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Daily Itinerary

Day 1 September 10- DEPART THE USA

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

Day 2 September 11- ATHENS, GREECE

You will arrive in Athens, Greece where you will be met by our representative and transferred to the Port of Piraeus to board the Celebrity Infinity.

Day 3 September 12- THESSALONIKI, GREECE

Discover Thessaloniki, where Paul was accused of turning the world upside down with his preaching of Christ (Acts 17: 3 -6). As you explore St. George’s Basilica, believed to be built over the synagogue where Paul preached, reflect on the two epistles the Apostle Paul wrote to the Thessalonian church here. Stroll through the archaeological museum and the beautiful basilicas of St. Sophia and St. Demetrios. St. Demetrios is dedicated to a distinguished Roman proconsul martyred for his Christian faith. Along the Via Egnatia stands the Galerius Arch, and you can look out over the second-largest city in Greece from the Old City Ramparts, some dating back to Roman times.

Day 4 September 13- EPHESUS (IZMIR, 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.

Day 5 September 14- 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. Walk through St. Sophia (Hagia Sophia), which was the largest church in Christendom for 1,000 years, built by Justinian (532-537 AD). The church has 107 columns, fossil-embedded, white marble floors, and beautiful glass mosaics. Today, it is the Museum of Byzantine Art. Enjoy the aroma of cinnamon, cloves, thyme, and other exotic spices as you explore the Spice Market. Shops sell everything from herbs to gold.

Day 6 September 15- ISTANBUL

Between 324 and 330 Emperor Constantine built "New Rome" on the edge of the Bosporos which would be renamed to Constantinople after him. Throughout his reign it was a Holy City waiting for the second coming of Jesus. After the formation of the formation of the Republic of Turkey in 1930 Istanbul got its current name. There's a new aura of excitement in Istanbul these days, as this center of the Ottoman empire has become one the world's focal points for art, fashion, and haute cuisine. Of course there's always an abundance of ancient monuments and grand mosques with stunning frescoes to see. Head to any park and you'll see why tulips have long been the symbol of this city. Explore more of Istanbul on own today or purchase a shore excursion. Shore excursions today can be booked directly through Norwegian and are not included.

Day 7 September 16 - MYKONOS, GREECE

Nestled in the heart of Greece’s Cyclades archipelago, Mykonos pulses with irrepressible energy. With its powder white houses and sparkling blue waters, the Island of the Winds is as colorful as the people who call the island home. You can walk narrow marble pathways laced with purple bougainvillea blooms or go cycling on two wheels past off-the-path Ano Mera village. Explore Greece’s maritime history at Armenistis Lighthouse and check out the Folklore Museum’s Mykonian ship models. At the end of the day, watch the sun burn out beyond an Aegean horizon from an open-air seaside taverna. Shore excursions today can be booked directly through Norwegian and are not included.

Day 8 September 17 –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 Norwegian and are not included.

Day 9 September 18- RHODES, GREECE

Paul visited Rhodes on his way to Jerusalem (Acts 21:1) and in the book of Ezekiel it is listed as one of the nations that traded with Tyre. 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 10 September 19- HERAKLION, GREECE

Visit Heraklion, Crete where Paul visited while being transported from Caesarea to Rome as a prisoner (Acts 27:7-15 ). Paul's Disciple Titus spent time during his ministry in Heraklion. Admire the remains of the ancient civilization, the city is guaranteed to delight and amaze you. Explore the 3000-year-old Palace of Knossos located south of Heraklion. The Palace of Knossos was the ceremonial and political center of the Minoan civilization. After exploring the Palace you will see the Venetian Loggia, the harmonious Morozini Fountain, and the 10th century Church of Agios Titos (St. Titus) which commemorates the appointment of Titus to oversee the Cretan church (Titus 1:5).

Day 11 September 20- DISEMBARKATION, CORINTH and ATHENS, GREECE

The Apostle Paul met fellow tentmakers Aquila and Priscilla in Corinth and received a vision from the Lord saying, “I am with thee, and no man shall set on thee to hurt thee: for I have much people in this city” (Acts 18:10). As Paul spoke, Crispus (chief ruler of the Synagogue) and many others believed and were baptized (Acts 18:8), establishing the church at Corinth to whom Paul later wrote his two epistles. Tour the city of Corinth and the Museum of Corinth. Then enjoy 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 as the Apostle Paul did when he proclaimed, “I found an altar with the inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom, therefore, ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you” (Acts 17:23). As you stroll the agora (ancient marketplace and center of Athenian public life), recall that this was where the Apostle Paul preached “Jesus and the resurrection” to the skeptical Athenians. Enjoy the evening on your own to shop, dine, or experience the Acropolis by night. Overnight in Athens

Day 12 September 21- ATHENS, GREECE

Transfer to airport to return home with a new understanding of the Apostle Paul's life and ministry. (required)

Enhance Your Journey

Rome Pre tour Starting from $1498

ROME PRE:

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 Carcalla and the Arch of Constantine today.  After touring, you return to your hotel.

Day 5 - Travel to Athens
Fly from Rome to Athens. Upon landing in Athens you will be transferred to the Port of Pireaus to board the Norwegian Viva.
 

Departure Dates

  1. Wednesday, September 10, 2025
    From $4998
Tour: TJ25 Code: V