16 Days (15 Nights)
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Centenary Church, Lexington

Turkey and Greece

May 24-June 8, 2025

Embark on a spiritual journey through the heart of ancient Christianity with our meticulously curated tour program. Depart from Lexington to Atlanta en route to Istanbul. Upon arrival, settle into your accommodations before delving into the rich history of Istanbul. From there, traverse to Denizli for a profound exploration of Pamukkale, Hierapolis, Laodicea, and Colossae, immersing yourself in the footsteps of early Christian communities. The journey continues with visits to Sardis and Pergamon, culminating in Ephesus and the revered Basilica of John. Transitioning to the captivating landscapes of Cappadocia, indulge in optional hot air balloon rides and unearth the mysteries of underground cities. As the tour progresses into Greece, trace the steps of apostles at Philippi, Neapolis, Amphipolis, and Berea, before encountering the awe-inspiring Meteora monasteries. The expedition reaches its zenith with explorations of Delphi, Athens' Acropolis, and Corinth, concluding with a reflective farewell dinner amidst the timeless splendor of Athens. Depart, carrying with you the profound experiences of this transformative pilgrimage.

Dr. James Williams
Dr. Ben Witherington IIIJean R. Amos Professor of New Testament for Doctoral Studies Ph.D., University of Durham, EnglandAsbury Theological Seminary
Itinerary Details Hosts & Guide Policies Contact Useful Information

May 24 Sat        FLY FROM LEX TO ATLANTA  TO  ISTANBUL

May 25 Sun       ARRIVE ISTANBUL – TRANSFER TO HOTEL and OVERNIGHT

May 26 Mon      ISTANBUL TOUR - FLY TO DENIZLI – OVERNIGHT PAMUKKALE

May 27 Tue        HIERAPOLIS, LAODICEA, COLOSSAE – OVERNIGHT PAMUKKALE

May 28 Wed      SARDIS, PERGAMON, OVERNIGHT IZMIR

May 29 Thu       EPHESUS, BASILICA OF JOHN, MUSEUM, FLY CAPPADOCIA & OVERNIGHT

May 30 Fri         OPTIONAL HOT AIR BALLOON TOUR CAPPADOCIA, CAVE CHURCHES,  CARPET FACTORY,

May 31 Sat        CAPPADOCIA – UNEDRGROUND CITY, ZELVEY VALLEY, AVANOS VILLAGE

Jun 1 Sun          TRANSFER TO KAYSERI AIRPORT - FLY TO THESSALONIKI (VIA ISTANBUL)

Jun 2 Mon         PHILIPPI, NEAPOLIS, AMPHIPOLIS – OVERNIGHT THESSALONIKI

Jun 3 Tue          BEREA – MUSEUM OF PHILIP OF MACEDON’S GRAVE, METEORA MONASTERIES –KALAMBAKA

Jun 4 Wed         DELPHI SITE AND MUSEUM – OVERNIGHT DELPHI

Jun 5 Thu          DELPHI – ATHENS ACROPOLIS, MARS’ HILL, AGORA – OVERNIGHT ATHENS

Jun 6 Fri            CORINTH, ITS MUSEUM, CECHRAEA – OVERNIGHT ATHENS

Jun 7 Sat           ATHENS MUSEUM – FREE TIME PLAKA AREA – FAREWELL DINNER

Jun 8 Sun          RETURN FLIGHT FROM ATHENS TO ISTANBUL TO ATLANTA AND LEXINGTON

Including
  • Roundrip international air fare between Lexington-Turkey, and Athens-Lexington
  • Istanbul-Denizli domestic flight
  • Cappadocia-Thessaloniki flight (via Istanbul)
  • 1 Night at Moevenpick Golden Horn Hotel in Istanbul or similar
  • 2 Nights at Doga Thermal Hotel in Pamukkale or similar
  • 1 Night at Moevenpick Hotel in Izmir or similar
  • 3 Nights at Dilek Kaya Hotel in Cappadocia or similar
  • 2 Nights at the Grand Palace Hotel Thessaloniki or similar 
  • 1 Night at Amalia Hotel in Kalambaka  or similar
  • 1 Night at Amalia Hotel in Delphi or similar
  •  3 Nights at Divani Acropolis Hotel in Athens or similar
  • Daily open buffet breakfasts at the hotels
  • 14 Dinners at the Hotel
  • Entry fees to the sites and museums as per the Itinerary
  • Arrival & departure Transfers  
  • Transportation by deluxe AC motor coach as per itinerary
  • English Speaking licensed tour guide during all tours & transfers
  • Personal headsets (whispers)
  • Service charges and local taxes
Excluding
  • Extras of personal nature & insurance of any kind
  • Beverages with dinners or lunches
  • Tips to guide & driver
  • Insurance of any kind
Hotels
  • May 25, 2025 - May 26, 2025 Mövenpick Istanbul Golden Horn, Istanbul, Turkey
  • May 26, 2025 - May 28, 2025 Doga Thermal Otel, Denizli, Turkey
  • May 28, 2025 - May 29, 2025 Mövenpick Hotel, Izmir, Turkey
  • May 29, 2025 - June 01, 2025 Dilek Kaya Otel, Nevşehir, Turkey
  • June 01, 2025 - June 03, 2025 Grand Palace Hotel, Thessaloniki, Greece
  • June 03, 2025 - June 04, 2025 Amalia Hotel, Kalambaka, Greece
  • June 04, 2025 - June 05, 2025 Amalia Hotel, Delphi, Greece
  • June 05, 2025 - June 08, 2025 Divani Palace Acropolis, Athens, Greece

Including
  • Roundrip international air fare between Lexington-Turkey, and Athens-Lexington
  • Istanbul-Denizli domestic flight
  • Cappadocia-Thessaloniki flight (via Istanbul)
  • 1 Night at Moevenpick Golden Horn Hotel in Istanbul or similar
  • 2 Nights at Doga Thermal Hotel in Pamukkale or similar
  • 1 Night at Moevenpick Hotel in Izmir or similar
  • 3 Nights at Dilek Kaya Hotel in Cappadocia or similar
  • 2 Nights at the Grand Palace Hotel Thessaloniki or similar 
  • 1 Night at Amalia Hotel in Kalambaka  or similar
  • 1 Night at Amalia Hotel in Delphi or similar
  •  3 Nights at Divani Acropolis Hotel in Athens or similar
  • Daily open buffet breakfasts at the hotels
  • 14 Dinners at the Hotel
  • Entry fees to the sites and museums as per the Itinerary
  • Arrival & departure Transfers  
  • Transportation by deluxe AC motor coach as per itinerary
  • English Speaking licensed tour guide during all tours & transfers
  • Personal headsets (whispers)
  • Service charges and local taxes
Excluding
  • Extras of personal nature & insurance of any kind
  • Beverages with dinners or lunches
  • Tips to guide & driver
  • Insurance of any kind
Hotels
  • May 25, 2025 - May 26, 2025 Mövenpick Istanbul Golden Horn, Istanbul, Turkey
  • May 26, 2025 - May 28, 2025 Doga Thermal Otel, Denizli, Turkey
  • May 28, 2025 - May 29, 2025 Mövenpick Hotel, Izmir, Turkey
  • May 29, 2025 - June 01, 2025 Dilek Kaya Otel, Nevşehir, Turkey
  • June 01, 2025 - June 03, 2025 Grand Palace Hotel, Thessaloniki, Greece
  • June 03, 2025 - June 04, 2025 Amalia Hotel, Kalambaka, Greece
  • June 04, 2025 - June 05, 2025 Amalia Hotel, Delphi, Greece
  • June 05, 2025 - June 08, 2025 Divani Palace Acropolis, Athens, Greece

Hosts
Dr. James Williams
Dr. Ben Witherington III
Jean R. Amos Professor of New Testament for Doctoral Studies Ph.D., University of Durham, England
Asbury Theological Seminary

Bible scholar Ben Witherington is Amos Professor of New Testament for Doctoral Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary and on the doctoral faculty at St. Andrews University in Scotland. A graduate of UNC, Chapel Hill, he went on to receive the M.Div. degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. from the University of Durham in England. He is now considered one of the top evangelical scholars in the world, and is an elected member of the prestigious SNTS, a society dedicated to New Testament studies. Witherington has also taught at Ashland Theological Seminary, Vanderbilt University, Duke Divinity School and Gordon-Conwell. A popular lecturer, Witherington has presented seminars for churches, colleges and biblical meetings not only in the United States but also in England, Estonia, Russia, Europe, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Australia. He has also led tours to Italy, Greece, Turkey, Israel, Jordan, and Egypt.

• DEPOSIT : $300 Per Person on May 1, 2024
(refundable until full payment date)
• FULL PAYMENT : February 5, 2025
• Cancellation Penalty:
- 120-90 days prior to departure : No Penalty
- 89-45 days prior to departure : 10%
- 44-30 days prior to departure : 50%
- 29-15 days prior to departure : 75%
- 14 days & After : No refund

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