Welcome to the “Seven Churches of Revelation and Istanbul” tour, a journey steeped in history and spiritual significance. Over the course of seven days, you will traverse the beauty and mystique of Istanbul before embarking on a pilgrimage to the Seven Churches of Revelation.
The tour combines the allure of Istanbul’s grandeur with the spiritual gravitas of the ancient churches mentioned in the Bible’s Book of Revelation. It’s not just a trip, but a voyage through time, traversing layers of history, culture, and spirituality.
Day 1: Arrival and Acclimatization in Istanbul
Day 2: Sightseeing in Istanbul with a Guided Tour
Day 3: A Day of Spice Bazaar and Bosphorus Cruise in Istanbul
Day 4: Journey from Istanbul to Ephesus via Izmir
Day 5: Exploration of Pamukkale, Sardis, Philadelphia, and Thyatira
Day 6: Cultural Immersion in Pergamon and Return to Istanbul
Upon your arrival in Istanbul, we’ll welcome you and transfer you to your hotel. Depending on your arrival time, we can suggest various excursions and sightseeing opportunities to make the most of your free time. You’ll spend the night in Istanbul.
Your day starts with a tour of the historic Sultanahmet district. Highlights include the Topkapi Palace, the Hippodrome, and a visit to the Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque. End your day at the world’s oldest covered market, the Grand Bazaar. Overnight in Istanbul.
Fly from Istanbul to Izmir, followed by a transfer to Ephesus. Visit the Artemis Temple, the Ancient City of Ephesus, the House of Virgin Mary, St. John’s Basilica, and the last of the seven churches of Revelation, Laodicea. Overnight in Pamukkale.
Hotel checkout and transfers to Istanbul’s airport for your return flight.
From the bustling streets and grand palaces of Istanbul to the echoes of ancient civilizations in Ephesus and Pergamon, this trip has been a chronicle of times past, faith, and human accomplishment. As you prepare for your departure from Istanbul, may the memories of this journey accompany you, not just as stories of places visited, but as experiences lived and felt.
Hotel accommodation in the category of your choice.
Sightseeing tours on a regular group basis (private basis on request).
Licensed tour guide assistance during the sightseeing tours.
Main entrance fees to all sites visited as per the itinerary.
Fast-track entries to the museums and natural parks.
Meals as indicated in the itinerary.
Deluxe air-conditioned vehicles for tours and airport transfers.
Domestic land and air transport between each destination.
Taxes and handling service.
24/7 support during your trip.
Please note that the specific details of inclusions may vary depending on the package and any additional services you may have requested.