For 11 nights, join us on Paul’s Journeys aboard the Celebrity Infinity starting at $3699 on April 14, 2024. You will see Athens, Volos, the mountain of Pindos and Antichasia, picturesque Kastraki, Larisa, Trikala, the famous Acropolis, the marketplace, the basilica, Kalambaka, Meteora, Philippi, Rhodes, the Phassouri citrus groves, Pafos, Curium, Ephesus, Santorini, Mykonos, Athans and much more!
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- Fuel Surcharges and Gov't Taxes
- International Airfare from NY
- Meals on Ship
- Overseas Airport Transfers
- Overseas Transfers
- Port Charges
- Select Lunches
- Select Shore Excursions
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Day 1 APRIL 14- DEPART THE USA
Your journey of a lifetime begins as you depart the USA on your international overnight flight.
Day 2 APRIL 15- ATHENS, GREECE
You will arrive in Athens, Greece, where you will be met by our representative and transferred to the Port of Piraeus to board the Celebrity Infinity.
Day 3 APRIL 16- VOLOS, GREECE
At the northwest edge of the Plain of Thessaly, between the mountain of Pindos and Antichasia and near Peneios river, the stone giants of Meteora stand still and silent. Their proud and imposing aspect discontinues the monotony of the vast Thessalic plain. The rocks stand right above Kalambaka and the picturesque Kastraki, full of awe and beauty. A daily excursion combines the unique experience that Meteora, also known also as “The Stone Forest,” offer with the religious sentiment created by their Monasteries. The journey to Meteora starts from Volos and other resorts in Pelion. We pass by the cities of Larisa, Trikala, and Kalambaka. After arriving in Kalambaka, we reach the massively impressive rocks of Meteora that take one’s breath away. We learn about the monarchy of the 11th century and also have the chance to visit one of the historical monasteries. Meteora is a World Heritage Site that fascinates every visitor regardless of religion and cultural background. Uncover the secrets of the unique geological phenomenon of the Meteora rocks, experience the serenity of the surreal landscape home to Christian hermits and monks since the 12th century AD, and feel the spirituality of one of Christianity’s holiest places. Afterward, drive back to Volos and enjoy some free time in this beautiful town before returning to your cruise ship.
Day 4 APRIL 17- PHILIPPI (THESSALONIKI, GREECE)
Visit Philippi, where Paul, intending to find a place to pray by the riverside, spoke to women who had gathered there, among whom was Lydia, the seller of purple and whose heart the Lord opened to hear the words he spoke. Lydia was the first Christian to be baptized on European soil. Visit where this event is remembered and see a crypt dating from the Roman period, which is thought to have served as a prison for the Apostle Paul. See the famous Acropolis, the marketplace, the basilica, and the theater.
Day 5 APRIL 18- AT SEA
Day 6 APRIL 19- RHODES, GREECE
Get the real authentic Rhodes experience by exploring it on foot. Your walking tour will begin in the picturesque Old Town, where you will pass through and learn all about the agora and Collachium, where the Knights of St. John of Jerusalem lived and worked. Marvel at the stunning churches, exquisite Jewish quarter, the Inns of Knights, and the Palace of Grand Masters. You will then tour the palace interior and walk down the Street of Knights. Its path is paved with impressive marble and mosaics. Then, it’s on to the Hospital of Knights Museum, where you’ll learn all about the ins and outs of this majestic town. Afterward, stop for a refreshment in a local café. Exploring Rhodes on foot will inevitably leave a lasting impression on you.
Day 7 APRIL 20- PAPHOS & CURIUM (LIMMASOL, CYPRUS)
Take the coastal route through the Phassouri citrus groves and vineyards to the ancient city-kingdom of Curium with its well-preserved mosaics in the house of Eustolios, its theatre, and basilica. Continue to the legendary birthplace of Aphrodite, where the goddess rose from the waves. In Paphos, visit the beautiful mosaics in the House of Dionysos and in the recently excavated House of Aeon. These mosaics are considered among the finest in the Eastern Mediterranean. See St. Paul’s Pillar, where, according to tradition, the Saint was tied and whipped by the Romans. Visit the fishing harbor near the medieval fort and wander around the old fishing harbor. On the way back, there will be a stop at Yeroskipou for a visit to the church of St. Paraskevi, a basilica surmounted by five domes forming a cross and with beautiful mural paintings dated mainly to the 15th century.
Day 8 APRIL 21- AT SEA
Day 9 APRIL 22- EPHESUS (KUSADASI, TURKIYE)
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 the 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 retrace some of the footsteps of Paul.
Day 10 APRIL 23- SANTORINI, GREECE
Santorini is one of the world’s most popular islands, known for its dramatic scenery, whitewashed villages, and fiery volcanic activity. Here, adventure bubbles above the Aegean Sea in the most bold and breathtaking ways. A cable car takes you to the capital of Fira, a bustling cliff-top town awash with old cathedrals, enthralling museum collections, and cozy tavernas. Venture to the coast for a swim in the deep blue waters that lap red and black pebbled beaches. And peel back layers of lava and history among excavated Akrotiri. Whether it’s by bicycle, ATV, or on your own two feet, exploring this Cyclades isle never fails to impress.
Shore excursions today can be booked directly through Celebrity and are not included.
Day 11 APRIL 24- MYKONOS, GREECE
Nestled in the heart of Greece’s Cyclades archipelago, Mykonos pulses with irrepressible energy. The Island of the Winds is as colorful as the people who call the island home with its powder white houses and sparkling blue waters. You can walk narrow marble pathways laced with purple bougainvillea blooms or cycle on two wheels past off-the-path Ano Mera village. Explore Greece’s maritime history at Armenistis Lighthouse, and check out the Folklore Museum’s Mykonian ship models. Enjoy Super Paradise’s shimmering sands, or watch the sun burn out beyond an Aegean horizon from an open-air seaside taverna.
Shore excursions today can be booked directly through Celebrity and are not included.
Day 12 APRIL 25- ATHENS & CORINTH, GREECE
The Apostle Paul met fellow tentmakers Aquila and Priscilla in Corinth. He 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” (Acts 18:10). As Paul spoke, Crispus (chief ruler of the Synagogue) and many others believed and were baptized (Acts 18:8), establishing the church at Corinth to whom Paul later wrote his two epistles. Tour the city of Corinth and the Museum of Corinth. Then, enjoy 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 Erectheum. Stand on Mars Hill as the Apostle Paul did when he proclaimed, “I found an altar with the inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom, therefore, ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you” (Acts 17:23). As you stroll the agora (ancient marketplace and center of Athenian public life), recall that this was where the Apostle Paul preached “Jesus and the resurrection” to the skeptical Athenians. Enjoy the afternoon and evening on your own to shop, dine, or experience the Acropolis by night. Return to the ship at your leisure.
Day 13 APRIL 26- ATHENS, GREECE
Disembark the Celebrity Infinity and transfer to the airport to return home with a new understanding of the Apostle Paul's life and ministry.
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ISTANBUL PRE-TOUR Starting from $1098
Day 1 - Depart the USA
Your pilgrimage begins as you depart the USA on your international overnight flight.
Day 2 - Arrive in Istanbul
Arrive in Istanbul, Turkiye, where our representative will meet you. Check into your hotel this evening and enjoy dinner and rest.
Day 3 - Istanbul
The bejeweled capital of Istanbul sits between two continents and is home to 450 mosques. You will visit the famous Blue Mosque with its six minarets and sparkling interior. Walk through St. Sophia (Hagia Sophia), which was the largest church in Christendom for 1000 years, built by Justinian (532-537 A.D.). The church has 107 columns, fossil embedded, white marble floors, and beautiful glass mosaics. Then explore the Grand Bazaar, which has over 4000 shops selling everything from herbs to gold, before returning to your hotel for dinner and rest this evening.
Day 4 - Istanbul
Visit the Topkapi Palace, home of the sultans of the Ottoman Empire. Enjoy the aroma of cinnamon, cloves, thyme, and other exotic spices as you explore the Spice Bazaar. Conclude the day with a cruise on the Bosphorus River, after which, return to your hotel for dinner and rest.
Day 5 - Fly to Athens
Bid farewell to Turkiye as you transfer to the Istanbul airport this morning for your flight to Athens. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the Port of Piraeus to board the Celebrity Infinity.
ROME POST-TOUR Starting from $1398
Day 1 - Depart Athens for Rome
Disembark the Celebrity Infinity, transfer to Athens airport for your flight to Rome. Arrive in Rome, Italy where you will be met by our representative and travel along the Appian Way. Step beneath the surface into the Catacombs of Callixtus, built along the Appian Way. Here, 16 popes from the 2nd through 4th centuries were interred, though they have been removed to various churches over the centuries. Check into your hotel this evening and enjoy dinner and rest.
Day 2 - Ancient Rome
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. After touring, you return to your hotel for dinner and rest.
Day 3 - 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 Michaelangelo’s frescoes in the Sistine Chapel. Next, on 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 who has served the church. Climb the graceful Spanish Steps and stop at the famous Trevi Fountain before returning to your hotel this evening for dinner and rest.
Day 4 - Return to the USA
Bid farewell to Rome as you transfer to the Istanbul airport this morning for your return flight to the USA.
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