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Rome to Athens – Frank Turek Christian Cruise and Footsteps of Paul Tour

With Dr. Frank Turek

10 Days from $3,989 per person

April 22 – May 2, 2019 | Rome pre-tour April 20 – 23, 2019

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Tour Leader(s):

Dr. Frank Turek

Location:

Footsteps of Paul, Mediterranean

OVERVIEW
ITINERARY
TOUR SCHOLAR(S)
CABIN CHART
PHOTOS & VIDEO
OVERVIEW

TOUR OVERVIEW:

Our Footsteps of Paul Christian cruise and tour begins in Rome at a beautiful hotel, where we will immerse ourselves in the life of the Apostle Paul. It is here, in a dank prison cell that you will visit, that we benefit from the scripture that God gave him during his time of trials and suffering. You will love our guides and hosts, as they will make the Bible come alive, both Old and New Testaments. You will learn of the history of the Temple of Jerusalem, how its destruction funded the famous Coliseum and you will see how the Roman persecution’s history is still on display today.

After Rome, we sail into Crete, have two days of rest on the beautiful Greek islands of Santorini and Mykonos, then visit historic Rhodes and finally the important Early Church sites of Corinth, Athens, and Cencherea, all while staying in luxury boutique hotels. Your tour includes all hotel stays in Rome and Greece, along with a 7 day cruise. We have a select number of balcony cabins on a specific area, and we have inside, outside cabins and a limited number of suites. We hope you will join us for this time of learning and laughter together. Prices start at $3,989 per person in an inside cabin, based on two people sharing. We have an air add-on from New York of $1,099 per person with transfers. The Rome pre-trip is $1,267 per person, sharing a double room.

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INCLUDED IN THIS TOUR:

  • 7 days on a 5-star cruise ship

  • All Meals (except two lunches)

  • All Biblical tours

  • Teaching from apologetics expert Frank Turek

  • 4-day/3-night stay in Greece

  • All Ground Transportation

  • Private tours of Rhodes, Crete, Athens, Corinth, Cencherea, Acro-Corinth

  • All of the port and ship taxes and all fees

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ITINERARY

PRE-TRIP EXTENSION

airplane flight wing
  • April 20, 2019
  • Optional flights depart JFK at 6:00 PM (subject to change)
  • Originate from your home city or take our group air from New York, currently at 6:00 PM. Please don’t book connections until you receive the flight in writing, airlines can change flights if booked too far in advance.

Rome Coliseum
  • April 21, 2019
  • Arrive in Rome, Trevi, Spanish Steps, Navona and Pantheon. Welcome dinner.
  • Arrive in Rome! When booking air with Living Passages, you will be met and transferred to the city. With morning arrivals, we have time for a walking tour of the historic center of the Eternal City. We will visit Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps, Piazza Navona and the Pantheon. Check into our deluxe hotel. Welcome dinner at a local restaurant. D

  • Dinner
Roman Forum
  • April 22, 2019
  • Regola, Coliseum, Forum, Mamertine Prison, Arch of Titus, Circus Maximus. Lunch at Piazza de Fiori.
  • We will start our morning at the Coliseum where we will learn about the importance of its funding. It was funded by the very artifacts stolen from the Temple of Jerusalem. Next, we will visit the imposing Arch of Titus, which was created to show the bounty taken from Jerusalem. We will enter the historic center that has the prison that the Apostle Paul and the Apostle Peter were kept. You will be able to see very old paintings of them on the wall that were created by the Early Church. While there we will visit the Forum, see Nero’s Tomb and its continuous flame, and for those of you that enjoy a longer walk, we will show you to a precious piece of graffiti depicting the crucifixion of Christ, that was from 33 to 40AD. Then, we visit Circus Maximus, which is where the chariot races were held and much of the persecution of “The Way” took place. Finally, after lunch on your own in the Piazza de Fiori, we have an appointment at a place in the Jewish Ghetto of Trastevere, called Regola. This is where the Apostle Paul lived and had his home church. Dinner on your own tonight as there are so many small outdoor cafes nearby. B

  • Breakfast
  • April 23, 2019
  • Free morning, Tre Fontane, transfer to ship. Welcome dinner.
  • This morning we have a brief time for a walk and then we drive to a quiet Franciscan Monastery that has held guard over the place where Paul was beheaded. (One of two places). It is very sweet and time permitting, visit the church where his body is kept. On to the ship where we join those who arrived today. We meet everyone tonight for dinner. BLD

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

MAIN ITINERARY

airplane flight wing
  • April 22, 2019
  • Optional flights depart JFK at 6:00 PM (subject to change)
  • Originate from your home city or take our group air from New York, currently at 6:00 PM. Please do not book connections until you receive the flight in writing. Airlines can change flights if booked too far in advance.

Rome Coliseum
  • April 23, 2019
  • Guests arrive in Rome. Lunch aboard ship, welcome dinner.
  • Arrive in Rome! If you have taken the group air from New York, you will be met and given an overview of the countryside area outside of Rome while driving to the ship. On arrival, you will be taken to your cabin and you can enjoy lunch on the ship. Those who took the Rome pre-trip will arrive at around 4:30 PM. We will all join together just before dinner, and then have our first welcome dinner. BLD

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Christian Cruise Conference Ship
  • April 24, 2019
  • All day at sea. Private teaching this afternoon.
  • All day at sea! Take a walk around the deck, sleep in, or join us at the pool area for some laughter and fellowship. We end the afternoon with a teaching by Frank and dinner together. BLD

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • April 25, 2019
  • Crete. Walking tour together at Chania, Crete.
  • Early this morning, we arrive at the island of Crete. We will have a private guide walk us through this charming island, visiting one of the remaining synagogues from WWII. We will walk the quaint waterfront of Crete and discuss Acts 27 and Paul’s final journey that ended with his death in Rome. We will finish our tour in time for you to explore the quaint Greek island on your own, if you wish. We return to the ship and have a time together just before dinner. BLD

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • April 26, 2019
  • Mykonos, free day. Afternoon teaching.
  • Free time in Mykonos. You can rent a bicycle, ATV, rental car, take an olive oil or culinary tour of the island, or enjoy the shopping and amazing beaches! We get together again this evening prior to dinner. BLD

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • April 27, 2019
  • Rhodes. Walking tour of the historic walled island.
  • Arrive in Rhodes today. This walled Greek Island has an amazing history. We have included a walking tour by a historian so that you can understand its importance, both with the Greek history, but also Templar history. We will end at a boutique shopping area or you can return to the ship anytime as it is docked just steps from where we will be. After dinner we will enjoy a time of teaching with Frank. BLD

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • April 28, 2019
  • Santorini, free day.
  • Santorini, the most beautiful island in the world. I think we also have more fun here than any other place we have been! Sitting and enjoying a coffee above the expansive Mediterranean Sea with this island’s beautiful whitewashed slopes is truly a mesmerizing experience! You won’t want to depart after looking at the beauty of this place. BLD

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • April 29, 2019
  • Athens. Parthenon, Acropolis, Mars Hill, Hadrian’s Arch, Plaka.
  • Arrive at the port of Athens this morning. On arrival, we visit the spectacular Parthenon atop the Acropolis. We will visit Mars Hill and have a special time of teaching on Paul’s amazing sermon that took place here. Our guide will provide intriguing insight for us on the mystery of Paul’s teachings amidst the scholars of Athens. We will also visit Hadrian’s Arch and walk amongst the ruins at the base of the Acropolis. Lunch at the darling Plaka district, the oldest area in Athens. We will overnight at the only 5++ hotel in Athens, right at their own Constitution Square. Dinner on your own tonight. BL

  • Breakfast, Lunch
  • April 30, 2019
  • Corinth, Corinth Canal, Temple of Apollo, Acro-Corinth.
  • We visit one of the most important sites on our tour of Corinth. We will stand at the Bema where Paul stood, we will stand at the entrance of the synagogue where he spent his time and we will see many of the important ruins that will document the parchments of Paul’s writings. We will stop for lunch near Old Corinth, visit the Temple of Apollo, and finally for those who don’t mind a hearty walk, there will be a visit to Acro-Corinth. For those of you who don’t wish to take the drive, you can check into the hotel and relax. The group will be at the site for about 3 hours in total. BLD

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Kenchreai
  • May 1, 2019
  • Beaches of Paul, Cencherea
  • Today we will visit the beaches that very well may be those that Paul spent time, accessing them via boat. We will see from the beach the outline of the synagogue at Cencherea. It is here where Paul got on his knees, cut his hair, and gave a Nazarite vow. Special dinner tonight as we say farewell to our new found friends! BLD

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
airplane flight wing
  • May 2, 2019
  • Flights home.
  • Transfer to the airport for flights home. B

  • Breakfast

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TOUR SCHOLAR(S)

Dr. Frank Turek

Speaker and Award-Winning Author, CrossExamined
Washington, D.C.


Dr. Frank Turek is a dynamic speaker and award-winning author or coauthor of four books: Stealing from God: Why Atheists Need God to make their Case, I Don’t Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist, Correct, Not Politically Correct and Legislating Morality. As the President of CrossExamined.org, Frank presents powerful and entertaining evidence for Christianity at churches, high schools and at secular college campuses that often begin hostile to his message. He has also debated several prominent atheists including Christopher Hitchens and David Silverman, president of American Atheists.

Frank hosts an hour-long TV program each week called I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist that is broadcast Wednesday nights on DirecTV Channel 378 (the NRB Network). His radio program called CrossExamined with Frank Turek airs on 186 stations every Saturday morning at 10 a.m. eastern and is available continuously on the free CrossExamined App.

A former aviator in the US Navy, Frank has a master’s degree from the George Washington University and a doctorate from Southern Evangelical Seminary. He and his wife, Stephanie, are blessed with three grown sons.

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CABIN CHART

All staterooms and suites come complete with private bathroom, vanity area, hair-dryer, interactive TV, radio and phone. All staterooms include: two twin beds that are convertible to queen-size (unless stated otherwise) and sitting area, private mini-bar, interactive Samsung flat-screen television system to view and select shore excursions, order room service, and watch movies, private safe, and dual voltage 110/220AC outlets.

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Ocean View with Balcony (limited number)
4B
Deluxe Ocean View Balcony on deck 11 near the spa (4B) (204 square feet)
Ocean View with Balcony
2D, 6D
Deluxe Ocean View Balcony (2D, 6D) (179 square feet)
Inside
4V
Inside Stateroom  (4V) (170 square feet)
Ocean View
8N, 2N
Ocean View Stateroom  (8N, 2N) (155 square feet)

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All I can say is AMAZING…FANTASTIC…UNBELIEVABLE and STUNNING! Every family member said it was our best trip yet, and we have had lots and lots of fantastic trips in the past 20 years!

Sunshine & Fred S.

Living Passages also facilitates all Koinonia House’s unique tours. The staff is always friendly and handles the myriad of complex travel details associated with large groups in the most professional manner. I cannot overstate how pleased I am with the service and professionalism of this outstanding organization.

Chuck Missler

Koinonia House

I loved it!  It truly was the adventure of a lifetime.  My son had a wonderful experience, too.  Thank you for making the trip kid-friendly!

Loretta & Jacob S.

Everything was wonderful, and first class. Hotels and ship were top of the line. Our Greek Orthodox guide, Sayat was fantastic. So much knowledge and history and enthusiasm! Pastor Lutzer’s teachings were much enjoyed and enlightening. Rebecca is a sweetheart.

Anonymous

I enjoyed this tour so much, that I’d like to do it again sometime, maybe in the Spring season. PS…our group enjoyed each others’ company so much that we are having a reunion party coming up on Monday the 21st!

Monica H.

To see Biblical sites in which Paul ministered as well as see sites of some of the churches of Revelation was an opportunity of a lifetime. The Bible teaching was absolutely outstanding. Of course, being on a sailing ship was delightful as well. I highly recommend a Footsteps of Paul.

Irma H.

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OUR ASSURANCE:

1. Through the use of The Word, we trust that once…

Through the use of The Word, we trust that once you have returned from our Christian tours, you will have gained a deeper knowledge of the scriptures and the multiple layers of teaching and truths that are inside each.

Isaiah 55:11 So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.

2. You can be assured an experience like our previous participants…

You can be assured an experience like our previous participants, who have gained an appreciation of how God uses everything for His glory and for the purpose of furthering knowledge and understanding. You will see this as you encounter the geology of the land, the geography where events actually occurred and the archaeology that may (or may not!) still exist. Furthermore, through the remaining people in the land, the practices still in place and demography that have endured.

Colossians 1:20 and by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, by Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross.

3. Further, our assurance is received that through The Word…

Further, our assurance is received that through The Word; the teachings you will be exposed will solidify the truth which you and your family have been taught by seeing, touching and hearing the scriptures each day. We assert and firmly believe Romans 10:17 So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

4. You and your family will experience…

You and your family will experience the oneness of the body of Christ during our trip.