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Father's House 
Turkey Expedition

Expedition ID: 23.09.2

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PREMIUM

Service

Do you ever feel confused when you read the Bible?  Do you feel like you are missing things the author intended for you to understand? Would you like to gain clarity and confidence reading the Bible? Would you like to encounter God in the lands of the Bible?

 

Accompany Father's House Educational Foundation for this twelve day journey as we explore Biblical Turkey, taking a closer look at John's letters to the Seven Churches of Revelation and Paul's travels in Western Turkey.  We'll visit sites such as Pergamum, Troy, Troas, Thyatira, Smyrna, Laodicea and more.

Join us as we use the world of the Bible to help you understand the words of the Bible.

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Expedition ID: 23-09.2

Ephesus

Troy

   Laodicea 

      Istanbul

Included
 
  • Hotels (+ breakfast)

  • All entrances per itinerary

  • Local English speaking guide

  • Biblical Expeditions Expert Instructor

  • AC Luxury Tour Bus

  • Hotel City Taxes

  • All tips (guides, hotels, and drivers)

  • Biblical Expeditions trip devotional and learning resources

Land Only Starting at:
$2400
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Accomodations
 
 

Expedition Host

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John Turner

BIO COMING SOON

Expedition Instructor

Marc Turnage 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.

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Marc Turnage

 

Tour Itinerary - September 8-19, 2023

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Friday 
September 8

 
  • Depart USA

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Saturday 
September 9

  • Arrival in Istanbul

  • Overnight in Istanbul

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Sunday 
September 10

  • Underground Cisterns

  • Hagia Sophia - St. Sophia 

  • Blue Mosque

  • Archaeological Museum

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Monday 
September 11

  • Bosphorus (boat tour)

  • Visit the Spice (Egyptian) Market

  • Canakkale

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Tuesday 
September 12

 
  • Troy

  • Alexandria Troas

  • Assos

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Wednesday 
September 13

  • Pergamum

  • Acropolis

  • Asclepium

  • Thyratira

  • Izmir

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Thursday 
September 14

 
  • Sardis

  • Smyrna

  • Royal Persian Road

  • Philadelphia

  • Pamukkale

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Friday 
September 15

  • Hierapolis

  • Colossae

  • Lycus Valley

  • Laodicea

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Saturday 
September 16

 
  • Aphrodisias

  • Magnesia (Tralles)

  • Kusadasi

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Sunday 
September 17

 
  • Priene

  • Miletus

  • Didyma

  • Temple of Apollo

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Monday 
September 18

 
  • Ephesus 

  • Domitain Temple

  • Temple of Hadrian

  • Celsus Library

  • Temple of Artemis

  • Archaeological Museum

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Tuesday 
September 19

  • **Transfer to Izmir airport for return flight back to the USA

** Airfare booked for return flight must depart from Izmir

***Please note Visits, excursions, mentioned in the program are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances