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Pastors Biblical Tour

March 11-19, 2022 Istanbul and the Seven Churches of Revelation

This is an unbelievable opportunity for pastorsto experience a 9 day/7 night biblical tourin Turkey at the special discounted cost ofonly $2,490, including an international flighton Turkish Airlines departing from multiplecities, four star hotels, breakfasts and dinners,official Turkish guide and much more.

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Dr. Mark R. FairchildHuntington University
Dr. Andrew Jackson
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Mar 11 (Fri) Depart USA (overnight Istanbul)

Depart from USA – NON–STOP FLIGHTS FROM THE BELOW US CITIES TO ISTANBUL
• LOS ANGELES (LAX)
TK 10 departs at 18:20 (arrive Istanbul 17:10 next day)
• NEW YORK (JFK)
TK 2 departs at 18:50 (arrive Istanbul 11:40 next day)
• CHICAGO (ORD)
TK 6 departs at 22:15 (arrive Istanbul 17:05 next day)
• HOUSTON (IAH)
TK 34 departs at 19:50 (arrive Istanbul 15:45 next day)
• WASHINGTON DC (IAD)
TK 8 departs at 23:25 (arrive Istanbul 16:40 next day)
• BOSTON (BOS)
TK 82 departs at 23:45 (arrive Istanbul 16:25 next day)

*Flight times can be changed by the airlines beyond our control. Please double check.

Mar 12 (Sat) Arrive Istanbul Airport
Our representative will meet you at Istanbul Airport afterthe customs and baggage claim with a “PASTORS BIBLICAL TOUR” sign. Meet and transfer to the hotel for dinner andovernight. (D)

Mar 13 (Sun) Istanbul Tour
After breakfast, depart from the hotel at 09:00 am.Visit Hippodrome Square, Hagia Sophia Church, St IreneChurch, Istanbul Archaeology Museum and take a leisurelyBosphorus Boat Tour in the afternoon. (D)

Mar 14 (Mon) Istanbul – Fly Denizli
05:00 am depart from the hotel to take the TK 257606:30/07:40 flight to Denizli. Upon arrival, we will meetour bus and visit the Lycos Valley; Colossae, Laodicea, andHierapolis. Dinner and overnight at the new Doga ThermalHotel. (B,D)

Mar 15 (Tue) Pamukkale – Izmir
After breakfast, depart from the hotel at 08:30 am. First,visit Philadelphia, then drive to Sardis, and finally visitthe Smyrna (Izmir) Agora. Dinner and overnight at theMövenpick Hotel in Izmir. (B,D)

Mar 16 (Wed) Pergamum – Thyatira – Izmir
After breakfast, depart from the hotel at 08:30 am. Drivenorth to visit Pergamum Acropolis. Then, visit Thyatira andreturn to Izmir in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight inIzmir. (B,D)

Mar 17 (Thu) Ephesus – Kusadasi
After breakfast, depart from the hotel at 08:30 am. Drivesouth to visit the Archaeological Museum of Ephesus, andthe Basilica of John. Continue to Kusadasi on the shores ofthe Aegean Sea. Check–in to the Ramada Hotel overlookingthe Aegean Sea. Dinner and overnight in Kusadasi. (B,D)

Mar 18 (Fri) Ephesus – Kusadasi
After breakfast, depart from the hotel at 08:30 am. Driveto Selcuk town to visit the Greco–Roman city of Ephesus.Shopping opportunity in the afternoon. Return to Kusadasion the shores of the Aegean Sea. Dinner and overnight atthe Ramada Hotel in Kusadasi. (B,D)

Mar 19 (Sat) Departure Back
Early transfer to the Izmir Airport for TK 2311 09:00/10:05 flight to Istanbul and connect to your international flightback to US. End of our services. (B)

• LOS ANGELES (LAX)
TK 9 departs Istanbul at 12:45 (arrive LAX 16:30 same day)
• NEW YORK (JFK)
TK 1 departs Istanbul at 13:15 (arrive JFK 16:50 same day)
• CHICAGO (ORD)
TK 5 departs Istanbul at 13:35 (arrive ORD 17:25 same day)
• HOUSTON (IAH)
TK 33 departs Istanbul at 13:05 (arrive IAH 18:05 same day)
• WASHINGTON DC (IAD)
TK 7 departs Istanbul at 13:35 (arrive IAD 18:10 same day)
• BOSTON (BOS)
TK 81 departs Istanbul at 13:25 (arrive BOS 17:00 same day)

*Flight times can be changed by the airlines beyond ourcontrol. Please double check.

Including

• International flights between US – TURKEY
• Istanbul–Denizli domestic flight
• Izmir–Istanbul domestic flight
• 2 Nights at Arcadia Hotel in Istanbul www.hotelarcadiablue.com
• 1 Night at Doga Thermal in Pamukkale www.dogathermalhotel.com
• 2 Nights at Mövenpick Hotel in Izmir www.movenpick.com
• 2 Nights at Ramada Hotel in Kusadasi www.ramadaresortkusadasi.com
• Daily breakfast and dinner
• Entry fees
• All transfers and transportation
• Bosphorus Boat Tour
• English Speaking Professional Tour Guide
• Service charges and local taxes

Excluding

• Lunches and all drinks
• Turkish Visa Fee ($50 per person for US citizens to be obtained
online before arrival www.evisa.gov.tr )
• Personal Expenses, All Travel & Health Insurances
• Tips to the tour guide and driver

Hotels
  • March 12, 2022 - March 14, 2022 Hotel Arcadia Blue, Istanbul, Turkey
  • March 14, 2022 - March 15, 2022 Doga Thermal Otel, Denizli, Turkey
  • March 15, 2022 - March 17, 2022 Mövenpick Hotel, Izmir, Turkey
  • March 17, 2022 - March 19, 2022 Ramada Resort, Kuşadası, Aydın, Turkey

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

• International flights between US – TURKEY
• Istanbul–Denizli domestic flight
• Izmir–Istanbul domestic flight
• 2 Nights at Arcadia Hotel in Istanbul www.hotelarcadiablue.com
• 1 Night at Doga Thermal in Pamukkale www.dogathermalhotel.com
• 2 Nights at Mövenpick Hotel in Izmir www.movenpick.com
• 2 Nights at Ramada Hotel in Kusadasi www.ramadaresortkusadasi.com
• Daily breakfast and dinner
• Entry fees
• All transfers and transportation
• Bosphorus Boat Tour
• English Speaking Professional Tour Guide
• Service charges and local taxes

Excluding

• Lunches and all drinks
• Turkish Visa Fee ($50 per person for US citizens to be obtained
online before arrival www.evisa.gov.tr )
• Personal Expenses, All Travel & Health Insurances
• Tips to the tour guide and driver

Hotels
  • March 12, 2022 - March 14, 2022 Hotel Arcadia Blue, Istanbul, Turkey
  • March 14, 2022 - March 15, 2022 Doga Thermal Otel, Denizli, Turkey
  • March 15, 2022 - March 17, 2022 Mövenpick Hotel, Izmir, Turkey
  • March 17, 2022 - March 19, 2022 Ramada Resort, Kuşadası, Aydın, Turkey

Tour Hosts
Dr. Mark R. Fairchild

Dr. Fairchild received his Ph.D. in New Testament Studies from Drew University. He also completed Ph.D. coursework at Union Theological Seminary (NY) and Princeton Theological Seminary. Dr. Fairchild has twice received research grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities. In 1992, he collaborated with 11 other scholars at Yeshiva University exploring the Greek encounter with Judaism during the Hellenistic Period. In 2002, he joined 20 other scholars at the University of Chicago to investigate societal transformations and the legitimization of power in the early Islamic states.

Fairchild’s recent discovery of two previously unknown ancient synagogues in Turkey (including the world’s oldest known synagogue) was published in the Biblical Archaeology Review in 2012. Research at this ancient synagogue was also published in the Journal of Ancient Judaism in 2014. The Biblical Archaeology Review also published Fairchild’s research on St. Paul’s first mission from Perga to Antioch (2013) and another article on the biblical city of Laodicea (2017). Fairchild’s book on Christian Origins in Ephesus and Asia Minor (originally published in 2015) has been expanded and a second edition is currently available with Hendrickson Publishers (2017).

Dr. Fairchild is currently the Program Director for the Ephesus Meeting, an academic conference at the ancient site of Ephesus in Turkey. He annually travels to Turkey, Greece, Israel, Egypt and Jordan for research and to conduct study tours.

Dr. Andrew Jackson

Dr. Andrew Jackson is a pastor, teacher, and author. He lives in the Phoenix Valley of Arizona, USA with his wife Barbara.

He earned his Master of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary, and his specialized Doctor of Ministry in the “History of Church Renewal Movements” from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Dr. Jackson also studied historical-geography of the Bible for one year at the Jerusalem University College in Jerusalem, Israel.

Dr. Jackson served as a senior teaching pastor at two large churches, as an adjunct Seminary professor, and taught world religion courses at two colleges. He now focuses his time on writing, teaching, and ministry in Turkey. Dr. Andrew Jackson is the translator and writer of the International English Bible: A New Testament Translation.

Dr. Jackson leads annual tours in the Bible lands of Israel and Turkey. His expertise is in the New Testament and early church history of Asia Minor (modern Turkey). He authored two books related to Turkey: A Guide Inside the Early Church of Asia Minor: 300 Profiles and The Lost Land of the Bible: Prayer Pilgrimages Through Turkey. He was also the co-host on the travel documentary “Exploring Ephesus: The City of the Apostles.”

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