Footsteps of Apostle Paul - Faith-Based Travel

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“For we walk by faith, not by sight,” wrote the Apostle Paul to the Corinthians. On this religious tour of Greece and Turkey, you’ll stroll, skip, and sail by faith as you retrace the many missionary journeys of the Apostle Paul after he saw the light in Damascus. Both pilgrimage and picturesque journey, this land and cruise tour to mainland Greece, the Greek...
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Trip type
Group Tour
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Very Easy
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

Highlights

    • Thessalonika : Guided sightseeing, excursion to ancient Philippi and Kavala
    • Veria : Visit the Bema of Apostle Paul
    • Meteora: Guided visit of Holy Monastery of Varlaam and St. Stephen
    • Cruising : Three-night cruise to Mykonos; Kusadasi (Turkey), with included shore excursions to Kusadasi
    • Corinth : Guided visit of the excavations
    • Experience Greek history and culture and learn more about early Christianity as you visit some of the places associated with the missionary journeys of the Apostle Paul and the New Testament
    • From the iconic religious sites retracing the footsteps of the Apostle Paul to historic wonders like the Acropolis in Athens and a final touch of relaxation as you cruise the Aegean islands, this is a truly inspirational vacation

What's this trip about?

    “For we walk by faith, not by sight,” wrote the Apostle Paul to the Corinthians. On this religious tour of Greece and Turkey, you’ll stroll, skip, and sail by faith as you retrace the many missionary journeys of the Apostle Paul after he saw the light in Damascus. Both pilgrimage and picturesque journey, this land and cruise tour to mainland Greece, the Greek Isles, and Turkey leads you to many significant sites of the New Testament as well as some of the most magnificent sights of the Mediterranean. Scripture will take on new meaning as you visit the ancient communities where Paul established churches – and to whom he penned his epistles, including the Thessalonians, Philippians, Corinthians, and Ephesians. As you follow in the faithful footsteps of the Apostle Paul – with fantastic detours to Mykonos, Crete, and Santorini – you, too, will have much to write home about.

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Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeStandard Group - 25 + people
Age range6 years and up
Flights and transportN/A
Start City ATHENS, GREECE
End CityATHENS

Travel Themes

  • 50 plus
  • Cultural
  • Religious

Destinations

  • Europe
  • Greece
  • Turkey

Attractions

  • Athens
  • Corinth
  • Crete
  • Ephesus
  • Heraklion
  • Kusadasi
  • Mykonos
  • Piraeus
  • Santorini

Activities

  • Culture

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Travel Map

Day 1: ARRIVE IN ATHENS, GREECE

Welcome to Athens! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (Dinner)

Day 2: ATHENS–METEORA–KALAMBAKA

The Miracles of Greece Depart Athens for a scenic drive to Kalambaka. METEORA Visit two monasteries including the Holy Monastery of Varlaam. Enjoy a scenic drive en route to Kalambaka. (Breakfast,Dinner) 229mi /368km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT NATURAL WONDERS Visit the ma...

Day 3: KALAMBAKA–VERIA–THESSALONIKA

Greek Tragedies & Grand Treasures VERIA Visit the Bema of Apostle Paul. THESSALONIKA An orientation drive includes the White Tower and Aristotelous Square. Visit Ag. Dimitros Basilika. (Breakfast,Dinner) 145 mi / 234 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT HISTORIC SPOTS See Thes...

Day 4: THESSALONIKA–EXCURSION TO PHILIPPI & KAVALA

A Disciple's Destiny PHILIPPI Visit Lydia’s Baptistery, the forum, ruins of the Basilicas, and the theatre. KAVALA An orientation drive includes Neapolis of the Acts and St. Paul’s mosaic. Free time for lunch before returning to Athens Thessalonika. (Breakfast,Dinner)...

Day 5: THESSALONIKA–THERMOPYLAE–ATHENS

Warriors & The Ancient World THERMOPYLAE Stop at the battle site. ATHENS Free time this evening. (Breakfast) 314 mi / 503 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT EPIC RIDE Travel through the coastal floodplain of the Spercheios river, surrounded by sloping forested limestone m...

Day 6: ATHENS (EMBARKATION)–MYKONOS

Sun-Kissed Beauty ATHENS Embark on your Mediterranean cruise through the Greek Islands and Turkey. MYKONOS Free time this afternoon and evening. (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT PICTURE PERFECT Explore the whitewashed paradise of Mykonos with its iconic...

Day 7: CRUISING: KUSADASI, TURKEY–EXCURSION TO EPHESUS–PATMOS, GREECE

Divine Dwellings & Digs KUSADASI Take a guided visit to the Ephesus Archaeological site in the city where St. Paul wrote many “Letters to the Corinthians.” See the House of Mary, where the Blessed Mother spent her final days. PATMOS Enjoy free time to explore th...

Day 8: CRUISING: HERAKLION, CRETE–SANTORINI

The Bronze Age on the Blue Aegean HERAKLION Take a guided visit to the Minoan Palace of Knossos. SANTORINI Visit the island (weather permitting). Free time this afternoon. (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT LEGENDS & LORE Visit the extraordinary royal...

Day 9: ATHENS (DISEMBARKATION)–CORINTH–ATHENS

A Metropolis of Mythic Proportions ATHENS Disembark your cruise and take a scenic drive to the Corinth Canal with a photo stop. CORINTH Enjoy a guided visit to the excavations, including Agora and St. Paul’s Bema, where the Christian missionary faced the Forum’s cou...

Day 10: ATHENS

Safe travels until we meet again! Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (Breakfast)

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