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Steps Of Paul Cruise
20 days - Departs 22nd October 2012
Guidepost Christian Heritage Tours
DAY 1: Monday 22nd October, 2012 Australia – Dubai
An evening flight from Australia (Perth, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane) takes us through to Dubai where we have arranged for the hotel rooms to be available on arrival.
Overnight: On flight
DAY 2: Tuesday 23rd October, 2012 In Dubai BFollowing an early morning transfer from the airport to the hotel you will have time for a shower and change. Later in the morning enjoy a guided tour of this amazing new city and we have allowed some free time for resting or shopping, with lunch and dinner at your own choice and cost.
PRE-BOOKED OPTIONAL TOUR: Sundowner Dune Dinner Safari. Departs around 3.00pm, returns around 9.00pm. See page 5 for more details.
DAY 3: Wednesday 24th October, 2012 Dubai - Athens
BD 3 NIght StayToday we fly from Dubai to Athens, where on arrival we will be met and transferred to our selected hotel at the base of the Acropolis and in view of the Parthenon. The afternoon is free, then we will enjoy a welcome reception in the Garden Lounge.
DAY 4: Thursday 25th October, 2012 The Acropolis and Sightseeing BDWe meet our walking tour guide in our hotel this morning where a short walk brings us to the famous Areopagus where we pause to read Acts 17:15-34, then ascend the Acropolis for a walking tour of the ruins of the Parthenon. Making our way back down, you will have tickets for the City Sightseeing Hop on – Hop Off bus to take in the city’s main attractions.
DAY 5: Friday 26th October, 2012 ATHENSBA mixture of sightseeing and free time, you will have tickets for the City Sightseeing Hop on – Hop Off bus or maybe take a tram journey to the coast to enjoy a lunch sitting on the beach before returning home. Lunch and dinner at your own choice and cost.
DAY 6 : Saturday 27th October, 2012 ATHENS – EMBARKATION
BD 7 NIGHT STAYMorning at leisure in Athens for any last minute sightseeing or shopping. We then drive to Piraeus Port and embark our cruise ship, with time to explore the ship’s common areas before getting underway.
DAY 7: Sunday 28th October, 2012 THESSALONIKI – VERIA Worship
BLDWe will share in a time of worship on the ship then arrive in Thessaloniki where we visit the Walls, The House of Jason where Paul lived and the Agora where he preached. Continue to Veria (ancient Beroe), to the memorial commemorating Paul’s preaching to the local Jews in 54 AD. Acts 16
DAY 8 : Monday 29th October, 2012 KAVALA – PHILIPPI
BLDKavala (ancient Neapolis), the site where Paul, Timothy and Silas landed on the coast of Thrace. From there, visit Philippi where Paul lived, preached and was imprisoned and the Baptistery of Lydia, where the first baptism on European soil took place.
DAY 9 : Tuesday 30th October, 2012 ISTANBUL
BLDWe pass through the Dardanelles – the stretch of waterway so vigorously defended by the Turkish Army during the attack on Gallipoli, and in the morning we arrive in Istanbul, one of the world’s greatest historic cities. Formerly Byzantium, the centre of the Eastern Roman Empire, this city is built on seven green hills and situated astride two continents. East meets West in every way. We visit the Sultan Ahmed (Blue) Mosque with its six minarets, and St. Sofia, converted to a mosque from a Christian basilica after the fall of Constantinople in 1453.
TOUR INCLUSIONSP Christian tour escort from Sydney
P Daily Devotions with a Christian Tour Leader
P Return Economy Airfares from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth.
P All sightseeing as listed in the tour itinerary
P All shore excursions whilst on the Ocean Majesty
P All meals as listed in the tour itinerary. Meals are indicated as follows:
was beheaded. Walk through Via Del Corso, Piazza de Spagnia, and enjoy the Trevi Fountain, Pantheon and Piazza Navona.
DAY 17: Wednesday 7th November, 2012 DEPARTURE ROME – DUBAI
B 2 NIGHT STAYAfter breakfast we will be transferred to the airport for our flight to Dubai.
DAY 18: Thursday 8th November, 2012 DUBAI Today is a day at leisure where you might like to opt for an optional tour, or just relax as we get ready for the final leg of our journey.
DAY 19: Friday 9th November, 2012 Depart DubaiThis morning we will be transferred to the airport for the flight back to Australia.
DAY 20: Saturday 10th November, 2012 Arrive in AustraliaThis morning we will arrive back in Australia.
DAY 15: Monday 5th November, 2012 IMPERIAL ROME
BDThis morning you will discover Imperial Rome. Paul wrote to the Christians of Rome and he eventually went there where his ministry continued, although he was technically a prisoner. You will experience the glory of Imperial Rome when you visit the Coliseum, famous as a place of spectacle and death. Gladiators died here as thousands looked on. See the Circus Maximus, built during the reign of Nero. This huge stadium was able to seat 250,000 spectators for chariot races and other spectacles. See the Roman Forum, an ancient meeting place, market place, religious and political centre. View the Arch of Titus that commemorates Titus’ conquest of Judea. You’ll visit the Mamertina Prison, where it is believed that both Peter and Paul were imprisoned Acts 27 - 28.
DAY 16: Tuesday 6th November, 2012 CHRISTIAN ROME
BDYou’ll discover the Vatican Museum, home to many of the world’s masterpieces. Enter the Sistine Chapel and view Michelangelo’s frescoes, which have been restored to their full, colourful glory. Tour St. Peter’s Basilica where Michelangelo’s “Pieta” -- the only work signed by the master -- will be just one of many highlights. Travel along the famous Apian Way. Walk through the Catacombs of San Sebastiano. Visit Tre Fontane, where the Apostle Paul
DAY 13: Saturday 3rd November, 2012 DISEMBARKATION - CORINTH – BRINDIS (ITALY)
BDWe end the cruise on Ocean Majesty then travel direct to Corinth where we visit the ruins of the old Corinth, see the site of the workshops where Paul would have carried out his trade of tent making with Aquila and Priscilla and visit the museum (Acts 18). Continuing to Patras we join an overnight ferry for the journey to Brindisi (Italy) and our coach comes with us on this journey.
Overnight: Ferry transfer (inside twin cabin)
DAY 14: Sunday 4th November 2012 POMPEII – ROME Worship BD 3 NIGHT STAYDisembark the ferry and begin the tour of Pompeii, where you will visit the spectacular ruins that were covered by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79A.D. The city remained buried and undiscovered for almost 1500 years until excavation began in 1748. These excavations continue today, providing insight into life during the Roman Empire. Drive to Rome for overnight.
DAY 10: Wednesday 31st October, 2012 DIKILI – PERGAMON
BLDA tour from Dikili (our port) is to Pergamon, the great city of Bergama and a city of the Book of Revelation (Revelation 2:12). It is one of the best-preserved ancient sites in Turkey. We continue by visiting Sardis, the most picturesque of the Seven Churches (Revelation 3).
DAY 11: Thursday 1st November 2012 KUSADASI - EPHESUS – MILETUS BLDArrive at Kusadasi. Visit Ephesus, the most impressive archeological site in Turkey, including the Great Amphitheatre where Paul spoke to the Ephesians. An afternoon tour to Miletus, where Paul delivered his touching farewell address to the elders of Ephesus and predicted his death. Acts 19:1-41 Revelation 2:1
DAY 12: Friday 2nd November, 2012 PATMOS
BLDPatmos, the “Holy Island” for the Christian faith. This is the place where the apocalyptic Revelation of John was written during his exile from the Roman Empire. We visit the cave and the monastery of St. John, Revelation 1.
Pre Booked Optional Tour - Day 2 Sundowner Dune Dinner SafariThe mysterious desert beckons you for a magical evening out – an adventure you’ll never forget. Leaving behind the bustle of the city in the afternoon, our Safari Guides will transport you by four-wheel drive vehicles to the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve. Your adventure in the desert begins with a falconry demonstration before you start your thrilling journey deep into the heart of the desert over the rolling dunes of the Reserve. From the crest of a high dune, watch the setting sun cast its orange glow over the vast expanse of rippling sand all around you. Like a shimmering mirage in the distance, you will see the flickering lights of your camp where a traditional Arabian welcome awaits you.
The encampment conjures up images of the Arabian nights. Quench your thirst whilst you relax on comfortable low cushions in Bedu tents. Paint your hands with intricate henna designs and dress in traditional Arabic attire. See your name written in a bottle of coloured sand, feast on a barbecue of grilled meats, fresh salads and delectable Arabic sweets; experience a short camel ride and enjoy an aromatic shisha.
Tour Fare: $AUD110 Per Person
Deck Plan Tour Fares
Tour Code: EUR12107CFTDEPARTING SYDNEY, MELBOURNE, BRISBANE & PERTH*
Departs: Monday 22nd October 2012 (20 days)Returns: Saturday 10th November 2012Interior Cabin: Twin Share: $7,580 per person, Single: $9,990Oceanview Cabin: Twin Share: $7,810 per person, Single: $10,290Balcony Cabin: Twin Share: $9,320 per person, Single: $13,240
*Other cities on application
Cabin CategoriesInside Cabins Deck 5
Oceanview Cabins Deck 4
Balcony/Suites Deck 8
SYDNEY - Escort will depart from and return to Sydney.Departs: Sydney International Airport Monday 22nd October 2012 at 9.45pmReturns: Sydney International Airport Saturday 10th November 2012 at 7.00am
MELBOURNEDeparts: Melbourne International Airport Monday 22nd October 2012 at 10.25pmReturns: Melbourne International Airport Saturday 10th November 2012 at 6.35am
BRISBANEDeparts: Brisbane International Airport Monday 22nd October 2012 at 8.45pmReturns: Brisbane International Airport Saturday 10th November 2012 at 6.40am
PERTHDeparts: Perth International Airport Monday 22nd October 2012 at 10.30pmReturns: Perth International Airport Saturday 10th November 2012 at 1.15am
It is amazing how God works and things come about. The Steps of Paul Cruise is one of those beautiful concepts that we discovered while researching a possible cruise over two years ago, and it is, we believe, something unique that we present to Australian Christians. Most cruises or tour companies offer a trip they call Steps of Paul, but nothing is available that is so intentionally Christian in its operation. In fact, the whole cruise is chartered to operate as a Christian Cruise. We at Christian Fellowship Tours are so excited to be in a position to offer this tour as it promises to be a highlight of the many tours and cruises we have been privileged to offer. One read of the brochure will convince you we are sure, to join us on an amazing journey through the Bible and in The Footsteps of the Apostle Paul.
HOW TO BOOKPhone the Guidepost Tours office Monday to Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm on 1300 733 323 to request a booking form.
HOW TO PAY FOR YOUR TOUR• Cheque made payable to Guidepost Tours and posted to 131 Belinda Street, Gerringong NSW 2534. • Credit Card, please note that a 1.5% credit card fee will be added to your invoice.
An initial 10% deposit is required on booking, with the final payment due by Monday 30th July 2012. Cancellation charges are detailed on the Booking Form.
JOINING THE TOURApproximately 10 days prior to departure you will receive a Final Tour Letter confirming where you will be join the tour and any additional tour information.
TRAVEL INSURANCE IS NOT INCLUDED, BUT HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.Please remember that travel insurance covers you for cancellation or amendment cost. Travel insurance is not included in your tour fare and is offered subject to conditions set out by the insurance company. If you require insurance, please mark this on your booking form. An insurance PDS and application will be forwarded and all conditions covering the policy are listed in the PDS booklet. Insurance cover offered is with Cover.More. Christian Fellowship Tours offers this as an additional service to you and acts as an agent only. (This Insurance is not compulsory, please advise when booking if insurance is not required).
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