Day 1: ISTANBUL to IZMIR (SMYRNA) (By Flight)

Early Morning arrival in Izmir Airport or pick up from your Hotel in Kusadasi/Izmir. Izmir is the third largest city in Turkey In Paul's day, Izmir was known as Smyrna, is the second church of the Seven (Smyrna, Rev. 2:8-11). Here we will see the Polycarp's Church and the ancient agora, which is the oldest church in ancient Smyrna. Then, drive to Pergamon is the third church of the Seven (Rev. 2:12-17), a center of education and the arts, which possessed one of the greatest libraries of antiquity. Visit, Asclepion; one of the foremost medical centers of classical times. Then continue to the Church of Thyatira the fourth church of the Seven (Rev. 2:18-29; Acts 16:14), a city of artisans guilds during St.Paul’s time. At the end of the day return to Izmir.  Dinner & Overnight in Izmir. (L&D)


After breakfast, you will be picked up from your Hotel and depart for the House of Virgin Mary. The belief that the Virgin Mary had spend her last days in a house in the vicinity of Ephesus and that she had died there. The next visit, St.John’s Basilica, which stands over the believed burial site of St.John, who is identified as the apostle, evangelist (author of the Fourth Gospel) and prophet (author of revelation). Lunch will be served at a nice local restaurant in the area. After lunch, visit Ephesus Antique Site, is the first church of the Seven (Rev. 2:1-7), and one of the best-preserved Greco-Roman City in the world, the cradle of early Christianity and the Grand Theater with 24,000 seat capacity, where St.Paul preached. Continue to Laodicea, the seventh church of the seven and a crossroads of the ancient world, (Rev.3:14-20), to visit the existing remains of the Cathedral. After visits, drive to Pamukkale for overnight. Dinner & Overnight at a Thermal Hotel in Pamukkale. (B/L/D)


After breakfast check out from your Hotel and visit the ruins of Hierapolis, meaning "Sacred City," was an ancient center for pagan cults until it was transformed into a Christian center in the first century. You will enjoy touring the beautiful snow, white ‘frozen waterfalls’ baths, theatre, main streets, gates and Necropolis. In the afternoon visit, Philadelphia, the sixth church of the Seven, was referred to as the "New Jerusalem" (Rev. 3:7-13) in the Book of Revelation, yet today, not much is left of the city except for the ancient wall and the remains of a Byzantine basilica in the modern city of Alasehir. Continue to Sardis, the fifth church of the Seven  (Rev. 3:1-6), We'll visit its beautiful gymnasium and marble paved synagogue. Transfer to the Airport or Hotel. End of our services. (B&L)
  • Flight from Istanbul to Izmir
  • Hotels Accommodation on HB basis
  • Transfers from/to Hotel/Airport/Hotel
  • English Speaking Tour Guide throughout the itinerary
  • Transportation in A/C & non-smoking vehicle
  • Entrance fees to the sites and museums
  • Lunches
  • Local Taxes and Service Charge
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips to the Guide and Driver
  • Beverages with meals
  • Portrages at the Airport/Hotels
  • International Flight

* Itinerary can be customized upon request to suit your specific interest.
* Itinerary can be combined with 4 or more Days with Gulet Cabin Charter upon request.
* Itinerary can be extended with Israel Holy Land Tour upon request.