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Footsteps of Apostle Paul – Faith-Based Travel

“For we walk by faith, not by sight,” wrote the Apostle Paul to the Corinthians. On this religious tour of Greece and Turkey, you’ll stroll, skip, and sail by faith as you retrace the many missionary journeys of the Apostle Paul after he saw the light in Damascus. Both pilgrimage and picturesque journey, this land and cruise tour to mainland Greece, the Greek Isles, and Turkey leads you to many significant sites of the New Testament as well as some of the most magnificent sights of the Mediterranean. Scripture will take on new meaning as you visit the ancient communities where Paul established churches – and to whom he penned his epistles, including the Thessalonians, Philippians, Corinthians, and Ephesians. As you follow in the faithful footsteps of the Apostle Paul – with fantastic detours to Mykonos, Crete, and Santorini – you, too, will have much to write home about.

Highlights of Footsteps of Apostle Paul – Faith-Based Travel

Price Details US

Port Taxes $119 & Gratuities $30 to service personnel on board the ship are additional and mandatory. These fees will be added to your Vacation Estimate. Gratuities for Cruise Host are included in the Globus price.

A fuel surcharge of $24.00 per person has been implemented by Celestyal Cruises for bookings made April 1 onward traveling on sailings April 18 onward.

Travelers Notes

We’ve prepared everything you need for the perfect vacation—from transfers to and from your hotel to expert Local Guides and included VIP sightseeing access to the world’s iconic sites. Your Globus Tour Director is always there to help you make the most out of your free time!

While there are some shore excursions that are faith-related, the cruise itself is not faith-based.

Small Group

Globus offers Small-Group Discoveries on select faith-based dates. A Small-Group Discovery is limited to an average of just 24 guests per departure. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Globus escorted tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery trip is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.

Private Touring

6 guests in a party: $840*
18 guests in a party: $162*


Rotation of ports of call may vary for congestion reasons at certain ports with or without prior notice.
Inside cabin (category IB) - All cabins with two lower beds and private shower and toilet. Cabin upgrades are available at a supplement.
Full entertainment program on board.
Included drink package: selection of non-alcoholic & alcoholic drinks.
Globus Host service throughout the cruise

Please ask your Travel Consultant for cruise ship details. The ship scheduled to depart for the cruise portion of your vacation is the Celestyal Olympia, operated by Celestyal Cruises.


Motorcoach, Sea cruise

Product Group

Footsteps of Apostle Paul


Acropolis Athens|Ephesus|Meteora|Paleochristian and Byzantine Monuments of Thessalonika


Buffet breakfast daily; 3 lunches, 8 dinners


Day 1

ARRIVE IN ATHENS, GREECEWelcome to Athens! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)

Day 2

ATHENS–THESSALONIKAScenic drive to Thessalonika.
THESSALONIKA Orientation drive includes the White Tower and Aristotelous Square. Visit Ag. Dimitros Basilika. (B,D)
314 mi / 503 km

Day 3

THESSALONIKA. EXCURSION TO PHILIPPI & KAVALADrive past Amphipolis and Apollonia along the route of St. Paul.
PHILIPPI Visit Lydia’s Baptistery. Visit the forum and ruins of the Basilicas and the theatre.
KAVALA Orientation drive includes Neapolis of the Acts and St. Paul’s mosaic. Free time for lunch before returning to Thessalonika. (B,D)
219 mi / 350 km

Day 4

METEORA Visit the Holy Monastery of Varlaam and the Holy Monastery of St. Stephen. Scenic drive en route to Kalambaka. (B,D)
137 mi / 220 km

Day 5

KALAMBAKA–ATHENSDrive past Trikala en route to Lamia, and past Thermopylae en route to Athens.
ATHENS Free time this evening. (B)
230 mi / 370 km

ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Athens with a 4-course dinner and Greek entertainment in Plaka (Athens’ oldest village). This and other options throughout your tour are available for purchase at MyGlobus. Get local maps and free time tips on your GlobusGO mobile app.

Day 6

MYKONOS Free time this afternoon and evening. (B,L,D)

Day 7

CRUISING: KUSADASI, TURKEY–EXCURSION TO EPHESUS–PATMOS, GREECEKUSADASI Guided visit to the Ephesus Archaeological site. See the House of Mary.
PATMOS Free time to explore. (B,L,D)

Day 8

CRUISING: HERAKLION, CRETE–SANTORINIHERAKLION Guided visit to the Minoan Palace of Knossos.
SANTORINI Visit the island (weather permitting). Free time this afternoon. (B,L,D)

Day 9

Scenic drive to the Corinth Canal with photo stop.
CORINTH Guided visit to the excavations includes Agora and St. Paul’s Bema.
ATHENS Guided sightseeing includes visits to the Areopagus and the Acropolis. Photo stop at the Panathenaic stadium. Free time before farewell dinner at your hotel. (B,D)
101 mi / 163 km

Day 10

ATHENSYour vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)


# Air Start Date Land Start Date Land End Date Land Only Price Discount Final Departure Code Status
1 2023-04-01 2023-04-02 2023-04-11 $2930 $0 $3105 TP30402 Available
2 2023-04-15 2023-04-16 2023-04-25 $3040 $0 $3080 TP30416 Not Available
3 2023-04-29 2023-04-30 2023-05-09 $3150 $0 $3150 TP30430 Available
4 2023-05-13 2023-05-14 2023-05-23 $3150 $0 $3190 TP30514 Not Available
5 2023-05-27 2023-05-28 2023-06-06 $3150 $0 $3325 TP30528 Available
6 2023-06-10 2023-06-11 2023-06-20 $3150 $0 $3325 TP30611 Not Available
7 2023-06-24 2023-06-25 2023-07-04 $3150 $0 $3190 TP30625 Available
8 2023-07-08 2023-07-09 2023-07-18 $3150 $0 $3325 TP30709 Not Available
9 2023-07-22 2023-07-23 2023-08-01 $3150 $0 $3325 TP30723 Not Available
10 2023-08-05 2023-08-06 2023-08-15 $3150 $0 $3665 TP30806 Not Available
11 2023-08-19 2023-08-20 2023-08-29 $3150 $0 $3325 TP30820 Available
12 2023-09-02 2023-09-03 2023-09-12 $3230 $0 $3270 TP30903 Available
13 2023-09-16 2023-09-17 2023-09-26 $3230 $0 $3270 TP30917 Not Available
14 2023-09-30 2023-10-01 2023-10-10 $3040 $0 $3080 TP31001 Available


# Name Description City Address Rating
1 Zafolia Attractive 7-story Hotel situated near museums, 1 km from Larisis train station & 35 km from El. Venizelos Airport. Athens 87-89 Alexandras Avenue First-Class
2 Grand Hotel Palace Located just 1.6 miles from the center of Thessalonika and not far from the well-known Aristotelous Square, this 253-room property is housed in an impressive neoclassical-inspired building. All guestrooms are air-conditioned and soundproofed with free Wi-Fi, coffee/tea making facilities, organic linens, and luxury bathrobes and slippers. Other amenities include a well equipped fitness center and a heated indoor swimming pool with SPA facilities. The gourmet restaurant offers both Mediterranean and International dishes and there is a luxurious lounge bar serving an array of cocktails, drinks, and delicious snacks. Thessalonika 305-307 Monastiriou Street Superior First-Class
3 Amalia Kalambaka Amalia Hotel is a beautiful setting just minutes away from the town of Kalambaka. The hotel is embedded on 14 acres of greenery and has been built with traditional materials to match its surroundings. Kalambaka National Road First-Class
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