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

Jun 17, 2024 - Jun 24, 2024 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).

 

Dr. Mark Wayne Wilson is program director.

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Dr. Mark Wayne WilsonAsia Minor Research Center
Itinerary Details Lecturers Policies Contact Useful Information

June 17 Mon Arrive Hatay Airport – Meet with “TUTKU”
sign and transfer to the MUSEUM HOTEL ANTAKYA

June 18 Tue ANTAKYA
09:00-09:45 Welcome – 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

June 19 Wed ANTAKYA
07:30 Breakfast 08:30 Depart to Samandag 09:00 St Simeon Church 10:30 Seleucia Pieria & Titus Tunnel 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

June 20 Thu 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 to Adana 16:00 Adana Archaeology Museum 19:00 Dinner at hotel in Adana

June 21 Fri CYPRUS
Morning flight from Adana Airport to Northern Cyprus Barnabas Church and Salamis Dinner and overnight Northern Cyprus

June 22 Sat CYPRUS
Paphos. Dinner and overnight Northern Cyprus

June 23 Sun ANTALYA
Fly Antalya and visit Perga in the morning. Afternoon visit to Attalia and St. Paul Cultural Center Dinner and overnight Antalya

June 24 Mon 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
and expenses

Hotels
  • June 17, 2024 - June 20, 2024 Museum Hotel Antakya, Hatay, Turkey
  • June 20, 2024 - June 21, 2024 Hilton Hotel in Adana, Adana, Turkey
  • June 21, 2024 - June 22, 2024 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
and expenses

Hotels
  • June 17, 2024 - June 20, 2024 Museum Hotel Antakya, Hatay, Turkey
  • June 20, 2024 - June 21, 2024 Hilton Hotel in Adana, Adana, Turkey
  • June 21, 2024 - June 22, 2024 Ramada Plaza Otel, Antalya, Turkey

Lecturers
Dr. Mark Wayne Wilson
Asia Minor Research Center

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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Ms. Sema Ankaralı
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