Paul's Journey Cruise | February 13, 2025

12 days
Cyprus, Greece & Türkiye
Starting from $3698* Taxes & Fees Apply

Join us for 10 Nights on Paul's Journey on Celebrity Infinity starting at $3,698* from New York on February 13, 2025. You will see Athens, Philippi, Thessaloniki, Kusadasi, Rhodes, Heraklion and much more!

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What’s Included

  • All Inclusive Pricing
  • Cruise
  • Deluxe A/C Motor Coaches
  • Fuel Surcharges and Gov't Taxes
  • Meals on Ship
  • Overseas Airport Transfers
  • Port Charges
  • Select Shore Excursions
  • International Airfare
  • Administrative Fee
  • Cruise Taxes
  • Program Fees

^ Additional Baggage & Optional fees may apply.

† If air purchased through EO.

Daily Itinerary

Day 1 February 13 – Depart the USA

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

Day 2 February 14 – Arrive in Athens

You will arrive in Athens, Greece, where you will be met by our representative and transferred to the port to board the Celebrity Infinity.

Day 3 February 15 – Philippi, 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 that he spoke. Lydia was the first Christian to be baptized on European soil. Visit the place 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 agora, the basilica, and the theater.

Day 4 February 16 – Thessaloniki, Greece

Discover Thessaloniki, the “Queen of the North,” where Paul was accused of turning the world upside down with his preaching of Christ (Acts 17:3-6). Built by King Cassandros and named after the sister of Alexander the Great, the city flourished under the Byzantine Empire. Stroll through the archaeological museum and the beautiful basilicas of St. Sophia and St. Demetrios. St. Demetrios is dedicated to a distinguished Roman proconsul martyred for his Christian faith. Look upon the Roman agora, the center of political and public life, constructed in the 1st century AD. Along the Via Egnatia stands the Galerius Arch, where you can look out over the second-largest city in Greece from the Old City Ramparts, some dating back to Roman times.

Day 5 February 17 – Kusadasi, Türkiye

Ephesus was the leading one of the Seven Churches of Revelation and was once a bustling port town with wide, colonnade-bordered streets and had a population of 250,000. Spectacular excavations in the last 110 years have revealed much of the glory of ancient Ephesus, including the huge agora and the library, but much has been lost. Explore the ancient site virtually at the Ephesus Experience Museum, where you will see life in Paul’s time. We will view the terrace houses, also known as “the houses of the rich,” which give a true impression of the ancient lifestyle. 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. After enjoying Ephesus, you will embark on another Turkish experience at the carpet factory for a local lunch and a presentation. 

Day 6 February 18 – At Sea

Enjoy your day at sea!

Day 7 February 19 – Limassol, Cyprus

Go deep into Cyprus’ history as you explore the island today. This beautiful port town is known for its seafood, pottery, leather goods and traditional lace works. 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. Wander around the old fishing harbor near the medieval fort. Visit Paul’s Pillar, which according to tradition, is where he was tied and whipped by the Romans. Shore excursions today will be booked directly through Celebrity and are not included.

Day 8 February 20 – At Sea

Enjoy your day at sea!

Day 9 February 21 – Rhodes, Greece

Get the real, authentic Rhodes experience by exploring it on foot. Your walking tour will begin in 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. Exploring Rhodes on foot will inevitably leave a lasting impression on you.

Day 10 February 22 – Heraklion, Greece

Whether you visit Heraklion, Crete to admire the remains of the ancient civilization or simply to soak in the rays on some of the best beaches in Europe, the city is guaranteed to delight and amaze you. Don’t miss one of the most popular attractions of Crete, the 3,000-year-old Palace of Knossos located south of Heraklion. The Palace of Knossos was the ceremonial and political center of the Minoan civilization.  Shore excursions today will be booked directly through Celebrity and are not included.

Day 11 February 23 – Athens & Corinth, Greece

Discover the rich architectural splendor of the ancient city of Athens as you explore 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.” Also view 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, marketplace 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 February 24 – Return to USA

Return to USA 

Enhance Your Journey

Turkiye Pre Tour Starting from $1598

February 9 - 14, 2025 Starting at $1,598*

February 9 – Depart the USA
Your pilgrimage begins as you depart the USA on your international overnight flight.

February 10 – Arrive in Istanbul
Arrive in Istanbul, Türkiye, where you will be met by our representative. Check into your hotel this evening and enjoy dinner and rest.

February 11 – 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. You will also visit the Topkapi Palace, once home to royal sultans. Inside, you will see the fabled jewels of the treasury, delicate displays of Chinese porcelain in the kitchen quarters, and the provocative harem quarters. Walk through Hagia Sophia, which was the largest church in Christendom for 1,000 years, built by Justinian (532-537 AD). The church has 107 columns, fossil-embedded white marble floors, and beautiful glass mosaics. Enjoy the aroma of cinnamon, cloves, thyme, and other exotic spices as you explore the Spice Bazaar. Over 4,000 shops sell everything from herbs to gold. Fly to the Cappadocia area this evening for dinner and your overnight stay.

February 12 – Cappadocia
Drive to Cappadocia and visit the Zelve Valley. As you drive through Cappadocia,  enjoy some free time at various photo stops in this magnificent landscape full of fairy chimneys. Visit the Goreme Open-Air Museum before returning to your hotel.

February 13 – Cappadocia/Istanbul
You can take an optional hot air balloon ride over Cappadocia this morning for an additional fee. Fly this afternoon to Istanbul. Enjoy a cruise on the Bosphorus River, then check into your hotel for dinner and your overnight stay.

February 14 – Flight to Athens
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Athens. Upon arrival, transfer to Piraeus and board the Celebrity Infinity cruise ship.
Optional Hot Air Balloon is approximately $250 per person

Guests taking an extension may be on a different flight than their group and/or traveling companion.
*A 3.5% surcharge will be added to all credit card surcharges.

Rome Post Tour Starting from $1498

February 24 - 27, 2025 Starting at $1,498*

February 24 – Depart Athens for Rome 
Disembark the Celebrity Infinity and 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, sixteen 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.

February 25 – 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, return to your hotel for dinner and rest.

February 26 – 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, see the Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls. The present structure stands over the place where Constantine built the first church, which is 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.

February 27 – Return to the USA
Bid farewell to Rome 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.
*A 3.5% surcharge will be added to all credit card transactions. Taxes, tips & fees for extensions are charged separately.

Departure Dates

  1. Thursday, February 13, 2025
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*A 3.5% surcharge will be added to all credit card transactions