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Turkey & Israel

MAY 24 - JUNE 8, 2025
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 TRANSFER TO KAYSERI AIRPORT - FLY
TO TEL AVIV (via Istanbul), OVERNIGHT TEL AVIV

June 1 Sun CAESEREA MARITIMA, CAPERNAUM,
MIGDAL, MT. OF BEATITUDES

June 2 Mon TABGHA, NOF GINOSAR/ JESUS BOAT/
BOAT RIDE - OVERNIGHT SEA OF GALILEE

June 3 Tue TOUR CAESAREA PHILIPPI, TEL DAN -
OVERNIGHT SEA OF GALILEE

June 4 Wed BUS TO JERUSALEM, STOPPING AT
MEGIDDO. OVERNIGHT JERUSALEM

June 5 Thu OLD CITY, ANCIENT CITY MODEL, ISRAELI
MUSEUM. OVERNIGHT IN JERUSALEM

June 6 Fri HEZEKIAH’S TUNNEL, POOL OF SILOAM,
BETHLEHEM, JERICHO,

June 7 Sat QUMRAN, DEAD SEA. OVERNIGHT IN
JERUSALEM

June 8 Sun RETURN FLIGHT FROM TEL AVIV TO
ISTANBUL TO ATLANTA AND LEXINGTON

Including

• Roundrip international air fare between Lexington-Turkey, and Tel Aviv-
Lexington
• Istanbul-Denizli domestic flight
• Izmir-Tel Aviv 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
• 2 Nights at Dilek Kaya Hotel in Cappadocia or similar
• 1 night at the Metropolitan Hotel Tel Aviv or similar
• 3 Nights at Ginnosar (Deluxe Rooms) on the Sea of Galilee or similar
• 4 Nights at the Olive Tree (renovated rooms) Jerusalem 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
• St. Peters Fish lunch in the Sea of Galilee
• Arrival & departure Transfers
• Transportation by deluxe AC motor coach as per itinerary
• Boat Tour at Sea of Galilee
• 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


Including

• Roundrip international air fare between Lexington-Turkey, and Tel Aviv-
Lexington
• Istanbul-Denizli domestic flight
• Izmir-Tel Aviv 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
• 2 Nights at Dilek Kaya Hotel in Cappadocia or similar
• 1 night at the Metropolitan Hotel Tel Aviv or similar
• 3 Nights at Ginnosar (Deluxe Rooms) on the Sea of Galilee or similar
• 4 Nights at the Olive Tree (renovated rooms) Jerusalem 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
• St. Peters Fish lunch in the Sea of Galilee
• Arrival & departure Transfers
• Transportation by deluxe AC motor coach as per itinerary
• Boat Tour at Sea of Galilee
• 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


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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