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Footsteps of Paul Cruise with Guest Speaker Dr. Heath Peloquin

14 days
Cyprus, Greece, Italy, The Holy Land & Turkey
Starting from $3998* Taxes & Fees Apply

Departing November 1, 2020 | Join EO with Guest Speaker Dr. Heath Peloquin on the Journeys of Paul Cruise aboard the Royal Caribbean's Jewel of the Seas. Sail from Rome, Italy and stop in Israel, Paphos, Ephesus, and more. Enhance your journey with the Rome Pre-Tour and Post-Tour. Pricing starts at $3,998* per person from New York.

*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
  • Gratuities
  • Meals on Ship
  • Overseas Transfers
  • Port Charges
  • International Airfare

^ Additional Baggage & Optional fees may apply.

Daily Itinerary

Day 1 Nov. 1 - Depart the USA

Your pilgrimage begins as you depart the USA.

Day 2 Nov. 2 - Arrive in Rome

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

Day 3 Nov. 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 Nov. 4 - At Sea

Enjoy a day at sea aboard Royal Caribbean's Jewel of the Seas!

Day 5 Nov. 5 - At Sea

Enjoy a day at sea aboard Royal Caribbean's Jewel of the Seas!

Day 6 Nov. 6 – Sea of Galilee

Venture inland to the Sea of Galilee to stand on the Mount of Beatitudes, where Jesus preached (Matthew 5). At Tabgha, the traditional location of the feeding of 5,000, you’ll visit the Church of the Fish and the Loaves (Luke 9). On the shores of the Sea of Galilee is the Chapel of the Primacy of St. Peter, where three times Peter professed his devotion to the risen Christ (John 21) From there, travel to Capernaum where Jesus called Peter, Andrea, James, John (Matt. 4) and later Matthew to be disciples.

Day 7 Nov. 7 - Jerusalem

While docked in Haifa, journey south to explore Caesarea Maritima on your way to Jerusalem. Stand upon the Mt. of Olives and view the city as Jesus did. See the Ancient olive trees of the Garden of Gethsemane. Wander the Old City to view the Pool of Bethesda, and walk along the Via Dolorosa. Step inside the Church of the Holy Sepluchre, built over the sites of the crucifixion and the resurrection before returning to the ship. 

Day 8 Nov. 8 - Paphos, 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 Nov. 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 Nov. 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 houses 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.

Day 11 Nov. 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 Nov. 12 - At Sea

Enjoy a day at sea aboard Royal Caribbean's Jewel of the Seas!

Day 13 Nov. 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 Nov. 14 - Rome to USA or enjoy a Rome extension

Return home from Rome on your international flight or enjoy an extension in Rome.

Enhance Your Journey

Rome Pre-Tour $798

Oct. 30 & 31

Depart USA/Arrive in Rome

Arrive and check in to hotel

Nov. 1 - Christian Rome

The Vatican, St. Peter's Basilica,

Trevi Fountain, Sistine Chapel,

Michelangelo's Frescoes, St. Paul

Outside the Walls

Nov. 2 - Ancient Rome

Colosseum, Campidoglio

Pantheon

Board Your Ship

Rome Post-Tour $798

Nov. 14 - Ancient Rome

Colosseum, Pantheon,

Trevi Fountain

Nov. 15 - Christian Rome

The Vatican, St. Peter's Basilica,

Sistine Chapel, Michelangelo's

Frecoes, St. Paul Outside the Walls

Nov. 16 - Return to USA

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