What’s Included

  • All Inclusive Pricing
  • Deluxe A/C Motor Coaches
  • Fuel Surcharges and Gov't Taxes
  • International Airfare
  • Entrance and Program Fees
  • Live Audio Headsets
  • Guided Tours
  • Meals on Ship
  • Port Charges
  • Select Shore Excursions
  • Study Guide
  • Cruise
  • Overseas Transfers

Additional Baggage & Optional fees may apply.


Daily Itinerary

Day 1 Depart the USA

Your pilgrimage begins as you depart the USA.

Day 2 Arrive in Rome

Upon arrival and time permitting, take a panoramic tour of the Eternal City before embarking on the luxurious Jewel of the Seas.

Day 3 Taormina, Italy

Explore 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.

Day 4 Valletta, Malta

Travel to St. Paul's Bay to see the traditional site of Paul's shipwreck and view St. Paul's island from there. Embark on a narrated tour of Valletta, capital of Malta and a city replete with medieval charm and extravagantly grand architecture. No exploration would be complete without a visit to Valletta’s crowning jewel, St. John’s Co-Cathedral. This baroque masterpiece was commissioned in 1572 by Grand Master Jean de la Cassiere for the Knights of St John. In fact, several Knights donated gifts of art to ensure it was adorned with only the finest works. Enjoy a little free time to explore the area’s charming shops and cafes before returning to the ship.

Day 5 At Sea

Relax for a day at sea aboard the Jewel of the Seas. Enjoy our guest lecture series, exclusive to ETS guests.

Day 6 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.

Day 7 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.

Day 8 Athens & Corinth, Greece

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.

Day 9 At Sea

Relax for a day at sea aboard the Jewel of the Seas. Enjoy our guest lecture series, exclusive to ETS guests.

Day 10 Pompeii, Italy

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.

Day 11 Ancient Rome

Disembark this morning in Rome. History is woven through the streets and neighborhoods of Rome as in no other city. Today you’ll 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 view 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. Our last stop of the day is the Basilica of St. Paul’s Outside the Walls, housing the Tomb of St. Paul the Apostle, affectionately known as the Apostle of the Gentiles. 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.

Day 12 Return to USA

Return to USA

Departure Dates

  1. May 19, 2019
    From $3998
Tour: TC19 Code: B