Join us for a cruise to Greece and Turkey. Enjoy the sea and many of the locations Paul visited in Santorini, Rhodes, Mytilini, Ephesus, Instanbul and so much more. Prices start at $3,798* for an inside stateroom. Departure is on November 7, 2020, out of New York. *Prices reflect a 4% cash discount.Read More

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Starting from $3798

What’s Included

  • All Inclusive Pricing
  • Cruise
  • Deluxe A/C Motor Coaches
  • Fuel Surcharges and Gov't Taxes
  • International Airfare from NY
  • Meals on Ship
  • Overseas Transfers
  • Port Charges
  • Select Shore Excursions

^ Additional Baggage & Optional fees may apply.

Join us for a cruise to Greece and Turkey. Enjoy the sea and many of the locations Paul visited in Santorini, Rhodes, Mytilini, Ephesus, Instanbul and so much more. Prices start at $3,798* for an inside stateroom. Departure is on November 7, 2020, out of New York.

*Prices reflect a 4% cash discount.

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Daily Itinerary

Day 1 - November 7 – DEPART USA

Your pilgrimage begins as you depart the USA on your international overnight flight.

Day 2 - November 8 – ARRIVE IN ATHENS

You will arrive in Athens, Greece where you will be met by our representative and transferred the Port of Piraeus to board the Norwegian Star.

Day 3 - November 9 – SANTORINI, GREECE

Dock in Santorini today, one of the most beautiful of the Greek islands where picturesque, whitewashed villages topped with brilliant blue domes stand in stark contrast to the sheer drop cliffs overlooking the Aegean Sea. The island itself perches on the edges of a volcano whose eruption 3,500 years ago is thought to have led to the collapse of the Minoan civilization. Explore the island on your own or join one of the optional excursions available for purchase on board.

Shore excursions today will be booked directly through Norwegian Cruise Line

Day 4 - November 10 – RHODES, GREECE

Get the real, authentic Rhodes experience by exploring it on foot. Your walking tour will begin in picturesque Old Town, where you will pass through and learn all about Agora and Collachium, where the Knights of St. John of Jerusalem lived and worked. Marvel at the stunning churches, exquisite Jewish quarter, the Inns of Knights, and the Palace of Grand Masters. You will then tour the palace interior and down the Street of Knights — its path paved with impressive marble and mosaics. Then it’s on to the Hospital of Knights museum, where you’ll learn all about the ins and outs of this majestic town. Afterwards, stop for a refreshment in a local café. Exploring Rhodes on foot will inevitably leave a lasting impression on you.

Day 5 - November 11 - BODRUM, TURKEY

Bodrum defines what makes the Aegean coast of Turkey so amazing. The ruins of the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, are said to have provided some of the building materials for Bodrum Castle. Hidden within the medieval fortress is an Underwater Archaeology Museum featuring exhibits on shipwrecks and Turkish nautical history. When you’re not relaxing on the beautiful beaches, take a walk down Cumhuriyet Street to enjoy the many shops and street food vendors. Explore on your own today or rest on the ship.

Shore excursions today will be booked directly through Norwegian Cruise Line

Day 6 - November 12 - EPHESUS, TURKEY

Ephesus is one of the Seven Churches of Revelation and was once a bustling port town graced with wide, colonnade-bordered streets and a population of 250,000. Although spectacular excavations have revealed much of the glory of ancient Ephesus, including the huge Agora and Library, much has been lost. The ancient world once declared the Temple of Artemis to be one of the Seven Wonders of the World but today, only a single column remains to mark its site. View the terrace houses, also known as “the house of the rich,” which give a true impression of ancient lifestyle. Explore the Museum of Ephesus for an up-close look at ancient artifacts. You will have time to explore on your own and recreate some of the footsteps of Paul.

Day 7 - November 13 - MYTILINI, GREECE

The quintessential Greek Island experience awaits at Mytilini. This 11th-century city on the isle of Lesbos has beautiful beaches for those looking to relax on the Aegean Sea. Once you’re done with the sun and sand, there’s so much to explore inland. The Castle of Mytilini is a 60-acre fortress with fantastic views of the surrounding area. Stop by Epano Skala, the Turkish quarter of the city, to see the Valide Mosque, built in the 17th century. And for an extra dose of history, make sure to visit the Archaeological Museum filled with artifacts from the Neolithic Age all the way to the Roman era.

Shore excursions today will be booked directly through Norwegian Cruise Line

Day 8 - November 14 – INSTANBUL, TURKEY

The bejeweled capital of Istanbul sits between two continents and is home to 450 mosques. You will visit the famous Blue Mosque with its six minarets and sparkling interior. You will also visit the Topkapi Palace, once home to royal Sultans. Inside, you will see the fabled jewels of the Treasury, delicate displays of Chinese porcelain in the Kitchen Quarters, and the provocative Harem Quarters. Walk through St. Sophia (Hagia Sophia), which was the largest church in Christendom for 1,000 years. Built by Justinian (532-537 A.D.), the church has 107 columns, fossil embedded white marble floors, and beautiful glass mosaics. Today, it is the Museum of Byzantine Art. Enjoy the aroma of cinnamon, cloves, thyme, and other exotic spices as you explore the Grand Bazaar. Over 4,000 shops sell everything from herbs to gold.

Day 9 - November 15 – AT SEA

Enjoy the ship!

Day 10 - November 16 - THESSALONIKI & VERIA, GREECE

Discover Thessaloniki, where Paul was accused of turning the world upside down with his preaching of Christ (Acts 17: 3-6). As you explore St. George’s Basilica, believed to be built over the synagogue where Paul preached, reflect on the two epistles the apostle Paul wrote to the Thessalonian church here. Stroll through the Archaeological Museum and the beautiful basilicas of St. Sophia and St. Demetrios, dedicated to a distinguished Roman proconsul martyred for his Christian faith. Along the Via Egnatia stands the Galerius Arch, and you can look out over the second largest city in Greece from the Old City Ramparts, some dating back to Roman times. Follow the path of Paul when he fled Thessaloniki for the safety of Veria (Berea), where Jews and some honorable Greeks accepted the new faith (Act 17: 10-12).

Day 11 - November 17 - MYKONOS, GREECE

Arrive today at the world-famous Greek Island of Mykonos, where gleaming whitewashed buildings seem to climb atop each other to reach the azure sky. Admire its many hills dotted with iconic windmills. Explore the island on your own or join one of the optional excursions available for purchase on board.

Shore excursions today will be booked directly through Norwegian Cruise Line.

Day 12 - November 18 – ATHENS & CORINTH, GREECE

Disembark your ship in Piraeus and travel to the legendary city of Athens for an awe-inspiring immersion into Greek history, mythology and might from the cruise port of Piraeus. Upon arrival, you’ll begin a narrated sightseeing drive that winds past the ruins of the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Panathenaic Stadium, an ancient wonder reborn as the site of the first modern Olympics in 1896. Your drive will lead to the most iconic ancient site in Greece – the Acropolis. Climb the steep steps leading to this complex of temples and buildings dating back to the 5th century BC and built as a grand monument to thought and the arts. Witness the Temple of Athena Nike and explore the iconic Parthenon, dedicated to the Goddess Athena and offering sweeping panoramas overlooking the city below. A short walk from the ruins leads to Mars Hill where Paul preached to the Athenians. Enjoy lunch before continuing on to the city of Corinth, where the apostle Paul met fellow tentmakers Aquila and Priscilla and received a vision from the Lord. As Paul spoke, Crispus (chief ruler of the synagogue) and many others believed and were baptized, establishing the church at Corinth to whom Paul later wrote his two epistles. Discover the Archaeological Museum, Market Place and Temples. As you walk among the ruins, stand on the Bema, where the apostle Paul stood before Gallio to face charges brought against him by the Jews. Enjoy dinner and rest at your hotel in Athens this evening.

Day 13 - November 19 – RETURN TO USA

Return home with your new memories!

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Post Rome Tour - Starting from $1298

November 18-20

 

November 18 - ATHENS to ROME

Disembark your ship in Piraeus and travel to the legendary city of Athens for an awe-inspiring immersion into Greek history, mythology and might from the cruise port of Piraeus. Upon arrival, you’ll begin a narrated sightseeing drive that winds past the ruins of the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Panathenaic Stadium, an ancient wonder reborn as the site of the first modern Olympics in 1896. Your drive will lead to the most iconic ancient site in Greece – the Acropolis. Climb the steep steps leading to this complex of temples and buildings dating back to the 5th century BC and built as a grand monument to thought and the arts. Witness the Temple of Athena Nike and explore the iconic Parthenon, dedicated to the Goddess Athena and offering sweeping panoramas overlooking the city below. A short walk from the ruins leads to Mars Hill where Paul preached to the Athenians. You will be dropped off at the airport this afternoon to fly to Rome. Upon arrival you will be picked up and transferred to your hotel in Rome for dinner and overnight.

November 19 – VATICAN CITY

Christianity came late in Rome’s long history, conquering and changing the city in a way few other invaders have. Experience the glory of Christian Rome today as you visit the Vatican, home to one of the greatest museums in the world. And, of course, tour St. Peter’s Basilica and the Sistine Chapel with Michelangelo’s frescoes, now restored to their full, color glory. Tour the Catacombs of St. Sebastino. The catacombs contain some of the only surviving examples of early Christian art. In the 1840’s, Pope Gregory XVI took steps to preserve the catacombs and their treasures. Overnight in Rome.

November 20 – ANCIENT ROME

History is woven through the streets and neighborhoods of Rome as in no other city. Today you’ll explore the many wonders of ancient Rome when you visit the magnificent Colosseum and the Pantheon. From the most sacred hill of ancient Rome, Campidoglio, you’ll view the Forum. You’ll also view the Circus Maximus, the Arch of Titus, the famous Baths of Caracalla and the Arch of Constantine. You’ll see the Victor Emanuel Monument and the Monti Region, Rome’s most ancient neighborhood which spreads over three of her seven hills. Our last stop of the day is the Basilica of St. Paul’s Outside the Walls, housing the Tomb of St. Paul the Apostle, affectionately known as the Apostle of the Gentiles. In the afternoon, you’ll discover why Rome is also known as the “City of Love”. You’ll explore the romance of Rome as you climb the graceful Spanish Steps and stop at the famous Trevi Fountain. Legend says those who toss a coin into the fountain will one day return to Rome to toss another into the waters of Trevi. Return to your hotel in Rome for dinner and overnight.

November 21 – RETURN TO USA

Return home with a new understanding of the Apostle Paul’s life and ministry.

 

*All prices reflect a 4% cash discount • Guests taking an extension may be on a different flight than their group and/or traveling companion.

Departure Dates

Saturday, November 7, 2020
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*Prices reflect a 4% cash discount