“Because this is a tour designed just for Lone Star Cowboy Church, we have some special additions that make our trip even more unique: Study Guide/Travel Journal to use before, during and after our trip; Daily gatherings with the leaders of our church; We will see where Apostle Paul and others came to Greece and Turkey to preach on Christianity. All these experiences and more will bring the Bible to life. And a special visit with our very own Missionaries in Greece."

Itinerary subject to change while touring for the best interest of the group.

Day 1 - Wednesday, September 19, 2018: Departure from US
This evening we embark on our Journey to the lands of ancient treasures and Christian history with an overnight flight to Athens. Prepare yourself for a life-changing experience. Get some rest on the flight...tomorrow you will be walking where the apostles walked!

Day 2 - Thursday, September 20, 2018: Arrive Athens
We arrive in Athens and check into our hotel. You will have the remainder of the day free to relax or take a stroll along the streets of Athens to enjoy the flavor of the city.

Day 3 - Friday, September 21, 2018: Tour to Corinth and Mycenae
This morning we travel west with a rest stop and photos at the Corinth Canal. We then travel to the ancient city of Corinth, another treat for the New Testament scholar. Corinth is the city that inspired many of Paul's most familiar letters. See the Archaeological Museum, the Market Place, the Bema, and the Temples. To enjoy a devotional in the midst of the ruins of the church of Corinth and see the pillars, steps, and public worship place where Paul preached will enhance your understanding and love of I & II Corinthians. The ruins of this important cultural center are fascinating as we walk along the stone path that the Apostle Paul walked. The engineering skill and intellect of these people are evident in the water systems that still flow from ancient to modern day. After the visit to ancient Corinth we travel to Mycenae where the remains of the ancient city date back to the Bronze Age to see the famous Lionesse Gate, the Tomb of Agamennon in the shape of a Beehive, and many other sites before we return east to Athens to our hotel, followed by dinner.

Day 4 - Saturday, September 22, 2018: Athens touring
Today we will tour the sites around Athens.
• Agora: ruins of the Ancient Marketplace
• Temple of Hephaistos
• Agora museum
• The church of the Holy Apostles
• Temple of Olympian Zeus
• Panathanaic Stadium
• Plaka
• Arch of Hadrian
Dinner at the hotel

Day 5 - Sunday, September 23, 2018: Athens touring
Today we will tour additional sites around Athens.
• Acropolis
• Parthenon
• Erectheum
• Theatre of Dionysus
• New Acropolis Museum
• Changing of the Guards at the Parliament (Sunday only at 11:00 AM)
• Areopagus
Dinner at the hotel

Day 6 - Monday, September 24, 2018: Embark cruise – Mykonos
We sail this morning from Athens to the quaint isle of Mykonos, called the island of windmills. Experience the waterfront lined with shops and cafes and then stroll the charming walkways through a maze of whitewashed buildings before returning to the ship for dinner.

Day 7 - Tuesday, September 25, 2018: Cruise – Ephesus and Patmos
Docking in Turkey, enjoy a tour of Ephesus, the city of the Bible and one of the largest restorations still in progress with miles of ancient treasures. Ephesus was once a thriving port town of 250,000 people. Today you can still see the spectacular excavations of the major streets in this ancient city. You can view the Library, Agora, Temple of Artemis and view the Basilica of St. John. The basilica is believed to be the site of the grave of John. From here we'll also enjoy a panoramic view of the area. This afternoon we visit the Isle of Patmos, under statutory protection as a historic monument. Here we have a tour to see the fortified monastery of St. John and the cave claimed to be where John received the Revelation. Back on the ship, enjoy the dinner before settling in to your cabin for the night.

Day 8 - Wednesday, September 26, 2018: Cruise – Rhodes
After breakfast we will visit Rhodes. This ancient fortified city was built by the Knights of St. John and is rich in Roman and Greek culture. Stroll down the Street of the Knights to the market area for shopping and a wonderful Greek lunch. Here we have a half day tour on the island. Again we return to the ship for dinner.

Day 9 - Thursday, September 27, 2018: Cruise – Crete & Santorini
Crete is the largest and the most rugged of the Greek islands. Take a tour to Heraklion and the fantastic ruins of the Palace of Knossos. Discovered in 1899 and partially reconstructed, the elaborate Palace is believed to be the mythical Labyrinth of King Minos and the seat of ancient Minoan culture. This afternoon visit the island of Santorini which is perhaps the most breathtaking of all the Greek Islands. The town of Thira where white-washed houses, narrow streets, open-air cafes and glittering boutiques cling to steep cliffs, is accessible by foot path, cable-car or mule. We will enjoy a tour of a monastery. Then the tour continues its passage toward the north. In Oia you will have plenty of time to stroll through the marble-paved alleys, and become acquainted with the characteristic buildings (carved into the rocks), the unusual captains’ manors, and the settlement Ammoudi at the foot of the caldera. Again we return to the ship for dinner.

Day 10 - Friday, September 28, 2018: Disembark Cruise – Free Day in Athens, Farewell Dinner
We disembark the cruise this morning and travel to Athens for a free day in the city. Check into our hotel this afternoon. Farewell dinner at an Athens area restaurant.

Day 11 - Saturday, September 29, 2018: Homeward Bound
We transfer to the airport for our flight back to the USA.

Price Per Person:

Single Supplement:

$3,550.00*

*Includes air from Houston. Flight upgrades available.

$759.00

Information & Reservations:

Pastor Darla Weaver & Pastor Rob Matchett | 936-597-5742 | robm@lonestar.tv

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Tour pricing is based on double occupancy and a minimum of 25 passengers.

Standard outside cabin: + $150.00 for double or $225.00 for single occupancy
Superior outside cabin: + $250.00 for double or $375.00 for single occupancy

Included
Roundtrip air from Houston including air taxes, 4 nights aboard cruise ship in standard inside cabin, 5 nights lodging at 4/5 star Greece hotel, breakfast, lunches and dinner daily at hotels, all meals on the cruise, farewell dinner at Athens restaurant on Day 10, 6 shore excursions from cruise ship, Non-alcoholic drink package while on cruise ship, full time English speaking tour guide on land tour, full time cruise escort for cruise portion of tour, tips to guides, drivers and hotel staff, Cruise port taxes and fuel surcharges, services of air conditioned deluxe motor coach as appear on itinerary, all guides, entrances, touring and transportation as appears on itinerary, baggage handling at hotels (one piece).

Not Included
Drinks with meals, shore excursions from cruise except as noted above, optional travel insurance, optional credit card payments (additional 3% of total bill)