2ND & 3RD Missionary Journeys of Paul on the Celebrity Infinity | Sept 27, 2024
Join us for 9 Nights Aboard Celebrity Infinity seeing Greece and Turkiye for a 2ND & 3RD Missionary Journeys of Paul starting at $4798* on September 27, 2024. You will arrive in Athens, and transfer to Piraeus to embark on the Infinity. You will see Santorini, Kusadasi, Ephesus Site, Museum of Ephesus, Mykonos, Volos, Thessaloniki, St. George's Basilica, Archaeological Museum, St. Sophia, St. Demetrios, Via Egnatia, Galerus Arch, Old City Ramparts, Kavala, and much more!
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Day 1 September 27 – Depart USA
Your pilgrimage begins as you depart the USA on your international overnight flight.
Day 2 September 28 – Arrive in Athens
You will arrive in Athens, Greece, where you will be met by our representative and transferred to the port to board the Celebrity Infinity.
Day 3 September 29 – At Sea
Day 4 September 30 – Santorini, Greece
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 on board. Shore excursions today will be booked directly through Celebrity and are not included.
Day 5 October 1 – Kusadasi, Turkey
Visit 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 a up close look at ancient artifacts. You will have time to explore on your own and recreate some of the footsteps of Paul.
Day 6 October 2 – Mykonos, Greece
Arrive today at the world-famous Greek Island of Mykonos, where gleaming whitewashed 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 on board. Shore excursions today will be booked directly through Celebrity and are not included.
Day 7 October 3 – Volos, Greece
Located at the foot of Mt. Pelion, Volos is an important bridge between Europe and Asia. This lively seaside destination offers local cultural activities, museums, cafes, and restaurants. Shore excursions today will be booked directly through Celebrity and are not included.
Day 8 October 4 – 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, where you can look out over the second-largest city in Greece from the Old City Ramparts, some dating back to Roman times.
Day 9 October 5 – Kavala, Greece
Visit Philippi, where Paul, intending to find a place to pray by the riverside, spoke to women who had gathered there, among whom was Lydia, the seller of purple and whose heart the Lord opened to hear the words that he spoke. Lydia was the first Christian to be baptized on European soil. Visit the place where this event is remembered and see a crypt dating from the Roman period, which is thought to have served as a prison for the Apostle Paul. See the famous Acropolis, the marketplace, the basilica, and the theater.
Day 10 October 6 – At Sea
Day 11 October 7 – Athens & Corinth, Greece
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 Erechtheum. Stand on Mars Hill as the Apostle Paul did when he proclaimed, “I found an altar with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you.” 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. Also, see the House of Parliament, the Presidential Palace, and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. This afternoon, tour the city of Corinth, where the Apostle Paul met fellow tentmakers Aquila and Priscilla 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.” As Paul spoke, Crispus (chief ruler of the synagogue) and many others believed and were baptized, establishing 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 by the Jews.
Day 12 October 8 – Return to USA
Return to USA
Friday, September 27, 2024From $4798