FOOTSTEPS OF SAINT PAUL

A 10N/11D PILGRIMAGE TO GREECE

Upon arrival at Athens International Airport, we will be welcomed and checked-in to the hotel.

Our pilgrimage starts with a city tour around Athens. There we will visit the world-renowned Acropolis, the Parthenon and Areopagus; where Paul delivered his famous talk on the identity of “the Unknown God.” Later set out for an exciting tour to the historic city of Corinth, that inspired many of St Paul’s letters. We will explore the ruins of the church and see the pillars, and public worship place, where Paul preached.

Overnight stay in Athens (B D)

This morning board on a spectacular 3-night cruise to visit islands of Mykonos, Patmos, Crete, Santorini & the port of Kusadasi in Turkey. This afternoon we will reach the Island of Mykonos and take some free time to walk around the town and observe one of the “Characteristic” Cycladic islands.

 

Overnight stay on board (B L D)

On arrival at the Kusadasi port, we will begin our journey to Ephesus to see the final residence of the Virgin Mary; where she spent her last years. We will then tour through ancient Ephesus, the second largest city in the Roman Empire, at one-time home to a quarter million people to see the old synagogue, the theatre where St. Paul preached, and the Library of Celsus. Later in the afternoon cruise to Patmos: a tiny, rocky island where St. John received the divine Revelation while on exile, which forms the last book of the New Testament. In Patmos we will have an excursion and visit the island capital Chora, the monastery of St John and finally the grotto of apocalypse.

 

Overnight stay on board (B L D)

Upon arrival at Heraklion, explore Heraklion or chose an optional tour in the Palace of Knossos; the largest Bronze Age archaeological site on Crete, considered to be Europe’s oldest city. After lunch, we will sail to Santorini, the most remarkable of the Greek islands. Take time on your own to explore Greece’s best-known island, the beautiful town of Fira, the amazing sunset or make an optional tour to Oia Village.

 

Overnight stay on board (B L D)

Today we will arrive at Athens port, disembark from the cruise boat, then we will proceed to Beotia to visit the monastery Hosios Loukas an UNESCO monument and a fine example of Byzantine architecture. Continue our journey to Delphi, where we explore the fascinating archaeological sites and museum also highlights the religious background to St. Paul’s preaching.

 

Overnight stay in Delphi (B D)

This morning we will visit world famous Byzantine monasteries, containing priceless historical and religious treasures, standing between earth and sky atop huge rocks. Rest of the day in leisure.

 

Overnight stay in Kalambaka (B D)

Today we will drive towards Veria to visit the Bema of Apostle Paul, where he preached the gospel to the local community, and see the beautiful mosaic shrine commemorating St. Paul’s visit to the town after fleeing from Thessaloniki. Continue to the archaological museum of Vergina to see the amazing underground tombs and treasures of King Phillip of Macedonia.

 

Overnight stay in Thessaloniki (B D)

After breakfast, we will visit the places where St. Paul preached and founded a church. Later visit St. Demetrius Basilica, dedicated to a martyred Christian convert. With a panoramic tour of the city, we will see Byzantine architecture, Galerius Arch, Rotunda of Galerius and the Museum of Byzantine culture. Rest of the day in leisure.

 

Overnight stay in Thessaloniki (B D)

Today we will drive towards Philippi, where St Paul preached and baptized the first Christians in European soil. Visit the Baptistery of Lydia and celebrate an outdoor Holy Mass on the River Zygaktis. Later visit Kavala, the beautiful mainland port of Greece, ancient Neapolis where Paul accompanied by Silas, Luke, and Timothy, first set foot in Europe.We will visit Amphipolis, see the Lion of Amphipolis, and imposing sculpture meters high, which originally stop on top of the tomb.

 

Overnight stay in Kavala (B D)

After breakfast, we check out from the hotel and then transfer to Thessaloniki for flight to Australia via Athens International Airport. (B)

 

AUD 4490 All Inclusive Land Package *
AUD 150 Tips & gratuities additional (will be pre-collected and added to invoice)

OPTIONAL COSTS:
• Single room supplement: AUD 1150**
• Return Economy Airfare#: Approx. $1800 – $ 2100 (To be confirmed 9 months prior to departure.)
• Cover More Travel Insurance: Quote provided based on D.O.B and Medical History disclosure.

TOUR CODE : DEPARTURE DATE 

  • FSMAY20   : 12 MAY 2020
  • FSOCT20  : 20 OCT 2020

• Accommodation in Premium Hotels
• 3N Cruise with all Meals
• All Breakfasts & Dinners
• Private Luxury Coach Transfers
• English speaking professional guides

• Driver Accommodation & Meals
• Coordination of Holy Mass
• Entrances as per itinerary
• Holy Mass at important sites
• Pilgrim Backpack

• Airfares Travel Insurance
• Visa Fee
• Any additional excursions
• Any drinks/beverages.

• Porterage service.
• Any personal expenses, phone calls etc.
• Tips, Gratuities & Hotel Taxes
• Anything not mentioned in Inclusions

*The price is based on a group size of 25 paying pilgrims.
*Surcharge of AUD 400 may apply for groups less than 20.
*Minimum group size is 15. 100% refunds guaranteed if group is cancelled due to numbers.
*Prices quoted on a twin/double/triple sharing basis. Triple room is not advised unless aged less than 12 years.
*The price is subject to the departure date and changes in foreign exchange fluctuations.
#We are not liable for external airline bookings made before group is confirmed for departure.
** Single Supplement excludes Cruise stay period as cruise does not allow single supplement. The
accommodation in Cruise will be twin bed basis.
**We can try and find a room sharing partner if possible, on a first-come-first-serve-basis only. If we cannot find
a room share single supplement would be applicable. We are not in any way liable or obligated to find you
boarding partner.

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