What’s Included

  • All Inclusive Pricing
  • Deluxe A/C Motor Coaches
  • Fuel Surcharges and Gov't Taxes
  • International Airfare from NY
  • Meals on Ship
  • Port Charges
  • Select Shore Excursions
  • Cruise

Additional Baggage & Optional fees may apply.


Daily Itinerary

Day 1 June 4 – DEPART USA

Your pilgrimage begins as you depart the USA on your international overnight flight.

Day 2 June 5 – ARRIVE IN ROME

You will arrive in Rome, Italy where you will be met by our representative and transferred the Port of Civitavecchia to board the Explorer of the Seas. (D)

Day 3 June 6 – AT SEA

Day 4 June 7 - CHANIA (SOUDA), CRETE, GREECE

Explore Crete on your own today or delve into a Cretan cultural experience by visiting Lake Kournas, the Arkadi Monastery or the bustling town of Rethymnon on an optional excursion. (B,L,D) Shore excursions today will be booked directly through Royal Caribbean

Day 5 June 8 - MYKONOS

Arrive today at the world-famous Greek Island of Mykonos, where gleaming white-washed buildings seem to climb atop each other to reach the azure sky. Admire its many hills dotted with iconic windmills. Explore the island on your own or join one of the optional excursions available for purchase onboard. (B,L,D) Shore excursions today will be booked directly through Royal Caribbean

Day 6 June 9 - SANTORINI

Dock in Santorini today, one of the most beautiful of the Greek islands where picturesque whitewashed villages topped with brilliant blue domes stand in stark contrast to the sheer drop cliffs overlooking 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. Explore the island on your own or join one of the optional excursions available for purchase onboard. (B, L, D) Shore excursions today will be booked directly through Royal Caribbean

Day 7 June 10 - EPHESUS

Ephesus, the audience for one of Paul's epistles and one of the Seven Churches of Revelation, was once a bustling port town graced with wide, colonnade-bordered streets and a population of 250,000. Although spectacular excavations have revealed much of the glory of ancient Ephesus, including the huge Agora and Library, much has been lost. The ancient world once declared the Temple of Artemis to be one of the Seven Wonders of the World but today, only a single column remains to mark its site. View the terrace houses, also known as "the houses of the rich," which give a true impression of ancient lifestyle. Explore the Museum of Ephesus for an up-close look at ancient artifacts. You will have time to explore on your own and recreate some of the footsteps of Paul. (B,L,D)

Day 8 June 11 – ATHENS & CORINTH

Discover the rich architectural splendor of the ancient city of Athens as your guide introduces you to the world-renowned Acropolis, the Propylaea, the Parthenon and the Erectheum. Stand on Mars Hill and stroll the Agora (ancient market place and center of Athenian public life), where the apostle Paul preached to and addressed the skeptical Athenians. This afternoon tour the city of Corinth, where the apostle Paul met fellow tentmakers, Aquila and Priscilla and established the church at Corinth to whom Paul later wrote his two epistles. Discover the Archaeological Museum, Marketplace and Temples. As you walk among the ruins, stand on the Bema, where the apostle Paul stood before Gallio to face charges brought against him. (B, L, D)

Day 9 June 12 – AT SEA

Day 10 June 13 – POMPEII

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. (B, L, D)

Day 11 June 14 – RETURN TO USA.

Disembark this morning and transfer to Rome for your return flight.

Enhance Your Journey

Rome Post Tour $898

June 14: 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. (B,D)

June 15 - The Vatican
Christianity came late in Rome’s long history, conquering and changing the city in a way few other invaders have. Experience the glory of Christian Rome today as you visit the Vatican, home to one of the greatest museums in the world. And, of course, tour St. Peter’s Basilica and the Sistine Chapel with Michelangelo’s frescoes, now restored to their full, color glory. Tour the Catacombs of St. Sebastino. The catacombs contain some of the only surviving examples of early Christian art. In the 1840’s, Pope Gregory XVI took steps to preserve the catacombs and their treasures. (B,D)

June 16 - Return to USA
Return home with a new understanding of the Apostle Paul's life and ministry.

 

 

Departure Dates

  1. June 4, 2020
    From $3998
Tour: TJ20 Code: C