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Pastor Doug and Pastor Jeff, along with Peace and Prince of Peace are going somewhere amazing AGAIN! Join them August 11-20, 2019 for:
FOOTSTEPS OF APOSTLE PAUL
in God's beautiful creation of the amazing scenes of Greece.
Footsteps of Apostle Paul – Faith-Based Travel
10 Day Tour from Athens to Athens
Experience Greek history and culture and learn more about early Christianity as you visit some of the places associated with the missionary journeys of the Apostle Paul and the New Testament. From the iconic religious sites retracing the footsteps of the Apostle Paul to historic wonders like the Acropolis in Athens and a final touch of relaxation as you cruise on the Aegean, this is a truly inspirational vacation.
Day 1 ARRIVE IN ATHENS, GREECE
Welcome to Athens! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions, then enjoy a welcome dinner at your hotel to celebrate the start of your upcoming spiritual journey.
Day 2 ATHENS–THESSALONIKA
Head north to Thessalonika this morning for guided sightseeing. Named after Alexander the Great’s
sister, it figures prominently in the New Testament. This city was the center of Apostle Paul’s activities in northern Greece—where he preached, founded a church, and to whom he wrote his two Thessalonian epistles. St. Paul, whose name was originally Saul, was a Roman citizen and a Pharisee. He experienced a powerful vision that caused him to convert to Christianity while on the road to Damascus, and he was baptized with the name of Paul. He then started traveling through Macedonia, Greece, Italy, the Holy Land, and Spain to spread the Word and led a very adventurous life. Paul wrote a series of letters, known as the epistles, that are an integral part of the New Testament giving advice on how Christians should live. He died in Rome, beheaded by order of Emperor Nero, in 67 AD.
Day 3 THESSALONIKA. EXCURSION TO PHILIPPI & KAVALA
Today begins along Paul’s route via Amphipolis, a wealthy city in ancient Macedonia, where a large
number of Christian churches were built in the 5th and 6th centuries. Next, travel to Philippi, a busy
Roman colony with an impressive library and theater. It was here that Paul preached and established the first church in Europe, and to whom he wrote his Philippians epistle while imprisoned in Rome, in which he expressed great fondness for that community. Continue to Kavala, ancient port of Neapolis.
Day 4 THESSALONIKA–VERIA–KALAMBAKA
This morning, stop in Veria (called Berea in the New Testament), where Paul and Silas were sent by
friends after being accused of treason in Thessalonika. Visit the BEMA OF APOSTLE PAUL, where he preached the gospel to the local community, then continue to Kalambaka, home to the awe-inspiring Meteora monasteries.
Day 5 KALAMBAKA–METEORA–ATHENS
A real highlight is in store today. Situated atop soaring cliffs and rock faces, the Meteora monasteries
create one of the most inspirational sites in the world. Visit the HOLY MONASTERY OF VARLAAM, the second-largest of the monasteries, and the HOLY MONASTERY OF ST. STEPHEN, which was bombed by the Nazis during WWII but later was reconstructed by nuns. Here, you will be introduced to the many historical and religious treasures. Return to Athens for an overnight.
Day 6 ATHENS–LAVRION/PIRAEUS (EMBARKATION)–MYKONOS
Awaken refreshed this morning and ready to begin your 3-night CRUISE around the Greek Isles and Turkey. Head first to mountainous Mykonos with its iconic windmills and brilliant whitewashed houses. Wander through the narrow winding streets, do a little shopping, or sit in a café to people-watch.
Day 7 CRUISING:
KUSADASI, TURKEY–EXCURSION TO EPHESUS–PATMOS, GREECE
Visit the Turkish port of Kusadasi for an included excursion to the EPHESUS ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE, the former capital of the Roman province of Asia. Walk in the footsteps of Apostle Paul, who lived and preached here, and meditate on what life must have been like for the early Ephesian Christians in this pagan society. Also, see the House of Mary, where the Virgin Mary is said to have spent her last days. Continue your cruise to the island of Patmos, the “Jerusalem of the Aegean,” where you can join an optional excursion to see the Monastery of St. John and the Cave of the Apocalypse; here John the Evangelist received the visions that he recorded in the Book of the Revelation during his exile.
Day 8 CRUISING: HERAKLION, CRETE–SANTORINI
First port of call today is Heraklion on Crete. An optional excursion to nearby Knossos is available, the
center of the 3000 BC Minoan civilization and historic site of mythology’s tales about the Minotaur and the labyrinth. Afternoon call (weather permitting) at SANTORINI, the “Black Pearl of the Aegean.” The
included shore excursion takes you to the cliff-top village of Oia for one of the world’s most glorious
Day 9 LAVRION/PIRAEUS (DISEMBARKATION)–CORINTH–ATHENS
Disembark and travel to Corinth to visit the EXCAVATIONS, where Apostle Paul worked for 18 months
and where he met his faithful followers Aquila and Priscilla. Learn about this ancient city-state and its
early church community, which was the recipient of Paul’s two Corinthians epistles. Return to Athens for sightseeing that visits the ACROPOLIS with the Parthenon and AREOPAGUS, where Paul delivered his famous sermon about the identity of the “Unknown God.” Tonight, join your traveling companions for a final evening of fellowship and celebration at a farewell dinner at your hotel.
Welcome and farewell dinners; guided sightseeing, visit the Acropolis and Areopagus
Guided sightseeing, excursion to ancient Philippi and Kavala
Visit the Bema of Apostle Paul
Guided visit of Holy Monastery of Varlaam and St. Stephen
Three-night cruise to Mykonos; Kusadasi (Turkey), with an included excursion Ephesus; Patmos,
Heraklion on Crete, Santorini (weather permitting) with an included excursion to Oia village
* Gratuities to service personnel on board and port taxes are included.
* Rotation of ports of call may vary for congestion reasons at certain ports with or without prior notice.
* Cabin categories: Inside cabin (category ID), Outside cabin (category XD) * All cabins with two lower beds and private shower and toilet. * Full entertainment program on board. * Drink package: selection of non-alcoholic & alcoholic drinks. * Globus Host service throughout the cruise. CORINTH Guided visit of the excavations * While there are some shore excursions that are faith-related, the cruise itself is not faith-themed. * Departure April 21 cruise itinerary will have slight changes due to Easter. * Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler. * Please ask your Travel Consultant for cruise ship details.
Full buffet breakfast daily; 5 three-course dinners with wine, including welcome and farewell dinners in
Athens; plus all meals on board daily featuring full à la carte breakfasts, lunches, and dinners
If air is purchased separately and NOT with Globus, transfers are NOT included.
10% discount IF signed up with names and deposit by 11-25-18
Single supplement is $343
Tour, cruise prepaid gratuities, visa fees and taxes/port charges
Deposit: $500 pp ($250 is non refundable) plus travel insurance if you choose that option)
What’s not included:
Cabin upgrade for cruise portion
You may add a Rome Getaway! (3 extra nights)
1/2 day sightseeing tour, hotel, taxes and breakfast, rest of the time is on your own, but they are there to help guide you, book extra excursions, and answer questions.
The price again, based on double occupancy is $780 pp.
For more information and to make reservations call:
952-431-4814 or email:
Or click on the registration box below to register.