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Churches of the Revelation
with Rev. Dale Jackson
June 12-24, 2020
Day 1 – Fri. June 12 – Depart USA
Depart on your international overnight flight.
Day 2 – Sat. June 13 – Arrive in Istanbul
Your guide will greet you and escort you to the hotel in Istanbul,
Turkey for dinner and overnight.
Day 3 – Sun. June 14 – Istanbul
You’ll visit the Blue Mosque and St. Sophia Church. After lunch you’ll
visit Topkapi Palace, home to the Ottoman Sultans. This afternoon,
you’ll walk through the exhibits at the Archaeological Museum,
and see the sarcophagus of Alexander the Great, mosaic remnants
depicting the times of Nebuchadnezzar, and the tablets of the
Treaty of Kadesh known to be between Ramses II and the Hittites
during the 13th century BC. Return to your hotel for dinner and
Day 4 – Mon. June 15 – Dardanelles Strait, Troas and Troy
Depart Istanbul west across the European portion of Turkey. Then
board a ferry to cross the Dardanelles Strait, disembarking in
Canakkale. Travel south to Troas, where Paul had a vision during his
second missionary journey and was called to Macedonia (Acts 16:8
-13). Paul later spent a week in Troas preaching here and Eutychus
was resurrected (Acts 20:6-12). You’ll visit ancient Troy, excavated in
1873 by Heinrich Schliemann. Finish the day at your hotel for dinner
Day 5 – Tue. June 16 – Pergamum, Thyatira & Izmir
Start the day in Pergamum. Praised for its forbearance; (Rev. 2:12
-17) it was here that the first Christians were executed by Rome.
You’ll visit the fabled Acropolis, pass through the Royal Gates, view
the foundations of the Altar of Zeus and visit the ruins of the library.
Travel east to Thyatira viewing the ancient roadway and period
columns. Thyatira was once a busy trading center and famous as a
“seller of purple.” Continue south to Izmir, the third largest city in
Turkey and a long time center for Jews and Christians. In Paul’s day,
Izmir was known as Smyrna and was one of the Seven Churches
(Rev. 2:8-11). Dinner and overnight in Izmir.
Day 6 – Wed. June 17 – Sardis, Philadelphia, Pamukkale
You’ll see Polycarp’s Church and visit the ancient Roman agora.
Then, travel to Sardis, which was berated by John for its facade of
strength when, it was weak (Rev. 3:1-6). Stop and see the gymnasium
and synagogue. The next stop is nearby Philadelphia, challenged to
“hold fast” and look forward to the coming of the “new Jerusalem”
(Rev. 3:7 -13) in the Book of Revelation. Not much is left of the city
except for the ancient wall and the remains of a Byzantine basilica
in the modern city of Alasehir. Check in to your hotel in Pamukkale.
Day 7 – Thu. June 18 – Hierapolis, Laodicea & Colossae
Hierapolis was an ancient center for pagan cults until it was
transformed into a Christian center in the first century. According
to tradition, the Apostle Philip lived and was martyred here. The
hot springs of Hierapolis (in contrast to the cold mountain springs
near Colossae) combined to note the “lukewarm” Laodiceans (Rev
3:14 -22). This connection between the cities lies behind Paul’s
reference to Hierapolis and Laodicea in his epistle to the Colossians
(Col 4:13). Laodicea contains acres of ruins including a stadium and
remnants of a sophisticated water system. Nearby, Colossae is well-
known throughout Christian circles as the receiver of Paul’s letter
to the Colossians but remains to be excavated. Travel through the
countryside to the port city of Kusadasi for dinner and overnight.
Day 8 – Fri. June 19 – Ephesus
You’ll visit ancient Ephesus, once a thriving port town of 250,000
people. Today you can still see the spectacular excavations of
the major streets in this ancient city. We view the Library, Agora,
theatre, colorful mosaics in the aristocratic Terrace Houses, and a
panoramic outlook of the surrounding ancient port area (including
a wealth of church history and cultural insight). Then continue to the
Basilica of St. John, see the site of the Temple of Artemis, which is
listed as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
Day 9 – Sat. June 20 – Isle of Patmos
This morning, embark on a cruise ship and sail for a visit to the Isle
of Patmos. Tour the fortified monastery of St. John and the cave
claimed to be where John received the Revelation. Back on the ship,
enjoy dinner before settling in to your cabin for the night.
Greece and the
Churches of the Revelation
$20 Turkish Visa is not included in your tour cost.
Guests travelling to Turkey will need to visit https://www.evisa.gov.tr/en/
to apply for their visas and will submit the $20 USD Visa fee online.
For questions regarding the visa submission process, visit our website
(www.EO.travel/turkeyvisa.aspx) or call (800-247-0017 Ext. 590).
Greece and the
Churches of the Revelation
Day 10 – Sun. June 21 – Crete and Santorini
Crete is the largest of the Greek islands. Take a tour to Heraklion and the
fantastic ruins of the Palace of Knossos. Discovered in 1899 and partially
reconstructed, the elaborate Palace is believed to be the mythical Labyrinth
of King Minos and the seat of ancient Minoan culture. This afternoon visit the
island of Santorini, perhaps the most breathtaking of all the Greek Islands.
Return to the ship for dinner and evening entertainment.
Day 11 – Mon. June 22 – Disembark Cruise – Corinth & Mycenae
Disembark the cruise ship this morning and travel west to the Corinth Canal.
Travel to the ancient city of Corinth, the city that inspired many of Paul’s most
familiar letters. See the Archaeological Museum, the Market Place, the Bema,
and the Temples. Travel to Mycenae where the remains of the ancient city
date back to the Bronze Age to see the famous Lionesse Gate, the Tomb of
Agamemnon in the shape of a Beehive, and many other sites before finishing
the day in Athens for dinner and overnight.
Day 12 – Tue. June 23 – Athens
This morning you’ll tour Athens, the foundation of democracy. Visit the
Acropolis, the Parthenon, and Erectheum before viewing Athens atop Mars Hill
where Paul stood and preached the truth to the Gentile nation. View the Agora
below, the ancient marketplace and center of Athenian public life. Additional
sites viewed during your panoramic bus tour are, the House of Parliament, the
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Olympic Stadium, and Presidential Palace. An
option later this afternoon is a visit to the famous Plaka with a multitude of
shops and cafes.
Day 13 – Wed. June 24 – Return to USA
Transfer to the airport for your flights back to the USA, or remain on your own
in Athens for a few days more on an Extension.
Itinerary Continued . . .
ATHENS ON YOUR OWN - $498*
June 24-27, 2020
June 24-26 Enjoy time on your own in Athens. Hotel, breakfast and
return transfer is included.
June 27 Return to USA.
Guests taking an extension may be on a different flight than
their group and/or traveling companion.
YOUR ALL INCLUSIVE PRICE INCLUDES:
Basic Tour & Guided Sightseeing
Roundtrip International Airfare
Additional baggage & optional fees may apply; see fine print for details
Fuel Surcharges and Government Taxes
Subject to change
Admin. Fees, Entrance Fees, Hotel Gratuities & Program Fees
Daily Breakfast & Dinner, Deluxe Motorcoaches
2-Night Greek Isle Cruise, First Class Hotels & much more!
*All prices reflect a 4% cash discount
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INCLUDED IN PRICE:
• Roundtrip international airfare • Deluxe motorcoaches • 1st class hotels • Guided sightseeing
• Entrance fees to sites visited (as listed in itinerary ) • Program fees • Breakfast & dinner daily, hotel gratuities
• Fuel surcharges $500 • Govt. taxes $98 (Increases in government tax and fees are subject to change)
• 2-night Greek Isle Cruise
NOT INCLUDED IN PRICE:
• Optional Travel Protection Program (see premium schedule) • Athens on-own extension
• Optional sightseeing as listed in the brochure • Turkish Visa approx. $20 • Visas for non-US citizens
• Miscellaneous fees such as individual transfers; passports, laundry, lunches, beverages at meals, baggage fees
• Voluntary “Love Offering” for guide and driver • $100 Document fee for Non-US/Canadian residents
Price is based on double occupancy. When available, single rooms are often smaller than doubles. While EOT will
try to match roommates, EOT cannot guarantee a roommate will be available. Roommates may be assigned as
late as 35 days prior to departure and, if one is not available or you request a single room, the following charges
apply: $898 during the basic tour; $298 for Athens on own Extension.
Early registration discounts or other promotions are deducted from the balance of your bill. Hosts/Co-hosts are
All prices reflect a 4% discount for full payment via check.
Payment Amount Payment Due Dates & Notes
$100* Registrations received b