Dr. Jack and Deb Graham
"Journeys of Paul Italy and Greece Cruise & Tour"
12 Exciting Days!
DAY 1 | OCT 20 Fly from USA to Rome
DAY 2 | OCT 21 ARRIVAL ROME HALF DAY TOUR AND EMBARKATION: Morning arrival in Rome. Upon arrival at the airport meet and greet by your transfer assistant and driver and transfer to Rome city center. We continue for a guided tour of the Legendary Colosseum famous as the place of spectacle and death. You will also see the Roman Forum which a place was where romans would meet to discuss politics and religion as well as to shop. Circus Maximus also shows the glory of Imperial Rome, being a chariot racing stadium that could accommodate 150,000 spectators! Free time for lunch and transfer to the port of Civitavecchia for cruise embarkation on board the Jewel of the Seas.
DAY 3 | OCT 22 DAY AT SEA a day for relaxing, fellowship and Bible Study :Today we are cruising through the Adriatic and the Aegean Sea. Enjoy your cruise amenities and entertainment onboard.
DAY 4 | OCT 23 MYKONOS: The Island of the Winds Mykonos is known for its whitewashed villages sprinkled with blue and jade green. It’s also famous for its sophisticated nightlife. The most popular island in the Cyclades is bustling with activity, awash in beautiful alleyways, and home to alluring sandy beaches.
DAY 5 | OCT 24 ATHENS (PIRAEUS), GREECE TOUR ATHENS & CORINTH: Your cruise ship will dock at the port of Piraeus. You admire the architectural miracles of ancient Athens, as you follow your guide to the world-renowned Acropolis, to see the Propylaea, the Erectheum and the Parthenon. You visit Mars Hill where Paul, delivered his speech on the “Unknown God”. You see the Agora, the ancient center of the economic and public life of the city, where Paul preached to the skeptical Athenians. During the bus tour, you see Constitution Square with the House of Parliament and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Temple of Zeus, the Old Olympic Stadium and the Neoclassical buildings of Athens. Ancient Corinth, this is the once glorious city near the Isthmus, where Paul met Aquilla and Priscilla and spent a year and a half preaching the Gospel. You visit the Archaeological Museum, the Forum, the Temples and the famous Bema, where Paul stood before Gallio, accused by the Jews of Corinth.
DAY 6 | OCT 25 SANTORINI, GREECE: Santorini is a worldwide famous destination for its breathtaking views over the Aegean sea, its majestic Volcano and unique sunset. You can take the cable car up to the town of Fira to stroll around the whitewashed narrow streets or go on a tour to the ancient site of Akrotiri.
DAY 7 | OCT 26 DAY AT SEA a day for relaxing, fellowship and Bible Study: Today we are cruising back to the Mediterranean Sea towards the Island country of Malta. Enjoy this to discover this great cruise-ship and its amenities.
DAY 8 | OCT 27 VALETTA, MALTA: Malta is an island country situated between Sicily and the African coast. This fort city has been established by the Knights of St. Jonh in the 15th Century. Apostle Paul lived and preached here. We will visit the grotto of St Paul and St Paul Bay.
DAY 9 | OCT 28 MESSINA, SICILY – FOR TOUR OF SYRACUSES: Today we are docked in Sicily, we get off our cruise ship and drive from Messina towards the town of Syracuse, the glorious town that Paul visited. At some point around the year 59 he visited Syracuse where he preached - probably in the place where the paleo-Christian Church of Saint John was built. Whatever was said was expressed in Greek, the vernacular of Roman Sicily (where Latin was a second language). It is possible that a few Jews came to hear Paul talk, as there was a Jewish community at Syracuse. There was no subsequent "Letter of Paul to the Syracusans." However, there is no doubt that it was Paul who brought Christianity to Sicily, even though his stay in Syracuse lasted only three days
DAY 10 | OCT 29 NAPLES, ITALY FOR POMPEI TOUR: Today you are docked in Naples, a dazzling city perched on a beautiful rock coast. Paul landed in the bay of Naples on his way to Rome. Travel inland to ancient Pompeii, dating almost to the time of Paul, where you can see the spectacular ruins that were covered by ash from the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79.
DAY 11 | OCT 30 DISEMBARKATION AND TOUR OF THE VATICAN: Today you will be visiting the Vatican Museum, home to many historical and artistic masterpieces. Enter the Sistine Chapel and admire Michelangelo’s Frescoes wrapping all the walls around you. Conclude your tour with a visit to St. Peters Basilica where you will find “Pieta” the only work of Michelangelo actually signed by him. Free time for lunch and last-minute shopping before we head to our hotel for dinner and overnight.
DAY 12 | OCT 31 ROME/HOME
PRICE: Prices quoted are in US dollars and are based on fares and costs in effect at the time of publication. Whenever possible, DCT obtains price guarantees from suppliers. However, depending upon the strength of the US dollar and the fluctuating nature of oil, gas and other costs, published rates are subject to change without notice. Prices quoted are CASH prices, CREDIT CARDS may be used for DEPOSIT ONLY. The final payment must be paid by cashier check, money order, personal check or cash.
INCLUDED IN TOUR PRICE
AIR:Jet economy class via American & Delta Airlines (limited space available). Air tickets must be completed 45 days before departure. Tickets cannot be changed once issued. NOTE:Passengers may arrange their own air & pay the ground price. Passengers doing their own air MUST meet the group at the airport.
DEVIATIONS/STOPOVERS:None are allowed.
HOTELS/CRUISE SHIP:Deluxe hotel accommodations in Rome and selected accommodations on cruise vessel. Prices are based on two persons sharing a twin-bedded room. Single rooms/cabins are subject to availability and at an additional cost. If a passenger cannot supply a roommate and we are unable to do so, the passenger will have to pay the supplemental charge of $2300. (You may be billed after the final payment date for single room.)
MEALS:Two meals, breakfast and dinner in Rome. All meals on the days you are aboard the cruise vessel. Lunches on full day excursions.
SIGHTSEEING:Local transportation is by air-conditioned motor coach and cruise vessel. The services of an English-speaking guide, entrance fees to places visited on sightseeing described in this itinerary are included in tour price.
TAXES:Airport Taxes of $480 (as of 1/16/19). NOTE: (Airport Taxes may change without notice according to international law & Fuel Surcharges may increase. Any increase will be billed to the passenger and must be paid prior to departure.)
TIPS/PORT TAXES: $548.
Passport costs, food and beverages (including coffee and tea) not usually included with regular meals; optional tours and excursions not mentioned in this itinerary; accident and baggage insurance; transporting and handling excess luggage; items of a personal nature. In the event it becomes necessary to overnight material due to late receipt of registration or final payments, traveler will be billed for these charges.
FOR YOUR PROTECTION
INSURANCE: Acting only as agents for suppliers, Discovery Cruises and Tours is not responsible for damage, loss, or theft of luggage and/or personal belongings, or for personal injury, accident and/or illness. For your own protection, it is important that you have adequate insurance to cover these possibilities. You should carry proof of insurance in the event you need medical attention while outside the U.S. Additional information and application forms for all types of coverage will be supplied to you prior to departure. Please note, Medicare is not valid outside the U.S.
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PASSPORT: A valid passport is required and must be obtained in person by each tour member. NOTE: A valid passport is required to leave the USA. It should be valid for a minimum of six months after your return date; you will be denied boarding if your passport is not valid for six months beyond your return date. No visas are required for Rome as long as you have a valid U.S. Passport.
REGISTRATION & DEPOSIT: A deposit of $500 per person is required at the time of registration. A deposit may be charged either to your VISA, MasterCard or American Express via our secure server web site or sent by mail with personal or cashier’s check with the enclosed registration form. Also, any registration received inside the ninety-day period before departure is considered a LATE REGISTRATION and finalization is subject to space availability and may be at a higher cost than the above stated Price. A $30 LATE REGISTRATION fee will be assessed. Also, any registrations received inside the final payment deadline of ninety (90) days before departure are subject to space availability, possible increase in cost, as stated above, and will need to be accompanied by full payment. Passenger will then be invoiced for any fare cost increase.
PAYMENTS: After you have registered for a tour, you will receive an invoice with final payment amount and date due. Final payment may only be made by personal check or cashier’s check and made payable to DISCOVERY CRUISES AND TOURS. Final payment must be received ninety (90) days prior to departure. Final payments received inside ninety (90) days will be assessed a $30 LATE PAYMENT fee. NOTE: ALL reservations not fully paid by the ninety-day deadline are subject to cancellation, for which Tour Operator is not to be held responsible.
CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS
CRUISE CANCELLATION OR ALTERATION OF ITINERARY: The cruise line (the Line) reserves the right to cancel any cruise, with or without notice, in which case the passage money will be refunded. It also reserves the right to alter the itinerary of any cruise or tour, if, for any reason, this becomes necessary or desirable. Additionally, the Line may, for the same reasons, substitute any other vessel (owned or managed by the Line) for the one named in this brochure. In both these cases, no refund is due to the passenger unless justified by the type of new accommodation offered. The Line also reserves the right to change or alter the sequence of ports or stops on land tours.
CANCELLATION AND REFUND:If a passenger cancels his/her tour membership for any reason up to 90 days prior to departure, there will be a cancellation fee of two hundred dollars ($200) to cover administrative and communication costs. For cancellations from 90-75 days prior to departure there will be a cancellation fee of $500. Cancellations received 74-59 days prior to departure: penalty is 25% of tour cost; 58-30 days: penalty is 50% of tour cost; NO REFUND for cancellations within twenty-nine (29) days of departure -- trip cancellation and interruption insurance is available and is highly recommended. All cancellation requests must be addressed to Discovery Cruises and Tours in writing. Phone calls for cancellations cannot be accepted.
Discovery Cruises and Tours (Tour Operator) agrees to arrange for the tour described in this brochure. This represents the entire agreement between the passenger and his agent, the Tour Host, the Tour Operator and its agents. Except as stated herein, no person is authorized to cancel, modify, or vary the tour arrangements or to make any representation of warranty concerning the tour. Except for the willful negligence of its direct employees, the Tour Operator assumes no liability or responsibility for any injuries, damages occasioned by circumstances beyond the control of Tour Operator, or by any person for any reason whatsoever, including but not limited to default or omission of and by any third party providing services or facilities related to or included in this tour or any part thereof, or in arranging for the same, or the acts or omissions of the Tour Host. Tour Operator reserves the right to refuse or revoke travel to anyone who is deemed incapable of group travel per the sole judgment of Tour Operator. Due to circumstances beyond the Tour Operator’s control, the sequence of touring sites may occasionally need to be altered. The airlines or cruise lines are not to be held responsible for any act, omission or event during the time the passengers are not on board planes, ships or conveyances. The passenger contracts, in use by the airlines and cruise lines, and the passenger or purchaser of this tour and/or passage and Tour Operator assume no liability or responsibility in connection therewith. Also, the Tour Operator WILL NOT BE responsible for: (a) flight schedule changes, mechanical breakdowns, government actions, weather, acts of God, acts of war or aggression, whether declared or undeclared, hijackings, or other circumstances beyond its control, including any connecting flights that may be missed as a result thereof (participants should consider the possibility of delays when arranging connecting flights); (b) the failure to follow instructions, including but not limited to check-in and check-out times and baggage handling; and, (c) charges incurred relating to single room/stateroom requirements either by the passengers themselves or their assigned roommates. Payment of the deposit or any partial or full payment for a reservation constitutes consent to all provisions listed in this brochure.
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