1st Global Smyrna Meeting on the
Seven Churches of Revelation

June 21-27, 2020

The message to the Seven Churches is not only for 1st century Christians but also for the Church today.
This one-week program is the most comprehensive meeting and visitation of the Seven Churches of Revelation ever organized.

Tour Map


Jun 21 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.

18:00-19:00       Meet at hotel lobby for Worship Service at local DOM church (walking distance).

19:30-20:30       Dinner

Jun 22 Mon

Openning Ceremony - Smyrna Agora & Bayrakli (Old Smyrna)

09:00-09:10       Opening ceremony – Levent Oral, President of Tutku Educational Travel

09:10-09:25       Dr. Mark Wilson, President, Seven Churches Network

09:25-09:40       Presentation - Izmir Chamber of Commerce

10:00-10:45       Seven Churches from a Turkish Scholar’s perspective: Dr. Turhan Kacar

11:00-11:20       Welcome from local Orthodox, Protestant and Catholic Leaders

11:20-11:45       Introduction of the participant groups

12:00-12:45       Smyrna among the Seven Churches: Dr. Dana M. Harris

12:45-13:30       Lunch

14:00-15:30       Walk to Agora for tour by Dr. Akin Ersoy, Head of Smyrna Excavations

15:45-17:30       Depart by bus to Bayraklı for tour by Dr. Cumhur Tanriver, Head of Bayrakli Excavations

19:00-20:30       Dinner

20:30-21:30      “Evening Plenary Session: Dr. Ben Witherington III and Bishop Daniel Balais

Jun 23 Tue

Pergamum & Thyatira Tour

07:30                Departure to Bergama; German archaeologist tour of Acropolis and Red Basilica;

12:00                Drive to Akhisar for lunch at Ramiz;

13:30                Visit Thyatira with tour of Acropolis;

16:30                Return to Izmir and free time

19:00-20:30       Dinner

Jun 24 Wed

All Day Sessions;

09:00-09:45       Patmos and the Seven Churches: Dr. Linford Stutzman

10:00-10:45       Ephesus among the Seven Churches: Dr. Carl Rasmussen

11:00-11:45       Pergamum among the Seven Churches: Dr. Jeff Weima

12:00-12:45       Thyatira among the Seven Churches: Dr. Mark Wilson

12:45-14:00       Lunch

14:00-14:45       Sardis among the Seven Churches: Pastor Bernard Bell 

15:00-15:45       Philadelphia among the Seven Churches: 

16:00-17:30       Laodicea among the Seven Churches: Dr. Mark Fairchild

19:00-20:30       Dinner

20:30-21:30       “Preaching the Messages to the Seven Churches” by Dr. Jeff Weima

Jun 25 Thu

Sardis – Philadelphia – Laodicea

07:00                Departure from hotel

08:30                Sardis tour with American archaeologist;

11:00                Philadelphia stop at St. John Church;

12:30                Lunch in Pamukkale/Denizli;

14:00                Visit to Laodicea;

16:00                Depart back

19:30                Arrive Izmir

20:00                Dinner

Jun 26 Fri


08:30                Departure from hotel

10:00                Ephesus

12:30                St. John’s Basilica

13:30                Lunch;

14:30                Lecture by Austrian archaeologist at museum;

16:00                Depart back

17:30                Arrive back to Izmir;

19:00                Dinner

20:00                “Excavating the Seven Churches” by Dr. Inci Turkoglu

21:00                Closing ceremony

Jun 27 Sat


Transfer to Izmir airport (airport code ADB) for departure.


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


  • 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


  • 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/GSM2020