The Cities of Paul and John
The Best of Turkey, Greece, and Rome
April 17-29, 2017
A once-in-a-lifetime and potentially life-changing experience!
Join me for my eighth (and possibly last) study tour to the cities of Paul and John. Participants may take the trip as a course for credit (graduate or undergraduate—reading and writing required) or just as an educational and spiritual adventure. Family members (18+) and friends are welcome.
Included: Roundtrip air from Washington, DC, including current air taxes and fuel surcharges (taxes and fuel charges are subject to change); 11 nights lodging at 4-star hotels; breakfast and dinner daily; full-time English-speaking tour escorts; air-conditioned deluxe motor coach; all guides, entrances, touring and transportation as appears on itinerary; baggage handling at hotels (one piece).
Not included: all lunches; drinks with meals; Turkey Visa (must purchase online prior to travel); tips to driver, guides, hotel staff (required; approx. $100-$120; collected at departure); optional travel insurance; fee for paying for trip by credit card (3-5%); transportation to and from airport (probably Dulles).
Highlights: Morning prayer en route to sites; great fellowship with an interesting, diverse group of people; expert guiding; Scripture reading and discussion of relevant texts on site; encounters with people from other cultures and their countries; pre-trip and in-trip recommended reading.
Finances: Approx. $4,500 as of May 12, 2016 (subject to final airline fares and taxes); cost is based on double occupancy (single-room supplement = approx. $600); deposit due late fall.
Tentative Itinerary as of May 12. 2016 (subject to minor changes)
Monday Day 1 Depart Washington DC
Tuesday Day 2 Arrive in Izmir (Smyrna); visit Smyrna agora; drive to Kusadasi (ON Kusadasi)
Wednesday Day 3 Ephesus: main site including terrace houses and St. Paul caves (ON Kusadasi)
Thursday Day 4 Ephesus: museum and Mary’s House; travel inland (ON Pamukkale)
Friday Day 5 Laodicea; Hierapolis (ON Pamukkale)
Saturday Day 6 Colossae; Sardis (ON Bergma)
Sunday Day 7 Pergamum (Acropolis and Asclepeion); fly Izmir-Athens (ON Athens)
Monday Day 8 Athens: Acropolis, Mars Hill, Forum, Archaeological Museum; panoramic drive (ON Athens)
Tuesday Day 9 Corinth, Acrocorinth, Isthmia, Cenchreae (ON Athens)
Wednesday Day 10 Fly Athens-Rome; Roman Forum and Colosseum (ON Rome)
Thursday, Day 11 Rome: St. John Lateran, Appian Way, Catacombs, and St. Paul Outside the Walls Basilica (ON Rome)
Friday, Day 12 Rome: Vatican (Museums and Sistine Chapel), St. Peter’s Basilica; walking tour of the old city; special farewell dinner (ON Rome)
Saturday, Day 13 Flight home
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Prof. Michael J. Gorman: email@example.com