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Journey Through Italy


Aug 31-Sept 8, 2024






AT $3,978




Join us for an experience unlike any other as we take you behind the scenes to explore the lands of the Bible in a way that will change your life forever. 


Much of the story of the New Testament recounts the spread of Jesus’ movement into the Greco-Roman world and the Roman Empire. As the Jewish followers of Jesus spread his movement, they confronted a world culturally, politically, and religiously opposed to them - a world very similar to what we live in today, where similar challenges face the followers of Jesus.


Traveling to Italy with Biblical Expeditions will provide you a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the Greco-Roman world, discover how first century followers of Jesus navigated their world, and better understand the historical accounts and teachings of the the New Testament.


The heart of every journey and every experience is to empower you to become the disciple you are called to be. By better understanding the world of the Bible, you will better understand the words of the Bible, transforming your ability to study it, do what it teaches, and share it with others.


Our expeditions, led by an experienced team of expertly trained guides, offer the finest travel experiences, providing you the peace of mind that everything down to the smallest detail has been taken care of so you can immerse yourself in the journey, encounter God, and be empowered to better understand the words of the Bible through exploring its world.


  • Discover the ancient ruins and archaeological parks of Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Pozzuoli, where the apostle Paul first landed on his way to Rome.​

  • Enjoy snorkeling and exploring the sunken city of Baia.

  • Visit the beautiful Amalfi Coast before taking in the ancient Greek ruins of Paestum​.​

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Price Per Person
Double Shared Room Occupancy
Single Private Room Occupancy

*All trip prices are per person based on double shared room occupancy or single private room occupancy, unless otherwise noted, and do not include airfare. All prices are quoted in U.S. dollars. Also, please note that, should the group drop below the minimum required number of participants, prices may be subject to change. 

What's Included:

  • Biblical Expeditions Instructor Marc Turnage

  • Local English-speaking tour manager

  • 50-Seater GT Motor Coach (driver included)

  • All entrance fees and activities as per itinerary

  • Unlimited bottles of water per person on the bus

  • Daily breakfast and dinner at hotels

  • All Tips (hotel staff, guides, driver, etc)

  • Individual headsets for each participant

  • ​BE devotional and educational materials

What's Not Included:

  • Airfare

  • Travel or medical Insurance

  • Entrance to the Vatican Gardens  

  • Snorkeling at Baia

  • COVID-19 PCR/RAPID testing 

  • Meals not previously mentioned

  • Expenses of a personal nature

  • Anything not previously mentioned 


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Marc Turnage

Founder of Biblical Expeditions

Marc holds an MA in Ancient Judaism and the Origins of Christianity from Jerusalem University College. He is currently finishing his PhD in the Land of Israel Studies Department at Bar Ilan University located in Ramat Gan, Israel, under the supervision of Professor Esther Eshel. Marc has taught graduate and undergraduate students at several universities in the United States and abroad. Marc moved to Israel to study because he felt that the issues of spatial, historical, cultural, and spiritual settings played a vital role in how we read the Bible. While studying in Israel, he fell in love with the lands of the Bible. He has been guiding groups through Israel, Jordan, Egypt, Turkey, Greece, and Italy for over twenty years. Marc is a highly sought-after guide and teacher and routinely trains and lectures local tour guides about guiding Christian groups. He is passionate about leading biblical tours that deliver the very finest experience and helping people understand how to read the Bible. Marc has published widely for both academic and popular audiences. His most recent book, Windows Into the Bible, was named by Outreach Magazine one of its top 100 Christian living resources. Marc is a widely sought-after speaker, and a gifted teacher. He resides in Springfield, MO with his family.


Day 1: August 31, 2024

Plan to arrive at Rome Fiumicino (FCO) - Leonardo da Vinci Airport by 12:00pm. One group transfer from the airport to the hotel will be offered and departure timing will be determined based on when the majority of participants' flights will be arriving. Private hotel transfers can be reserved at additional cost.

Day 2: September 1, 2024

Visit the National Archaeological Museum in Naples, the Pozzuoli harbor and arena, and enjoy snorkeling as you explore the sunken city of Baia.

Day 3: September 2, 2024

Explore Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Villa Oplontis.

Day 4: September 3, 2024

Travel through the Amalfi Coast before taking in the ancient Green ruins of Paestum.

Day 5: September 4, 2024

Visit Ostia Antika, Piazza Navona, Temple to the Deified Hadrian, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, and Spanish Steps.

Day 6: September 5, 2024

Explore the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Imperial Forum, Palatine Hill, Forum of Trajan, Trajan’s Markets, Trajan’s Column, the Capitoline Museums and insula homes, the Mamertime Prison, the Circus Maximus, and the Baths of Diocletian.

Day 7: September 6, 2024

Experience Hadrian’s Villa, the Catacombs, Campus Maritus, Largo Argentia, and Palazzo Massimo alle Terme.

Day 8: September 7, 2024

Visit The Vatican, the rooms of Raphael, the Belvedere Courtyard, the Gallery of Maps, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s, the Pieta, the Baldacchino, and the Vatican Gardens, before enjoying some free time back at the hotel.

Day 9: September 8, 2024

Depart from Rome Fiumicino (FCO) - Leonardo da Vinci Airport and return home challenged and encouraged in your faith! Hotel checkout will be at 10:00am. One group transfer to the airport will be offered and departure timing will be determined based on when the majority of participants' flights will be departing. Private airport transfers can be reserved at additional cost.


Located right in front of the Pompeii archaeological site, Hotel del Sole provides an ideal blend of comfort and convenience, along with a wide array of amenities to enhance your stay. You’ll enjoy relaxing rooms that offer air conditioning, free WiFi, a flat screen TV, private bathrooms, and spectacular views. Some overlook the Vesuvio and the archaeological site, while others overlook the garden. The hotel also features a 24 hour front desk, concierge service, bar, and restaurant with free breakfast.

Located in the quiet district of Villa Pamphili just a few minutes away from St. Peter's Basilica, which can be appreciated from most of the 140 spacious rooms. Each room is equipped with air conditioning, a safe, mini-bar, hair dryer, telephone, and an interactive flat screen TV with satellite and pay-per-view channels. Some rooms have a balcony with views of the basilica in the distance. Free WiFi is available, and the property also features a restaurant, seasonal outdoor pool, hot tub and garden.


September 8-13, 2024

Interested in extending your Italian adventure to include visits to Florence, Padua and Venice? Click the buttons below to view the full trip extension itinerary or save your spot for this once-in-a-lifetime experience!

Prices starting at $​3,565


    • A deposit of $500 per person is due immediately upon booking. The balance is due 100 days before departure. 

    • Cancellations of confirmed bookings within 7 days of registration will receive a full refund minus a $175 (per person) administrative fee. Cancellations after 7 days of registration but more than 100 days before departure will be subject to loss of their $500 deposit. 50-99 days prior to departure will be subject to loss of 50% of trip price. 49 or fewer days prior to departure will be subject to loss of 100% of trip price. 

    • Land costs are quoted as a package and credits are not given for services not used.

    • Trip pricing does not include airfare to/from the trips starting point unless otherwise noted in the trip itinerary/website.

    • If booking group airfare the group must maintain a minimum of 10 flying passengers. 

    • Availability cannot be guaranteed until registration is complete.  We exercise best efforts to book hotels per itinerary, however in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 100 days of tour date, we may be forced to offer substitutes.

    • Please be aware that living standards and cultural norms at locations may differ from those in the USA. 

    • Travel Insurance is not required but highly recommended. Biblical Expeditions does not sell travel Insurance nor is the travel insurance offered by our hosting platform, WeTravel, connected to us in anyway. 

    • Overseas medical coverage is required, and we must have a copy of your policy prior to departure. 

    • Please see our full Terms & Conditions for more details. 

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