Turkey, the second holy land. Follow in the footsteps of St. Paul's journeys in Turkey and the Seven Churches of Asia Minor. It includes the religious sites and places such as Pergamum, Philadelphia, Laodicea, , Ephesus, Smyrna, Thyatira, Sardis . A must pilgrimage for all the Christians and true believers.
DAY 1 : Arrival to Istanbul
Arrive in Istanbul Airport, Our representative will meet you at the airport with your name sign and private transfer to the hotel for overnight.
DAY 2 : Full Day Istanbul Tour ( B )
09.00 a.m. We visit the Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, The Blue Mosque, Hippodrome,.Spice Bazaar Overnight.
DAY 3 : Istanbul Tour – Izmir ( B. D )
Visit Grand Bazaar, Underground Cistern and Boat trip on the bosphorus.Transfer to airport for flight to Izmir. Arrival and transfer to your hotel.
Day 4 : PERGAMON – THYATIRA - IZMIR (B, D)
Drive to Pergamum, It is one of the sites of the Seven Churches of Asia [Rev. 1:11; 2:12]. Here we explore the impressive Acropolis, the Asklepieion, f see the Altar of Zeus which is mentioned as the «Throne of Satan» in the book of Revelation, Then we continue our visit to Thyatira, Before we check in at the hotel in Izmir, we enjoy a panoramic ride of Smyrna, one of the sites of the Seven Churches of Asia [Rev. 2:12-17]. dinner and overnight.
Day 5: IZMIR – SARDIS – PHILADELPHIA - LAODICEA – HIERAPOLIS (B, D)
we depart early in the morning to one of the most picturesque areas of any of the Seven Churches of Asia [Rev. 1:11; 3:1-4], Sardis, presently Sart.Then we continue our journey to Philadelphia, nowadays called Alasehir, another church of the Seven Churches of Asia [Rev. 1:11; 3:7], and the only church not censured. We drive to the healing city of Hierapolis, the white «cotton fortress» where hot mineral water bursts from the earth and cascades over steep cliffs forming pools, Proceed to Laodicea [Rev. 1:11; 3:14; Col. 2:1; 4:13-16]. We see the ancient theater, the remains of basilica and ancient stone water pipes.We visit the Gate of Domitian, the Arcadian Way, the 2nd century AD Theater, the Nymphaion, the Temple of Apollo, the Plutonium and the Necropolis. Dinner and overnight in a Thermal Hotel.
Day 6 : EPHESUS (B, D)
Drive to Ephesus visit to the ancient city of Ephesus including the Basilica of St. John. Visit The House of Virgin Mary before drive to Kusadasi Dinner , Overnight
DAY 7 : IZMIR – ISTANBUL ( B )
Transfer to Izmir airport for noon flight to Istanbul. Arrival and transfer to your hotel. Afternoon Free in Istanbul Overnight
Day 8 : HOME (B)
Transfer to Istanbul airport for flight back home.