Footsteps of Paul

An 11-day tour of Greece and the Greek Isles
in the footsteps of the Apostle Paul

The Apostle Paul is arguable one of the most influential followers of Jesus to ever walk the earth. For years, his ministry took him to places all over Asia Minor and Greece, bringing the gospel to the very people Paul used to persecute. Today, Paul's teachings still radiate through us, leading us to know the heart of God better with every word. How much deeper would it take us if we could walk in his footsteps?

Come with us on this exciting adventure to Greece and see for yourself the places Paul walked, preached, suffered and prayed—you will experience your Bible like never before.

Registration is open from May – October 2018. Space is limited. Sign up early!

 

> The Tour | $4239

This 11-day tour of Greece and the Greek Isles will open your eyes and grow your faith deeper. This tour includes all of the following and much more:

  • Classes to acquaint you with Paul
  • Devotional time with God
  • Group gatherings for worship
  • Round trip airfare from San Francisco
  • Accommodations at first-class hotels
  • Breakfast and dinner in the Holy Land
  • Services of English-speaking guides
  • $100,000 automatic flight insurance*

All government taxes, airline surcharges and any hotel, porterage and entrance fees are all covered in the tour price. An additional future cost of $180 will be collected to cover all tipping of hotel staff, driver, guides, restaurants, etc. Please note that this tour requires a great deal of walking (8 - 10 miles per day).

*Subject to policy terms and limitations.
 

What's Required

  1. A reservation form with $600/person deposit (checks payable to Nawas International; mailed to MHBC: 15055 Monterey Street | Morgan Hill, CA 95037)
  2. Final payment due to Nawas International Travel, Inc. by January 31, 2019. Check is preferred. Contact Nawas International to make final payment by Credit Card.

Registration is open from May – October 2018. Space is limited. Sign up early!

 

> Nawas International

Nawas International has been the leader in Christian travel since 1949. In their six decades of planning and operating Christian tours to Europe, the Holy Land and other worldwide destinations, the Nawas name has become synonymous with quality and value.

As a family-owned company with a long tradition of service and hands-on management style, Nawas has the knowledge and skill to deliver a superior tour at an affordable price. By developing and maintaining strong professional and personal relationships with suppliers, vendors, programs and people, Nawas is able to spot hidden opportunities and secure special group rates for travelers. 

With no hidden extras and comprehensive sight-seeing throughout the tour, Nawas International maintains a reputation that guarantees complete satisfaction. And with 67 years of pioneering Christian tours, their experience is unmatchable.

 

> The Itinerary

saturday, day one – Across the Atlantic

Depart the United States today on board your overnight transatlantic jet flight. Enroute enjoy dinner followed by a full-length movie. 
 

Sunday, day two – ARRIVE at athens 

Arrive at Athens where you will be met and escorted to your waiting motor coach for transfer to your hotel. Balance of day at leisure. 
 

monday, day three – Athens/delphi/kalambaka

This morning drive on the national highway through Thebes, Levadia and the picturesque village of Arachova to Delphi. Visit the Museum to see the famous Bronse Charioteer along with other statues. In the afternoon visit the Temple of Apollo, the Theatre, the Athenian Treasury, and the Castalian Spring. Drive via Larissa, Lamia and Trikala to Kalambaka. Overnight in the Kalambaka area. 

 

tuesday, day four – Kalambaka/thessaloniki

Visit Meteora to see the "Hanging Monasteries" perched on top of unusual rock formations. Drive through Kozani to Veria, then on to visit the tomb of Philip of Macedonia in Vergina. Continue via edessa to Thessaloniki where you will see the Rotonda, Triumphal Arch of Galerius, and the seafront promenade with the White Tower. Overnight in Thessaloniki. 
 

wednesday, day five – thessaloniki

Drive to Amphipholis where you will see the famous Lion Statue. Continue to Philippi, where Marc Anthony defeated Brutus and St. Paul first preached the Gospel in Europe. See the archaeological site (Forum-Romanum), the ruins of two Basilicas, the Theatre, the Prison of St. Paul and St. Lydia's Baptistry. Visit Kavala before returning to Thessaloniki for the night. 
 

Thursday, day six – thessaloniki/athens 

Drive to Athens via the Valley of Tempi and Thermopylac. Overnight in Athens. 

 

friday, day seven – Athens/cruise/mykonos

Drive to Piraeusor Lavrion and board your fine cruise ship for a three-day Aegean Sea cruise. Sail to Mykonos, the St. Tropez of the Aegean. Walk around the glistening town. The houses, streets, even the sails of the windmills are all awash in white. Relax at a sidewalk cafe of taverna. Sail on to Kusadasi. 
 

saturday, day eight – Kusadasi (ephesus)/patmos 

Arrive at the Turkish resort of Kusadasi, where you will have an excursion to the magnificent city of Ephesus. You will walk the marble streets and see the fabled Temple of Artemis, another Wonder of the Ancient Work, the Stadium at the Library of Celsus. Afterwards, cruise to the island of Patmos, where you will visit the Monastery of St. John where John received inspiration for the Book of Revelation. Sail on to Heraklion, Crete. 

 

sunday, day nine – Heraklion (crete)/Santorini

Morning arrival in Heraklion, Crete, the southernmost of the Greek Isles. Here you will have the opportunity to partake in a sightseeing tour to the Palace of Knossos, discovered in 1900 by Aurthur Evans. This was the kingdom of King Minors, the site of the lengendary Minotaur, later slain by Theseus, and you can see the underground corridors of the Labyrinth. Then sail to Santorini, one of the most
fascinating islands in the Aegean, with its rugged vollcanic cliffs topped by brilliant white houses in the town of Thera. The view from the town is spectacular, looking down into the beautiful bay to the still active volcanic island only a few miles away. Return to your cruise ship for the journey back to Athens. 

 

Monday, day ten – Arrive at athens/corinthia

Morning arrival in Piracus or Lavrion. After you disembark from your cruise, drive along the Sacred Way of Elusinian Mysteries. passing the Island of Salamis. Cross the Corinth Canal, which connects the Aegean and Ionian Seas. See the Isthmus where boats where once dragged over land from one sea to the other. Arrive at Corinth, the most important city in the days of St. Paul. The vigorous and mostly Gentile Church he founded here in 50 AD caused him much grief and prompted him to write at least two letters to them. Visit the ruins of the ancient city where St. Paul worked with Aquila and Priscilla. See the remains of the first century shops, the agora where St. Paul's trial and Gallio took place, the Fountain of Peirene, Temple of Apollo and the Bema. 

This afternoon, embark on a tour of the city where you will see the Royal Palace, the Stadium and Temple of Zeus, the Theatre of Dionysius and the Agora (marketplace) where Paul spoke and see Socrates' prison. Visit Mars Hill and the Acropolis with the famous Parthenon. 

 

Tuesday, day eleven - athens/U.S.A.

Your adventure is over as you board your flight back to the U.S.A. 

 
 

Questions?
Contact Pastor Jeff Holmes.