Tours

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 November 1 – DEPART USA

Your pilgrimage begins as you depart the USA on your international overnight flight.

Day 2 November 2 – ARRIVE IN ROME

You will arrive in Rome, Italy where you will be met by our representative and transferred the Port of Civitavecchia to board the Jewel of the Seas.

Day 3 November 3 - TAORMINA

Just a few miles from mainland Italy, Messina has served as a gateway to the island of Sicily since antiquity. Over the centuries, the city has been influenced by foreign invaders and powers, and its architecture is a mix of old and new. Travel past Mt. Etna for amazing views and visit beautiful Taormina to explore its ancient Roman Theater and enjoy shopping in this charming town.

Day 4 November4 - AT SEA

Enjoy a day at sea.

Day 5 November 5 – AT SEA

Enjoy a day at sea.

Day 6 November 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 November 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 Sepulchre, built over the sites of the crucifixion and the resurrection before returning to the ship.

Day 8 November 8 – LIMASSOL, CYPRUS

Go deep in to Cyprus’ history on a trip to Paphos from Limassol to explore ancient ruins, archaeological 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 before travelling to the archaeological park, where beautifully-preserved floor mosaics are a vibrant glimpse into Roman life and style.

Day 9 November 9 - RHODES

The Colossus might not be standing anymore, but the Greek island of Rhodes still delivers beauty and allure on a giant scale. Explore Rhodes today on your own or opt to see the site in the harbor where the now- destroyed wonder of the ancient world once stood. Then, head to the Old Town, surrounded by medieval walls and seven ancient gates. Don’t miss the Palace of the Grandmaster, with its mosaic floors dating from Hellenic, Roman and early Christian times.
Shore excursions today will be booked directly through Royal Caribbean.

Day 10 November 10 - EPHESUS

Ephesus is another 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 house 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 11 November 11 - ATHENS & CORINTH

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 12 November 12 - AT SEA

Enjoy a day at sea.

Day 13 November 13 – POMPEII

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 November 14 – RETURN TO USA

Disembark the Jewel of the Seas and transfer to Rome to return home with a new understanding of the Apostle Paul’s life and ministry.

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

Departure Dates

  1. November 1, 2020
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*Prices reflect a 4% cash discount