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Known as the “Other Holy Land,” the Republic of Turkey is one of the oldest continuously inhabited regions in the world. Today, Turkey is quickly catching on as a must-see destination. In 2010, the country’s irresistible offerings of rich history, ancient archaeological sites, cultural diversity, and scenic beauty vaulted it to the world’s seventh most visited destination, based on international tourist arrivals. For the religious traveler, Turkey has much to offer: the ruins of Ephesus, where residents received Apostle Paul’s famous epistle; the Göreme chapels and Zelve Monastery, carved into the rock by early Christians; the Chapel of the Virgin Mary; and more.
One company bringing travel to Turkey to life in an impactful way is Globus. With more than 80 years of leading first-class escorted tours across the globe, the company’s faith-based itineraries are designed to put a fun spin on fellowship, outreach, and faith. Instead of just driving by significant landmarks and religious sites, Globus vacations feature inside visits and hands-on encounters for a more personal and meaningful experience.
“Our Footsteps of Apostle Paul tour is very popular,” said Mike Schields, Director of Group Sales & Emerging Markets for the Globus family of brands. “It includes Athens, the unbelievable Meteora rock-top monasteries, and an absolutely fantastic cruise through the Greek Isles that stops in Crete, Ephesus, and Patmos, where John wrote the Book of Revelation.
Globus can also create custom tours for groups as small as 20 people. One great custom itinerary we’ve done is Turkey & the Book of Revelation. It’s been very well received and features Istanbul with its Hagia Sophia and Grand Bazaar, Bursa, the ancient geothermal features at Pamukkale, Ephesus, Izmir, and more.”
For more information about Globus’ collection of escorted vacations to Turkey, contact your preferred travel agent, visit www.globusfaith.com, or call 877.797.8793.