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Church Without Walls – Seven Churches of Revelation

Tour Code: ET189 Country: Turkey Leader: Tim Vince Departure Date: 24th October 2024 Number of nights: 7

Tim Vince is a highly regarded presenter on Revelation TV, as well presenting shows he has organised and led the Church Without Walls Israel tours since 2004. On this tour Tim will share his love of the prophecies, the framework of God’s Creation and inspire you making the words of the bible come to life.

24th October 2024 - Depart UKRead More

We fly Turkish Airways from London Gatwick and depart at 10.45am and arrive in Izmir at 20.15pm via Istanbul. We will be met at the airport for transfer to Kusadasi . Check in and have evening dinner at the hotel.

 

25th October 2024 - KusadasiRead More

Today is a full day tour in Ephesus. Our first stop is a visit to the Basilica of St. John, housing an immersion baptismal and believed to be resting place of John.  From here we have an excellent overview of the Ephesus harbor and the Temple of Artemis, completed in its most famous phase around 550 BC and listed as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

Our journey continues to the archaeological marvel of Ephesus, a city steeped in biblical history and currently undergoing one of the most extensive restoration projects, showcasing miles of ancient treasures. We’ll also pay a visit to the House of Virgin Mary. Before returning to the hotel, we’ll make a stop at a Turkish rug cooperative. The day concludes with dinner at the hotel.

 

26th October 2024 - Kusadasi/PamukkaleRead More

After breakfast drive to Pamukkale, the cotton fortress. Visit Hierapolis, which is located right over the travertine terraces and which was a fashionable spa center in Roman times. Visit the Temple of Apollo, a breathtaking theater, the fascinating necropolis and some church ruins. Then onto Colossae, the city to which St. Paul wrote his letter from Ephesus. Proceed to Laodecia, one of the Seven churches addressed by John in the Revelation meaning “Sacred City” was an ancient center for pagan cults until it was transformed into a Christian center in the first century. Dinner at hotel.

27th October 2024 - Pamukkale/IzmirRead More

Today’s journey begins with a visit to nearby Philadelphia which was referred to as the “New Jerusalem” (Rev. 3:7-13) in the Book of Revelation. Not much is left of the city except for the ancient wall and the remains of a Byzantine basilica in the modern city of Alasehir. Continue to Sardis. Sardis was berated by John for its façade of strength when in reality; it was weak (Rev. 3:1-6). Here coins were minted, and the dyeing of wood originated. We’ll visit the gymnasium and synagogue. Our last stop on the way to Izmir will be in Thyatira to view the ancient roadway and period columns. Dinner at hotel.

28th October 2024 - Izmir/CanakkaleRead More

After breakfast visit Izmir, ancient Smyrna, and one of the Seven Churches of Revelation.  Smyrna is hidden under modern Izmir, but you will view the archeological remains of the Agora. And then drive to Pergamum. Once a busy trading center and the most favored of the Seven Churches, the church of Pergamum was praised for its forbearance (Rev. 2:12-17). It was here that the first Christians were executed by Rome. We’ll visit the fabled Acropolis, pass through the Royal Gates, view the foundations of the Temple of Zeus and visit the ruins of the library, which once held 200,000 volumes. And then proceed to Troy & stopping briefly in Alexandrian Troas along the way.  Troy was destroyed and rebuilt nine times and has nine cities situated one upon another.  Dinner at hotel in Canakkale.

29th October 2024 - Canakkale/IstanbulRead More

After breakfast drive to Istanbul via the Gallipoli Peninsula, scene of fierce fighting in World War I, to Istanbul, ancient Constantinople.  Upon arrival in Istanbul transfer to the hotel. Dinner at hotel.

30th October 2024 - IstanbulRead More

After breakfast we begin out full day city tour. Starting with a walk across the Byzantine Hippodrome, where chariot –races were held. Then we visit the famous Blue Mosque with its priceless coloured tiles. Continue to visit the 1,500-year-old St.Sophia, the Imperial Church of Byzantine Emperors, now a mosque. In the afternoon visit the magnificent Topkapi Palace (excluding Harem section) with its famous museums and pleasure gardens.  Continue the day wandering round the covered Grand Bazaar, the largest in the world boasting some 4,000 shops. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight.

31st October 2024 - Istanbul/UKRead More

Departure transfer to Istanbul airport for return flight departing at 11.45am to London Gatwick arriving at12.55pm on Turkish Airways.

Tour Information & PricesRead More

Prices:

£1395.00 per person sharing a double/twin bedded room.

£295.00 Single room supplement.

Non-refundable deposit of £250.00 per person upon booking.

Prices include:

  • Flights from London to Istanbul, Istanbul to Izmir and Istanbul to London.
  • 7 nights accommodation at 4 star hotels.
  • Daily breakfasts and 7 dinners at the hotels.
  • Entrance fees to the sites and museums as per the above itinerary.
  • Services of English speaking guide and air-conditioned coach throughout the tour.
  • Headset service throughout the tour.
  • Road tolls & parking fees.

Prices exclude:

  • All lunches.
  • Drinks during the meals.
  • Personal expenditures such as minibar, laundry, etc
  • Tips & Gratuities (£10 per person per day)

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