Distinctive World Tours directed by Ferrell Jenkins Since 1967

Join Ferrell Jenkins on his

Ancient Crossroads
Tour of Biblical and Historical Turkey

May 5 - 19, 2014

Our 82nd Foreign Tour

Download Complete Tour Brochure here.

Some Minor Changes in the Tour Transportation - 12/13/13

Unique! Exciting! Amazing! Those are the words to describe this tour. We've only offered this tour twice before, in 1987 and 2007. I have made a personal research visit to some of the area since that time. This will be an especially good tour for those who have already visited Western (Aegean) Turkey, the area of the Seven Churches of Revelation, or who plan to do so in the future. Turkey is an undiscovered jewel for travelers. Those who have traveled to this country simply can't believe the fabulous historical ruins which are totally unknown to many people.

Our Ancient Crossroads tour of Biblical and Historical Turkey is so named because many ancient civilizations made their home in the country, and many others traversed the land in their military and economic pursuits. Sites in Turkey associated with Paul's first missionary journey will be visited.

We Will Visit…

Lion Gate at ancient Hattusas, the Hittite Capital
Temple of Roman Emperor Augustus in Ankara
2007 Group in Cappadocia

Roman Street and Agora at Tarsus in Cilicia.
Roman Aqueduct at Pisidian Antioch.


Hagai Sophia built by Emperor Justinian in A.D. 537
The Archaeological Museum exhibits artifacts from ancient Babylon


You will return home with the realization that we have traversed the territory of the ancient rulers and civilizations. This is where Paul and Peter, two great apostles of Christ, labored. The book of Acts, Paul's epistle to the Galatians, and the epistles of 1 and 2 Peter will take on renewed meaning for us.

What Is Included?

Our Ancient Crossroads Tour of Biblical and Historical Turkey includes air transportation from John F. Kennedy Airport in New York on Lufthansa, superior first class hotels, buffet breakfast and dinner daily, private motor coach, comprehensive sightseeing with an English speaking guide, admissions, porterage, etc.

What is the Cost?

We are able to offer this excellent tour for $4500.00 per person — based on double occupancy and 20 or more tour members. Single supplement for an individual desiring a single room is $800 (based on availability). The price of $45000 includes airport taxes and security fees amounting to $420 and tips of $120. A deposit of $450.00 will reserve a place for you. This is really a high quality tour. Early reservation is a must!

Visa Requirement

Each tour member should secure a Turkish visa online prior to the tour (information will be provided). The price currently is $20.

Is This a Good Time to Visit Turkey?

Our tour is scheduled for depature on May 5. This takes advantage of air fares that increase shortly thereafter. And the weather is good at that time. The average maximum temperatures ranges from about 70° and 80° in the higher terrain of central Turkey (Ankara, Cappadocia). Along the Mediterranean coast (Adana, Antakya, Antalya) the maximum temperature averages from 78° to 89°. Rainfall averages less than 2" a month in May.

Early Reservation a Must

The detailed brochure will be ready in a few weeks. We are now ready to receive reservation deposits from those who wish to join us for the trip. We anticipate good interest in this unique tour and urge you to make your reservation now. The complete brochure will include cancellation policies. There will be an administrative cancellation fee of $50 per person for any person cancelling at any time after making a deposit. Other graduated cancellation requirements begin 100 days prior to the departure date. Details will be in the complete brochure.

Tell Us Now if You Wish to Join the Tour

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Ferrell Jenkins
9211 Hollyridge Place
Tampa, FL 33637-4921
Phone: 813 988-8485
Fax: 786 513-0650

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Would You Like to See Some Photos of the Places We Will Visit?

I plan to insert some photos of the places visited on this tour. You may check Ferrell's Travel Blog for photos of most (or all) of the places. Just enter a single word in the Search Box. For photos specifically related to Paul's First Journey visit Holy Land Photos for photos by Dr. Carl Rasmussen. In the Keyword Search box enter Paul first journey. Todd Bolen has some photos at BiblePlaces.com of Pisidian Antioch, Derbe and Lystra, and Tarsus. For other photographs I suggest you take a look at Dick Osseman's Turkey Pictures at PBase. Also check Helen Betts's Wonders of Turkey's Cappadocia for some wonderful photos.

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