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Turkey Tour 12: BIBLICAL EPHESUS – SEVEN CHURCHES OF REVELATION

Tour Code:T.P.T Tour 12

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Duration:3 Days/2 Nights
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Highlights:

Ephesus, LAodicia, Sardis, Philedelphia, Thyatira, Pergamon, Smyrna

TOUR ITINERARY

DAY 1 EPHESUS AND LAODICIA

Ephesus, one of the Seven Church of Revelation. Visit to St John Basilica and the last abode of Virgin Mary at Mount Solmissos. Visit to the old Greco- Roman city of Ephesus, most important of the ‘’Seven Churches of Asia Minor’’, where St. John brought Mary in fulfillment of his pledge to Jesus to protect her, she is believed to have taken into heaven. After lunch , continue to Laodicia. Overnight stay in Pamukkale. (L,D)

DAY 2 PAMUKKALE, SARDIS AND PHILEDELPHIA AND THYATIRA

In the morning, we visit the ancient city of Hierapolis home of Philip the Evangelist. Have a break at the calcium terraces of Pamukkale later on proceed to Philedelphia. Philedelphia ( Alasehir), the youngest of the ‘’Seven Church of Revelation’’, visiting the still standingremains of an early church and the city walls lunch on the way. In the afternoon visit, ancient city and ruins of the famous church of Sardis the ancient Lydian capital. Later on the remains of the church of Thyatira than drive to Pergamon where we overnight stay.(B,L)

DAY 3 PERGAMON

Departure after breakfast for Pergamon (Bergama), the place where wrote St John to the church of Pergamon , ‘’Satan’s throne is sited. Visit the Church of Pergamon , the red- court, Acropolis, after lunch; having a look to the carpet co- operation center to see how the Turkish carpets are made by hand. We drive to Smyrna (Izmir), recipientof a letter from St Paul praising the early believers for their faithfulness. At the end of the tour, transfer to the Izmir Airport (B/L) end of our services.

Bblical References

Antakya ( Antioch) : Acts 6:5; 11:19-30 13:1-3 15:1-2,22-35

Seleucia Pieria : Acts 13:4

Tarsus : Acts 9:11,30,11:25.21-39,22:3,25-29

Derbe : Acts 14:6,20-21,16:1,20:4

Lystra : Acts 14:6-23 16:1-4 II Timothy 3:11

Konya ( Iconium) : Acts 13:51;14:1-6,19;16:2, II Timothy 3:11

Antioch of Pisidia : Acts 13:14-52, II Timothy 3:11

Antalya ( Attalia) : Acts 14-25

Perge ( Perga) : Acts 13:13-14;14:25

Myra : Acts 27:5-6

Patara : Acts 21:1-2

Miletus : Acts 20:15-38 II Timothy 4:20

Colossae : Acts Colossians

Hierapolis : Acts Colossians 4:13

Assos : Acts 20:13-14

Alexandaria Troas : Acts 16:8-11, 20:5-12

II Corinthians 2:12-13

II T imothy 4:1

What is included?

  • Arrival, departure airport transfers and the ground transportation.

  • Transportation in non- smoking mini/midi bus with Professional English speaking guide and experienced driver.

  • All of the excursions mentioned in the schedule

  • All of the meal mentioned in the itinerary (B- breakfast, L- lunch, D- dinner)

  • Entrance to the various sites

  • Services charges and local taxes

What is not included?

  • Tip to staff, items of a personal natüre

  • Drinks with meals ( except the drinks served with breakfast)

  • International flight tckets

  • Hotel Accomodation

 

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