Join us on a 12 night Lands of the Bible Cruise aboard the Celebrity Reflection, starting at $4,748* from New York, NY departing on September 15, 2021. Visit places such as Galilee, Greece, Athens, Cyprus, Bethlehem, Jerusalem, Corinth, and much more! *Prices reflect a 4% cash discount.Read More

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Starting from $4748

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 on a 12 night Lands of the Bible Cruise aboard the Celebrity Reflection, starting at $4,748* from New York, NY departing on September 15, 2021. Visit places such as Galilee, Greece, Athens, Cyprus, Bethlehem, Jerusalem, Corinth, and much more!

 

*Prices reflect a 4% cash discount.

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Daily Itinerary

Day 1 - September 15 – DEPART USA

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

Day 2 - September 16 – ARRIVE IN ROME

You will arrive in Rome, Italy where you will be met by our representative and transferred to the Port of Civitavecchia to board the Celebrity Reflection.

Day 3 - September 17 - AT SEA

Enjoy a day at sea aboard the Celebrity Reflection.

Day 4 - September 18 - KATAKOLON, GREECE

Arrive in Katakolon this morning and enjoy the views of the bluer than blue Ioanian Sea, romantic Greek vistas, and a beach paradise. You can venture to Olympia, home of the first ever Olympic Games, held to honor the Greek gods. You can visit the Archaeological Museum of Olympia to learn more about ancient Greek art and history. In Katakolon’s tiny fishing village you can enjoy a fresh plate of olives and feta cheese at a seaside tavern, before wandering the charming town shops. For a relaxing day, you can stretch out on Katakolon’s beautiful beaches and enjoy the sea air and scenic views. Shore excursions today will be booked directly through Celebrity Cruise Line.

Day 5 - September 19 - ATHENS & CORINTH, GREECE

Discover the rich architectural splendor of the ancient city of Athens as your guide introduces you to the world-renowned Acropolis, the Propylaea, the Parthenon and the Erechtheum. Stand on Mars Hill as the apostle Paul did when he proclaimed, "I found an altar on which was inscribed, ‘TO AN UNKNOWN GOD.’ Therefore, what you worship in ignorance, this I proclaim to you." As you stroll the Agora (ancient market place and center of Athenian public life), recall that this was where the Apostle Paul preached "Jesus and the resurrection" to the skeptical Athenians. Also see the House of Parliament, the Presidential Palace and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. This afternoon tour the city of Corinth, where the apostle Paul met fellow tentmakers Aquila and Priscilla and received a vision from the Lord saying, "For I am with you, and no one will lay a hand on you to hurt you, because I have many people in this city." 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.

Day 6 - September 20 - EPHESUS, TURKEY

Ephesus, one of the Seven Churches of Revelation, 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 houses 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 - September 21 - AT SEA

Enjoy a day at sea aboard the Celebrity Reflection.

Day 8 - September 22 - SEA OF GALILEE, ISRAEL

Venture inland to the Sea of Galilee to stand on the Mount of Beatitudes, where Jesus preached (Matthew 5). At Tabgha, the traditional location of the feeding of 5,000, you’ll visit the Church of the Fish and the Loaves (Luke 9). On the shores of the Sea of Galilee is the Chapel of the Primacy of St. Peter, where three times Peter professed his devotion to the risen Christ (John 21). From there, travel to Capernaum where Jesus called Peter, Andrew, James, John (Matt. 4) and later Matthew to be disciples.

Day 9 - September 23 - BETHLEHEM & JERUSALEM

While docked in Ashdod, explore Bethlehem, where you will discover the cave revered as the place where Jesus was born (Matt. 1; Luke 2). The Church of the Nativity constructed over the site, is the world’s oldest functioning church. Journey to Jerusalem to see Caiaphas’ House, where Jesus was tried before the Sanhedrin. Stand on the Mt. of Olives and view the city as Jesus did. See the Ancient olive trees of the Garden of Gethsemane. Wander the Old City to view the Pool of Bethesda, and walk along the Via Dolorosa. Step inside the Church of the Holy Sepluchre, built over the sites of the crucifixion and the resurrection.

Day 10 - September 24 - BETHLEHEM & JERUSALEM

While docked in Ashdod, explore Bethlehem, where you will discover the cave revered as the place where Jesus was born (Matt. 1; Luke 2). The Church of the Nativity constructed over the site, is the world’s oldest functioning church. Journey to Jerusalem to see Caiaphas’ House, where Jesus was tried before the Sanhedrin. Stand on the Mt. of Olives and view the city as Jesus did. See the Ancient olive trees of the Garden of Gethsemane. Wander the Old City to view the Pool of Bethesda, and walk along the Via Dolorosa. Step inside the Church of the Holy Sepluchre, built over the sites of the crucifixion and the resurrection.

Day 11 - September 25 – LIMASSOL, CYPRUS

Go deep in to Cyprus’ history as you explore the island today. This beautiful port town is known for its seafood, pottery, leather goods and traditional lace works. Wander the streets and enjoy the shops on your way to the Kolossi Castle built by the Order of St. John in 1210 in the city center of Limassol. Take a trip to Paphos from Limassol to explore ancient ruins, archaeological sites and the goddess of love’s mythical birthplace. Travel past the Temple of Apollo on the way to this city, and discover elaborate tombs in a 3rd century necropolis.

Day 12 - September 26 – AT SEA

Enjoy a day at sea aboard the Celebrity Reflection.

Day 13 - September 27 – AT SEA

Enjoy a day at sea aboard the Celebrity Reflection.

Day 14 - September 28 – RETURN TO USA

Disembark the Celebrity Reflection and transfer to Rome to return home or take a Rome Post-Tour.

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Rome PRE-TOUR - Starting from $850

September 13 - 16, 2021

September 13 - Depart USA

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

September 14 - Arrive in Rome

Today you will arrive in Rome, Italy where you will be met by our representative and travel along the Appian Way. Step beneath the surface into the Catacombs of Callixtus, built along the Appian Way. “Known as ‘the Crypt of the Popes,’ these twenty kilometres of passageways once contained the remains of sixteen popes, fifty martyrs, and possibly a half million others!” Check in to your hotel this evening and enjoy dinner and rest.

September 15 - Vatican City & Christian Rome

Visit the Vatican, and explore its museum. Marvel at the beauty of St. Peter’s Basilica, and stand in awe of Michelangelo’s frescoes in the Sistine Chapel. Next, proceed to the Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls. The present structure stands over the place where Constantine built the first church over Saint Paul’s grave. The church features a portrait of every Pope that has served the church. Climb the graceful Spanish Steps and stop at the famous Trevi Fountain before returning to your hotel this evening.

September 16 - Ancient Rome

Discover the history woven throughout Rome with visits to the Colosseum, the Pantheon, the Forum, Circus Maximus, the Arch of Titus, the Baths of Caracalla and the Arch of Constantine today. After touring, you will be transferred to the Port of Civitavecchia to board the Celebrity Reflection.

 

Guests taking an extension may be on a different flight than their group and/or traveling companion.

*All prices reflect a 4% cash discount. Taxes, tips & fees for extensions are charged separately.

Rome POST-TOUR - Starting from $850

September 28 - 30, 2021

September 28 - Ancient Rome

Disembark the ship and travel to Rome. Upon arrival discover the history woven throughout Rome with visits to the Colosseum, the Pantheon, the Forum, Circus Maximus, the Arch of Titus, the Baths of Caracalla and the Arch of Constantine today. Climb the graceful Spanish Steps and stop at the famous Trevi Fountain before checking in to your hotel this evening.

September 29 - Vatican City & Christian Rome

Visit the Vatican, and explore its museum. Marvel at the beauty of St. Peter’s Basilica, and stand in awe of Michelangelo’s frescoes in the Sistine Chapel. Next, proceed to the Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls. The present structure stands over the place where Constantine built the first church over Saint Paul’s grave. The church features a portrait of every Pope that has served the church. Return to your hotel in Rome for dinner and prepare for your trip home tomorrow.

September 30 - Return to USA

Bid farewell to Italy as you transfer to the Rome airport this morning for your return flight to the USA.

 

Guests taking an extension may be on a different flight than their group and/or traveling companion.

*All prices reflect a 4% cash discount. Taxes, tips & fees for extensions are charged separately.

Departure Dates

Wednesday, September 15, 2021
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*Prices reflect a 4% cash discount