Turkey Mini Package Tour #4
3Days-2Nights Biblical Pilgrimage Tour
Day 1 : Izmir – Pergamon –Kusadasi:
Greeted by our guide in Izmir and visit the oldest church in ancient Smyrna St.Policarp, which sembolized the community of the Seven Churches of the Apocalypse.Drive to Pergamon, which was a great center of culture and the capital of East-Empire. On the Acropolis there are numerous remains including the celebrated Library, the steepest Theatre of Anatolia, the Temples of Trojan and Dionysus, the place of monumental Altar of Zeus famous with the relief of Gods and Devils, the Gymnasium situated on the terraces, the Lower Agora. After a delicious lunch with Turkish specialties you will visit the medical center of the ancient world, Asclepion, the first psychological treatment hospital dedicated to the God of Health. Then drive to Kusadasi and overnight.
Day 2 : Kusadasi-Ephesus-Laodicea – Pamukkale
You will visit the best preserved and restored ancient city in Turkey, which is known to be the Commercial, the Religious and the Social Center of Antiquity, and one of thr highlights of any visit in Turkey; Ephesus; a site 116 th years under excavation. Highlights will include the Celcus Libraray,(third largest library of ancient time) The Theatre,Agora, Temple of Hadrian,Trajan Fountain and join the lunch, after lunch After visit the ancient city join the lunch, then visit to the Virgin Mary House, where she spent her last days. Drive to Pamukkale and on the way see the ancient city of LAODICEA, the remains of the Cathedral still exists. Overnight in Pamukkale.
Day 3 : Pamukkale - Philadelphia - Sardes- Thyatira – Izmir Airport
Early morning start with the tour of the ancient city of HIERAPOLIS, the Theater and the well preserved Necropolis. Continue to PHILADELPHIA in ALASEHIR, visit the scanty remains of the Cathedral. Drive to SARDIS, capital of the ancient LYDIA; see the Temple of CYBELE & DIANA, which later became a church, the golden River Pactalos and the royal Road. Then drive to Akhisar to visit the church of ancient Thyatira. Our service ends in IZMIR airport. (Today’s meals: breakfast and lunch).
What is included:
Single Person : USD
Per person in D/R: USD