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Peter in Asia Minor: Geography and History of his Communities

September 16-30, 2023
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Dr. Mark Wayne WilsonAsia Minor Research Center
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Sept 16 Sat Depart USA

Sept 17 Sun Arrival in Istanbul
Transfer to Adana and overnight.

Sept 18 Mon Tarsus - Niğde - Cappadocia
Brief stop in Tarsus, drive through Cilician Gates to Tyana (Kemerhisar) to see aqueducts and Roman pool; Church of Helena and Constantine/Gümüşler Monastery, Niğde; Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia. (B, D)

Sept 19 Tue Cappadocia
Ihlara Valley, Güzelyurt, Red Church; Göreme Open Air Museum; Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia. (B, D)

Sept 20 Wed Amasia
Drive by Caesarea/Kayseri; Basilica Therma (Sarıkaya); Sebastopolis (Sulusaray), Zela (Zile); Dinner and overnight in Amasia. (B, D)

Sept 21 Thu Amasia - Samsun
Amasya rock-cut tombs and acropolis, Mirror Tomb; Aqueducts; Amasya Museum; Neoclaudiopolis (Vezirköprü); view acropolis of ancient Amisus using cable car at Baruthane and Kalkanca Tumuli; Samsun Museum; Dinner and overnight in Samsun. (B, D)

Sept 22 Fri Sinop
Drive to Sinope: harbors, churches, and city walls; Sinop Museum; Dinner and overnight in Sinop. (B, D)

Sept 23 Sat Kastamonu - Safranbolu
Pompeiopolis (Taşköprü), Kastamonu Archaeology Museum; Dinner and overnight in Safranbolu. (B, D)

Sept 24 Sun Ankara
Hadrianopolis (Eskipazar); Ancyra temple of Augustus, Roman baths; Anatolian Civilizations Museum; Dinner and overnight in Ankara. (B, D)

Sept 25 Mon Eskişehir
Gordion, Germa (brief stop), Pessinus, Dorylaeum; Dinner and overnight in Eskişehir. (B, D)

Sept 26 Tue Kütahya - Eskişehir
Phrygian sites and Midas City; Aizanoi; Cotiaeum-Kütahya Archaeology Museum, if time, Dinner and overnight in Eskişehir. (B, D)

Sept 27 Wed Nicaea
Nicea city tour; walk on Tolerance Way; Dinner and overnight in Yalova. (B, D)

Sept 28 Thu Kocaeli - Istanbul
Late check out; Nicomedia site tour with Kocaeli Museum; Hannibal shrine Gebze; Dinner and overnight in Istanbul. (B, D)

Sept 29 Fri Istanbul
Istanbul city tour; Archaeology Museum; Golden Mile, Hippodrome; Dinner and overnight in Istanbul. (B, D)

Sept 30 Sat Departure Turkey

Including

• International Air Fare between USA – Istanbul
• 1 night at 5 star HiltonSA Hotel in Adana or similar
• 2 nights at Best Western Premier Hotel in Cappadocia or similar
• 1 night at 4 star Hotel in Amasya
• 1 night at 4 star Amisos Hotel in Samsun or similar
• 1 night at 4 star Kumsal Hotel in Sinop or similar
• 1 night at Special Class Kadıoğlu Mansions in Safranbolu or similar
• 1 night at 5 star Swsisotel in Ankara or similar
• 2 nights at 4 star Anemon Hotel in Eskişehir or similar
• 1 night at 4 star Ramada by Wyndham Hotel in Yalova or similar
• 2 nights at 5 star Mövenpick Hotel Istanbul Golden Horn in Istanbul or similar
• Daily breakfasts and 13 dinners at hotels
• Transportation by private A/C bus throughout the tour
• English-speaking, Bible-oriented, professional tour guide throughout the tour
• All Entry fees to the sites & museums
• Tips to the hotel and restaurant staff
• Tips to the tour guide and driver
• Service charges & local taxes

Excluding

• Turkish Visa Fee ($50 per person for US citizens to be obtained online before arrival www.evisa.gov.tr )
• Drinks and lunches
• All personal expenses, laundry, phone calls, health and travel insurance


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

• International Air Fare between USA – Istanbul
• 1 night at 5 star HiltonSA Hotel in Adana or similar
• 2 nights at Best Western Premier Hotel in Cappadocia or similar
• 1 night at 4 star Hotel in Amasya
• 1 night at 4 star Amisos Hotel in Samsun or similar
• 1 night at 4 star Kumsal Hotel in Sinop or similar
• 1 night at Special Class Kadıoğlu Mansions in Safranbolu or similar
• 1 night at 5 star Swsisotel in Ankara or similar
• 2 nights at 4 star Anemon Hotel in Eskişehir or similar
• 1 night at 4 star Ramada by Wyndham Hotel in Yalova or similar
• 2 nights at 5 star Mövenpick Hotel Istanbul Golden Horn in Istanbul or similar
• Daily breakfasts and 13 dinners at hotels
• Transportation by private A/C bus throughout the tour
• English-speaking, Bible-oriented, professional tour guide throughout the tour
• All Entry fees to the sites & museums
• Tips to the hotel and restaurant staff
• Tips to the tour guide and driver
• Service charges & local taxes

Excluding

• Turkish Visa Fee ($50 per person for US citizens to be obtained online before arrival www.evisa.gov.tr )
• Drinks and lunches
• All personal expenses, laundry, phone calls, health and travel insurance


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.

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– 90–60 days prior to departure: No Penalty
– 59–45 days prior to departure: 25%
– 44–30 days prior to departure: 50%
– 29–15 days prior to departure: 75%
– 14 days & After: No refund


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