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LAND & AIR from New York
(in US$)

$4,490 Double per person
$790 Single supplement


• International roundtrip flights from
  US (or Canada) with Turkish Airlines
• 10 nights hotel accommodation, as
• 2 nights Izmir Mövenpick Hotel
• 1 night at Mytilene Blue Sea
• 2 nights at Troas Beach Hotel
• 1 night at Babakale Denizhan
• 2 nights at Assos Kervansaray
• 2 nights at Istanbul Grand Haliç
• Comprehensive sightseeings as
   specified in the program
• Professional english speaking tour
   guide throughout the tour.
• Daily breakfasts (B)
• 1 Lunch in Ephesus (L)
• 9 dinners (D)
• Transportations with AC vehicles
• All entry fees to the sites &
• Local taxes & service charges


• Meals which are not listed at the
• All drinks
• All personal expenses
• Tips
• Turkish Visa Fee can be obtained
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Ephesus    Pergamum    Mytilene
  Assos    Istanbul

May 20–31, 2017

Tour Host: Dr. Mark Wilson


May 20 Sat Departure from USA
Turkish Airlines has non–stop direct flights from the following cities to Istanbul. Same Land & Air Tour rate is valid from one of these cities: New York, Boston, Chicago, Washington DC, Atlanta, Miami, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Toronto.
Flight with Turkish Airlines to Izmir via Istanbul.

May 21 Sun Arrive Istanbul – Connection flight to Izmir
Arrive Istanbul Airport. After the passport control, walk to the domestic terminal on your own. You will take the connection flight to Izmir. You will collect your luggage at Izmir Airport. Upon arrival to Izmir Airport, your tour guide will meet you after the baggage claim with a “BAS – TUTKU TOURS” sign. Meet and greet. Transfer to your hotel for dinner and overnight. (D)

May 22 Mon Ephesus – Izmir
Morning drive to Ephesus, one of the New Testament’s most significant cities (Rev. 2:1–7). In the first century, the Apostle Paul came two times to this ancient city (Acts 18:18–21; 19:1–20:1) and wrote his famous epistle Ephesians to its inhabitants. According to tradition, the Apostles John and Luke also wrote their Gospels here. Lunch at carpet school and shopping opportunities, then visit the Ephesus Museum. Dinner and overnight in Izmir. (B,L,D).

May 23 Tue Izmir – Pergamum – Ayvalık – Mytilene
Morning drive to Bergama. Visit Pergamum, the church that John both affirmed and chastised (Rev. 2:12–17). In addition, Pergamum was an active trade and commerce city in the early centuries, which allowed it to develop the first parchment to compete with the Egyptian papyrus. Visit the Acropolis and see the steepest Theater of the ancient world and the Temple of Trajan. Then drive to Ayvalık. Take the afternoon ferry to the Greek island of Mytilene. Overnight in Mytilene. (B)

May 24 Wed Mytilene (Lesvos) – Ayvalık – Troas
Visit Mytilene. The Museum, The Castle, Old harbour and Paul’s church.
Afternoon ferry back to Ayvalık departing at 5:00 pm. Arrive to Ayvalık at 6:30 pm. Drive North to Troas. Dinner and briefing about next day’s walk at a local restaurant. Overnight at Troas Beach hotel. (B,D)

May 25 Thu Walk from Troas to Assos
Drive to Troas and visit the ancient harbor and then the excavation area and antique quarries. Start to walk from Troas direction to Assos. Dinner and overnight at Troas Beach hotel. Approx. 9 mi/14.5 km. (B,D)

May 26 Fri Walk from Troas to Assos
From drop–off point near Kösedere walk to Roman bridge and then continue to Gulpınar village for lunch 10mi/16km. Visit Smintheion temple area and small museum. Then our bus will drive us to Babakale (Cape Lectum). Grocery store stop for next day’s lunch. Overnight at Denizhan Hotel in Babakale. (B,D)

May 27 Sat Walk from Troas to Assos
Begin from Bademli walking on road sections at Balabanlı and Korubaşı. Enter Assos on the necropolis road through the northern gate making your way through the city to the harbor. Approx. 12 mi./19km. Dinner and overnight at the Assos harbor. (B,D)

May 28 Sun Assos
Visit Assos acropolis and the old town. Afternoon free. Dinner and overnight in Assos. (B,D)

May 29 Mon Assos – Troy – Istanbul
Morning drive to Troy. Visit the legendary site, and then continue to Istanbul. Cross the Dardanelles by car ferry. Early evening arrival to the hotel in Istanbul. Dinner and overnight. (B,D)

May 30 Tue Istanbul (old city)
Full day tour in Istanbul. Visit the Archaeological Museum, Hagia Sophia Church, Hagia Irene Church. After the tour ends, some free time at the Spice Market. Tonight, we will have a Farewell dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight in Istanbul. (B,D)

May 31 Wed Departure from Istanbul Ataturk Airport – END

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