadelphia, now known as Alasehir, another of the Churches of Asia and the only church not censured.

Visit Laodicea the last of the seven churches. Drive to Hierapolis, a city known for its therapeutic springs. See the Pamukkale or 'Cotton Fortress', the travertines, and the terraces. Stay overnight in a Thermal Hotel in Pamukkale. Day 4: Pamukkale, Ephesus, Kusadasi

Drive to Kusadasi and visit the ancient city of Ephesus. See the Basilica of St. John, which received an epistle from the apostle Paul who lived in Ephesus for 3 years. Tour the spectacular ruins where excavations still continue in this once great and important city founded over 2 millennia ago.

Take a trip back in time as your walk along the marble streets lined with wonderful public buildings such as the Baths of Scholastica, the Library of Celsus, the Temple of Hadrian, and the Theatre. See the Temple of Artemis, one of the 7 wonders of the ancient world.

Visit the House of the Virgin Mary, a house said to have been the Virgin Mary’s home in her final years. Afterward, enjoy dinner at your hotel in Kusadasi. Day 5: Kusadasi , Izmir

Your tour comes to a close as you are picked up from your hotel in Kusadasi and then transferred to the Izmir airport.

Includes
  • A Bible-oriented tour
  • Tour guide
  • Accommodation in 4-star and boutique hotels
  • 4 breakfasts and 4 dinners
  • Private airport transfers
  • Transportation in a private air-conditioned vehicle
  • All entrance fees to the sites mentioned in the itinerary
  • Personal expenses
  • Drinks and meals outside of those mentioned
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
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Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 5 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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Very good script, Spanish guide Gonca very attentive and kind. Very good itinerary and hotels. It was so worth it. Only one point of attraction in Izmir, Church under Polycarp's tomb, I would have liked to have visited and it was not possible. But, I continue to trust GetYourGuide and their good service and attention to customers and the products they buy.

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August 3, 2022

Melih was our guide and well inform on the subject. The tour was a rushed at times and being an older couple, we struggled to keep up with the pace. A lot of time was wasted at silk and leather factories and the feeling was that some monetary kickback was involved in possible sales. Less time should be spend there and the guide should protect his guests against overzealous salesmen

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July 28, 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.

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September 20, 2020

Product ID: 203008