Journeys of Paul in Turkiye & Greece | 2023
Join us for 13 - days, on Journeys of Paul in Turkiye & Greece, starting at $3,698*, from New York, NY on the dates below. On this tour, you will see the sights in Athens, Corinth, Thessaloniki, Amphipolis, Philippi, Istanbul, Antioch, and many more!
May 1, 2023
October 30, 2023
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$150 11 Months Prior to Departure
$125 10 Months Prior to Departure
$100 9 Months Prior to Departure
$75 8 Months Prior to Departure
$50 7 Months Prior to Departure
$25 6 Months Prior to Departure
Full deposit required. Savings deducted from balance.
$50 Turkish Visa is not included in your tour cost.
Guests traveling to Turkiye will need to visit https://www.evisa.gov.tr/en/ to apply for their visas and will submit the $50 USD Visa fee online.
For questions regarding the visa submission process, visit our website (www.EO.travel/Turkiyevisa.aspx) or call (800-247-0017 Ext. 590).
$300 Scholarships available for clergy & $150 Scholarships available for clergy spouses!*
Two Units of CEU Credits Available *Send an e-mail to scholarships@travelwithus. com to apply and confirm your eligibility.
- All Inclusive Pricing
- Breakfast and Dinner Daily
- Deluxe A/C Motor Coaches
- Entrance and Program Fees
- First Class Hotels
- Fuel Surcharges and Gov't Taxes
- Guided Tours
- International Airfare from NY
- Overseas Airport Transfers
^ Additional Baggage & Optional fees may apply.
† If air purchased through EO.
Day 1 Day 1 - Depart the USA
Depart the USA
Day 2 Day 2 - Arrive in Athens
Day 3 Day 3 - Corinth & Cenchrae
Day 4 Day 4 - Thessaloniki & Veria
Fly from Athens to Thessaloniki this morning. Discover Thessaloniki, where Paul was accused of turning the world upside down with his preaching of Christ (Acts 17: 3 -6). As you explore St. George’s Basilica, believed to be built over the synagogue where Paul preached, reflect on the two epistles the Apostle Paul wrote to the Thessalonian church here. Stroll through the archaeological museum and the beautiful basilicas of St. Sophia and St. Demetrios. St. Demetrios is dedicated to a distinguished Roman proconsul martyred for his Christian faith. Along the Via Egnatia stands the Galerius Arch, and you can look out over the second-largest city in Greece from the Old City Ramparts, some dating back to Roman times. Follow the path of Paul when he fled Thessaloniki for the safety of Veria (Berea), where Jews and some honorable Greeks accepted the new faith (Acts 17: 10 -12). Dinner and overnight in Thessaloniki.
Day 5 Day 5 - Amphipolis, Philippi & Neapoli
Follow in the footsteps of Paul and Silas to Amphipolis and explore the ruins of the many Christian basilicas there. In Philippi is a baptismal site commemorating where God opened the heart of Lydia (a seller of purple from Thyatira) to hear the words of Paul (Acts 16:13 -15). Lydia and her household were the first Christian converts baptized on European soil. View the Roman-era crypt thought to have served as a prison for the Apostle Paul, and explore Philippi’s famous Acropolis, marketplace, the Basilica of Paul, and theater. Today’s last stop is Neapolis (Kavala), one of Greece’s most picturesque mainland ports where Paul landed with his disciples, Timothy, and Silas. See the Roman Aqueduct and Acropolis before returning to Thessaloniki for dinner and overnight.
Day 6 Day 6 - Journey to Istanbul
Today, you will fly from Thessaloniki to exotic Istanbul. Upon arrival in Turkiye, you will be met by your local guide and transferred to your hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 7 Day 7 - Istanbul
The bejeweled capital of Istanbul sits between two continents and is home to 450 mosques. You will visit the famous Blue Mosque with its six minarets and sparkling interior. You will also visit the Topkapi Palace, once home to royal sultans. Inside, you will see the fabled jewels of the treasury, delicate displays of Chinese porcelain in the kitchen quarters, and the provocative harem quarters. Walk through Hagia Sophia, which was the largest church in Christendom for 1,000 years, built by Justinian (532-537 AD). The church has 107 columns, fossil-embedded, white marble floors, and beautiful glass mosaics. Enjoy the aroma of cinnamon, cloves, thyme, and other exotic spices as you explore the Grand Bazaar. Over 4,000 shops sell everything from herbs to gold. Dinner and overnight in Istanbul.
Day 8 Day 8 - Cappadocia
This morning, you will fly to Cappadocia. Explore Cappadocia’s amazing cone-shaped rock formations which create a fairy-tale landscape. Even today, people make their homes in the cliffs and rock cones of Cappadocia. It is estimated that over 3,000 rock churches exist in the region. You will visit the Rock Chapels of Goreme, the Cave Village of Avcilar, and the Monastic Complex of Zelve. Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 9 Day 9 - Konya
Day 10 Day 10 - Antioch in Pisidia and Tel Colossae
Day 11 Day 11 - Laodicea & Hieropolis
Day 12 Day 12 - Ephesus
Day 13 Day 13 - Return Home
Continue with the Nicaea Extension or return to the USA.
Enhance Your Journey
NICAEA EXTENSION Starting from $588
Days 13 -15, 2023 • $588*
Day 13 –ISTANBUL
Begin your exploration of Istanbul with an enjoyable two-hour Bosphorus Cruise. You will glide beneath some of the city’s famous bridges and sail past some of Istanbul’s more colorful neighborhoods and peaceful suburbs. Your boat will take you past castles and quaint fishing villages. Later, you will visit the eastern or Asian part of Istanbul. You will see the Byzantine city walls, the Golden Horn, and the world-famous mosaics of the Kariye Church.
Day 14 – NICAEA
Today, you will visit the lakeside town of Iznik, known in Byzantine times as Nicaea and site of two ecumenical church councils. The ancient name is associated with the Nicene Creed, which many Christians can recite from memory. You will see the ancient walls and sites associated with the town’s Christian heritage: the ruins of the Basilica of St. Sophia, the Baptistry, and the Christian Tombs on the outskirts of town.
Day 15 – RETURN TO THE USA
Return to the USA
*A 3.5% surcharge will be added to all credit card transactions Taxes, tips & fees for extensions are charged separately.
Guests taking an extension may be on a different flight than their group and/or traveling companion.
Monday, October 30, 2023From $3698* Register Now!