Footsteps of Paul Expedition with Calvary Chapel Palm City

November 20 - December 2, 2022
From$4,300
November 20 - December 2, 2022
From$4,300
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Pastor Josh Luecht

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Travel & cruise in Greece, Turkey & Rome in the footsteps of Paul on this expedition with Calvary Chapel Palm City! Extend your expedition on an optional extension in Rome.

What's Included

  • Roundtrip flight from Miami (MIA)
  • Roundtrip transfer to and from MIA airport
  • One check-in bag (50 lbs.) & one carry-on
  • 4-star hotel accommodations
  • Celestyal Olympia cruise (inside cabin)
  • Private motorcoach transportation
  • Breakfast and dinner served daily
  • Lunch served on cruise
  • Dedicated service from a tour manager
  • Licensed guiding
  • Admission fees
  • Tips for hotel, cruise and restaurant staff
  • Luggage assistance at hotels
  • 9am-5pm (EST) Reservation Support
  • 24/7 Travel Emergency Support
  • Custom name badge & luggage tag
  • Port & service charges
  • Airport taxes & fuel surcharges

Not Included

  • Personal expenses
  • Lunches when not on the cruise
  • Tips for the bus driver and tour manager
  • Travel insurance
Pricing per person

Greece & Turkey

November 20 - 30
$4,300
  • +$775/single supplement
  • Porthole cabin cruise upgrade:
    +$250 (+$450/single supplement)
 

Rome Extension

November 30 - December 2
$650
+$150/single supplement
Itinerary

Sunday, November 20Depart the US

We depart from the church on a private coach bus which takes us to Miami airport (MIA). From Miami we fly overnight to Greece.

Monday, November 21Arrive in Greece

We arrive in Thessaloniki, where we meet our Christian Expedition Tour Director, who will remain with us throughout our trip. Overnight in Thessaloniki.

Tuesday, November 22 Philippi and Kavala

We head to Philippi, where we see the site where it is believed that Lydia’s heart was opened by God to the Gospel (Acts 16:14). We also see the likely site of Paul’s imprisonment in Philippi in Acts 16. It was here that Paul and Silas prayed and sang hymns to God in spite of their imprisonment, and here that an earthquake shook the prison so that the doors flew open and the prisoners’ chains came loose, leading the jailer to contemplate suicide before famously asking Paul and Silas, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” (v. 30). We also see the Acropolis, Marketplace, Basilica and Theater before heading on to Neapolis. Neapolis, now called Kavala, is where Paul once landed with Timothy and Silas. We see Kavala’s Roman Aqueduct and Acropolis. Overnight in Kavala.

Wednesday,November 23Thessaloniki, Berea and Kalambaka

We tour Thessaloniki, where Paul preached and founded a Church to which he wrote the Epistles of 1st and 2nd Thessalonians. We see sites like the old city walls, theater and Roman market. We head to Berea (now called Veria), where Paul and Silas went after they caused a riot in Thessalonica (Acts 17). The Bereans were an example to all subsequent generations of Christians, in that they “received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true.” (v. 11) We see the location from which Paul preached to the Bereans. We head, then, to Kalambaka, where we spend the night. Overnight in Kalambaka/Meteora area.

Thursday November 24Meteora Monasteries and Athens

This morning we visit Meteora Monasteries, perched high on rocky cliffs. In the afternoon we drive to Athens, where we spend the night. Overnight Athens.

Friday, November 25Mykonos

We board our 3-day cruise and head first to the island of Mykonos, where we disembark. We enjoy this picturesque island, with its excellent cuisine and shopping, before again boarding our cruise ship. Overnight aboard ship.

Saturday, November 26Kusadasi, Ephesus, and Patmos

We sail to Turkey, where we make a stop at the port of Kusadasi. We see the archaeological site of ancient Ephesus. Paul preached, taught and lived in Ephesus for an extended period of time (Acts 19:1-10) We see what is believed to be the house where Mary, the Mother of Jesus, lived towards the end of her life. We move on to the Island of Patmos, where we see the Monastery of St. John and the cave where it is believed that John received the visions that now constitute the book of Revelation. Overnight aboard ship.

Sunday November 27Santorini

Today we sail to Santorini, where we disembark and take in some of the greatest views on the planet. The ship will call all day in Santorini. Overnight aboard ship.

Monday November 28Corinth and Athens

We head to Corinth where Paul labored for the Gospel and met Aquila and Priscila. It was to the Church in Corinth that Paul wrote his famous 1st and 2nd Epistles to the Corinthians. We move on to Athens, where we take in some of the city’s great sites, like the Parthenon and the Areopagus, where Paul famously preached in Acts 17. Overnight in Athens.

Tuesday, November 29Rome

This morning we fly to Rome, where we visit the Colosseum and the Mamertine Prison. The Colosseum is the largest of the ancient amphitheaters and was completed in 80 AD. The Colosseum served as the site for the torture and martyrdom of countless early Christians, among them Ignatius of Antioch and Telemachus. The Mamertine prison is believed to be the site of imprisonments of both Peter and Paul, and the place where they both lived their last days. On the final night of our trip, we gather for our farewell banquet.

Wednesday, November 30Return Home

Today we transfer to the airport where we begin our journey home.

Optional Extension in Rome

Wednesday, November 30Vatican City

After breakfast we transfer to Vatican City, where we visit St. Peter’s Square and St. Peter’s Basilica. The basilica was completed in 1615 and houses Michelangelo’s Pietà. It is believed to be built on the site of Peter’s burial. In the afternoon we visit the Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel. The Vatican Museum houses exquisite art and archaeological collections and the Sistine Chapel is famous for its Michelangelo frescoes The Creation of Adam and The Last Judgment. Tonight we have dinner together in Rome.

Thursday, December 1Rome

Today we will experience iconic Roman sites including the Spanish Steps, Piazza Navona, the Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon and the site of the Circus Maximus. We will also visit the Roman Forum, which contains the ruins of ancient Roman government buildings. The remainder of the day will be spent at leisure.

Friday, December 2Return Home

After breakfast we will transfer to the airport where we will begin our journey home.