AEGEAN TOURS, Inc.
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http://www.aegeantours.com aegeantours@aegeantours.com

SEVEN CHURCHES OF THE REVELATION
6 DAYS/5 NIGHTS LAND TOUR
Everyday of the Year.

 

DAY 01
Izmir
Arrive in Istanbul Ataturk International airport. Connect a domestic flight to fly Izmir. Arrive in Izmir Adnan Menderes airport. Meet and transfer to your hotel. Visit the Church of St. Polycarp which is the oldest church in ancient Smyrna, it symbolized the community of the Seven Churches of the Apocalypse. Then visit Alexander the Great’s “Velvet Castle” overlooking the bay of Izmir. Overnight is in Izmir.

DAY 02
Izmir - Pergamon - Izmir
After breakfast drive to Pergamon, visit the Red Basilica, the Acropolis, where the steepest theater of the ancient world, the Asclepion, the world’s first medical center. Return to Izmir . Overnight is in Izmir. (B)

Day 03
Ephesus - Izmir
Full day visit to the unforgettable remains of Ephesus, the House of Virgin Mary, the Archaeological Museum and the Basilica of Saint John. Overnight is in Izmir. (B)

Day 04
Izmir - Sardis - Philadelphia - Pamukkale
After breakfast drive to Sardis, ancient capital of the Lydia and visit the Church of Sardis. Continue to Alasehir where the ancient Philadelphia Church is located. Walk the streets of Philadelphia, and then proceed to Pamukkale, the white “Cotton Castle” with its lime cascades of the Roman spa. See the ancient city of Hierapolis. The Martyrium of St. Philip the Apostole is here. Enjoy a leisurely bath in the hot spring pool of your hotel. Overnight is in Pamukkale. (B, D)

Day 05
Pamukkale - Laodicea - Aphrodisias - Kusadasi
After breakfast morning visit to Eskihisar, the ancient Laodicea, then drive to Aphrodisias, the city of the Goddess of Love, see the well preserved Stadium, The Temple of Aphrodite, the Odeon, the theater, Agora and Hadrian Bath. Overnight is in Kusadasi. (B, D)

Day 06
Izmir - END
After breakfast transfer to Izmir airport to fly Istanbul to connect your flight home. (B)


INCLUDED FEATURES

• 3 Nights hotel accommodations at 4-star Anemon Hotel in Izmir
• 1 Night hotel accommodation at 5-star Colossae Hotel in Pamukkale
• 1 Night hotel accommodation at 5-star Korumar Hotel in Kusadasi
• Istanbul-Izmir one way air ticket. If you arrive in Izmir deduct $110
• Izmir-Istanbul one way air ticket
• Daily breakfast and 2 dinners
• All entrance fees to sites and museums
• All transfers
• Professional Tour Guide during the tours
• Service charges and local taxes
• Travel documents and maps
• A complimentary flight bag from Aegean Tours, Inc.

EXCLUDING
• All drinks
Tips to guide and driver


RATES
Single $ 1,420.00
Double $ 1,210.00 per person


HOTELS
Izmir Anemon Hotel (4-star)
www.anemonhotels.com
Pamukkale Colossae Hotel
www.colossae.com.tr
Kusadasi Korumar Hotel
www.korumar.com.tr


BIBLICAL REFERENCES

The Seven Churches mentioned by St. John in the Book of revelations (The Apocalypse) are all found in Turkey and each was a founding community of Christianity.

Smyrna Revelation 2:8-11
Pergamon Revelation 2:12-17
Thyatira Revelation 2:18-29 Acts 16:14
Sardis Revelation 3:1-6
Philadelphia Revelation 3:7-13
Laodicea Revelation 3:14-22
Ephesus Revelation 1:11:2:1-7 Acts 18:19-28:19