Day 1 New York, NY
Evening departure from New York' International Airport on board our jet for our journey to Istanbul. Dinner and
breakfast will be served on flight.
Day 2 Istanbul
Arrive in Istanbul where we will be met by our hospitality host and transferred to our hotel for dinner and overnight.
Istanbul is the former Byzantium - the powerful capital of the Byzantine Empire, the stronghold of Early Christianity.
Day 3 Istanbul
Spend an unforgettable day of sightseeing, featuring the Church of St. Saviour, one of the earliest and most important
Christian churches, famous for its mosaics; the Byzantine Hippodrome, St. Sophia Church, the impressive Blue Mosque, the Topkapi Palace home of the
Ottoman Sultans for 400 years and the Grand Bazaar. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 4 Canakkale
Drive from Istanbul to Canakkale via the Dardanelles. Visit Troy, the famous city of Homer's 'Iliad"
among the remains of nine levels dating from the 3rd millennium B.C. to the Roman period.After lunch, drive to Canakkale for dinner and overnight.
Day 5 Izmir
Drive to Alexandria Troas, whence Paul, inspired by a dream, set sail to Neapolis in Macedonia on his Second missionary
Journey (Act of the Apostles: 16.9). Continue to Assos, where Paul rejoined his companions after a 20 mile walk (Acts: 20-13). Then on to Pergamum (one of
the Seven Churches of Asia) to see the majestic Acropolis with the Altar of Zeus (Throne of Satan), the Theater, Temples, Palaces, the Gymnasium, and the
Aesclupium (the ancient medieval center). Drive to Izmir via Thyatira, another of the Seven Churches with remains of a Basilica. Drive to Izmir for
Day 6 Pamukkale
After a short sightseeing tour of Izmir (ancient Smyrna and one of the Seven Churches (Rev: 2-8), drive to Sardes (Rev: 3-1). Visit of the
Temple of Artemis, the recently reconstructed gymnasium and the largest synagogue discovered in Asia Minor. On to Philadelphia (Rev: 3-7) and then to
Laodecia (Rev. 3-14) to see the last of the Seven Churches. Drive to Pamukkale, famous for its unique stalactite formations and the beautiful natural
pools of warm water. Dinner and overnight in Hierapolis (Pamukkale).
Day 7 Izmir
In the morning visit Hierapolis, with its marvels such as the Necropolis, Baths, Theater and St. Philippe Martyrium.
Drive to Ephesus. In Ephesus (Acts: 17 and Rev. 2-1) visit the Basilica of John, the last House of the Virgin Mary, and the site of the Temple of Diana,
along with other famous remains. Continue to Miletus, where Paul said farewell to the Ephesian elders on his Third Missionary Journey (Rev. 20-17). Return
Day 8 New York, NY
Today our journey ends with good memories as we bid farewell to our new Turkish friends. We are transferred to the airport for our flight home. Arrival the same day.