Few Christians know that Turkey has more Biblical sites than any other country. In fact, over 60% of all places mentioned in the Bible are in this incredible country known as the Second Holy Land. This is where Paul ministered and spread the gospel, and it’s the site of the Seven Churches of Revelation written to by John. Now Maranatha Tours brings the Bible to life with an unforgettable tour of these enduring Holy places.
Churches of Revelation Pilgrimage Tour of Turkey
Over nine days, travelers will visit some of Turkey’s most historic sites including each of the Seven Churches from the Book of Revelations. They will walk in the footsteps of Paul as they visit the actual places where he ministered. In Ephesus they can visit the House of the Virgin Mary, where John tended to the mother of Christ, and Nicaea, the site of the two ecumenical councils. There are also visits to Pergamum, where Paul advised being faithful, and Hierapolis, where Paul brought Christianity and Philip spent the last years of his life.
The tour also includes visits to the Basilica of St. Sophia, built by Justinian I and considered the epitome of Byzantine architecture, as well as the Topkapi Palace, once home to the great Sultans. There is also a stop at the great stadium in Aphrodisias, which, with 30,000 seats, is the largest and best preserved stadium of the classical world. This is just a taste of what is in store on this tour, the list of historic and cultural wonders goes on and on, and all in a country of outstanding natural beauty, and amid a culture that is as diverse as it is friendly.
For those who yearn for even more history, Maranatha Tours also offers a pre-extension tour of Israel, where participants can walk in the footsteps of Jesus, and a post-extension tour of Greece, where they can follow the path of Paul to Delphi and Athens.
All in all, this tour will be a once in a lifetime experience for Christian pilgrims. Their senses will come to life with the sights and sounds that once greeted the Apostles as they spread the word. Upon their return, they will not only possess cherished memories, but a deeper appreciation of the people, the places and the history that shaped the Bible.
Seven Churches of Revelation Turkey Christian Group Tours