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Footsteps of Paul Cruise 2019 with Pastor Bryan Loritts

14 days
Cyprus, Greece, Italy, The Holy Land & Turkey
Starting from $3598* Taxes & Fees Apply

Enjoy a 14 day Footsteps of Paul Cruise. Aboard the Royal Caribbean Jewel of the Seas for 12 days.

*All prices reflect a 4% cash discount.

What’s Included

  • All Inclusive Pricing
  • Cruise
  • Deluxe A/C Motor Coaches
  • Entrance and Program Fees
  • Fuel Surcharges and Gov't Taxes
  • Guided Tours
  • International Airfare from NY
  • Learning Opportunities
  • Meals on Ship
  • Overseas Airport Transfers
  • Port Charges
  • Select Shore Excursions
  • Study Guide

^ Additional Baggage & Optional fees may apply.

† If air purchased through EO.

Daily Itinerary

Day 1 Depart the USA

Your pilgrimage begins as you depart the USA

Day 2 Arrive in Rome

Arrive in Rome. Time permitting, take a panoramic tour of the Eternal City before embarking on the luxurious Jewel of the Seas.

Day 3 Taormina, Italy

Explore Taormina, climb to the mountaintop Greek Theater with its spectacular views of the Mediterranean and Mt. Etna. Enjoy a gelato while shopping or simply wander the streets with the occasional breathtaking view over the cliffs to the seaside below.

Day 4 At Sea (Day 1)

Enjoy a day at sea.

Day 5 At Sea (Day 2)

Enjoy a day at sea.

Day 6 Jerusalem, Israel

We dock at Ashdod. Explore Jerusalem and see the House of the High Priest Caiaphas, where Jesus was tried before the Sanhedrin. Stand upon the Mount of Olives and view the city as Jesus did. Wander among the olive trees of the Garden of Gethsemane. Enter the Old City and see the Pool of Bethesda. You’ll walk along the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, built over the sites of the Crucifixion and Resurrection

Day 7 Sea of Galilee, Israel

We dock at Haifa. Venture inland to the Sea of Galilee. You’ll stand on the Mount of the Beatitudes where Jesus gave His most well-known sermon (Matthew 5). At Tabgha, the traditional location for the calling of the disciples and the feeding of the 5000, you’ll find the Church of the Fish and the Loaves (Luke 9). Visit the Chapel of the Primacy where three times Peter professed his devotion to the risen Christ (John 21). Travel to the shore town of Capernaum where Jesus called Peter, Andrew, James, John (Matt. 4) and later Matthew.

Day 8 Limassol, Cyprus

Go deep into Cyprus’ history on a trip to Paphos from Limassol, and explore ancient ruins, archeological sites and the goddess of love’s mythical birthplace. Travel past the Temple of Apollo on the way to this UNESCO-recognized city, and discover elaborate tombs in a 3rd-century necropolis. Explore Paphos’ old town then travel to the archeological park, where beautifully-preserved floor mosaics are a vibrant glimpse into Roman life and style.

Day 9 Rhodes, Greece (On Own)

Paul visited Rhodes briefly on his way to Jerusalem at the end of his third missionary journey. Over 1,200 years later when Jerusalem fell during the Crusades, the Knights of St. John fled to the island of Rhodes, where they ruled for two centuries. Suleiman the Magnificent finally captured the island, but lost 50,000 men in the campaign. The castles and old town built by the knights are still impressive today. Shore excursions are booked through Royal Caribbean.

Day 10 Ephesus, Turkey

Journey to Ephesus, the marble city where Paul spent three years of his ministry. The ruins of Ephesus have been restored much like the city was in Paul’s time. You will visit the ancient Agora and view the Great Theater. View the terrace houses, also known as “the house of the rich,” which give a true impression of the ancient lifestyle. Also, visit the Ephesus Archaeological Museum for a look at some of Ephesus’ most prized artifacts. , Turkey

Day 11 Athens & Corinth, Greece

The architectural splendors of the ancient city of Athens are as magical as ever. View the world-renowned Acropolis, the Propylaea, and the Parthenon. Time permitting, view Mars Hill where Paul debated with the intellectual community of his day. Walk among the ruins of the Agora, the ancient market place and center of Athenian public life. You will view the Olympic Stadium, home of the Olympics. Travel to Corinth (Acts 18), a city that inspired St. Paul’s most familiar letter. You will visit the Archaeological Museum, the Market Place, and Temples. Walk among the ruins and stand on the Bema where Paul stood. Read Paul’s letter to the Corinthians and visualize his address to the Gentiles as he began the task of building Corinth’s church.

Day 12 At Sea (Day 3)

Enjoy a day at sea.

Day 13 Pompeii, Italy

Journey inland to ancient Pompeii, dating almost to the time of Paul, where you can see the spectacular ruins that were covered by ash from the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79.

Day 14 Return to USA or enjoy a Rome extension

Rome to USA or enjoy a Rome extension.

Enhance Your Journey

Rome Pre-Tour $698

Nov 8 & 9 - Depart USA/ Arrive in Rome - Arrive and check into hotel

Nov 10 - Christian Rome - The Vatican, St. Peter's Basilica, Sistine Chapel, Michaelangelo's Frescoes, St. Paul Outside the Walls.

Nov 11 - Ancient Rome - Colosseum, Campidoglio, The Forum, Circus Maximus, Arch of Titus, Baths of Caracalla, Monti Region, Victor Emmanuel Monument. Board Your Ship

*All prices reflect a 4% cash discount

*Guests taking an extension may be on a different flight than their group and/or traveling companion

 

Rome Post Tour $698

Nov. 23 - Ancient Rome  - Colosseum, Campidoglio, The Forum, Circus Maximus, Arch of Titus, Baths of Caracalla, Monti Region, Victor Emmanuel Monument

Nov. 24 - Christian Rome - The Vatican, St. Peter’s Basilica, Sistine Chapel, Michelangelo’s Frescoes, St. Paul Outside the Walls

Nov 25 - Return to USA

*All prices reflect a 4% cash discount

*Guests taking an extension may be on a different flight than their group and/or traveling companion

Departure Dates

  1. November 10, 2019
*Prices reflect a 4% cash discount