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Antioch Seminar - Paul & Peter - Where Disciples Were First Called Christians

July 9-16, 2023 Antioch - Tarsus - Cyprus - Perga - Antalya

ANTIOCH (Antakya) is located along the Orontes River in modern-day Turkey. The city became a center for early Christianity, playing an important role in the ministry of the apostle Paul in the New Testament. It was at Antioch that followers of Jesus were first called “Christians” (Acts 11:26).

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Dr. Mark Wayne WilsonAsia Minor Research Center
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July 9 Sun Arrive Hatay Airport – Meet with “TUTKU” sign and transfer to the MUSEUM HOTEL ANTAKYA

July 10 Mon ANTAKYA
09:00-09:45 Opening Lectures – Levent Oral, Sabiha Asfuroglu Abbasoglu, Erin Dailey
10:00-10:45 Lecture - “Paul in Antioch”
11:00-11:45 Lecture - “Peter in Antioch”
12:30 Lunch at the hotel
14:00 St Peter Cave Church
15:00 Antioch Hippodrome
16:00 Archaeology Museum
17:30 Return to hotel
18:00-18:45 Visit the Hotel Museum
19:00 Dinner at the hotel

July 11 Tue ANTAKYA
07:30 Breakfast
08:30 Depart to Samandag
09:00 St Simeon Church
10:30 Seleucia Pereia & Titus Tunnels
12:30 Lunch in Samandag
14:00 Depart back to Antakya
15:00 Stop for famous “Kunefe Desert”
18:00-18:45 Lecture - “Paul’s First Journey”
19:00 Dinner at the hotel

July 12 Wed TARSUS
07:30 Breakfast
08:30 Depart to Tarsus
11:30 Museum and Roman Road
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Roman Bridge & Donuktas
15:00 Depart Adana
16:00 Adana Archaeology Museum
19:00 Dinner at hotel in Adana

July 13 Thu CYPRUS
Morning flight from Adana Airport to Northern Cyprus
Barnabas Church and Salamis
Dinner and overnight Northern Cyprus

July 14 Fri CYPRUS
Paphos
Dinner and overnight Northern Cyprus

July 15 Sat ANTALYA
Fly Antalya in the morning.
Afternoon visit to Perga and SPCC
Dinner and overnight Antalya

July 16 Sun Transfer to Antalya Airport for departure - END
EXTENSIONS AVAILABLE TO: ISTANBUL, SEVEN CHURCHES, CAPPADOCIA, & more

Including

• Adana-Northern Cyprus flight
• Northern Cyprus – Antalya flight
• 3 Nights at Museum Hotel Antakya
• 1 Night at Hilton Hotel in Adana
• 2 Nights at 4 star in Northern Cyprus
• 1 Night at Ramada Hotel in Antalya
• Daily breakfasts
• 7 Dinners
• All transportation by private vehicles
• All airport transfers
• All entrance fees to the sites and museums
• All guiding by professional licensed tour guides
• All service charges and taxes
• Special Lectures by Dr. Mark Wilson – Author of Biblical Turkey
• TUTKU gifts

Excluding

• International flight to arrive Hatay on July 9 and depart Antalya on July 16
• Extensions to ISTANBUL, SEVEN CHURCHES, CAPPADOCIA, & more
• Turkish Visa Fee to be obtained online before arrival www.evisa.gov.tr Participants are responsible in getting their own visa
• Lunches and drinks
• Tips to tour guides ($5 per person per day) and drivers ($2 per person per day)
• Travel and Health Insurance, any kind of Insurance, Covid tests andexpenses

Hotels
  • July 09, 2023 - July 12, 2023 Museum Hotel Antakya, Hatay, Turkey
  • July 12, 2023 - July 13, 2023 Hilton Hotel in Adana, Adana, Turkey
  • July 16, 2023 - July 17, 2023 Ramada Plaza Otel, Antalya, Turkey

 Locations on the map may include pre program or extension locations with main program.
Including

• Adana-Northern Cyprus flight
• Northern Cyprus – Antalya flight
• 3 Nights at Museum Hotel Antakya
• 1 Night at Hilton Hotel in Adana
• 2 Nights at 4 star in Northern Cyprus
• 1 Night at Ramada Hotel in Antalya
• Daily breakfasts
• 7 Dinners
• All transportation by private vehicles
• All airport transfers
• All entrance fees to the sites and museums
• All guiding by professional licensed tour guides
• All service charges and taxes
• Special Lectures by Dr. Mark Wilson – Author of Biblical Turkey
• TUTKU gifts

Excluding

• International flight to arrive Hatay on July 9 and depart Antalya on July 16
• Extensions to ISTANBUL, SEVEN CHURCHES, CAPPADOCIA, & more
• Turkish Visa Fee to be obtained online before arrival www.evisa.gov.tr Participants are responsible in getting their own visa
• Lunches and drinks
• Tips to tour guides ($5 per person per day) and drivers ($2 per person per day)
• Travel and Health Insurance, any kind of Insurance, Covid tests andexpenses

Hotels
  • July 09, 2023 - July 12, 2023 Museum Hotel Antakya, Hatay, Turkey
  • July 12, 2023 - July 13, 2023 Hilton Hotel in Adana, Adana, Turkey
  • July 16, 2023 - July 17, 2023 Ramada Plaza Otel, Antalya, Turkey

Program Director
Dr. Mark Wayne Wilson

Dr. Mark Wilson is the founder and director of the Asia Minor Research Center in Antalya, Turkey, a country in which he and his wife Dindy have lived since 2004. He received a D.Litt. et Phil. from the University of South Africa (Pretoria) where he serves as a Research Fellow in Biblical Archaeology. He is a Visiting Professor of Early Christianity at Regent University and also Professor Extraordinary Discipline Group Old & New Testament at Stellenbosch University. Mark regularly leads study trips for the Biblical Archaeology Society to Turkey, Cyprus, and Greece. He also blogs periodically for Bible History Daily. He is the author and editor of numerous books, articles, and reviews including Biblical Turkey: A Guide to the Jewish and Christian Sites of Asia Minor. His particular research interest is the ancient Jewish communities, Roman roads, and Biblical routes in Turkey. Mark has been married to Dindy for thirty-nine years; they have four adult children, four grandsons and four granddaughters.

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