11-Day Turkey Biblical Tour: 7 Churches of Revelation(in Istanbul, Nicea and Patmos)


Turkey’s Best-Selling Tour offers an unparalleled opportunity to delve into the rich tapestry of biblical history while exploring the breathtaking landscapes and ancient ruins that dot the Turkish landscape.

This extraordinary tour not only allows you to visit the seven churches of the Bible but also takes you on a mesmerizing odyssey through the historical gems of Istanbul, Bursa, Izmir, Pergamon, Hierapolis, Laodicea, Philadelphia, Ephesus, Sardis, and Thyatira. Join me as we unravel the mysteries and marvels of this remarkable pilgrimage.

Our tour that starts in Istanbul offers a profound and unforgettable journey of exploration, enlightenment, and cultural immersion. From tracing the footsteps of early Christianity to savoring the vibrant tapestry of Istanbul’s cultural heritage, this experience serves as a testament to the enduring legacy of faith and history.

As we bid farewell to Istanbul, we carry with us a treasure trove of memories and insights that will continue to inspire and enrich our lives, reminding us of the timeless allure of this remarkable city and the profound significance of our journey in Turkey.

The tour further enriches our understanding of Christianity by providing insights into the legacy of the 1st and 7th Ecumenical Council Churches. Our exploration of these ancient churches, including the Church of the Holy Wisdom and the Church of St. Irene, allows us to unravel the theological debates and doctrinal developments that have shaped the course of Christian history. These sites serve as living testaments to the enduring impact of these councils and their far-reaching influence on the development of Christian theology.

Day 1: Istanbul – The Gateway to Turkey

Tour begins in the vibrant city of Istanbul, known as the gateway to Turkey. After arriving at the airport, our professional guide will transfer you to your luxurious hotel. Take some time to relax and unwind before embarking on a thrilling exploration of this enchanting city the next day.

Day 2: Discovering the Byzantine & Ottoman Relics of Istanbul

After a delicious breakfast at your hotel, get ready to delve into the fascinating history of Istanbul. Our first stop is the world-famous Hagia Sophia, a 5th-century church that was once the greatest in the world. Marvel at its stunning architecture and immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage it represents.

Afterwards we will Explore Topkapı Palace the grand palace that served as the main residence of Ottoman Sultans for more than four centuries. Marvel at its opulent architecture, lush gardens, and impressive collections of treasures.

Energized and ready for more, we continue our tour with a visit to the Imperial Palace of Topkapi, the opulent residence of the Ottoman Sultans for over 400 years. Immerse yourself in the grandeur of the palace and discover the treasures that once adorned its halls.

Next, we visit the iconic Blue Mosque, renowned for its striking blue Iznik tiled interior. Step inside and be captivated by the beauty and grandeur of this sacred place.

Afterwards, we make our way to the ancient Roman Hippodrome, where chariot races and other events were held during the Byzantine era.Also You will see historical landmarks such as the Serpent Column, Obelisk of Thutmose III, and the German Fountain.

A delicious lunch awaits you in the old town, where you can savor the flavors of traditional Turkish cuisine.

Our final stop for the day is the Grand Bazaar, Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of the world’s largest covered market. Wander through its maze-like streets and browse a vast array of shops offering jewelry, textiles, spices, and more.

As the day comes to a close, we transfer you back to your hotel, where you can relax and reflect on the awe-inspiring sights you’ve witnessed. Overnight in Istanbul, ready for more adventures to come.

(Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included)

Day 3: Cruising the Bosphorus

This wonderful Istanbul tour will sail you along the Bosphorus strait & the Golden horn. You will be able to experience 3 of the best Istanbul spots all within one day, aswell as capturing stunning scenery along the way! You will certainly remember this fantastic Istanbul visit.

It has been known that the wonderful Bosphorous tour is becoming very popular and all within great reason, to sail along the Bosphorous you will be able to explore its many wanders along the water including the astounding Dolmabahce,Cıragan and Beylerbeyi Palace.You will also see Rumeli Fortress and Anatolian Fortress from outside.

After a scrumptious Lunch, we embark on a cruise along the Bosphorus, the strait that divides the European and Asian continents. Marvel at the stunning views as we sail past iconic landmarks and picturesque waterfront mansions.

After this exhilarating day, overnight in Istanbul.

(Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included)

Day 4: Nicea(Iznik)/Bursa

After Breakfast in the hotel travel by bus to Ancient Nicea, the site of the First and Seventh Ecumenical Councils.Visit the Old City Walls from Roman and Byzantine periods, Explore Iznik Ayasofya (Orhan Cami).It was a basilica before 11th century earthquake then was converted into a mosque. Visit Iznik Golu, also known as Lake Iznik, is a captivating natural wonder in Turkey that deserves every traveler’s attention.

Surrounded by lush greenery and rolling hills, the lake’s pristine waters shimmer in shades of blue, creating a picturesque setting for relaxation and exploration.Also You have the opportunity to shop for Turkish ceramic (one of the best Turkish ceramic in the world).

Enjoy lunch before continuing your journey to Bursa. Our tour begins with a visit to the Bursa Grand Mosque, a magnificent example of Ottoman architecture. Marvel at its elegant design and intricate details, which serve as a testament to the foundation of the Ottoman Empire. Prepare to be in awe as you explore the mosque’s exquisite interior.

Next, we will stop at the Green Tomb (Yeşil Türbe), the final resting place of Osman Gazi, the founder of the Ottoman Empire, and his family. The tomb’s green ceramic tiles and interior decorations showcase the opulence and cultural heritage of the Ottoman era. Afterwards, A gastronomic delight awaits you for Turkish Delight. Rest and spend the night in Bursa.

(Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included)

Day 5: Bursa-Pergamon

Start the day with breakfast at the hotel, and then make your way to the Pergamon Acropolis..You can choose to ascend by cable car or on foot, and once there, explore the theater, temples, and remains of the library.

After lunch, visit the Bergama Asklepion (It is a healing temple built in honor of the gods Asklepios and Hygieia, located in the west of Pergamon Hill.), Red Basilica (The temple was built during the Roman Empire in the 2nd century AD, probably during the time of Hadrian.). Dinner and overnight stay will be in Bergama.

(Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included)

Day 6: Thyatira(Akhisar)/Sardis/Philadelphia(Alaşehir)

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before embarking on a bus tour to visit the churches. This includes a short stop at the Byzantine church ruins in Thyatira,. Continue the tour with a visit to the archaeological site at Sardis, You will see Gymnassium, Jewish Synagogue, Shopes, and Main Street from Lydian and Roman Time in Sardis.

Afterwards Visit Artemis Temple.( This was a sacred site to Artemis from early times, as indicated by large Archaic limestone stone blocks belonging to an altar at the western end of the temple.) followed by lunch and a brief stop at the ancient church of Philadelphia. End of the day overnight in Pamukkale.

(Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included)

Day 7: Hierapolis/Pamukkale/Laeodicea

After breakfast, bring your towels and bathing suits as we embark on a day of swimming in thermal pools. Our first stop is Pamukkale, known as the “Cotton Castle” due to its stunning white terraces formed by mineral-rich thermal waters. Explore this natural wonder and take a dip in the rejuvenating pools.

Next, we visit the ancient city of Hierapolis, where you can immerse yourself in history as you explore the Temple of Apollo, the breathtaking Theater, the fascinating Necropolis, and the great baths of Hierapolis. Learn about the connections between St. Philip and the history of the city as you delve into the past.

You will also see Cleopatra Pool. In the afternoon, visit Laeodicea before heading to your hotel in Kusadasi.

As the day comes to an end, we transfer you to your hotel in Kusadasi, where you can enjoy a delectable dinner and relax in the comfort of your accommodations. Also you have the opportunity to shop for Turkish Textile (one of the best textile in the world).

(Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included)

Day 8: Ephesus/Selcuk

Wake up to a delightful breakfast and get ready for a full-day excursion to Ephesus, one of the most superbly preserved Greco-Roman cities in the world. Our first stop is the remains of the Artemis Temple, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Marvel at the remnants of this once magnificent structure and imagine the grandeur it once possessed.

Next, we proceed to the main site of Ephesus, where you’ll be transported back in time as you explore the well-preserved ruins. Highlights include the Celsius Library, Agora, Theater, Odeon, Trajan Fountain, Domitianus Temple, and Roman Latrines. Each step will bring you closer to understanding the rich history and cultural significance of this ancient city.

After a delectable lunch, we visit the House of Virgin Mary, a place believed to be where the Virgin Mary spent her final days. Experience the serene atmosphere and take a moment for reflection and contemplation.
As the day draws to a close, we transfer you back to your hotel in Kusadasi. Relax and unwind, knowing you’ve experienced the wonders of Ephesus firsthand.You have the opportunity to shop for Turkish carpet and leather..

(Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included)

Day 9: Izmir City Tour

We start this tour with the Izmir-Karatas. Afterwards, we will go to place called ‘’Elevator’’ by passing the Dario Moreno street, which is named after the Dario Moreno who is Izmir lover and artist of Jewish origin.Then visit Izmir Clock Tower, which was built in 1901 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Ottoman Sultan II.Abdülhamid’s accession to the throne and Konak Square.We will explore St. Polycarp Church, a significant site in Smyrna’s Christian history. Our next stop is Kemeraltı Bazaar.

Kemeraltı was formed by filling the sea coast and opening new residential areas and commercial establishments since 1650-1670. In addition, Also It is a district and bazaar where commercial activities are high. We will visit another historical place, Agora of Izmir. Founded in the 4th century BC, the Agora was rebuilt with the support of the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius after the earthquake in 178 AD.Overnight in Kusadasi.

(Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included)

Day 10: Patmos

Embark on a day trip to Patmos, starting with a transfer to the port of Kusadasi. Take a ferry to Patmos, where you will meet our team for a four-hour tour. Highlights include a visit to the St. John Monastery and Monastery Museum. Explore the landmarks of Patmos, including the Cave of the Apocalypse, the House of Simandiris, and Chora town. In the late afternoon, return to Kusadasi by ferry for an overnight stay.

Note: When the weather conditions are not suitable or the number of people is insufficient (it can be replaced with the Priene Miletos and Ddyma Tour).

(Breakfast, Lunch, Included)

Day 11: Departure from Istanbul: Bid Farewell to Turkey

Enjoy a delightful breakfast at your hotel before we transfer you to Istanbul Airport for your departure. We sincerely hope you had a wonderful time exploring Turkey’s rich history and natural beauty. Have a pleasant flight back home!


Bergama Hotels:

  • LES PERGAMON Hotel 5 Star (or similar category)
  • HOTEL LABELLA BERGAMA 4 Star (or similar category)
  • BERGAMA TAŞ KONAK HOTEL 3 Star (or similar category)

Kusadasi Hotels:

  • CHARISMA Hotel 5 Star (or similar category)
  • MARTI Hotel 4 Star (or similar category)
  • DERICI Hotel 3 Star (or similar category)

Pamukkale Hotels:

  • ADEMPIRA TERMAL&SPA Hotel 5 Star (or similar category)
  • HIERAPARK TERMAL&SPA Hotel 4 Star (or similar category)
  • REIS TERMAL&SPA Hotel 3 Star (or similar category)

Istanbul Hotels:

  • BURGU ARJAAN BY ROTANA Hotel 5 Star (or similar category)
  • THE MARMARA Hotel 4 Star (or similar category)
  • DEMIR SUITE HOTEL 3 Star (or similar category)

Thank you for considering our tour package. Our comprehensive package includes various services and amenities for a hassle-free and memorable experience.

What is included:

  • Domestic flights
  • Sightseeing as per the itinerary:
  • All escorted transfers:
  • Hotel accommodation at the above-mentioned hotels:
  • English speaking government licensed professional tour guide:
  • All entry fees to sites and museums:
  • Meals as per indicated in the itinerary:.
  • Transportation by A/C non-smoking and sanitized vehicle:
  • Local taxes and VAT:

What is not included:

  • Internatıonal flights:
  • All meals and beverages not indicated in the itinerary:
  • All personal expenditures:
  • Gratuity to guide and driver (Minimum 8 USD for guide + 2 USD for driver suggested)

We hope this information helps you make an informed decision about our tour package. If you have any further questions, please let us know. We look forward to providing you with an amazing travel experience.

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11-Day Turkey Biblical Tour: 7 Churches of Revelation(in Istanbul, Nicea and Patmos)

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11-Day Turkey Biblical Tour: 7 Churches of Revelation(in Istanbul, Nicea and Patmos)

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11-Day Turkey Biblical Tour: 7 Churches of Revelation(in Istanbul, Nicea and Patmos)

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11-Day Turkey Biblical Tour: 7 Churches of Revelation(in Istanbul, Nicea and Patmos)

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11-Day Turkey Biblical Tour: 7 Churches of Revelation(in Istanbul, Nicea and Patmos)

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