BIBLICAL TOURS

Led by Dr. Mark Wilson​

I have had the privilege of leading a number of study tours of the Biblical lands for a variety of groups. Some of these were sponsored by the Biblical Archaeology Society, others by denominational leaders, churches and organizations, as well as familiarization trips for professors and pastors. Additionally, I have been pleased to offer several study tours of the Holy Lands to my students. These trips have been enriching not only to the participants, but also to me. I have made many friends over the years as a consequence of these trips.

You are invited to join any of these study tours.

Listed below are future trips that I will be leading in the days to come. If you have an interest in joining one of these trips, click on the PDF file that gives a detailed explanation of the trip. You can contact me if you have additional questions.

Further below are group shots of several of these trips from the past.

BIBLICAL TURKEY

March 5-13, 2021

Dear Professor,
On behalf of Tutku it will be my pleasure to travel with you during the March 2021 Fam Trip in Turkey. Our itinerary includes a mixture of sites related to Paul’s journeys as well as the seven churches of revelation. This whirlwind tour will give you a preview of Turkey’s rich biblical heritage. You will also be amazed at all the history, geography, archaeology, and culture you will experience in just seven days. Please contact me if you have any questions related to the trip.

SAILING WITH PAUL IN THE MEDITERRANEAN

June 8-20, 2021

We are about to embark on a magnificent journey through lands of legend and sacred landscapes aboard a beautiful, private and fullyappointed sailing vessel. We’ll follow in the footsteps of one of the Bible’s most influential figures, exploring some of the most beautiful sites and monuments visited by Paul the Apostle during his 1st-century journeys. Every day aboard the ship – which is known as a “gulet” in the region - will bring the opportunity to swim and explore the marine world of the crystal clear waters of secluded coves along the stunning Turkish coast, or simply relax aboard and soak in the majestic scenery that inspired some of the world’s most well-known myths and legends. Following the sea journey, the adventure continues on land as we explore some of the most important ancient sites of Turkey.

GLOBAL SMYRNA MEETING

June 20-26, 2021

A unique Biblical event is coming to Turkey in June of 2021! We’d like you and your congregation to be a part of it.
We invite you to the Global Smyrna Meeting on the Seven Churches of Revelation to be held in Izmir (ancient Smyrna) on June 20-26, 2021.
Not only will you visit each of the Seven Churches during the course of the Meeting, but you will also hear some of the world’s leading authorities discuss these churches from the perspective of history, religion, and archaeology. A time of worship will precede each of the inspiring evening sessions.
So mark these dates on your calendar and make plans to experience the Seven Churches with us. www.globalsmyrnameeting.com

FOOTSTEPS OF ST. PAUL IN GREECE

September 11-20, 2021

Paul visited Greece on his second and third missionary journeys, where his work formed the foundation of some of Christianity’s earliest congregations. Our trip begins in northern Greece where we’ll walk on a well-preserved section of the ancient road, the Via Egnatia, at Neapolis. We then visit Philippi and Thessalonica, whose churches received letters from Paul. After visiting Berea, we’ll drive to Greece’s west coast to visit Actium – where Octavian defeated Antony and Cleopatra in the famous battle in 31 B.C., and nearby Nicopolis, where Paul spent the winter. Next we’ll see the oracle site of Delphi and the Gallio inscription in its museum. We’ll visit Corinth where Paul ministered for 1 ½ years and wrote two letters to the church there. We end our tour with visits in and around Athens and Piraeus. Join me for this immersion into the world of Paul in ancient Greece!

TURKEY STUDY TRIP

December 26, 2021 – January 11, 2022

Visit the sites of the Seven Churches of Revelation along with key sites where the Apostle Paul traveled during his missionary journeys in western Asia Minor. This trip is in cooperation with The Master’s College and The Master’s Seminary.

BIBLICAL TURKEY

March 4-12, 2022

Dear Professor,
On behalf of Tutku it will be my pleasure to travel with you during the March 2021 Fam Trip in Turkey. Our itinerary includes a mixture of sites related to Paul’s journeys as well as the seven churches of revelation. This whirlwind tour will give you a preview of Turkey’s rich biblical heritage. You will also be amazed at all the history, geography, archaeology, and culture you will experience in just seven days. Please contact me if you have any questions related to the trip.

BIBLICAL GREECE

March 11–19, 2022

Join me for this brief introductory tour of the Biblical sites in Greece. We will travel to all of the ancient sites that were associated with St. Paul’s journeys in Greece. Additionally, we will visit other important historical sites along the way, such as the famous Delphic Oracle and the monastic community at Meteora. A discounted Familiarization Trip, such as this, is intended to acquaint professors and pastors with the many ways that Biblical tours can enrich students’ and parishoners’ understanding of the scriptures and enhance their spiritual development. I invite you to accompany us on this odyssey to the birthplace of western civilization.

PETER IN ASIA MINOR: GEOGRAPHY AND HISTORY OF HIS COMMUNITIES

May 7-21, 2022