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Paul Footsteps in Greece and Turkey Ten Days: 888-373-8687

Paul Footsteps in Greece and Turkey 10 days

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Day 1 – (Thu): DEPART USA

Depart from the USA for a transatlantic flight to Athens. Flight is not included in our price list.

 

Day 2 – (Fri): ARRIVAL ATHENS - EMBARKATION

Arrive in Athens. Meet and greet at the airport. Drive to Piraeus Port and embark your cruise ship, enjoying the fellowship of other Christians and excellent teaching.

 

Day 3 – (Sat): THESSALONIKI - VERIA

Thessaloniki-Visit the Walls, The House of Jason where Paul lived and the Agora where he preached. Continue to Veria-ancient Beroea- to the memorial commemorating Paul's preaching to the local Jews in 54 AD.

 

Day 4 – (Sun): KAVALA - PHILIPPI

Kavala (ancient Neapolis), the site where Paul, Timothy and Silas landed on the coast of Thrace. From there, visit Philippi where Paul lived, preached and was imprisoned and the Baptistery of Lydia, where the first baptism on European soil took place.

 

Day 5 – (Mon): ISTANBUL

In the morning we arrive in Istanbul, one of the world's greatest historic cities. Formerly Byzantium, the center of the Eastern Roman Empire, this city is built on seven green hills and situated astride two continents. East meets West in every way. We visit the Sultan Ahmed (Blue) Mosque with its six minarets, and St. Sofia, converted to a mosque from a Christian basilica after the fall of Constantinople in 1453.

 

Day 6 – (Tue): DIKILI - PERGAMON

A tour from Dikili (our port) is to Pergamon, the great city of Bergama and a city of the Book of Revelation. It is one of the best-preserved ancient sites in Turkey.

 

Day 7 – (Wed): KUSADASI - EPHESUS - MILETUS

Arrive at Kusadasi. Visit Ephesus, the most impressive archeological site in Turkey, including the Great Amphitheater where Paul spoke to the Ephesians. An afternoon tour to Miletus, where Paul delivered his touching farewell address the elders of Ephesus and predicted his death, for those wishing to visit the place.

 

Day 8 – (Thu): PATMOS

Patmos, the "Holy Island" for the Christian faith. This is the place where the apocalyptic Revelation of John was written during his exile from the Roman Empire. We visit the cave and the monastery of St. John.

 

Day 9 – (Fri): DISEMBARKATION - ATHENS - CORINTH

Disembark the cruise ship and begin the tour of Athens. Visit among other masterpieces of the "Golden Age" the Acropolis, the agora and the Mars Hill where Paul taught. Continue to ancient Corinth. Visit the ruins of the ancient city where Paul worked. See the remains of first-century shops, the agora where Paul was on trial at the Bema, the Fountain of Peirene, Temple of Apollo and visit the museum. Return to Athens. Overnight.

 

Day 10 – (Sat): DEPART ATHENS

Transfer to the airport and fly back home. Arrive home.

 

INCLUDING:

  • All shore excursions
  • 7 nights cruise on Full Board basis (breakfast, lunch, dinner daily)
  • 1 night in Athens, in a 4 star Hotels on Half Board basis (breakfast and dinner)
  • Athens and Corinth Tour
  • Airport and port Transfers

 

NOT INCLUDING:

Port charges, Tips, Travel Insurance and Cruise Fuel surcharge.

 

Paul Footsteps in Greece Turkey and Israel Twelve Days: 888-373-8687


Paul Footsteps in Greece and Turkey and Israel 12 days

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Day 1 – (Tue): DEPART USA

Depart from the USA for a transatlantic flight to Athens. Flight is not included in our price list.

 

Day 2 – (Wed): ARRIVAL ATHENS

Upon arrival, you will be met by our airport representative and transferred to the ship.

 

Day 3 – (Thu): AT SEA

 

Day 4 – (Fri): CAIRO

This morning our ship will dock in Port Said where you will disembark and travel to Cairo via the Land of Goshen. Begin your tour of Cairo with a visit to the Egypt Museum which houses the King Tut treasures and many other artifacts from Egypt's long history. Continue to the Great Pyramids of Giza and see this last remaining ancient wonder which was built before the time of Moses and the Israelites in this ancient land

 

Day 5 – (Sat): JERUSALEM

From Ashdod, you'll travel to Jerusalem to pray at the Western Wall. Stand upon the Mount of Olives and view the city as Jesus did. Wander among the olive trees of the Garden of Gethsemane. You'll walk along the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Enter the Old City and visit the Pool of Bethesda. Worship together in the Garden Tomb.

 

Day 6 – (Sun): BETHLEHEM

Your cruise ship is docked in Ashdod this morning. Travel to Bethlehem where you'll visit the cave revered as the place where Jesus was born (Matt. 1: 18-25; Luke 2: 1-7). The church, which was constructed on the site, is the word's oldest functioning church. Nearby you'll view Shepherds' Field where the Good News was first heard. Continue to Jerusalem where you will visit the Upper Room, the traditional site of the Last Supper. Continue to the House of the High Priest Caiaphas, where Jesus was tried before the Senhedrin. Finally, visit the Western Wall, the last remains of the Herodian Temple and the holiest site in Judaism.

 

Day 7 – (Mon): THE GALILEE

Your cruise ship docks in the port of Haifa. Travel inland to the Sea of Galilee. Much of the Gospel is centered around the Sea. You will stand on the Mount of the Beatitudes where Jesus gave his most famous sermon (Luke 6:12-49). At Tabgha, the traditional location for the calling of the disciples and the feeding of the 5000, you'll visit the Church of the Fish and the Loaves (Luke 9:10-17). You'll also visit the Chapel of the Primacy where three times Peter professed his devotion to the risen Christ (John 21). You'll travel to the shore town of Capernaum where Jesus called Peter, Andrew, James, John (Matt 4:13) and later Matthew, and you'll stop by the River Jordan where those who wish to be baptized may do so.

 

Day 8 – (Tue): LIMASSOL - CYPRUS

Visit Paphos where Apostle Paul lived and preached during his first missionary journey. See the famous Saint Paul's pillar.

 

Day 9 – (Wed): RHODES

Rhodes, island of "roses", is the legendary home of the sun god Apollo. The old town (the largest inhabited medieval town of Europe) and its mighty fortifications (built by the crusaders of St. John) are the finest surviving example of defensive architecture. An optional tour takes us to Lindos. From the Acropolis a breathtaking view covering the great expanse of the Aegean Sea and St. Paul's Bay, where the Apostle cast harbor during his historic voyage to Ephesus.

 

Day 10 – (Thu): EPHESUS

Your cruise ship docks in Kusadasi. (Turkey pre-tours join today's touring.) Journey to Ephesus, the marble city where Paul spent 3 years of his ministry. It was to this community that Paul may have written his epistle to the Ephesians. The ruins of Ephesus have been restored much like the city was in Paul's time. You will visit the ancient Agora and imagine where Demetrius, the silversmith, sold his silver shrines of the Greek goddess, Artemis. See the library of Celsus and enter the Great Theatre mentioned in the book of Acts.

 

Day 11 – (Fri): DISEMBARKATION. ATHENS & CORINTH

The architectural splendors of the ancient city of Athens are as magical as ever. Follow your guide on a journey to the ancient Acropolis where you will see the Propylaea, the Parthenon and the Erectheum. View Mars Hill where Paul preached the gospel to the intellectual Athenian community of his day (Acts 17: 15-34). View the ruins of the Agora, ancient market place and center of Athenian public life, where Paul preached to the skeptical Athenians. You will view the Olympic Stadium, where the modern Olympics began and where the games returned in 2004. Visit Corinth (Acts 18: 1-18), a city that inspired of St. Paul's most familiar letter. You will visit the Archeological Museum, the Market Place, and Temples. Walk among the ruins and stand on the Bema where Paul stood. Read Paul's letter to the Corinthians and visualize his address to the Gentiles as he began the task of building Corinth's church. Imagine where Aquila and Priscilla lived and where they had their tent making business. Overnight in Athens.

 

Day 12 – (Sat): DEPARTURE

Transfer to the airport and fly back home. Arrive home.

 

INCLUDING:

  • All shore excursions
  • 9 nights cruise on Full Board basis (breakfast, lunch, dinner daily)
  • 1 night in Athens, in a 4 star Hotels on Half Board basis (breakfast and dinner)
  • Airport and port Transfers


NOT INCLUDING:

Port charges, Tips, Travel Insurance and Cruise Fuel surcharge.

Paul Footsteps Greece Turkey and Rome Thirteen Days: 888-373-8687

Paul Footsteps in Greece and Turkey and Rome 13 days

Click for Full Itinerary text and photos in PDF format

Day 1 – (Thu): DEPART USA

Depart from the USA for a transatlantic flight to Athens. Flight is not included in our price list.

 

Day 2 – (Fri): ARRIVAL ATHENS - EMBARKATION

Arrive in Athens. Meet and greet at the airport. Drive to Piraeus Port and embark your cruise ship, enjoying the fellowship of other Christians and excellent teaching.

 

Day 3 – (Sat): THESSALONIKI - VERIA

Thessaloniki-Visit the Walls, The House of Jason where Paul lived and the Agora where he preached. Continue to Veria-ancient Beroea- to the memorial commemorating Paul's preaching to the local Jews in 54 AD.

 

Day 4 – (Sun): KAVALA - PHILIPPI

Kavala (ancient Neapolis), the site where Paul, Timothy and Silas landed on the coast of Thrace. From there, visit Philippi where Paul lived, preached and was imprisoned and the Baptistery of Lydia, where the first baptism on European soil took place.

 

Day 5 – (Mon): ISTANBUL

In the morning we arrive in Istanbul, one of the world's greatest historic cities. Formerly Byzantium, the center of the Eastern Roman Empire, this city is built on seven green hills and situated astride two continents. East meets West in every way. We visit the Sultan Ahmed (Blue) Mosque with its six minarets, and St. Sofia, converted to a mosque from a Christian basilica after the fall of Constantinople in 1453.

 

Day 6 – (Tue): DIKILI - PERGAMON

A tour from Dikili (our port) is to Pergamon, the great city of Bergama and a city of the Book of Revelation. It is one of the best-preserved ancient sites in Turkey.

 

Day 7 – (Wed): KUSADASI - EPHESUS - MILETUS

Arrive at Kusadasi. Visit Ephesus, the most impressive archeological site in Turkey, including the Great Amphitheater where Paul spoke to the Ephesians. An afternoon tour to Miletus, where Paul delivered his touching farewell address the elders of Ephesus and predicted his death, for those wishing to visit the place.

 

Day 8 – (Thu): PATMOS

Patmos, the "Holy Island" for the Christian faith. This is the place where the apocalyptic Revelation of John was written during his exile from the Roman Empire. We visit the cave and the monastery of St. John.

 

Day 9 – (Fri): DISEMBARKATION - ATHENS - CORINTH

Disembark the cruise ship and begin the tour of Athens. Visit among other masterpieces of the "Golden Age" the Acropolis, the agora and the Mars Hill where Paul taught. Continue to ancient Corinth. Visit the ruins of the ancient city where Paul worked. See the remains of first-century shops, the agora where Paul was on trial at the Bema, the Fountain of Peirene, Temple of Apollo and visit the museum. Drive to Patras port to embark the ferry to Bari, Italy.

 

Day 10 – (Sat): POMPEII - ROME

Disembark the ferry ship and begin the tour of Pompeii, where you will visit the spectacular ruins that were covered by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 A.D. The city remained buried and undiscovered for almost 1500 years until excavation began in 1748. These excavations continue today, providing insight into life during the Roman Empire. Drive to Rome for overnight.

 

Day 11 –(Sun): IMPERIAL ROME

This morning you will discover Imperial Rome. Paul wrote to the Christians of Rome and he eventually went there where his ministry continued, although he was technically a prisoner. You will experience the glory of Imperial Rome when you visit the Coliseum, famous as a place of spectacle and death. Gladiators died here as thousands looked on. See the Circus Maximus, built during the reign of Nero. This huge stadium was able to seat 250,000 spectators for chariot races and other spectacles. See the Roman Forum, an ancient meeting place, market place, religious and political centre. View the Arch of Titus that commemorates Titus' conquest of Judea. You'll visit the Mamertina Prison, where it is believed that both Peter and Paul were imprisoned.

 

Day 12 – (Mon): CHRISTIAN ROME

You will discover the Vatican Museum, home to many of the world's masterpieces. Enter the Sistine Chapel and view Michelangelo's frescoes, which have been restored to their full, colorful glory. Tour St. Peter's Basilica where Michelangelo's "Pieta" -- the only work signed by the master -- will be just one of many highlights. Travel along the famous Apian Way. Walk through the Catacombs of San Sebastiano. Visit Tre Fontane, where Apostle Paul was beheaded. Walk through Via Del Corso, Piazza de Spagnia, and enjoy the Trevi Fountain, Pantheon and Piazza Navona.

 

Day 13 –(Tue): DEPARTURE

Transfer to the airport and fly back home. Arrive home.

 

INCLUDING:

  • All shore excursions
  • 7 nights cruise on Full Board basis (breakfast, lunch, dinner daily)
  • 1 night in Athens, in a 4 star Hotels on Half Board basis (breakfast and dinner)
  • Athens and Corinth Tour
  • Ferry to Bari, Italy
  • 3 nights in Rome in Standard First class hotel
  • All tours in Rome
  • Airport and port Transfers


NOT INCLUDING:

Port charges, Tips, Travel Insurance and Cruise Fuel surcharge.

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Sara,

What a wonderful trip we had to Israel!  Thanks so much for all of your advice and guidance as well as setting up the trip with Benji.  It was enjoyable to meet him at the farewell dinner.  He seems like a very kind and gentle person.  Jerusalem (Regina) Tours did much to make the trip a success.  

Our Ibillin portion of the trip was excellent.  We are fortunate that you allowed us to make this addition and provided suggestions as well.  Thank you for setting up the Bible College in Bethlehem.  We truly enjoyed that and learned so much about the college.

I wanted to let you know:  the guide that picked us up from Ibillin, Dan Levi, was excellent.  He was so knowledgeable and was able to coordinate the sights that we saw in the best order of  any that we have ever seen.  He actually was the perfect guide for our group, very engaging.  The driver, Raffi,  was impressive!  He got into and out of places that I never would attempt!  Please pass our appreciation for these gentlemen to Benji.  The guide that took us to Bethlehem, John, was very good, as well.  It's tough to come in the middle of a trip and try to "take over" for the primary guide, but he did a great job.

We would not hesitate to use Jerusalem Tours again and would be happy to recommend others to use it as well.

Thanks again.
Beth and Duane Priset