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    (OLD) Paul's Missionary Journey with 7 Night Cruise


  • Round trip air from New York
  • Fuel surcharges
  • Airport taxes (subject to change)
  • Accommodations: 7 nights on cruise plus 1 nite in tourist class hotel
  • Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner daily on cruise. Breakfast and dinner at hotel
  • Sightseeing and entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Tipping on cruise only
  • Other Inclusions: Airport-hotel transfers, hotel taxes, Port taxes, baggage handling, Touring by Private Air Conditioned Motor coach, Services of a Professional Tour Escort
  • Not included:

  • Cabin upgrade see enrollment form
  • Optional insurance (recommended)
  • Single supplement ($500) for Cat IA – Inside cabin
  • Tipping
  • Itinerary


    DAY 1: OCT 29 NEW YORK, NY

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

    DAY 2: OCT 30 ATHENS

    Upon our arrival in Athens we will be met by our representative. 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. Dinner and overnight at hotel in Athens. (D)


    After breakfast we drive to 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. Transfer to our ship. Embark on our cruise ship, CRISTAL of Louis Cruises, which will be our floating hotel for the next seven nights sail at 5:00PM. Welcome reception and dinner on board. (B,D)


    Today, we arrive at Thessaloniki and start our tour by seeing the landmark of the city, the White Tower. Thessaloniki, 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. We will visit the House of Jason where Paul lived and the Agora where Paul preached. We also see the Walls of the Byzantine Acropolis and drive to Veria, where we visit the Bema of Paul. (B,L,D)


    Kavala/Philippi where Paul delivered his first sermon in Europe, sowing the seeds of Christianity. Our ship is docked at the port of Kavala (Neapolis), a picturesque port with a Byzantine Castle and a Roman Aqueduct. From there we will drive to the site of Philippi and visit the Baptistery of Lydia near the river, where Paul baptized Lydia. She was Paul's first convert on European soil, followed by the jailer. We also visit the ruins of the Forum of Philippi, the Christian Basilicas, “Prison of Paul” and the Theater before we return to our cruise ship. (B,L,D)


    When we wake up we will be in Istanbul (Constantinople) in Turkey, the city which straddles two continents. Istanbul was once the capital of the Byzantine Empire for more than one thousand years and capital of the Ottoman Empire for more than five hundred years. Istanbul is fa-mous for many beautiful places and museums, which you will have the opportunity to see today. The tour starts with the Blue Mosque, the most splendid mosque in the city, which is distinguished by six slender minarets and the interior decorated with blue Iznik tile. Visit St. Sophia (Divine Wisdom), one of the greatest churches in the world, built by the Byzantine Emperor Justinian. After the conquest of the city in 1453, it was transformed into a mosque by Mehmet the Conqueror and into a museum by Ataturk in 1934. You continue with a visit to the famous Topkapi Palace, where the rich collection of Otto-man Treasures can be seen. This palace, with a base area of 700,000 sq. meters, is spread over the promontory called the Seraglio Point. View the Bosphorus, the Golden Horn and the Sea of Marmara. This legendary maze of buildings was the residence of the Ottoman sultans and the administrative heart of the Empire. Nowadays, it is one of the world's greatest museums. (B,L,D)


    This morning, our ship is docked at the port Dikili in Turkey. We will enjoy an excursion to Pergamum (one of the best-preserved ancient cities in Turkey) also referred to as Bergama, a city mentioned in the Book of Revelations. We then visit the majestic Acropolis with the Altar of Zeus (Throne of Satan), ‘to an angel of the church at Pergamum' was from ‘the One who has the sharp, two-edged sword.' He spoke of the place where Satan has his throne. This might be the altar of Zeus in the citadel; it is more likely that it refers to the fact that the city was center of the Roman authority for the area and therefore the place of persecution for those who refused to worship Caesar. You will see also the Asclepion, the earliest healing center. (B,L,D)


    Today we arrive in Kusadasi (Turkey) and enjoy our tour of Ephesus, one of the Seven Churches of Revelation. In ancient days, Ephesus was a bustling port town of 250,000, graced with wide, colonnade bordered streets. Paul's first visit to Ephesus was brief during his second missionary journey, but his second visit lasted about three years, during his third missionary journey. You walk the marblepaved street with grooves made by chariot wheels and see the Fountain of Trojan, the Library of Celsus, and the Great Theatre. We continue to Miletus, home of ancient philosopher Thales, one of the fathers of Greek geometry, astronomy, and philosophy. It was here, in the first Christian century, that Paul called for the Ephesian elders and preached a powerful message to them. It was also here that Paul left his friend Trophimus, who was too ill to continue. (B,L,D)


    In the morning, we will arrive at the island of Patmos, where we will visit the Monastery of St. John, crowning the island. We drive to the village of Chora, where the Monastery of St. John is built within the walls of a strong fortification. As we walk uphill towards the entrance of the monastery, marvel at this magnificent structure, which was built 900 years ago. Once inside the monastery, see the courtyard, the monks' dining room and the old bakery before you visit the main church noted for its outstanding interior decoration and frescoes. Next, visit the small museum where priceless ecclesiastical treasures, books, manuscripts, mosaics, icons, splendid medieval textiles, vestments and jewelry, we you will see the niches in the wall that mark the pillow and ledge used as a desk by the author of the Book of the Revelation and the crack in the rock made by the voice of God. (B,L,D)


    This morning we will arrive at the port of Lavrion and drive to the Athens airport for our flight home. 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)

    * (B,L,D) = Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Paul's Missionary Journey with 7 Night Cruise - Inside Stateroom 
    Paul's Missionary Journey with 7 Night Cruise - XA Outside Stateroom with Porthole 
    Paul's Missionary Cruise with 7 Night Cruise - XD Outside Stateroom with Picture Window 
    2016 Dates & PricesLand OnlyAir & Land
    Oct 29N/A$N/A

    * 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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