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$68.50 Cultural & Theme Tours

Kusadasi to Leodicia and Aphrodisias Full-Day Private Tour

Start your experience on this private tour with a pickup at your centrally located Kusadasi hotel. Board your air-conditioned coach and admire Turkey’s picturesque countryside on route to Laodicea.Hear engrossing facts about this ancient city on your 3.5-hour journey, including how it was once the jewel of the Lycus River valley. Known in early times as Diospolis, the city was named Laodicea ad Lyceum around the 2nd century BC, and, under Roman rule, became a hugely important trading center in Asia Minor.Enjoy a fascinating tour of the ruins, many of them the monuments that once attested to the city’s power and prosperity. Amble along colonnaded streets, and see baths, theaters and the stadium, where an underground passage used by chariots and horses still stands.Afterward, continue to Aphrodisias, about 1.5 hours away. On arrival, enjoy an included lunch at a local restaurant (see the Itinerary for a sample menu). Then, explore the remains of this Ancient Greek city that was dedicated to Aphrodite, the goddess of Love, and famed for its school of sculpture due to its nearby marble quarries.As you walk, hear about the city’s golden age, when pilgrims flocked to its temple to Aphrodite. See the temple remains, the 2nd-century Roman gate and the marble theater, and tread in the footsteps of long-ago spectators at the stadium, one of the best preserved of its kind in the Mediterranean. Then, visit the on-site museum to see some of the city’s famed marble statues. Following your visit, relax on your drive back Kusadasi, where your tour ends with a hotel drop-off.

$370 Day Trips & Excursions

4 Days-Seven Churches of Revelation Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Pergamon Theatre, Bergama, Izmir Province, Turkish Aegean CoastPergamon, the place where wrote St John to the church of Pergamon, ‘’Satan’s throne is sited. Visit the church of Pergamon, the red-court, AcropolisDuration: 3 hoursStop At: Sardis (Sardes), Salihli, Manisa ProvinceSardis; the ancient Lydian capital.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Philadelphia Siesean Kilisesi, Alasehir, Manisa ProvincePhiladelphia, the youngest of the Seven Churches of Revelation and visitng early church and city wallsDuration: 1 hourStop At: Laodicea, DenizliLaodicea a Crossroads of the ancient world. one of the best preserved ancient city in western mediterranean.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Pamukkale Thermal Pools, PamukkaleAncient city of Hierapolis, home of Philip the Evangelist than swim in Pamukkale hot springs(calsium terraces). Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Ephesus Museum, Selcuk, Izmir Province, Turkish Aegean CoastAncient Ephesus, the UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the Seven churches of Apocalypse. walk on the remarkably preserved wide marble streets,flanked by colomns,temples and fountains. We look at all the famous highlights like the, Celsus Library, Great Theater which is still used for performances and special events today. Next; St John basilica and House of Virgin Mary, beautifully situated in the solmissos Mountains,is considered by the vatican to be final resting place of the Virgin Mary.Duration: 4 hours

$570.87 Multi-day & Extended Tours

7 Days - Seven Churches of Revelation Tour and Istanbul all Included

DAY 01: ARRIVAL TO ISTANBUL : Welcome to Turkey! After your arrival to Ataturk (IST) or Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW), pick up at the exit of first gate by driver. Our crew will be holding a sign with your name on it. Transfer to hotel and stay overnight in Istanbul.DAY 2: PERGAMON, SMYRNA AND ST POLYCARP CHURCH : Around 04:30 am we pick you up from your Istanbul Hotel, then transfer to the airport for your flight to Izmir(Smyrna). After your flight, upon arrival to Izmir, our crew will meet you in the Izmir Airport where you will see our crew holding a sign with your name on it.Then departure for Pergamon (Bergama), the place where, wrote St. John to the church of Pergamon, “Satan’s throne is sited. Visit the Church of Pergamon, the red-court, Acropolis, after lunch; we drive to Smyrna (Izmir), recipient of a letter from St Paul praising the early believers for their faithfulness. Visiting to St. Polycarp Church and a short tour of the city at the end of the tour, return to the Izmir and stay overnight.DAY 3: PAMUKKALE, SARDIS, PHILADELPHIA AND THYATIRA : In the morning,we visit the remains of the church of Thyatira, then ancient city and ruins of the famous church of Sardis the ancient Lydian capital. Midday we will have a lunch breake and then visit to Philadelphia (Alasehir), the youngest of the “Seven Churches of Revelation”, visiting the still standing remains of an early church and the city walls. Afternoon we visit the ancient city of Hierapolis home of Philip the Evangelist. Have a break at the calcium terraces of Pamukkale. At the end of the Tours tay overnight in Pamukkale. DAY 04: EPHESUS RUINS & LAODICEA :  In the morning we visit the Laodicea a crossroads of the ancient World then drive to the Ephesus, one of the “Seven Churches of Revelation”. Visit to St. John Basilica and the, Last abode of Virgin Mary at Mount Solmissos. Visit to the old Greco-Roman city of Ephesus, most important of the “Seven Churches of Asia Minor”, where St. John brought Mary in fulfillment of his pledge to Jesus to protect her, she is believed to have taken into heaven. At the end of the tour transfer to Kusadasi and stay overnight.DAY 05: FREE DAY IN KUSADASI: According to your afternoon flight transfer to the Airport and flight to Istanbul.DAY 06: FREE DAY IN ISTANBUL : You have free day to explore Old City on your own. If you like to have guided tour, we can also arrange you  Istanbul Old City Walking Tour. Our team will contact you for asking that you wish to join this tour.DAY 07: DEPARTURE FROM ISTANBUL : According to flight time, we will transfer you to Ataturk (IST) or Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW).End of our service, hope to see you again!

$126.73 Cultural & Theme Tours

Daily Laodicea and Aphrodisias Tour From Kusadasi

Start your experience on this private tour with a pickup at your centrally located Kusadasi hotel. Board your air-conditioned coach and admire Turkey’s picturesque countryside on route to Laodicea.Hear engrossing facts about this ancient city on your 3.5-hour journey, including how it was once the jewel of the Lycus River valley. Known in early times as Diospolis, the city was named Laodicea ad Lyceum around the 2nd century BC, and, under Roman rule, became a hugely important trading center in Asia Minor.Enjoy a fascinating tour of the ruins, many of them the monuments that once attested to the city’s power and prosperity. Amble along colonnaded streets, and see baths, theaters and the stadium, where an underground passage used by chariots and horses still stands.Afterward, continue to Aphrodisias, about 1.5 hours away. On arrival, enjoy an included lunch at a local restaurant (see the Itinerary for a sample menu). Then, explore the remains of this Ancient Greek city that was dedicated to Aphrodite, the goddess of Love, and famed for its school of sculpture due to its nearby marble quarries.As you walk, hear about the city’s golden age, when pilgrims flocked to its temple to Aphrodite. See the temple remains, the 2nd-century Roman gate and the marble theater, and tread in the footsteps of long-ago spectators at the stadium, one of the best preserved of its kind in the Mediterranean. Then, visit the on-site museum to see some of the city’s famed marble statues. Following your visit, relax on your drive back Kusadasi, where your tour ends with a hotel drop-off.

$156.42 Cultural & Theme Tours

Daily Laodicea and Aphrodisias Tour From Izmir

Start your experience on this private tour with a pickup at your centrally located Izmir hotel. Board your air-conditioned coach and admire Turkey’s picturesque countryside on route to Laodicea. Hear engrossing facts about this ancient city on your 3.5-hour journey, including how it was once the jewel of the Lycus River valley. Known in early times as Diospolis, the city was named Laodicea ad Lyceum around the 2nd century BC, and, under Roman rule, became a hugely important trading center in Asia Minor. Enjoy a fascinating tour of the ruins, many of them the monuments that once attested to the city’s power and prosperity. Amble along colonnaded streets, and see baths, theaters and the stadium, where an underground passage used by chariots and horses still stands. Afterward, continue to Aphrodisias, about 1.5 hours away. On arrival, enjoy an included lunch at a local restaurant (see the Itinerary for a sample menu). Then, explore the remains of this Ancient Greek city that was dedicated to Aphrodite, the goddess of Love, and famed for its school of sculpture due to its nearby marble quarries. As you walk, hear about the city’s golden age, when pilgrims flocked to its temple to Aphrodite. See the temple remains, the 2nd-century Roman gate and the marble theater, and tread in the footsteps of long-ago spectators at the stadium, one of the best preserved of its kind in the Mediterranean. Then, visit the on-site museum to see some of the city’s famed marble statues. Following your visit, relax on your drive back Kusadasi, where your tour ends with a hotel drop-off.

$393.90 Multi-day & Extended Tours

3-Day Seven Churches of Revelation Tour from Izmir

Day 1: Izmir - Smyrna - Pergamum - Thyatira - Izmir (L)After pickup from your Izmir hotel or Izmir Airport, settle into your comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle and visit Izmir Agora, once part of the ancient city of Smyrna.Then, make the journey to visit the ancient ruins of Pergamum, including its famous Asclepion healing center. Next, continue to the relics of Thyatira, a city of artisans’ guilds during St. Paul's time and one that received one of the longest letters in the Revelations.Overnight: 4-star hotel in Izmir Day 2: Ephesus - St. Mary’s House - Pamukkale (B, L, D)This morning, head to Ephesus, one of the most important cities in the eastern Roman Empire, and home to many Greco-Roman and Christian remains. St. Paul resided and preached here between 54 and 57 AD. After exploring here, visit the nearby House of the Virgin Mary, where a chapel stands on a wooded hilltop marking the site of what’s believed to have been her last home.Make a short visit to St. John's Basilica and then continue to Pamukkale for overnight and dinnerOvernight: 4-star hotel in Pamukkale Day 3: Pamukkale - Hierapolis - Laodicea - Philadelphia - Sardis - Izmir (B, L)After breakfast at your hotel, set off to tour Hierapolis, the one-time home of Philip the Evangelist’s home. Stroll around the Greco-Roman remnants to see the extensive necropolis, churches, and baths, and then stop at nearby Laodicea. This afternoon, continue to the archaeological site of Philadelphia, a favorite city of St. Paul and St. John, and visit Sardis, the capital of the kingdom of Lydia, to inspect the remnants of its beautiful gymnasium and marble-paved synagogue. Later, return to Izmir and finish your tour with a drop-off at the airport or your hotel.

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