Footsteps of Paul 2023 | Mediterranean Cruise & Tour with Israel | Bryan Hughes & Scott Ardavanis

With Pastor Bryan Hughes & Pastor Scott Ardavanis

From $4,349 per person

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Pastor Bryan Hughes & Pastor Scott Ardavanis


Footsteps of Paul, Greece, Israel, Mediterranean


At this time it seems as though the governments are relaxing their Covid vaccination requirements. Saudi Arabia, Israel, Jordan, South Africa, Egypt, Turkey, and other countries do not require it. Greece and Italy allow non-vaccinated tourists but do require them to be tested frequently.

Follow the footsteps of the Apostle Paul with Pastor Bryan Hughes of Grace Bible Church on a Mediterranean luxury cruise including a land tour of Israel!

Our 13-day Christian Footsteps of Paul cruise is an inviting way to visit many of the sites along the Apostle Paul’s journey, including 3 full days in Israel. This vacation offers relaxation as you virtually unpack once and see fabulous Biblical sites – all from the luxury of Celebrity Cruise Line’s new ships. The tour starts at $4,349 per person based on two people sharing one cabin (we match roommates). The tour features the best of everything, with a unique opportunity to stay in a guest house in the Judean Hills of Israel, visit Cyprus, Corinth, Athens and some of the beautiful islands of Greece. While in Israel, you will spend two full days in Jerusalem, seeing the traditional and the best of its Biblical archaeological finds – plus a full day in the Galilee where Jesus based his ministry. While in the Greek Islands, you will be able to spend time on the walled island of Rhodes, see the playground of Katakalon and then onto Italy to visit Naples for a tour of Pompeii, if you wish. The pastors have considered everything for a fellowship and teaching-based vacation that allows you time to fully relax and not worry about packing and unpacking.

Not only will you visit the celebrated traditional sites of the Galilee, Jerusalem, Nazareth and Bethlehem, but you will also visit the Temple Mount, the newly discovered Pilgrim’s Path – an underground route that connects the City of David to the Temple Mount, Hezekiah’s Tunnel and so much more! Most meals are included.

In addition, the cruise begins and ends in Rome and we have added an optional tour of Rome at the beginning of the main tour. The additional extension starts at $1,049 and includes the Coliseum, Forum, Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona, the Pantheon, Spanish Steps and more. We have air programs from Bozeman or Fresno, or you can fly from any city you wish and meet us. See the section “Airfare” in the Terms and Conditions for more information – or simply call us at 888-771-8717 and we can answer all your questions.

The cruise and tour starts at $4,349 per person (inside cabin), with the full cruise, gratuities while onboard the ship, most meals, all private teachings aboard ship and ashore, hotels where noted in Israel and Rome, all port taxes, all entrance fees and all privately guided tours. The air option from Fresno is $1,250 per person round-trip, and Bozeman is $1,479 per person round-trip. Prices stated are based on double occupancy. If you are traveling alone, we can help match you with a roommate or you can pay a supplement for a private room.

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  • Visits to Biblical Destinations In: Greece and Israel!

  • Luxury Accommodations

  • All Meals

  • Private Tours

  • Optional Round-Trip Air from Fresno, CA or Bozeman, MT

  • All Air Taxes, Fuel Surcharges, & Port Taxes

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Plane Wing Pink and Purple Clouds Itinerary
  • Day 1
  • Depart home cities today.
  • Air add-on from Bozeman or Fresno is available.

  • Day 2
  • Rome!
  • Visit the early Christian Domatilla catacombs. Pizza dinner.

A wide angle view of the Parthenon from close up
  • Day 3
  • Coliseum, Forum, Piazza Navona, the Pantheon and Paul’s home church at Regola.
  • Coliseum, Forum, Piazza Navona, the Pantheon and Paul’s home church at Regola.

Trevi Fountain
  • Day 4
  • Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, Via del Corso. Arrive at the ship.
  • Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, walk the Via del Corso. Lunch, shopping. Arrive at the ship. Welcome dinner with the entire group.


Plane Wing Golden Clouds Itinerary
  • Day 1
  • Depart home cities today. Air add-on from Bozeman or Fresno is available.
  • Depart home cities today. There is an air add-on from Bozeman or Fresno available, or you can purchase your own airfare. See the paragraph entitled ‘Airfare’ on what time to arrive in Rome.

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  • Day 2
  • Rome! Transfer directly to ship. Welcome dinner.
  • Rome! Transfer directly to ship in time for lunch. Get settled in and enjoy our first dinner together this evening.

  • Lunch, Dinner

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  • Day 3
  • Unwind and relax! Day at sea. Study and fellowship twice today.
  • Unwind and relax! Sleep in! The next two days are at sea. Your group will have private fellowship and teachings scheduled for 10:30AM-12:00N and again at 3:00PM to 5:00PM.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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  • Day 4
  • Day at sea. Study and fellowship twice today.
  • Enjoy the ship and its amenities. Your teachings today will prepare for your visits of Cyprus and Israel. Meeting time set up for 10:30AM-12:00N and again at 3:00PM to 5:00PM.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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  • Day 5
  • Cyprus. Tour of Paphos – where Paul and Barnabas ministered.
  • Island of Biblical Cyprus! Disembark in the city of Limassol and drive along the coast line to the city of Paul and Barnabas, Paphos. It was here that Paul was flogged, but then his persecutor accepted Christ. You will also have a little time for shopping.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Jerusalem Old City at Sunset
  • Day 6
  • Jerusalem! City of David, Hezekiah’s Tunnel, Pool of Siloam, Pilgrim’s Path, Southern Steps, Christian Quarter, Garden Tomb, Gethsemane and a private garden. Overnight in Judean Hills.
  • Oh Jerusalem! You will take an overnight bag with you. First, visit the City of David and continue on to Hezekiah’s Tunnel, Pool of Siloam, Pilgrim’s Path, and end at the Southern Steps. Lunch break in the Christian Quarter. Share communion at the Garden Tomb. Afterwards, we will drive to a private garden that overlooks Jerusalem on the Mount of Olives that is above the traditional Garden of Gethsemane, for private worship and teaching. Arrive at a small hotel in the Judean Hills where we will overnight.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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  • Day 7
  • Temple Mount, Pools of Bethesda, Jewish Quarter for lunch, visit the Cardo, Burnt Wall, Western Wall, Bethlehem, Shepherd’s Fields. Overnight near Galilee.
  • Another day in Jerusalem. We begin with a Temple Mount visit this morning, Pools of Bethesda. Walk to the Jewish Quarter for lunch, visit the Cardo and see the Burnt Wall. Visit the Western Wall. Bethlehem; stop at the overlook of Shepherd’s Fields. Drive to a small hotel located near the Galilee and the place of Jesus ministry.

  • Breakfast, Dinner

Capernaum City Ruins in Israel
  • Day 8
  • Capernaum, Mt. of Beatitudes, Sea of Galilee boat ride, Mount Precipice overlook, Nazareth Village. Haifa, board ship.
  • Our day will surround the New Testament sites of Jesus’ miracles. Capernaum, Mt. of Beatitudes, Sea of Galilee boat ride, Mount Precipice overlook into Megiddo and the Valley of Armageddon. Visit the historical reproduction of Nazareth Village and then drive back to our ship.

  • Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 9
  • Day at sea. Study and fellowship twice today.
  • Day at sea. Your group will have private fellowship and teachings scheduled for 10:30AM-12:00N and again at 3:00PM to 5:00PM.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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  • Day 10
  • Greek Island of Rhodes, with a walking tour.
  • Arrive at the precious walled island of Rhodes, Greece. We join a 3-hour historical walking tour of the town that visits the archeological museum. Free time on the island with time for beaches, bicycles, shopping or just people watching.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Greek Athens Ruins at Sunset
  • Day 11
  • Athens, Parthenon, Acropolis, Mars Hill, Constitution Square, drive to Corinth, Bema and synagogue.
  • Arrive in Athens this morning, disembark and have a tour of the Parthenon, Acropolis and the place where Paul delivered his most compelling sermon – Mars Hill, drive through Constitution Square and have an overview of the quaint area of Plaka. Drive to Corinth where we will have a full farm lunch. Visit ancient Corinth, see the Bema where Paul stood, adjacent to the remnants of the synagogue of Corinth where he taught often. Return and stop over the interesting Corinth Canal.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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  • Day 12
  • Katakolon, Greece, free fun day.
  • Fun day today for free time at the tourist town of Katakolon in Greece. Folks can take a tour to Mount Olympia or other shore excursions offered by the ship, or just meander the beaches, shops or take a boat trip. Ship sails at 6:00PM.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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  • Day 13
  • Day at sea. Study and fellowship once today. Farewell dinner.
  • Day at sea. Your group will have private fellowship and teachings scheduled for 3:00PM to 5:00PM. Farewell dinner!

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Plane Wing Pink and Purple Clouds Itinerary
  • Day 14
  • Rome. Disembark and direct to airport (or take extension below). Arrive home same day.
  • Those going home today will disembark the ship very early (0700) and drive to the Rome airport for their departure. You will arrive home the same day.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Scott Ardavanis

Senior Pastor, Grace Church of the Valley

Scott Ardavanis is the Senior Pastor of Grace Church of the Valley in central California. Scott began his pastoral ministry at Grace Community Church with John MacArthur and also spent seventeen years as a senior pastor in Chicago and California. He is an adjunct professor at The Master’s Seminary in the area of Pastoral Ministry and Homiletics and is the Dean of The Master’s Seminary Central Valley distance location campus. Scott is a featured speaker at Bible and Pastors Conferences around the world. He also serves as a board member at The Master’s University/Seminary and for Sufficiency of Scripture Ministries (SOS), which impacts lives in Uganda with sound Biblical teaching. Scott has earned his degrees at Los Angeles Baptist College (now The Master’s University), B.A., The Master’s Seminary, M.Div., and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, D.Min. Scott and his wife, Patty, have now been married 31 years and have 7 children and 3 grandchildren.

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 32 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 11 groups to Israel for tours. He and his wife, Bev, have three grown children and 2 grandsons. Join Bryan on this Christian cruise 2018!

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All staterooms and suites come complete with private bathroom (plentiful storage space in your bathroom & wardrobe), vanity area, sitting area, mini fridge, hair-dryer, private safe, interactive TV, radio and phone. All staterooms include: two twin cashmere mattresses that are convertible to queen-size (unless stated otherwise), four pillows, plush 100% cotton bathrobes & towels (complimentary beach towel service), fresh ice delivered to stateroom upon request, room service, and dual voltage 110/220AC outlets.

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