Seven Churches of Asia Minor
ISTANBUL / IZMIR
The revelation to John: "write down what you see, and send the book these Seven Churches: in EPHESUS-SMYRNA, PERGAMUM, THYTIRA, PHILADELPHIA and LAODICEA". Meeting at the airport in Istanbul, assistance, transit transfer and flight to Izmir. Meeting and transfer to hotel in Izmir. Dinner and overnight.
IZMIR / Ephesus / Laodicea / PAMUKKALE
"To those who have won the victory I will give the right to eat the fruit of the tree of life that grows in the garden of God." "Listen and I stand at the door and knock, if any one hears my voice and opens the door, I will come into his house and eat with him, and he will eat with me." After breakfast drive to Ephesus. Visit the Last of the virgin. Continue to the ruins of Ephesus. Lunch near Ephesus. Visit of the Basilica of Saint John and the Archaeological Museum in Selcuk. Drive to Laodicea for further sightseeing. Continue to Pamukkale for dinner and overnight. "For you say I am rich; I have prospered, and I need nothing, not knowing that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind and nacked. Therefore I counsel you buy from me gold refined by fire."
PAMUKKALE / Philadelphia / Sardis / Thyatira / BERGAMA
"Behold I have set before you an open door which no one is able to shut. I know that you have but little power and yet you have kept my lord and have not denied my name." "Remember, then what you were thought and how you heard it; Obey it and turn from your sins."Morning departure for Philadelphia. Continue to one of the most important cities of the ancient Roman world: Sardis. The city was once the capital of Lydia, the empire of Croesus. Lunch en route. Continue to Thyatira. "I know your works, your love and faith and service and patient endurance and that your latter works exceed your first. He who conquers and keep my word into the end, I will give him the morning star." Continue to Bergama for dinner and overnight.
BERGAMA / Pergamum / Izmir / ISTANBUL
"I know where you live, there were Satan has his throne. You are true to me, and you did not abandon your faith in me even during the time when Antipas, a faithfulm witness for me, we killed there where satan lives." "Do not be afraid of anything you are about to suffer. Listen! The devil will put to the test by having some of you thrown into the prison your trouble will last ten days. Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life." The ruins of ancient Pergamum are among the most impressive in Asia Minor and its library was rich enough to compete with that of Alexandria of Ptolemais of Egypt. It is believed that Saint John must have seen the Altar of Zeus when he said "I know where you dwell Satan!". Continue to Izmir to visit the Church of Saint Polycarp who was the first Bishop of Smyrna. Evening flight to Istanbul, dinner and overnight.
Fullday sightseeing tour of Istanbul including the Hippdrome and the Blue Mosque, Saint Sophia, Topkapi Palace and the Covered Bazaar. Lunch at a local restaurant, dinner and overnight same hotel.
Transfer to the airport and assistance.