Footsteps of Apostle Paul – Faith-Based Travel (TP) - 2015

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10 Day Tour from Athens to Athens


Footsteps of Apostle Paul – Faith-Based Travel
Santorini, Greece
Santorini, Greece
The gorgeous coastline in Mykonos
The ancient site of Ephesus in Turkey
The monasteries in Meteora, Greece are built on natural sandstone rock pillars
The ancient site of Ephesus
Experience the beautiful views Greece has to offer
Ephesus is one of the most beautiful and ancient sites, once known as the capital of the Asian Province of the Roman Empire
Enjoy a spectacular sunset in Mykonos
Discover the Turkish port of Kusadasi

Vacation Overview

Start in Athens and enjoy a welcome dinner. Then, travel to Thessalonika and enjoy guided sightseeing of this city named after Alexander the Great’s sister, and an excursion along the ancient route of Apostle Paul to Amphipolis, to visit ancient Philippi, and Kavala, ancient port of Neapolis. Via Veria, and an overnight stay in Kalambaka, arrive in Meteora. Here, enjoy a highlight visit to the Varlaam and St. Stephen’s Monasteries. Situated atop vast rocks, the 14th-century monasteries compose one of the most breathtaking sites in the world. Return to Athens. In Piraeus board your three-night Greece and Turkey cruise with visits to the island of Mykonos, and Kusadasi in Turkey, where an excursion to Ephesus is included. Back in Greece, stop at Patmos, with an included excursion to the Monastery of St. John and the Cave of the Apocalypse, Heraklion on Crete, and Santorini (weather permitting). Disembark, and visit the excavations of Corinth, before returning to Athens, where guided sightseeing features visits to the Acropolis and Areopagus, where Paul delivered his famous sermon about the identity of “the Unknown God”. A farewell dinner at your hotel concludes this memorable vacation.


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Receive a $100 per person Air Credit on select 2015 air-inclusive Europe vacations.*

Receive a $100 per person Air Credit on select 2015 air-inclusive Europe vacations.*

*Book a select 2015 air-inclusive Europe vacation to receive the $100 per person Air Credit. Valid on Globus, Cosmos, and Monograms vacations of six nights or more. Must be booked, under deposit and discount applied between September 17, 2014 and January 6, 2015 for travel in 2015. Not applicable to custom tours. Not applicable on instant purchase air. Applies to coach class only. Air must be purchased through Globus, Cosmos or Monograms in conjunction with a Europe vacation. Air credit will apply to the per person air price and is non-transferable. Offer not valid with any other offer except Journeys Club Repeat Traveler benefit, Cosmos $50 coupon and Cosmos Single Supplement promotion. Applies to new 2015 bookings only, and offer will not be applied to pre-existing bookings. Air Credit will apply to the per person air price and is non-transferable. An additional $300 non-refundable deposit is required for air booked in conjunction with a land vacation. Once ticketed, airline reservations subject to change/cancellation penalties of between $300 per ticket and 100% of ticket price; air tickets not eligible for frequent flyer mileage/point accrual; stopovers not permitted. Promotional discounts do not carry forward on changed air bookings however other promotions at time of change may be available. Once airfare is confirmed and we have received your full air and land deposit, your air-inclusive price is guaranteed. We reserve the right to ticket passengers upon receipt of full land and air deposit. Additional airline fees for baggage may apply; visit www.iflybags.com for more details. Availability of promotional prices are limited and may be restricted to specific flights, class of service, travel dates or, length of stay. Additional restrictions apply; see Travel Terms & Conditions for details. Air tickets are non-commissionable. Offer may be withdrawn at any time. CST#2017032-20.


ATHENS Welcome and farewell dinners; guided sightseeing, visit the Acropolis and Areopagus

THESSALONIKA Guided sightseeing, excursion to ancient Philippi and Kavala

VERIA Visit the Bema of Apostle Paul

METEORA Guided visit of Varlaam and St. Stephen’s Monasteries

CRUISING Three-night cruise to Mykonos; Kusadasi (Turkey), with an included excursion to the ruins of Ephesus; Patmos, with an included excursion to the Monastery of St. John and the Cave of the Apocalypse; Crete; Santorini

CORINTH Guided visit of the excavations

Headsets throughout the tour

Cruise Details:

  • Gratuities to service personnel on board and port taxes are not included.
  • Rotation of ports of call may vary for congestion reasons at certain ports with or without prior notice.
  • Cabin categories: Inside cabin (category IC), Outside cabin (category XD)
  • All cabins with two lower beds and private shower and toilet.
  • Full entertainment program on board.
  • Globus Host service throughout the cruise.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.

NOTE:

  • April 5 Departure - Easter Sunday in Athens (April 5 ).


DAY 1Arrive in Athens, Greece

Welcome to Athens! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions, then enjoy this evening’s welcome dinner with wine at your hotel. (Dinner)

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DAY 2Athens–Thessalonika

Journey north to Thessalonika and enjoy guided sightseeing of the city. Named after Alexander the Great’s sister, it figures prominently in the New Testament, at which time this provincial capital was considered a world cultural center. This community was the center of Paul’s activities in northern Greece. It is where he preached, founded a church, and to whom he wrote two epistles. (Breakfast, Dinner)

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DAY 3Thessalonika. Excursion to Philippi & Kavala

Full-day excursion along the ancient route of Apostle Paul to Amphipolis. Journey to ancient Philippi, named after Alexander the Great’s father. This busy Roman colony boasted a great library and theater. It was here that Paul preached and established the first church in Europe, and to whom he wrote one of his epistles while imprisoned in Rome. Next, continue to Kavala, ancient port of Neapolis. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Enjoy the beautiful architecture in Rome Enjoy the gorgeous views of Rome Saint Peter 
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DAY 4Thessalonika–Veria–Kalambaka

This morning, stop in Veria (Beroea of 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 Paul is said to have stood and preached the Gospel to the local community. Continue to Kalambaka. (Breakfast, Dinner)

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DAY 5Kalambaka–Meteora–Athens

In Meteora, visit VARLAAM and ST. STEPHEN’S MONASTERIES. Situated atop vast rocks, the 14th-century monasteries compose one of the most breathtaking sites in the world. Inside the monasteries, discover many historical and religious treasures. Return to Athens. (Breakfast)

The monasteries in Meteora, Greece are built on natural sandstone rock pillars Meteora is one of the largest and most important complexes of Eastern Orthodox monasteries in Greece The Meteora monastery in Greece In Meteora, Greece monasteries are built on natural sandstone rock pillars 
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DAY 6Athens–Piraeus (Embarkation)–Mykonos

Begin your 3-night Greece and Turkey CRUISE with a visit to the mountainous island of Mykonos. Free time to explore the island before returning to the ship for evening entertainment. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Enjoy a spectacular sunset in Mykonos The gorgeous coastline in Mykonos 
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DAY 7Kusadasi, Turkey–Excursion to Ephesus–Patmos, Greece

Visit the Turkish port of Kusadasi and enjoy an included excursion to the RUINS OF EPHESUS, whose inhabitants were the recipients of one of Apostle Paul’s famous epistles and which was once the capital of the Roman province of Asia. Also visit the House of Mary, where the Virgin Mary is said to have spent her last days. Continue your cruise to Patmos, the “Jerusalem of the Aegean,” where you can enjoy an included excursion to the MONASTERY OF ST. JOHN and to the CAVE OF THE APOCALYPSE, where John the Evangelist wrote the Book of the Revelation during his exile. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Walk through the Jewish Quarter in Jerusalem Discover the Turkish port of Kusadasi Kusadasi is a resort town on Turkeys Aegean coast Kusadasi is on the Aegean coast and the center of the seaside district 
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DAY 8Cruising: Heraklion–Santorini

First port of call today is Heraklion on Crete. An optional excursion can be booked to nearby Knossos, the center of the 3000 BC Minoan civilization. Afternoon call (weather permitting) at Santorini, the “Black Pearl of the Aegean.” The optional shore excursion here takes you up to the cliff-top village of Oia for one of the world’s most breathtaking panoramas. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Discover Santorini, Greece, the Black Pearl of the Aegean Sunset over Oia Village on Santorini Island in Greece Visit Santorini, the “Black Pearl of the Aegean.” Discover Santorini 
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DAY 9Piraeus (Disembarkation)–Corinth–Athens

Disembark and continue to Corinth for a guided visit of the EXCAVATIONS where Apostle Paul worked for 18 months with tent makers Aquila and Priscilla. Return to Athens for sightseeing with a Local Guide. Visit the ACROPOLIS with the Parthenon and AREOPAGUS, where Paul delivered his famous sermon about the identity of “the Unknown God.” Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner with wine at your hotel. (Breakfast, Dinner)

The Parthenon The Parthenon is a temple to the Greek goddess Athena 
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DAY 10Athens

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (Breakfast)

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Transportation

Motorcoach; sea cruise. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.



Full buffet breakfast; 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

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Receive a $100 per person Air Credit on select 2015 air-inclusive Europe vacations.*

Receive a $100 per person Air Credit on select 2015 air-inclusive Europe vacations.*

*Book a select 2015 air-inclusive Europe vacation to receive the $100 per person Air Credit. Valid on Globus, Cosmos, and Monograms vacations of six nights or more. Must be booked, under deposit and discount applied between September 17, 2014 and January 6, 2015 for travel in 2015. Not applicable to custom tours. Not applicable on instant purchase air. Applies to coach class only. Air must be purchased through Globus, Cosmos or Monograms in conjunction with a Europe vacation. Air credit will apply to the per person air price and is non-transferable. Offer not valid with any other offer except Journeys Club Repeat Traveler benefit, Cosmos $50 coupon and Cosmos Single Supplement promotion. Applies to new 2015 bookings only, and offer will not be applied to pre-existing bookings. Air Credit will apply to the per person air price and is non-transferable. An additional $300 non-refundable deposit is required for air booked in conjunction with a land vacation. Once ticketed, airline reservations subject to change/cancellation penalties of between $300 per ticket and 100% of ticket price; air tickets not eligible for frequent flyer mileage/point accrual; stopovers not permitted. Promotional discounts do not carry forward on changed air bookings however other promotions at time of change may be available. Once airfare is confirmed and we have received your full air and land deposit, your air-inclusive price is guaranteed. We reserve the right to ticket passengers upon receipt of full land and air deposit. Additional airline fees for baggage may apply; visit www.iflybags.com for more details. Availability of promotional prices are limited and may be restricted to specific flights, class of service, travel dates or, length of stay. Additional restrictions apply; see Travel Terms & Conditions for details. Air tickets are non-commissionable. Offer may be withdrawn at any time. CST#2017032-20.




UNESCO World Heritage Sites


The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on the Footsteps of Apostle Paul – Faith-Based Travel:

  • Acropolis Athens
  • Meteroa
  • Paleochristian and Byzantine Monuments of Thessalonika