5 Day MINI Group Seven Churches Of Asia Minor Tour (Max. 10 Guests) - Kusadasi

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 5 Days
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    , Confirm time with the local provider in advance of your experience., Private Tour for your family, 3/27/2021 - 11/23/2023Monday - Sunday : 07:30 AM - 11:30 PMMini group Tour Max. 10 Guests, 1/1/2017.. read more
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Our representative will have your name sign at the airport on arrival day
    Airports
    Adnan Menderes Airport, Izmir Turkey
  • Return Details :
    Izmir airport , Kusadasi or Cesme port
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Izmir departure Mini Group ( Max 10 pax ) 4 NIGHT & 5 DAYS. Watch ancient history take shape before you on this five-day tour, featuring historic churches that date back to Biblical times. Departing from Izmir, combine the early history of Christianity with pre-Christian heritage, including a visit to an Acropolis and Temple of Apollo. This tour takes you to a huge variety of distinct and antique sites. Avoid the hassle of planning a complex itinerary; on this tour, your itinerary is taken care of.
* Bible Oriented Tour Guide
* Selected centrally Located 4 star Hotels
* Small group ensures personal service
* Informative, friendly and professional guide
* Small-group tour by minibus
* Option with Private Tour for your family

Highlights

  • Family friendly
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Small-group tour by minibus

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Itinerary

Day 1: Izmir Arrival ( Dinner )

Stop At: Smyrna Agora Ancient City
Welcome to Smyrna ( Izmir ) Upon our arrival at Izmir airport or Kusadasi port or Cesme Port , our guide will meet you with your name sign and assist and transfer to hotel. Overnight in Izmir.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight in a 4 star hotel in Izmir

Day 2: Pergamum Thyatira Izmir (Breakfast - Dinner)

Stop At: Ruins of Pergamum, Bergama, Izmir Province, Turkish Aegean Coast
After breakfast we drive to Pergamum, actually called Bergama. It is one of the sites of the Seven Churches of Asia [Rev. 1:11; 2:12]. Here we explore the impressive Acropolis, the steepest theatre in the world, the Asklepion, famous medical Centre of classical times, see the Altar of Zeus which is mentioned as the Throne of Satan in the book of Revelation, the marble columns of the Temple of Trajan and the Library which was foremost in the world and was long a rival of the equally famous Library of Alexandria in Egypt. Its wealth of volumes was estimated at over 200,000. It inspired the invention of parchment.
We also visit the Red Basilica (St. Johns Church).
Duration: 4 minutes

Stop At: Tepe Mezari, Akhisar, Manisa Province
Then we continue our visit to Thyatira, now called Akhisar, another one of the Seven Churches of Asia [Rev. 1:11; 2:18-24; Acts 16:14]. It was a city famous for purple dyes. We visit the remains of a basilica and some architectural fragments from the Roman period. Lydia, the seller of purple in Philippi, was from Thyatira.
Before we check in at the hotel in Izmir, we enjoy a panoramic ride of Smyrna, the third largest city in Turkey and one of the sites of the Seven Churches of Asia [Rev. 2:12-17]. Smyrna is a city scarred with a bloody history of trade and warfare. We ascend to Mount Pagus where we visit the Citadel of Lysimachus, commander of Alexander the Great, erected in the 4th century BC.
Duration: 45 minutes

Meals included:
Breakfast
Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight in a 4 star hotel in Izmir

Day 3: Izmir Sardis Philadelphia Laodicea Hierapolis ( Breakfast - Dinner )

Stop At: Sardis (Sardes), Salihli, Manisa Province
Today we depart early in the morning to one of the most picturesque areas of any of the Seven Churches of Asia [Rev. 1:11; 3:1-4], Sardis, presently Sart. This was the capital of the ancient Lydian kingdom of the 6th century BC, portrayed as a dying church. We visit the great Temple of Artemis and the Temple of Cybele, which became a Byzantine Church. We will also visit the restored gymnasium and reconstructed Synagogue. We also see the last several meters of the royal Persian Road from Susa to Sardis built by Cyrus the Great and the golden river Pactolus.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Philadelphia Siesean Kilisesi, Alasehir, Manisa Province
Then we continue our journey to Philadelphia, nowadays called Alasehir, another church of the Seven Churches of Asia [Rev. 1:11; 3:7], and the only church not censured. There we see the remains of a Byzantine basilica built of brick, with a bit of high arch and some 11th century frescoes.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Laodicea, Denizli
Proceed to Laodicea (present name Denizli) yet another of the Seven Churches of Asia Minor [Rev. 1:11; 3:14; Col. 2:1; 4:13-16]. We see the ancient theatre, the remains of basilica and ancient stone water pipes.
We visit the Gate of Domitian, the Arcadian Way, the 2nd century AD Theatre, the Nymphaeum, the Temple of Apollo, the Plutonium and the Necropolis
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Hierapolis & Pamukkale, Pamukkale
We drive to the healing city of Hierapolis, actually Pamukkale, the white cotton fortress where hot mineral water bursts from the earth and cascades over steep cliffs forming pools, channels and stalactites. The therapeutic waters were known to the founders of Hierapolis and of Laodicea in 190 BC. In Hierapolis [Col. 4:13] we visit the Martyrium of the Apostle Philip where he was martyred during the persecutions ordered by Domitian.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
Breakfast
Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight in a 5 Star Thermal Hotel in Pamukkale

Day 4: Ephesus Kusadasi (Breakfast - Dinner)

Stop At: Ancient City of Ephesus, Selcuk, Izmir Province, Turkish Aegean Coast
Drive to Ephesus visit to the ancient city of Ephesus including the Basilica of St. John. The Apostle Paul preached to the Ephesians and lived here for three years. This church also received an epistle from him. We tour the spectacular ruins where excavations still continue in this once great and important city, which was founded in the 10th century BC.
Walk through history along marble streets lined with wonderful public buildings, among them the Baths of Scholastica, the Library of Celsus, the Temple of Hadrian and the Theatre. The Temple of Diana of the Ephesians, another of the seven wonders of the ancient world, was built in this city
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), Selcuk, Izmir Province, Turkish Aegean Coast
The House of Virgin Mary is located on the Aladag Mountains 5 miles away from Ephesus. At the third Ecumenical Council on 431 AD in Ephesus, it was claimed that Mary came to Ephesus with St. John in 37 A.D. and lived there until her death in 48 A.D. After the discovery of the house, the Archbishop of Izmir declared there as a place of pilgrimage in 1892. On July 26, 1967, Pope Paul VI visited this place and prayed there.
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: The Basilica of Saint John, Selcuk, Izmir Province, Turkish Aegean Coast
After House of Virgin Mary, drive to St. Johns Basilica, it is believed that the evangelist St. John had spent his last years in the region around Ephesus and buried in the southern slope of Ayosolug Hill.
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: The Temple of Artemis, Selcuk, Izmir Province, Turkish Aegean Coast
e will stop at Artemis Temple where used to be one of the seven wonders of the ancient world as our last stop before drive back to Kusadasi town.
Duration: 20 minutes

Meals included:
Breakfast
Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight in a 4 Star hotel in Kusadasi

Day 5: Kusadasi - Izmir airport

Pass By: Gazibegendi Turkish Women's Union Park
Aftre breakfast drive to Izmir airport through Gazibegendi Park where you can have the best view of Kusadasi

Meals included:
Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.

Inclusions

Accommodation included: 4 nights

4 nights accommodation in 4 star Centrally Located hotels

Professional Bible-Oriented Licenced Tour guide

4 Dinners and 4 Breakfasts

Transport by air-conditioned Minivan/Minibus

Entrance Fees ( Our guide will have pre-paid tickets to skip the line )

Hotels in Izmir : Kaya Prestige Hotel or Hilton Garden Inn Bayrakli or similar

Hotels in Pamukkale: Colossae Thermal or Pam Thermal Hotel or similar

Hotels in Kusadasi : Carina Hotel or Marina Suits or similar

Entry/Admission - Ruins of Pergamum

Entry/Admission - Tepe Mezari

Entry/Admission - Sardis (Sardes)

Entry/Admission - Philadelphia Siesean Kilisesi

Entry/Admission - Laodicea

Entry/Admission - Hierapolis & Pamukkale

Entry/Admission - Ancient City of Ephesus

Entry/Admission - Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)

Entry/Admission - The Basilica of Saint John

Exclusions

Drinks

Lunch

Gratuities

Flight tickets

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required

Arrival and departure details are requested

Visit to holy places of worship such as churches, monasteries, mosques, synagogues bare shoulders are not permitted, nor shoes in mosques.

A dress code is required to enter places of worship such as churches, monasteries, mosques synagogues and selected museums. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. Shoes are not allowed. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements

Accommodations can be upgraded to 5 star hotels with extra $135 per person in double room

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

Not wheelchair accessible

Infant seats available

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

Face masks provided for travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

In our tour, We stay in Covid19 Safety certificated hotels

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  • 30-Jun-2022

    Yavuz was an awesome guide. He is very passionate about the history and culture of Turkey and it shows in his knowledge of the subjects and his excitment to share. He even took the time to talk to us on the long bus rides about life in Turkey so even got a good sense of modern Turkey which was great.

  • 30-Jun-2022

    Overall a fantastic trip that encompassed many different sights! Yavuz our guide was the best part as he was very knowledgeable and was able to answer all of our questions. We really enjoyed the tour and all that we got to see and do!

  • 14-Dec-2021

    Five days tour to seven churches you provided was one of the best. Our tour guide Melih spoke excellent English. we had an excellent time with him. Thanks Fevzi, for your nice and quick replies. Thanks God! we found you. I Will email more details to you when we get home.

  • 18-Oct-2021

    Curio Travel went above and beyond for our "Seven Churches of Asia" tour. We stayed in 4 and 5-star hotels, and our tour guide (Melih) was super knowledgeable. We learned a wealth of information, had a ton of fun, and it inspired us to do more study trips. We would 100% recommend this tour company to anyone wanting to book a 7 Churches Study trip!

  • 22-Jun-2021

    Everything about the tour was excellent -- Our driver, Ozzy (our guide), the van, food, accommodations, etc. The pace was just right and we saw everything we wanted to see and more!

  • 05-Apr-2021

    Loved the entire trip! The hotels were nice, the tour guide was beyond amazing and the sights chosen were very cool!

  • 20-Apr-2020

    It's always been my dream to visit the seven churches of the book of Revelations. So I was totally estatic to find this tour. The operator was very good with working with me in terms of flight timing, extra excursions and tweaking the tour to meet my needs. Would definitely recommend him for future visits and knowledge about the area.

  • 04-Jan-2020

    This is an absolutely fabulous tour. Our guide, Kerem Ozbas, was terrific, very knowledgeable and personable. My friend and I were the only ones on this tour and Kerem made sure we got to see and do everything we wanted to. Kerem obviously has spent a lot of time in researching the history of the churches so we could not have asked for a better guide!

  • 02-Oct-2019

    My husband and I did the 4 day tour of the 7 churches of Revelation last month. It was exceptionally well organised from start to finish. The hotel accommodations were lovely, clean, good food and friendly staff. Levant our tour guide was absolutely amazing, his knowledge is second to none. He was friendly, patient and took us to some wonderful places to eat whilst on the tour. I cannot praise him or Curio company highly enough. Our group comprised 4 people in total and the transport used was comfortable and roomy. From the moment we landed at Izmir, all went like clockwork. If you are worried about using Curio, don’t be. I would very, very, highly recommend them with absolutely no hesitation. Well done Curio, you are an absolute gem.

  • 10-Apr-2018

    We so enjoyed our tour of the Seven Churches of Asia Minor. Our driver Ali Kara was fabulous - helpful and good-natured. Our guide Inan was informative, generous and kind. Thank you to you both for a great tour. I would recommend this tour to anyone who is interested in this part of the world. We added a few days either end and A was accommodating to us, which we appreciated. They even shifted our airport transfer upon departure, which was a big help. Thanks again.

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