Europe Pilgrimage Tour

  • 12 Day Steps Of St. Paul Tour

          • DAY 1 – SAN FRANCISCO/ FRANKFURT

            Depart San Francisco to Frankfurt.

          • DAY 2 – FRANKFURT / ATHENS

            Arrive Frankfurt change planes to Athens. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel.

          • DAY 3 – ATHENS / CORINTH / ATHENS

            Depart by bus and travel the coastal road along the Saronic Gulf to the Corinth Canal which connects the Aegean and Ionian seas. Continue to Ancient Corinth, Paul’s beloved city and the site of his most extensive ministry where he set up the first Christian church. Visit the Bema (Judgment Seat) where Paul stood before Gallo and preached to the Corinthians, the Temple of Apollo and the ancient museum. Return to Athens to enjoy a tour of Athens to include the Parthenon, Acropolis, and Mars Hill. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.

          • DAY 4 – ATHENS / PIRAEUS / MYKONOS

            Transfer to the port of Piraeus and board your cruise ship for a 3-day, 2- night cruise of the Aegean Sea. It is said that three days on the Aegean gives one a true sense of Greece’s layered history and a great respect for the God-given majesty of the Aegean’s breath-taking islands. The first port call is Mykonos, an island of beautiful beaches, secluded coves, dazzling white-washed houses, narrow paved streets and windmills which cover the island. Mykonos is also known for its churches – 365 of them dot the beautiful island. Return to the ship for dinner and overnight at sea.

          • DAY 5 – PATMOS / KUSADASI (EPHESUS)

            You will have an early morning arrival at the port of Patmos this morning for a visit to the Monastery of St. John where the original gospel manuscript is on display. Then visit the Grotto of the Apocalypse where you see the silver niches in the wall that mark the pillow and ledge used as a desk by the author of the Book of Revelations as well as the three-fold crack made by the voice of God emphasizing the honor of the Trinity. Return to the ship for a short sail to the island of Kusadasi (Ephesus). Board the bus for a visit to Mt. Koressos, site of the House of the Virgin Mary where Mary resided after the crucifixion and is believed to have spent her last days. Continue to the ancient city of Ephesus for a guided walking tour through one of the most magnificent excavated cities in the world. See the Odeon (concert hall), the Fountain of Trajan, the steam-heated Baths of Scolastika, the Temple of Hadrian and the latrians, the Library of Celsus and the Great Theatre of Ephesus where Paul preached. Return to your coach via the Arcadian Way where Marc Anthony and Cleopatra once rode in procession as newlyweds. You will be transferred to your ship for dinner and overnight.

          • DAY 6 – CRETE / SANTORINI

            Crete is the largest and the most rugged of the Greek Islands. It is also the home of the great Minoan Civilization and the mythological home of Zeus. After a short drive through the town of Heaklion, the tour will arrive at the Knossos excavations. Here, Sir Arthur Evan’s archaeological discoveries revealed a civilization dating back to 4000 B. C., when a great empire flourished on the island of Crete. Having visited the remarkable site you coaches will take you to the heart of Heraklion where you will be given some free time to explore its beauties combining the facilities of a modern city with the unique Greek islands’ ambience. You will the re board your motor coach for the return journey to the Venetian lion-guarder port of Heraklion to rejoin your ship. The ship will sail to the beautiful island of Santorini. The island of Santorini is perhaps the most breathetaking of all the Greek Islands. In the town of Thira white-washed houses, narrow streets, open-air cafes and glittering boutiques cling to steep cliffs, accessible by cable-car or mule. Return to ship to sail back to Athens.

        • DAY 7 – ATHENS/IZMIR/MILETUS/PAMMUKKALE

          Arrive Piraeus, you will disembark from the cruise and drive to Athens airport and board the non stop flight to Izmir. Meet & greet at the airport by Turkish tour guide and drive directly to Miletus, once the centre of the Greek colonial movement and centre of culture, trade and civilization. On to Pamukkale for dinner and overnight at Hotel Colossae. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

        • DAY 8 – HIEROPOLIS/LAODICEA/COLOSSE/PHILADELPHIA/IZMIREarly morning start visiting the Roman spa town of Hierapolis with its vast necropolis, colonnaded street, theatre and white terraced pools. Then in 10 kms distance visit Laodicea, a crossroad of the ancient world, home of Philip the Evangelist and sharply criticized as being lukewarm. Then visit Colossae which was famous for fantastic theological theories in early Christian times. Although Paul himself never went there, he addressed his epistle to the Colossians through his fellow worker, Epaphras, who lived at Colossae. Continue to Philadelphia, the city of brotherly love and the youngest of 7 churches, and is referred to as the “ New Jerusalem “. Dinner and overnight at Hotel Ontur Izmir in Symirna.
  • 10 Day Greece Tour

      • Day 01. LAS VEGAS / ATLANTA/ATHENS

        Leave Las Vegas to Atlanta on Delta Airlines . Change planes to Athens..

      • Day 02. ATHENS

        Upon arrival in Athens, you will be met and transferred to the hotel, dinner and overnight.

      • DAY 03: ATHENS/PIRAEUS/MYKONOS

        Transfer to the port of Piraeus and board your cruise ship for a 4-day, 3- night cruise of the Aegean Sea. It is said that three days on the Aegean gives one a true sense of Greece’s layered history and a great respect for the God-given majesty of the Aegean’s breath-taking islands. The first port call is Mykonos, an island of beautiful beaches, secluded coves, dazzling white-washed houses, narrow paved streets and windmills which cover the island. Mykonos is also known for its churches – 365 of them dot the beautiful island. Return to the ship for dinner and overnight at sea.

      • DAY 04: PATMOS/KUSADASI (EPHESUS)

        You will have an early morning arrival at the port of Kusadasi (Ephesus). Disembark the ship and board your coach for a visit to the ancient city of Ephesus for a guided walking tour through one of the most magnificent excavated cities in the world. See the Odeon (concert hall), the Fountain of Trajan, the steam-heated Baths of Scolastika, the Temple of Hadrian and the latrians, the Library of Celsus and the Great Theatre of Ephesus where Paul preached. Return to your coach via the Arcadian Way where Marc Anthony and Cleopatra once rode in procession as newlyweds. Return to the ship for a short sail to the island of Patmos for a visit to the Monastery of St. John where the original gospel manuscript is on display. Then visit the Grotto of the Apocalypse where you see the silver niches in the wall that mark the pillow and ledge used as a desk by the author of the Book of Revelations as well as the three-fold crack made by the voice of God. Return to the ship for dinner and your overnight sailing to Crete.

      • DAY 05: CRETE/SANTORINI

        You will have an early morning arrival at the port of Heraklion (Crete) for a tour of Knossos, once the capital city of the prehistoric Minoan civilization. Enjoy a tour of the excavations of the Palace of King Minos and the surrounding area. Return to the ship for a short sail to the island of Santorini. Depart the ship by tender to Athenios Harbor to board your motorcoach for an uphill drive to the village of Oia. Enjoy free time exploring the city of Oia before returning to the ship for your overnight sail to Piraues.

      • DAY 06: ATHENS/CORINTH/MYCENEA/EPIDAURUS/ATHENS

        You will be met with the guide and driver at Piraeus and then you will drive to Corinth.
        You will have a tour of the Corinth Canal, the Ancient Corinth, the Excavations, and the Bema Seat. On to Mycenea and visit the remains of the ancient city, including the Lioness gate, the tomb of Agamemnon and the Palace. On to Epidaurus and visit the the ancient amphitheatre, famous for its remarkable acoustics. Dinner and overnight in Athens.

    • DAY 07 – METEORA/BEREA/THESSALONIKI

      Depart to Meteora and see the Byzantine Monasteries perched on 1,500 ft spires of rock and this is one of the most fascinating sights you will ever see, and they date back to the 14th century when the monks sought refuge there. On to Berea where Paul spoke at the synagogue and continue to Thessaloniki for dinner and overnight.

    • DAY 08 – THESSALONIKI/KAVALA/PHILIPPI

      Tour of Thessaloniki which is the largest town in Northern Greece, visit the Museum with the famous “Vergina Treasures “, the Byzantine churches and Roman ruins, then drive to Kavala, where Paul landed here with his disciples Timothy and Silas. Luke the Evangelist came here from Troas. See the Roman Aqueduct and the ruins of the Acropolis. Continue to Phillpi where Paul preached his first evangelical sermon and baptized the first Christians on European soil. See the crypt dating back from the Roman period which is thought to have served as a prison for St. Paul, the acropolis and the market place. Return to Thessaloniki for dinner and overnight.

    • DAY 09. THESSALONKI/ATHENS.

      Morning fly to Athens. Afternoon tour of Athens to include the Acropolis, Mars Hill and the Parthenon. Rest of the day free. Dinner and overnight.

    • DAY 10. ATHENS/LAS VEGAS

      Transfer to the airport for your flight back to Las Vegas.

Holy Land Tours

  • 8 Day Holy Land Tour

      • DAY 01 – HOMETOWN/FRANKFURT

        Depart your hometown to Frankfurt.

      • DAY 02 – FRANKFURT/TIBERIAS

        Arrive Frankfurt, and change planes to Tel Aviv. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Tiberias for dinner and overnight.
        overnight.

      • DAY 03- BOAT RIDE/CAPERNAUM/TABGHA/BANIAS/GOLAN HEIGHTS

        Begin your day with a boat ride across the Sea of Galilee from Tiberias to Capernaum where you will see an ancient synagogue and St. Peter’s house which was later converted to a church. Visit Tabgha with the Church of Peter’s Primacy and the ancient mosaic of the Loaves and Fishes. Go to the Mount of Beatitudes where the Sermon on the Mount is remembered and visit the excavations at Tel Hazor. Continue to Banias, formerly Caesarea Philippi, where Peter said “Thou art the Christ”, then over the Golan Heights. Return to your hotel in Tiberias for dinner and overnight.

      • DAY 04 – TIBERIAS/CANA/NAZARETH/MEGIDDO/JERUSALEM

        Depart to Cana where Jesus performed His first miracle and visit the Church of the Wedding. Continue to Nazareth to see the Church of the Annunciation, with Mary’s Well and the new Basilica. Continue to Megiddo, one of Solomon’s Chariot cities, to see the excavations and the Plain of Armageddon. Continue to your hotel in Jerusalem for dinner and overnight.

      • DAY 05 – MOUNT OF OLIVES/GETHSEMANE/KIDRON VALLEY/BETHLEHEM

        Drive to the Mount of Olives for a wonderful view of Jerusalem. See the Place of Ascension, the Pater Noster Church and the Palm Sunday road. See the Garden of Gethsemane at the foot of the hill, with its ancient olive trees and the Church of All Nations. Drive down the Kidron Valley to see the Pool of Siloam and the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu, built over the palace of the High Priest Caiaphas. Continue to Bethlehem to see the Church of the Nativity containing the cave-stable of Jesus’ birth. Return to your hotel in Jerusalem for dinner and overnight.

    • DAY 06 – JERICHO/QUMRAN/DEAD SEA/MASADA

      Depart to the Jordan River Valley and the ancient city of Jericho. Continue south along the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth, to Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found in 1947 to see the excavations done by the British School of Archaeology. Continue to Masada and ascend the ancient fortress by cable car. Visit the ruins of the fortress where from 70-73AD the Jewish defenders made the last stand of the Judean revolt against Rome. Return to your hotel in Jerusalem for dinner and overnight.

    • DAY 07 – OLD CITY/CHRISTIAN SHRINES/GARDEN TOMB

      Enter the Old City through the Dung Gate to visit the Western Wall. See the Pool of Bethesda where the angel ruffled the water, St. Anne’s Church, the traditional birthplace of Jesus’ mother, and the Rabbinical Tunnel. Continue down the Via Dolorosa, passing the Stations of the Cross, and come to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Depart the city through the bazaars and Jaffa Gate, and continue to the Garden Tomb. Visit the Upper Room and Mt. Zion. Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

    • DAY 08- JERUSALEM/TEL AVIV/HOMETOWN

      Transfer to the airport for your flight to Frankfurt, change planes to your hometown.

  • 10 Day Petra – Jerash – Israel Tour

      • DAY 01 – DEPARTURE CITY /FRANKFURT

        Depart your city to Frankfurt.

      • DAY 02 – FRANKFURT/TEL AVIV/NETANYA

        Arrive Frankfurt, change planes to Tel Aviv . Upon arrival you will be met and have a tour of Old Joppa. Dinner and overnight.

      • DAY 03 – TEL AVIV/CAESAREA/HAIFA//NAZARETH/CANA/TIBERIAS

        Depart to Caesarea to visit the Crusader’s Castle and restored Roman Amphitheatre from the time of Pilate and Paul’s imprisonment. Continue to Haifa and drive up Mt. Carmel for a panoramic view of the city and port, River Kishon and the Mediterranean. Drive to Nazareth and visit the Church of the Annunciation and Mary’s Well, then to Cana where Christ performed His first miracle. End the day at your hotel in Tiberias for dinner and overnight.

      • DAY 04 – BOAT RIDE/CAPERNAUM/MT. BEATITUDE/TSIPPORI/TIBERIAS

        Take a boat from Tiberias to Capernaum to see an ancient synagogue and Peter’s House which was later converted to a church. Visit Tabgha, site of the miracle of the Loaves and Fishes. Continue to the Mount of Beatitudes where the Sermon on the Mount is remembered. Proceed to Tsippori, a regional city at the time of Jesus, to see the mosaic floors. Return to your hotel in Tiberias for dinner and overnight.

      • DAY 05- BETH SHEAN/JERASH/AMMAN

        Depart to Beth Shean and visit the excavations. Then transfer to Sheikh Hussein bridge and cross into Jordan. Depart by bus to Jerash , the “CITY OF DECAPOLIS “, known as the Pompeii of the East for is extraordinary state of preservation ,and along the way cross River Jabbock where Jacob wrestled with the angel, and changed his name from Jacob to Israel. View the mountains of Gilead and continue to Jerash, one of the largest and most preserved Roman cities, and where Christ did cast the demons. As you approach the city, visitors are greeted by the imposing triple – arched gateway, built to honor the Emperor Hadrian’s arrival at Jerash in A.D. 129. Visit the Byzantine churches, the Roman Amphitheatre, and the Street of Columns, where the Chariots used to race. It is believed that Paul travelled through this city on his way to Damascus. Dinner and overnight in Amman.

      • DAY 06 – MT. NEBO /PETRA

        Depart to Mt. Nebo and see the Tomb of Moses and the site where he stood and viewed the Promised land. Then drive to Petra, correctly called the “eighth wonder of the world.” This entire city of rose-colored temples and amphitheatres is carved from the multi-hued rock cliffs which surround its hidden valley. From this city came the family of Herod the Great who slaughtered the infants of Bethlehem. You enter the city through a narrow passage, surrounded by colorful and beautiful 300 ft cliffs, and at the end of the Siq, you will see the impressive Treasury, hewn out of the solid rock from the side of the mountain, and it is about 140 feet high and 90 feet wide. See the Amphitheatre, city center, and the Monastery. Dinner and overnight in Petra.

      • DAY 07- JERICHO/QUMRAN/MASADA/JERUSALEM

        Depart Petra to Jericho. Tour of Jericho to include the excavations of the oldest city in the world. Drive along the shores of the Dead Sea to Masada, the last stronghold of Jewish resistance to the Romans. Take the cable car up to the site to see Herod’s palaces and the baths. Continue to Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. End the day at your hotel in Jerusalem for dinner and overnight.

      • DAY 08 – OLD CITY/TEMPLE AREA

        Enter the Old City and visit the Western Wall and Temple Area with the Al-Aqsa Mosque and Dome of the Rock. See the Pool of Bethesda where the angel ruffled the water and St. Anne’s Church, the traditional birthplace of Jesus’ mother. Visit the Rabbinical Tunnel, Mt. Zion, Upper Room and the Garden Tomb. Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

    • DAY09 – MOUNT OF OLIVES/GETHSEMANY/KIDRON VALLEY/BETHLEHEM/HERODIUM

      Drive to the Mount of Olives for a panoramic view of Jerusalem. See the place of Ascension, the Pater Noster Church, the Garden of Gethsemane, the Church of All Nations, and the Palm Sunday road. Drive down the Kidron Valley to see the Pool of Siloam, and the Church of St.
      Peter in Gallicantu. Continue to Bethlehem to see the Church of the Nativity and the cave-stable of Jesus’ birth. Stop at Herodium, visit the excavations and return to Jerusalem for dinner and overnight.

    • DAY 10 – FRANKFURT/ DEPARTURE CITY

      This morning transfer to the airport for your flight to Frankfurt. Change planes to your hometown.

  • 12 Day Holy Land – Greece

      • DAY 1- ATLANTA / FRANKFURT

        Depart Atlanta to Frankfurt.

      • DAY 2- FRANKFURT / TEL AVIV

        Arrive in Frankfurt and change planes to Tel Aviv. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

      • DAY 3- TEL AVIV / CAESAREA / TIBERIAS

        On the shores of the beautiful Mediterranean Sea visit Joppa from which Jonah took his famous sea journey and Peter had his historic vision. Continue to Caesarea (Maritime) where Pontius Pilate lived and Paul departed on his journeys to visit the noted Roman aqueducts and amphitheater. Visit Mt. Carmel where Elijah had his contest with the prophets of Baal. End today at your hotel in Tiberias for dinner and overnight.

      • DAY 04- BOAT RIDE/CAPERNAUM/TABGHA/BANIAS/GOLAN HEIGHTS

        Begin your day with a boat ride across the Sea of Galilee from Tiberias to Capernaum where you will see an ancient synagogue and St. Peter’s house which was later converted to a church. Visit Tabgha with the Church of Peter’s Primacy and the ancient mosaic of the Loaves and Fishes. Go to the Mount of Beatitudes where the Sermon on the Mount is remembered and visit the excavations at Tel Hazor. Continue to Banias, formerly Caesarea Philippi, where Peter said “Thou art the Christ”, then over the Golan Heights. Return to your hotel in Tiberias for dinner and overnight.

      • DAY 05 – TIBERIAS/CANA/NAZARETH/MEGIDDO/JERUSALEM

        Depart to Cana where Jesus performed His first miracle and visit the Church of the Wedding. Continue to Nazareth to see the Church of the Annunciation, with Mary’s Well and the new Basilica. Continue to Megiddo, one of Solomon’s Chariot cities, to see the excavations and the Plain of Armageddon. Continue to your hotel in Jerusalem for dinner and overnight.

      • DAY 06 – MOUNT OF OLIVES/GETHSEMANE/KIDRON VALLEY/BETHLEHEM

        Drive to the Mount of Olives for a wonderful view of Jerusalem. See the Place of Ascension, the Pater Noster Church and the Palm Sunday road. See the Garden of Gethsemane at the foot of the hill, with its ancient olive trees and the Church of All Nations. Drive down the Kidron Valley to see the Pool of Siloam and the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu, built over the palace of the High Priest Caiaphas. Continue to Bethlehem to see the Church of the Nativity containing the cave-stable of Jesus’ birth. Return to your hotel in Jerusalem for dinner and overnight.

      • DAY 07- JERICHO/QUMRAN/DEAD SEA/MASDA

        Depart to the Jordan River Valley and the ancient city of Jericho. Continue south along the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth, to Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found in 1947 to see the excavations done by the British School of Archaeology. Continue to Masada and ascend the ancient fortress by cable car. Visit the ruins of the fortress where from 70-73AD the Jewish defenders made the last stand of the Judean revolt against Rome. Return to your hotel in Jerusalem for dinner and overnight.

      • DAY 08 – OLD CITY/CHRISTIAN SHRINES/GARDEN TOMB

        Enter the Old City through the Dung Gate to visit the Western Wall. See the Pool of Bethesda where the angel ruffled the water, St. Anne’s Church, the traditional birthplace of Jesus’ mother, and the Rabbinical Tunnel. Continue down the Via Dolorosa, passing the Stations of the Cross, and come to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Depart the city through the bazaars and Jaffa Gate, and continue to the Garden Tomb. Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

      • DAY 09 – NEW CITY /JERUSALEM

        Today you visit sites associated with the New City including the Shrine of the Book Museum, the Upper Room, Mt. Zion and the Tomb of King David. Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

      • DAY 10- TEL AVIV / ATHENS / CORINTH

        Transfer to the airport for your flight to Athens. Depart by bus and travel the coastal road along the Saronic Gulf to the Corinth Canal which connects the Aegean and Ionian seas. Continue to Ancient Corinth, Paul’s beloved city and the site of his most extensive ministry where he set up the first Christian church. Visit the Bema (Judgment Seat) where Paul stood before Gallo and preached to the Corinthians, the Temple of Apollo and the ancient museum. Return to Athens to enjoy a leisure afternoon, followed by dinner and overnight at your hotel.

    • DAY 11- ATHENS

      Tour of Athens to include Acropolis, the Parthenon and Mars Hill, where Paul preached, and see the Agora (ancient market place).Time to visit the Plaka District as the rest of the day is at leisure. Continue to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

    • DAY 12 – ATHENS / ATLANTA

      Transfer to the airport and fly back to Atlanta.

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