Journeys of Paul with Dr. Bill Britt

14 days
France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Spain & Turkey
Starting from $4798*

Departs June 29, 2017 / Join Dr. Bill Britt & Peachtree Road United Methodist Church on a 14-day Journeys of Paul program departing from Barcelona, Spain aboard the Brilliance of the Seas. See more by joining the Barcelona Pre Tour, or joining the optional Rome Post Tour.

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

^ Additional Baggage & Optional fees may apply.

Daily Itinerary

Day 1 Depart the USA

Your pilgrimage begins as you depart the USA.

Day 2 Arrive in Barcelona

Arrive in Barcelona, and if time permits, take a panoramic tour of Spain’s 2nd largest city before embarking on the Brilliance of the Seas.

Day 3 Cannes, France (On Own)

Explore the celebrated city of Cannes with a visit to the Festival Palace, Le Suquet (Old Quarter) or the palm tree lined La Croisette boulevard filled with world famous hotels and boutiques. You may also choose to travel along the scenic French Riviera to Monaco's beautiful capital of Monte Carlo. Visit the Prince's Palace Square, before you explore the Grand Casino. If you would like to relax and enjoy scenery, travel to Nice and visit their Flower Market and tour the Old Town before stopping for cappuccino and pastries in one of Nice's fine cafes. Shore excursions are booked through Royal Caribbean.

Day 4 Florence & Pisa, Italy

Explore the rich heritage of two remarkable Tuscan cities as you embark on a tour of Pisa's architectural masterpieces and Florence's Renaissance landmarks. Marvel at the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa's exterior, as you walk the Field of Miracles independently. Behold Florence's colossal Piazza del Duomo, home to one of Europe's largest cathedrals. Savor tasty Florentine cuisine before stopping by the city's gothicstyle Church of Santa Croce before returning to the ship.

Day 5 Ancient Rome

Arrive this morning in Rome. History is woven through the streets and neighborhoods of Rome as in no other city. Today you’ll explore the many wonders of ancient Rome when you visit the magnificent Colosseum and the Pantheon. From the most sacred hill of ancient Rome, Campidoglio, you’ll view the Forum. You’ll also view the Circus Maximus, the Arch of Titus, the famous Baths of Caracalla and the Arch of Constantine. You’ll see the Victor Emanuel Monument and the Monti Region, Rome’s most ancient neighborhood which spreads over three of her seven hills.

Day 6 At Sea

Spend a day at sea aboard the Brilliance of the Seas.

Day 7 At Sea

Spend a day at sea aboard the Brilliance of the Seas.

Day 8 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 9 Ephesus, Turkey

Drive 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 10 Santorini, Greece (On Own)

Disembark in Santorini, one of the most beautiful of the Greek islands. Its picturesque whitewashed villages with brilliant blue domes dot the 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. Travel to Akrotiri to see a Bronze Age village buried by a volcanic eruption and then excavated in modern times. You may also choose to visit Perivolos' black sand beach to enjoy the sun and the waves. Shore excursions are booked through Royal Caribbean.

Day 11 At Sea

Spend a day at sea aboard the Brilliance of the Seas.

Day 12 Valletta, Malta

Paul was shipwrecked on Malta around 60 AD (Acts 27:39- 28:10). Visit the Upper Barracca Gardens (on foot) and enjoy a panoramic view of Malta's natural harbors and the historic cities of Senglea, Cospicua, and Vittoriosa. Explore St. John's Co-Cathedral. Don't be put off by its somewhat plain exterior. The Interior of the Cathedral is lavishly decorated in gold, silver marble and vibrant paintings including Caravaggio's masterpiece, The Beheading of John the Baptist, the only work the painter ever signed.

Day 13 At Sea

Spend a day at sea aboard the Brilliance of the Seas.

Day 14 Barcelona, Spain to USA or fly to Rome to join the extension

Return home with memories to share or join our extension to Rome!

Enhance Your Journey

Barcelona Pre Tour $398

June 28, 2017 - Depart USA
June 29, 2017 - Barcelona -
Arrive in Barcelona, one of Spain’s most exciting, flamboyant and sophisticated cities. Explore the Barrio Gotico (old quarter), a 14th century maze of tiny houses, stately palaces and intriguing shops. Listen to the musical murmur of Catalan voices and watch dancers sway to the Sandanain a lively Ramblas cafe. See Gaudi’s architectural fantasies curving over Modernisme facades, the Columbus Monument and the soaring spires of the Sagrada Familia.
June 30, 2017 - Board Your Ship - This morning you are free to explore Barcelona on your own. In the afternoon, board the beautiful Brilliance of the Seas. 

Rome Post Tour $698

July 12 - Fly to Rome - Catacombs, St. Paul Outside the Walls, Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain
July 13 - Christian Rome - The Vatican, St. Peter's Basilica, Sistine Chapel, Michaelangelo's Frescoes
July 14 - Return to USA

Departure Dates

*Prices reflect a 4% cash discount