March 11 - 19, 2021 (Main tour) March 19 - 23, 2021 (optional greek isle cruise)

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9-day "in the footsteps of Paul" in greece with an optional greek isle cruise

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OVERVIEW

Trace the fingerprints of history as you explore the sights, the culture, and the early civilizations of Greece.  Retracing the “Footsteps of Paul” as you seek the majesty of the Divine by exploring the sights, culture, and early civilizations in Greece.

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OPTIONAL
EXTENSIONS

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
Main Tour - 03/11 - 19/2021
Optional Greek Isle Cruise: 03/19 - 23/2021
Pastor Linn Winters

4(+)-Star Accommodations

Land Only: $2,195 per person
Land and Air: $3,944 per person

Greek Isle Cruise - $1,250 per person


Main Tour: $695 per person
Greek Isle Cruise: $325 per person

ITINERARY

MAIN TOUR

On Day 1...

After arriving into Athens, the passengers will be met at the airport and assisted with arrival procedures including transfer to hotel.  Free to relax at the hotel or stroll along the streets of Athens for the remainder of the day. Dinner and overnight in Athens. 


Dinner

day at the magnificent Acropolis, the crown jewel of Greece. Our guided tour will take us to the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion, The Parthenon – the most famous surviving building of Ancient Greece.  We will climb Mars Hill where the Apostle Paul confronted the idolatrous beliefs of the “Men of Athens” and delivered his famous speech about the identity of “the Unknown God” (Acts 17). We continue on to the Dionysus Theater, House of Parliament, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the ancient Agora (marketplace). Dinner and overnight in Athens.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Following breakfast, we leave Athens for the ancient city of Corinth, the once glorious city near the Isthmus, where Paul met Aquila and Pricilla and spent a year and a half preaching the Word of God. Corinth is the city that inspired Paul’s most famous letters to the Corinthians. We will visit the Archaeological Museum, the Forum, the Temples and the famous Bema, where Paul stood before Gallio, accused of sacrilege by the Jews of Corinth. The ruins of this important cultural center are fascinating as we walk along the stone path that the Apostle Paul walked. Leaving Corinth, we will travel to Mycenae to tour the remains of this ancient city dating back to the Bronze Age (1700-1100 BC). Return to our hotel in Athens for dinner and overnight.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This morning we depart Athens for Meteora (“suspended rocks”) in Western Thessaly, where world famous Byzantine monasteries perch precariously on top of these rock pinnacles. First used as a religious retreat by hermits in AD 985 followed by the building of a small church in the 14th century, 23 monasteries were eventually built upon these vertical rock faces.  The monasteries represent a unique example of monastic life since the 14th century. We will have an opportunity to visit one or more of the monasteries. Dinner and overnight in Meteora.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Traveling north this morning, our first stop will be a visit to King Phillip's (father of Alexander the Great) tomb in Vergina, one of the most outstanding archeological finds in all of Greece. Leaving Vergina, we take a short tour of picturesque Veria (Berea). In Veria, we will view the monument commemorating the site where Paul preached to the locals in AD 54. Paul visited Berea three times as did Silas and Timothy. Continuing to Thessaloniki, where Paul’s letters to them will come alive, (time permitting) we will tour the 5th-century Church of Agios Dimitrios, the largest church in Greece and renowned for stunning mosaics and frescoes dating back to the 7th century AD.  Dinner and overnight in Thessaloniki.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We begin the day by following the massive Byzantine wall to the citadel for a panoramic view of the city of Thessaloniki.   Following the Apostle Paul today will include excursions to Philippi and Kavala (Neopolis).  Kavala, (ancient Neapolis) is one of the most attractive port towns in Greece and where Paul landed with his disciples, Timothy and Silas. Luke, the Evangelist, also came here from Troas. This ancient city of Neapolis was the first European city to accept Christianity. In Philippi, the first place in Europe where the apostle Paul and Silas preached, we will visit the ruins, the tribunal (Bema) where Paul was beaten, the prison where Paul and Silas were held in wooden stocks, and the small “Church of Lydia”, the stream where Paul baptized Lydia, the first Christian convert on European soil.  Dinner and overnight in Thessaloniki.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Following breakfast, we check out of the hotel and depart for the Thessaloniki Airport for our return (flight) to Athens. This day has no planned itinerary leaving time to explore Athens on your own.  Lunch on your own.   Dinner and overnight in Athens.

Breakfast, Dinner

(Lunch is on your own)

On Day 9...

OPTIONAL GREEK ISLE CRUISE EXTENSION

This morning we motor coach to the Port of Piraeus to begin our cruise through the Greek Isles. Weather and time permitting there will be a short stop at the island of Mykonos with its dazzling white houses, narrow paved streets, shops and windmills. Dinner is served on board the ship.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (on board the ship)

Early morning arrival in Kusadasi, a lovely Turkish port and gateway to the ancient city of Ephesus. Excursion to Ancient Ephesus (fee is included in the cruise price) to visit the extensive ruins.  Paul visited Ephesus on his second and third missionary journeys and spent two years preaching there.  Spending time walking among the ruins, we will view ancient monuments such as the Forum, the Odeon, the Library of Celsus, the Temple of Artemis, and the Great Theatre.  We will walk along the amazing Arcadian Way, where once Mark Anthony and Cleopatra rode in procession. This is truly an impressive site giving eloquent testimony to this important and grand city of ancient Asia Minor.   Early afternoon, we set sail for Patmos, Greece, the island where tradition holds that John, the disciple of Jesus, was exiled to by the Roman government on account of his Christian faith and from where he wrote the book of Revelation. Arriving about 4:00 pm, our excursion on Patmos (fee is included in the cruise price) departs the port of Skala by motor coach for the short drive up to the Monastery of St. John, which has been magnificently built within the walls of a strong fortification. We will walk uphill toward the entrance of the Monastery for a view of the courtyard, the Monks' dining room and the main church with its outstanding frescoes and small but beautiful museum. We will continue on to the nearby Cave of the Apocalypse, the traditional site for the writing of the book of Revelation. Once inside the cave, see the silver niches in the wall that mark the pillow and ledge used as a desk by John as he wrote Revelation and view the three-fold crack made by the Voice of God. A full & unforgettable day! Dinner served onboard ship.   

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (on board the ship)

Early morning, our ship enters Heraklion, the port city and capital of Crete.  Enjoy a short stroll on your own along the pedestrian streets that have plenty of local color and character. Leaving at lunchtime, we sail to the stunning island of Santorini (Thira).  This island offers one of the most appealing natural spectacles in the entire Mediterranean Sea.  Sailing into the flooded crater of its volcano, we see two dazzling white towns perched high on the cliffs.  Walk up the 600 steps or take the cable car to the top then enjoy strolling the footpaths through the quaint town and along the cliff.   Dinner served onboard the ship.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (on board the ship)

Early this morning we disembark the ship at the Athens Port of Piraeus and transfer to the Athens hotel for dinner and overnight. No planned tour for this day

Breakfast (on board the ship) , (Lunch is on your own) Dinner

Following breakfast, we check out of the hotel at 11:00 AM and transfer to the Athens Airport for return flight back to the USA.

Breakfast 

PRICING

MAIN TOUR

$2,195 (main tour) $3,944 (land and Air)

Price Includes

  • Domestic and International air (coach) out of Phoenix, AZ
  • 4 (+) Star hotel accommodations
  • Meeting at the Athens, Greece Venizelos Airport on arrival and departure
  • Ground transfer from Athens, Greece Venizelos Airport to the Athens Hotel upon arrival
  • Ground transfer from the Athens Hotel back to the Athens, Greece Venizelos Airport
  • One-Way flight from Thessaloniki to Athens
  • All transfers on sightseeing days
  • New air-conditioned motor coach
  • Entrance fees for sites indicated in the Itinerary
  • Daily buffet breakfast and dinner in hotels as indicated in the itinerary
  • 5 Lunches and gratuity for lunches while touring
  • Gratuity for driver, guide and hotel staff
  • Bottled water on board the motor coach
  • Headset (Whispers) for each tour participant
  • Farewell dinner in the hotel

Price DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • Domestic or International airfare for LAND ONLY travelers
  • Hotel cost for any traveler arriving prior to MARCH 12, 2021
  • Hotel cost for any traveler staying after 11:00 AM on March 19, 2021
  • Optional Travel Protection Insurance
  • Entry fees for optional sites not included in itinerary
  • Lunch on Day 8
  • All beverages including alcoholic beverages
  • Single Supplement Fee of $695 per person for those requesting to room alone or if a roommate cannot be assigned
  • Personal incidentals charged to hotel room
  • Items of personal nature

GREEK ISLE CRUISE EXTENSION

$1,250

Price Includes

  • Ground transfer from the Cruise Port to the Athens Airport following the cruise
  • Ephesus Excursion – Kusadasi, Turkey
  • Visitor Visa to enter Turkey to visit Ephesus
  • Patmos Excursion – Isle of Patmos
  • Shore excursion on Crete
  • Shore visit on Santorini
  • Unlimited non-alcohol drink package on board the ship
  • Port Taxes and gratuity
  • English speaking licensed guide for all transfers & sightseeing days 
  • Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner on board ship only

Price DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • Single Supplement Fee of $325 per person for those requesting to room alone or if a roommate can not be assigned by Faith Based Expeditions
  • Traveler staying after 11:00 AM on MARCH 23, 2021
  • Lunches while on shore excursions
  • Lunch for March 22, 2021
  • Optional Travel Protection Insurance
  • Cabin miscellaneous expenses of a personal nature
  • Items of personal nature

INSURANCE

We recommend that all travelers purchase a travel protection plan to help protect you and your trip investment! We realize that overseas travel is expensive, and while we do all that we can to ensure a safe and flawless trip, there are circumstances that cannot be controlled. Consider Travel Protection for Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption, Emergency Medical and Emergency Evacuation/Repatriation, Trip Delay, Baggage Delay and more.

For your convenience, Faith Based Expeditions offers a travel protection plan, 360° Adult Group Premier, provided by Travelex Insurance Services. Please note: This plan may not be purchased after you have made final payment for your covered Trip. Contact us to purchase.

For questions regarding benefits or coverages, please contact Travelex Insurance Services at 888-574-7026 and reference plan number APGB-1217.

To view/download the Policy based on your state of residence, go to: http://policy.travelexinsurance.com/APGB-1217

The purchase of this product is not required in order to purchase any other travel product or service. Your travel retailer might not be licensed to sell travel insurance and will only be able to provide general information about the product. An unlicensed travel retailer may not answer questions about the terms and conditions of the insurance offered and may not evaluate the adequacy of your existing insurance coverage. The products being offered provide insurance coverage that only applies during your covered trip. You may have insurance coverage from other sources that provide similar benefits but may be subject to different restrictions depending upon the coverage. You may wish to compare the terms of the travel policy offered through Travelex with any existing life, health, home and automobile insurance policies you may have. If you have questions about your coverage under your existing insurance policies, contact your insurer or insurance agent or broker. The product descriptions provided here are only brief summaries. The full coverage terms and details, including limitations and exclusions, are contained in the insurance policy. Consumers in California may also contact: California Department of Insurance Hotline 800.927.4357 or 213.897.8921. Travelex CA Agency License #0D10209. Consumers in Maryland may contact: Maryland Insurance Administration 800.492.6116 or 410.468.2340. All products listed are underwritten by, Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company; NAIC #22276. MP4

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Insurance Rates

Trip Cost Plan Cost
$0 $37
$1 - $500 $68
$501 - $1,000 $99
$1,001 - $1,500 $137
$1,501 - $2,000 $177
$2,001 - $3,000 $239
$3,001 - $4,000 $316
$4,001 - $5,000 $397
$5,001 - $6,000 $472
$6,001 - $7,000 $550
$7,001 - $8,000 $629
$8,001 - $9,000 $706
$9,001 - $10,000 $783
$10,001 - $11,000 $887
$11,001 - $12,000 $970
$12,001 - $13,000 $1,053
$13,001 - $14,000 $1,136
$14,001 - $15,000 $1,219

Rates are per traveler. Maximum trip length allowed is 364 days.

Plan Benefits Maximum Coverage Per Person (up to the limits below)
Trip Cancellation Up to 100% of Insured Trip Cost up to $15,000
Trip Interruption Up to 150% of Insured Trip Cost up to $22,500
Trip Delay $1,000 ($250/day)
Missed Connection $1,000
Baggage & Personal Effects $1,500
Baggage Delay $250
Emergency Medical Expense $50,000 ($500 dental sublimit)
Emergency Evacuation & Repatriation $250,000
AD&D $10,000
Travel Assistance & Concierge Services** Included
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