11 DAYS / 9 NIGHTS

St. Mina Holmdel FOOTSTEPS OF ST. PAUL IN GREECE May 13-23, 2019

Athens - Corinth - Crete - Delphi - Heraklion - Hydra - Kalambaka - Kusadasi - Meteora - Mykonos - Nafplion - Patmos - Santorini - Thessaloniki
Starting from $2,275.00

St. Mina Holmdel FOOTSTEPS OF ST. PAUL IN GREECE May 13-23, 2019

For more information, please contact:

-    Dr. Mike Azer at 732-939-7585 or by email at mikezaer@gmail.com 
-    Philippe Ghabbour at 201-220-5127 or by email at philippe@tpt.tours 

To book, please click below and enter booking code 1004

https://www.travelplantours.com/booking

 

INCLUDES
  • Roundtrip airline tickets on Emirates airline from Newark, NJ including all taxes.
  • Roundtrip transfers within Greece by Luxury Air conditioned Bus throughout the tour.
  • May 14-17 3 Nights Accommodation at hotel Polis Grand 4* in Athens on HB basis (breakfast and dinner)
  • May 17-21 4 Days / 3 Nights Iconic Cruise with Celestyal Cruises sailing on the 17th May 2019 based on Outside XB cabins Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) and all-inclusive Drink Package.
  • May 21-22 1 Night Accommodation at hotel Amalia in Kalambaka 4* on HB basis (breakfast and dinner)
  • May 22-23 2 Nights Accommodation at hotel Capsis Thessaloniki 4* on HB basis (breakfast and dinner)
  • May 15 Full Day Cruise to the Saronic Islands including Lunch.
  • May 16 Full Day Athens & Corinth Tour
  • May 17-21 Cruise Portion: 2 Shore Excursions (Ancient Ephesus through the Ages – Hellenistic // Minoan Palace of Knossos – 1st European Civilization)
  • Visit to the House of Virgin Mary
  • Visit to St. John’s Monastery and Grotto of Apocalypse
  • Complimentary Shuttle bus service in Mykonos
  • Entertainment on board of the Cruise
  • May 21 Visit Monasteries of Meteora
  • May 22 Full Day Thessaloniki & Phillipi Tour.
  • Cruise Port charges, security and other services – gratuities
  • Professional English Speaking Guide
  • English Speaking Escort upon arrival in Athens
  • Entrance fees to Acropolis Site, Acropolis Museum, Philippoi and Ancient Corynth
  • 1 small bottle of water person daily
  • Earphones/Whispers for better listening experience on days 3, 7, 8 & 9
  • VAT and taxes
EXCLUDES
  • Travel insurance. (Recommended)
  • Tips & gratuities: guide, driver and hotel personnel.
  • Personal expenses.
ITINERARY
Day 1 - Monday May 13, 2019 – Departure from Newark, NJ – Emirates Airline

Board your international flight from EWR on Emirates Airline at 11:55 PM to start your journey towards our fascinating trip to Greece.
 


Day 2 - Tuesday, 14 May 2019- Athens arrival

Welcome to Greece! Our driver will welcome you at the airport of Athens .You will be driven to hotel in Athens. Check in and free afternoon to relax. 
Dinner and overnight at hotel in Athens (D)
 


Day 3 - Wednesday, 15 May 2019


Enjoy your breakfast at hotel in Athens. 
Today, pick up for your Full Day Cruise to the Saronic Islands

Poros:
The smallest of the three islands separated from the Peloponnese by a narrow strait and offering a most enchanting view of Poros Town. 
As the ferry sails towards Hydra, relax in the ship’s lounge or enjoy the sun and beautiful panoramic view from one of the spacious decks. 

Hydra:
The island’s amphitheater shape once served as a safe shelter for Saronic Pirates. As soon as you disembark, it’s all there; the small narrow stone-paved streets waiting to be explored on foot or by the island’s traditional “vehicle”, the saddled donkey. Captivated walks along the seaside promenade, crystal clear waters and radiant traditional fine-craft shops. 

Aegina:
Aegina is the largest of the three islands. Apart from its harbor there are numerous interesting sites to discover on the island, like the optional visit of the Aplea Temple which is the best preserved temple in Greece, the islands medieval Captain and the church of Saint Nicolas.

Enjoy a wonderful lunch on board and return to Athens early evening.

Dinner and overnight at hotel in Athens (B, L, D)
 


Day 4 - Thursday, 16 May 2019- Athens full day City tour

Enjoy your breakfast at hotel in Athens. 
Today our tour in Athens will begin at the Acropolis, the Parthenon and Mars Hill where St. Paul stood and preached and the Agora (the ancient Market place). We will continue the city tour to the Olympic Stadium, the House of Parliament and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. With our driver we will proceed to the city of Corinth. Our first stop will be at the Corinth canal to enjoy the magnificent view and take photos. Then we will travel to the archaeological site of Ancient Corinth, where Paul wrote his most familiar letters and visit the Archaeological Museum, the Bema, the Market place and the Temples. We will return to Athens late in the afternoon for dinner and overnight (B, D)
 


Day 5 - Friday, 17 May 2019

Enjoy your breakfast at hotel in Athens. 
After your breakfast, you will be picked up to be transferred to the port of Piraeus for embarkation to the M/V Celestyal Majesty for your 4 Days / 3 Nights Iconic Aegean Cruise.
 Departure at 11:00am local time. In the afternoon cruise will arrive in Mykonos. The island of Mykonos is a marvelous cosmopolitan holiday hotspot that combines an international 
jet-set atmosphere and stimulating nightlife. 
We recommend that you take a nonchalant stroll in Mykonos town to admire the whitewashed houses and flowered balconies and to visit the beautiful church of Panagia Paraportiani.
 Other attractions in Mykonos town include the island’s trademark, the windmills and the charming area of Mykonos Little Venice. 
Departure to Kusadasi. 
Overnight on board (B, L, D)
 


Day 6 - Saturday, 18 May 2019

Enjoy your breakfast on board. 
In the morning, cruise will reach Kusadasi.
 Our shore excursion to the ancient city of Ephesus sets off from here. 
In the afternoon, you will arrive in Patmos, the tranquil island where John the Apostle wrote the Book of Revelations. 
During the Patmos leg of our Christian tour, you will participate in our shore excursion to the Monastery of St. John the Theologian and to the Holy Grotto of the Revelation. 
Departure for Crete.
Overnight on board (B, L, D)
 


Day 7 - Sunday, 19 May 2019

Enjoy your breakfast on board. 
Ship will dock to the port of Heraklion, the capital of the island of Crete, where the Minoan population had blossomed. 
Shore excursion in Crete. Next port call is Santorini, the island famous for its volcano, the eruption of which created the famous caldera. 
Departure back to Piraeus. Overnight on board (B, L. D)
 


Day 8 - Monday, 20 May 2019

Enjoy your breakfast at the cruise ship. 
Upon the arrival of the ship, the driver and guide will be waiting for you for departure to Kalambaka with the stunning rocks. 
Dinner at the hotel and overnight (B, D)
 


Day 9 - Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel in Kalambaka. 
In the morning, you will visit the famous Monasteries of Meteora.
Departure to Thessaloniki.
Dinner at the hotel and overnight (B, D)
 


Day 10 - Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Enjoy your breakfast at hotel in Thessaloniki. 
Departure for Lydia Springs, Philippi and the beautiful city of Kavala. St Paul landed here with his disciples Timothy and Sillas. 
See the small church that marks the traditional site of landing. 
Lucas the Evangelist also came to the city from Troas.
 Kavala once names Christoupolis because it was the first city in Europe to accept Christianity.
 We will continue to Philippi where St. Paul preached his first evangelical sermon and where early Christians were baptized on European soil. 
We will visit the baptismal site where Lydia converted to Christianity. 
Our tour will continue with a visit to a crypt from the Roman period (that is believed to have served as a prison for St. Paul), the Market place, the famous Acropolis and the Theatre. 
Then, we drive to Thessaloniki for dinner and overnight (B, D)
 


Day 11 - Thursday, 23 May 2019

Enjoy your breakfast at hotel in Thessaloniki. 
Departure transfer to Athens airport from Thessaloniki in order to reach your Emirates airline flight to Newark, NJ (B)
We will leave Greece with memories and an experience that will last us for a life time.

-    Dr. Mike Azer at 732-939-7585 or by email at mikezaer@gmail.com 
-    Philippe Ghabbour at 201-220-5127 or by email at philippe@tpt.tours 

To book, please click below and enter booking code 1004

https://www.travelplantours.com/booking


Notes

Emirates Airline Schedule from Newark, NJ for Air & Land Tour:

Airline    Departure Date    Time    From    To    Arrival
EK    May 13    23:55    EWR    ATH    16:05+1
EK    May 23    17:20    ATH    EWR    21:20

To book, please click below and enter booking code 1004

https://www.travelplantours.com/booking

Booking Terms:

•    $350 per person non-refundable deposit due at the time of booking by September 30, 2018.  
•    Copy of Passport & Registration forms due at the time of booking by September 30, 2018.
•    $350 per person due on October 30, 2018
•    $350 per person due on November 30, 2018
•    $350 per person due on December 30, 2018
•    Final payment due by February 1, 2019.

Last minute booking:

•    Any booking made after February 1, 2019 subject to availability. 
•    All Last minute bookings after February 1, 2019 are subject to rate increase according to airline and hotels regulations.

Cancellation Policy: 

•    $350 non- refundable deposit. 
•    90-31 days prior to departure: 50% of tour Cost.
•    Less than 30 days prior to departure to no show: 100% of cost

All checks payable to: St. Mina Church in Holmdel 
Mailing address:    1 Tracy Drive, 
Manalapan, NJ 07726


•    USA Passengers must have a valid Passport for 6 month after the Tour ends. Valid till December 1, 2019

•    Passengers without American Passport-must apply for visa prior to travel with the Greek Embassy in NYC on their own. 

For more information, 
please contact:

-    Dr. Mike Azer at 732-939-7585 or by email at mikezaer@gmail.com 
-    Philippe Ghabbour at 201-220-5127 or by email at philippe@tpt.tours 

 


 

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