Every tour is custom-tailored for each group, but here is an example of the kind of tour we provide.
Depart USA for Izmir, Turkey.
Today we take a drive to Hierapolis, meaning “sacred city.” This was an ancient center for pagen cults until the first century when it was transformed into a Christian center. The Apostle Phillip lived and was martyred here. We will visit the vast, ancient necropolis (burial grounds) large amphitheater, St. Philip’s Church, and the famed Roman baths. The calcite laden hot springs of Pamukkale that have formed white travertine falls are a beautiful secret of nature that we will enjoy today. After lunch, we will continue traveling to ancient Laodicea, a city known for its riches, development of medicines and where the church was known for being “lukewarm in belief”. (Rev. 3:14-22). The hot springs of Pamukkale combined with the cold mountain springs of nearby Colossae possibly explain this lukewarm application. Laodicea is a large excavated site where we will see a stadium and remnants of a sophisticated water system. We return to Pumakkale for dinner and overnight.