9 Day All Inclusive Turkey Tour 2025

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A Journey to the Seven Churches of Revelation

We want to invite you on an unforgettable journey through Turkey, filled with ancient biblical history, culture, and spiritual blessings. We’ll visit places that witnessed events of decisive and enduring importance in the history of humanity.

This journey will provide you a deeper understanding of the scriptures as you travel through the lands of the Bible. There are more biblical sites in Turkey than in any other country, making it known as the second Holy Land. Not only will you visit the sites of each of the Seven Churches, but you’ll also visit the actual places that the New Testament letters were penned or received. Imagine being in Ephesus, site of so many teachings that establish our salvation!

You can read your way through the New Testament, or you can bring it to life with an all-inclusive trip to where it all took place. At the end of this tour, two things will most certainly be changed: you, and your understanding of the Bible.

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Our tours are all-inclusive. Always.

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Deluxe A/C Buses
Portable Listening Devices
Fuel Surcharges
Buffet Breakfasts & Dinners
International Airfare


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Join us for 9 Days in Turkey on the Seven Churches of Revelation Tour


Day by Day

  • 1
    Flight from New York
    USA / Istanbul

    Our journey begins as we board our overnight connecting flight to Istanbul. Meals served on board.

  • 2

    Upon arrival in Istanbul we meet our guide and travel to our hotel near Taksim Square, the bustling heart of modern Istanbul. We dine and overnight in Istanbul.

  • 3
    Istanbul / Topkapi Palace / Grand Bazaar

    After breakfast we begin our tour of Istanbul. Previously known as Byzantium and Constantinople, the city of Istanbul is 2,600 years old. First, we visit the beautiful Rustem Pasha Mosque with its 2,300 colored tiles designed by Mimar Sinan, a prolific Ottoman imperial architect. Next we treat our senses to the nearby Spice Bazaar in Eminönü. Words cannot describe the extraordinary experience of walking through this three-century-old covered market. We enjoy a stroll through the Hippodrome (a public arena for sporting and social events since 203 AD) in the Old City.

    We tour the legendary Hagia Sophia (originally known as Megale Ekklesia or “Great Church”), the symbol of Constantinople and Istanbul. From the 6th century to the 15th century, Hagia Sophia served as an Eastern Orthodox cathedral and the seat of the Patriarchate of Constantinople. Today it is a museum, where 12 centuries of beautiful mosaics are on display. Next we stop at the 15th-century Topkapi Palace, the primary residence of the Ottoman sultans for over 400 years. We conclude our day with shopping at the Grand Bazaar, one of the oldest and largest covered markets in the world. The bazaar, which first opened in 1461 AD, comprises over 60 streets and welcomes up to 400,000 visitors each day to its maze of banks, cafés, fountains, shops, shrines, and workshops. We then return to our hotel for dinner and overnight.

  • 4
    Thyatira / Sardis / Philadelphia / Denizli

    Today after an early breakfast, we ferry southwest across the Sea of Marmara to the Port of Bandirma. From there we drive to the ancient town of Thyatira, one of the Seven Churches of Revelation praised for its increasing faith but admonished for its tolerance of Jezebel (Revelation 2:18:28). Next we travel a brief route south to Sardis, where we explore the white marble Royal Road, the massive Temple of Artemis, the Bath-Gymnasium, and the famous Sardis Synagogue (Revelation 3:1-6). Here at the synagogue, ongoing archaeological expeditions by Harvard and Cornell Universities have unearthed over 80 Greek and 7 Hebrew inscriptions as well as numerous mosaic floors, making this one of the most significant synagogues of antiquity.

    Continuing on, we visit the modern town of Alasehir (ancient Philadelphia) for a heartwarming tour highlighting the church that received God’s highest commendation (Revelation 3:7-13). Here we see remains of a Byzantine basilica with 11th-century frescoes. In the evening we travel to the modern city of Denizli, where we check into our hotel for dinner and overnight.

  • 5
    Pamukkale / Laodicea / Kusadasi

    This morning we are off to visit Pamukkale (“cotton castle”) and dip our feet in the thermal waters that flow down the hilltop’s unique white travertine terraces. At the summit we explore the archaeological remains of Hierapolis, a significant site of early Christianity thanks to Paul’s missionary efforts here (Colossians 4:13). We stroll among a number of important ruins, including well-preserved Roman structures such as the town theatre and the Temple of Apollo.

    Next we continue on to Laodicea. This city was one of the Severn Churches whose inhabitants were chastised by the apostle John for being “neither cold nor hot” (Revelation 3:14-22). Here we see the site’s well-preserved stadium, gymnasium, and theatres, giving us insight into the city’s former prominence. We then drive to Kusadasi, a beautiful resort town on the coast of the Aegean Sea, where we check into our hotel for dinner and overnight.

  • 6
    Ephesus / Kusadasi

    Today we are off to explore Ephesus. Located in the modern town of Selcuk, ancient Ephesus is one of the most well-preserved archaeological sites in Turkey. Originally an ancient Greek Ionic city built in the 10th century BC, Ephesus grew to be one of the largest metropolises in the Roman Empire. Ephesus also played a vital role in the spread of Christianity. Starting in the first century AD, notable Christians such as Paul and John visited and rebuked the cults of Artemis, winning many Christian converts in the process (Acts 19:8-10). Mary, mother of Jesus, is thought to have spent her last years in Ephesus with John, who was entrusted with her care.

    We walk on the Marble Road, passing numerous historically rich sites including the Temple of Artemis, the Trajan Fountain, and the Temple of Hadrian. We also see the Library of Celsus and sit in the largest surveying theatre of the Roman period, capable of entertaining up to 25,000 spectators. This was the site of an uprising provoked by a merchant named Demetrius against Saint Paul and his teachings (Acts 19:23). We stop at the ruins of Saint John’s Basilica; constructed by Justinian I in the 6th century, this basilica stands over the believed burial site of John the Apostle. We return to our hotel in Kusadasi for dinner and overnight.

  • 7
    Smyrna / Pergamum / Canakkale

    This morning we drive to the thriving modern city of Izmir and visit the ruins of ancient Smyrna, another of the Seven Churches (Revelation 2:811). It was here that the apostle John relayed a promise from God: “Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life” (Revelation 2:10). We continue on to Pergamum, one of the most powerful and wealthy cities in the ancient world. In the book of Revelation, the risen Christ instructed John to convey the message that the people of Pergamum, the site of “Satan’s throne,” needed to repent (Revelation 2:12-17).

    Afterwards, we tour the Acropolis of Pergamum, the pagan temples, and the Altar of Zeus. We test the acoustic phenomenon of the Great Theatre, which could entertain 10,000 spectators in its day. We also view the remains of the famous Library of Pergamum before continuing to Canakkale, where we check into our hotel for dinner and overnight.

  • 8
    Troy / Istanbul

    After breakfast we drive to the village of Tevfikiye near the entrance of the Dardanelles to see the remains of the legendary city of Troy. Settled as early as 3000 BC, Troy was made famous by Homer’s Iliad. Afterwards, we cross the Dardanelles by ferry and head to Istanbul for dinner and overnight.

  • 9
    Istanbul / USA

    This morning we begin our journey home, rejoicing in our unforgettable experiences in Turkey. Our hearts are full; we visited the Seven Churches of Revelation, and we will never be the same (Numbers 6:24–26).

Departure Date
Apr 28 - May 06, 2025
Price / Person
Tour Number: 250411 MTI

From New York with Maranatha Tours

Optional Bosphorus Cruise & Asia Pre-Extension for $349
Optional More of Turkey & Cappadocia Post-Extension for $1,299

Departure Date
Jun 02 - Jun 10, 2025
Price / Person
Tour Number: 250611 MTI

From New York with Maranatha Tours

Optional Bosphorus Cruise & Asia Pre-Extension for $349
Optional More of Turkey & Cappadocia Post-Extension for $1,299

Departure Date
Aug 04 - Aug 12, 2025
Price / Person
Tour Number: 250811 MTI

From New York with Maranatha Tours

Optional Bosphorus Cruise & Asia Pre-Extension for $349
Optional More of Turkey & Cappadocia Post-Extension for $1,299

Departure Date
Oct 06 - Oct 14, 2025
Price / Person
Tour Number: 251011 MTI

From New York with Maranatha Tours

Optional Bosphorus Cruise & Asia Pre-Extension for $349
Optional More of Turkey & Cappadocia Post-Extension for $1,299

Departure Date
Nov 10 - Nov 18, 2025
Price / Person
Tour Number: 251111 MTI

From New York with Maranatha Tours

Optional Bosphorus Cruise & Asia Pre-Extension for $349
Optional More of Turkey & Cappadocia Post-Extension for $1,299

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