Join Perry Stone on an 8 day Seven Churches of the Revelation, starting at $3,599* from New York, NY departing on November 23, 2021. Journey to places such as Laodicea, Istanbul, Pergamum, Ephesus, Smyrna, and much more! *Prices reflect a 4% cash discount Not Included in Price Visas ...Read More
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Join Perry Stone on an 8 day Seven Churches of the Revelation, starting at $3,599* from New York, NY departing on November 23, 2021. Journey to places such as Laodicea, Istanbul, Pergamum, Ephesus, Smyrna, and much more!
*Prices reflect a 4% cash discount
Not Included in Price
- government mandated medical tests
medical insurance coverage
Day 1 Tuesday, Nov. 23 – Depart Home
Day 2 Wednesday, Nov. 24 – Arrive in Turkey
Day 3 Thursday, Nov. 25 – Istanbul, Izmir
Day 4 Friday, Nov. 26 – Pergamum, Thyatira
Day 5 Saturday, Nov. 27 – Smyrna, Sardis, Philadelphia
Day 6 Sunday, Nov. 28 - Laodicea, Hierapolis, Colossae, Kusadasi
Day 7 Monday, Nov. 29 – Ephesus
Day 8 Tuesday, Nov. 30 – Return to USA
Day 1 - Tuesday, Nov. 23 – Depart Home
Your pilgrimage begins as you board your international flight for Istanbul.
Day 2 - Wednesday, Nov. 24 – Arrive in Turkey
Upon arrival, you will be met by our airport representative. Transfer to your hotel in Istanbul for dinner and overnight.
Day 3 - Thursday, Nov. 25 – Istanbul, Izmir
The bejeweled capital of Istanbul sits between two continents. Walk through Hagia Sophia, which was the largest church in Christendom for 1000 years, built by Justinian (532-537 A.D.). The church has 107 columns, fossil embedded white marble floors, and beautiful glass mosaics. Enjoy the aroma of cinnamon, cloves, thyme, and other exotic spices as you explore the Grand Bazaar. Over 4000 shops sell everything from herbs to gold. This afternoon you will fly to Izmir. Dinner and overnight in Izmir.
Day 4 - Friday, Nov. 26 – Pergamum, Thyatira
Pergamum is one of the seven churches mentioned in Revelations (Rev. 2:12). It displeased the Lord because it tolerated the doctrine of the Nicolatianes which Christ hated (Rev. 2:13-17). The fabled Acropolis towers 1000 feet above the town and commands a spectacular panorama. As you pass through the Royal Gates, you will enter one of the great centers of classic Greek culture. You will see the foundations of the Temple of Zeus, the Temple of Athena, and the ruins of the Library, which once held 200,000 parchment volumes. You will see the remains of the Temple of Trajan, the Grand Theatre, the Gymnasium, and the Health Center (Aesclepion). Visit Thyatira once a busy trading center and home to Lydia, the “seller of purple” (Acts 16). Today, it is famous for Persian rugs. Thyatira, which is one of the Seven Churches mentioned in Revelation, tolerated the false prophetess, Jezebel (Rev. 1:11; 2:18-29). Dinner and overnight in Izmir.
Day 5 - Saturday, Nov. 27 – Smyrna, Sardis, Philadelphia
The third largest city in modern Turkey is Izmir, long a center for Jewish and Christian communities. In Paul’s day, the town was known as Smyrna. It was also one of the Seven Churches of Revelation (Rev. 2:8-11). You will see the Agora, the colonnaded commercial center where Roman statues can still be seen. Travel to Sardis, another of the Seven Churches of Revelation. You will be impressed by the massive scale of the Temple of Artemis, the white marble Royal Road, the gymnasium, and the synagogue. Visit the site of Philadelphia also one of the Seven Churches of Revelation (Rev. 3:7-13). Christ told those who overcame that He would write upon them “the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is New Jerusalem.” (Rev.3:12) Today, not much is left to mark the spot. You will see an ancient wall and the remains of a Byzantine basilica. Dinner and overnight in Pamukkale.
Day 6 - Sunday, Nov. 28 - Laodicea, Hierapolis, Colossae, Kusadasi
The Christians of Laodicea, one of the Seven Churches (Rev. 3:14-22), were chastised for being lukewarm, “You are neither cold nor hot” (Rev. 3:15), and for being too comfortable incorporating pagan and Christian beliefs. In the famous scripture from Revelation (3:20-21), Jesus says to the Laodicean church: “Behold, I stand at the door and knock . . . ” Today, there are many acres of ruins to see, including the stadium and columned streets. Hierapolis is blessed by hot mineral springs and some of the best-preserved Roman ruins in Asia Minor. Paul mentions Hierapolis in his Letter to the Colossians in saluting Epaphras, a fellow laborer, for his love of the brethren there (Colossians 4:13). The ruins cover more than a mile. You will see the impressive amphitheater with seats still in perfect condition. You will see the City Gates, column-lined streets, and arches, which have stood through time and earthquakes. Today, the area is known as Pamukkale, meaning “Cotton Castle”, named for the limestone-laden hot springs which cascade from one white-edged terrace pool to the next. Famous as the receiver of Paul’s letter to the Colossians, the town of Colossae has fallen into obscurity. While you can still see traces of the theatre, the Necropolis and the Church, the ancient city is mostly indistinguishable ruins. From here we drive to Kusadasi for check in, dinner and overnight.
Day 7 - Monday, Nov. 29 – Ephesus
Ephesus is one of the Seven Churches of Revelation (Rev. 1:11). In ancient days, Ephesus was a bustling port town of 250,000, graced with wide, colonnade bordered streets. Today, you will be impressed with the spectacular excavations of the major streets of ancient Ephesus. You will view the Library and the huge Agora. The Temple of Artemis was declared one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Today, only a single column remains to mark the site. You will visit the Basilica of St. John, the traditional site of his grave. From the basilica, enjoy a commanding view of the area. You will visit the Museum of Ephesus for an up-close look at artifacts from the ancient city. You will have time to explore this powerful city on your own and recreate some of the footsteps of Paul. Those who are returning to the USA tomorrow will fly to Istanbul for check in, dinner and overnight.
Day 8 - Tuesday, Nov. 30 – Return to USA
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Monday, Nov. 29 – Ephesus / Kusadasi
After our day of sightseeing, we will enjoy dinner and overnight in our hotel in Kusadasi.
Tuesday, Nov. 30 – Fly to Keyseri / Zelve Valley / Uchisar / Goreme Open Air Museum / Overnight in Cappadocia
After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Izmir airport for your flight to Kayseri. Drive to Cappadocia and visit the Zelve Valley. This is an amazing cave town honeycombed with homes or religious and secular chambers. This place was inhabited until the 1950s, when erosion of land became too risky for the inhabitants. Uchisar is situated at the highest point of Cappadocia. The top of the Uchisar Castle provides a magnificent panorama of the surrounding area with Mount Erciyes in the distance. Many rooms carved into the rock are connected to each other through stairs, tunnels and passages. At the Goreme Open Air Museum, Orthodox monks carved out the soft rocks to form beautiful houses, churches, and monasteries between the 10th-13th centuries. These Christian sanctuaries contain spectacular examples of Byzantine art from the post-iconoclastic period. These frescos are a unique artistic achievement from this period. This place is the most popular and famous attraction of Cappadocia, and one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Dinner and overnight will be at the hotel in Cappadocia.
Wednesday, Dec. 1 – Cappadocia / Optional Early Morning Balloon Ride ($200 additional) / Ozkonak Underground City
For those who choose to do so, there is an optional early wake up to join the balloon ride over Cappadocia. Every flight is a fantastic adventure as you float intimately amongst the fairy chimneys and soar over the magnificent Cappadocian landscape. A flight in Cappadocia is truly “the experience of a lifetime!” A hot-air balloon flight is unique compared to other flight experiences as there is no sensation of motion. When traveling at heights of up to 1500 feet, you have the feeling of peace and tranquility. The earth slowly descends and rotates below you. Within moments after lift-off, you become at ease while you effortlessly drift over the treetops and the spectacular Cappadocian landscape. Ozkonak Underground City is situated 5 miles North of Avanos town. This glorious structure reflects the dreamy historical atmosphere due to its architectural characteristic and its geopolitical situation. The breathtaking, unique and incredible underground city hollowed out of tufa rock was built by the locals in order to defend themselves from the invasions of the warriors. It dates back to B.C 400, Byzantine (Rome) Era. Dinner and overnight will be at the hotel in Cappadocia.
Thursday, Dec. 2 – Morning Flight to Istanbul. Bosphorus Cruise / Grand Bazaar / Golden Horn Tour
After breakfast at the hotel, drive to Kayseri airport for your flight to Istanbul. Arrive in Istanbul and meet with your guide. Enjoy the Bosphorus Cruise. You will also have the opportunity to shop in the famous Grand Bazaar and take the Golden Horn tour. It is the world’s largest natural harbor, dividing Istanbul and providing natural protection for Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman and other maritime shipping for hundreds of years. Dinner & Overnight will be in Istanbul.
Friday, Dec. 3 – Depart to USA
Fly Home with great memories that will stay with you for a lifetime. Meals Served in Flight.
Guests taking an extension may be on a different flight than their group and/or traveling companion.
*All prices reflect a 4% cash discount.