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Daily Itinerary

Day 1 DEPART THE USA

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

Day 2 ARRIVE IN ROME

You will arrive in Rome, Italy where you will be met by our representative and transfer to the Port of Civitavecchia to board the Odyssey of the Seas. *Guest not purchasing air through EO will have to purchase transfers to be included in group transfer.

Day 3 POMPEII (NAPLES), 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 4 AT SEA

At Sea

Day 5 SANTORINI, GREECE

Arrive 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. Shore excursions today can be booked directly through Royal Caribbean and are not included.

Day 6 EPHESUS (KUSADASI), TURKIYE

Ephesus is one of the Seven Churches of Revelation and 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 the 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.

Day 7 RHODES, GREECE

Get the real authentic Rhodes experience by exploring it on foot. Your walking tour will begin in picturesque Old Town, where you will pass through and learn all about the agora and Collachium, where the Knights of St. John of Jerusalem lived and worked. Marvel at the stunning churches, exquisite Jewish quarter, the Inns of Knights, and the Palace of Grand Masters. You will then tour the palace interior and down the Street of Knights — its path paved with impressive marble and mosaics. Then, it’s on to the Hospital of Knights museum, where you’ll learn all about the ins and outs of this majestic town. Afterwards, stop for a refreshment in a local café. Exploring Rhodes on foot will inevitably leave a lasting impression on you.

Day 8 PAPHOS & CURIUM (LIMASSOL), CYPRUS

Take the coastal route through the Phassouri citrus groves and vineyards to the ancient city-kingdom of Curium with its well-preserved mosaics in the house of Eustolios, its theatre and basilica. Continue to the legendary birthplace Aphrodite, where the goddess rose from the waves. In Pafos visit to the beautiful mosaics in the house of Dionysos as well as the shortly excavated House of Aeon which are considered among the finest in the Eastern Mediterranean. See St. Paul’s Pillar where according to tradition the Saint was tied and whipped by the Romans and the fishing harbour near the medieval fort. Wander around the old fishing harbor. On the way back there will be a stop at Yeroskipou for a visit to the church of St. Paraskevi, a basilica surmounted by five domes forming a cross and has beautiful mural paintings dated mainly to the 15th century.

Day 9 JERUSALEM (ASHDOD), ISRAEL

Journey to Jerusalem to stand upon the Mt. of Olives and view the city as Jesus did. See the Ancient olive trees of the Garden of Gethsemane. Wander the Old City to view the Pool of Bethesda, and walk along the Via Dolorosa. Step inside the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, built over the sites of the crucifixion and the resurrection.

Day 10 GALILEE (HAIFA), ISRAEL

Venture inland to the Sea of Galilee to stand on the Mount of Beatitudes, where Jesus preached (Matthew 5). AT Tabgha, the traditional location of the feeding of 5,000, you'll visit the Church of the Fish and the Loaves (Luke 9). On the shores of the Sea of Galilee is the Chapel of the Primacy of St. Peter, where three times Peter professed his devotion to the risen Christ (John 21) From there, travel to Capernaum where Jesus called Peter, Andrew, James, John (Matt. 4) and later Matthew to be disciples.

Day 11 AT SEA

At Sea

Day 12 CHANIA

Delve into a Cretan cultural experience that includes guided sightseeing at Lake Kournas, the Arkadi Monastery and the bustling town of Rethymnon. First stop is at Lake Kournas, where you'll savor a delicious treat of traditional cheese pie with honey, among white sands and ancient olive trees. Next up is a tour of the fortress-like monastery, whose history dates to Byzantine times. Finish with a stroll through distinctively ancient yet distinctly modern Rethymnon. Shore excursions today can be booked directly through Royal Caribbean and are not included.

Day 13 AT SEA

At Sea

Day 14 ROME (CIVITAVECCHIA), ITALY

Disembark the Odyssey of the Seas and transfer to airport to return home with a new understanding of the Bible. (required)

Enhance Your Journey

Rome Pre Tour Starting from $1498

Day 1 - Depart the USA
Your pilgrimage begins as you depart the USA on your international overnight flight.

Day 2 - Arrive in Rome
Today you will arrive in Rome, Italy where you will be met by our representative and travel along the Appian Way. Step beneath the surface into the Catacombs of Callixtus, built along the Appian Way. Here 16 Popes from the 2nd through 4th Centuries were interred, though they have been removed to various churches over the centuries. Check in to your hotel this evening and enjoy dinner and rest.

Day 3 - Vatican City & Christian Rome
Visit the Vatican, and explore its museum. Marvel at the beauty of St. Peter’s Basilica, and stand in awe of Michaelangelo’s frescoes in the Sistine Chapel. Next on to the Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls. The present structure stands over the place where Constantine built the first church over Saint Paul’s grave. The church features a portrait of every Pope that has served the church. Climb the graceful Spanish Steps and stop at the famous Trevi Fountain before returning to your hotel this evening. 

Day 4 - Ancient Rome
Discover the history woven throughout Rome with visits to the Colosseum, the Pantheon, the Forum, Circus Maximus, the Arch of Titus, the Baths of Caracalla and the Arch of Constantine today. After touring, you will be transferred to the Port of Civitavecchia to board the Odyssey of the Seas.
 

Turkiye Post Tour Starting from $1798

Day 1 - Fly to Istanbul
Fly from Rome to Istanbul and check in to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 2 – Istanbul
The bejeweled capital of Istanbul sits between two continents and is home to 450 mosques. You will visit the famous Blue Mosque with its six minarets and sparkling interior. You will also visit the Topkapi Palace, once home to royal Sultans. Inside, you will see the fabled jewels of the Treasury, delicate displays of Chinese porcelain in the Kitchen Quarters, and the provocative Harem Quarters. Walk through Hagia Sophia, which was the largest church in Christendom for 1000 years, built by Justinian (532-537 AD).  The church has 107 columns; fossil imbedded white marble floors, and beautiful glass mosaics. Enjoy the aroma of cinnamon, cloves, thyme, and other exotic spices as you explore the Grand Bazaar. Over 4000 shops sell everything from herbs to gold. Fly to Cappadocia area this evening for dinner and overnight.

Day 3 – Cappadocia
Drive to Cappadocia and visit the Zelve Valley. As you drive through Cappadocia,  enjoy some free time at various photo stops in this magnificent landscape full of fairy chumneys. Visit the Goreme open air Museum before returning to your hotel.

Day 4 – Cappadocia/Istanbul
You can take an optional hot air balloon ride over Cappadocia this morning for an additional fee. Fly this afternoon to Istanbul. Enjoy a cruise on the Bosphorus River cruise. Then check in to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 5 - Return to the USA
Transfer to the airport for your return flight to the USA.   
 

Departure Dates

  1. Monday, September 8, 2025
    From $4899 Registration closed
Tour: TB25 Code: Y