Retrace Paul's Second Missionary Journey with Tour Host Dr. Jack Graham - June 28 - July 8, 2014

Included In The Cost

Airport taxes of $722
Round Trip Airfare
via Lufthansa German Airlines from DFW
6 Nights in five Star Hotels plus a 3 Night Cruise
Entrance Fees to All Sites Visited
& 3 excursions on Cruise
English-Speaking, Licensed Guides
Deluxe, Air-Conditioned Motor coach
2 Meals Daily upon Arrival in Greece
And all meals on ship

VISIT ACROPOLIS MUSEUM, PARTHENON, MARS HILL
CRUISE TO MYKONOS, PATMOS & TURKEY (Ephesus)
VISIT THE GREATEST MONASTERY OF ALL – THE “GREAT METEORON”
FOLLOW THE STEPS OF PAUL, LUKE, TIMOTHY AND SILAS
VISIT PHILIPPI (Acts 16:12-18)
VIEW THE COLOSSAL LION MONUMENT AT SUNPHIPOLIS (5TH century BC)
SEE THE BEAUTIFUL CITY OF THESSALONIKI
And much more!

Retrace Paul's Second Missionary Journey with Tour Host Dr. Jack Graham - June 28 - July 8, 2014

I invite you to join us on an exciting journey to magnificent Greece and Turkey. We will tour Thessaloniki, Philippi, Delphi, Corinth and other historical Biblical sites. We will tour Athens and the spectacular Greek Isles including the Isle of Patmos where John was in exile. We will stop in Turkey and tour Ephesus -- a true archaeological wonder with deep Biblical significance.

We will return home with a new understanding of Paul’s outreach to the Greeks and subsequently to the world. Come join us for an amazing journey…

Dr. Jack Graham

Group Program:

JUNE 28/29 – SATURDAY - SUNDAY - DAYS 1 & 2: U.S. / THESSALONIKI - We depart the U.S. today for our flight to Thessaloniki. Upon arrival in Thessaloniki, we will be met by DWM’S local representative and escorted to our hotel in Thessaloniki. Thessaloniki is the second largest city in Greece and capital of the province of Macedonia. It was here in the synagogue that Paul “...reasoned with the Jews and the God-fearing Greeks...” (Acts17:17). Remainder of the day free. Overnight Thessaloniki. (D, B)
JUNE 30 – MONDAY - DAY 3: THESSALONIKI / AMPHIPOLIS / PHILIPPI / KAVALA – We depart for Amphipolis and the Region of the Lakes Corinia and Volvi. Paul journeyed through Amphipolis on his way to Thessaloniki. Visit the colossal Lion monument at Sunphipolis (5th century BC) and proceed to visit the unique archaeological site of Philippi, site of the famous battle between two Roman Armies. Here we will have the opportunity to follow the steps of Paul, Luke, Timothy and Silas. We then proceed to the city and the harbor of Kavala where we will have a chance to taste fresh fish and a variety of superb delicacies. Return to Thessaloniki for overnight. (B,D)
JULY 1 – TUESDAY - DAY 4: THESSALONIKI / VERGINA / METEORA / KALAMBAKA - After breakfast, we depart for Vergina to visit the excavations of the Royal Palace, the Royal Tombs and the new museum. We then proceed to the area of Kalambaka, where the famous monasteries of Meteora are located. You will be amazed at these marvelously preserved monasteries hidden in the mountains. We will visit the greatest and most important monastery of all, the “Great Meteoron.” Perfectly preserved Frescoes of the 14th century and Ancient Manuscripts belonging to Royal Collections and Libraries are found here. Overnight at our hotel in Kalambaka. (B,D)
JULY 2- WEDNESDAY - DAY 5: KALAMBAKA / DELPHI / ATHENS - Put on your hiking boots! After breakfast at the hotel, we depart for Delphi via the Central Greece Plateau. At Delphi we take a short climb to the Sanctuary of Apollo Pythion, home of the "Oracle." A little further up is the theatre where town council meetings were conducted, and a little further, the amazingly preserved coliseum where games were played. (Get in shape for this and do not miss it! This is one of the true highlights of the tour.) We visit the museum and bookstore here, then continue to Athens for overnight. (B,D)
JULY 3 – THRUSDAY - DAY 6: ATHENS / CORINTH - We begin this morning with a tour of the city of Athens. We drive past the Academy, the University and the Parliament with the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. We continue to the Acropolis, where we visit the Parthenon, dedicated to the goddess Athena and the Acropolis Museum. On the slopes of the Acropolis we will visit the Areopagus on Mars Hill, site of Paul's address to "the men of Athens" about their "unknown God" (Acts 17). We then depart for Corinth, taking the road along the Saronic Gulf, fairly the same route that the Apostle Paul took. Corinth was an important place and congregation in Paul's odyssey (Acts 18 and Letters to the Corinthians) with its temple of Apollo ruins set against the Acrocorinth on which the Temple of Aphrodite was located. Corinth was the largest, richest, and most pleasure-loving city of Greece in the 3rd century BC, so it gave Paul plenty to renounce when he came here in the 1st century AD. Paul worked here three years with Aquilla and Priscilla. Overnight Athens. (B,D)
JULY 4- FRIDAY - DAY 7: ATHENS / PIRAEUS / BOARD LOUIS OLYMPIA CRUISESHIP / SAIL TO MYKONOS - This morning we transfer to the port of Piraeus for embarkation on our cruise ship. We sail to the island of Mykonos with its breathtakingly beautiful whitewashed buildings and churches. We will wander through the many side streets with homes above the shops and numerous outside, waterfront cafes...a lovely respite. Evening sail for the island of Patmos. (All meals while on broad)
JULY 5 – SATURDAY - DAY 8: PATMOS / EPHESUS - Early morning arrival at the Island of Patmos. We visit the traditional Grotto where John received the revelations while in exile and St. John’s Monastery atop the island. This afternoon we sail to the Turkish port of Kusadasi. This popular Turkish port is the doorway to Ephesus and rich ancient history. In Paul’s time, Ephesus was a port city. Now, due to natural changes and silt build up, it is an approximate ten-mile bus trip from the port city of Kusadasi. We visit ancient Ephesus, a marvelous archeological site and base for much of Paul's missionary work (Acts 19 and Letter to The Ephesians). Paul labored and ministered here for three years. He laid the foundation for the strongest Christian church of the First Century. John is said to have brought Mary here. Time permitting, we will wander through the famous Turkish bazaars of Kusadasi. Evening sail for Crete/Santorini. (All meals while on broad)
JULY 6 – SUNDAY - DAY 9: CRETE / SANTORINI - Morning arrival into Crete, this Island is 156 miles long and from 7 to 30 miles wide. According to legend it’s the birth place of Zeus. The apostle Paul spent some time here at Fair Havens on the south side of the island. Great poets have sung its praises, a 4.000 year old history. And the eternal rock continues to stand, strong and majestic, rising proudly from the sea and guarding well the secrets of Atlantis... The present-day crescent shape of the island is a consequence of the activity of the volcano in prehistoric times feeding the myth of the lost City of Atlantis. Sail back to Piraeus (Athens) in the evening. (All meals while on broad)
JULY 7 – MONDAY - DAY 10: EARLY ARRIVAL INTO ATHENS – We will have breakfast aboard the ship. We then disembark, board our motor coach and transfer to our hotel in Athens. The day is free for us to enjoy this fascinating city on our own. There are many wonderful museums in the city and shopping at the Plaka is always an adventure. Overnight in Athens. (B,D)
JULY 8 – TUEDAY - DAY 11: ATHENS / U.S. – We depart for the Athens airport where we fly back to the U.S. We will return with new friends and memories to last a lifetime!

TOUR CONDITIONS

PRICE: Prices quoted are per person and in US dollars and are based on fares and costs in effect at the time of publication. Whenever possible, DWM 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. CREDIT CARDS may be used for DEPOSIT. If final payment is made by credit card, there will be a convenience fee of $185 added per person.

INCLUDED IN YOUR PRICE

AIR: Jet economy class via Lufthansa German Airlines. Air tickets must be completed 30 days before departure. Tickets cannot be changed once issued.
DEVIATIONS/STOPOVERS: None are allowed.
HOTELS/CRUISE SHIP: Deluxe hotel accommodations throughout and Louis Hellenic Cruises’ cruise vessel, cabin category “XB” or “A”, depending on vessel, classified as superior outside cabins. (Cabin upgrades are available at an additional charge.) Prices are based on two persons sharing a twin-bedded room with private bath. Single rooms/cabins in the above state categories are subject to availability and at an additional cost of $TBA. Single room charges for cabin upgrades will be higher. If a passenger cannot supply a roommate and Discovery Ministries is unable to do so, the passenger will have to pay the supplemental charge. (You may be billed after the final payment date for single room accommodations as necessary.)
MEALS: Two meals daily upon arrival in Greece. All meals on the days you are aboard the cruise vessel.
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.
AIRPORT TAXES: $722 (as of 12/4/13). 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.)

NOT INCLUDED

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. Tips of $TBA & Port Taxes of $TBA will be included on your statement. In the event it becomes necessary to overnight material due to late receipt of registra¬tion or final payments, traveler will be billed for these charges.
*NOTE: (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.) 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 Worldwide Ministries, Inc. 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.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

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 Greece as long as you have a valid U.S. Passport. The cruise line will handle Turkish visas.
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 (90) 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 sixty (60) 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 can be made by personal or cashier’s check and made payable to DISCOVERY WORLDWIDE MINISTRIES, INC. Final payment must be received sixty (60) days prior to departure. Final payments received inside sixty (60) days will be assessed a $30 LATE PAYMENT fee. NOTE: ALL reservations not fully paid by the sixty-day (60) 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, there will be a cancellation fee of one hundred dollars ($100) to cover administrative and communication costs. If the tour is canceled for reasons beyond the control of either the passenger or Discovery Worldwide Ministries, an additional $100 administrative fee will be assessed. For cancellations from 90-61 days, $300; 60-31 days, 25% of tour cost; 30-15 days, 50% of tour cost; NO REFUND for cancellations within fourteen (14) days of departure -- trip cancellation/interruption insurance is available and is highly recommended. All cancellation requests must be addressed to Discovery Worldwide Ministries in writing. Phone calls for cancellations cannot be accepted.


TOUR OPERATOR RESPONSIBILITY

Discovery Worldwide Ministries, Inc. (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. 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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