since
1969

Paul's Missionary Travels

 

 

22nd  September -  6th October 2011

 

A fifteen day tour to gain insight into Paul's life and ministry in Rome, Greece and Asia Minor.


Teme of the tour:
"What Helped Them to Remain Faithful"



   
   
   
 
 
 

Day 1: London - Rome

Thursday 22nd September 2011

If you join the group in London, you fly with Alitalia at 07.30 am from Heathrow Terminal 4, flight AZ201. You arrive Rome at 11.00 am and are transferred to your hotel for a 2 night stay.

On the first 3 nights of this tour, dinner is not included.  Instead, enjoy exploring the cuisine of the local restaurants as well as on board the cruise.

 

Day 2: Rome

Friday 23rd September 2011
Colosseum

Sightseeing tour of Rome, the "Eternal city". From here Paul wrote six letters encouraging his brothers to remain faithful. 

Processional Way
 

Day 3: Rome - Pompeii - Brindisi

Saturday 24th September 2011

After breakfast your coach takes you  to Pompeii, where time stood still on 29th August 74 C.E. At  Brindisi you board a ship for an exciting overnight cruise on the beautiful Adriatic Sea to Greece. For your evening meal you may choose to use the restaurant facilities on board.

Pompeii
 

Day 4: Patres - Corinth - Athens

Sunday 25th September 2011

Enjoy breakfast on board. You disembark at Patra, Greece. Acts 18:1–18. A breathtaking human achievement is the Corinth Canal. What helped early Corinthian Christians to remain faithful? You visit the Museum, the Theatre (1 Corinthians 4:9), the Judgment Seat and the Pavement of Erastus (Romans 16:23). Next stop is the site of the Isthmian Games, which Paul had in mind when writing his striking illustration in 1 Corinthians 9:17–24.

 

Day 5: Athens - Acts 17: 16 – 34

Monday 26th September 2011
Athens

The Acropolis, Parthenon and Areopagus are highlights of your tour. You walk through the Market Place where Paul answered the philosophers’ questions and helped some to serve faithfully.

Acropolis - The Karyatides
 

Day 6: Free Day in Athens

Tuesday 27th September 2011
Taste the 'koulouria'

 Free day to do as you please.

 

Day 7: Athens - Samos - Kusadasi (Turkey)

Wednesday 28th September 2011

From Athens you fly to the island of Samos, then by sea to Turkey. Your day ends at your hotel in Kusadasi near Ephesus.

 

Day 8: Ephesus

Thursday 29th September 2011
   

Visiting Ephesus is a highlight. (Revelation 2:1-7). Here you see the impressive Theatre, (Acts 19: 29), the Agora and the Library.

 

Day 9: Sardis - Smyrna

Friday 30th September 2011
Sardis

Visit the beautiful reconstructed site of Sardis (Revelation 3:1-6). The message to the congregation in this city will not only have deeper meaning, but will encourage you to remain faithful when facing problems. Though imprisoned, early Christians in Smyrna were urged not to be afraid (Revelation 2: 8-11). Overnight stay in Izmir.

 

Day 10: Pergamum

Saturday 1st October 2011

Today you visit the impressive ruins of Pergamum (Revelation 2:12–17), highlighting, the reason why the Bible says the “throne of Satan” was here. The hotel is in Canakkale.

Pergamum
 

Day 11: Galipolli - Neapolis - Macedonia

Sunday 2nd October 2011

A short ferry trip across the Dardanelles. Pass through Gallipoli where thousands have been buried, victims of  the 'Dardanelles Campaign' from 25 April 1915 to 9 January 1916.  You cross Upsala, the Turkish / Greek border. Arrive in Kavalla, known in the Bible as Neapolis. It was here that Paul first entered Europe in response to the call, “Step over into Macedonia” (Acts 16:10-11). You stay here two nights.

Galipoli
 

Day 12: Philippi

Monday 3rd October 2011

Acts 16:12 – 40.  You visit Philippi, the first city in Europe to accept Christianity. You see the river where Lydia was baptised and the possible site of Paul and Silas’ imprisonment. Afternoon free. Opportunity to explore Kavalla or relax on the sandy beach of the hotel.

Philippi Ruins
 

Day 13: Thessalonica - Acts 17:1-9

Tuesday 4th October 2011

Pass through Amphipolis and Apollonia to Thessalonica (Salonica) for your final two nights stay..

 

Day 14: Beroea - Acts 17:10-14

Wednesday 5th October 2011
Beroea Synagogue

Today we will go to Beroea and the old synagogue.

Streets of Beroea
 

Day 15: Thessalonica – London

Thursday 6th October 2011

Spiritually up built you depart from Thessalonica on flight AZ733 at 06.55 am and via Rome, arrive London Heathrow Airport Terminal 4 at 11.25 am.

 
   
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