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Steps of St. Paul with 3-Day Cruise Extension Moderate A

10 Days 2 Countries 12 Cities

See the Acropolis in Athens, visit Thessaloniki and Philippi where Paul preached the Gospel, and view the ruins of Corinth.

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10 Days 2 Countries 12 Cities

Steps of St. Paul with 3-Day Cruise Extension Moderate A

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    • Port Taxes: Prices are inclusive of port taxes, tips, drink packages and are accurate as of May 2019. Up-to-date pricing can be found at trafalgar.com
    • Flights: Onward flights from Athens airport should not be scheduled before 12noon.
    • Price based on twin share Moderate A (IA) cabin category.
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    • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 

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      • Port Taxes: Prices are inclusive of port taxes, tips, drink packages and are accurate as of May 2019. Up-to-date pricing can be found at trafalgar.com
      • Flights: Onward flights from Athens airport should not be scheduled before 12noon.
      • Price based on twin share Moderate A (IA) cabin category.
      • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
      • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
      • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
      • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii, South Africa, Kenya & Tanzania, Botswana, Zambia or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
      • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 

      About this trip

      Tread in the footsteps of St. Paul as you encounter the places the apostle lived, preached the Gospel and wrote profoundly and prolifically about Jesus' selfless sacrifice of love.


      Trip type: Cruise or Rail i

      Trip code: RSPM

      9 Nights

      accommodation

      19 Meals
      • 9 breakfasts

      • 4 lunches (including Be My Guest)

      • 6 dinners

      On-trip Transport

      All transport shown.

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • CITY TOUR in Thessaloniki and Athens

        • ORIENTATION of Kavala

        • VISIT the Royal Tombs Museum in Vergina, the St. Demetrius Church in Thessaloniki, the Archaeological Site of Philippi near Kavala, the rock monasteries in Meteroa, the ancient ruins in Corinth and the Acropolis in Athens

        • VIEW Mount Olympus, the marble Panathenaic Stadium in Athens and the Corinth Canal


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 9 breakfasts

        • 4 lunches
          (including Be My Guest)

        • 6 dinners


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      Travel Highlights

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        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

        • Daily breakfast and up to half your evening meals

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • Handcrafted Highlights

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


      1. Arrive Athens

      The cradle of western civilisation beckons, with centuries of beliefs, rituals and mythology waiting to be explored. You'll have the day on your own before meeting your Travel Director and travelling companions for a Welcome Reception at your hotel.

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      Welcome Reception
      Hotel
      Crowne Plaza/Divani Palace Acropolis

      2. Athens – Vergina – Thessaloniki (2 Nights)

      Departing Athens this morning, we will 'Connect With Locals' over lunch during an exclusive 'Be My Guest' experience. Then delve into the origins of the Macedonian nation when you visit the site of ancient Aigai, the first capital of Macedon and the city where Alexander the Great was proclaimed king. Explore the royal tombs and remains of the royal palace at the archaeological museum of Vergina, an extraordinary journey back to a time of ancient dynasties and expanding empires. Leaving the incredible archaeological finds behind, we travel east towards Thessaloniki, where we'll arrive later this evening.

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      Breakfast
      Be My Guest
      Hotel
      City

      3. Thessaloniki – Kavala Excursion

      Admire the Byzantine art around every turn as you embark on a guided sightseeing tour of Thessaloniki with a 'Local Specialist'. Enjoy a visit to the UNESCO-listed Church of Saint Demetrius, dedicated to the patron saint of Thessaloniki. Our journey continues to Kavala, where St. Paul and St. Silas were imprisoned after St. Paul's first sermon in Europe as it is known today. Visit what remains of Philippi, which was created as a smaller version of Rome, complete with its forum, theatre and market square. Learn how the city became the centre of Christian faith and pilgrimage following the visit of St. Paul and see the remains of Christian basilicas and the octagonal church which stand as a testament to the early establishment of Christianity. We return to Thessaloniki this evening.

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      Breakfast

      4. Thessaloniki – Veria – Meteora – Kalambaka

      Making our way from Thessaloniki to Kalambaka, we tread in the footsteps of St. Paul during our stop in Veria. Here we'll see his Tribune (Bema), where he preached Christianity. Then continue to Meteora, where we'll have an opportunity to visit two of the Eastern Orthodox monasteries that cling impressively to immense, rounded rock towers overlooking the town. This evening enjoy dinner at your hotel.

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      Dinner
      Hotel
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      5. Kalambaka – Delphi – Athens (2 Nights)

      Begin your return journey to Athens this morning, driving a scenic route south to Delphi. Here you will follow the path once taken by the ancient Greeks to consult with the most important oracle in the classical world. Join your 'Local Specialist' and walk the Sacred Way to the 4th-century Temple of Apollo. Then visit the Delphi Archaeological Museum, featuring rare treasures from the Mycenean period to the early Byzantine era. There's time for lunch on your own in Delphi before you continue to the Greek capital, where you'll stay two nights.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast

      6. Corinth Excursion – Athens Sightseeing

      Journey to Corinth, once home to the first Christian communities. In his letters, Paul provides us with excellent insights into what life was like for the Corinthian community who were the recipients of two Epistles. You'll have an opportunity to explore its ancient sites and visit the Archaeological Museum of Ancient Corinth before crossing the mighty Corinth Canal on your return journey to Athens. This afternoon, embark on a guided sightseeing tour and journey into antiquity. Your 'Local Specialist' will reveal an ancient world as you 'Dive Into Culture' and explore Mars Hill and the Acropolis. Admire the Parthenon, dedicated to the goddess Athena, view the Royal Palace and see the Temple of Zeus, Hadrian's Arch and the Agora, once the haunt of Socrates and Plato. After a full day of sightseeing, you'll join your new friends for a memorable Farewell Dinner.

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      Breakfast
      Farewell Dinner

      7. Embark Cruise – Mykonos

      Cruise to the pretty island of Mykonos, where we will have an evening stroll through its cobblestone lanes.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast
      Lunch
      Dinner

      8. Kusadasi – Patmos

      We arrive on the Turkish shores of Kusadasi this morning and embark on an included Shore Experience to ancient Ephesus. Stroll through the ruins of the ancient Greek city of Ephesus, past the amazingly intact façade of the Library of Celcus and down to what was once its thriving port. See the House of Virgin Mary at Mt. Koressos, then spend the rest of the day at leisure. We board our ship and continue to Patmos, the site where the Book of Revelation was written by St. John. Here you will see the Monastery of Saint John the Theologian and the Cave of the Apocalypse, where St. John the Apostle is said to have received the visions he recorded in the Book of Revelation.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast
      Lunch
      Dinner

      9. Heraklion – Santorini

      We arrive in Heraklion this morning to explore Crete's Minoan culture and heritage at the Palace of Knossos. We sail to the Cycladic island of Santorini, with its enchanting cliff-top towns next. Arriving after lunch, you'll have an opportunity to join an Optional Experience to Fira and the sun-kissed clifftop village of Oia.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast
      Lunch
      Dinner

      10. Disembark – Depart Athens

      This morning, disembark from your cruise ship for your transfer to the airport.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast

      Available Departures

      Please see http://www.trafalgar.com:80/en-sg/tours/steps-of-st-paul-with-3day-cruise-extension-moderate-a?tripcode=rspm for the latest discounts & departure information.

      The Trafalgar Difference

      • Connect with Locals
        Lunch on a farm near Larissa where you'll enjoy an exclusive 'Be My Guest' featuring some of the herbs that are grown on the farm and used to make herb-based products. (Day 2)

      • Dive into Culture
        Visit the Acropolis Museum containing remarkable antiquities giving visitors an insight into the lives of Athenians centuries ago. (Day 5)
        Visit the Corinth Archaeological Museum containing remarkable antiquities giving visitors an insight into the lives of ancient Corinthians. (Day 6)

      • Local Specialists
        For included sightseeing in Athens.

      Find out what makes Trafalgar different.

      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • CITY TOUR in Thessaloniki and Athens

        • ORIENTATION of Kavala

        • VISIT the Royal Tombs Museum in Vergina, the St. Demetrius Church in Thessaloniki, the Archaeological Site of Philippi near Kavala, the rock monasteries in Meteroa, the ancient ruins in Corinth and the Acropolis in Athens

        • VIEW Mount Olympus, the marble Panathenaic Stadium in Athens and the Corinth Canal


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 9 breakfasts

        • 4 lunches
          (including Be My Guest)

        • 6 dinners


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      Travel Highlights

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        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

        • Daily breakfast and up to half your evening meals

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • Handcrafted Highlights

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


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