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Christian Tours In Asia Minor: Istanbul And The Churches Of Revelation(sm) (7 days)

Turkey At Its Best - Private Tours by Newport International

Istanbul, Turkey To Izmir, Turkey

Valid for Departures Now Through: 14 Jul 2019

Christian Tours In Asia Minor: Istanbul And The Churches Of Revelation(sm) (7 days)

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Istanbul, Turkey
TBA None

Arrive at Istanbul airport. Transfer to hotel.

Day 2
Istanbul, Turkey
TBA Breakfast, Lunch

Sightseeing at City Walls, Chora Church, Blue Mosque, and St. Sophia Museum. Lunch will be in a historic setting.

Day 3
Istanbul, Turkey
None Breakfast

Cruise on the Bosphorus, with lunch on the European shore. Visit Topkapi Palace and the Covered Bazaar.

Day 4
Izmir, Turkey
TBA Breakfast, Lunch

Private Transfer to the airport for your flight to Izmir (Smyrna). After arrival at Izmir airport, visit the Agora. Lunch will be at Bergama (ancient Pergamum) , followed by sightseeing in Pergamum and Akhisar (ancient Thyatira). Transfer to your hotel in lzmir.  

Day 5
Pamukkale, Turkey
TBA Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Drive to Selcuk for sightseeing in Ephesus, Basilica of St. John, and House of The Virgin Mary. Lunch will be in Ephesus. Drive to Pamukkale for overnight stay.

Day 6
Izmir, Turkey
TBA Breakfast, Lunch

Sightseeing in Laodecia, Philadelphia and Sardes before returning to Izmir.  

Day 7
Izmir, Turkey
None Breakfast

Transfer to the airport for the flight to your next destination.  

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Description

Asia Minor, also known as Anatolia, had been a very important center during the birth and development of Christianity. It was on this land that the term "Christian" was first used, and the new faith was first introduced to Gentiles by St. Paul. It was also on this land that the Seven Churches of Asia Minor came into being. Our tour provides an overview where the traveler experiences, first hand, a journey through the ancient cities that had been visited by St. Paul, St. John and many early Christians. The sites visited include the Grand Theater in Ephesus (where the "Great Diana of the Ephesians" was worshipped) and Pergamum (where the "Altar of Zeus", referred to as the "Throne of Satan" in St. John's letter to the Church of Pergamum, once stood). This special tour definitely provides a memorable journey for all who are interested in the roots and history of Christianity.

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By: Charlie1


Reviewed on: 29 Oct 2013

Abdullah, our private guide was phenomenal. He tailored the daily excursions to our needs and made every detail fascinating. We loved having lunch with him every day eating at local places; one place was better than the next. He was perfect!
Travel Advisor:  Leah Bergner

Fantastic Tour Guides

By: SHuff


Reviewed on: 23 Jul 2014

Newport International set up an amazing and memorable tour. The guides were full of important cultural and historic information. They all spoke wonderful English. Great selection of places to see in Turkey. Both interesting and beautiful.
Travel Advisor:  Marsha Dolbow
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