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7 Churches of Revelation Tour visiting Biblical sites in Western Turkey. 7 Churches Tour from Izmir
Smyrna (Izmir) - Pergamon (Bergama) - Laodicea -
Ephesus - Sardis - Philadephia - Thyatira - Hierapolis (Pamukkale)
We offer private 7 Churches Tours in Turkey visiting the 7 Churches of Revelation,
Seven Churches of Revelation Tour with expert tour guides. There are many biblical sites in Turkey.
For many generations Christians, or those who simply have an interest in Christian history and traditions, have traveled to the western part of Turkey which was known as Asia Minor in the biblical times, The Asia Minor is known for the 7 churches of the Book of Revelation. On top of that St. Paul travelled to the area several times. Near Ephesus, there is a possible house where Virgin Mary spent her last years. Ephesus and the surrounding areas had a history of spiritual awakening and Christian revival.
When did John wrote the Book of Revelation?
Apostle John, one of the important figures of early Christianity, faced exile from Asia Minor to Patmos in 95 AD during the reign of Roman Emperor Domitianus. This event had a significant impact on the world of faith, providing the ideal environment for the writing of the Book of Revelation. Around 96 AD, while living on the Island of Patmos, located approximately 50 nautical miles southwest of Ephesus and 33 nautical miles west of Miletus. The exile of the Apostle John to Patmos and the subsequent writing of the Book of Revelation stands as a pivotal moment in Christian history, demonstrating the power of faith even in the face of difficulties.
What are the names of 7 Churches of Revelations today?
The Seven Churches of Revelation are ancient churches that St. John wrote about in the book of Revelation of the New Testament. All the 7 churches mentioned are located at the western part of Turkey. Biblical sites in Western Turkey:
Can you visit the 7 churches of Revelation?
Absolutely! Visiting the seven churches mentioned in the Book of Revelation is an exciting and meaningful journey. Exploring these historic sites can give you a unique insight into the early Christian period and deepen your understanding of the messages conveyed in the biblical text. So if you are passionate about biblical history, visiting the Seven Churches of Revelation can be a captivating and enriching experience.
Where did Apostle John die?
It is said that the Apostle John, one of the important figures in the history of Christianity, lived a long life and eventually died of natural causes in Ephesus around 98 AD during the reign of Roman Emperor Trajan. Remarkably, he was the only apostle who was not martyred, while the remaining eleven faced persecution and lost their lives for their faith. Four centuries after the burial, Byzantine Emperor Justinian sought to honor the memory of the Apostle John by ordering the construction of a large church over his burial site in Ephesus. This magnificent structure, known as the Basilica of St. John, still stands today in Selcuk, a charming town in western Turkey. Built to commemorate the apostle's life and teachings, the basilica is a testament to the enduring legacy of John the Apostle and his significant contributions to the spread of Christianity.
Walking in the footsteps of Saint John
We have a background in sharing the Western Part of Turkey's Christian Heritage with others, having worked with a broad selection of churches and mission organisations over the years. We are always pleased to organise Biblical Tours of Western Turkey, visiting seven churches of revelation and beyond. We are sure that you will find them interesting whether you are a Christian or religious person or simply interested.
Our 3-Day Tour of 7 Churches offers a unique opportunity to discover the historical and religious significance of the seven churches mentioned in the book of Revelation. Besides these precious places, we also added a visit to Hierapolis, especially the place where the Apostle Philip was martyred. Also, get ready for a fascinating experience on the surreal white calcium carbonate terraces of Pamukkale. This tour promises to leave you with a deeper understanding of these biblical landmarks and a deep sense of connection to history.
Depending on how long you area able to tour for. A one day Biblical Ephesus Tour can take you to many sights of Christian interest in Ephesus. If you have 2 or more days there are many more possibilities such as a tour incorporating ancient cities of Pergamon, Laodicea, Hierapolis (Pamukkale) etc. Get in touch for more details.
1We are happy to offer two different 7 Churches Tour options depending on your preferred travel time. Option No. 1, which operates between April and October, allows you to enjoy the beauties and favorable weather of Turkey in these months, allowing you to explore historical churches in pleasant conditions. On the other hand, Option No. 2, which operates between November and March, provides a unique perspective as you witness the tranquility of the winter months and delve into the rich Christian Heritage of Asia Minor. Whatever option you choose, our professional team is expertly trained to provide you with an extraordinary and immersive journey, offering insightful guidance and ensuring your comfort throughout the tour. We look forward to creating an unforgettable experience for you when you embark on this spiritual journey in Turkey.
Below please find suggested 3 Days Seven Churches Tour Turkey itineraries:
7 Churches Tour Turkey Price: 950 Euro (Total to be paid for the group of 1-5 people)
* Above rate is NOT a per person rate. It is total to be paid for your group.
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Private Tour Payments can be made in Euros, Turkish Liras, British Pounds and US Dollars cash at the end of the tour. There is no prepayment required for the booking. We only accept cash payments. Entrance fees can be paid with credit cards.
* We recommend the guests to obltain Museum Pass Turkey or Museum Pass Aegean. This would be a more economical option for the costs of entry to the sites.
For more information and availability, we kindly request that you reach out to us. At your convenience, please don't hesitate to contact our team, as we are more than eager to assist you. Rest assured that our dedicated staff is ready to provide you with comprehensive details and guide you through the process. We value your interest and look forward to the opportunity to serve you.
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Ephesus Tour from Kusadasi Port
Ephesus Tour from Izmir
Ephesus Tour from Selcuk
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Kusadasi Airport Transfer
Kusadasi Pamukkale Tour
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Istanbul Ephesus Tour
Ephesus Guided Tour
Ephesus Shore Excursions
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7 Churches Tour Turkey
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