Seven Churches Biblical Tour ( 3 Days - 2 Nights )

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Duration

3 Days

Location

Ephesus & Pergamon & Sardis & Hierapolis

We offer private 7 Churches Tours in Turkey visiting the 7 Churches of Revalation, 

Seven Churches of Revelation Tour with expert tour guides. There are many biblical sites in Turkey.

​For many generations Christians, or those who simply have an interest in Christian history and traditions, have traveled to the western part of Turkey which was known as Asia Minor in the biblical times, The Asia Minor is known for the 7 churches of the Book of Revelation. On top of that St. Paul travelled to the area several times. Near Ephesus, there is a possible house where Virgin Mary spent her last years. Ephesus and the surrounding areas had a history of spiritual awakening and Christian revival.

We have a background in sharing the Western Part of Turkey's Christian Heritage with others, having worked with a broad selection of churches and mission organisations over the years. We are always pleased to organise Biblical Tours of Western Turkey, visiting ​seven churches of revelation and beyond.  We are sure that you will find them interesting whether you are a Christian or religious person or simply interested.


There are many possibilities for these tours, depending on how long you area able to tour for. A 1 day tour can take you to many sights of Christian interest in Ephesus. If you have 2 or more days there are many more possibilities such as a tour incorporating ancient cities of Pergamon, Laodicea, Hierapolis (Pamukkale) etc. Get in touch for more details.

What are the names of 7 Churches of Revelations today?

The Seven Churches of Revelation are ancient churches that St John wrote about in The book of Revelation of the New Testament. All the 7 churches mentioned are located at the western part of modern Turkey. Biblical sites in Western Turkey:

Ephesus - Selcuk, Izmir

Smyrna -  Izmir City Center

Pergamon - Bergama, Izmir

Thyateira - Akhisar, Manisa

Sardis - Sart, Salihli, Manisa

Philadelphia - Alaşehir, Manisa

Laodicea - Denizli

Can you visit the 7 churches of Revelation?

Absolutely! Visiting the seven churches mentioned in the Book of Revelation is an exciting and meaningful journey. Exploring these historic sites can give you a unique insight into the early Christian period and deepen your understanding of the messages conveyed in the biblical text. So if you are passionate about biblical history, visiting the Seven Churches of Revelation can be a captivating and enriching experience. 


Below please find suggested Seven Churches Tour Turkey itinerary:


Day 1 -  Izmir - Pergamon (Bergama) - Thyatira - Smyrna - Izmir

Meet with your expert tour guide at your hotel in Izmir or Izmir Airport. Start 7 churches tour from Izmir. Depart from Izmir for the ancient city of Pergamon. Mentioned in the book of revelation in the new testament among the seven churches of asia minor. The city was known as the city where the throne of satan is located. Visit Acropolis and Red Basilica, After lunch drive to Akhisar we visit the Church of ancient Thyatira, another one of the 7 churches, set in an ancient commercial town with strong ties to Troy and Sardis. Drive back to Izmir, the third largest city of Turkey. Known as Smyrna in the biblical times. Visit the remains of Ancient Agora in Smyrna. From ancient Smyrna there is not much left. The remains of the ancient city is under the modern buildings.  Smyrna is mentioned in the Book of Revelation known as the city of prosecution. Overnight in Izmir.


Tour Timings:

08.00am - Depart Izmir

09.30am - Arrive Pergamon and visit Acropolis and Red Basilica

12.00pm - Lunch

02.00pm - Visit Thyatira

04.00pm - Visit Smyrna


Day 2 - Izmir - Sardis - Philadephia - Laodicea - Hierapolis - Pamukkale

Start your day in Continue to Sardis, the capital of the ancient kingdom of Lydia. Walk the Royal Avenue and see the site of the Church of Sardis. After lunch drive to the ancient Philadelphia Church at Alasehir, the youngest of the Seven Churches of Revelation, visiting the remains of an early church and the city walls.  Drive to Laodicea. Once a trade city which was known with glossy black wool and eye salve trade. Mentioned in the Book of Revelation as the luke warm city.  Afterwards visit ancient Hierapolis which is known as Pamukkale today. Natural thermal springs which has high density of chalk inside formed glacier looking terraces on the areas where flowed for thousands of years. Walk on the white terraces of Pamukkale.  Overnight in Pamukkale.


Tour Timings:

08.00am - Depart your hotel in Izmir.

09.30am - Visit Sardes

11.30pm - Visit Philadelphia

01.00pm - Lunch

02.30pm - Visit Laodicea

4.00pm - Visit Hierapolis and Pamukkale

6.30pm - Overnight in Pamukkale.


Day 3 -Basilica of St. John, House of Virgin Mary, Ephesus - Izmir

After meeting your guide, drive 3 hours west. Your first stop will be Basilica of St. John where the Apostle John is believed to be buried.  After Lunch drive to the mountain where Virgin Mary is believed to spent her 9 years. The house is approximately 1000 feet above sea level and running as an active chapel. Roman Catholics believe that Virgin Mary came to Ephesus with Saint. John 5 years after the crucification. At the age of 63 she is assumed to heaven. Although there is no fact that Virgin Mary lived here approximately 1.5 million people visit the site each year. After 30 minutes visit to the House of Mary, drive to ancient city of Ephesus. You will be dropped at the upper gate of Ephesus with your tour guide. Start exploring the city and learn Biblical Significance of Ephesus You will be walking down the hill approximately 1.5hrs. You will see the Odeon, the basilica, domitian square, fountain of Trajan, Celcus library,, Marble street, the Grand Theater of Ephesus and the Harbour Street. You will be endng your tour at the bottom gate. Drive back to Izmir. You can be dropped at Izmir Airport or at a hotel in Izmir. 


Tour Timings:

08.00am - Depart your hotel in Pamukkale and drive to Selcuk

11.00am - Visit Basilica of St. John

12.00pm - Lunch

2.00pm - Visit House of Virgin Mary

3.00pm - Visit Ephesus

6.00pm - Drop off at Izmir Airport or Hotel in Izmir

Includings
  • All Domestic Flight Tickets
  • Airport Transportations
  • Accommodations
  • Professional Licensed Tour Guide
  • Hotel Pick Up & Drop Off
  • All Local Taxes
  • Parking Fees
Excludings
  • Drinks
  • Personal Expenses
  • Driver & Guide Tips – Gratitude
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  • Our tours can be customized according to your requests, and prices will be redefined for customized tours. For detailed information, you can reach us directly by using our email address or contact us via WhatsApp. We are here to assist you with detailed information and special offers!

    Email: info@bcnktravel.com
    Whatsapp: +90 532 425 6678




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