Ongoing archaeological excavations in Turkey help to uncover more every day, and help us to better understand the Revelation. “Can I take a trip to the actual sites of these seven churches?” is a common question. “Yes” you can. This one-week program is the most comprehensive meeting and visitation of the Seven Cities of Revelation ever organized. All tours are led by expert scholars. Pre or post meeting tours to Patmos, Miletus and Gulet Boat, available on request.

Progam

Jun 4 Sun Arrive Izmir Airport (airport code ADB)
*Please give us your arrival flight information
Our representative will meet you at Izmir Airport with a “TUTKU” sign. Transfer to Aria Claros Resort Hotel in Ozdere near Ephesus, Izmir.
17:30-18:30 Worship Service
18:30-18:35 Opening Ceremony – Levent Oral, President of Tutku Educational Travel
18:35-18:45 Erin Dailey – Director of Operations, Tutku Educational Travel
18:45-18:50 Welcome - Dr. Mark Wilson, Program Director
18:50-18:55 Introduction of the groups, churches, and countries
18:55-19:00 Welcome from a local pastor
19:00-20:00 Dinner at hotel
20:00-20:45 The Messages to the Seven Churches

Jun 5 Mon Half Day Presentations & Afternoon Smyrna Agora visit
07:00-08:30 Breakfast
08:45-09:00 Worship Songs
09:00-09:45 Patmos among the Seven Churches
09:50-10:35 Ephesus among the Seven Churches
10:35-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-11:45 Smyrna among the Seven Churches
12:00-13:00 Lunch
13:00-14:30 Drive to Izmir for Smyrna visit
14:45-16:20 Smyrna Agora visit *Dr. Mark Wilson will accompany the groups to point out the Christian graffiti
16:30-17:40 Return to hotel
19:00-20:00 Dinner
20:00-20:45 Lecture by Dr. Jim Hoffmeier “Some Motifs in the Book of Revelation and Ancient Egyptian Counterparts”

Jun 6 Tue Ephesus Tour
07:00-08:00 Breakfast
08:00-08:30 Departure from hotel and drive to Ephesus
08:30-11:30 Ephesus
11:45-12:30 St. John’s Basilica
12:45-14:15 Lunch & shopping opportunity at the Handmade Carpet Center
14:30-15:45 Ephesus Museum
16:00-16:30 Return to hotel
19:00-20:00 Dinner
20:10-20:55 Presentation

Jun 7 Wed All Day Presentations
07:00-08:30 Breakfast
08:45-09:00 Worship Songs
09:00-09:45 Thyatira among the Seven Churches
09:50-10:35 Pergamum among the Seven Churches
10:35-11:00 Coffee/Tea Break
11:00-11:45 Sardis among the Seven Churches
11:45-12:30 Presentation
12:30-13:30 Lunch at hotel
13:30-13:45 Worship songs
13:45-14:30 Philadelphia among the Seven Churches
14:30-15:00 Coffee break
15:00-15:45 Laodicea among the Seven Churches
16:00-17:30 Optional tour to Claros (tell us in advance if you wish to join this tour)
19:00-20:00 Dinner at hotel

Jun 8 Thu Pergamum & Thyatira Tour
06:45-07:45 Breakfast
07:45-09:45 Drive to Bergama
09:45-12:15 Pergamum tour of Acropolis and Red Basilica
12:15-13:45 Lunch in Bergama or Akhisar
13:45-14:45 Drive to site
14:45-15:45 Thyatira tour
16:00-17:30 Main Tour participants return to Aria Claros hotel for dinner.
19:00-20:00 Dinner at hotel
20:15-21:00 Closing ceremony – Mark Wilson, Levent Oral, sharing of memories by participants

Jun 9 Fri Sardis – Philadelphia – Laodicea– Izmir or Pamukkale
06:00-06:50 Breakfast
07:00-08:15 Departure from hotel
08:15-10:15 Sardis tour
10:15-11:00 Drive toAlaşehir
11:00-11:30 Philadelphia tour: Church of St. John
11:30-12:45 Drive to Denizli
12:45-13:45 Lunch
14:00-16:00 Laodicea tour
16:00-19:30 GSM participants and post-tour participants return to Aria Claros hotel for dinner.
16:00-18:00 Gulet Boat participants visit Hierapolis,
19:00-20:00 Dinner and overnight at Doğa Thermal Hotel in Karahayıt

Jun 10 Sat Departures for return home
07:00-09:30 Breakfast - Transfer to Izmir airport for departure *Please give us your departure flight information


PATMOS PRE-TOUR PROGRAM 
June 2 - 4

Jun 2 Fri Arrive Izmir Airport – Transfer to Aria Claros https://www.ariaclaros.com 19:00 Dinner at the hotel.
Jun 3 Sat 06:00-19:00 Daily Patmos Tour. Return to Kusadasi with transfer to Aria Claros for dinner and overnight.
Jun 4 Sun Breakfast & Dinner at the hotel. Main program starts.


MILETUS PRE-TOUR PROGRAM 
June 2 - 4

Jun 2 Fri Arrive Izmir Airport – Transfer to Aria Claros https://www.ariaclaros.com 19:00 Dinner at the hotel.
Jun 3 Sat 08:30-17:00 Miletus, Didyma, Priene Daily tour. Dinner at the hotel.
Jun 4 Sun Breakfast & Dinner at the hotel. Main program starts.


GULET BOAT EXTENSION PROGRAM
June 10-18

Jun 10 Sat Pamukkale – Colossae - Myra – Embark Gulet Boat
07:00-08:00 Breakfast
08:00-09:15 Stop at Colossae
09:15-13:15 Drive to Demre
13:15- 14:30 Lunch
14:30-16:30 Visit Myra’s St. Nicholas Church and theater; then synagogue and museum of Andriake
16:30 Board GULET BOAT at Andriake Harbor - Kekova area
June 11 Sun Underwater city and Simena visits; travel to nearby anchorage
June 12 Mon Travel to Kas, Antiphellos
June 13 Tues Travel to Kalkan - visit to Patara-Xanthos-Letoon
June 14 Wed Travel to Gemiler Island also called St. Nicholas Siland
June 15 Thurs Visit St. Nicholas island; travel to anchorage in Gulf of Fethiye
June 16 Fri Hike to Lydai and Kleopatra baths; overnight at anchorage
June 17 Sat Disembark in Fethiye, drive to Izmir. Visit a site on the way. Overnight Izmir.
June 18 Sun Transfer to Izmir Airport (ADB) for departure.

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