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

10 Day Tour from Athens to Athens

2021 Tour Details

“For we walk by faith, not by sight,” wrote the Apostle Paul to the Corinthians. On this religious tour of Greece and Turkey, you’ll stroll, skip, and sail by faith as you follow retrace the many missionary journeys of the Apostle Paul after he saw the light in Damascus. Both pilgrimage and picturesque journey, this land and cruise tour to mainland Greece, the Greek Isles, and Turkey leads you to many significant sites of the New Testament as well as some of the most magnificent sights of the Mediterranean. Scripture will take on new meaning as you visit the ancient communities where Paul established churches – and to whom he penned his epistles, including the Thessalonians, Philippians, Corinthians, and Ephesians. As you follow in the faithful footsteps of the Apostle Paul – with fantastic detours to Mykonos, Crete, and Santorini – you, too, will have much to write home about.

Small-Group Discovery

Each Globus faith-based vacation is limited to an average of just 24 guests per departure. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Globus escorted vacation, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery vacation is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.

We’ve prepared everything you need for the perfect vacation—from transfers to and from your hotel to expert Local Guides and included VIP sightseeing access to the world’s iconic sites. Your Globus Tour Director is always there to help you make the most out of your free time!
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Footsteps of Apostle Paul - Faith-Based Travel map

 Photo Highlights

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

  • Acropolis Athens
  • Ephesus
  • Meteora
  • Paleochristian and Byzantine Monuments of Thessalonika

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Buffet breakfast daily; 3 lunches, 8 dinners

 Itinerary

Day 1 ARRIVE IN ATHENS, GREECE

Welcome to Athens! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.

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Day 2 ATHENS–THESSALONIKA

Scenic drive to Thessalonika.
THESSALONIKA Orientation drive includes the White Tower and Aristotelous Square. Visit Ag. Dimitros Basilika.
314 mi / 503 km

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Day 3 THESSALONIKA. EXCURSION TO PHILIPPI & KAVALA

Drive past Amphipolis and Apollonia along the route of St. Paul.
PHILIPPI Visit Lydia’s Baptistery. Visit the forum and ruins of the Basilicas and the theatre.
KAVALA Orientation drive includes Neapolis of the Acts and St. Paul’s mosaic. Free time for lunch before returning to Thessalonika.
219 mi / 350 km

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Day 4 THESSALONIKA–VERIA–METEORA–KALAMBAKA

VERIA Visit the Bema of Apostle Paul.
METEORA Visit to the Holy Monastery of Varlaam and the Holy Monastery of St. Stephen. Scenic drive en route to Kalambaka.
137 mi / 220 km

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Day 5 KALAMBAKA–ATHENS

Drive past Trikala en route to Lamia, and past Thermopylae en route to Athens.
ATHENS Free time this evening.
230 mi / 370 km

ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Athens with a 4-course dinner and Greek entertainment in Plaka (Athens’ oldest village). This and more options throughout your tour are available for purchase at MyGlobus. Get local maps and free time tips on your GlobusGO mobile app.

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Day 6 ATHENS–PIRAEUS (EMBARKATION)–MYKONOS

ATHENS Transfer to Piraeus to board your cruise.
PIRAEUS Cruise to Mykonos.
MYKONOS Free time this afternoon and evening.

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Day 7 CRUISING: KUSADASI, TURKEY–EXCURSION TO EPHESUS–PATMOS, GREECE

KUSADASI Guided visit to the Ephesus Archaeological site. See the House of Mary.
PATMOS Free time to explore.

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Day 8 CRUISING: HERAKLION, CRETE–SANTORINI

HERAKLION Guided visit to the Minoan Palace of Knossos.
SANTORINI Visit to island (weather permitting). Free time this afternoon.

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Day 9 PIRAEUS (DISEMBARKATION)–CORINTH–ATHENS

PIRAEUS Scenic drive to Corinth Canal with photo stop.
CORINTH Guided visit to the excavations includes Agora and St. Paul’s Bema.
ATHENS Guided sightseeing includes visit to the Areopagus and the Acropolis. Photo stop at Panathenaic stadium. Free time before a farewell dinner.
101 mi / 163 km

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Day 10 ATHENS

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

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 Accommodations

 Optional Excursions

No matter what you’re into: food, wine, history, art, music or anything else, we give you the freedom to personalize your vacation with optional excursions that speak to your interests.

When you book your excursions with us, you can be assured that every optional excursion that we offer coordinates with the free time that you'll have in your destination, so you'll never have conflicts between included and optional activities. Our team of travel experts carefully selects each optional excursion that we offer to ensure that you receive the highest quality at a great value. Our tried-and-true partners have a finger on the pulse of the city in which they operate so they deliver the very best experiences. We offer experiences you cannot create on your own and because you’re booking with us, we coordinate all your transportation and timing needs.

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased). Optional excursions are available for purchase on our MyGlobus site 90 days prior to the tour start date.

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)


Athens

Athens

Plaka Dinner and Folklore

Plaka Dinner and Folklore

Head to Athens' oldest neighborhood - the legendary Plaka - for a delectable 4-course dinner featuring Greek specialties and authentic Greek entertainment!

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 Private Touring

Private Touring: Globus European Private Touring enables you to experience all of the attractions, sights and highlights of your selected Globus tour as a private experience - delivered just for you and your traveling party. With Private Touring, you'll have your own dedicated Tour Director, your own private transportation and driver, and your own professional local guides. All with greater flexibility in pace and your experience.

For your selected tour, there will be additional per-person cost for the size of your party - from 1 to 24. This additional supplement is reduced with each traveler you add to your party.

Here's a sample of the additional cost:

6 guests in a party: $840*
18 guests in a party: $162*

Contact Globus or your preferred travel agent for pricing for your specific party size as well as any other information on Globus Private Touring.

* Supplement pricing is per person (USD) and will be added to the standard published price for your given departure date and is based on availability. Supplement price is valid for 2020 and 2021 travel years. Occasionally some included and optional activities & excursions may be operated with other guests. Additional restrictions may apply. Not applicable for custom groups. No Group allowances or promotions are available on Private Touring. Published itineraries only. Note that blackout dates may exist where the Private Touring option is not available.



* The "Starting at" or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include International airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. If a price is crossed out, the new price shown includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some tours require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Globus).

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