Tours

Footsteps of Paul Cruise 2021

12 days
Crete, Greece, Italy & Turkey
Starting from $4598* Taxes & Fees Apply

Join us for this cruise to the lands of Italy, Greece, Turkey, and Crete. You will get to see all sorts of ruins that stood during biblical times. Departure will be on June 13, 2021. Prices start at $4,598* for an interior stateroom and includes airfare 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
  • Meals on Ship
  • Overseas Transfers
  • Port Charges
  • Select Shore Excursions
  • International Airfare
  • Cruise Taxes $151

^ Additional Baggage & Optional fees may apply.

Daily Itinerary

Day 1 June 13 – DEPART HOME

Take the plane overseas to Italy.

Day 2 June 14 – ARRIVE IN VENICE, ITALY

You will arrive in Venice, Italy where you will be met by our representative and transferred to the port to board the Celebrity Constellation.

Day 3 June15 – AT SEA

Enjoy the ship!

Day 4 June 16 – KATAKOLON, GREECE

Explore Katakolon, a lovely port town on your own today or choose to step back in time 2,000 years with a visit to the ruins of Olympia and imagine the roar of the spectators as athletes took their marks on the marble starting blocks in the stadium at ancient Olympia.

Shore excursions today will be booked directly through Celebrity and are not included.

Day 5 June 17 – SANTORINI, GREECE

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 on board.

Shore excursions today will be booked directly through Celebrity and are not included.

Day 6 June 18 - EPHESUS, TURKEY

Ephesus is one of the Seven Churches of Revelation and was once a bustling port town graced with wide, colonnade-bordered streets and a population of 250,000. Although 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 houses 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 7 June 19 - MYKONOS, GREECE

Arrive today at the world-famous Greek Island of Mykonos, where gleaming whitewashed 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 on board.

Shore excursions today will be booked directly through Celebrity and are not included.

Day 8 June 20 - ATHENS & CORINTH, GREECE

Discover the rich architectural splendor of the ancient city of Athens as your guide introduces you to the world-renowned Acropolis, the Propylaea, the Parthenon and the Erechtheum. 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.

Day 9 June 21 - CHANIA, CRETE

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 modern Rethymnon.

Day 10 June 22 – CORFU, GREECE

Admire the unbridled opulence of Achilleion Palace, built in honor of the great Greek hero Achilles. The palace was designed by legendary Italian architect, Raffaele Caritto, and its gardens feature works by renowned German sculptor, Ernst Herter. Continue your adventure along the Bay of Paleokastritsa, often called the “Capri of Greece” due to its stunning vistas. Drive into the surrounding hills to the Byzantine Monastery of the Virgin. This ancient religious hideaway is still inhabited by a community of monks who invite guests to explore their museum housing priceless icons and relics, and stroll among gardens offering up sweeping views of the bay below. Afterwards, return to Corfu Town for free time to wander about the charming alleys and browse its many shops.

Day 11 June23 – AT SEA

Enjoy the ship!

Day 12 June 24 – RETURN HOME

Return home with a new understanding of the Apostle Paul’s life and ministry.

Enhance Your Journey

Pre-Tour Florence Starting from $1198

June 10 - Depart USA

June 11 - Arrive in Florence

Arrive in Florence and transfer to your hotel for dinner and overnight. (D)

June 12 - Florence

The elegant city of Florence is nestled between a line of hills and the banks of the Arno River. During your stay, enjoy the beautiful gardens and a leisurely stroll through the open-air markets. Every street, square and winding alley of Florence is a showcase for Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance grandeur. Among Florence’s masterpieces, you’ll see the Piazza della Signoria with its Neptune Fountain and Vecchio Palace, the Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral which houses Michelangelo’s unfinished Pietá, the Baptistry which features Ghiberti’s famous Gates of Paradise, and the Academy where you can view some of Michelangelo’s finished and unfinished work, including the awe- inspiring David. (B,D)

June 13 - Florence to Venice

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel and check out before lunch. Grab a quick lunch before taking a train to Venice late this afternoon. Check in to your hotel in Venice for dinner and overnight. (B,L,D)

June 14 - Transfer to the port from your hotel to board the Celebrity Constellation. (B)

 

(B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)

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

Post-Tour Venice Starting from $698

June 24 - Venice

Disembark the Celebrity Constellation and tour the magical city of Venice. Rising between sea and sky, this fascinating city boasts waterways and boats instead of roads and cars, encompassing 118 islands separated by more than 150 canals. Stand in the Piazza San Marco, bordered on three sides by palatial arcades in two tiers and faced on the other by the Basilica of St. Mark, one of the world’s most magnificent churches. Tour the Basilica with its treasure of marble and gold-background mosaics. From the square, you can see the famous Bell Tower and the Clock Tower, as well as the charming pink and white Doge’s Palace. After seeing the romantic Bridge of Sighs, check in to your hotel for dinner and overnight. (B,D)

June 25 - Venice

Enjoy free time to explore on your own today. You can shop, stroll along the bridges and canals or even indulge in a gondola ride along the Grand Canal. Breakfast is included at your hotel today, dinner is on your own. (B)

June 26 - Return to USA

Depart your hotel and transfer to the airport for your return flight home. (B)

(B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)

*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. Sunday, June 13, 2021
    From $4598* Register Now!
*Prices reflect a 4% cash discount