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In the Footsteps of
St. Paul - Pilgrimage
to Greece and Turkey

13 Day Itinerary

 

DAY 1: DEPART USA

Depart the USA for Greece on our transatlantic flight. Dinner and breakfast served aboard overnight flight.

 

DAY 2: ATHENS / THESSALONIKI

Arrive in Macedonia where we are greeted by our Tour Escort and transferred to our hotel. Dinner and overnight in Thessaloniki. (D)

 

DAY 3: THESSALONIKI

After breakfast at the hotel we depart for our guided tour beginning with Kavala, the port where Paul first landed with Timothy and Silas. We then continue on to Philippi, where Paul was imprisoned. View the prison, the Market Place, Basilica and Theater. Also visit the Amphipolis, famous starting point of Alexander the Great on his mission to "conquer the world." Dinner and overnight Thessaloniki. (B,D)

 

DAY 4: THESSALONIKI / KALAMBAKA

Today you will visit the Archeological Museum, St. George Church, the Galerius Arch and the Basilica of St. Sophia and St. Dimetrius before continuing to Macedonia. This afternoon we visit Pella, birthplace of Alexander the Great, and the famous steps of Paul in Beria, where he preached. Continue to Kalambaka for dinner and overnight (B,D)

 

DAY 5: KALAMBAKA / DELPHI

This morning we visit Meteora, where we will ascend huge granite rocks to view architectural wonders over 700 years old. Visit the monastery of Metamorphosis with its church and Museum containing priceless historic and religious treasures. Continue to Delphi for dinner and overnight. (B,D)

 

DAY 6: DELPHI / ATHENS

We depart after breakfast for Apollo. We will see the Treasury, the Theater, the Archeological Museum and the first monument built in the ancient world to "One God." Dinner and overnight in Athens. (B,D)

 

DAY 7: ATHENS

Our tour today takes us to the Acropolis and the ruins of Parthenon, Mars Hill, the Agora and other ancient sites. In the afternoon depart for Corinth along St. Paul’s original journey. Walk the marketplace where St. Paul preached then visit the Archeological Museum and the Temples. Here Paul founded the first church consisting entirely of Gentiles. Return to Athens by way of the Corinth Canal and Cenchraeae harbor. Paul sailed from this site to Ephesus. Dinner and overnight in Athens. (B,D)

 

DAY 8: ATHENS

Free day in Athens. Take time to revisit the Archeological Museum or the Museum of Icons. Time for personal shopping or simply relaxing in this lovely city. Dinner and overnight in Athens. (B,D)

 

DAY 9: CRUISING / MYKONOS

Transfer to the port of Piraeus for embarkation on our cruise ship. Enjoy the many shipboard activities or just relax while sailing to the Island of Mykonos with its jet-set atmosphere, whitewashed buildings, sidewalk cafes and chic shops. Here we will see the Archeological Museum and Temples. (B,L,D)

 

DAY 10: KUSADASI / PATMOS

This morning we arrive in Kusadasi, Turkey site of the "Seven Wonders of the Ancient World," Ephesus. Continue to the island of Patmos and the Monastery of St. John the Divine, who received the Revelation here that forms the Last Book of the New Testament. (B,L,D)

 

DAY 11: RHODES

Full day on the island of Rhodes, famed for its historic Old Town and great shopping. Visit the Temple of Athena on the majestic Acropolis of Lindos (optional) (B,L,D)

 

DAY 12: HERAKLION / SANTORINI

This morning we arrive in Heraklion, Crete, site of the Palace of Knossos, legendary home of the Minotaur. This afternoon we sail to Santorini, perched on the rim of an ancient volcano and believed by many to be the site of the Lost Continent of Atlantis. (B,L,D)

 

DAY 13: CRUISE / PIRAEUS / USA

Morning arrival into the port of Piraeus. Disembark after breakfast and transfer to the airport for our return flight to the USA arriving home the same day. (B)

 

Included Highlights:

Airfare: Roundtrip from JFK airport

Accommodations: 7 nights Superior Tourist Class Hotels & 4 nights on cruise in 2 berth inside cabins. Upgrade available on request

Meals: 11 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches & 11 Dinners.

Sightseeing: City tour of Kavala, view the prison, the Market Place, Basilica and Theater Amphipolis. St. George Church, the Galerius Arch and the Basilica of St. Sophia and St. Dimetrius. Pella, birthplace of Alexander the Great, the famous Steps of Paul in Beria. The monastery of Metamorphosis with its church and Museum, see the treasury, the Theater, the Archeological Museum in Delphi and the first monument built in the ancient world to "One God." Tour of the Acropolis and the ruins of Parthenon, Mars Hill, the Agora and other ancient sites, Archeological Museum and the Temples, Kusadasi, site of the "Seven Wonders of the Ancient World," Ephesus, the island of Patmos and the Monastery of St. John the Divine, Crete, site of the Palace of Knossos, legendary home of the Minotaur, Island of Santorini, the rim of an ancient volcano believed by many to be the site of the Lost Continent of Atlantis.

Also Included: Daily Mass, Airport-hotel transfers, hotel tips and taxes, baggage handling, Touring by Private Air-conditioned Motorcoach, Services of a professional tour escort.

Depart JFK Airport

2004

 

Price is per person, based on double occupancy
Single supplement $690.00
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