Seven Churches of Asia Minor

7 Day
Duration
Izmir
Location
Jan. to Dec.
Month
Year-round
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7 Days 6 Nights Seven Churches of Asia Minor Tour a beautifully constructed intensive programme, packed wıth sıghts and experiences that are enhanced by your guide.

5 Star Accommodation
Single Room (For 1 Person) $ 1,566
Double Room (For 2 People) $ 2,608
4 Star Accommodation
Single Room (For 1 Person) $ 1.350
Double Room (For 2 People) $ 2,268
3 Star Accommodation
Single Room (For 1 Person) $ 1.134
Double Room (For 2 People) $ 1,928
Children & Infants
Children (3 – 10) $ 500
Infants (0 – 2) $ 300

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DEPARTURE Izmir
DURATION 7 Days / 6 Nights
WEAR Comfortable athletic clothing.
VISITING Ephesus, Izmir, Sardis, Thyatira, Pergamon, Assos, Pamukkale, Laodicea, Philadelphia, Istanbul, Troy
INCLUDED
Hotel Accomodation throughout tour.
An experienced professional guide.
Insurance
VIP Mercedes Van
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Parking Fees
NOT INCLUDED
Personal Expenses
Any gratuities for guide & driver
Drinks

Seven Churches of Asia Minor Tour is a beautifully constructed intensive programme. Packed with amazing sights and experiences ,enhanced by your guide so that you retain it, and then comfort and relaxation in well appointed hotels. An excellent tour !

Additional information

Hotel Category3 Star Hotel, 4 Star Hotel, 5 Star Hotel, Select Hotel Category
Room Size [Single]1 Single Room, 2 Single Room, 3 Single Room, Select Single Room
Room Size [Double]1 Double Room, 2 Double Room, 3 Double Room, Select Double Room
Age7+
Groupsize10

Day 1: Izmir
When  you arrive in Izmir, we will meet you and transfer to your hotel for your first night..

Day 2: Izmir -Ephesus – Pamukkale
This day opens with a full day tour to the ancient city of Ephesus where St. Paul lived and preached for three years and to where he subsequently compiled  his letter to the Ephesians.
We believe that this day will be the highlight of the tour. Here  you see the Baths of Scholastica, the Library of Celsus, the Temple of Hadrian, the theatre, the Double Church (The Church of Mary) where the third ecumenical council was convened in A. D. 431.

Then we visit the Basilica of St. John where St. John was buried, the ruins of the Temple of Artemis, which was once one of the seven wonders of the Ancient World. After lunch, we visit the Virgin Marys House, this is said by many to be a very uplifting experience. Finally we commence our journey to  Pamukkale for our overnight stay.  Overnight in Pamukkale.

Day 3: Pamukkale Laodicea Philadelphia – Sardis Izmir
We begin our day by visiting the ancient city of Hierapolis, A  Roman ancient city where St. Philip was martyred during theSeven Churches of Asia Minor Tour – and the  Philadelphia persecutions were ordered by Domitian.

Hierapolis is located on the top of a hill where you can see the famous natural wonder white cotton fortress. Next on our agenda is Laodicea, one of the Seven Churches of Asia Minor [Rev. 1:11; 3:14; Col. 2:1; 4:13-16]. The geographic location of the city explains why the Laodiceians were “neither hot nor cold but lukewarm” as it says in the Bible.

Our next visits are to Philadelphia and Sardis. Philadelphia “the city of brotherly love,” was the only church where John had no real criticism (Rev. 3: 7-13). After a short drive we reach Sardis. Sardis was the capital city of the ancient Kingdom of Lydia. We visit Roman gymnasium complex, the Byzantine shops and the latrines, Roman Avenue, the reconstructed synagogue, Temple of Artemis. . Even though the new faith appeared to have made rapid progress, St. John was not convinced that all was well and he admonished the Christians there to avoid temptation (Rev. 3: 1-6). Overnight in hotel in Izmir.

Day 4: Izmir Thyatira Pergamon Assos
In the morning we visit St. Polycarps Church in Izmir. Then we drive to Thyatira (Rev. 2: 18-29). Then, we proceed to Pergamum (Rev. 2: 12-17) to visit the Acropolis. Its grandeur makes up for the missing Altar of Zeus (in the Berlin Museum), which was referred to in the Bible as “Satans Seat.” Pergamum was a great centre of scholarship and learning.

Anthony took the library from here with its 200,000 rolls and transferred it to Alexandria as a present for Cleopatra. After the Acropolis we will visit the Asclepion, the ancient hospital. The ruins here are such, that  walking among them one can almost relive the methods employed in this health centre from sacrifice to psychodrama !. Dinner and overnight in Assos.

Day 5: Assos Alexandria Troas Troy Istanbul
Today we drive to Alexandria Troas, founded by a commander of Alexander the Great .  Paul visited here at least twice in his second and third journeys (16: 7-12; 16:8-10). We proceed to Troy home of the legendary Helen of Troy and the Trojan Horse. Then we  continue to drive to Istanbul for our overnight stay..

Day 6: Istanbul
Today we have a full day sightseeing of this impressive city. We visit the famous Topkapi Palace, the St. Sophia (which for 1000 years was the largest Church in Christendom and now a museum), the Blue Mosque (so-named from its decorative blue-shaded tiles, glass and gemstones), Hippodrome, the Church of St. Savior in Chora, and finally the Grand Bazaar . Dinner and overnight is in Istanbul.

Day 7: Departure
Transfer to the airport for your flight back home or continue to explore another destination.



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5 Star Accommodation
Single Room (For 1 Person) $ 1,566
Double Room (For 2 People) $ 2,608
4 Star Accommodation
Single Room (For 1 Person) $ 1.350
Double Room (For 2 People) $ 2,268
3 Star Accommodation
Single Room (For 1 Person) $ 1.134
Double Room (For 2 People) $ 1,928
Children & Infants
Children (3 – 10) $ 500
Infants (0 – 2) $ 300


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Tour Reviews

5 based on 2 reviews
December 17, 2015

If you are looking for a private tour of the ruins and surrounding area of Ephesus we can heartily recommend using Adavegas Travel (adavegastravel.com) for your tour. Our guide, Ilkay, and our driver picked us up at the cruise port of Kusadasi on time and in a van much larger than we needed for the 11 people in our family group. The van was spotless and air conditioned.

We visited the House of Mary, the amazing ruins of Ephesus (including the terrace houses – do NOT miss these!), and the site of the Temple of Artemis. We requested that we have lunch afterward and Ilkay arranged this at an authentic Turkish restaurant and even ordered some typical specialties for us, which we really appreciated and loved.

Ilkay was totally knowledgeable about the sites we visited and answered all of our many questions completely. He knew his stuff! And, most importantly, he let us decide on the pace of the tours. He was patient when we wanted to linger and moved us along when we were ready to go. A perfect tour guide!

If you are looking for a private tour (and I DO recommend it – the cruise tours can be very large and unaccommodating for your pace) look no further than this tour company. We were more than satisfied with Adavegas Travel !

January 3, 2016

Viaje a Turquia, MUY RECOMENDABLE!!

Tuvimos un paquete con traslados incluidos y tres dias de visitas en privado,hablan un magnifico Español,los lugares extraordianrios y con explicaciones muy interesantes,ademas que los recomende a mi socio y tambien quedo fascinado
Gracias por todo!

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