Greece, Turkey & Italy 2025 | Footsteps of Paul Christian Cruise | Bryan Hughes

With Pastor Bryan Hughes

From $3,999 per person

June 7-16, 2025 | 3-Night Optional Rome Extension | June 16-19, 2025

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Tour Leaders:

Pastor Bryan Hughes

Location:

Footsteps of Paul, Greece, Mediterranean, Rome, Turkey

TOUR OVERVIEW:

Join Pastor Bryan Hughes as we study our way through the teachings of Paul utilizing geography, archaeology, people, and prophecy.

Visit the Biblically significant areas of the Apostles Paul, John, Timothy, and Peter and have an optional extension to Rome to visit the important sites of the Apostle Paul and the Early Church. Pastor Bryan has thought of everything you will need for a full and memorable journey!

You will have ample time traveling at a leisurely pace, with plenty of free time to relax and just the right amount of fellowship and sights. If you have more time, you can do the optional Rome extension. In Rome, you will see the most important Biblical sites and stay in a very central location in order to see the other beautiful monuments of the Eternal City.


Cruise, tour, and included meal pricing are based on ship availability. You have the opportunity to use our airfare package out of Bozeman. The cruise and land tour of Athens starts at $3,999 per person in an inside cabin double occupancy. There is also an opportunity to upgrade your cabin to a balcony, outside cabin, or suite.

The 3-day optional tour of Rome starts at $1,999 per person.


Rome 3-Night Optional Extension

June 16-19, 2025

Rome at sunset

Optional three-day tour in Rome, visiting the most important Biblical sites. Stay in a very central location in order to see the other beautiful monuments of the Eternal City.
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INCLUDED IN THIS TOUR:

  • Seven days on a luxury cruise ship.

  • Touring and overnight visiting Athens and Corinth.

  • Optional 3rd day with 3 nights of touring included on the optional Rome extension.

  • Private teachings aboard the ship with Pastor Bryan Hughes.

  • Private tour of Pompeii and a visit to the small port of Puteoli which was Paul’s final place of arrival.

  • All meals included except on free days when you choose to eat off-ship.

  • Reduced-price, round-trip airfare from Bozeman, MT.

  • All port taxes.

  • All transfers (when using our group air) and transportation.

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MAIN ITINERARY

Departure on Airplane
  • June 7, 2025
  • Depart Bozeman
  • Depart Bozeman, if taking our optional group air, or arrange your own air and meet our group in Athens.

Athens
  • June 8, 2025
  • Fly into Athens
  • On arrival in Athens this morning, we will we drive towards the waters for our lovely boutique hotel on the Aegean Sea – very close to where Paul landed for his visits to Corinth and Cencherea. Enjoy this beautiful boutique hotel while you rest up for our busy day tomorrow.

The ruins of the ancient city of Corinth, Greek columns and the remains of a structure
  • June 9, 2025
  • Corinth & Athens
  • Morning breakfast and then we depart for Ancient Corinth. We will be visiting both Upper and Lower Corinth with a great view of Acro Corinth. Drive to Athens where we will have lunch at the Plaka and then visit the Parthenon and Mars Hill. Embarkation and dinner onboard. 

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  • June 10, 2025
  • Ephesus
  • This is the site of the first letter to the churches in the Book of Revelation. Archeologically, it is considered the pearl of the Mediterranean. It is the most magnificent archeological site. It is so easy to visit, yet it is full of Biblical truths. Ephesians 1:1-2, and Acts 19 will come alive. Especially compelling is the remaining Temple to Diana or Artemis that still stands. In addition, you will sit in the theatre where the Apostle Paul gave one of his most compelling sermons. You will walk the same streets that Jesus’ mother Mary walked and the Apostle John spent much of his time. Ephesus is only 35 miles from Smyrna and only a 5-hour boat trip to the island of Patmos where John received the Book of Revelation itself. The day will be very memorable we will end it with a sumptuous Turkish farm meal and lively carpet demonstration. You will have plenty of time to shop and perhaps have a coffee along the waterfront. Reboard our ship for dinner and sail on past the tiny islands where the Early Church first took root.

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  • June 11, 2025
  • Mykonos
  • This is the vacation island destination for Greek families. It is considered to be their “Maui”. You will have so much to do here. You can rent bicycles, grab a towel and hit the beach, meander the dozens of quaint streets filled with shoppers and holiday seekers, or take a trip outside of town to see how the Greeks utilize farming successfully on the islands. The day is a day of relaxation for you. For those of you who return early (4:30PM), we will have a study together on the Early Church and Judaism within these islands.

CEL Santorini PeopleDining
  • June 12, 2025
  • Santorini
  • Morning study together on the top deck, this is the time of Paul’s second time in Rome, this time as a prisoner. Lunch aboard the ship and then the ship will drop anchor at the lovely island of Santorini. Your time here is at your leisure. The best thing to do in Santorini is to take the fast cable car to the top of Fira town and then grab a beautiful place to see one of the most beautiful views on earth. You can also take a beach visit, take a taxi around the island, shop, or even take a snorkel tour. You do not have to reboard the ship until 11:00PM this evening!

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  • June 13, 2025
  • Day at Sea with Bible Study
  • Day at sea. If you are up to it, we will have fellowship and worship on the top deck aft before breakfast. We will also get together again this afternoon at 4:30PM for another teaching on Paul’s final journey that took place in the waters we will be passing through where the amazing shipwreck took place in Acts 27. It is a riveting story and we will be able to trace its steps while aboard ship and discuss the outcome of Paul’s life. 

  • June 14, 2025
  • Sicily
  • Visit the catacombs today where the Early Christians fled. We will have praise and worship in the catacombs and then enjoy some free time to meander around the beautiful ancient Italian streets for shopping. The waterfront is also very close. Rejoin the ship. Special teaching time this evening.

The ruins of a Roman temple in Pompeii, Italy
  • June 15, 2025
  • Naples/Optional Pompeii and Puteoli Tour
  • Today you can step off the ship and enjoy the city where Pizza was invented or join our optional full-day tour. The optional full-day tour visits the small port of Puteoli where Paul arrived for his evangelistic church planting, his imprisonment, and finally his death. We will also visit the amazing site of Pompeii today. It is a city of decadence that was caught in a volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 BC. Return to the ship for our farewell dinner together.

Plane Wing Golden Clouds Itinerary
  • June 16, 2025
  • Rome
  • The ship arrives at 5:00AM. Those not taking the post extension and who have taken the group air program will receive an airport transfer to the Rome FCO airport this morning. Flights back to Bozeman if taking the group airfare.

TRIP EXTENSION:

  • June 16, 2025
  • Arrive Rome
  • After disembarking, we’ll travel into the heart of Rome past Saint Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican. We’ll step back into the days of ancient Rome as we tour the imposing Colosseum, the Forum, Mamertine Prison, and the Arch of Titus. Tonight, we’ll enjoy a delicious pizza dinner before retiring to our lovely hotel in the center of ancient Rome.

Spanish Steps Rome Italy
  • June 17, 2025
  • Spanish Steps, Piazza Navona, Pantheon, Tre Fontana, Appian Way
  • This morning, we’ll visit the Spanish steps and some of Rome’s most stunning fountains, Piazza Navona and the Pantheon. Free time for lunch.

    This afternoon we drive to St. Paul’s Outside the Walls where the Apostle Paul is buried. Then we visit the quaint site of Tre Fontana which is a quiet monastery where the Apostle Paul was most likely beheaded. Driving back into the city we take a quaint walk along the Appian Way. We will see the Roman aqueduct in the distance and imagine the Apostle Paul walking into Rome himself. Free time tonight for dinner on your own.

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  • June 18, 2025
  • Vatican, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Sistine Chapel, Piazza dei Fiori, Trastevere
  • Today you will visit the imposing Vatican with its many shrines, its Egyptian obelisk, and many other symbols that will be a lively discussion for all. Next, go into St. Paul’s Cathedral with a visit to the Sistine Chapel. One of the most stunning works of art in the entire world.

    Afterward, we will have time for lunch at the Piazza dei Fiori – a spectacular plaza near the oldest Jewish section of Rome where they know the location of the ground where Paul had his home church (Regola). The area is called Trastevere. Farewell dinner tonight.

Plane Wing Pink and Purple Clouds Itinerary
  • June 19, 2025
  • Depart Rome
  • Depart Rome early this morning.

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Pastor Bryan Hughes

Senior Pastor Grace Bible Church
Bozeman, MT


Bryan Hughes is the Senior Pastor of Grace Bible Church in Bozeman, where he has served for the past 39 years. He has a Bachelor of Arts in New Testament Greek and Theology from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Illinois; a Master of Arts in Exegetical Theology from Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon; and a Doctor of Ministry from Trinity Theological Seminary in Newburgh, Indiana.

Bryan has taught classes at a Bible college in Ukraine, Tanzania, and Siberia, as well as classes in Albania, Russia, Turkey, Ethiopia, Poland, and Italy. He is the author of 8:28 – Unlocking God’s Promise, a book that examines the meaning of Romans 8:28, and Jesus’s Teaching on the Last Days, which explains the Olivet Discourse of Matthew 24-25. He presently serves on the board of directors for The Master’s College and Seminary and serves on the faculty of Montana Bible College in Bozeman. Bryan has taken 13 groups to Israel for tours. He and his wife, Bev, have three grown children and 3 grandchildren.

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This Bible-focused cruise and tour will be fully hosted. The beauty of being on a large vessel it is that we will have access to all of the amenities, the pools, the numerous restaurants, the spas, the shows, the full services of a concierge, room service, workout facilities, walking and running tracks, numerous options on cabin type and so many more benefits, yet at the same time we will have the intimacy of a study group with a teaching pastor that will shepherd us through the journeys of Paul – geographically, scripturally and personally within our group.

The beauty of this type of study trip is that you will depart with forever friends and an amazing personal first-hand experience in the places where the Apostle Paul was enriched by the Holy Spirit. We will be the recipients of this treasure as we walk the streets of ancient Greece, Ephesus, Rome, and Puteoli. We hope you can join us!


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CABIN SELECTION

Inside Cabins: Stateroom is 166 Sq Feet with all amenities. Bedding can be two twin beds or it can be converted into one king bed. If you want to travel with children or a 3rd or 4th person, we can request a room with an additional sofa bed.

Outside Cabins: Stateroom is 182 Sq Feet plus a 55 Sq Feet balcony with all amenities. The bed arrangements can be two twin beds, or they can be converted into one king bed. If you want to travel with children or a 3rd or 4th person, we can request a room with an additional sofa bed.

Balcony Cabins: Stateroom is 182 Sq Feet plus a 55 Sq Feet balcony with all amenities. The bed arrangements can be two twin beds, or they can be converted into one king bed. If you want to travel with children or a 3rd or 4th person, we can request a room with an additional sofa bed.

 

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