Dr. Joey Rodgers 10-Day Journeys of The Apostle Paul, May 30 - June 9, 2022

USD $4,995.00
  • Duration: 11 Days
  • Location: Athens
  • Product code: Rodgers2022

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A Special Invite from Dr. Joey Rodgers

I would like to invite you to join me on an amazing journey retracing the footsteps of the Apostle Paul. We will step into history and walk alongside Paul as we journey through Philippi, Thessaloniki, Berea, Athens, Corinth, Crete, Patmos, and Ephesus. The Holy Scriptures will come to life in unimaginable ways! This will be a trip of a lifetime that promises to forever change all of us! 

Dr. Joey Rodgers


ITINERARY

May 30 – June 9, 2022

May 30: BEGINNING OF YOUR TOUR: Depart from Atlanta International Airport for an overnight flight to Athens, Greece. 

May 31: INTO THE FOOTSTEPS OF PAUL: Arrive in Athens where we will be met at the airport for transfer to our hotel. Dinner and overnight in Athens.

June 01 – CORINTH / ATHENS: Early morning arrival in Athens to begin the day’s excursion. Proceed to Corinth through the Bay of Salamis and the Saronic Gulf. This city was home to the apostle Paul for over a year and inspired two of his most familiar letters. Spend time at the Corinthian Canal then tour the ruins of this ancient city. Return to Athens to view the world-renowned Acropolis and marvel at the ancient glory of the Parthenon, built 2400 years ago. Gather at Mars Hill, where Paul addressed the intellectual men of the most informed city of the time, pleading the cause of Christianity. Spend time in historical Plaka and enjoy its streets. Dinner and overnight in Athens.

June 02 – THREE ISLANDS CRUISE Step aboard for a special cruise among the Saronic Islands of Aegina, Hydra, and Poros. Each island has its own distinct persona and riches to explore. Aegina is famous for its archaeological temples and delicious pistachios brought from Syria centuries ago. While on the island peruse the shops and admire the neoclassical buildings. Next, visit Hydra, a unique island known for its picturesque architecture and lack of motorized vehicles. Hike around the island on the many footpaths leading to magnificent views and historical monasteries. Sail on to Poros, comprised of two islands, Sphairia and Kalaureia, and known for its enchanting pine forests. Onboard the ship, enjoy delicious food, live music, and a Greek dance show. Dinner and overnight in Athens. 
June 03 - ATHENS/LAVRIO/MYKONOS: Begin the day with a drive to the Port of Lavrio and step aboard The Olympia, to start a 4-day Greek Islands cruise. Spend the afternoon exploring the Island of Mykonos, world-renowned for its lovely windmills, small cobblestone streets, and countryside. Return to the ship for dinner and overnight.

June 04: EPHESUS, TURKEY/PATMOS, GREECE: Step off the ship at Kusadasi and into nearby Ephesus, Turkey, Asia Minor’s greatest archeological site. This Greek and Roman city has been remarkably preserved. Step along the broad marble where Paul walked. Gaze at the Temple of Artemis (Diana), the Temple of Hadrian, and The Celsus Library. Marvel at the massive theater where Paul was opposed as he spoke boldly about Christ. In the afternoon, enjoy cruising aboard The Olympia to the island of Patmos, built on a mass of volcanic rock. The island marks the site where the apostle John wrote the book of Revelation. Visit the Monastery of St. John and the cave where he was imprisoned. Return to the ship for dinner and overnight.

June 05:  CRETE/SANTORINI: Arrive in Heraklion, Crete, the largest of the Greek Islands and the cradle of the ancient Minoan Civilization. This island is where the apostle Paul spent time as he was being transported to Rome as a prisoner. Visit the remarkable ruins of the Palace of Knossos, said to be the lost city of Atlantis. Board The Olympia for an afternoon cruise to the famous island of Santorini, formed by the half-submerged crescent of a volcanic caldera. Perched atop high cliffs, reach the island's breathtaking views via donkey or cable car (your choice). Dinner and overnight on the ship. 

June 06:DISEMBARKATION/DELPHI/METEORA: This morning we will return back to the port to disembark and drive to Kalabaka, Travel to the town of Delphi, considered by early Greeks to be “the center of the world,” and explore the most famous site in classical Greece. Enjoy a drive through the Greek countryside to observe the awe-inspiring rock formations of Meteora. Take in the striking monasteries that crown the summits of these pinnacles with their wooden galleries and corniced rooftops. Dangerously hanging over the stunning abysses, these primitive dwellings compose one of the most fascinating sites on earth. A special treat awaits with a visit to one of these timeless monasteries to see the exquisite specimens of Byzantine art on display. Dinner and overnight in Meteora.

June 07: VERIA/THESSALONIKI: Spend the day in Veria (Berea) where Paul escaped the hostility he encountered at Thessaloniki, preached the gospel, and commended the believers for examining the Scriptures to see if the things he said were true. Visit St. Paul’s Tribune, a monument decorated with extraordinary mosaic murals to commemorate the location where Paul preached to the people. See the nearby statue of Paul the Apostle of the Nations. Continue to Thessaloniki, the birthplace of Aristotle, for dinner and overnight.

June 08: PHILIPPI/KAVALA/THESSALONIKI: Travel to Philippi, where early believers received one of Paul’s most beloved prison epistles and where Paul preached the gospel and baptized the very first Christian convert on European soil. Among the ruins located on the rocky ledge above the town’s main road is the prison into which Paul and Silas were thrown. Tour the port city of Kavala where Paul landed with his disciples, Timothy and Silas. This port was also a destination for Luke the evangelist when he sailed from Troas. See a Byzantine castle, the Roman Aqueduct, and the ruins of an acropolis. Follow the Via Egnatia, a remnant of Rome’s highway system, viewing Roman and Greek tombs and ruts of ancient chariot wheels. Return to Thessaloniki to explore the historic city where Paul planted a church that would later receive two New Testament epistles. Visit St. Demetrius, one of the most beautiful basilicas in the city, and the Rotonda, built as a Roman temple, used as a church, and now a museum. Continue along the waterfront to the massive White Tower and nearby Triumphal Arch of Galerius. Dinner and overnight in Thessaloniki.

June 09: THESSALONIKI/USA: Transfer to Thessaloniki airport for your return flight to the USA with your heart full of memories from spectacular views and unforgettable experiences.


And the tour of those not going on the cruise is as follows: 

June 03 : ATHENS- VRACHATI: This morning we will depart the hotel to start with a visit to the New Acropolis Museum reflecting an important portion of the civilization history of the country. Then a free time in Plaka area on the step of Acropolis to enjoy the old portion of the city,have a lunch ( on own ) then we will drive to the seaside village of Vrachati for our resort at the Corinthian Gulf. Dinner and overnight 

June 04: EPIDAURUS- NAFPLIO: Today we will drive through the amazing nature of Peloponnese to Epidaurus, a small city at the Saronic Gulf with great importance through the ages. We will see the healing centre -Asklepios-from 4-3 century BC. We will see also the famous marble theatre which is still in use for performances and unique in its acoustic system. Continue to Nafplio, a seaside town and the first capital of modern Greece. We will enjoy walking through the cobblestone alleys and see the first Parliament House .We will spend free time at the long way by the sea with plenty of shops and taverns watching Bourzti fortess accessible by boat, and the Palamidi Castle of the 999 steps! Return to our hotel for dinner and overnight 

June 05: VRACHATI / MYCENAE / ARACHOVA: Today we will have a few free morning time at this resort and then to depart to visit Mycenae- Agamemnon kingdom rich of gold-of the late Bronze age. We will pass through the Lion Gate of around 1250 BC ! We will continue to Arachova crossing plenty of the villages and towns with amazing nature. Dinner and overnight today at other mountain resort ! 

June 06 -ARACHOVA / METEORA: This morning we will meet the rest of the group coming from the cruise to continue to Kalabaka and visit Meteora  


NOTE: Schedule is subject to change due to various factors and your tour guide’s discretion.


PRICING:

  • $4995 per person based on double occupancy.  Book now as space is limited.
  • Single room supplement - $1095
  • PAYMENT PLAN: $500 per person with registration to secure space.
  • 50% of the balance due on or before January 30, 2022
  • Balance due on or before March 30, 2022
 

FLIGHT SCHEDULE:

  • 1 TK  032 MO 30MAY  ATLIST  2210 1540
  • 2 TK1843 TU  31MAY  ISTATH 1905 2030
  • 3 TK1882 TH  09JUN  SKGIST 0930 1050
  • 4 TK  031 TH  09JUN  ISTATL  1510 2010

* Flight times, flight numbers, equipment, gates, and seats are subject to change. For the most current information check the airline website.


INCLUDED:

AIR: Includes roundtrip from departure city in the USA and return. Flights are subject to airline schedules and may change without notice. Upgrades can be requested after booking and are subject to availability from the airline. Seat selections are available only at check-in for most group bookings.

GROUND/TRANSFERS: Group will be met by a Signature Tours representative and transferred to the hotel. Land only passengers responsible for transportation to and from the airport/hotel.

HOTELS: Superior First Class hotels throughout. Priced on the basis of two persons sharing a room with a private bath and shower.

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: A limited number of single rooms are available at additional supplement prices. Signature Tours and/or the group leader will make every attempt to pair single participants requesting a roommate. However, the single supplement fee will be charged for each person occupying a single room, whether by choice or circumstances.

CRUISE: Celestial Olympia Cruise Ship: All outside cabins. Guided Shore Excursions included: Ephesus, Patmos, and Crete.  Unguided Shore Excursion Included:  Mykonos and Santorini

MEALS: Land: Breakfast and dinner daily. Cruise: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks, and midnight buffet.

SIGHTSEEING: As and wherever indicated on the itinerary, including the services of English-speaking guides as well as entrance fees to all places of interest listed in your itinerary.

PORTERAGE: Fees and charges for the porterage of one piece of baggage per person not to exceed 50lbs, in connection with all transfers and at airports throughout the entire itinerary are included. In addition to one checked bag, each traveler is also allowed one personal item such as a purse, briefcase, book bag, or small backpack. See carrier website for airline-specific baggage restrictions and requirements.

SERVICE CHARGES AND TAXES: Service charges as required by hotel management and taxes as imposed by national and/or local governments and/or governments and/or administrations (wherever these are normally added to the bill.) on the date of this brochure are included.

OTHER: Tips, taxes, and airport taxes ARE INCLUDED in the selling price. 

NOT INCLUDED: Excess baggage fees, passport fees, visa fees, items of a personal nature such as in-room service, laundry, etc., soft drinks, beverages that are not on the regular table menu. Any service not indicated in the itinerary and/or the above list of included features.

PASSPORTS: Passports must be valid and not expire at least six months or more from the return home date. If applicable, enter "RENEWING" or "APPLIED FOR" when completing registration.

HEALTH REQUIREMENTS: Vaccine and testing requirements are established by the destination country and/or transfer country. These policies are not set by Signature Tours or our subsidiaries. Signature Tours will make every effort to inform tour participants of health requirements, including vaccinations and testing for their respective destinations. However, participants are responsible for complying with current health requirements for their respective tour destinations. Health requirement changes from destination countries before, during, or after the registration process do not affect Signature Tours cancellation policy.

CANCELLATION POLICY: The $500 per person deposit is nonrefundable. Other payments exceeding the $500 per person are refundable in full up to sixty days prior to departure. After this date, refunds for unused accommodations and services will be limited to the amount received from and/or credited by all carriers, sightseeing operators, and hotels.

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