Study Tours

Most years Ridley faculty lead tours to a site of Christian significance in Israel & Jordan, Greece & Turkey or the Reformation countries of Europe.

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Tours of biblical sites bring the bible to life and help students interpret the bible by better understanding the life and culture of the ancient world. An understanding of the archaeology, geography and topography can also help with biblical interpretation. They are also great experiences of community, travel and culture. For many students they are a highlight of their time at college, creating friendships and memories that remain with them for life.

Study tours are accredited subjects towards undergraduate, MDiv and MA units. The tuition component of the tour can be met through FEE-HELP. Participants must arrange  and pay for their own airfares, meals not specified in the itinerary, and incidental expenses. Single room supplements are also an extra cost.

Sample Israel Itinerary

1 Depart Melbourne
2 Arrive Tel Aviv. Tour Negev desert region and Dead Sea.
3 Negev
4 Dead Sea to Galilee
5 The Northern Border
6 Nazareth
7 Sea of Galilee
8 Galilee to Tel Aviv
9 Tel Aviv to Jerusalem
10 Jerusalem- Old City of Jerusalem
11 Jerusalem- Shabbat, Museums and Walls Walk
12 Jerusalem- Free day
13 Herodion and Bethlehem
14 Jerusalem- Temple Mount area
15 Jerusalem- Mt of Olives and Christian Quarter
16 Jerusalem to Tel Aviv
17 Arrive in Melbourne



Go to Israel Study Tour

Sample Turkey Itinerary

1 Depart Melbourne
2 Arrive Istanbul (1.25pm).
Walking tour of cites, Column of Constantine,
Basilica Cistern, Hippodrome, Blue Mosque
3 Small group immersion experience including
Chora Church, Grand Bazaar, Spice Market,
Bosphorous & Dinner out
4 Hagia Sophia, Hagia Irene
(site of Council of Constantinople),
Topkapi Palace, Free afternoon
5 Gallipoli
6 Troy, Biblical sites of Pergamum & Smyrna
7 Ruins of Ephesus, Museum of Ephesus
8 Free day
9 Ruins of Aphrodisias & Hieropolis
10 Laodicea, Colossae. Drive to Antalya
11 Free day
12 Sites of Paul’s First Missionary Journey:
Perge, Aspendos, Konya (Iconium)
13 Konya City Tour. Drive to Cappadocia
14 Day Tour Cappadocia
15 Hot air balloon (optional). Day Tour Cappadocia
16 Drive to Tarsus and Antakya (Antioch)
17 Sights of Antakya (Antioch)
18 Fly to Istanbul and home (7.35pm)
19 Arrive Melbourne (9.35pm)


next Turkey study tour: 5 – 21 June 2019

Go To Turkey and Greece Study Tour

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