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3 Continent Cruise


10 Day Program
Price Per Person: from $2059.00
(Special Group Rates Available)
Cruise Only from $1175


Day 1: Departure 
Our Mediterranean adventure begins with an overnight flight to Athens.

Day 2: Arrival Athens & Free Time 
Arrive in Greece and transfer to our hotel. We will be staying in the ancient city of Athens tonight. Upon arriving at our hotel, we will have time to unpack, freshen up and enjoy a sumptuous meal.

Day 3: Athens & Cruise Departure 
In the morning we will begin by enjoying a wonderful breakfast, then taking a full tour of Athens. We will see the Agora where Paul entered into discussions preaching Jesus and the resurrection to the ancient Athenians. Mars Hill is nearby where Paul was brought before the counsel so they could hear ore of the new doctrine, he was preaching. A guided tour of the national Museum is another highlight to see significant archeological finds from centuries past. Other sites of interest include the Olympic Stadium, Adrian's Arch, the Acropolis and Parthenon. This evening we will board our ship for the Mediterranean cruise. We will overnight on the ship.

Day 4: Santorini 
This morning we will stop at the island of Santorini. This is perhaps the most breathtaking of all the Greek islands. The town with its white-washed houses, narrow streets and open-air cafes clings to a steep cliff accessible by cable-car or mule. In nearby Akrotiri recent excavations support the theory Santorini might be the fabled lost continent of Atlantis. In the afternoon we will return to the ship to enjoy dinner as we cruise towards our next destination. We will overnight on board.

Day 5: Egypt/Pyramids & Sphinx 
A full day of sightseeing will include the famous Pyramids of Cheops, Khefren & Mycerinus, the Spinx, and the Valley Temple. A stop will be made at the Khan El Khalili Bazaar for unusual craft items before we will re-board our ship.

Day 6: Israel 
After cruising the Eastern Mediterranean through the night we will arrive in Israel (at the port of Ashdod). Here you will take a day tour of Jerusalem and Bethlehem, where you will walk the Via Dolorosa, the way of sorrows where Jesus carried his cross. Along this tour also you can see the Western Wall, the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and the Church of the Nativity. We return to the ship in the early evening to continue our voyage.

Day 7: Rhodes 
We will arrive midday at the Isle of Rhodes. This beautiful "Island of roses" has a rich history. Here the ancient acropolis is dedicated to the mythic goddess Athena, and nearby is the bay where Paul landed during his missionary journeys. Here also crusaders held the medieval city of Rhodes until defeated by the Ottoman Turks who in turn held the city for 400 years, influencing its appearance with mosques, minarets and a Turkish Bath. Boarding our ship in the early evening, we depart for our next destination.

Day 8: Istanbul 
At midday we will arrive in our next port of call, the cosmopolitan city of Istanbul, Turkey's jewel on the Bosporus. The blend of East and West in this city has resulted in some of the most magnificent architecture in the world, including the Hagia Sofia and the Blue Mosque. At the Topkapi museum the treasures of the Ottoman empire are on view. Bargain for your own treasures in one of the Grand Bazaar's 5,000 shops. In the evening rejoin the ship as we depart for our next destination.

Day 9: Ephesus 
In the morning we will disembark on the Turkish mainland at the city of Kusadasi. In this area you may tour the ruins of the famous biblical city of Ephesus. Walk down rutted streets of marble through history itself. See the library of Celsus and the great amphitheater where Paul was arrested and cast out of the city. Here also John cared for Mary, mother of Jesus, and from the nearby island of Patmos guided the churches of Asia Minor and also wrote the Book of Revelation. In the afternoon our ship departs for the island of Mykonos. We arrive for an evening of sightseeing on this quintessential Greek island. Hundreds of tiny chapels dot the island, and sheep graze in the shadow of white-washed windmills. Enjoy the sunset over the picturesque harbor, then return to the ship for dinner and our final night on board as we sail back to Athens.

Day 10: Corinth 
This morning we will arrive on the Greek mainland. We will depart by coach for the city of Corinth. Shortly before arriving at the city we will stop at the Corinthian Canal, a construction involving an excavation of 260 ft. in depth and done between 1882-1883. The engineering skill and intellect of these people are evident in the water systems that still flow from ancient to modern day. Walk along the stone streets where Paul once walked as he nurtured this city's mission church. We will return to our hotel in Athens for the night.

Day 11: Delphi 
This morning we will travel by coach to Delphi, the ancient sanctuary of Apollo. Here we can see the Temple of Apollo and Castalia Springs as well as their marvelous museum, home of the world-famous "Charioteer," a bronze statue so delicate that you can even see the individual eyelashes. We will then return to our hotel in Athens for the night.

Day 12: Homeward Bound
This morning we will depart for our return flight to the United States. Having traveled through this area of Biblical renown, you will most certainly return refreshed and invigorated in spirit.

Cruise Only Prices - from $1175.00

Package Prices:
Inside Cabin from $2059 (regular $3827)
Outside Cabin from $2306 (regular $4146)
Lowest prices based on November departures.

Price Includes: Superior 1st class ship accommodations, Athens 3 night deluxe package with sightseeing and breakfasts, air fare.

Not Included: side tours of ports (available at a great discount when purchased in advance as a group), gratuities on board, air taxes (Approx. $62), port taxes of $175.

 

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