Passages of the Bible Cruise with Guest Speaker Rev. Brian Erickson | Oct. 7, 2024
Join Guest Speaker Rev. Brian Erickson for a 10 Night Mediterranean Cruise aboard Norwegian Getaway on the Passages of the Bible Cruise starting at $4799* on October 7, 2024. You will see the Sea of Galilee, stand on the Mount of Beatitudes, Tabgha, the Church of the Loaves and Fish, Caiphas House, Mount of Olives, the Garden of Gethsemane, the Old City, Pool of Bethesda, Via Dolorosa, the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, Alexandria, Egypt (Cairo), Giza Pyramids, Athens, Corinth, Athens, Propylea, Parthenon, Erectheum, Mars Hill, and much more!
$500 scholarships available for first-time clergy & $350 scholarships available for clergy spouses!
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- Border Taxes
- Deluxe A/C Motor Coaches
- Entrance and Program Fees
- Fuel Surcharges and Gov't Taxes
- Hotel Gratuities
- Guided Tours
- Meals on Ship
- Overseas Airport Transfers
- Port Charges
- Classic Beverage Package
- Unlimited Surf Wifi Package
- Administrative Fees
† If air purchased through EO.
Day 1 October 7 - DEPART USA
Your Journey of a Lifetime begins as you depart the USA on your international overnight flight.
Day 2 October 8 - TEL AVIV/GALILEE
Day 3 October 9 - GALILEE/EMBARK
Venture inland to the Sea of Galilee to stand on the Mount of Beatitudes, where Jesus preached. At Tabgha, the traditional location of the feeding of 5,000, you will visit the Church of the Loaves and Fish. On the shores of the Sea of Galilee is the Chapel of the Primacy of St. Peter, where three times Peter professed his devotion to the risen Christ. From there, travel to Capernaum, where Jesus called Peter, Andrew, James, John, and later Matthew to be disciples. Travel to Haifa and embark on the Norwegian Getaway.
Day 4 October 10 - JERUSALEM
Journey to Jerusalem to see Caiphas’ House, where Jesus was tried before the Sanhedrin. Stand upon the Mt. of Olives and view the city as Jesus did. See the Ancient olive trees of the Garden of Gethsemane. Wander the Old City to view the Pool of Bethesda and walk along the Via Dolorosa. Step inside the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, built over the sites of the crucifixion and the resurrection.
Day 5 October 11 - PORT SAID
We will make a short technical stop in Port Said to pick up local authorities and the pilot before the Suez Canal transit; unfortunately, guests will not be allowed to disembark at this Port.
Day 6 October 12 - CAIRO
Explore the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, home to an extensive collection of ancient Egyptian antiquities. It contains 120,000 artifacts! Then, head to the Pyramids of Giza, one of the only existing Wonders of the Ancient World. Nearby, view the Great Sphinx of Giza, the largest and most well-known Sphinx.
Day 7 October 13 - AT SEA
Day 8 October 14 - HERAKLION
Although it’s on the Greek Island of Crete, Heraklion offers a wealth of Venetian architecture from their rule in the 13th century, including magnificent fortified walls. Don’t miss the Minoan Palace of Knossos Knossos, immortalized in Greek Mythology by the legend of the Minotaur.
Day 9 October 15 - SANTORINI
Dock in Santorini today, one of the most beautiful 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 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 onboard. Shore excursions today will be booked directly through the cruise line.
Day 10 October 16 - MYKONOS
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 white powder houses, sparkling blue waters, and red-hot nightlife. 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. Join the raucous beach party on Super Paradise’s shimmering sands, or watch the sun burn out beyond an Aegean horizon from an open-air seaside taverna. Shore excursions today will be booked directly through the cruise line.
Day 11 October 17 - ATHENS/CORINTH
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 Erectheum. 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 marketplace 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 12 October 18 - EPHESUS
Ephesus is one of the Seven Churches of Revelation and was once a bustling port town with wide, colonnade-bordered streets and a population of 250,000. Spectacular excavations have revealed much of the glory of ancient Ephesus, including the huge Agora and Library, but 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 house of the rich," which give a true impression of the ancient lifestyle.
Day 13 October 19 - ISTANBUL
Day 14 OCTOBER 20 - RETURN TO THE USA OR ENJOY AN EXTENSION
RETURN TO THE USA OR ENJOY AN EXTENSION
Enhance Your Journey
Jordan Pre Starting from $1098
October 4 - 7, 2024 | Starting at $1,098*
OCTOBER 4 - DEPART THE USA
OCTOBER 5 - ARRIVE IN AMMAN
Arrive in Amman, Jordan, then travel to your hotel for dinner and overnight.
OCTOBER 6 – PETRA
Begin your journey south towards Petra today. Explore the city of Petra. Its entrance passes through a long, narrow gorge known as the Siq and can only be accessed by carriage, horseback or on foot. Once inside the city, marvel at the intricate detail of a city that was cut into the cliffsides of rose-colored rock. Travel to your hotel at the Dead Sea for dinner and overnight.
OCTOBER 7 – MOUNT NEBO
This morning, you will journey Mount Nebo, where Moses caught a glimpse of the Promised Land (Deut. 34). On a clear day, you can see all the way across the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea, to the rooftops of Jerusalem and Bethlehem. Then, cross the Allenby Bridge on your way to Jerash, one of the best-preserved Roman cities in the world. Stroll through the oval piazza and wander along colonnaded streets etched by the wheels of ancient chariots. Stand in the grand theatre where an onstage whisper can be heard in the top row. Cross the border into Israel. Overnight in Galilee.
Turkiye Starting from $1098
October 20 - Fly to Cappadocia
Fly from Istanbul to Cappadocia, and check in to your hotel for dinner and overnight.
October 21 - 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.
October 22 - Cappadocia
You can take an optional hot air balloon ride over Cappadocia this morning for an additional fee. Fly this afternoon to Istanbul and check in to your hotel for dinner and overnight.
October 23 - 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 1000 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 Grand Bazaar. Over 4000 shops sell everything from herbs to gold. Return to your hotel this evening for dinner and overnight.
October 24 - Return to USA
Transfer to the airport for your return flight to the USA.
Hot air balloon is $185 per person additional.
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.
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