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"Interested in a Mediterranean vacation AND studying the Bible in Turkey and Greece?
Have you ever considered taking a holiday to the beautiful turquoise Mediterranean coast while also learning more about the Bible at the same time? Then join us on a pilgrimage next summer to the other holy land where we’ll visit the “Seven Churches of Asia” (Rev. 2–3) as well as the Greek island of Patmos from where John in exile wrote his seven letters to these churches (Rev 1:9). Throughout the tour, we will explore the origins of early Christianity as well as unlock many of the symbols of Revelation by following the clues that history, archaeology, and the land itself have to give.
In addition to learning more about the Bible, there will also be opportunities for visiting UNESCO World Heritage sites, relaxing by the Mediterranean Sea, soaking in calcium hot springs, sampling fabulous Turkish cuisine and coffee, bartering in bazaars, and perhaps even seeing a flying carpet or two. Spanning the continents of Europe and Asia, Turkey really is the place where East meets West, and it is a country full of beauty, hospitality, and history. So come and join the adventure!
If you are interested in learning more about the trip, please email Dr. Ramey at meg.ramey@gmail.com "

Dr. Meg Ramey, Ph.D.,
Associate Professor of Biblical Studies
Messiah College, Grantham, Pennsylvania

 

BIBLICAL TOURS > The Seven Cities of Revelation in Turkey & The Greek Island Patmos (June 3-12, 2016)


Hagia Sophia, Istanbul


Agora, Izmir


Laodicea


Milet Theater


Temple of Trajan, Acropolis, Pergamum, Turkey


Sardis, Turkey

LAND & AIR from New York
(in US$) if deposit pay;

Nov 15 $2,690 Double per person
Dec 15 $2,790 Double per person

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$450 Single supplement

ISTANBUL EXTENSION

$490 Double per person
$120 Single supplement
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INCLUDING

• Roundtrip International flights
  between New York - Istanbul
• Roundtrip domestic flights between
  Istanbul-Izmir
• 3 Nights at Moevenpick Hotel in
  Izmir 
• 2 Nights at Lycus River Hotel in
  Pamukkale or similar
• 3 Nights at Marina Hotel in
  Kusadasi or similar
• Daily Breakfasts and 8 Dinners at
  the Hotels
• All transportation by Private AC
  Deluxe Motorcoach with
  professional drivers
• Government licensed, English
  speaking Turkish tour guides
  (licensed guides are required by
  Turkish law)
• All entry fees to sites & museums
  included in this tour package
• Handling of baggage at hotels
• All service charges & local taxes
• Tips for the tour guide and the
  driver

EXCLUDING

• Turkey visa entrance fees to be
  purchased prior to arrival online
  www.evisa.gov.tr  ($20 for US
  citizens)
• Lunches and Drinks at Dinners (all
  drinks are extra)
• All insurance, medical expenses,
  communication (telephone, internet
  etc), entertainment and personal
  expenses

THE SEVEN CITIES OF REVELATION IN TURKEY & THE GREEK ISLAND PATMOS
JUNE 3-12, 2016

OPTIONAL ISTANBUL EXTENSION TOUR
June 12-14

Tour Host: Dr. Meg Ramey

TOUR ITINERARY:

Jun 03 Fri Depart from New York with Turkish Airlines flight number TK2 departing at 18:50.

Jun 04 Sat Arrive in Istanbul at 11:40 – Take the connection flight to Izmir departing at 14:50
Arrive Izmir Airport at 16:00. Your tour guide and tour leader will meet you after customs and baggage claim with a “MEG RAMEY” sign. Meet and transfer to the hotel in Izmir. Dinner by the harbor and overnight at the hotel in Izmir (D)

Jun 05 Sun Izmir Tour – Smyrna (Rev. 1:11; 2:8)
Visit Old Elevator, Archaeology Museum, Kemeralti Bazaar, Smyrna Agora, walk in Pasaport & Alsancak area. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Izmir. (B,D)

Jun 06 Mon Pergamon (Rev. 1:11; 2:12) – Thyatira (Rev 1:11; 2:18) – Izmir
Drive North to Bergama to visit the ancient Pergamum. Take cable car up to Acropolis. Then, drive to Akhisar to visit the remains of the Thyatira Church. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Izmir. (B,D)

Jun 07 Tue Sardis (Rev. 1:11; 3:1) – Philadelphia (Rev. 1:11; 3:7) – Hierapolis (Col 4:13) – Pamukkale
Drive to Sardis, capital of the ancient Lydia where the first coin of the world was invented. See the remains of the massive Artemis Temple, Gymnasium and the Synagogue. Continue on to Philadelphia for a brief stop there before arriving at Hierapolis (Pamukkale), a World Heritage site as well as a biblical site. Dinner and overnight at hotel in Pamukkale. (B,D)

Jun 08 Wed Colossae (Col 1:2) – Laodicea (Col 2:1; 4:13–16, Rev. 1:11; 3:14) – Pamukkale
Morning drive to Colossae to see the location of the unexcavated site. Then visit Laodicea and see the new archaeological discoveries. Afternoon visit to the World Heritage site of Hierapolis. Visit its Necropolis, Theater, Tomb of Philip and more. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Pamukkale (B,D)

Jun 09 Thu Miletus (Acts 20:15–38; 2 Tim 4:20) – St John Basilica – Kusadasi
Drive to Miletus to visit the ancient theater where Paul spoke to the Ephesian elders. Continue to Selcuk to visit the Basilica of St John. After we will go to visit Isa Bey Mosque. Visit Ceramic Shop on the way to Kusadasi. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Kusadasi. (B,D)

Jun 10 Fri Ephesus – Kusadasi
Morning visit to the ancient site of Ephesus including its Terrace Houses. After a visit to the Archaeology Museum, we will visit a carpet factory for a demonstration of how they are made and for shopping on the way to the hotel in Kusadasi. (B,D)

Jun 11 Sat PATMOS – KUSADASI
We will take the 06:30 am ferry to Patmos and arrive there at 11:00 am. After our visit to the Cave of Revelation and the Basilica of St. John, we will return to Kusadasi at 7:00 pm. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Kusadasi. (B,D)

Jun 12 Sun Izmir Airport – Fly back to New York JFK
06:00 am pick up from your hotel for transfer to Izmir Airport. Fly to Istanbul TK 2311 09:00/10:05 + Fly to New York TK1 13:15/16:50. Arrive at New York JFK at 4:50 pm the same day.


ISTANBUL EXTENSION:

Jun 12 Sun IZMIR AIRPORT – FLY TO ISTANBUL
06:00 am pick up from your hotel for transfer to Izmir Airport. Fly to Istanbul with TK 2311 09:00/10:05. Drive to city center to visit the Archaeology Museum and the Hagia Sophia Church. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. (B,D)

Jun 13 Mon ISTANBUL
09:30 am pick up from your hotel. Visit the Hippodrome Square, Blue Mosque, Underground Cistern, Grand Bazaar, and take an afternoon Boat Tour along the Bosphorus. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. (B,D)

Jun 14 Tue FLY BACK TO NEW YORK JFK
09:30 am pick up from your hotel for transfer to Istanbul Airport. Fly to New York TK1 13:15/16:50. Arrive at New York JFK at 4:50 pm same day.

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