Turkey Signature Tour

September 11-21, 2022

Led by Brian Haynes
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Trip Blog Posts

Day 07 - Ephesus, Ephesus Museum

posted on Monday September 19 2022 at 9:00 pm UTC

Greetings from Turkey! Today, we toured our biggest city yet and had several super awesome experiences. The theme for the day was restoring love.   In Ephesus, we walked down the main street as it was packed with other people from all backgrounds and countries, which was very similar to how...

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Day 06 - Pergamum, Rug Shop, Smyrna

posted on Monday September 19 2022 at 12:00 am UTC

We are capping off a day of study and fun cultural experiences! The theme for the day was restoring power!   We began in the lower part of Pergamum. We toured the asclepion where people would go to worship the god Aclepios and be healed. They believed this place had the power to meet there...

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Day 05 - Sardis & Thyatira

posted on Saturday September 17 2022 at 9:00 pm UTC

Good evening! Today was a very long day so good! The theme was restoring security and desires. We began in the upper part of Sardis. We first saw Artemis’ temple. We were unable to climb to the top of the hill where the acropolis was (the highest point of a city known to be the home of the gods...

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Day 04 - Aphrodisias, Philadelphia

posted on Friday September 16 2022 at 9:00 pm UTC

Today was an incredible day. The theme was restoring identity.  We began in Aphrodesias, a city dedicated to Aphrodite. This city had a huge Sebastion with 180 5x5 depictions of emperors and gods in stone. It told of an identity found in power and control. Walking around the city, we saw many...

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Day 03 - Hierapolis, Colossae, Laodicea

posted on Thursday September 15 2022 at 7:00 pm UTC

Hello from Pamukale, Turkey! Today was a FULL day of incredible study and fun! The theme was restoring prosperity.   We began with a sunrise air balloon ride, which was INCREDIBLE. We were able to see many of the sites we would be at later today from the air! It was so beautiful, and we sat...

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Day 02 - Pisidian Antioch

posted on Wednesday September 14 2022 at 6:00 pm UTC

We are ending another incredible day in Turkey! We spent most of the day in the ancient city Psidian Antioch. Today’s theme was restoring the gospel.   Here in this archeological site, we climbed to the highest point and found Augustus Caesar’s temple. We sat in the horse shoe...

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Day 01 - Attalia, Aspendos, Perga

posted on Tuesday September 13 2022 at 6:00 pm UTC

Greetings from Turkey! Today's theme was having eyes to see. We dug past the culture of the Roman Empire to see just how it impacted the way people thought and what they believed.   We began our morning on the harbor of Antalya. As we overlooked the Mediterranean Sea, Brian gave us 4 truths...

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Day 00 - We Have Arrived!

posted on Monday September 12 2022 at 9:00 pm UTC

We made it to Turkey! It was a long day of traveling, but we are officially settled in our hotel in Atalya. We are thankful for no major mishaps or lost luggage!   Our group is so excited for our packed day ahead tomorrow. For now, it’s lights out as we try to rest up for the first...

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Preparing for Turkey

posted on Thursday August 04 2022 at 7:28 pm UTC

Our trip will be here before you know it! Once we're on the ground we'll post periodic updates and photos. Check back often or get update notifications using the subscribe options on this page. We'll be sharing our travel experiences online with you, our friends and family, to not only bring you along...

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