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Turkey Open Expedition

Expedition ID: 21-15


June 25 - July 7, 2021





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.

Entry Requirements for Turkey





  • 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

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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 - June 25 - July 7, 2021


June 25

  • Depart USA


June 26

  • Arrival in Istanbul

  • Overnight in Istanbul


June 27

  • Bosphorus (boat ride)

  • Hippodrome

  • Hagia Sophia Basilica Museum

  • Blue Mosque

  • Chora Museum

  • Istanbul Archaeological Museum


June 28


June 29

  • Troy

  • Troas

  • Assos


June 30


July 1

  • Smyrna ( modern day Izmir)

  • Thyatira


July 2


July 3

  • Hierapolis

  • Colossea

  • Laodicea


July 4

  • Underground Cisterns

  • Covered Market - Grand Bazar

  • Ferry to Dardanells

  • Pergamum

  • Sardis

  • Philadelphia

  • Aphrodisias

  • Magnesia

  • Tralleis


July 5

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


July 6

  • Priene

  • Miletus

  • Didyma


July 7

  • **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

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