Tour Highlights

Paul's Pilgrimage of Faith to Greece & Turkey - Includes 7 night Cruise

Highlights

Included:
  • Round-trip from New York Area Gateway (includes fuel surcharge)
  • 2 nights accommodations in first class hotels
  • 7 nights accommodations cruise on Zenith
  • Breakfast and dinner daily plus lunches on cruise
  • Sightseeing Athens & Corinth
  • Shore excursions to Istanbul & Ephesus
  • Airport-hotel transfers
  • Hotel taxes & baggage handling

Please note the map shown is not your exact route as you will be cruising and google maps are not meant to show this. Please see the itinerary for more information on your ship's route.

Not Included:
  • Gratuity
  • Optional Insurance (recommended)
  • Single Supplement
  • Outside Cabin Supplements

Itinerary

Extensions

Day 1: New York, NY

We depart from JFK International Airport for our journey to Greece. Dinner and breakfast will be served on flight.

Day 2: Athens

Upon our arrival in Athens we will be met by our representative and transfer to our hotel. Time permitting you will have some leisure time before we have dinner tonight. (D)

Day 3: Athens/Cruise

After breakfast we will have a city sightseeing of Athens which includes a visit to the world-renowned Acropolis, with the ruins of the Parthenon, Erechtheum and Propylea. Then, we ascend Mars Hill, where Paul preached (Acts 17:16, 22). Also, view the Agora (ancient market place, and former center of Athenian public life), the House of Parliament, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the Presidential Palace. After lunch on our own we will embark on the  M/V Zenith for a 7 day cruise. Dinner and overnight on the ship (B, D)

Day 4: Cruise/Santorini

Today the ship docks at the Island of Santorini famous for its Volcano and breathtaking sunset! Don't miss the chance to ride a donkey up to the city. You may choose to just enjoy to stay on board to relax, or you may choose to just walk around the island, or you may choose join the shore excursion. (B, L, D)

Day 5: Cruise/Marmaris

Today we dock at Marmaris, the famous tourist resort on the Turkish Riviera Shoreline. It used to be a fishing village with its wonderful landscape combining sea and mountains. An Optional Shore excursion to the island of Rhodes will be available. (B, L, D)

Day 6: Cruise/Izmir/Ephesus

After breakfast we dock at Izmir called Smyrna in the Bible and one of the 7 churches of the Book of the Revelation. It is one of the oldest settlements in the Mediterranean! After breakfast we will visit one of sites of the “Seven Wonders of the Ancient World,” Ephesus. In Ephesus (Acts 21:1 and Rev. 2:1) visit the Basilica of John, the site of the Temple of Diana, the Synagogue, the library along with other famous remains. The ruins of Ephesus will amaze you as it proves that it was here that the early church started. Continue to Miletus, where Paul said farewell to the Ephesian elders on his Third Missionary Journey (Rev. 20-17). Return to our ship for dinner and overnight. (B, L, D)

Day 7: Cruise/Istanbul

After breakfast we will visit Istanbul, Turkey's largest city. We will spend an unforgettable day of sightseeing, featuring the Church of St. Saviour, one of the earliest and most important Christian churches, famous for its mosaics; the Byzantine Hippodrome, St. Sophia Church, the impressive Blue Mosque, the Topkapi Palace home of the Ottoman Sultans for 400 years and the Grand Bazaar. Return to the ship for dinner and overnight. (B, L, D)

Day 8: Cruise

Today there will be Bible classes and lectures. We will enjoy a full day at sea. This is the time to enjoy all of the activities on board of the M/V Zenith. (B, L, D)

Day 9: Cruise/Mykonos

This morning we will arrive at the famous and cosmopolitan Island of Mykonos! Very characteristic landmarks are the Windmills. Feel like a star walking around the same streets where world famous actors and singers have walked! This island is meant for walking.  Time to be on our own to explore this fascinating island. Enjoy the ship part of the time and explore the island part of the time. Tonight will be our farewell dinner on the ship. (B, L, D)

Day 10: Cruise/Athens

Upon arrival in the port of Pireaus we will disembark after breakfast and depart for Corinth with a brief stop at the Corinthian canal, which separates the Peloponnese from the Greek mainland and connects the two seas (Ionian and Aegean). Later visit Corinth which was home for Paul for eighteen months. We visit the Archaeological Museum, the Bema, the Market Place and the Temples. From the Bema at Corinth, Paul spoke to the Corinthians about our Lord and Savior Christ. Return to Athens for some leisure time and have dinner and overnight at our hotel. (B, D)

Day 11: New York, NY

Today our journey ends with good memories as we bid farewell to our new Greek friends. We are transferred to Athens airport for our flight home. Arrival the same day. (B)

Return Home or Take the Optional Extension

Day 11: Athens/ Kalambaka

After breakfast we depart and drive north through the Greek countryside arriving in Kalambaka to visit the famous monasteries. Perched atop soaring cliffs, gigantic rocks have been etched by time into a variety of shapes rooted deeply in the ground yet completely isolated from the world around them. The Monasteries with their wooden galleries and corniced rooftops hang precariously over the breath-taking abysses, with the Pindus range at their back. We return to Kalambaka, for dinner and overnight. (B, D)

Day 12: Kalambaka/Thessaloniki

We begin our drive north to Kavala/Philippi where St. Paul delivered his first sermon in Europe, sowing the seeds of Christianity. Here Apostole Paul baptized a “certain woman named Lydia” the first Christian convert in Europe. The Roman forum, completely excavated, is from after St. Paul's time. Among the ruins, located on the rocky ledge above the town's main road is the prison where St. Paul and Silas were thrown. Continue into the modern port city of Kavala, ancient Neapolis, where Ap. Paul accompanied by Silas, Luke and Timothy, first set foot in Europe. Drive to Amphipolis. Visit the City Wall with Gate, 5th century B.C., Amphipolis lion and the Byzantine Basilica Mosaics. Continue to Thessaloniki for dinner and overnight. (B, D)

Day 13: Thessaloniki/Veria/Athens

After breakfast we start Thessaloniki tour; a city that is over 2300 years old. It was built in 316 BC by Kassandros, the Macedonian King, and was named after his wife, Thessalonika the sister of Alexander the Great. It was here that Paul wrote his letter to the Thessalonians. Later the city flourished under the Byzantine Empire. Our tour includes the Roman Market, theatre and baths, Arch of Galerius, the City walls, Chain Tower and Citadel, the white tower, Byzantine churches, the cave and well of the Apostle Paul, House of Jason, Monastery of Vlattadon, Aristotle's Square, and statue of Alexander the Great. We then drive to Veria (ancient Berea), where the Christian congregations were devoted to Paul's works. We stop for a visit at the monument dedicated to the Apostle the Bema. Continue our southbound driving to Athens for dinner and overnight (B, D)

Day 14: Athens/USA

Today we bid farewell to this historical land and its wonderful people. Arrive in USA the same day.

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Paul's Missionary Journey to Greece & Turkey - 11 Days with 7 Night Cruise 
2014 Dates & PricesLand OnlyAir & Land
Oct 11N/A$3898

* Not Included:
Optional tours and gratuities.


Additional Information: Airline taxes and fuel surcharges are included in the package price and are subject to change until time of ticketing.


Entry Requirements:
US citizens require a passport valid for six months beyond travel dates.

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