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14 Day Bible Study Tour to Turkey April/May 2023

Led by Dr. Carl Rasmussen – April 22–May 6, 2023.  You are invited to join this "once in a lifetime" trip.  Study the New Testament in one of the lands of the New Testament!

Email Dr. Rasmussen for an Itinerary and Details


Greetings!   Mary and I invite you to join us for a 14-day  "Bible Study Tour" to Turkey. We have a handcrafted itinerary and an excellent guide.

After visiting Istanbul, we will fly to Antioch, the third-largest city in Paul's day,  where believers were first called "Christians" and where Paul began all three of his missionary journies.  We will visit Seleucia, the port where the first journey set sail (Acts 13:4), Tarsus (the home of Paul), Derbe, Lystra, Iconium, and Pisidian Antioch—places not usually visited by tours but all of which are of biblical importance.  After stopping for two nights in the Mediterranian city of Antalya we will travel to Colossae, Laodicea, Miletus, Ephesus, and Smyrna—with many stops along the way (see itinerary).

I will be giving mini-lectures along the way both on the bus and on the sites, drawing from my studies and from the 25+ trips that we have led to Turkey and Greece.  We will relate what we are seeing to the New Testament and the Early Christian Church.  Thus, this is not a mere tour, but a hands-on experience as we study the Bible and its Greco-Roman background together!

You will be amazed at what you will be learning along the way and April and early May are perfect—not too hot, not too cool, and the wildflowers are still in bloom in some parts of the country!

Tour Dates and Cost:  April 22–May 6, 2023.  Cost: $4,990 per person in Double Occupancy; add $1,040 Single Room supplement; Includes airfare from major US cities to Istanbul and return from Izmir. 

We hope you will join us!  Contact us soon if you are interested (2foot.steps.tours+HLP@gmail.com).

Carl and Mary Rasmussen

Above: Exploring Perga (Acts 13:13-14).

PS This trip is proceeded by a Bible Study Tour to Israel/Jordan and followed by a Bible Study Tour to Greece—you are welcome to join one or both of these!

I am Professor Emeritus of Old Testament at Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota.  I received my Ph.D. in Ancient Near Eastern Studies from Dropsie University.  Currently, I am an adjunct professor at the Jerusalem University College in Jerusalem and Bethel University in St. Paul, MN and have served as a consultant for a publisher and several media organizations.

Zondervan has published, an updated version of my Zondervan Atlas of the Bible.  Lavishly illustrated, the new version has been updated in every way including new maps, pictures, graphics and updated text.  Zondervan has also published my Zondervan Essential Atlas of the Bible.  In addition, I maintain the website www.HolylandPhotos.org which features over 6,400 free, high quality and high-resolution images of Israel, Turkey, Greece, Jordan, and Italy.