Steps of Paul & Holyland Cruise 21 February, 2015
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Day 1 – Depart NYC on Feb 20 to Athens for 8 night cruise and 3 nights in 1st class hotel with departure from Athens on Mar 4 to NYC
Day 2 – Tour the city of Athens and stop by Mars Hill where Paul preached.
Day 3 – Visit Corinth including the Archeological Museum, the Market Place, and Temples. Embarkation on board MSC FANTASIA.
Day 4 – Ship docks at the legendary island of Crete and of Minoan civilization, home of Zorbas. Visit the Minoan Palace of Knossos.
Day 5 – Day at Sea
Day 6 – Ship docks in Haifa, then you travel to Jerusalem to pray at the Western Wall. Stand upon the Mount of Olives and view the city as Jesus did. Wander the Garden of Gethsemane. Walk along the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Enter the Old City and visit the Pool of Bethesda and worship in the Garden Tomb. Continue on to Bethlehem and visit the cave revered as the place where Jesus was born. View Shepherds’ Field where the Good News was first heard. Continue to Jerusalem and visit the Upper Room then on the the House of the High Priest Calaphas, where Jesus was tried before the Senhedrin. Visit the last remains of the Herodian Temple and holiest site in Judaism.
Day 7 – Travel inland to the Sea of Galilee. Stand on the Mount of Beatitudes then at Tabgha, visit the Church of the Fish and the Loaves. Also visit the Chapel of the Primacy then Capernaum and stop by the River Jordan.
Day 8 – Day at Sea
Day 9 – Visit the ancient Acropolis where you will see the Propylaea, the Parthenon and the Erectheum. View the ruins of the Agora and the Olympic Stadium
Day 10 – Day at Sea
Day 11 – Disembark the cruise ship and transfer to Rome Tour. Discover Imperial Rome and visit the Coliseum. See the Circus Maximus and the Roman Forum. View the Arch of Titus and visit the Mamertina Prison.
Day 12 – Discover the Vatican Museum and enter the Sistine Chapel and view Michelangelo’s frescoes. Tour St Peter’s Basilica where Michelangelo’s “Pieta”. Travel along the famous Apian Way and walk through the Catacombs of San Sebastiano. Visit Tre Fontane. Walk through Via Del Corso, Piazza de Spagnia, and enjoy the Trevi Fountain, Pantheon and Piazza Navona.
Day 13 – Transfer to the airport and fly home.
Advancing the Kingdom of God!