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Our Greece Pilgrimage Tour in the Footsteps of Saint Paul is one of the most beautiful and spiritually fulfilling journeys we offer. This Spiritual Journey follows in the footsteps of St Paul as he evangelized in this region of the Asian and European Continents. In Philippi, you will visit the place where Paul delivered his first sermon to the Philippians and baptized the very first Christian convert in Europe.  You will tour Thessaloniki where St. Paul wrote his two epistles and in Meteora, you will visit one of the “Hanging Monasteries” perched high atop rocky summits. In Corinth, you will visit and celebrate Mass in the ancient ruins near the Bema where St. Paul preached to the Corinthians. And in Athens, you will visit the magnificent Acropolis and Mars Hill where St. Paul preached to the Athenians. During your 3 day cruise through the beautiful Greek Islands in the Aegean Sea, this Greece Pilgrimage Tour in the Footsteps of Saint Paul will visit the ancient city of Ephesus where St. Paul preached to the Ephesians and to visit the House of the Virgin Mary on the hill. You will visit the Island of Patmos and see the cave where St. John lived in exile and wrote the Book of Revelations, as well as many of the most beautiful Greek Islands, including Mykonos and Santorini.

Tour Details for Greece Pilgrimage in Footsteps of Saint Paul

Departure & Return Location

New York J.F.K. International Airport, USA 

(Departures from other Airports Available)

Departure Time

Arrive for Check-in 3 Hours Before Flight Time

Price Includes

  • Air fares - Round trip airfare from New York (Add-on Airfare available from Other Cities)
  • Hotel Accommodations - First Class Hotelswith Porterage
  • Meals - Breakfast and Dinner DailyWine & mineral water with dinners
  • All transportation in destination locationAirconditioned Motor Coach with Bottled Water and WiFi available onboard
  • Tour Guide - Professional English Speaking Guides
  • Entrance Fees - Sightseeing and admissions fees as per itineraryWhisper Headsets where needed
  • Daily Mass and Spiritual Activities Coordinated

Price Excludes

  • Optional Travel Insurance
  • Gratuities for Guides and Drivers
  • Excess Baggage Fees, if applicable
  • Fees for Seat Assignments or upgrades, if applicable
  • Any Personal Expenses

Complementaries

  • Name and Luggage tags
  • Neck Wallet
  • Travel Bag
Itinerary for Greece Pilgrimage Tour Footsteps of Saint Paul

Day 1Depart for Greece

Make your way to your local airport where you will board your overnight flight(s). Your meals will be served on board.

Day 2Arrive Thessaloniki, Greece

Connect flight to Thessaloniki. You will be met and transferred to your hotel. Time to relax, meet your fellow pilgrims, dinner and overnight in Thessaloniki.

Day 3Thessaloniki - Phillippi - Kavala - Thessaloniki

Visit Philippi where Paul delivered his first sermon in Europe, sowing the seeds of Christianity. “And from there (He went) to Philippi, which is the leading city of the district of Macedonia and a Roman Colony. We remained in this city some days…” Acts 16:12-18 Here Paul baptized a certain woman named Lydia, the first Christian convert in Europe. The Roman forum, completely excavated, is from after Paul’s time. Among the ruins, located on the rocky ledge above the town’s main road is the prison where Paul and Silas were thrown. Continue into the modern port city of Kavala, ancient Neapolis, where Paul accompanied by Silas, Luke and Timothy, first set foot in Europe. Dinner and overnight in Thessaloniki.

 

Day 4Thessaloniki - Meteora

Thessaloniki city-tour. Paul preached in Thessaloniki during the winters of 49-50 AD and wrote two epistles to the ancient Thessalonians. See the ramparts of the city, the triumphal Arch of Galerius starting at the Via Egnatia, once a strategic artery of the Roman Empire. Depart for Kalambaka, Meteora Monasteries. Dinner and overnight in Kalambaka 

Day 5Meteora - Kalambaka - Delphi

Visit Meteora Monasteries. Among striking scenery, perched on top of huge rocks, that seem to be suspended in mid-air, stand ageless monasteries where you can see exquisite specimens of Byzantine art. Continue to Delphi. 

Day 6 Delphi - Athens

Visit Delphi, the center of the ancient world (navel) of the earth, whose prestige extended far beyond the boundaries of the Hellenic world. On the slopes of Mount Parnassus, in a landscape of unparalleled beauty and majesty, lie the ruins of the Sanctuary of Apollo Phthios. Visit the site and the museum and continue to Athens.“ Men of Athens, I perceive that in every way you are religious. For as I passed along and observed the objects of your worship, I found also an altar with this inscription “ to an unknown God”. What therefore you worship as unknown, this I proclaim to you…”. Athens, is one of the most glorious cities in the world and the cradle of western civilization as we know it today. Dinner and overnight at our hotel.

Day 7Athens - Excursion to Corinth

We will visit the Acropolis to see the ruins of the Parthenon, Erectheum and Propylae. For twenty five centuries, the panorama of this city is dominated by the rock of the Acropolis; we see the ruins of the Parthenon, the Erectheum and the Propylae. Afterwards, we will ascend Mars Hill where Paul spoke to the ancient Athenians about the one and only * God. From here we have an excellent view of the ancient agora; former center of the Athenian public life. We continue for a drive through the city to see the House of Parliament on Syntagma Square, the evzones in their picturesque uniforms guarding the Presidential Palace and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. We also see the Library, the University, the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympics of the modern era were held, the temple of the Olympian Zeus and Adrian’s Arch. This afternoon we continue our tour to Ancient Corinth. Here, under the shadow of the towering Acropolis, St. Paul preached and lived for two years. The vigorous and mostly Gentile Church he founded here in 50 AD caused him much grief and prompted him to write, at least, four letters to them. Visit the ruins of the ancient city where Paul worked with Aquila and Priscilla. See the remains of the first century shops, the agora where Paul’s trial by Gallio took place, the Fountain of Peirene, Temple of Apollo and the Bema. Return to Athens for dinner and overnight.

Day 8Athens - USA

After breakfast depart to Athens airport for return flights to the USA.

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2020 Greece & Greek Island Footsteps of St. Paul Pilgrimage Dates
GR20 0911
September 11 – 18, 2020
$3,499
GR20 1009
October 9 – 16, 2020
$3,299
 


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