One of our most popular tours This private group tour will feature some of the high spots of Turkey’s Christian history including the 7 Churches of Revelation, as well as visit the main historic sites and major attractions of Turkey. You’ll first discover Istanbul, a city of business frenzy, entertainment, and a wealth of rich culture. Absorb it’s ancient structures, from its mosques to the Roman influenced architecture. The next leg of your journey will take you along the major classical sites of western Turkey where the 7 Churches of Revelation are found, including: Laodiciea and Pamukkale with its thermal pools, Philadelphia, Sardis, Thyatira, Pergamum, Smyrna, and Ephesus. The route will generally follow the text of Revelations 1-3. This is a trip designed to explore some of the most featured regions of Turkey, while giving time and attention to the devotional journey awaiting you at the 7 Church sites of Revelations.
Classical Seven Churches tour is one of our most popular tours This private tour includes the major classical sites of western Turkey where the 7 Churches of Revelation are found, including: Laodiciea and Pamukkale with its thermal pools, Philadelphia, Sardis, Thyatira, Pergamum, Smyrna, and Ephesus. The route will generally follow the text of Revelations 1-3. This is a trip designed to explore some of the most featured regions of Turkey, while giving time and attention to the devotional journey awaiting you at the 7 Church sites of Revelations. Revelation 1-3 (New Living Translation)
Walk in Paul’s footsteps This unique Biblical tour contains the main sites involved in Paul's missionary journeys through modern day Turkey and Greece. You will literally follow the footsteps of St. Paul during this 14 day journey. As you travel, you will also visit each of the Seven Churches of Revelation. The tour begins in Istanbul and ends in Athens, with tours also included of the other popular sites in these famous cities.
Explore everything Ephesus has to offer from the famous Temple of Artemis and magnificent library. The preserved architecture of this historic site will take your breath away as you walk along ancient ruins and roads. If you have interest, continue to a visit to St. John's Church and the Virgin Mary's house, as well. You may select the option to include the cost of round trip flights from Istanbul or other cities when booking.
Walk in Paul’s footsteps Visit the Ancient Sites of Paul’s First Journey This unique Biblical tour is most often operated over 6 days starting in Cappadocia after a stop in Istanbul, and following St. Paul’s travels return during his first missionary journey from Cappadocia west to Lystra and Derbe where little remains today. You'll then head west to Iconium (modern day Konya) and then towards Pisidian Antioch (modern day Yalvac) before going south to the Mediterranean port city of Antalya (Attalia). If you have 3 extra days, the tour could reach as far as Antioch of Syria (actually Modern day Hatay/Antakya in SE Turkey), though the distance and travel to reach here is excessive. We recommend instead spending extra time at the beginning or end of your trip in Antalya on the beach! Hotels used are in the larger towns nearby as a few sites have no modern or ancient remains! This tour can be designed per your desires and timing, just let us know. You may consider extending this trip by adding time in Istanbul or Ephesus using direct flights. See the tour extension details at: Istanbul Extension / Ephesus Extension / Antalya Extension The tour follows the general outline of Acts 13 & 14. Read Acts 13 & 14 here
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DAY 1: ISTANBUL Our tour guide meets you at your hotel at 9:30 drive to Sultanahmet Area ( Old Town ) to see: - Topkapı Palace - Hagia Sophia Mosque - Lunch in a Local Restaurant - Blue Mosque - Grand Bazaar DAY 2: ISTANBUL Our tour guide meets you at your hotel at 9:30 start the tour to visit the following sites: - Eyup Sultan Mosque&Tomb(Eyyub El-Ensari was one of the Sahabes) - The tombs of Sahabes outside the ancient city walls - Lunch in a Local Restaurant - Fatih Mosque - Spice Market DAY 3: ISTANBUL Our tour guide meets you at your hotel at 9:30 start the tour to see: - Suleymaniye Mosque - Dolmabahce Palace - Lunch in a Local Restaurant - Private Yacht in the Bosphorus DAY 4: BURSA Pick up from hotel early in the morning and continue to the carferry at Eskihisar. Enjoying the lovely country and seaside. Drive to Bursa, former Ottoman Capital to see the following sites: -Bursa City Centre -Ulu Camii ( Grand Mosque ) -Uludag Mountain by cable car -Yesil Camii ( Green Mosque ) -Yesil Turbe ( Green Mausoleum ) -Koza Han & The Covered Bazaar ( Silk Market ) DAY 5: ISTANBUL Our tour guide meets you at your hotel at 9:30 start the tour to see the following sites: - Panorama 1453 History Muesum - Çamlıca Hill ( The highest spot of Istanbul) - Lunch in a Local Restaurant - Çamlıca Mosque - Ortakoy District DAY 6: EDIRNE Depart from Istanbul early in the morning to discover Edirne, which was the second capital city for the Ottoman Empire and a gateway of Turkey which opened to the western world. You will discover various mosques, fortresses, and bridges, all of which have strong histories. We will visit the following sites in Edirne: - Selimiye Mosque - Old Mosque - Uc Serefeli Mosque - Tower Gate in the city center. - Tunca River - Beyazit Kulliye and Health Museum. After that, we finish our tour at Meric River and bridge and return to Istanbul.