Turkey tours from South Africa

1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024

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Weekly Turkey Tours
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From R11,000 per person (Excluding flights)
These special Turkey tours for Christians are highly in demand.
Visit sites of the 7 churches of Revelation and highlight of the touristic places in Turkey.
Space is available but early booking is recommended.
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Grab the opportunity to experience these tours with Heavenly Tours’ Christian Tours to Turkey.

Join us on these weekly guaranteed departures, fully escorted tours of Turkey’ rich in culture and biblical sites. We explore Turkey’s Seven Churches of Revelation where St Paul and John ministered. Visit all the interesting sites in Istanbul, fly to Izmir and visit Pergamon, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, Laodacea, Hierapolis, Pamukale, Ephasus, Kusadasi, House of Marry and fly to Cappadocia.

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Final Payment: Due 10 weeks prior departure

7 Churches of Asia Minor

4 Nights / 5 Days starting in Izmir

From R11,000 per person (Excluding Flights)

Highlights: Izmir – Smyrna – Pergamum – Thyatira – Sardis – Philadelphia – Laodicea –
Hierapolis – Ephesus – Izmir
Duration: 5 Days
Departure: Every Monday from Izmir

Tour Includes:

✅ 4 star Hotels breakfast & dinner
✅ 4 breakfast and 4 dinners
✅ All sightseeing & entrance fees
✅ Bible Oriented professional Tour Guide
✅ Departure transfers
✅ A/C transportation

DAY 1 : Izmir Arrival (Dinner )
Upon our arrival at Izmir airport or Kusadasi port or Cesme Port , our guide will meet you with your name sign and assist and transfer to hotel.
Overnight in Izmir

DAY 2 : Pergamum – Thyatira – Izmir (Breakfast – Dinner)
At 08:30 your guide will meet with you at your hotel lobby and you will drive to Pergamum, actually called Bergama. It is one of the sites of the Seven Churches of Asia [Rev. 1:11; 2:12]. Here we explore the impressive Acropolis, the steepest theatre in the world, the Asklepion, famous medical Centre of classical times, see the Altar of Zeus which is mentioned as the «Throne of Satan» in the book of Revelation, the marble columns of the Temple of Trajan and the Library which was foremost in the world and was long a rival of the equally famous Library of Alexandria in Egypt. Its wealth of volumes was estimated at over 200,000. It inspired the invention of parchment. Then we continue our visit to Thyatira, now called Akhisar, another one of the Seven Churches of Asia [Rev. 1:11; 2:18-24; Acts 16:14]. It was a city famous for purple dyes. We visit the remains of a basilica and some architectural fragments from the Roman period. Lydia, the seller of purple in Philippi, was from Thyatira.
Overnight in Izmir

DAY 3: Izmir – Sardis – Philadelphia – Laodicea – Hierapolis (Breakfast – Dinner )
Today we depart early in the morning to one of the most picturesque areas of any of the Seven Churches of Asia [Rev. 1:11; 3:1-4], Sardis, presently Sart. This was the capital of the ancient Lydian kingdom of the 6th century BC, portrayed as a dying church. We visit the great Temple of Artemis and the restored gymnasium and reconstructed Synagogue. We also see the last several meters of the royal Persian Road from Susa to Sardis built by Cyrus the Great and the «golden» river Pactolus.Then we continue our journey to Philadelphia, nowadays called Alasehir, another church of the Seven Churches of Asia [Rev. 1:11; 3:7], and the only church not censured. There we see the remains of a Byzantine basilica built of brick, with a bit of high arch and some 11th century frescoes. Continue to visit to Laodicia. The city established in the C3 BCE by the Seleucid Antiochus II, the city was named after his wife Laodicea. Built on the Lycus Tributary of the Meander River, it was surnamed Laodicea on Lycus, to distinguish it from other similarly named cities. Laodicia is the last of the seven churches. As a crossroad of two important roads, this city had an important commercial and logistical position. We drive to the healing city of Hierapolis, actually Pamukkale, the white «cotton fortress» where hot mineral water bursts from the earth and cascades over steep cliffs forming pools, channels and stalactites. The therapeutic waters were known to the founders of Hierapolis and of Laodicea in 190 BC.
Overnight in a Thermal Hotel

Day 4 : Ephesus – Kusadasi (Breakfast – Dinner)
Drive to Ephesus visit to the ancient city of Ephesus including the Basilica of St. John. The Apostle Paul preached to the Ephesians and lived here for three years. This church also received an epistle from him. We tour the spectacular ruins where excavations still continue in this once great and important city, which was founded in the 10th century BC. Walk through history along marble streets lined with wonderful public buildings, among them the Baths of Scholastica, the Library of Celsus, the Temple of Hadrian and the Theatre. The Temple of Diana of the Ephesians, another of the seven wonders of the ancient world, was built in this city. We visit the Basilica of St. John. Visit The House of Virgin Mary before drive to Kusadasi.
Overnight in Kusadasi

Day 5 : Izmir – Home (Breakfast )
Pick up from hotel and transfer to Izmir airport. Extend your tour in Istanbul.


7 Churches of Asia Minor

7 Nights

Highlights: Istanbul, Izmir, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, Laodicea, Hierapolis,
Ephesus, Istanbul
Duration: 8 Days
Departure: Mini Group : Saturday
Tour Type: Private & MINI Group tour (Max. 10 pax)

Tour Includes

✅ 7 nights accommodations based on bed and breakfast
✅ 7 breakfast and 4 dinners
✅ Professional licensed English speaking guide
✅ Private airport transfers
✅ Transportation with last model private A/C Minibus
✅ All entrance fees to the sites stated above the itinerary
✅ Istanbul – Izmir – Istanbul flight ticket

Day 1 : Arrival to Istanbul
Welcome to Turkey. Arrive in Istanbul Airport, Our representative will meet you at the airport with your name sign and private transfer to the hotel for overnight stay in Istanbul.

Day 2 : Full Day Istanbul Tour (Breakfast)
09.00 a.m. After breakfast, pick up from hotel and Our journey begins in Istanbul, the only city in the world situated on two continents. Byzantium, Constantinople, Istanbul – its three names span more than 2600 years, nearly 1600 of them as the capital of two of the greatest empires the world has known, Byzantine and Ottoman. We visit the Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, The Blue Mosque and Hippodrome, where chariot races and the Byzantine riots took place. Visit Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar): The air here is filled with the enticing aromas of cinnamon, caraway, saffron, mint, thyme and every other conceivable herb and spice. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 3 : Full Day Istanbul Tour – Izmir (Breakfast – Dinner)
08.30 a.m. After breakfast, pick up from hotel. First visit Grand Bazaar and then transfer to port for Boat trip on the Bosphorus, a traditional excursion by boat along the waterway separating Europe and Asia. The shore is lined with old wooden villas, palaces of marble, fortresses, and small fishing villages. Afternoon visit Underground cistern and transfer to airport for flight to Izmir. Arrival and transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Izmir.

Day 4 : Pergamum – Thyatira – Izmir (Breakfast – Dinner)
At 08:30 your guide will meet with you at your hotel lobby and will drive to Pergamum, actually called Bergama. It is one of the sites of the Seven Churches of Asia [Rev. 1:11; 2:12]. Here we explore the impressive Acropolis, the steepest theatre in the world, the Asklepion, famous medical Centre of classical times, see the Altar of Zeus which is mentioned as the «Throne of Satan» in the book of Revelation, the marble columns of the Temple of Trajan and the Library which was foremost in the world and was long a rival of the equally famous Library of Alexandria in Egypt. Its wealth of volumes was estimated at over 200,000. It inspired the invention of parchment. Then we continue our visit to Thyatira, now called Akhisar, another one of the Seven Churches of Asia [Rev. 1:11; 2:18-24; Acts 16:14]. It was a city famous for purple dyes. We visit the remains of a basilica and some architectural fragments from the Roman period. Lydia, the seller of purple in Philippi, was from Thyatira.
Drive back to your hotel for dinner and overnight in Izmir.

Day 5 : Izmir – Sardis – Philadelphia – Laodicea – Hierapolis (Breakfast – Dinner)
Today we depart early in the morning to one of the most picturesque areas of any of the Seven Churches of Asia [Rev. 1:11; 3:1-4], Sardis, presently Sart. This was the capital of the ancient Lydian kingdom of the 6th century BC, portrayed as a dying church. We visit the great Temple of Artemis and restored gymnasium and reconstructed Synagogue. We also see the last several meters of the royal Persian Road from Susa to Sardis built by Cyrus the Great and the «golden» river Pactolus.
Then we continue our journey to Philadelphia, nowadays called Alasehir, another church of the Seven Churches of Asia [Rev. 1:11; 3:7], and the only church not censured. There we see the remains of a Byzantine basilica built of brick, with a bit of high arch and some 11th century frescoes. Continue to visit to Laodicia. The city established in the C3 BCE by the Seleucid Antiochus II, the city was named after his wife Laodicea. Built on the Lycus Tributary of the Meander River, it was surnamed Laodicea on Lycus, to distinguish it from other similarly named cities. Laodicia is the last of the seven churches. As a crossroad of two important roads, this city had an important commercial and logistical position. We drive to the healing city of Hierapolis, actually Pamukkale, the white «cotton fortress» where hot mineral water bursts from the earth and cascades over steep cliffs forming pools, channels and stalactites. The therapeutic waters were known to the founders of Hierapolis and of Laodicea in 190 BC. Check in at hotel for dinner and overnight in a Thermal Hotel.

Day 6 : Ephesus – Kusadasi (Breakfast – Dinner)
Drive to Ephesus visit to the ancient city of Ephesus including the Basilica of St. John. The Apostle Paul preached to the Ephesians and lived here for three years. This church also received an epistle from him. We tour the spectacular ruins where excavations still continue in this once great and important city, which was founded in the 10th century BC. Walk through history along marble streets lined with wonderful public buildings, among them the Baths of Scholastica, the Library of Celsus, the Temple of Hadrian and the Theatre. The Temple of Diana of the Ephesians, another of the seven wonders of the ancient world, was built in this city. We visit the Basilica of St. John. Visit The House of Virgin Mary before drive to Kusadasi. Overnight in Kusadasi.

Day 7 : Izmir – Istanbul (Breakfast)
After breakfast and transfer to Izmir airport for noon flight to Istanbul. Arrival and our representative will transfer to your hotel. Afternoon Free in Istanbul to explore the city on your own. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 8 : Home ( Breakfast)
Transfer to Airport to connect to your international flight and leave Turkey.
The end of our services.

7 Churches with Istanbul and Cappadocia
9 Nights

Biblical tour including Istanbul, Cappadocia and 7 Churches of Revelation

Highlights: Istanbul – Cappadocia – Izmir – Pergamum – Ephesus – Hierapolis – Laodicea –
Pamukkale
Duration: 10 Days
Departure: Every Thursday and Friday
Tour Type: MINI Group (Max. 10 People)

Tour Includes
✅ 9 nights accommodations based on bed and breakfast in 4 star hotels
✅ 9 breakfast and 6 dinners
✅ Professional licensed English speaking guide
✅ Private airport transfers
✅ Transportation with last model A/C Minibus
✅ All entrance fees to the sites stated above the itinerary
✅ Istanbul – Cappadocia – Izmir – Istanbul flight ticket

DAY 1 : Arrival at Istanbul
Welcome to Turkey. Arrive in Istanbul Airport ( IST ) or to Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport ( SAW ) , Our representative will meet you at the airport with your name sign and private transfer to the hotel for overnight stay in Istanbul.

DAY 2 : Full Day Istanbul Tour ( Breakfast )
09.00 a.m. After breakfast, pick up from hotel and Our journey begins in Istanbul, the only city in the world situated on two continents. Byzantium, Constantinople, Istanbul – its three names span more than 2600 years, nearly 1600 of them as the capital of two of the greatest empires the world has known, Byzantine and Ottoman. We visit the Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and Hippodrome, where chariot races and the Byzantine riots took place.Visit the Grand Bazaar for shopping. Overnight in Istanbul.
Please note : Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays, Spice Market will be visited instead

DAY 3 : Istanbul – Cappadocia Tour ( Breakfast – Dinner )
Pick up from hotel and transfer to Istanbul airport for flight.to Cappadocia . Arrive in Cappadocia. Meet by your guide and transfer to your hotel.Leave your luggages at the hotel and start for Cappadocia tour. First meeting with Cappadocia, visiting Three Sisters Fairy Chimneys in Urgup which are the most popular and seen on advertisements. Then we head on to Pigeons Valley, Pigeons have been always important for cappadocian people. That’s why people carved some pigeon houses to keep them in certain places. You will see that the houses for the pigeons are like the houses for the people. Then we descend into the center of the earth in the Kaymakli Underground City one of the largest and the deepest of 200 others in Cappadocia. After the tour program drive to your hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia
DAY 4 : Cappadocia Tour – Cappadocia ( Breakfast – Dinner )
After breakfast take our second day Cappadocia tour. Drive to Devrent Valley, take a walk through this lunar landscape where different rock formations can be seen.. Seeing the best examples of the fairy chimneys at Pasabag Fairy Chimneys Valley, we drive further to Avanos Town, which is famous with tile and pottery workshops. After lunch our next stop is Goreme Open Air Museum where you will enjoy the fantastic rock churches and beautiful frescos from various centuries decorating the walls of the churches. Then we drive to the Uchisar Rock Castle, which is the highest and the most dominant point, giving us a breathtaking panorama. We end the day visiting Esentepe Windy Hill for panaromic view and taking photos.
Overnight in Cappadocia.

DAY 5 : Cappadocia – Izmir ( Breakfast – Dinner )
Pick up from hotel and morning transfer to airport for flight to Izmir. Arrival and transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Izmir.

DAY 6 : Pergamum – Thyatira – Izmir (Breakfast – Dinner)
At 08:30 your guide will meet with you at your hotel lobby and will drive to Pergamum, actually called Bergama. It is one of the sites of the Seven Churches of Asia [Rev. 1:11; 2:12]. Here we explore the impressive Acropolis, the steepest theatre in the world, the Asklepion, famous medical Centre of classical times, see the Altar of Zeus which is mentioned as the «Throne of Satan» in the book of Revelation, the marble columns of the Temple of Trajan and the Library which was foremost in the world and was long a rival of the equally famous Library of Alexandria in Egypt. Its wealth of volumes was estimated at over 200,000. It inspired the invention of parchment.
Then we continue our visit to Thyatira, now called Akhisar, another one of the Seven Churches of Asia [Rev. 1:11; 2:18-24; Acts 16:14]. It was a city famous for purple dyes. We visit the remains of a basilica and some architectural fragments from the Roman period. Lydia, the seller of purple in Philippi, was from Thyatira.
Drive back to your hotel for dinner and overnight in Izmir.

DAY 7 : Izmir – Sardis – Philadelphia – Laodicea – Hierapolis (Breakfast – Dinner)
Today we depart early in the morning to one of the most picturesque areas of any of the Seven Churches of Asia [Rev. 1:11; 3:1-4], Sardis, presently Sart. This was the capital of the ancient Lydian kingdom of the 6th century BC, portrayed as a dying church. We visit the great Temple of Artemis and restored gymnasium and reconstructed Synagogue. We also see the last several meters of the royal Persian Road from Susa to Sardis built by Cyrus the Great and the «golden» river Pactolus. Then we continue our journey to Philadelphia, nowadays called Alasehir, another church of the Seven Churches of Asia [Rev. 1:11; 3:7], and the only church not censured. There we see the remains of a Byzantine basilica built of brick, with a bit of high arch and some 11th century frescoes. Continue to visit to Laodicia. The city established in the C3 BCE by the Seleucid Antiochus II, the city was named after his wife Laodicea. Built on the Lycus Tributary of the Meander River, it was surnamed Laodicea on Lycus, to distinguish it from other similarly named cities. Laodicia is the last of the seven churches. As a crossroad of two important roads, this city had an important commercial and logistical position. We drive to the healing city of Hierapolis, actually Pamukkale, the white «cotton fortress» where hot mineral water bursts from the earth and cascades over steep cliffs forming pools, channels and stalactites. The therapeutic waters were known to the founders of Hierapolis and of Laodicea in 190 BC. Check in at hotel for dinner and overnight in a Thermal Hotel.

DAY 8 : Ephesus – Kusadasi (Breakfast – Dinner)
Drive to Ephesus visit to the ancient city of Ephesus including the Basilica of St. John. The Apostle Paul preached to the Ephesians and lived here for three years. This church also received an epistle from him. We tour the spectacular ruins where excavations still continue in this once great and important city, which was founded in the 10th century BC. Walk through history along marble streets lined with wonderful public buildings, among them the Baths of Scholastica, the Library of Celsus, the Temple of Hadrian and the Theatre. The Temple of Diana of the Ephesians, another of the seven wonders of the ancient world, was built in this city. We visit the Basilica of St. John. Visit The House of Virgin Mary before drive to Kusadasi. Overnight in Kusadasi.

Day 9 : Izmir – Istanbul (Breakfast)
After breakfast and transfer to Izmir airport for noon flight to Istanbul. Arrival and our representative will transfer to your hotel. Afternoon Free in Istanbul to explore the city on your own. Overnight in Istanbul.

DAY 10 : Home ( Breakfast)
After breakfast check out from the hotel and private transfer to Istanbul Airport or to Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen airport for your flight back home.
The end of our services.

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