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Join me as we embark on a transformative journey through the land where Christianity flourished, following in the footsteps of the apostles and experiencing the Seven Churches of Revelation firsthand!

International Evangelist Robert Figueroa

7 Churches of Revelation with International Evangelist Robert Figueroa

Tour Dates: July TBD 2025

Immerse yourself in history as we explore ancient Ephesus, where Paul preached and the Library of Celsus once stood. Imagine the grandeur of Pergamum, a center of Greek culture with breathtaking views.

Uncover the secrets of Sardis, Hierapolis, Laodicea, Philadelphia, and Thyatira, each holding significance in the Book of Revelation.

8-Day Fully Escorted Land Tour

Price: $x,xxx

Deposit: $300

Final Total Due: March 15, 2025

What's Included

  • Roundtrip Air from most U.S. airports

  • First Class Hotels

  • Breakfast and Dinner Daily

  • Deluxe A/C Motor Coaches

  • Entrance and Program Fees

  • Live Audio Headsets

  • Fully Escorted Guided Tours

Benefits of Traveling with our Group

  • Small Group Tour: Limited group size allows for intimate teachings at significant biblical sites

  • Easy Payment Plans: Our plan allows you to reserve your spot and make payments over time. Balance due March 2025.

  • Book with a $300 per person deposit plus purchase of travel insurance

  • Ask about our Optional Cappadocia Pre-Tour:

    • This pre-tour whisks you to Istanbul & Cappadocia before the main Revelation trip. Explore Istanbul's Spice Market (time permitting), then fly to Cappadocia for unique cave hotels and stunning landscapes. See the Zelve Valley, underground city of Ozkonak, and Goreme Open-Air Museum. Enjoy an optional hot air balloon ride for breathtaking views (extra cost). You'll also cruise Istanbul's Bosphorus Strait and shop the Grand Bazaar before rejoining the main group.

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When booking, you have the option of One Guest or Two Guests per room. On the Booking page, you will provide your name, address, date of birth, billing address and credit card information. Once registered, we will charge a $300 per guest Deposit and provide you with a travel insurance quote - all Guests must purchase our travel insurance policy within 14 days of Deposit. We will contact you for payments arrangements.

If you are a Solo Guest who wishes to share a room, please coordinate with another guest and register together.

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You will now go to the website of Figueroa Travel where you will book on our secure website. All future communications and emails will be from FigueroaTravel.com.

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Flight from USA

Day 1 & 2

Your pilgrimage begins as you depart the USA on an overnight flight. You will be welcomed at the Istanbul airport by our representative and transferred to your hotel to enjoy dinner before retiring for the night.

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Istanbul

Day 3

The bejeweled capital of Istanbul sits between two continents and is home to 450 mosques. You will visit the famous Blue Mosque with its six minarets and sparkling interior. Visit the underground cisterns dating to Byzantine times. Walk through Hagia Sophia, which was the largest church in Christendom for 1000 years, built by Justinian (532 -537 AD). The church has 107 columns, fossil-embedded, white marble floors, and beautiful glass mosaics. Enjoy the aroma of cinnamon, cloves, thyme, and other exotic spices as you explore the Grand Bazaar. Over 4000 shops sell everything from herbs to gold. This afternoon, you will fly to Izmir. Dinner & overnight are in Izmir.

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Pergamum & Thyatira

Day 4

Pergamum is one of the seven churches mentioned in Revelations (Rev. 2: 12). displeased the Lord because it tolerated the doctrine of the Nicolaitanes which Christ hated (Rev. 2:13 -17). The fabled acropolis towers 1000 feet above the town and commands a spectacular panorama. As you pass through the royal gates, you will enter one of the great centers of classic Greek culture. You will see the foundations of the Temple of Zeus, the Temple of Athena, and the ruins of the library which once held 200,000 parchment volumes. You will see the remains of the Temple of Trajan, the grand theatre, the gymnasium, and the health center (Aesclepion). Visit Thyatira, once a busy trading center and home to Lydia, the “seller of purple” (Acts 16). Today, it is famous for Persian rugs. Thyatira, one of the seven churches mentioned in Revelations, tolerated the false prophetess, Jezebel (Rev. 1: 11; 2: 18 -29). Dinner & overnight in Izmir.

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Philadelphia, Sardis, Smyrna & Colossae

Day 5

Visit the site of Philadelphia also one of the Seven Churches of Revelation (Rev. 3: 7 -13). Christ told those who overcame that He would write upon them “the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is New Jerusalem.” (Rev. 3: 12) Today, only a little is left to mark the spot. You will see an ancient wall and the remains of a Byzantine basilica. Travel to Sardis, another of the Seven Churches of Revelation. You will be impressed by the massive scale of the Temple of Artemis, the white, marble Royal Road, the gymnasium, and the synagogue. The third largest city in modern Turkiye is Izmir, long a center for Jewish and Christian communities. In Paul’s day, the town was known as Smyrna. It was also one of the Seven Churches of Revelation (Rev. 2: 8 -11). You will see the Agora, the colonnaded commercial center where Roman statues can still be seen. Famous as the receiver of Paul’s Letter to the Colossians, the town of Colossae has fallen into obscurity. While you can still see traces of the theatre, the Necropolis, and the Church, the ancient city is mostly indistinguishable ruins. Dinner & Overnight in Pamukkale.

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Hierapolis, Laodicea & Miletus

Day 6

Hierapolis is blessed with hot mineral springs and some of the best- preserved Roman ruins in Asia Minor. Paul mentions Hierapolis in his Letter to the Colossians in saluting Epaphras, a fellow laborer, for his love of the brethren there (Colossians 4: 13). The ruins cover more than a mile. You will see the impressive amphitheater with seats still in perfect condition. You will see the City Gates, column-lined streets, and arches, which have stood through time and earthquakes. Today, the area is known as Pamukkale, meaning “Cotton Castle”, named for the limestone-laden hot springs which cascade from one white-edged terrace pool to the next. The Christians of Laodicea, one of the Seven Churches (Rev. 3: 14 -22), were chastised for being lukewarm, “You are neither cold nor hot” (Rev. 3: 15), and for being too comfortable incorporating pagan and Christian beliefs. In the famous scripture from Revelation (3: 20 -21), Jesus says to the Laodicean church: “Behold, I stand at the door and knock . . . “. Today, there are many acres of ruins to see, including the stadium and columned streets. Visit the excavations at Miletus, where Paul bid farewell to the elders of the church at Ephesus at the end of his Third Missionary Journey (Acts 20). Dinner & Overnight in Kusadasi

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Ephesus

Day 7

Ephesus is one of the Seven Churches of Revelation (Rev. 1: 11). In ancient days, Ephesus was a bustling port town of 250,000, graced with wide, colonnade-bordered streets. Today, you will be impressed with the spectacular excavations of the major streets of ancient Ephesus. You will view the Library and the huge Agora. The Temple of Artemis was declared one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Today, only a single column remains to mark the site. You will visit the Basilica of St. John, the traditional site of his grave. From the basilica, enjoy a commanding view of the area. You will visit the Museum of Ephesus for an up-close look at artifacts from the ancient city. You will have time to explore this powerful city on your own and recreate some of the footsteps of Paul. Dinner & Overnight in Kusadasi

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Return the U.S.

Day 8

Flight back to the USA

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