Bible Land Cruises

Bible Land Cruises

For over 40 years, Educational Opportunities Tours has led over 400,000 Christians to the lands of the Bible. Individual lives, churches and ministries have been changed through the unique experience of walking in the land of Jesus and the Bible. Pilgrims explore Biblical sites - the Sea of Galilee, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, and more. Plus they're discover the lands of the Apostles such as Ephesus, Patmos, Rome, and more.

  • The Bible comes to life
  • Faith is deepened
  • Lives are transformed
  • Relationships are deepened
  • Commitment to ministry is energized

EO Tours makes it easy for you and your group to take this cruise of a lifetime. We provide a variety of itineraries to choose from with pre and post-tour options in Italy and Greece to enhance your experience. Most of our Bible Land Cruises feature a guest speaker who is well versed in the lands or Apostles.

We handle all the details for you, provide all-inclusive programs, have our own hospitality teams on ship, and have lectures and study guides for travelers to use before, during or after their pilgrimage.

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2022 Departures

Highlights of Paul's Journeys Cruise 2022 with Guest Speaker Rev. Dr. Byron E. Thomas

12 days
Greece, Spain & Turkey
Starting from $3998* Taxes & Fees Apply

Join us along with Guest Speaker Rev. Dr. Bryon E. Thomas on a 12 day Highlights of Paul's Journeys Cruise with 9 nights aboard Roayl Caribbean's Jewel of the Seas, starting at $3,998* from New York, NY departing on September 18, 2022. Journey to places such as Santorini, Rhodes, Athens, Ephesus, Corinth, Taormina, and much more!

 

*Prices reflect a 4% cash discount

What’s Included

  • All Inclusive Pricing
  • Domestic Airfare
  • Fuel Surcharges and Gov't Taxes
  • International Airfare from NY
  • Meals on Ship
  • Overseas Transfers
  • Study Guide
  • Visas (U.S. Citizens)

^ Additional Baggage & Optional fees may apply.

Daily Itinerary

Day 1 September 18 – DEPART USA

Your pilgrimage begins as you depart the USA on your international overnight flight.

Day 2 September 19 – ARRIVE IN SPAIN

You will arrive in Barcelona where you will be met by our representative and transferred to the Port of Tarragona to board the Jewel of the Seas.

Day 3 September 20 – AT SEA

AT SEA

Day 4 September 21 - TAORMINA

Discover the tranquil beauty of the Sicilian coast, its charming resort atmosphere, and the breathtaking village of Taormina, perched on a mountainside. Enjoy a spectacular scenic drive along the east coast of Sicily. Then, journey into Taormina’s ancient squares. Stroll past the boutiques located along the Corso Umberto. Taormina was built in the 3rd century B.C. and overlooks the sea. Uncover its medieval character as you join your guide for a walk to Palazzo Corvaja, a 15th century building adorned with lovely double windows. Next visit the spectacular Greek Theater, built in the 3rd century B.C., renowned for its acoustic qualities. Weather permitting, marvel at incredible views of Mt. Etna. After your guided adventure, you’ll have free time to browse the local shops, cafés, palaces, squares, side alleys, and churches.

Day 5 September 22 - ZAKYNTHOS

Zakynthos, an island in the south Ionian Sea is also known by its Italian name, Zante. The Venetians, who were enraptured by the island when they ruled here for many years, also coined it Fiore di Levante or “flower of the East wind”. It’s easy to be enraptured with the beaches on Zakynthos, so give in and spend some time relaxing on any one of a dozen breathtaking spots, swimming in cool clear water, or snorkeling at the best sites. You’ll be equally enthralled with a meal of fresh-caught seafood, simply prepared with local organic ingredients, including local olive oil, offered in many casual seaside eateries.

Shore excursions today will be booked directly through Royal Caribbean

Day 6 September 23 – CHANIA

Delve into a Cretan cultural experience that includes guided sightseeing at Lake Kournas, the Arkadi Monastery and the bustling town of Rethymnon. First stop is at Lake Kournas, where you’ll savor a delicious treat of traditional cheese pie with honey, among white sands and ancient olive trees. Next up is a tour of the fortress-like monastery, whose history dates to Byzantine times. Finish with a stroll through distinctively ancient yet distinctly modern Rethymnon.

Day 7 September 24 – SANTORINI

Dock in Santorini today, one of the most beautiful of the Greek islands where picturesque whitewashed villages topped with brilliant blue domes stand in stark contrast to the sheer drop cliffs overlooking the Aegean Sea. The island itself perches on the edges of a volcano whose eruption 3,500 years ago is thought to have led to the collapse of the Minoan civilization. Explore the island on your own or join one of the optional excursions available for purchase onboard.

Shore excursions today will be booked directly through Royal Caribbean

Day 8 September 25 – RHODES

Get the real, authentic Rhodes experience by exploring it on foot. Your walking tour will begin in picturesque Old Town, where you will pass through and learn all about Agora and Collachium, where the Knights of St. John of Jerusalem lived and worked. Marvel at the stunning churches, exquisite Jewish quarter, the Inns of Knights, and the Palace of Grand Masters. You will then tour the palace interior and down the Street of Knights — its path paved with impressive marble and mosaics. Then it’s on to the Hospital of Knights museum, where you’ll learn all about the ins and outs of this majestic town. Afterwards, stop for a refreshment in a local café. Exploring Rhodes on foot will inevitably leave a lasting impression on you.

Day 9 September 26 - EPHESUS

Ephesus is one of the Seven Churches of Revelation and was once a bustling port town with wide, colonnade-bordered streets and a population of 250,000. Spectacular excavations have revealed much of the glory of ancient Ephesus, including the huge Agora and Library, much has been lost. The ancient world once declared the Temple of Artemis to be one of the Seven Wonders of the World but today, only a single column remains to mark its site. View the terrace houses, also known as “the house of the rich,” which give a true impression of ancient lifestyle. Explore the Museum of Ephesus for an up-close look at ancient artifacts. You will have time to explore on your own and recreate some of the footsteps of Paul.

Day 10 September 27 - MYKONOS

Arrive today at the world-famous Greek Island of Mykonos, where gleaming white-washed buildings seem to climb atop each other to reach the azure sky. Admire its many hills dotted with iconic windmills. Explore the island on your own or join one of the optional excursions available for purchase onboard.

Shore excursions today will be booked directly through Royal Caribbean

Day 11 September 28 - ATHENS & CORINTH

Disembark the Jewel of the Seas in Pireaus. Travel to the ancient city of Athens as your guide introduces you to the world-renowned Acropolis, the Propylaea, the Parthenon and the Erectheum. Stand on Mars Hill as the apostle Paul did when he proclaimed, “I found an altar with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you” . As you stroll the Agora (ancient market place and center of Athenian public life), recall that this was where the Apostle Paul preached “Jesus and the resurrection” to the skeptical Athenians. Also see the House of Parliament, the Presidential Palace and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. This afternoon tour the city of Corinth, where the apostle Paul met fellow tentmakers Aquila and Priscilla and received a vision from the Lord saying, “I am with thee, and no man shall set on thee to hurt thee: for I have much people in this city”. As Paul spoke, Crispus (chief ruler of the synagogue) and many others believed and were baptized , establishing the church at Corinth to whom Paul later wrote his two epistles. Discover the Archaeological Museum, Market Place and Temples. As you walk among the ruins, stand on the Bema, where the apostle Paul stood before Gallio to face charges brought against him by the Jews. Spend the night in Athens.

Day 12 September 29 – RETURN HOME

Check out of your hotel in Athens and transfer to the airport. Return home with a new understanding of the Apostle Paul’s life and ministry.  

Enhance Your Journey

Barcelona Pre-Tour Starting from $995

September 16 - 19, 2022

September 16 - Depart USA
September 17 - Arrive in Barcelona
Arrive in Barcelona and explore the life and work of Gaudi today. Visit Casa Mila, popularly known as the La Pedrera “the Stone Quarry”. This building was the last residence of Antoni Gaudi. Travel through Barcelona, passing by Passeig de Gracia, Casa Batllo, Manzana de la Discordia & Casa Lleo Morera. Stop and explore Parc Guell designed by Antoni Gaudi. Journey to the Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, passing by Casa Vicens on the way. Check in to your hotel in Barcelona for your two night stay.
September 18 - Montserrat
Start your walking tour at Barcelona’s Plaça Sant Jaume, proceed on foot for an exploration of the Gothic Quarter. You will see the Plaça del Rei (Royal Palace) and the Palatine chapel of Santa Agata. Explore Barcelona’s Roman history at the Temple d’August, one of the city’s last remaining Roman relics. Enjoy time for lunch. Journeying to the Montserrat region. Ride the cogwheel train to the mountaintop monastery of Montserrat and admire views over the Catalan countryside on your way up the mountain. Return to Barcelona, enjoy some time shopping in La Rambla before returning to your hotel.
September 19 - Embark the Jewel of the Seas

Check out of your hotel this morning and transfer to the port to embark on the Jewel of the Seas.

 

Guests taking an extension may be on a different flight than their group and/or traveling companion.
*All prices reflect a 4% cash discount.

Request More Information

Highlights of Paul's Journeys Cruise 2022 with Guest Speaker Rev. Dr. Byron E. Thomas

12 days
Greece, Spain & Turkey
Starting from $3998* Taxes & Fees Apply

Join us along with Guest Speaker Rev. Dr. Bryon E. Thomas on a 12 day Highlights of Paul's Journeys Cruise with 9 nights aboard Roayl Caribbean's Jewel of the Seas, starting at $3,998* from New York, NY departing on September 18, 2022. Journey to places such as Santorini, Rhodes, Athens, Ephesus, Corinth, Taormina, and much more!

 

*Prices reflect a 4% cash discount

What’s Included

  • All Inclusive Pricing
  • Domestic Airfare
  • Fuel Surcharges and Gov't Taxes
  • International Airfare from NY
  • Meals on Ship
  • Overseas Transfers
  • Study Guide
  • Visas (U.S. Citizens)

^ Additional Baggage & Optional fees may apply.

Daily Itinerary

Day 1 September 18 – DEPART USA

Your pilgrimage begins as you depart the USA on your international overnight flight.

Day 2 September 19 – ARRIVE IN SPAIN

You will arrive in Barcelona where you will be met by our representative and transferred to the Port of Tarragona to board the Jewel of the Seas.

Day 3 September 20 – AT SEA

AT SEA

Day 4 September 21 - TAORMINA

Discover the tranquil beauty of the Sicilian coast, its charming resort atmosphere, and the breathtaking village of Taormina, perched on a mountainside. Enjoy a spectacular scenic drive along the east coast of Sicily. Then, journey into Taormina’s ancient squares. Stroll past the boutiques located along the Corso Umberto. Taormina was built in the 3rd century B.C. and overlooks the sea. Uncover its medieval character as you join your guide for a walk to Palazzo Corvaja, a 15th century building adorned with lovely double windows. Next visit the spectacular Greek Theater, built in the 3rd century B.C., renowned for its acoustic qualities. Weather permitting, marvel at incredible views of Mt. Etna. After your guided adventure, you’ll have free time to browse the local shops, cafés, palaces, squares, side alleys, and churches.

Day 5 September 22 - ZAKYNTHOS

Zakynthos, an island in the south Ionian Sea is also known by its Italian name, Zante. The Venetians, who were enraptured by the island when they ruled here for many years, also coined it Fiore di Levante or “flower of the East wind”. It’s easy to be enraptured with the beaches on Zakynthos, so give in and spend some time relaxing on any one of a dozen breathtaking spots, swimming in cool clear water, or snorkeling at the best sites. You’ll be equally enthralled with a meal of fresh-caught seafood, simply prepared with local organic ingredients, including local olive oil, offered in many casual seaside eateries.

Shore excursions today will be booked directly through Royal Caribbean

Day 6 September 23 – CHANIA

Delve into a Cretan cultural experience that includes guided sightseeing at Lake Kournas, the Arkadi Monastery and the bustling town of Rethymnon. First stop is at Lake Kournas, where you’ll savor a delicious treat of traditional cheese pie with honey, among white sands and ancient olive trees. Next up is a tour of the fortress-like monastery, whose history dates to Byzantine times. Finish with a stroll through distinctively ancient yet distinctly modern Rethymnon.

Day 7 September 24 – SANTORINI

Dock in Santorini today, one of the most beautiful of the Greek islands where picturesque whitewashed villages topped with brilliant blue domes stand in stark contrast to the sheer drop cliffs overlooking the Aegean Sea. The island itself perches on the edges of a volcano whose eruption 3,500 years ago is thought to have led to the collapse of the Minoan civilization. Explore the island on your own or join one of the optional excursions available for purchase onboard.

Shore excursions today will be booked directly through Royal Caribbean

Day 8 September 25 – RHODES

Get the real, authentic Rhodes experience by exploring it on foot. Your walking tour will begin in picturesque Old Town, where you will pass through and learn all about Agora and Collachium, where the Knights of St. John of Jerusalem lived and worked. Marvel at the stunning churches, exquisite Jewish quarter, the Inns of Knights, and the Palace of Grand Masters. You will then tour the palace interior and down the Street of Knights — its path paved with impressive marble and mosaics. Then it’s on to the Hospital of Knights museum, where you’ll learn all about the ins and outs of this majestic town. Afterwards, stop for a refreshment in a local café. Exploring Rhodes on foot will inevitably leave a lasting impression on you.

Day 9 September 26 - EPHESUS

Ephesus is one of the Seven Churches of Revelation and was once a bustling port town with wide, colonnade-bordered streets and a population of 250,000. Spectacular excavations have revealed much of the glory of ancient Ephesus, including the huge Agora and Library, much has been lost. The ancient world once declared the Temple of Artemis to be one of the Seven Wonders of the World but today, only a single column remains to mark its site. View the terrace houses, also known as “the house of the rich,” which give a true impression of ancient lifestyle. Explore the Museum of Ephesus for an up-close look at ancient artifacts. You will have time to explore on your own and recreate some of the footsteps of Paul.

Day 10 September 27 - MYKONOS

Arrive today at the world-famous Greek Island of Mykonos, where gleaming white-washed buildings seem to climb atop each other to reach the azure sky. Admire its many hills dotted with iconic windmills. Explore the island on your own or join one of the optional excursions available for purchase onboard.

Shore excursions today will be booked directly through Royal Caribbean

Day 11 September 28 - ATHENS & CORINTH

Disembark the Jewel of the Seas in Pireaus. Travel to the ancient city of Athens as your guide introduces you to the world-renowned Acropolis, the Propylaea, the Parthenon and the Erectheum. Stand on Mars Hill as the apostle Paul did when he proclaimed, “I found an altar with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you” . As you stroll the Agora (ancient market place and center of Athenian public life), recall that this was where the Apostle Paul preached “Jesus and the resurrection” to the skeptical Athenians. Also see the House of Parliament, the Presidential Palace and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. This afternoon tour the city of Corinth, where the apostle Paul met fellow tentmakers Aquila and Priscilla and received a vision from the Lord saying, “I am with thee, and no man shall set on thee to hurt thee: for I have much people in this city”. As Paul spoke, Crispus (chief ruler of the synagogue) and many others believed and were baptized , establishing the church at Corinth to whom Paul later wrote his two epistles. Discover the Archaeological Museum, Market Place and Temples. As you walk among the ruins, stand on the Bema, where the apostle Paul stood before Gallio to face charges brought against him by the Jews. Spend the night in Athens.

Day 12 September 29 – RETURN HOME

Check out of your hotel in Athens and transfer to the airport. Return home with a new understanding of the Apostle Paul’s life and ministry.  

Enhance Your Journey

Barcelona Pre-Tour Starting from $995

September 16 - 19, 2022

September 16 - Depart USA
September 17 - Arrive in Barcelona
Arrive in Barcelona and explore the life and work of Gaudi today. Visit Casa Mila, popularly known as the La Pedrera “the Stone Quarry”. This building was the last residence of Antoni Gaudi. Travel through Barcelona, passing by Passeig de Gracia, Casa Batllo, Manzana de la Discordia & Casa Lleo Morera. Stop and explore Parc Guell designed by Antoni Gaudi. Journey to the Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, passing by Casa Vicens on the way. Check in to your hotel in Barcelona for your two night stay.
September 18 - Montserrat
Start your walking tour at Barcelona’s Plaça Sant Jaume, proceed on foot for an exploration of the Gothic Quarter. You will see the Plaça del Rei (Royal Palace) and the Palatine chapel of Santa Agata. Explore Barcelona’s Roman history at the Temple d’August, one of the city’s last remaining Roman relics. Enjoy time for lunch. Journeying to the Montserrat region. Ride the cogwheel train to the mountaintop monastery of Montserrat and admire views over the Catalan countryside on your way up the mountain. Return to Barcelona, enjoy some time shopping in La Rambla before returning to your hotel.
September 19 - Embark the Jewel of the Seas

Check out of your hotel this morning and transfer to the port to embark on the Jewel of the Seas.

 

Guests taking an extension may be on a different flight than their group and/or traveling companion.
*All prices reflect a 4% cash discount.

Request More Information

Highlights of Paul's Journeys Cruise 2022 with Guest Speaker Rev. Dr. Byron E. Thomas

12 days
Greece, Spain & Turkey
Starting from $3998* Taxes & Fees Apply

Join us along with Guest Speaker Rev. Dr. Bryon E. Thomas on a 12 day Highlights of Paul's Journeys Cruise with 9 nights aboard Roayl Caribbean's Jewel of the Seas, starting at $3,998* from New York, NY departing on September 18, 2022. Journey to places such as Santorini, Rhodes, Athens, Ephesus, Corinth, Taormina, and much more!

 

*Prices reflect a 4% cash discount

What’s Included

  • All Inclusive Pricing
  • Domestic Airfare
  • Fuel Surcharges and Gov't Taxes
  • International Airfare from NY
  • Meals on Ship
  • Overseas Transfers
  • Study Guide
  • Visas (U.S. Citizens)

^ Additional Baggage & Optional fees may apply.

Daily Itinerary

Day 1 September 18 – DEPART USA

Your pilgrimage begins as you depart the USA on your international overnight flight.

Day 2 September 19 – ARRIVE IN SPAIN

You will arrive in Barcelona where you will be met by our representative and transferred to the Port of Tarragona to board the Jewel of the Seas.

Day 3 September 20 – AT SEA

AT SEA

Day 4 September 21 - TAORMINA

Discover the tranquil beauty of the Sicilian coast, its charming resort atmosphere, and the breathtaking village of Taormina, perched on a mountainside. Enjoy a spectacular scenic drive along the east coast of Sicily. Then, journey into Taormina’s ancient squares. Stroll past the boutiques located along the Corso Umberto. Taormina was built in the 3rd century B.C. and overlooks the sea. Uncover its medieval character as you join your guide for a walk to Palazzo Corvaja, a 15th century building adorned with lovely double windows. Next visit the spectacular Greek Theater, built in the 3rd century B.C., renowned for its acoustic qualities. Weather permitting, marvel at incredible views of Mt. Etna. After your guided adventure, you’ll have free time to browse the local shops, cafés, palaces, squares, side alleys, and churches.

Day 5 September 22 - ZAKYNTHOS

Zakynthos, an island in the south Ionian Sea is also known by its Italian name, Zante. The Venetians, who were enraptured by the island when they ruled here for many years, also coined it Fiore di Levante or “flower of the East wind”. It’s easy to be enraptured with the beaches on Zakynthos, so give in and spend some time relaxing on any one of a dozen breathtaking spots, swimming in cool clear water, or snorkeling at the best sites. You’ll be equally enthralled with a meal of fresh-caught seafood, simply prepared with local organic ingredients, including local olive oil, offered in many casual seaside eateries.

Shore excursions today will be booked directly through Royal Caribbean

Day 6 September 23 – CHANIA

Delve into a Cretan cultural experience that includes guided sightseeing at Lake Kournas, the Arkadi Monastery and the bustling town of Rethymnon. First stop is at Lake Kournas, where you’ll savor a delicious treat of traditional cheese pie with honey, among white sands and ancient olive trees. Next up is a tour of the fortress-like monastery, whose history dates to Byzantine times. Finish with a stroll through distinctively ancient yet distinctly modern Rethymnon.

Day 7 September 24 – SANTORINI

Dock in Santorini today, one of the most beautiful of the Greek islands where picturesque whitewashed villages topped with brilliant blue domes stand in stark contrast to the sheer drop cliffs overlooking the Aegean Sea. The island itself perches on the edges of a volcano whose eruption 3,500 years ago is thought to have led to the collapse of the Minoan civilization. Explore the island on your own or join one of the optional excursions available for purchase onboard.

Shore excursions today will be booked directly through Royal Caribbean

Day 8 September 25 – RHODES

Get the real, authentic Rhodes experience by exploring it on foot. Your walking tour will begin in picturesque Old Town, where you will pass through and learn all about Agora and Collachium, where the Knights of St. John of Jerusalem lived and worked. Marvel at the stunning churches, exquisite Jewish quarter, the Inns of Knights, and the Palace of Grand Masters. You will then tour the palace interior and down the Street of Knights — its path paved with impressive marble and mosaics. Then it’s on to the Hospital of Knights museum, where you’ll learn all about the ins and outs of this majestic town. Afterwards, stop for a refreshment in a local café. Exploring Rhodes on foot will inevitably leave a lasting impression on you.

Day 9 September 26 - EPHESUS

Ephesus is one of the Seven Churches of Revelation and was once a bustling port town with wide, colonnade-bordered streets and a population of 250,000. Spectacular excavations have revealed much of the glory of ancient Ephesus, including the huge Agora and Library, much has been lost. The ancient world once declared the Temple of Artemis to be one of the Seven Wonders of the World but today, only a single column remains to mark its site. View the terrace houses, also known as “the house of the rich,” which give a true impression of ancient lifestyle. Explore the Museum of Ephesus for an up-close look at ancient artifacts. You will have time to explore on your own and recreate some of the footsteps of Paul.

Day 10 September 27 - MYKONOS

Arrive today at the world-famous Greek Island of Mykonos, where gleaming white-washed buildings seem to climb atop each other to reach the azure sky. Admire its many hills dotted with iconic windmills. Explore the island on your own or join one of the optional excursions available for purchase onboard.

Shore excursions today will be booked directly through Royal Caribbean

Day 11 September 28 - ATHENS & CORINTH

Disembark the Jewel of the Seas in Pireaus. Travel to the ancient city of Athens as your guide introduces you to the world-renowned Acropolis, the Propylaea, the Parthenon and the Erectheum. Stand on Mars Hill as the apostle Paul did when he proclaimed, “I found an altar with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you” . As you stroll the Agora (ancient market place and center of Athenian public life), recall that this was where the Apostle Paul preached “Jesus and the resurrection” to the skeptical Athenians. Also see the House of Parliament, the Presidential Palace and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. This afternoon tour the city of Corinth, where the apostle Paul met fellow tentmakers Aquila and Priscilla and received a vision from the Lord saying, “I am with thee, and no man shall set on thee to hurt thee: for I have much people in this city”. As Paul spoke, Crispus (chief ruler of the synagogue) and many others believed and were baptized , establishing the church at Corinth to whom Paul later wrote his two epistles. Discover the Archaeological Museum, Market Place and Temples. As you walk among the ruins, stand on the Bema, where the apostle Paul stood before Gallio to face charges brought against him by the Jews. Spend the night in Athens.

Day 12 September 29 – RETURN HOME

Check out of your hotel in Athens and transfer to the airport. Return home with a new understanding of the Apostle Paul’s life and ministry.  

Enhance Your Journey

Barcelona Pre-Tour Starting from $995

September 16 - 19, 2022

September 16 - Depart USA
September 17 - Arrive in Barcelona
Arrive in Barcelona and explore the life and work of Gaudi today. Visit Casa Mila, popularly known as the La Pedrera “the Stone Quarry”. This building was the last residence of Antoni Gaudi. Travel through Barcelona, passing by Passeig de Gracia, Casa Batllo, Manzana de la Discordia & Casa Lleo Morera. Stop and explore Parc Guell designed by Antoni Gaudi. Journey to the Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, passing by Casa Vicens on the way. Check in to your hotel in Barcelona for your two night stay.
September 18 - Montserrat
Start your walking tour at Barcelona’s Plaça Sant Jaume, proceed on foot for an exploration of the Gothic Quarter. You will see the Plaça del Rei (Royal Palace) and the Palatine chapel of Santa Agata. Explore Barcelona’s Roman history at the Temple d’August, one of the city’s last remaining Roman relics. Enjoy time for lunch. Journeying to the Montserrat region. Ride the cogwheel train to the mountaintop monastery of Montserrat and admire views over the Catalan countryside on your way up the mountain. Return to Barcelona, enjoy some time shopping in La Rambla before returning to your hotel.
September 19 - Embark the Jewel of the Seas

Check out of your hotel this morning and transfer to the port to embark on the Jewel of the Seas.

 

Guests taking an extension may be on a different flight than their group and/or traveling companion.
*All prices reflect a 4% cash discount.

Request More Information

Highlights of Paul's Journeys Cruise 2022 with Guest Speaker Rev. Dr. Byron E. Thomas

12 days
Greece, Spain & Turkey
Starting from $3998* Taxes & Fees Apply

Join us along with Guest Speaker Rev. Dr. Bryon E. Thomas on a 12 day Highlights of Paul's Journeys Cruise with 9 nights aboard Roayl Caribbean's Jewel of the Seas, starting at $3,998* from New York, NY departing on September 18, 2022. Journey to places such as Santorini, Rhodes, Athens, Ephesus, Corinth, Taormina, and much more!

 

*Prices reflect a 4% cash discount

What’s Included

  • All Inclusive Pricing
  • Domestic Airfare
  • Fuel Surcharges and Gov't Taxes
  • International Airfare from NY
  • Meals on Ship
  • Overseas Transfers
  • Study Guide
  • Visas (U.S. Citizens)

^ Additional Baggage & Optional fees may apply.

Daily Itinerary

Day 1 September 18 – DEPART USA

Your pilgrimage begins as you depart the USA on your international overnight flight.

Day 2 September 19 – ARRIVE IN SPAIN

You will arrive in Barcelona where you will be met by our representative and transferred to the Port of Tarragona to board the Jewel of the Seas.

Day 3 September 20 – AT SEA

AT SEA

Day 4 September 21 - TAORMINA

Discover the tranquil beauty of the Sicilian coast, its charming resort atmosphere, and the breathtaking village of Taormina, perched on a mountainside. Enjoy a spectacular scenic drive along the east coast of Sicily. Then, journey into Taormina’s ancient squares. Stroll past the boutiques located along the Corso Umberto. Taormina was built in the 3rd century B.C. and overlooks the sea. Uncover its medieval character as you join your guide for a walk to Palazzo Corvaja, a 15th century building adorned with lovely double windows. Next visit the spectacular Greek Theater, built in the 3rd century B.C., renowned for its acoustic qualities. Weather permitting, marvel at incredible views of Mt. Etna. After your guided adventure, you’ll have free time to browse the local shops, cafés, palaces, squares, side alleys, and churches.

Day 5 September 22 - ZAKYNTHOS

Zakynthos, an island in the south Ionian Sea is also known by its Italian name, Zante. The Venetians, who were enraptured by the island when they ruled here for many years, also coined it Fiore di Levante or “flower of the East wind”. It’s easy to be enraptured with the beaches on Zakynthos, so give in and spend some time relaxing on any one of a dozen breathtaking spots, swimming in cool clear water, or snorkeling at the best sites. You’ll be equally enthralled with a meal of fresh-caught seafood, simply prepared with local organic ingredients, including local olive oil, offered in many casual seaside eateries.

Shore excursions today will be booked directly through Royal Caribbean

Day 6 September 23 – CHANIA

Delve into a Cretan cultural experience that includes guided sightseeing at Lake Kournas, the Arkadi Monastery and the bustling town of Rethymnon. First stop is at Lake Kournas, where you’ll savor a delicious treat of traditional cheese pie with honey, among white sands and ancient olive trees. Next up is a tour of the fortress-like monastery, whose history dates to Byzantine times. Finish with a stroll through distinctively ancient yet distinctly modern Rethymnon.

Day 7 September 24 – SANTORINI

Dock in Santorini today, one of the most beautiful of the Greek islands where picturesque whitewashed villages topped with brilliant blue domes stand in stark contrast to the sheer drop cliffs overlooking the Aegean Sea. The island itself perches on the edges of a volcano whose eruption 3,500 years ago is thought to have led to the collapse of the Minoan civilization. Explore the island on your own or join one of the optional excursions available for purchase onboard.

Shore excursions today will be booked directly through Royal Caribbean

Day 8 September 25 – RHODES

Get the real, authentic Rhodes experience by exploring it on foot. Your walking tour will begin in picturesque Old Town, where you will pass through and learn all about Agora and Collachium, where the Knights of St. John of Jerusalem lived and worked. Marvel at the stunning churches, exquisite Jewish quarter, the Inns of Knights, and the Palace of Grand Masters. You will then tour the palace interior and down the Street of Knights — its path paved with impressive marble and mosaics. Then it’s on to the Hospital of Knights museum, where you’ll learn all about the ins and outs of this majestic town. Afterwards, stop for a refreshment in a local café. Exploring Rhodes on foot will inevitably leave a lasting impression on you.

Day 9 September 26 - EPHESUS

Ephesus is one of the Seven Churches of Revelation and was once a bustling port town with wide, colonnade-bordered streets and a population of 250,000. Spectacular excavations have revealed much of the glory of ancient Ephesus, including the huge Agora and Library, much has been lost. The ancient world once declared the Temple of Artemis to be one of the Seven Wonders of the World but today, only a single column remains to mark its site. View the terrace houses, also known as “the house of the rich,” which give a true impression of ancient lifestyle. Explore the Museum of Ephesus for an up-close look at ancient artifacts. You will have time to explore on your own and recreate some of the footsteps of Paul.

Day 10 September 27 - MYKONOS

Arrive today at the world-famous Greek Island of Mykonos, where gleaming white-washed buildings seem to climb atop each other to reach the azure sky. Admire its many hills dotted with iconic windmills. Explore the island on your own or join one of the optional excursions available for purchase onboard.

Shore excursions today will be booked directly through Royal Caribbean

Day 11 September 28 - ATHENS & CORINTH

Disembark the Jewel of the Seas in Pireaus. Travel to the ancient city of Athens as your guide introduces you to the world-renowned Acropolis, the Propylaea, the Parthenon and the Erectheum. Stand on Mars Hill as the apostle Paul did when he proclaimed, “I found an altar with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you” . As you stroll the Agora (ancient market place and center of Athenian public life), recall that this was where the Apostle Paul preached “Jesus and the resurrection” to the skeptical Athenians. Also see the House of Parliament, the Presidential Palace and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. This afternoon tour the city of Corinth, where the apostle Paul met fellow tentmakers Aquila and Priscilla and received a vision from the Lord saying, “I am with thee, and no man shall set on thee to hurt thee: for I have much people in this city”. As Paul spoke, Crispus (chief ruler of the synagogue) and many others believed and were baptized , establishing the church at Corinth to whom Paul later wrote his two epistles. Discover the Archaeological Museum, Market Place and Temples. As you walk among the ruins, stand on the Bema, where the apostle Paul stood before Gallio to face charges brought against him by the Jews. Spend the night in Athens.

Day 12 September 29 – RETURN HOME

Check out of your hotel in Athens and transfer to the airport. Return home with a new understanding of the Apostle Paul’s life and ministry.  

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Barcelona Pre-Tour Starting from $995

September 16 - 19, 2022

September 16 - Depart USA
September 17 - Arrive in Barcelona
Arrive in Barcelona and explore the life and work of Gaudi today. Visit Casa Mila, popularly known as the La Pedrera “the Stone Quarry”. This building was the last residence of Antoni Gaudi. Travel through Barcelona, passing by Passeig de Gracia, Casa Batllo, Manzana de la Discordia & Casa Lleo Morera. Stop and explore Parc Guell designed by Antoni Gaudi. Journey to the Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, passing by Casa Vicens on the way. Check in to your hotel in Barcelona for your two night stay.
September 18 - Montserrat
Start your walking tour at Barcelona’s Plaça Sant Jaume, proceed on foot for an exploration of the Gothic Quarter. You will see the Plaça del Rei (Royal Palace) and the Palatine chapel of Santa Agata. Explore Barcelona’s Roman history at the Temple d’August, one of the city’s last remaining Roman relics. Enjoy time for lunch. Journeying to the Montserrat region. Ride the cogwheel train to the mountaintop monastery of Montserrat and admire views over the Catalan countryside on your way up the mountain. Return to Barcelona, enjoy some time shopping in La Rambla before returning to your hotel.
September 19 - Embark the Jewel of the Seas

Check out of your hotel this morning and transfer to the port to embark on the Jewel of the Seas.

 

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