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Paul's Missionary Journey - Cyprus - Cyprus is an island is a wealth of beauty, archeology, Byzantine art and Biblical and Early Church history.

Total Package Price: - TBA

Reference: - CYP3DAY

Hotel: - TBA

Duration: - 3 Day (Can be added to Tours from Israel)

Validity From: - All year

Day 1: Arrive in Cyprus
Today we arrive in Larnica and embark on our Journey to the lands of ancient treasures and Christian history, we will be walking where the apostles walked! We transfer to a lovely ocean-front hotel for dinner and our lodging for the evening.

Day 2: Paphos, Roman Capital of Cyprus
All sites visited in Paphos today are included in the official UNESCO List of Cultural Heritage. Paphos was the Roman capital of Cyprus and it was there, after seeing God perform a miracle through Paul, that the Proconsul Sergius Paulus was converted to Christianity in 47 AD. Cyprus was the first area to be ruled by a Christian. Our first stop is at the Pillar of St. Paul where the Apostle was bound and flogged. It is surrounded by the remnants of an early Christian basilica constructed in the 4th Century. The tour proceeds to the colorful and evocative Roman mosaics depicting mythological scenes mostly from the 3rd Century AD. The tour continues to the Tomb of the Kings - an ancient necropolis carved out of solid rock and given this regal name because of its imposing character. These underground pillared atria and chambers served as refuge for Christians during early persecutions. The next stop is the Monastery of St Neophytos. In 1159 a monk by the name of Neophytos cut this hermitage in the rock with his own hand. The Neophytos Rock-Grotto contains fine frescoes from the 12th to 15th Century. En route back to Limassol there is a photostop at Petra Tou Romiou, a chunky, rugged rock that marks the legendary birthplace of Aphrodite, ancient Goddess of Love and Beauty. Cyprus was an important pilgrimage centre during Ancient times for the worship of this Goddess. We return to Limossol for dinner and the evening.

Day 3: Biblical Port of Salamis, Church of Cyprus, Lazarus
We begin our tour today with the city where Paul & Barnabas began their ministry in Cyprus, the port city that they sailed to from Jaffa. (Acts 13:5) Biblical Salamis was a maritime town on the eastern coast of Cyprus, situated at the end of a fertile plain between two mountains. Its fine harbor, its location, and fortifications made it the chief city of the island. When St. Paul landed at Salamis with Barnabas and met John Mark, there were several synagogues, and it was here that they began their witness to the island. Although the date, place, and circumstances of his death are, as yet, historically unverifiable, Christian tradition holds that Barnabas was martyred at Salamis in 61 AD.

He is traditionally identified as the founder of the Cypriot Church. We visit the Roman ruins and the church and monastery where Varnavas, the founder of the church of Cyprus is buried. Continuing on to Larnaca, we visit the Panagia Angeloktisiti, the oldest known church in Cyprus dating back to the 6th century. Another stop will be made to view the traditional Tomb of Lazarus. Again, tradition says that Mary and Martha visited Lazarus in Larnaca. Free time will be allowed along the lovely Palm tree promenade before dinner.

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GREECE - TURKEY - 8 Day Greece and Turkey Pilgrimage Tour

Total Package Price: - R18,950.00

Reference: - GT8DAY

Hotel: - Land and Cruise Tour

Duration: - 8 Day Land and Cruise

Validity From: - 04 March – 11 March - R17,850.00 19 June – 24 June - R18,950.00

GREECE - TURKEY

COST EX JOHANNESBURG R18,950.00
A Deposit of R3, 000 secures your seat. DONT DELAY, CONTACT US TODAY
Included:
Return economical class airfare Johannesburg, and Athens.
All taxes and fuel surcharge.
06 Nights Accommodation in 4 Star tourist class hotels (two people sharing basis).
2 Nights Accommodation on Ferry
Two meals per day.
Entrances fees to all places as on itinerary.
Travel in air-condition buses.
Porterage at the hotels
Vat & Local taxes
All transfers between airports and hotels abroad.
English speaking guide


Not Included:
Personal insurance & visas required for specific entrances (We are able to assist at a nominal fee)
Return airfare between Johannesburg and other destinations in South Africa
All Tips
Turkish visa
Port taxes ($99)
Drinks during meals
Lunches

Day 1: Departure Johannesburg – Athens (Wednesday Departure)
Take an overnight flight from South Africa to Athens.

Day 2, (Thursday) Athens (Arrival: 13:25 Athens, Greece - Athens Int E. Venizelos)
Arrive in Athens and transfer to the hotel in the city center. Enjoy dinner at the hotel and get some rest so that you are ready for the rest of the tour.

Day 3, (Friday) : Cruise/Mykonos
Set sail this morning for the quaint island of Mykonos called the island of windmills. Experience the waterfront lined with shops and cafes and then stroll the charming walkways through a maze of whitewashed buildings or take an optional cruise port excursion.

Day 4, (Saturday) Turkey – Ephesus - Patmos
Docking in Turkey, enjoy a tour of Ephesus, the city of the Bible and one of the largest restorations still in progress with miles of ancient treasures. Ephesus was once a thriving port town of 250,000 people. Today you can still see the spectacular excavations of the major streets in this ancient city. Well view the Library, Agora, Temple of Artemis and visit the Basilica of St. John. The basilica is believed to be the site of the grave of John. From here well also enjoy a panoramic view of the area. This afternoon we visit the Isle of Patmos, under statutory protection as a historic monument. Here we have a tour to see the fortified monastery of St. John and the cave claimed to be where John received the Revelation. Back on the ship, enjoy the Captains dinner before settling in to your cabin for the night.

Day 5, (Sunday) : Santorini
Today 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.

Day 6, (Monday) : Disembark Cruise – Corinth/Athens
We disembark the cruise this morning and we immediately travel west with a rest stop and photos at the Corinth Canal. We then travel to the ancient city of Corinth, another treat for the New Testament scholar. Corinth is the city that inspired many of Pauls most familiar letters. See the Archaeological Museum, the Market Place, the Bema, and the Temples. To enjoy a devotional in the midst of the ruins of the church of Corinth and see the pillars, steps, and public worship place where Paul preached will enhance your understanding and love of I & II Corinthians. The ruins of this important cultural center are fascinating as we walk along the stone path that the Apostle Paul walked. After the visit to ancient Corinth we travel back to Athens to visit the Acropolis, the Parthenon, and Erectheum before viewing Athens atop Mars Hill where Paul stood and preached the truth to the Gentile nation.

Day 7: (Tuesday) Athens - Departure
Athens free day. Our Flight Back home or (Optional Tour continue to Israel)

Day 8: (Wednesday)
Home

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GREECE - TURKEY - 8 Day Greece and Turkey Pilgrimage Tour

Total Package Price: - TBA

Reference: - GT8DAY

Hotel: - Land and Cruise Tour

Duration: - 8 Day Land and Cruise

Validity From: -

GREECE - TURKEY

COST EX JOHANNESBURG R18,950.00

A Deposit of R3, 000 secures your seat. DONT DELAY, CONTACT US TODAY

Included:
Return economical class airfare Johannesburg, and Athens.
All taxes and fuel surcharge.
06 Nights Accommodation in 4 Star tourist class hotels (two people sharing basis).
2 Nights Accommodation on Ferry
Two meals per day.
Entrances fees to all places as on itinerary.
Travel in air-condition buses.
Porterage at the hotels
Vat & Local taxes
All transfers between airports and hotels abroad.
English speaking guide


Not Included:
Personal insurance & visas required for specific entrances (We are able to assist at a nominal fee)
Return airfare between Johannesburg and other destinations in South Africa
All Tips
Turkish visa
Port taxes ($99)
Drinks during meals
Lunches

Day 1: Departure Johannesburg – Athens (Wednesday Departure)
Take an overnight flight from South Africa to Athens.

Day 2, (Thursday) Athens (Arrival: 13:25 Athens, Greece - Athens Int E. Venizelos)
Arrive in Athens and transfer to the hotel in the city center. Enjoy dinner at the hotel and get some rest so that you are ready for the rest of the tour.

Day 3, (Friday) : Cruise/Mykonos
Set sail this morning for the quaint island of Mykonos called the island of windmills. Experience the waterfront lined with shops and cafes and then stroll the charming walkways through a maze of whitewashed buildings or take an optional cruise port excursion.

Day 4, (Saturday) Turkey – Ephesus - Patmos
Docking in Turkey, enjoy a tour of Ephesus, the city of the Bible and one of the largest restorations still in progress with miles of ancient treasures. Ephesus was once a thriving port town of 250,000 people. Today you can still see the spectacular excavations of the major streets in this ancient city. Well view the Library, Agora, Temple of Artemis and visit the Basilica of St. John. The basilica is believed to be the site of the grave of John. From here well also enjoy a panoramic view of the area. This afternoon we visit the Isle of Patmos, under statutory protection as a historic monument. Here we have a tour to see the fortified monastery of St. John and the cave claimed to be where John received the Revelation. Back on the ship, enjoy the Captains dinner before settling in to your cabin for the night.

Day 5, (Sunday) : Santorini
Today 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.

Day 6, (Monday) : Disembark Cruise – Corinth/Athens
We disembark the cruise this morning and we immediately travel west with a rest stop and photos at the Corinth Canal. We then travel to the ancient city of Corinth, another treat for the New Testament scholar. Corinth is the city that inspired many of Pauls most familiar letters. See the Archaeological Museum, the Market Place, the Bema, and the Temples. To enjoy a devotional in the midst of the ruins of the church of Corinth and see the pillars, steps, and public worship place where Paul preached will enhance your understanding and love of I & II Corinthians. The ruins of this important cultural center are fascinating as we walk along the stone path that the Apostle Paul walked. After the visit to ancient Corinth we travel back to Athens to visit the Acropolis, the Parthenon, and Erectheum before viewing Athens atop Mars Hill where Paul stood and preached the truth to the Gentile nation.

Day 7: (Tuesday) Athens - Departure
Athens free day. Our Flight Back home or (Optional Tour continue to Israel)

Day 8: (Wednesday)
Home

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