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Holyland Cruise & Greece 2022

A Faithful cruising experience & a celebration of Agape

Onboard Norwegian Jade

10 Days Cruise through the Bible visiting Athens-Ephesus-Patmos-Jerusalem-Bethlehem-Santorini-Cyprus

A purposeful cruising experience of incomparable magnitude is about to begin! Sail onboard NCL Jade and join other pilgrims on a journey to the Holyland. Your cruise starts from Athens, Greece, the birthplace of democracy, philosophy, and of tremendous Christian importance, as we learn from Apostle Paul’s Journeys. During your touring see Paul’s Bema in Athens as well as Mars Hill were Paul gave his famous Aeropagus Sermon. Your cruise continues to Ancient Ephesus & Patmos – the Island of Apocalypse, where John wrote the Book of Revelation!

Jerusalem, Bethlehem & the Sea of Galilee will be the spiritual highlights of your cruise; you will spend two days walking where Jesus walked as every chapter of your Bible is unwrapping in front of you! Visit the Mount of Olives and walk along the via Dolorosa, see the Shepherds field in Bethlehem. Last but not least you will have the unique opportunity to get baptized in Jordan River.

Once in Cyprus you will have the chance to drive to Paphos from the port of Limassol. Cyprus was the first country in the world to come under Christian administration when the Apostle Paul on his 1st Missionary Journey along with Barnabas visited the island in their mission to spread Christianity.

Concluding your cruise, you will visit the Iconic island of Santorini. Probably the most visited, photographed and portrayed Island in Greece. Climb up to the town of Thira and admire the breathtaking view of the Volcano.

Upon your disembarkation in Athens, you will be driven to Ancient Corinth, made famous by Apostle Paul’s famous letters. See the Bema where he preached to the Corinthians.

  • Destination

  • Departure

    Athens, Greece
  • Included

    Our Deluxe Motorcoaches
    Our Experienced Tour Director
    Our Expert Guides
    Our Unsurpassed Service
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Day 1: Arrival Athens

Welcome to Athens, upon arrival at the Athens International Airport, your Christian guide and driver will be waiting for you to transfer you to your hotel. Dinner and overnight in Athens
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Day 2: Biblical Athens Tour & Cruise Embarkation

The Cruise portion of the tour begins today! Before we get onboard the majestic Norwegian Jade, we will begin our day with a tour of Athens. In 51 AD, Apostle Paul traveled from Berea to Athens by boat. His boat anchored at Faliron that used to be one of the main ancient ports of Ancient Athens. Paul walked from the port to the city of Athens. While waiting for Silas & Timothy to come from Macedonia, he spent most of his time talking with citizens at the Synagogue and in the Agora. The Athenians took an interest in his teachings and invited him to present it more analytical on the Aeropagus, the hill west of the Acropolis (Mars Hill). Paul stood in the midst of the Areopagus and gave his famous Aeropagus Sermon, emphasizing the need to “a known God” rather than worship the “unknown” as described in Acts 17:16-34. Follow your guide on a visit to the Acropolis where you will see the Propylaea, the Parthenon, the Erectheum, and the Temple of Athena Nike. Touring through modern Athens You will view the Olympic Stadium, where the modern Olympic games began and where the games returned in 2004. After your tour continue to the Piraeus for your embarkation.
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Day 3: Biblical Ephesus & Patmos

Ancient Ephesus This morning you are docked in Kusadasi, Turkey and start your excursion to ancient Ephesus. Ephesus was one of the most beautiful cities of the ancient world and its former glory can still be appreciated today from its well- preserved streets, temples, fountains, public baths, terraced houses, and theatres. Paul went to Ephesus on his third Missionary journey, staying and preaching for a period of about two to three years,and where several certain incidents took place (Acts 19:120, 20:20). It was to this community that Paul may have written his epistle to the Ephesians. You will visit the ancient Agora and go back in time where Demetrius, the silversmith, sold his silver shrines to the Ancient Greek goddess, Artemis. See the Library of Celsius and view the Great Theatre mentioned in the Book of Acts. After the morning visit return to the ship Patmos In the afternoon you reach the island of Patmos, Greece. During your tour you will have the opportunity to visit the Grotto of the Apocalypse. John was on exile on the island of Patmos where in the Grotto he wrote the Book of Revelation.
Rev 1:11 “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last,” and, “What you see, write in a book and send it to the seven churches which are in Asia: to Ephesus, to Smyrna, to Pergamos, to Thyatira, to Sardis, to Philadelphia, and to Laodicea.”
Your tour will continue with a visit to St. John’s Monastery before you go back to your cruise ship.
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Day 4: Day at Sea

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Day 5: Ashdod for Jerusalem & Bethlehem

Then Paul answered, “What are you doing, weeping and breaking my heart? For I am ready not only to be imprisoned but even to die in Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus.”(Acts 21:13) Travel to Bethlehem. View Shepherds' Field. Continue to Jerusalem where you will visit the Upper Room, the House of the High Priest Caiaphas, and the Western Wall. Visit the Mount of Olives and the Garden of Gethsemane. You'll walk along the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Enter the Old City and visit the Pool of Bethesda. Worship together in the Garden Tomb.
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Day 6: Haifa for Sea of Galilee

Begin your journey inland to the Sea of Galilee. You’ll stand on the Mount of the Beatitudes where Jesus gave His most well-known sermon (Matthew 5). At Tabgha, the traditional location for the calling of the disciples and the feeding of the 5000, you’ll visit the Church of the Fish and the Loaves (Luke 9). Visit the Chapel of the Primacy where three times Peter professed his devotion to the risen Christ (John 21). Travel to the shore town of Capernaum where Jesus called Peter, Andrew, James, John (Matt. 4), and later Matthew. Stop by the River Jordan where those who wish to be baptized may do so.
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Day 7: Limassol, Tour Paphos

On his First Missionary Journey, Paul's first stop was the Island of Cyprus. Along with him were Barnabas and John Mark, together they preached the word of God on the Island in the Synagogues of the Jews (Act 13:4-5). Today you will arrive in Paphos where Paul and Barnabas brought the gospel to the Roman proconsul Sergius Paulus.
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Day 8: Santorini

This afternoon visit the island of Santorini which is perhaps the most breathtaking of all the Greek Islands. The town of Thira where white-washed houses, narrow streets, open-air cafes and glittering boutiques cling to steep cliffs, is accessible by foot path, cable-car or mule. You may choose to take an optional tour of sailing around an active volcano crater and swimming in the water heated by hot springs or enjoy this lovely island on foot. Again we return to the ship for dinner and evening entertainment.
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Day 9: Disembarkation in Athens & Tour Corinth

Visit Corinth (Acts 18: 1-18), a city that inspired one of St. Paul's most famous letter. You will visit the Archeological Museum, the Market Place, and Temples. Walk among the ruins and stand on the Bema where Paul stood. Read Paul's letter to the Corinthians, addressing his message to the Gentiles as he began the task of establishing his church in Corinth.
Acts 18:9-11 Now the Lord spoke to Paul in the night by a vision, “Do not be afraid, but speak, and do not keep silent; 10 for I am with you, and no one will attack you to hurt you; for I have many people in this city.” 11 And he continued there a year and six months, teaching the word of God among them.
Return to Athens for dinner and overnight.
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Day 10: Departure

Transfer to the airport for your flight back home.
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