Tours

Voyages of Paul Cruise with Guest Speaker Ben Witherington | July 27, 2023

12 days
Croatia, Germany & Turkey
Starting from $4898* Taxes & Fees Apply

Join us on a 12-day Voyages of Paul Cruise with 9 nights aboard Celebrity Constellation with guest speaker Ben Witherington, starting at $4,898* from New York, NY departing on July 27, 2023. Journey to places such as Dubrovnik, Santorini, Rhodes, Ephesus, Mykonos, Athens and much more!

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What’s Included

  • All Inclusive Pricing
  • Cruise
  • Deluxe A/C Motor Coaches
  • Entrance and Program Fees
  • Fuel Surcharges and Gov't Taxes
  • Guided Tours
  • International Airfare from NY
  • Overseas Airport Transfers
  • Port Charges
  • Select Shore Excursions
  • Unlimited Surf Wifi
  • Onboard Gratuities
  • Classic Beverage Package

^ Additional Baggage & Optional fees may apply.

† If air purchased through EO.

Daily Itinerary

Day 1 July 27 - DEPART HOME

Depart Home

Day 2 July 28 - ARRIVE IN ATHENS

Arrive in Athens and enjoy a driving tour, view the House of Parliament, the Presidential Palace, and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Check in to your hotel this afternoon. 

Day 3 July 29 - ATHENS & EMBARKATION

Check out of your hotel and explore Athens today. Discover the rich architectural splendor of the ancient city of Athens as you explore 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". Next you will journey to Pireaus to embark on the Celebrity Constellation. 

Day 4 July 30 - MYKONOS, GREECE

Arrive today at the world-famous Greek Island of Mykonos, where gleaming white-washed 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 onboard. 

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

Day 5 July 31 - EPHESUS, TURKEY

Ephesus is another 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 house 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 6 August 1 - RHODES

The Colossus might not be standing anymore, but the Greek island of Rhodes still delivers beauty and allure on a giant scale. Explore Rhodes today on your own or opt to see the site in the harbor where the now-destroyed wonder of the ancient world once stood. Then, head to the Old Town, surrounded by medieval walls and seven ancient gates. Don't miss the Palace of the Grandmaster, with its mosaic floors dating from Hellenic, Roman and early Christian times.

Shore excursions today will be booked directly through Celebrity.

Day 7 August 2 – 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 onboard. 

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

Day 8 August 3 – ZAKYNTHOS, GREECE

Zakynthos, an island in the south Ionian Sea is also known by its Italian name, Zante. The Venetians, who were enraptured by the island when they ruled here for many years, also coined it Fiore di Levante or “flower of the East wind”.  It’s easy to be enraptured with the beaches on Zakynthos, so give in and spend some time relaxing on any one of a dozen breathtaking spots, swimming in cool clear water, or snorkeling at the best sites. You’ll be equally enthralled with a meal of fresh-caught seafood, simply prepared with local organic ingredients, including local olive oil, offered in many casual seaside eateries.


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

Day 9 August 4 - DUBROVNIK, CROATIA

Established 1,300 years ago on the far southern tip of the Dalmatian Coast, this city once rivaled Venice in terms of its importance. Take a walking tour to the Dominican Monastery and marvel at the finest collection of Renaissance paintings, including a painting by Titian. Prepare to be riveted when first laying eyes on the old walled city on your cruise to Dubrovnik. This land has had many invaders including the Greeks, Romans, Slavs, Romans, Hungarians, and French, to name a few, and it has resulted in a fiercely independent citizenry with dynamic cultural influences. The views of the Adriatic from its rooftops are truly awe-inspiring. If beach-going is on the agenda, make sure to wear appropriate footwear as the beaches here tend to be of the pebbly variety. That said, the beautiful emerald green waters and coves make the slight inconvenience more than worthwhile. And, there’s plenty of seafood, specifically mussels and oysters, deliciously prepared in authentic regional styles on offer at restaurants throughout town.
 
Shore excursions today will be booked directly through Celebrity.

Day 10 August 5 – KOTOR

At the mouth of the Bay of Kotor is the fortified port town by the same name. Kotor is nestled between the Adriatic Sea to the west and the limestone-covered mountain range of Mt. Lovæen to the east. You will find that this town has the same romance and excitement as neighboring Dubrovnik. Old Town Kotor is the hub for restaurants, cafes, and shopping. Or you can take a day trip to climb and hike the limestone-covered mountains at Lovæen National Park. 

Shore excursions today will be booked directly through Celebrity.

Day 11 August 6 - AT SEA

AT SEA.

Day 12 August 7 - RETURN HOME

Disembark the Constellation in Ravenna and transfer to the airport in Venice to return home with a new understanding of the Apostle Paul's life and ministry.

Enhance Your Journey

Cappadocia & Istanbul Pre-Tour Starting from $998

July 23 - Depart the USA
Depart the USA on your flight to Kayseri, Turkey.

July 24 - Fly to Cappadocia
Arrive in Kayseri and check in to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

July 25 - 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.

July 26 - 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.

July 27 - 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. Walkthrough 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. 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.

July 28 - Return to USA
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Athens. 

Hot air balloon is $185 per person additional

Venice Post-Tour Starting from $798

August 7 - Venice
Disembark the Celebrity Constellation in Ravenna, journey to 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)

August 8 - 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)

August 9 - Return to USA
Depart your hotel and transfer to the airport for your return flight home.

Departure Dates

  1. Thursday, July 27, 2023
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