Discounted 8 Days (7 Nights)
Land & Air for Biblical Turkey FAM Trip$1,990
 Book Now Download Brochure

Biblical Turkey Fam Trip

March 3-11, 2023 Discounted Biblical & Religion Tour for Professors

Tuku Tours is organizing a discounted 'Biblical Turkey Familiarization Trip' every March for professors who wish to see Turkey on their own before organizing a student (or adult) group tour.

 

Departures from : New York JFK, Chicago, Los Angeles
Please ask for our special add-on prices for departures from other US cities or from Canada.

 

* This special tour is not open to public. The discounted rate of $1,990 is for faculty members only. Spouse or friends are welcome with special prices.

Read More...
Dr. Mark Wayne WilsonAsia Minor Research Center
Itinerary Details Hosts & Guide Cancellation Policy Contact

Mar 3, Fri     Depart from USA

Mar 4, Sat      Arrive Istanbul Airport

Our representative will meet you after you exit the customs and baggage claim areas, at New Istanbul Airport Meeting Point with a “FAM TRIP-TUTKU” sign (a picture of “New Istanbul Airport Meeting Point” can be seen on the following page). Transfer to the hotel for dinner and overnight in Istanbul. (D) (Istanbul-1 night)

Mar 5, Sun    Istanbul Tour - Fly Antalya

Full day Istanbul tour; visit the Roman Hippodrome Square, Blue Mosque with its beautiful blue tiles, Hagia Sophia Church, built by Constantine the Great and reconstructed by Justinian in the 6th century, one of the world’s greatest architectural marvels and a designated World Heritage site. Then visit the Istanbul Archaeological Museum. Transfer to the airport for TK2420 18:30 /19:45 flight to Antalya. Dinner and overnight in Antalya. (B,D) (Antalya-2 nights)

Mar 6, Mon   Antalya

Visit the Greco-Roman city of Perga (Acts 13:13-14;14:25). Stop at St. Paul Cultural Center & Church for some brief free time and lunch. Afternoon visit to the award-winning Antalya Archaeology Museum. Dinner and overnight in Antalya. (B,D)

Mar 7, Tue    Laodicea (Col 2:1; 4:13-16, Rev. 1:11; 3:14) - Hierapolis (Col 4:13) - Pamukkale 

Drive to Lycus River Valley. First, tour Laodicea to see the latest excavations. Then, drive to nearby Hierapolis to see the newly found Tomb of Philip. Also, see the UNESCO world-heritage site of Pamukkale. Dinner and overnight in Pamukkale. (B,D) (Pamukkale-1 night)

Mar 8, Wed   Philadelphia (Rev. 1:11; 3:7) - Sardis (Rev.1:11; 3:1-4) - Smyrna (Rev 1:11; 2:8–11)

Drive to Alasehir to see the remains of the Philadelphia Church. Continue to Sardis, capital of ancient Lydia where the first coin of the world was minted. See the remains of the massive Artemis Temple. Proceed to Smyrna, modern Izmir to see the Smyrna Agora. Dinner and overnight in Izmir. (B,D) (Izmir-3 nights)

Mar 9, Thu    Pergamon (Rev. 1:11; 2:12) - Thyatira (Rev 1:11; 2:18) - Izmir

Leave for Pergamon. Visit the Acropolis with the steepest theater of the ancient world and the Temple of Trajan. Then proceed to Akhisar to visit the remaining of Thyatira  church. Dinner and overnight in Izmir. (B,D)

Mar 10, Fri                Ephesus - Izmir

Visit the famous ancient city of Ephesus (Acts 18:19-24; 19:1-35;20:16-17; 21:29, 1 Cor. 15:32; 16:8, I Tim. 1:3 II Tim. 1:18; 4:12, Rev.1:11, 2:1), and its Terrace Houses, the Ephesus Archaeological Museum and the Basilica of St. John. Dinner and overnight in Izmir. (B,D)

Mar 11, Sat               Departure Back

Early transfer to the Izmir Airport for TK2311 09:00/10:05 flight to Istanbul and connect to your international flight back to US. End of our services. (B)

Including
  • International flights from USA (New York JFK Airport, Chicago, Los Angeles) based on Turkish Airlines Economy Class.
  • 2 Domestic Flights in Turkey (Istanbul-Antalya & Izmir-Istanbul)
  • Sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • 7 nights at 4-star hotels in Turkey (Hotel List is available on the following page)
  • Daily breakfasts and 7 dinners
  • Entrance fees to all sites (listed in the tour program above)
  • Guiding services
  • Transfers & transportation by private A/C motorcoach
  • Biblical documents, Tips to hotel and restaurant staff, Portage for one piece of luggage at the hotels

Excluding
  • Tips to tour guide and driver - total for the tour
  • Turkish Visa Fee-to be obtained online before arrival www.evisa.gov.tr
  • Lunches and drinks
  • Personal Expenses, Travel & Health Insurance any other item which is not included above
Hotels
  • March 04, 2023 - March 05, 2023 Mövenpick Istanbul Golden Horn, Istanbul, Turkey
  • March 05, 2023 - March 07, 2023 Best Western Khan Hotel, Antalya, Turkey
  • March 07, 2023 - March 08, 2023 Doga Thermal Otel, Denizli, Turkey
  • March 08, 2023 - March 11, 2023 Mövenpick Hotel, Izmir, Turkey

 Locations on the map may include pre program or extension locations with main program.
Including
  • International flights from USA (New York JFK Airport, Chicago, Los Angeles) based on Turkish Airlines Economy Class.
  • 2 Domestic Flights in Turkey (Istanbul-Antalya & Izmir-Istanbul)
  • Sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • 7 nights at 4-star hotels in Turkey (Hotel List is available on the following page)
  • Daily breakfasts and 7 dinners
  • Entrance fees to all sites (listed in the tour program above)
  • Guiding services
  • Transfers & transportation by private A/C motorcoach
  • Biblical documents, Tips to hotel and restaurant staff, Portage for one piece of luggage at the hotels

Excluding
  • Tips to tour guide and driver - total for the tour
  • Turkish Visa Fee-to be obtained online before arrival www.evisa.gov.tr
  • Lunches and drinks
  • Personal Expenses, Travel & Health Insurance any other item which is not included above
Hotels
  • March 04, 2023 - March 05, 2023 Mövenpick Istanbul Golden Horn, Istanbul, Turkey
  • March 05, 2023 - March 07, 2023 Best Western Khan Hotel, Antalya, Turkey
  • March 07, 2023 - March 08, 2023 Doga Thermal Otel, Denizli, Turkey
  • March 08, 2023 - March 11, 2023 Mövenpick Hotel, Izmir, Turkey

Hosts
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.

Guide
Meltem Çiftçi
Content is preparing.

For questions and registration, please email to info@tutkutours.com

Address:Gaziosmanpasa Bulvari 3/303 Izmir 35210 TURKEY
Phone: +90 (232) 441-8676 / 441-8677 / 441-8635
Fax: +90 (232) 441-8636
Email: info@tutkutours.com
Website: www.tutkutours.com

Member of Travel Agency Association Since 1992 License Number A-2394

Tour brochure covers

We design and print free brochures for you upon request