Biblical Tours (4 Day)

A unique itinerary designed with an emphasis on the archaeological, scientific and geographical aspects of the early period of Christianity, viewed in light of recent research and discoveries.

Day 1
Ephesus and Laodicea Meet at the Izmir airport early morning and drive to see the site of Church of Izmir (Smyrna).Then departure to Ephesus, the ancient Roman city. Visit the House of the Virgin Mary. We also visit the Church of St. John the Theologian. After lunch drive to Pamukkale via Laodicea. Overnight stay in Pamukkale. (L,D)
Day 2
Pamukkale, Sardis and Philadelphia and Thyatira In the morning we visit the ancient city of Hierapolis and St. Philip’s Martyrium . After lunch we depart from Pamukkale to visit the ancient city and ruins of the famous church of Sardis and then the remains of the church at Philadelphia, continue to Sardis later on drive to Pergamum via Thyatira. Overnight Bergama. (B/L/D)
Day 3
Pergamum Morning visit Pergamum. (the Church of Pergamum, the red-court, Acropolis), and the Asclepion. After lunch, we will proceed to Assos.Overnight Assos.(B/L/D)
Day 4
Assos, Troy City – Istanbul After breakfast depart for Assos. A traditional stone house village set upon a mountainside with a beautiful harbour down the bottom, overlooking the island of Lesvos.Here we will tour the Temple of Athena on the highest point of the mountain & have Turkish tea at a local Cay (tea) House which has an extraordinary set of coffee tables to sit at then drive to Troy city,seeing Troy’s ancient walls,climbing around the ruins and gazing across the Troad (the plains of Troy) towards the waters of Dardanelles and the hills of Gallipoli beyond.End ofthe tour drive to Istanbul and drop you to your hotel. (B/L)
Accommodation in three or four star Hotels Professional English Speaking Guide throughout the Tour Breakfast. Lunch and Dinner (Excluding Drinks) All Sightseeing and admission Fees 2 Airport Transfers, plus all in Country transport in new A/C buses
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