Tours

Paul’s Journey with Dr. Todd Carter, Pastor Larry Wren & Pathway Church | April 30, 2023

11 days
Crete & Greece
Starting from $4929* Taxes & Fees Apply

Join Dr. Todd Carter, Pastor Larry Wren & Pathway Church on an 11-day Paul's Journey starting at $4,929* from Wichita, KS, April 30, 2023. Journey to places such as Athens, Philippi, Corinth, Delphi, Thessaloniki, Crete and much more!

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What’s Included

  • All Inclusive Pricing
  • Breakfast and Dinner Daily
  • Deluxe A/C Motor Coaches
  • Domestic Airfare
  • Entrance and Program Fees
  • First Class Hotels
  • Fuel Surcharges and Gov't Taxes
  • Gratuities
  • Guided Tours
  • Overseas Airport Transfers
  • International Airfare

^ Additional Baggage & Optional fees may apply.

† If air purchased through EO.

Daily Itinerary

Day 1 April 30 — DEPART THE USA

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

Day 2 May 1 – ARRIVE IN GREECE

You will arrive in Thessaloniki, Greece, where you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 3 May 2 – AMPHIPOLIS, PHILIPPI, and NEAPOLI (KAVALA)

You’ll travel in the footsteps of the Apostles Paul and Silas to Amphipolis, where you will see the ruins of many Christian basilicas. 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 (Acts 16:13-15). 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 Acropolis, the marketplace, the Basilica, and the theater. Visit Neapolis (Kavala), one of Greece’s most picturesque mainland ports. Paul landed here with his disciples, Timothy and Silas. See the Roman Aqueduct and Acropolis. Return to Thessaloniki for dinner and overnight.

Day 4 May 3 – THESSALONIKA and VERIA (BEREA)

In Thessaloniki, the city where Paul was accused of turning the world upside down by his preaching of Christ (Acts 17:3-6), and the church to whom he addressed his Thessalonian epistles, visit St. George’s Basilica, traditionally believed to be built over the synagogue where Paul preached. View the Old City Ramparts, and the Galerius Arch that rises over the Via Egnatia. Visit the Archaeological Museum. See two of the most beautiful basilicas in the city, St. Sophia and St. Demetrios. The church of St. Demetrius is dedicated to a distinguished member of the Roman army and a martyred Christian convert. When the Apostle Paul arrived in Veria (Berea), he went to the Jewish synagogue, where he discovered the Jews had accepted the new faith along with some honorable Greeks (Act 17:10-12). Continue to Kalambaaka for dinner and overnight.

Day 5 May 4 – METEORA and DELPHI

Visit the rock forest of Meteora in western Thessaly and ponder the rough terrain in which the Apostle Paul walked during his missionary journey. See famous Byzantine monasteries perch precariously on summits of soaring, sheer-sided grey rock pinnacles of varied and spectacular shapes. Their history goes-back to the 14th century when the monks sought refuge in cliffside caves, then fled higher to build the original wooden shelters, later transformed into monasteries. Visit one of these monasteries. Travel to scenic Delphi, the religious center of the ancient Greek world, considered by early Greeks to be the center of the world and marked by the conical stone, called the omphalos or navel. Walk the Sacra Via to the Athenian treasury, the theatre, and the Temple of Apollo where the oracle performed his or her prophetic rituals. With innumerable pagan ruins surrounding your walk, capture a glimpse of the challenge the Apostle Paul encountered in preaching the Gospel of Christ in Macedonia. Visit the museum where you will view many ancient treasures, the chief of which is the fifth-century, bronzed charioteer, complete with eyelashes. Continue to Athens for dinner and overnight.

Day 6 May 5 – MYKONOS

This morning, you will board your Greek Isle cruise ship and sail the blue waters of the Aegean Sea. In the evening, you will visit the world-famous Greek Island of Mykonos, where gleaming whitewashed buildings seem to climb atop each other to reach the azure sky. After exploring, return to your ship for dinner and overnight.

Day 7 May 6 – EPHESUS & PATMOS

This morning, you will arrive in Kusadasi, Turkey, and will journey to Ephesus where Paul spent three years during his ministry. It was to this community that Paul might have written his Epistle to the Ephesians. The ruins of Ephesus, the marble city, have been restored much as the city was in Paul's time. You will visit the Agora and imagine where Demetrius, the silversmith, sold his silver shrines of the Creek goddess Artemis. Walk through the great theater where Paul witnessed faithfully for Christ. Not far away is the stadium where chariot races took place and gladiatorial combats were held. Tradition has it that Paul himself fought here against wild beasts. Visit the ruins of St. John’s Basilica, where early Christian tradition tells us the “disciple whom Jesus loved” was buried. Plus, you will see one of the “Seven Wonders of the Ancient World”, the ruins of the Temple of Diana (Artemis). You will set sail for the Island of Patmos. No record indicates that Paul ever visited Patmos. Visit the Monastery of St. John, high on the mountain overlooking the entire island. Walk down to the Grotto of the Apocalypse and the caves where the exiled Apostle John lived and inspired by God wrote the book of Revelation as well as other letters to the early church. After exploring, return to your ship for dinner and overnight.

Day 8 May 7 – CRETE & SANTORINI

Disembark at the port of Heraklion in Crete. Join the excursion that takes you inland to the Palace of Knossus, the capital of the Minoan Empire. Wander the multiple levels of this structure and the surrounding grounds that once served the leaders of a civilization that flourished 4,000 years ago. Return to the ship and sail to Santorini, one of the most spectacular sites in the entire world. Built on the edges of the volcano whose eruption is thought to have led to the collapse of the Minoan civilization, it’s whitewashed walls and brilliant blue roofs stand in stark contrast to the sheer drop cliffs that end in the Aegean Sea. After exploring, return to your ship for dinner and overnight.

Day 9 May 8 – ATHENS

Enjoy the architectural splendors of the ancient city of Athens as you follow your guide to the world-renowned Acropolis, the Propylaea, the Parthenon, and the Erectheum. View Mars Hill where the Apostle Paul stood and said, “l found an altar with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you” (Acts 17:23). See the agora, the ancient marketplace and center of the Athenian public life, where the Apostle Paul preached “Jesus and the resurrection” (Acts 17:18) to the skeptical Athenians. Also, see the House of Parliament, the Presidential Palace and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. This afternoon is free to explore Athens on your own or enjoy an optional journey to Sounion to visit the Temple of Poseidon (additional $75). Dinner and overnight in Athens.

Day 10 May 9 – CORINTH & CENCHREAE

This morning, we travel to Corinth, the city where Paul met Aquilla and Priscilla, the tentmakers, and where the Lord spoke to Paul by a vision saying, “l am with thee, and no man shall set on thee to hurt thee: for I have much people in this city” (Acts 18:10). Here, Crispus, the chief ruler of the synagogue believed in the Lord, and many Corinthians as well hearing Paul, believed and were baptized (Acts 18:8); thus, began the church at Corinth to whom Paul wrote two epistles. Visit the Archaeological Museum, the marketplace and temples. Walk among the ruins and stand on the Bema, where Paul stood before Gallio facing charges brought by the Jews that were dropped. Paul stayed awhile in Corinth before leaving for Syria from the port at Cenchreae (Acts 18: 12-18). Return to Athens for dinner and overnight.

Day 11 May 10 – RETURN TO THE USA OR JOIN AN EXTENSION

Return home with memories of the people and places of Greece or begin your Rome extension.

Enhance Your Journey

TOUR OF ROME Starting from $1529

May 10 - 13, 2023 Starting at $1529*

May 10 - Rome
Arrive at Rome FCO Airport and transfer to the hotel by motorcoach. On the way, depending on flight arrival time, stop to see one of Rome's earliest churches, the Church of Saint Paul at the Three Fountains (Chiesa del martirio di San Paolo alle Tre Fontane). It is the site of the martyrdom of Saint Paul. Tradition tells us that because he was a Roman citizen, he was beheaded rather than crucified. The story was passed down that his head bounced three times on the ground, and at each spot a spring appeared. Check in for three nights at the Rome hotel. Dinner at a local restaurant (within walking distance from the hotel).

May 11 - Rome
In the morning attend to the Pope's General Audience held in St Peter's Square. After some free time for an early lunch, enjoy a guided half-day tour including an inside visit of the Vatican museums & Sistine Chapel. From the Sistine Chapel, direct VIP access will lead directly from the museums to the inside of St. Peter's Basilica, avoiding the long lines to enter the Basilica from the square. Return to the hotel. Dinner at a local restaurant (within walking distance from the hotel).

May 12 - Rome
Enjoy a full-day guided tour of Ancient Rome, including an inside visit of Coliseum and Catacombs of St Callixus. In the morning, we will visit inside the famous Coliseum, Roman Forum and Mamertine Prisons (order of the sites will depend on the reservations). After lunch on your own, re-board the motorcoach and continue with the tour leader to the Appian Way to visit the Catacombs of St.Callixtus. Enjoy a guided visit with a local priest. Return to the hotel by motorcoach. Dinner and overnight in Rome.

May 13 - Return to the USA
Transfer to the airport for your return flight home.

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.

Departure Dates

  1. Sunday, April 30, 2023
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*3.5% surcharge will be added to all credit card transactions.