Tours

Journeys of Paul Cruise with Guest Speaker Dr. Mark Ziese 2022

12 days
Greece, Italy & Turkey
Starting from $4398* Taxes & Fees Apply

Join Guest Speaker Dr. Mark Ziese on an 12 day Journeys of Paul Cruise, starting at $4,398* from New York, NY departing on May 25, 2022. Visit places such as Santorini, Venice, Ephesus, Athens, Corinth, Pompeii, and much more!

 

*Prices reflect a 4% cash discount

What’s Included

  • All Inclusive Pricing
  • Breakfast and Dinner Daily
  • Cruise
  • Deluxe A/C Motor Coaches
  • Fuel Surcharges and Gov't Taxes
  • Gratuities
  • International Airfare from NY
  • Meals on Ship
  • Overseas Transfers
  • Port Charges
  • Select Shore Excursions
  • Study Guide

^ Additional Baggage & Optional fees may apply.

Daily Itinerary

Day 1 May 25 – DEPART HOME

Depart USA for Italy.

Day 2 May 26 – 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 Infinity. (D)

Day 3 May 27 – AT SEA

AT SEA

Day 4 May 28 - 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. (B,L,D)

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

Day 5 May 29 – 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 May 30 - 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 May 31 - 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 1 - HYDRA, GREECE

When you disembark at the picture-perfect, crescent-shaped harbor on your Hydra cruise, the first thing you will notice is the serenity and intense quiet. The island’s romantic and rustic beauty regularly attracts celebrities, artists, and writers. You can’t help but be captivated by its natural beauty, like its stunning beaches, crystal-clear waters quietly lapping at the shores, and the Peloponnese Mountains as a constant backdrop. As you walk Hydra Town, you’ll be charmed by streets lined with bougainvillea, the neoclassical architecture of old manor houses and mansions, and churches both humble and ornate. (B,L,D)

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

Day 9 June 2 - 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 10 June 3 – AT SEA

AT SEA 

Day 11 June 4 - POMPEII, ITALY

Enter one of the most remarkable archaeological sites ever unearthed, the lost city of Pompeii. Once a thriving Roman port and a hub of commerce and politics, all was lost on a fateful day in 79 AD when Mount Vesuvius exploded in a torrent of ash and cinder. For 1,700 years Pompeii lay undiscovered beneath 30 feet of volcanic debris. Today, it is widely considered the world’s most fascinating archaeological discovery. Stroll through the narrow streets that once bustled with activity. Observe the remains of the grand Temple of Apollo and view artifacts wonderfully preserved due to the lack of air beneath the volcanic ash. Perhaps the most moving images of Pompeii are plaster casts made during the excavations — voids left in the ash by citizens huddling in their final moments. It is an eerie glimpse of lives lost millennia ago on the last day of a great city.

Day 12 June 5 – RETURN TO USA

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

Enhance Your Journey

Rome Post-Tour Starting from $850

June 5 - 7, 2022

June 5 - Ancient Rome  
Disembark the ship and travel to Rome. Upon arrival discover the history woven throughout Rome with visits to the Colosseum, the Pantheon, the Forum, Circus Maximus, the Arch of Titus, the Baths of Caracalla and the Arch of Constantine today. Climb the graceful Spanish Steps and stop at the famous Trevi Fountain before checking in to your hotel this evening.  
June 6 - Vatican City & Christian Rome  
Visit the Vatican, and explore its museum. Marvel at the beauty of St. Peter’s Basilica, and stand in awe of Michelangelo’s frescoes in the Sistine Chapel. Next, proceed to the Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls. The present structure stands over the place where Constantine built the first church over Saint Paul’s grave. The church features a portrait of every Pope that has served the church. Return to your hotel in Rome for dinner and prepare for your trip home tomorrow.  
June 7 - Return to USA  
Bid farewell to Italy as you transfer to the Rome airport this morning for your return flight to the USA.  

Guests taking an extension may be on a different flight than their group and/or traveling companion.  

*All prices reflect a 4% cash discount.

Venice Pre-Tour Starting from $795

May 23 - 26, 2022  

May 23 - Depart USA  
May 24 - Arrive in Venice  
Arrive 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 Doges’ Palace. After seeing the romantic Bridge of Sighs, check in to your hotel for dinner and overnight. (B, D)  
May 25 - Free Day in 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)
May 26 - Embark in Venice  
Enjoy Breakfast at your hotel. Check out and transfer to the port to board the Celebrity Infinity. (B)  

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

Departure Dates

  1. Wednesday, May 25, 2022
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*Prices reflect a 4% cash discount