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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.



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.



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.



  • 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


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Testimonials from our Travelers

Dear JTI,

Harold and I want to thank you again for our wonderful trip to Israel.

As Christians, it meant much to us to see this Holy Land, but it was also meaningful to see other cultures and beliefs.  We will never forget the sights and sounds, the tastes and smells.

The last four nights I have dreamed that I was still there [in Israel], so you can see, it really made an impression.

Pastor Harold and Jane Brown