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Turkey & Greece & Italy - Dr. Michael Gorman

APRIL 1-16, 2024
Dr. Michael James GormanRaymond E. Brown Professor of Biblical Studies and TheologySt. Mary's Seminary & University
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Apr 1 Mon       Depart Washington DC

Apr 2 Tue        Arrive Cappadocia (via Istanbul)
TUTKU representative will meet you with “Michael Gorman – TUTKU” sign after the customs and baggage claim. Meet and transfer to your hotel for check-in. Late dinner and overnight at the hotel in Cappadocia. (D) 

Apr 3 Wed       Cappadocia
Zelve Valley, Goreme Open Air Museum, Urgup Town,Ortahisar Settlement, Citadel of Uchisar, Avanos ( Pottery) (B,D)

Apr 4 Thu        Cappadocia – Evening flight to Izmir
Optional early morning Hot Air Balloon trip. Visit, Ihlara Valley and Soganli Village, Onyx Factory, Wine Factory if time permits. Evening flight to Izmir. Overnight Izmir. (B,D)

Apr 5 Fri          Smyrna - Pergamum – Izmir
Smyrna Agora, Pergamum , Asklepion, Red Basilica. Dinner and overnight Izmir. (B,D)

Apr 6 Sat         Ephesus – Kusadasi
Ephesus, Grotto, Inscription Museum, Temple of Artemis. Box Lunch. Overnight Kusadasi (B,L,D)

Apr 7 Sun       Ephesus – Kusadasi
Morning Church Service, Mary’s House, St John, Carpet Establishment, Ephesus Museum – Overnight Kusadasi (B,L,D)

Apr 8 Mon       Laodicea – Colossae - Fly Istanbul
Visit Laodicea and Colossae. Transfer to Denizli Airport for TK 2578 18:10/19:20 flight to Istanbul. (B,D) 

Apr 9 Tue        Istanbul
Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Grand Bazaar, Spice Bazaar. Dinner and overnight Istanbul. (B,D)

Apr 10 Wed     Istanbul – Fly Athens
Topkapi Palace or, Archaeology Museum and, free time – Transfer to Istanbul Airport for 18:50/20:15 flight to Athens. Dinner and overnight Athens. (B,D)

Apr 11 Thu      Corinth – Athens
Corinth with communion on site, Acrocorinth, Corinthian Museum, Cenchreae, Isthmia. Overnight Divani Palace Acropolis Athens (B,D)

Apr 12 Fri        Athens
Acropolis, Mars’ Hill (Areopagus),  Agora. Free time, Optional visit to New Acropolis Museum (evening visit if necessary—entry until 9:30 pm). Overnight Divani Palace Acropolis  (B,D) 

Apr 13 Sat       Fly Rome - Rome
Transfer to Athens Airport. 08:30 am flight to Rome. Arrive Rome at 10:00 am. Walking Tour: Domus Aurea, Colosseum, Arch of Titus, Roman Forum, Palatine Hill. Dinner at walking distance restaurant. (B,D)

Apr 14 Sun      Pompeii
Informal Church Service on bus. Day trip to Pompeii. Return to Rome in the late afternoon. Dinner at walking distance restaurant. (B,D)

Apr 15 Mon     Rome
Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Church, Catacombs (Scavi), Pantheon, Ara Pacis. Dinner at walking distance restaurant. (B,D)

Apr 16 Tue      Depart Rome
Fly back to Washington DC (via Istanbul) – Arrive Washington DC same day evening at 7:20 pm.

Flight Details

TK 008   01APR   IADIST        2245 1545 

TK2020   02APR   ISTASR        1815 1940

XQ9239   04APR   ASRADB        2250 0135+1       

TK2577   08APR   DNZIST        0820 0935      

TK1845   10APR   ISTATH        1850 2015

A3 650   13APR   ATHFCO        0735 0840         

TK1362   16APR   FCOIST        0705 1040 

TK 007   16APR   ISTIAD        1515 1920

 

*Flights can be changed

Including

• Roundtrip international air fare between Dules-Cappadocia, and Rome-Dules on economy class
• Istanbul - Denizli Flight
• Cappadocia-Izmir Flight
• Denizli-Istanbul Flight
• Istanbul-Athens Flight
• Athens-Rome morning Flight
• 2 Nights at Yusuf Yigitoglu Cave Hotel in Cappadocia or similar
• 2 Nights at Moevenpick Hotel in Izmir or similar
• 2 Nights at Korumar Hotel in Kusadasi or similar
• 2 Nights at Moevenpick Golden Horn Hotel in Istanbul or similar
• 3 Nights at Hotel Divani Palace in Athens or similar
• 3 Nights at Hotel Cicerone in Rome or similar
• Daily open buffet breakfasts (B: breakfast)
• Boxed lunch in Ephesus
• 12 dinners (D: dinner)
• All Airport-Hotel-Airport transfers in private basis
• All land transportation by private fully A/C Bus with driver throughout the tour
• Tolls, parking fees, fuel, guide’s and driver’s expenses
• English speaking licensed tour guides in Rome, Greece and Turkey
• All Entry fees to the mentioned sites & museums
• Service charges, accommodation taxes, & local taxes
• Headsets

Excluding

• Lunches and drinks
• Meals at the airports
• Turkish Visa fee to be obtained online before arrival www.evisa.gov.tr
• All personal expenses and any other service which are not mentioned above
• Travel and Health insurance, any kind of insurance (insurance may be given at an extra cost, please ask)
• Tips to tour guides and to the drivers
• Hot Air Balloon Trip and Underground City visit in Cappadocia
• Acropolis Museum visit in Athens

Hotels
  • April 08, 2024 - April 09, 2024 Mövenpick Istanbul Golden Horn, Istanbul, Turkey

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

TK 008   01APR   IADIST        2245 1545 

TK2020   02APR   ISTASR        1815 1940

XQ9239   04APR   ASRADB        2250 0135+1       

TK2577   08APR   DNZIST        0820 0935      

TK1845   10APR   ISTATH        1850 2015

A3 650   13APR   ATHFCO        0735 0840         

TK1362   16APR   FCOIST        0705 1040 

TK 007   16APR   ISTIAD        1515 1920

 

*Flights can be changed

Including

• Roundtrip international air fare between Dules-Cappadocia, and Rome-Dules on economy class
• Istanbul - Denizli Flight
• Cappadocia-Izmir Flight
• Denizli-Istanbul Flight
• Istanbul-Athens Flight
• Athens-Rome morning Flight
• 2 Nights at Yusuf Yigitoglu Cave Hotel in Cappadocia or similar
• 2 Nights at Moevenpick Hotel in Izmir or similar
• 2 Nights at Korumar Hotel in Kusadasi or similar
• 2 Nights at Moevenpick Golden Horn Hotel in Istanbul or similar
• 3 Nights at Hotel Divani Palace in Athens or similar
• 3 Nights at Hotel Cicerone in Rome or similar
• Daily open buffet breakfasts (B: breakfast)
• Boxed lunch in Ephesus
• 12 dinners (D: dinner)
• All Airport-Hotel-Airport transfers in private basis
• All land transportation by private fully A/C Bus with driver throughout the tour
• Tolls, parking fees, fuel, guide’s and driver’s expenses
• English speaking licensed tour guides in Rome, Greece and Turkey
• All Entry fees to the mentioned sites & museums
• Service charges, accommodation taxes, & local taxes
• Headsets

Excluding

• Lunches and drinks
• Meals at the airports
• Turkish Visa fee to be obtained online before arrival www.evisa.gov.tr
• All personal expenses and any other service which are not mentioned above
• Travel and Health insurance, any kind of insurance (insurance may be given at an extra cost, please ask)
• Tips to tour guides and to the drivers
• Hot Air Balloon Trip and Underground City visit in Cappadocia
• Acropolis Museum visit in Athens

Hotels
  • April 08, 2024 - April 09, 2024 Mövenpick Istanbul Golden Horn, Istanbul, Turkey

Hosts
Dr. Michael James Gorman
Raymond E. Brown Professor of Biblical Studies and Theology
St. Mary's Seminary & University

Dr. Gorman has written numerous books on the apostle Paul and a book on Revelation. He has led about ten similar tours over the last two decades.

Please contact Dr. Gorman (mgorman@stmarys.edu) directly before booking.

DEPOSIT: $300 per person on Nov 20, 2023 (Visa or Mastercard only)
FULL BALANCE PAYMENT : January 22, 2024

Land and Air Cancellation Policy:

  • Cancellations made before 90 days of departure: Full refund
  • Cancellations made within 60 days of departure: 90% refund
  • Cancellations made within 45 days of departure: 75% refund
  • Cancellations made within 30 days of departure: 50% refund
  • Cancellations made within 15 days of departure: 25% refund
  • Cancellations made within 14 days of departure: No refund

In addition to the above cancellation policy, we charge a 5% processing fee for all refunds, no matter the date of cancellation. This fee is necessary to cover the costs associated with processing refunds, including bank fees and administrative expenses.

Air cancellation Policy:  We adhere to all airlines rules and regulations for tickets purchased on travelers’ behalf.  Dates and rules vary according to airline and group.  All penalties for changes or cancellation are at the travelers’ expense. Please ask for specific penalties at the time of the requested change/deviation or cancellation.

Land Only Cancellation Policy:

  • Cancellations made before 60 days of departure: Full refund
  • Cancellations made within 45 days of departure: 90% refund
  • Cancellations made within 30 days of departure: 75% refund
  • Cancellations made within 15 days of departure: 50% refund
  • Cancellations made within 7 days of departure: 25% refund
  • Cancellations made within 6 days of departure: No refund

In addition to the above cancellation policy, we charge a 5% processing fee for all refunds, no matter the date of cancellation. This fee is necessary to cover the costs associated with processing refunds, including bank fees and administrative expenses.

We understand that sometimes travel plans change, and we appreciate your understanding of this policy.

 

For all your questions, please contact this e-mail address: mgorman@stmarys.edu

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