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Join us for a one-of-a-kind Christian cruise and tour combining the life-impacting Biblical sites of Greece, Israel, Cyprus and Turkey with the comfort and convenience of a luxurious boutique Mediterranean cruise. This cruise tour begins and ends in Athens and includes 3 days in Israel including an overnight inside the Old City walls, 2 full days in Jerusalem, visits to each of the Seven Churches of Revelation in the New Testament, a visit to Paul’s Cyprus and a private exclusive tour of the small island of Patmos where John received the book of Revelation. The cruise/tour starts at only $2,999 quad occupancy, $3,199 triple or $3,569 double occupancy and includes all tours, transfers and meals. There is a low airfare of $499 from most cities. A pre-tour of Corinth and Athens is also offered that departs the US on October 12.

This is a private Christian cruise group with specific Bible teachers and leaders. The cruise includes all tours, including shore excursions, meals, hotels, transfers, tips and teachings. We begin the tour at the Acropolis and Parthenon of Athens. We will hear Paul’s Mars Hill sermon, taught by a teacher standing on the very rock where Paul, himself stood. We walk where Jesus walked, spend time in Capernaum, have baptisms in the Jordan River, have a lovely fish lunch with praise and worship on the Sea of Galilee and more. In order to maximize our time and have the full Jerusalem experience, we will spend the night in a lovely stone, Lutheran-owned guest house that overlooks the Dome of the Rock and Temple Mount. After Israel, we travel to Cyprus and then three different ports in Turkey so that we can experience Paul’s journeys to the Seven Churches of Revelation plus lesser visited sights of Perge and Side. After Turkey we visit the quaint islands of Greece (including the Apostle John’s Patmos) and then back into Athens.

While we are in Jerusalem we will share communion in the lovely Garden Tomb. We will look over the Valley of Armageddon, and, we will walk through Capernaum and the many of the Sea of Galilee where Jesus based His ministry. Special to our tour of Israel is waking up to a glorious morning to enjoy coffee overlooking the Old City as we study the Word of God together. This trip is so impacting for Christians that you’ll never again read your Bible in the same way. We will also walk the ancient streets of Paul’s Ephesus, the jewel of the Mediterranean. We will also have an exclusive visit to the tiny island of Patmos and travel up to the cave where John received the Book of Revelation. We end with a precious and relaxing visit to the island of Mykonos with its beautiful beaches and stark standing windmills. Join us! Please see the day to day itinerary or request a full brochure today.

Day Description
Oct. 14 Depart various home cities, meeting the group in New York, Atlanta or Athens, Greece.
Oct. 15 Arrive Athens, enjoy a teaching at Mars Hill, walk up the Parthenon for a tour of this ancient acropolis and join the ship early in the afternoon. We will have an early welcome dinner together to celebrate our departure. BLD
Oct. 16 This is a free day aboard ship for praise, worship, Bible study and relaxation.  A special study on the Seven Churches of the Apocalypse will be presented in stages starting today. Enjoy the fabulous spas and pools that the ship has to offer. BLD
Oct. 17 We arrive at the port city of Haifa. Disembarking, we will enjoy a tour of Jesus’ Galilee, Capernaum, and the Mt. of Beatitudes. Enjoy a boat trip on the Sea of Galilee with lunch. We will have an opportunity for a special baptism. Continue to Jerusalem this evening. BLD
Oct. 18 We will be in Jerusalem for the next two days.  The first day, we will tour the Jewish Quarter, Dome of the Rock, Wailing Wall and the Rabbinical Tunnels and so much more! Transfer to our quaint, Christian hotel located inside the rock walls of the Old City of Jerusalem. We will have dinner together and then enjoy praise and worship on the terrace of the lovely inn. BLD
Oct. 19 This special morning, worship together overlooking the Golden Gate. This will be a full day of touring that includes the Mount of Olives, the Garden of Gethsemane, Via Dolorosa, Golgotha, Caiphas’ House and finally ending at the Garden Tomb for communion. We re-board the ship tonight. BLD
Oct. 20 Arrive on Cyprus today. We have a tour of ancient Salamis where Paul and Barnabas landed (Acts 13:5 ) We also visit the monastery that houses many icons of both Paul and Barnabas. We learn of the Knights Templar’s life on this island after their time in Jerusalem. This evening, while aboard ship we focus on the teachings on the Footsteps of Paul and the importance of the Seven churches even as they relate to our lives today. BLD
Oct. 21 We will arrive in the pretty Mediterranean port of Antalya in Turkey today. The town has a Jewish community that we will visit along with a quaint walled Christian community that they say was due in part to Paul’s great sermons. The community is still alive today! “From Perga, Paul and Barnabas went down to Attalia and sailed from there to Antioch after preaching in Psidia and Pamphylia”, Acts 14:25-26. Today, our Biblical tour visits Side, Aspendos, Perge and also the Manavgat Waterfalls – enjoyed by its many European vacationers. Return to the ship this evening. BLD
Oct. 22 Today we arrive in Marmaris in Turkey. We have a leisurely morning today – breakfast on the ship’s terrace overlooking the city. We take our travel bag off the ship for 2 nights so we can study the Seven Church sites. Our first stop today is Laodicea where the church members in Revelation 3:14-22, were chastised for not being warm nor hot and for incorporating pagan beliefs. We also visit Hierapolis today and visit Denizli. We have a wonderful overnight stay at Pamukkale where the unique hot springs that cascade down natural terraces will provide us with a unique experience. The comparison of the hot springs and the scripture will come alive as we enjoy the soaking at our hotel. We have a lively dinner tonight, too. BLD
Oct. 23 Today we visit the churches at Philadelphia. Revelation reveals that Christ told those who overcame that he would write upon them “the name of My God, and the name of the city of My God, which is the New Jerusalem.” We will continue to Sardis, the church community of which Revelation says Christ told them that “I know thy works, that thou hast a name, that thou livest and art dead.” Here we will see the impressive Temple of Artemis. This afternoon continue on to Thyitira – which tolerated the prophetess compared to Jezebel and then to Pergamon. We will visit the Red Basilica, walk through the medical Asclepion and visit the site of the Great Theatre-the steepest in the world. Here at Pergamon, we will see the Acropolis and the site of Satan’s seat, a reference to the altar of Zeus currently in the Pergamon Museum in Berlin. We will enjoy a lively teaching in the impressive theatre that has commanding views of what once was an harbor. We will stay overnight in a unique stone Turkish inn. BLD
Oct. 24 This morning we visit the site of Smyrna, the last stronghold of Christianity in Asia Minor. It was also home to the Bishop Polycarp. We then tour the most important site in the Mediterranean – Ephesus! You will have time to enjoy the rich archeology and have a teaching at its fabulous amphitheatre where Paul addressed the Ephesians.After lunch today, we have a private boat tour to the quaint island of Patmos where John received the book of Revelation.  We will have a panoramic view from its small amphitheatre before returning to our lovely ship-based home. Our ship doesn’t depart the port for Ephesus until almost midnight. BLD
Oct. 25 Today, we have a vacation day on the Greek island of Mykonos, known for its windmills, fantastic beaches and rambling cobblestone streets.  You may enjoy your free day on a bicycle, moped or beach adjacent to the port. Afterwards, there will be a farewell dinner filled with fellowship and sharing. BD
Oct. 26 Disembark Athens for your return flight home, arriving the same day.
Optional Pre-Tour
Oct. 12 Depart your home cities today.
Oct. 13 Arrive Athens early today and visit the Olympic Stadium, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and other highlights of this Greek capital. We have dinner together at our hotel for an early night.
Oct. 14 Tour Corinth today to see the Bema where Paul based his sermon and the archeological areas of this New Testament site. We also visit the working Corinth Canal and have a unique lunch in the Greek countryside. This afternoon we walk around the Plaka District and have a lively dinner with a view of the Parthenon.
Oct. 15 Leisurely morning to enjoy the views! We will meet the main group at the base of Parthenon after lunch. As a group we will have a teaching at Mars Hill and then of the main Parthenon and its ancient acropolis. We then join the ship early in the afternoon. We will have a welcome dinner together to celebrate our departure. BLD

Pastor Tim Remington

Pastor Tim RemingtonBorn in Riverside, CA, Pastor Tim moved to Northern Idaho as a youngster, but after graduating from Coeur d’Alene High School in the 70’s, he returned to California where he met and married Cindy. Together, they operated the “Supreme Bean Coffee House” for a number of years, serving the streets of San Bernadino. It was this experience that developed their interest in the streets and the people who are ignored, those who have problems with drugs, alcohol, and perversion.

In 1985, Tim and Cindy began taking people into their home to help them. This practice grew into their Mentor Home Ministry and Good Samaritan Rehabilitation. Even though their street ministry days taught them much about drugs and alcohol that they could never learn in a classroom, Tim has been actively pursuing his degree in counseling. “But the degree has meant less to me than leading an addict to Jesus,” said Tim. “Now my life is filled with Victim-Offender Mediation, Family Mediation, Drug and Alcohol Counseling, and directing Good Samaritan Rehabilitation. And, I’m the senior pastor at The Altar in Coeur d’Alene.”

Tim is a favorite teaching pastor and has won numerous awards including Idaho’s annual Idaho Chooses Life gives it’s “Friend for Life Award” to people who have made extraordinary contributions to the defense of preborn children. We are grateful for their leadership and commitment to the Gospel of Life.

“Cindy and I have been blessed with four children. My love is my family and my Lord. My passion is to worship; my desire is to show the joy of the Lord to others in all that I do.”

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