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Suggested Itinerary

<b>Your Turkey itinerary will include the following. A detailed itinerary will be posted approximately 30 days from departure.</b>



<strong>Day 1 - Wednesday July 17: Izmir Turkey</strong>

Arrive Izmir.  Free time in Izmir. Group dinner included at hotel.



<strong>Day 2 - Thursday July 18: Izmir Turkey</strong>

Breakfast at the hotel and continue to Pergamum (Revelation 2:12-17) First visit Asclepion (medical center of the ancient world). Then visit the Acropolis, Temple of Athena, library, Royal Palace, Temple of Trajan, the steepest theater of the ancient world, Altar of Zeus. Continue to Thyatira (Revelation 2:18-29) which was a commercial center, visit remains of a church and then return to Izmir. Group dinner included at hotel.



<strong>Day 3 - Friday July 19: Izmir Turkey</strong>

Breakfast at the hotel. Visit ancient Agora of Smyrna (Revelation 2:8-11) Depart from Izmir to Ephesus, a cradle of early Christianity (Revelation 1:1; 2:1-7). Proceed to spectacular ruins from the period of Paul; see Odeon, Fountains, Temples; Library, Great theater and stadium. Temple of Artemis (one of the seventh wonders of the ancient world.) Group dinner included at hotel.



<strong>Day 4 - Saturday July 20: Izmir Turkey/Pamukkale </strong>

Breakfast and check out of Izmir hotel. Visit Aphrodisias en route to Pamukkale (which was ancient Hierapolis mentioned at Colossians 4:13.) Visit the wonderful formations of stalactites and watch the Cataracts falling into the Basin at the bottom of the Mountain. Continue the tour with the ancient city of Hierapolis. Group dinner included, overnight in Pamukkale Hotel.



<strong>Day 5 - Sunday July 21: Pamukkale/Izmir Turkey </strong>

Breakfast and check out of Pamukkale hotel. Early morning start with a visit to the ancient city of Laodicea (Revelation 3:14-22). Continue to Philadelphia.  (Revelation 3:7-13) Visit Sardis (Revelation 3:1-6) capital of the ancient kingdom of Lydia. See the Temple of Diana, the Golden River (Pactalos) and the royal road. Then visit the reconstructed synagogue and continue to Izmir for Group dinner included, overnight in Izmir hotel.



<strong>Day 6 - Monday July 22: Izmir/Istanbul Turkey </strong>

Breakfast and check out of Izmir hotel.  Flight to Istanbul.

Visit Grand Bazaar & Egyptian Spice Market. Group dinner included, overnight in Istanbul Hotel.



<strong>Day 7 - Tuesday July 23: Istanbul </strong>

Breakfast in Istanbul hotel. Tour Branch Office of Jehovah's Witnesses in Istanbul. Visit Hagia Sophia Museum. Enjoy Bosphorus Cruise. Group Dinner and overnight in Istanbul hotel.



<strong>Day 8 - Wednesday July 24: Istanbul</strong>

Breakfast in Istanbul Hotel.  Depart Turkey



<strong>Note</strong>: For reasons beyond our control it may not be possible to visit everything listed above. However every effort will be made to include as much as reasonably possible.



Listed below are most of the locations we will be visiting on our Bible Lands Tour. We have included references to our Christian publications so that you can look up this information in advance. This reference list does not include everything we have published on the locations we will be visiting, but will help get you started on preparing:



<strong>TURKEY</strong>

<ul>

<li>Ephesus: it-1 734 -735</li>

<li>Smyrna: it-1 982</li>

<li>Pergamum: it-2 607-608</li>

<li>Thyatira: it-2 p. 1099</li>

<li>Sardis: it-2 864</li>

<li>Philadelphia: it-2 626</li>

<li>Laodicea: it-2 204</li>

</ul>

<strong>Proposed Hotels Turkey:</strong>

3 or 4-star Hotels in Izmir, Pamukkale and Istanbul

All prices quotes herein are in USD.

<ul> <strong>Land Package</strong> <li>3 to a room: $1550</li> <li>2 to a room: $1600</li> <li>1 to a room: $1850</li> </ul> <ul> <strong>From NY</strong> <li>3 to a room: $2850</li> <li>2 to a room: $2900</li> <li>1 to a room: $3150</li> </ul> <ul> <strong>From London</strong> <li>3 to a room: $2250</li> <li>2 to a room: $2300</li> <li>1 to a room: $2550</li> </ul>

All prices herein are per person and are subject to change without notice. "Full Package" prices are especially subject to change due to the fluctuation in airfare. For Instance: Travelers can expect to pay additional airfare for summer tour dates if their tour includes New York. We will notify you three months, or less, before your departure of any additional fees.

Regarding Land Package Pricing:

Land Package prices signify that...

  1. ...BCT will NOT provide your transportation EXCEPT during the tour.
  2. ...you will be required to arrange your own transportation (be that airfare or train or car) at the beginning and after the tour.
  3. ...BCT is not responsible for any cost associated with the cost of your transportation (be that airfare or train or car) at the beginning and after the tour. Including penalties, fees and/or rebooking cost when a trip is cancelled or moved.
  4. ...while your transportation is provided during the tour you will be required to arrange your own transportation (be that airfare or train or car) at the beginning and after the tour.

Click here to read about the advantages of booking a 'full package' trip versus a 'land package' trip.

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<b>What's Included</b>

<li>Transportation each day for touring and sightseeing.</li>

<li>Entrance fees for scheduled touring sites.</li>

<li>Airfare between countries for those traveling to multiple countries.</li>

<li>Breakfast and Dinner as noted on the day-by-day itinerary.</li>

<li>Rooming in a 3 star or higher hotel.</li>

<li>Prices include three tour guides: one Local guide to conduct our tour (which is required by the local laws) and two Jehovah’s Witness guides. The Witness guides will be Appointed Brothers. Your tour will be biblically accurate and of the greatest encouragement to you.</li>

<li>Airport / Hotel shuttle service for those with full packages.</li>

<li>Representatives to meet & greet at both airport & hotel.</li>

<li>Tips for your guides and bus drivers.</li>



<b>What's Not Included</b>

<li>Tips to the hotel staff</li>

<li>Lunch as noted on the day-by-day itinerary.</li>

</ul>

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All itineraries are subject to adjustment as required. Confirmed, final and detailed itineraries (and additional important travel details) are posted on your Personal BCT Travel Desktop, approximately one month from departure.

A deposit of $350 per person is required at the time you make your reservation to ensure your space on the tour. Refunds are possible only to those who purchase travel insurance, provided cancellation conditions are met. Payment in full is due 90 days before the trip departure date. Learn more ». Hotel information will be provided 90 days from the trips departure date for those who've confirmed their reservation(s).

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Bible Lands Tours – Turkey (8 Days)
December 4-11, 2019
July 17-24, 2019

Sites to be seen: Izmir, Pergamum, Thyatira, Temple of Artemis, Pamukkale, Hierapolis, Laodicea, Istanbul, the Hagia Sophia Museum and more...

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