What To Expect
Take an early morning flight to Smyrna (Izmir) or night bus to Kusadasi. Continue to Ephesos (Efes), visit the old Greco-Roman city of Ephesus, the most important of the Seven Churches of Revelation in Asia Minor where St. John brought Mary in fulfillment of his pledge to Jesus to protect her. It is the place where Virgin Mary last lived - specifically Mount Solmissos, from where she is believed to have been taken into heaven.
After lunch, continue to Laodicea (Denizli), a crossroads of the ancient world. Have dinner and overnight in Pamukkale (Hierapolis).
After breakfast, you'll go to visit the ancient city of Hierapolis, home of Philip the Evangelist. Proceed to Philadelphia (Alasehir), the youngest of the Seven Churches of Revelation, pass through the still standing remains of an early church and the city walls. Have lunch along the way.
In the afternoon, visit the ruins of the church at Sardis (Salihli), the ancient Lydian capital holding an important place in mythology. Evening arrival at Thyatira (Akhisar), one of the principal towns from where Christianity was spread. You'll get to visit the ruins of the church.
Late evening drive to Pergamon, where you'll have dinner and stay for the night.
Go to Pergamon (Bergama), the place where St. John wrote to the church of Pergamon on where "Satan's throne is sited." The impressive structures dates back to 339 BC. Pergamon was a health center where methods of treatments such as therapy with music and water, meditation and blood transfusion were first used.
After lunch, drive to Smyrna (Izmir), recipient of a letter from St. Paul praising the early believers for their faithfulness. Visit to St. Polycarp Church. After a short city tour, go on an evening flight or night bus from Izmir to Istanbul.
English speaking professional guide
Museum entrance fees
Half-board accommodation at a 4* hotel
Breakfast and dinner
Lunch during tours
Drinks during meals
Transfers from the bus station to Istanbul hotel at the end of the tour (for Bus Option)
Tips and gratuities
Optional activity costs
Children 2 years old and below are free of charge.
Other languages are available with an extra fee upon request.
The pick-up service via shuttle bus takes approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour.
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