Itinerary

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April 28, Sunday Departure Regina, SK  

April 29, Monday Arrive Istanbul

Meet our Tutku Tour guide and transfer to our hotel in Istanbul. The rest of the day is free. Overnight in Istanbul. 

April 30, Tuesday Istanbul

On our first full day in Turkey we will sample some of the stunning sites in Istanbul, including the Hippodrome, the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, the Archaeological Museum, the Underground Cistern and the Grand Bazaar. Overnight in Istanbul.

May 1, Wednesday Morning Flight to Antalya; Perga - Attalia

After our arrival in Antalya, we will visit the Greco-Roman city of Perga (Acts 13:13-14; 14:25) and the Antalya Museum before taking a walking tour of Attalia that concludes at the Asia Minor Research Center. Overnight in Antalya.

May 2, Thursday Pisidian Antioch - Colossae

This morning we will drive to Yalvaç to visit Pisidian Antioch (Acts 13:14) and Yalvaç Museum. We will then drive west past ancient Apollonia and Apamea, with a brief stop at the unexcavated site of Colossae. Overnight in Pamukkale. 

May 3, Friday Hierapolis - Laodicea - Aphrodisias - Kuşadasi

Today we will visit the biblical cities of Hierapolis (Col 4:13) and Laodicea, and stop in Aphrodisias. Overnight Kuşadasi. 

May 4, Saturday Ephesus - Kuşadasi

We will spend the day touring the ancient site of Ephesus, including terrace houses and the temple of Artemis, as well as St. John's Basilica and the museum in Selçuk. Overnight Kuşadasi. 

May 5, Sunday Miletus - Didyma - Priene - Izmir

Today we will visit Miletus (Acts 20:15, 17), the Temple of Apollo at Didyma, and the Hellenistic city of Priene. Overnight Izmir

May 6, Monday Smyrna, Sardis, Philadelphia, and Thyatira - Bergama

Today we will concentrate on the cities mentioned in Revelation 2-3, with visits to Smyrna, Sardis, Philadelphia, and Thyatira. Overnight Bergama. 

Turkey Trip_074 - Ephesus.jpgMay 7, Tuesday Pergamum - Assos

We will spend most of the day visiting the extensive cite of Pergamum (Rev 2:12-17), including the acropolis, the Red Basilica, and the Asclepium. We will then drive past the port city of Adramyttium mentioned in Acts 27:2. Overnight Assos. 

May 8, Wednesday Assos - Troas - Troy - Transfer to Greece

After an early breakfast, we will tour the site of Assos (Acts 20:13-14), and then travel to Greece with stops along the way in Troas and Troy. Overnight Kavala. 

May 9, Friday. Neapolis - Philippi - Amphipolis

We will begin our day in Neapolis and then follow the route of Paul's second missionary journey with visits to Neapolis, Philippi and Amphipolis, and a final drive to Thessalonica. Overnight Thessaloniki. 

IMG_172 - Priene - ruined columns.jpgMay 10, Saturday Thessalonica - Berea - Vergina

After visiting ancient Thessalonica, we will drive to Berea (Acts 17), and then visit the royal tombs of Macedonia at Vergina. Overnight Delphi. 

May 11, Sunday Delphi

We will spend the day at the beautiful ancient Greek city of Delphi. Overnight Corinth.

May 12, Monday Corinth - Cenchrae

We will spend the day in the famous city of Corinth and the port of Cenchrae. Overnight Athens. 

May 13, Tuesday Athens the acropolis and agora; Mars hill.

On our final day, we will visit the acropolis of Athens, the extensive agora, and Mars hill. We will also tour the Parthenon museum. Overnight Athens. 

May 14, Wednesday Transfer to Athens Airport

Fly back to Regina, SK - End.