Geneva College

Turkey and Greece Tour

Turkey and Greece, May-June 2013

Turkey and Greece Tour

Join with Geneva students and faculty in May-June 2013 on a nine-day tour of Turkey, with an optional four-day extension to Greece. See the clash of historic faiths in the Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, a city which stands astride the line between Europe and Asia. Wander the modern streets and excavated ruins of the cities of the seven churches of the Book of Revelation, including Ephesus, Colossae and Philadelphia.

If you opt to add the four-day extension, you will see Patmos, where the Apostle John received his vision of the Revelation. Enjoy the ancient sites and beautiful scenery of the Mediterranean islands of Crete and Santorini. In Athens, you will see the Acropolis and stand where Paul stood as he addressed the Athenians in the Areopagus. We conclude with visits to Corinth and Bronze Age Mycenae. Click here for a complete itinerary.

The tour begins on May 24, 2013 and ends June 1, 2013. Those who elect the four-day extension to Greece will return June 5, 2013

The trip is open to Geneva College students*, alumni and friends, faculty, and staff. The deadline for deposits is January 31, 2013.

The trip is being offered in conjunction with several spring 2013 classes at Geneva, including:

  • Judaism and Islam in the Modern Middle East, with Dr. Jonathan Watt and Dr. Tom Copeland
  • Gospel of John, with Dr. Scott Shidemantle
  • Cultural Anthropology, with Dr. Jonathan Watt

Students can register for the classes when spring registration opens in fall 2012.

Our tour will be operated by Pilgrim Tours. Click here for the trip itinerary. That page includes:

  • A Reservation Form, which can be sent directly to Pilgrim Tours, along with your deposit
  • A pricing estimate-please note that airfare and fees may change quite a bit before May 2013
  • Pilgrim policies and insurance information

Additional Geneva Requirements

  • Students must submit an application and all Crossroads documentation to Dr. Copeland before or at the same time that you send your Reservation Form and deposit to Pilgrim Tours. These forms are available online, in Fern Cliffe or in the Youth Ministry Office.
  • Geneva also requires travelers to purchase short-term HTH medical insurance for the trip. There is an additional fee for the insurance.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact Dr. Tom Copeland at or 724-847-6621.

*Note that Geneva reserves the right to refuse participation to students facing academic probation or disciplinary actions.

Important Documents - Please read the Cover Letter first