Tours

Lands of the Bible Cruise 2018 with Dr. David deSilva

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

Explore the Lands of the Bible on this 14 day cruise aboard the luxurious Celebrity Constellation featuring Guest Speaker Dr. David deSilva.
Starting at $3,598* from the New York area.

*All prices reflect a 4% cash discount

What’s Included

  • Cruise
  • Deluxe A/C Motor Coaches
  • Fuel Surcharges and Gov't Taxes
  • International Airfare from NY
  • Learning Opportunities
  • Meals on Ship
  • Overseas Airport Transfers
  • Port Charges
  • Select Shore Excursions

^ 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 and jet to Rome

Day 2 Arrive in Rome

Take a panoramic tour of the Eternal City before embarking on the luxurious Celebrity Silhouette.

Day 3 At Sea

Enjoy a day at sea aboard the Celebrity Silhouette.

Day 4 Chania, Crete, Greece (on own)

An ancient city on Crete's north coast, Chania overlooks the Aegean against a dramatic mountain backdrop. Its Old Town is a delight of narrow streets of Byzantine, Venetian and Turkish architecture filled with shops, tavernas and cafes. For a gorgeous, panoramic view of the Venetian Harbor and lighthouse discover the Firkas Fort and climb to the top!
Shore excursions are booked through Celebrity.

Day 5 At Sea

Enjoy a day at sea aboard the Celebrity Silhouette.

Day 6 Bethlehem & Jerusalem, Israel

We dock at Ashdod. Explore Bethlehem, where you’ll discover the cave revered as the place where Jesus was born (Matt. 1; Luke 2). The church, which was constructed on the site, is the world’s oldest functioning church. Travel to 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 Bethlehem & Jerusalem, Israel

We dock at Ashdod. Explore Bethlehem, where you’ll discover the cave revered as the place where Jesus was born (Matt. 1; Luke 2). The church, which was constructed on the site, is the world’s oldest functioning church. Travel to 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 8 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. Stop by the River Jordan where those who wish to be baptized may do so.

Day 9 At Sea

Enjoy a day at sea aboard the Celebrity Silhouette.

Day 10 Mykonos, Greece (on own)

Have a delightful day exploring the exceptional beauty and culture of the Greek island of Mykonos with its lovely bays and beaches, distinctive whitewashed structures, and cobblestone streets.  Shore excursions are booked through Celebrity.

Day 11 Athens & Corinth, Greece

The architectural splendors of the ancient city of Athens are as magical as ever. Take in the world-renowned Acropolis, the Propylaea, and the Parthenon. 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. Survey 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 below the Bema where Paul stood. Read Acts 18 where the event of Gallio judging Paul is reported.

Day 12 At Sea

Enjoy a day at sea aboard the Celebrity Silhouette.

Day 13 Naples & Pompeii, Italy

Arrive in Naples, a dazzling city perched on a beautiful rock coast. Paul landed in the bay of Naples on his way to Rome. You can 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 Rome, Italy to USA

Return to the USA or continue on the exciting Rome Post-Tour Excursion.

Enhance Your Journey

Rome Pre or Post Tour $598

Rome Pre or Post Tour

Day 1 - Christian Rome The Vatican, St. Peter’s Basilica Sistine Chapel, Michelangelo’s Frescoes, St. Paul Outside the Walls

Day 2 - Ancient Rome Colosseum, Campidoglio, The Forum, Circus Maximus, Arch of Titus, Baths of Caracalla, Monti Region, Victor Emmanuel Monument

Day 3 - Board Your Ship or Return Home

Departure Dates

  1. October 6, 2018
    From $3598* Register Now!
*Prices reflect a 4% cash discount