11 Days of Biblical Discovery

 

SEPT. 17 & 18, 2018:
usa TO rOME

Your pilgrimage begins as you depart the USA and arrive in Rome. Time permitting, take a panoramic tour of the Eternal City before embarking on the luxurious Jewel of the Seas.

SEPT. 19, 2018:
Sicily, Italy (INCLUDED)

Explore Messina, a city rich in history, and the connecting point of the “Italian Boot.” In neighboring Taormina, climb to the mountaintop Greek Theater with its spectacular views of the Mediterranean and Mt. Etna. Enjoy a gelato while shopping or simply wander the streets with the occasional breathtaking view over the cliffs to the seaside below.

Taormina, Sicily

SEPT. 20, 2018:
AT SEA

SEPT. 21, 2018:
MYKONOS, GREECE (ON OWN)

Have a delightful day exploring the exceptional beauty and culture of the Greek island of Mykonos with its lovely bays and beaches, distinctive whitewashed structures, and cobblestone streets.
Shore excursions are booked through Royal Caribbean.

Mykonos, Greece

SEPT. 22, 2018:
ePHESUS, tURKEY (INCLUDED)

Drive to Ephesus, the marble city where Paul spent three years of his ministry. The ruins of Ephesus have been restored much like the city was in Paul’s time. You will visit the ancient Agora and view the Great Theater. View the terrace houses, also known as “the houses of the rich,” which give a true impression of the ancient lifestyle. Also, visit the Ephesus Archaeological Museum for a look at some of Ephesus’ most prized artifacts.

Ephesus, Turkey

SEPT. 23, 2018:
SANTORINI, GREECE (ON OWN)

Visit Santorini, one of the most beautiful of the Greek islands. Its picturesque whitewashed villages with brilliant blue domes dot the cliffs above 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.
Shore excursions are booked through Royal Caribbean.

Santorini, Greece

SEPT. 24, 2018:
ATHENS & CORINTH, GREECE (INCLUDED)

The architectural splendors of the ancient city of Athens are as magical as ever. View the world-renowned Acropolis, the Propylaea, and the Parthenon. Time permitting, view Mars Hill where Paul debated with the intellectual community of his day. Walk among the ruins of the Agora, the ancient market place and center of Athenian public life. You will view the Olympic Stadium, home of the Olympics. Travel to Corinth (Acts 18), a city that inspired St. Paul’s most familiar letter. You will visit the Archaeological Museum, the Market Place, and Temples. Walk among the ruins and stand on the Bema where Paul stood. Read Paul’s letter to the Corinthians and visualize his address to the Gentiles as he began the task of building Corinth’s church.

Athens, Greece

SEPT. 25, 2018:
AT SEA

SEPT. 26, 2018:
NAPLES & POMPEII, ITALY (INCLUDED)

Arrive in Naples, a dazzling city perched on a beautiful rock coast. Paul landed in the bay of Naples on his way to Rome. You can journey inland to ancient Pompeii, dating almost to the time of Paul, where you can see the spectacular ruins that were covered by ash from the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79. 

Pompeii, Italy

SEPT. 27, 2018:
ROME TO USA OR ROME POST-TOUR


 

ROME POST TOUR - $798

The Vatican, Rome, Italy

SEPT. 27, 2018:
ANCIENT ROME TOUR

Disembark this morning in Rome. Today, you will explore the many wonders of ancient Rome when you visit the magnificent Colosseum and the Pantheon. From the most sacred hill of ancient Rome, Campidoglio, you’ll view the Forum. You’ll also visit the Circus Maximus, the Arch of Titus, the famous Baths of Caracalla and the Arch of Constantine. You’ll see the Victor Emanuel Monument and the Monti Region, Rome’s most ancient neighborhood which spreads over three of her seven hills. In the afternoon, you’ll discover why Rome is also known as the “City of Love.” You’ll explore the romance of Rome as you climb the graceful Spanish Steps and stop at the famous Trevi Fountain. Legend says those who toss a coin into the fountain will one day return to Rome to toss another into the waters of Trevi. Check in to your hotel in Rome for dinner and overnight. 

Colloseum, Rome, Italy

SEPT. 28, 2018:
VATICAN CITY TOUR

Experience the glory of Christian Rome today as you visit the Vatican, home to one of the greatest museums in the world. Tour St. Peter’s Basilica and the Sistine Chapel with Michelangelo’s frescoes, now restored to their full, colorful glory. Tour the Catacombs of St. Sebastion, containing some of the only surviving examples of early Christian art.  In the 1840s, Pope Gregory XVI took steps to preserve the catacombs and their treasures. 

SEPT. 29, 2018:
RETURN TO USA