Tours

Lands of the Bible Cruise 2019 with guest speaker Dr. Monte Luker

15 days
Cyprus, Greece, Malta & The Holy Land
Starting from $4198* Taxes & Fees Apply

Departing September 27, 2019 | Explore the Lands of the Bible on this 15 day tour including a 12-day cruise aboard the luxurious Celebrity Infinity featuring Guest Speaker Dr. Monte Luker sailing from Athens, Greece to Rome, Italy with ports of call in Greece, Cyprus, Israel and Malta.  Pricing starts at $4,198* from New York.

*All prices reflect a 4% cash discount

What’s Included

  • All Inclusive Pricing
  • 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.

Day 2 Arrive in Athens

Arrive in Athens. Time permitting, take a tour of Athens before returning to your hotel for the night.

Day 3 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. Embark on the luxurious Celebrity Infinity.

Day 4 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 5 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 Celebrity.

Day 6 Paphos, Cyprus

Arrive in the picturesque harbor of Paphos. It is in Paphos that Paul was flogged and had 39 lashes because of his belief in Christianity (Acts 13). The Pillar of Paul now stands on this spot. Visit the House of Dionysos, House of Theseus, House of Aion and House of Orpheus where the finest mosaics in Cyprus are located. Visit the Tombs of the Kings, also known as Palaiokastra, where hundreds of burial chambers are cut into the rock.

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 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 9 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 10 At Sea

Enjoy a day at sea aboard the Celebrity Infinity!

Day 11 Chania, Crete, Greece

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!

Day 12 At Sea

Enjoy a day at sea aboard the Celebrity Infinity!

Day 13 Valletta, Malta

Travel to St. Paul's Bay to see the traditional site of Paul's shipwreck and view St. Paul's island from there. Embark on a narrated tour of Valletta, capital of Malta and a city replete with medieval charm and extravagantly grand architecture. No exploration would be complete without a visit to Valletta’s crowning jewel, St. John’s Co-Cathedral. This baroque masterpiece was commissioned in 1572 by Grand Master Jean de la Cassiere for the Knights of St John. In fact, several Knights donated gifts of art to ensure it was adorned with only the finest works. Enjoy a little free time to explore the area’s charming shops and cafes before returning to the ship.

Day 14 At Sea

Enjoy a day at sea aboard the Celebrity Infinity!

Day 15 Return to USA or continue on the exciting Rome Post Tour.

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

Enhance Your Journey

Rome Post Tour $698

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

October 12 - Christian Rome - The Vatican, St. Peter’s Basilica, Sistine Chapel, Michelangelo’s Frescoes, St. Paul Outside the Walls.

October 13 - 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. September 27, 2019
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*Prices reflect a 4% cash discount