Apostle Paul in Italy Tour & Cruises 2024 – Weekly
Follow Apostle Paul through his Journey in Italy & Spain
11 Days Tour & Cruise on board MSC World Europa
Follow Apostle Paul through his last Missionary Journey in Italy. Starting from Rome, Italy; Visit his Prison ( Mamertine Prison ) as well as the Tre Fontane Abbey where he was beheaded. Tour impressive monuments such as the Roman Colosseum and walk through the Roman Forum where Paul Preached Christianity. Continue to The Vatican and admire Michaelangelos Pieta in St Peter Basilica and his frescoes in Sistine Chapel.
On your cruise portion of your trip, you will be home away from home onboard the brand new MSC World Europa ( Built-in 2021). Discover beautiful port cities such as Messina, where you will have an excursion to the ancient city of Syracuse. Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia, there you will have the opportunity to take an excursion to Tarragona, the coastal city that is said that Paul visited during his journey to Spain.
In the book of Romans, which is believed to have been written by Paul, he expressed his desire to travel to Spain. In Romans 15:24, he wrote, “I hope to see you in passing as I go to Spain, and to be helped on my journey there by you, once I have enjoyed your company for a while.” It is unclear whether Paul ever fulfilled this desire and actually traveled to Spain, as there are no definitive records of his travels to Spain.
Malta is where Paul took refuge in a cave, now known as St. Paul’s Grotto is another destination of Biblical significance.
Lastly upon your return, you will visit the Ancient City of Pompeii in Naples and pass by the old port of Pozzuoli.
DepartureNaples, Italy / Naples, Italy
Day 1: Arrival Rome
Day 2: Imperial Rome Tour
Paul went to Rome as a prisoner in chains; Acts 2-28 tells us the story, Arrested in Jerusalem, imprisoned at Caesarea for two years, Paul appealed to Caesar and suffered a shipwreck on his way to Rome as a prisoner. After two years, Paul was released from his imprisonment, after which he traveled and wrote two more epistles before his final Roman imprisonment in Mamertine Prison.Today your tour begins at Colosseum. You continue with a walking tour through Roman Forum and towards the Arch of Titus; the Arch's inside relief portrays Roman soldiers carrying off treasures from Jerusalem Temple, destroyed by Titus in 70 AD. Jesus predicted this destruction (MATH 24:1-2). You end with a visit at Mamertine Prison where Paul and Peter were imprisoned. We continue to Pantheon, Piazza Navona & Trevi Fountain. Dinner and overnight at your Hotel.