Program

1st Global Smyrna Meeting
on the Seven Churches of Revelation

This one-week program is the most comprehensive meeting and visitation of the Seven Churches of Revelation ever organized.

  • Cappadocia
    Jun 17 Thu
    Arrive Istanbul. Take a flight to Cappadocia

    Meet at Kayseri airport, drive to Cappadocia, where nature has scoured surrealistic moonscape shapes, and the persecuted Christians dug underground cities and churches during the 9th century. Transfer to the hotel. Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia. (D)

    Jun 18 Fri
    Visit to the Goreme Open Air Museum and see the famous painted rock churches

    Then visit Underground City, and the Citadel of Uchisar. Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia. (B,D)

    Jun 19 Sat
    Visit Avanos Pottery making village

    Onyx Factory, the monastic Zelve Valley and the local wine factory. Overnight.

    Jun 20 Sun
    Transfer to the airport for your flight to Izmir

    Meet and transfer to your hotel for Global Smyrna Meeting.

    Rates

    $590 per person in a double room $90 Single Supplement

    Including

    3 nights hotel accommodation at 4* hotel Sightseeing as per the itinerary Roundtrip escorted transfers Daily breakfast and 3 dinners at hotel Transportation by A/C bus, or A/C van depending on the size of the group English speaking professional tour guide throughout the tour All Entry fees to the sites & museums Portage at hotels Tips to the hotel and restaurant staff Service charges & local taxes

    Excluding

    International and Domestic Flights (Total cost for Istanbul-Kayseri and Kayseri-Izmir flights is $130 per person if requested from Tutku Tours ) Drinks and meals which are not listed at the itinerary All personal expenses Turkish Visa Fee Tips to the tour guide and driver

    Registration

    Groups: Mrs. Erin Dailey erin@tutkutours.com Individuals : Ms. Sema Ankaralı info@tutkutours.com You can also register through this link: https://secure.tutkutours.com/tours/GSM2021

     
  • Dr. Mark WilsonProgram Director
    Jun 20 Sun
    Arrive Izmir Airport (airport code ADB)

    Our representative will meet you at Izmir Airport with “TUTKU” sign. Meet and transfer to your hotel in Izmir’s city center.

    17:45

    Departure from hotel lobby for Worship Service.

    18:00-19:00

    Service at a local church (Santa Maria Church); worship leaders: Jason and Janira Willis; sermon by James Bultema

    19:15-20:30

    Dinner at hotel

    Jun 21 Mon
    Opening Ceremony - Bayrakli (Old Smyrna) & Smyrna Agora

    07:00-08:30

    Breakfast

    09:00-09:10

    Opening – Levent Oral, President of Tutku Educational Travel – Short introduction of the tour guides

    09:10-09:20

    Erin Dailey – Director of Operations, Tutku Educational Travel – Short Izmir presentation

    09:20-09:30

    Welcome - Dr. Mark Wilson, Program Director

    09:30-09:40

    Introduction of the participants – Dr. Mark Fairchild

    09:40-10:25

    Seven Churches from a Turkish Scholar’s perspective: Dr.Turhan Kaçar

    10:30-10:50

    Coffe/Tea Break

    10:50-11:00

    Welcome from a local pastor – James Buxton

    11:00-11:45

    Smyrna among the Seven Churches: Dr. Mark Wilson

    12:00-13:15

    Lunch at hotel

    13:15-15:00

    Depart to Old Smyrna (Bayraklı) - Meet Dr. Cumhur Tanriver, Head of Bayrakli Excavations

    15:30-17:00

    Smyrna Agora tour by Dr. Akin Ersoy, Head of New Smyrna Excavations

    19:00-20:15

    Dinner at hotel

    20:30-21:30

    “Evening Plenary Session: Dr. Ben Witherington III (via Zoom)

    Jun 22 Tue
    Pergamum & Thyatira Tour

    07:00-07:50

    Breakfast

    08:00-09:30

    Drive to Bergama

    09:30-12:00

    Pergamum tour of Acropolis (take cable car) and Red Basilica

    12:00-14:15

    BUS #1 & BUS #2 Lunch in Bergama, then drive to Akhisar

    12:00-14:15

    BUS #3 Drive to Akhisar for Lunch

    14:30-15:45

    Visit Thyatira

    16:00-17:30

    Return to Izmir

    19:00-20:00

    Dinner at hotel

    20:15-21:15

    Video on the Seven Churches: “Trial & Triumph” by Appian Media

    Jun 23 Wed
    All Day Sessions

    07:00-08:30

    Breakfast

    09:00-09:15

    “Worship Songs”

    09:15-10:00

    Patmos and the Seven Churches: Dr. Linford Stutzman

    10:00-10:45

    Ephesus among the Seven Churches: Jason Borges, PhD cand.

    10:45-11:00

    Coffe/Tea Break

    11:00-11:45

    Pergamum among the Seven Churches: Dr. Jeff Weima

    11:50-12:35

    Thyatira among the Seven Churches: Dr. Alan Bandy

    12:45-14:00

    Lunch at hotel

    14:00-14:15

    “Worship Songs”

    14:15-15:00

    Sardis among the Seven Churches: Pastor Bernard Bell

    15:45-16:30

    Philadelphia among the Seven Churches: Dr. Mark Wilson

    16:30-16:45

    Coffee/Tea Break

    16:45-17:30

    Laodicea among the Seven Churches: Dr. Mark Fairchild

    17:30-19:00

    Tutku has arranged a medical team to do PCR testing at your hotel, for those departing June 26. (Negative PCR tests are mandatory for US and some other countries. Please check if you need it.) Currently $35.

    19:00-21:00

    Walk from hotel to TICARET ODASI Panoramic Restaurant for dinner (10-15 minutes walk away)

    Jun 24 Thu
    Sardis – Philadelphia – Laodicea

    06:00-06:50

    Breakfast

    07:00

    Departure from hotel

    08:15

    Sardis tour

    10:15

    Depart for Alaşehir

    10:45-11:15

    Philadelphia: Church of St. John

    11:30

    Departure for Denizli

    12:45-13:45

    Lunch at SEYIR RESTAURANT BUSES #1-3

    14:00

    Laodicea tour

    16:00-19:15

    Return to Izmir

    19:30

    Dinner at hotel

    Jun 25 Fri
    Ephesus

    07:00-07:50

    Breakfast

    08:00

    Departure from hotel

    09:15

    Arrive Ephesus

    09:30-12:00

    Ephesus tour and welcome by archaeologist

    12:15-14:00

    BUS #1 & BUS #3 Lunch in Sirince - BUS #2 Lunch at Carpet Weaving Center

    14:30-15:30

    St. John’s Basilica

    16:00

    Departure to Izmir

    17:30

    Arrive Izmir

    18:30-19:15

    Video: “The Seven Churches of the Apocalypse” by Millenium Production; introduction by Kathleen Herrgott

    19:15-20:15

    Dinner

    20:15-21:00

    “Preaching the Messages to the Seven Churches” by Dr. Jeff Weima

    21:00-21:15

    Closing ceremony – Mark Wilson, Levent Oral

    Jun 26 Sat
    Departures

    07:00-09:30

    Breakfast

    Transfer to Izmir airport (airport code ADB) or begin ISTANBUL post-tour.

    Rates

    $1,250 Per Person in Double Occupancy $350 Single Room Supplement

    Including

    6 nights at First Class hotel in Izmir Daily breakfast and 6 dinners 5 Lunches Entrance fees to all sightseeing as per itinerary English–speaking licensed tour guide throughout the itinerary Transfers & transportation by private A/C motorcoach Special certificate Attendence to all meetings Service charges and local taxes

    Excluding

    All flights Drinks (other than bottled water) Tips to tour guides and drivers All personal expenses, Travel and Health Insurances, any other item not mentioned above TURKISH VISA: Citizens of ALL other countries are responsible for checking their own countries’ visa regulations for travel www.evisa.gov.tr Optional Pre-Tour and Optional Post-Tour

    Registration

    Groups: Mrs. Erin Dailey erin@tutkutours.com Individuals : Ms. Sema Ankaralı info@tutkutours.com You can also register through this link: https://secure.tutkutours.com/tours/GSM2021

     
  • Chora Church
    Jun 26 Sat
    Morning flight to Istanbul, the only city in the world built on two continents

    Meet and drive to city center. Visit the Egyptian Spice Market, and then embark on a Bosphorus Boat Tour viewing the beauty of the European and Asian shorelines on either side. After lunch, drive along the Golden Horn, visit the Chora Church famous for its golden mosaics.See the impressive city walls, and enjoy your tea at the Pierre Loti Cafe. Overnight.

    Jun 27 Sun
    Today you will explore the wonders of Istanbul

    You will start at the Hippodrome and see the monuments on its spina. Nearby is the historic Blue Mosque. After briefly stopping at the Golden Mile of the Egnatian Way, uou will visit the magnificent Hagia Sophia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. From there you will visit the historic Hagia Irene Church. Afterwards you will walk through the scenic grounds of Topkapı Palace to Istanbul’s Archaeological Museum—one of the most celebrated collections in the world. Among its treasures are the Siloam inscription, the Gezer calendar, and the Thanatos inscription from Jerusalem’s temple mount and then visit the world famous Grand Covered Bazaar. Overnight.

    Jun 28 Mon
    Transfer to Istanbul Airport per your departure time. End of our services.
    Rates

    $560 per person in a double room $90 Single Supplement

    Including

    2 nights hotel accommodation at 4*Movenpick Golden Horn Hotel or similar Sightseeing as per the itinerary Roundtrip escorted transfers Daily breakfast Transportation by A/C bus, or A/C van depending on the size of the group English speaking professional tour guide throughout the tour All Entry fees to the sites & museums Portage at hotels Tips to the hotel and restaurant staff Service charges & local taxes

    Excluding

    International and Domestic Flights (The cost for Izmir- Istanbul flight is $60 per person if requested from Tutku Tours ) Drinks and meals which are not listed at the itinerary All personal expenses Turkish Visa Fee Tips to the tour guide and driver

    Registration

    Groups: Mrs. Erin Dailey erin@tutkutours.com Individuals : Ms. Sema Ankaralı info@tutkutours.com You can also register through this link: https://secure.tutkutours.com/tours/GSM2021

     

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1st Global Smyrna Meeting
on the Seven Churches of Revelation
June 20-26, 2021
Future Meetings
Future Tour in 2022
SEVEN CHURCHES OF REVELATION AND JOHN OF PATMOS Lecturers: Dr. Mark Wilson & Dr. Tim Foster MAY 25-JUNE 2, 2022 Extension to ISTANBUL JUNE 2-4, 2022 Download Brochure  More Info
This one-week program is the most comprehensive meeting and visitation of the Seven Churches of Revelation ever organized.
Participant Countries
  • canada
  • peru
  • france
  • guatemela
  • philippines
  • south africa
  • south korea
  • switzerland
  • turkey
  • ukranine
  • UK
  • USA
  • john doe
Who is Invited?

Everyone! This meeting aims to promote the Seven Churches of Revelation to the Global Church. World-class scholars and Christian ministers will share their wisdom at a level accessible to students, and church members alike. If you are interested in visiting and learning more about the seven churches of Revelation, then you are invited to the Global Smyrna Meeting.

Izmir (ancient Smyrna) is located in the heart of the Seven churches. By staying in Izmir, we can visit all the churches on day trips.

sevenchurches area

Seven Churches of Revelation

Ancient City Plans

Souvenirs

Silk Carpet

Silk Carpet

Material: Silk, Width: 23” x Height 10”
Price: $6,000 by special order
(delivery in 6 months)

T-shirt

Premium Unisex T-shirt

100% Cotton; Machine wash cold with like colors, dry low heat, Size:Medium, X-Large, 3XL

Fish Plaque

Seven Churches Fish Plaque

This is a hand crafted and laser cut Seven Churches Logo made of wood. Material: Composite Wood, Width: 6.7". All participants get a free plaque.

Certificate

Global Smyrna Meeting Certificate

All participants get a free certificate.

Backpack

Backpack

All participants get a free backpack.

maps

Maps

All participants get free Archaeology Map of Turkey and Izmir Tourist Map

Contact

Groups: Mrs. Erin Dailey erin@tutkutours.com
Individuals: Ms. Sema Ankaralı info@tutkutours.com

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