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Turkey Open Expedition

Expedition ID: 22.09.1

12 DAYS

September 2-13, 2022

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ACTIVITY LEVEL: 

Leisurely

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 us for this thirteen 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.

Expedition ID: 22-09.1

Entry Requirements for Turkey

Troy

Ephesus

   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:
$2510
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Accomodations
 
 

Tour Instructor

Marc Turnage

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.

 

Tour Itinerary - September 2-13, 2022

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Friday 
September 2

 
  • Depart USA

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Saturday 
September 3

 
  • Arrival in Istanbul

  • Overnight in Istanbul

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Sunday 
September 4

 
  • Bosphorus (boat ride)

  • Hippodrome

  • Hagia Sophia Basilica Museum

  • Chora Museum

  • Istanbul Archaeological Museum

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Monday 
September 5

 
  • Underground Cisterns

  • Grand Bazaar - Covered Market 

  • Blue Mosque

  • Ferry to Dardanells

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Tuesday 
September 6

 
  • Troy

  • Troas

  • Assos

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Wednesday 
September 7

  • Pergamum

  • Acropolis

  • Asclepion

  • Thyratira

  • Kusadasi

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Thursday 
September 8

 
  • Ephesus - ( archaeological site, terrace houses, archaeological museum, Artemission)

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Friday 
September 9

 
  • Priene

  • Miletus

  • Didyma

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Saturday 
September 10

 
  • Aphrodisias

  • Magnesiam(Tralles)

  • Pamukkale

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Sunday 
September 11

  • Hierapolis

  • Colossea

  • Laodicea

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Monday 
September 12

 
  • Sardis

  • Philadelphia

  • Izmir

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Tuesday 
September 13

  • **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