One of our most popular tours Dates: The trip will depart regularly throughout the year This private group tour will feature some of the high spots of Turkey’s Christian history including the 7 Churches of Revelation. The group will 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 popular sites in these famous cities.
You will be picked up from your hotel or the airport for your daily tour to Ephesus. Your tour will include these sites: Ephesus famous with its Temple of Artemis and magnificent library. Following by lunch your tour will continue by visiting St. John Church and Virgin Mary’s House. After the tour you will be transferred back to your hotel or airport. You can 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, then west to Iconium (modern day Konya) and then towards Pisidian Antioch (modern day Yalvac) before heading 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 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 Extenstion / Ephesus Extension / Antalya Extension The tour follows the general outline of Acts 13 & 14. Read Acts 13 & 14 here
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October 28-31, 2020 Join a small group tour with your guides Jason Borges and Cansu Ozer to explore the history of early Christians in the magical land of Cappadocia. Jason Borges (PhD candidate, Durham University) lives in Cappadocia, where he conducts history trainings on Byzantine architecture and monasticism for tour guides and hosts the website CappadociaHistory.com. Cansu Ozer is an premier tour guide in Cappadocia, having researched the region and translated academic books into Turkish. Full tour days are on Thursday and Friday, with a half day on Saturday. You will see the Dark Church, Keslik and Selime Monasteries. Explore Ihlara Valley, Pasabaglari (Fairy Chimneys), Zelve Open Air Musuem (houses carved in rock, Seljukian Mosque and remains). You'll also visit Goreme Open Air Museum (rock cut churches, frescos, monastery), Kaymaklı Underground City, Guzelyurt, Avanos and Soganli Valley. The tour involves a considerate amount of walking each day along rocky paths, so appropriate shoes are recommended. Please inquire if you have any mobility concerns that may affect your participation. Price: $490 per person $40 additional if you are not a Museum Pass Card holder $140 additional if you would like round trip domestic flights for Cappadocia included Group will form with a minimum of 7 people. If the group minimum is not reached, you will be notified of the cancellation and your payment will be refunded in full to you. If local government restrictions or lockdowns due to Covid prevent the tour, full refunds will be issued. Reservations are open to expats in Turkey. Optional Programs in Cappadocia: Whirling Dervish Ceremony: $65 per person Hot Air Balloon Ride: 6o Minutes: $220 per person 90 Minutes: $330 per person Horseback Riding Sunset Tour: 1 Hour: $60 person 2 Hours: $90 per person