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Journeys of Paul
October 6 - October 15
Join Pastor Jordan Easley during a special 10-day journey to Greece.
Step into history and walk alongside Paul through Philippi, Thessaloniki, Berea, Athens, Corinth, Crete, Patmos, and Ephesus.
The Holy Scriptures will come to life in unimaginable ways – this will be a trip of a lifetime!
What You'll Experience
Beginning Of Our Tour
Cruising / Rhodes
Cruising / Heraklion / Santorini
Disembark Cruise / Athens
Corinth / Athens
DAY 1: BEGINNING OF YOUR TOUR:
Depart from Atlanta for an overnight flight to Thessaloniki, Greece.
DAY 2: ARRIVAL THESSALONIKI
Today we will drive to Thessaloniki, the Capital of Macedonia where “Paul and Silas traveled on through Amphipolis and came to Thessalonika’’ (Act 17:1). Time permitting, we will drive to Veria (Berea)” As soon as night came ,the believers sent Paul to Berea “(Act 17:10). We will see the Bema where Paul found people who eagerly received his message, “examining the Scriptures daily to see if what Paul said was true” (Acts 17:11) Continue to our hotel for dinner and overnight.
DAY 3: PHILIPPI- KAVALA
Today we will see the Rotonda, Triumphal Arch of Galerius, the sea front and the White Tower. Time permits we will visit the Byzantine churches of St Dimitrius and St Sophia. Then we will drive to visit Philippi, named after Philip of Macedonia, father of Alexander the Great. In Philippi, St Paul had saved the servant women of evil spirit “In the name of Jesus Christ I order you to come out of her “ (Act 16:18) and as result were thrown with Silas into jail “After a severe beating ,they were thrown into jail,..” (Acts 16:23). We’ll visit the place where Lydia had been baptized “One of those who heard us was Lydia ..After she and the people of her house had been baptized ..”(Act 16:14-15). Visit to the modern city of Kavala-Neapoli ,the sea port where “Paul had arrived from Troas through Samothrace” (Act 16:11). Continue to the airport for a short flight to Athens for overnight ( free dinner today )
DAY 4: EMBARKATION THE CRUISE
Today we will, depart our hotel to drive to the port and embark our cruise. Our first stop will be the famous black island of Mykonos where a shuttle bus will transfer us to the town to explore the area and see windmills and experience the waterfront lined with shops and cafes. We stroll the charming walkways through a maze of white-washed buildings before returning to the ship for dinner and evening activities. No excursions are included today, as we will visit the island at our leisure.
DAY 5: EPHESUS-PATMOS
In the morning we arrive in Kusadasi, Turkey. Excursion Included: A short drive takes us to Ephesus, where Paul spent three years during his ministry. The impressive remains of Ephesus include the Agora, the Theater, the Stadium, the Library of Celsus, the ruins of the Temple of Diana (one of the “Seven Wonders of the Ancient World”) and many more. Return to the ship to sail to the island of Patmos where we will visit the Monastery of St. John, on one of the island’s highest points. From there, we walk down to the Grotto of the Apocalypse, the site of the apocalyptic Revelations of St. John the Divine.
DAY 6: CRUISING / RHODES
We will dock this morning at Rhodes, the beautiful Island of Roses which has a rich and varied history. We will spend the entire day on this beautiful island which is rich in history. We will visit the Temple of Athena on the rocky Acropolis of Lindos with the Aegean just beneath your feet. We will see St Paul Beach where he had stopped on his way back to Palestine (Acts 21: 1) for his trial and imprisonment Return to the “castle” town of Rhodes for free time to enjoy this marvelous town .
DAY 7: CRUISING / HERAKLION / SANTORINI
This morning we will have few minutes drive to Heraklio center for a walking tour where will visit the church of St Titus, a disciple of the Apostle Paul and the first Bishop of Crete. And we will visit the Venetian Loggia, Basilica of St Mark, medieval monastery of St Catherine and the Cathedral of Agios Minas. We will enjoy the city center with its amazing architecture, plenty of shops and taverns. Then we will continue to Santorini, the famous colorful volcanic island. We may take the donkey ride up the steep hill to the village or use the cable car.
DAY 8: DISEMBARK CRUISE / ATHENS
This morning our ship will reach its final destination-Athens. Welcome to the capital of Greece! We will disembark the ship and meet our guide and bus to start our tour to Athens with its famous Acropolis with visits to the Parthenon, Areopagus, and Mars Hill where the Apostle Paul delivered his well-known sermon. Afterwards we take a panoramic tour to the rest of the sites of Athens: the Athens National Museum & Library; the University and the Parliament House. We’ll have some time this afternoon to explore the ancient area of Plaka, Athens’ oldest neighborhood. Plaka’s charming stone-paved streets, colorful houses, and beautiful little gardens create a delightful atmosphere. Dinner and overnight
DAY 9: CORINTH / ATHENS
Today we’ll enjoy a scenic drive along the beautiful Peloponnesian Gulf and across the Corinthian Canal to Corinth. See the Archaeological Museum, the Market Place, the Bema, and the Temples. To stand in the midst of the ruins of the church of Corinth and see the pillars, steps, and public worship place where Paul preached will enhance your understanding of I & II Corinthians. The ruins of this important cultural center are fascinating as we walk along the stone path that the Apostle Paul walked. We will see the ancient port of Cenchreae where Paul had stopped. Return to Athens for dinner and our final overnight
DAY 10: DEPARTURE
Today we will say goodbye to Greece holding our unforgettable memories home.
NOTE: Schedule is subject to change due to various factors and your tour guide’s discretion.
scenes from the trip
- $5595 per person based on double occupancy.
- Single room supplement – $1295
- $500 per person with registration to secure space.
- 50% of the total amount is due on or before May 6, 2023
- Balance due on or before August 6, 2023
AIR: The Standard Tour includes round-trip, economy-class airfare from the international departure city listed in the itinerary. Group airfares are based on contracted rates and are highly restrictive. Seats will be assigned by the airline at check-in, and specific seat requests cannot be guaranteed. Upgrades such as Comfort, Premium, Business, or First Class are not available with the standard tour. Participants who wish to upgrade or purchase a specific seat should choose the Land Only option when registering. Participants are responsible for providing frequent flyer numbers, TSA PreCheck, and Global Entry information upon check-in. Group fares do not permit schedule deviations. Participants who wish to deviate from the group schedule should choose the Land Only option.
LAND ONLY: Participants who wish to arrange their own air should choose the Land Only option. $1000 will be deducted from the standard tour price when selecting this option. Participants arranging their own air should notify Signature Tours prior to the second payment date listed on the payment schedule. Transportation to and from the airport/hotel can be arranged by Signature Tours for Land Only passengers.
GROUND/TRANSFERS: The group will be met by a Signature Tours representative and transferred to the hotel/airport.
HOTELS: Superior first-class hotels throughout. Priced based on two people per room with private bath and shower.
CRUISE: Celestial Olympia Cruise Ship: All outside cabins. Guided Shore Excursions included: Ephesus, Patmos, and Crete. Unguided Shore Excursion Included: Mykonos and Santorini
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: A limited number of single rooms are available at additional supplement prices. Signature Tours and/or the group leader will make every attempt to pair single participants requesting a roommate. However, the single supplement fee will be charged for each person occupying a single room, whether by choice or circumstance.
MEALS: Breakfast and dinner are provided at the hotel daily. Lunch is provided most days as noted in the itinerary.
SIGHTSEEING: Entrance fees to all places of interest listed in the itinerary as well as an expert English-speaking guide.
PORTERAGE: See the carrier website for airline-specific baggage restrictions and requirements. Any fees for additional baggage beyond the standard airline allowance will be the responsibility of the individual.
SERVICE CHARGES AND TAXES: Service charges added to the bill as required by hotel management. Taxes as imposed by national and/or local governments and/or administrations from the date listed on this brochure. Tips, taxes, and airport taxes ARE INCLUDED in the selling price.
NOT INCLUDED: Excess baggage fees, passport fees, visa fees, food or drink items not listed on the regular table menu for included meals, and items of a personal nature such as room service, laundry, etc. Any service not indicated in the itinerary and/or the above list of included features.
PASSPORTS: Passports must be valid with an expiration date at least six months beyond the return home date of the tour. If you do not have a valid passport or need to renew your passport before the trip, enter “RENEWING” or “APPLIED FOR” when completing registration.
HEALTH REQUIREMENTS: This tour requires a substantial amount of walking. Many of the sites are not accessible by wheelchair, and the uneven terrain is not feasible for rollators. Signature Tours reserves the right to refuse individuals who may require special attention beyond what the tour guide and tour host can provide.
CANCELLATION POLICY: The $500 per person deposit is nonrefundable. Other payments exceeding the $500 per person are refundable in full up to sixty days prior to departure. After this date, refunds for unused accommodations and services will be limited to the amount received from and/or credited by all carriers, sightseeing operators, and hotels.
TRAVEL INSURANCE: Travel Insurance is not included in the purchase price. For your convenience, we offer travel insurance through Travelex Insurance Services. For more information and rates, please review the product flyer or Click Here to enroll in the plan.