Trafalgar Steps Of St. Paul

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Overview

Tread in the footsteps of St. Paul as you encounter the places the apostle lived, preached the Gospel and wrote profoundly and prolifically about Jesus' selfless sacrifice of love.

Highlights

Sightseeing Highlights
  • CITY TOUR in Thessaloniki and Athens
  • ORIENTATION of Kavala
  • VISIT the Royal Tombs Museum in Vergina, the St. Demetrius Church in Thessaloniki, the Archaeological Site of Philippi near Kavala, the rock monasteries in Meteroa, the ancient ruins in Corinth and the Acropolis in Athens
  • VIEW Mount Olympus, the marble Panathenaic Stadium in Athens and the Corinth Canal

Itinerary

  • Day 1 Arrive Athens

    The cradle of western civilisation beckons, with centuries of beliefs, rituals and mythology waiting to be explored. You'll have the day on your own before meeting your Travel Director and travelling companions for a Welcome Reception at your hotel.

    Locations Visited
    • Athens

    Meals: Welcome Reception

    Accommodation: Crowne PlazaDivani Palace Acropolis

  • Day 2 Athens – Vergina – Thessaloniki (2 Nights)

    Departing Athens this morning, we will 'Connect With Locals' over lunch during an exclusive 'Be My Guest' experience. Then delve into the origins of the Macedonian nation when you visit the site of ancient Aigai, the first capital of Macedon and the city where Alexander the Great was proclaimed king. Explore the royal tombs and remains of the royal palace at the archaeological museum of Vergina, an extraordinary journey back to a time of ancient dynasties and expanding empires. Leaving the incredible archaeological finds behind, we travel east towards Thessaloniki, where we'll arrive later this evening.

    Locations Visited
    • Thessaloniki

    Meals: Breakfast, Be My Guest

    Accommodation: City

  • Day 3 Thessaloniki – Kavala Excursion

    Admire the Byzantine art around every turn as you embark on a guided sightseeing tour of Thessaloniki with a 'Local Specialist'. Enjoy a visit to the UNESCO-listed Church of Saint Demetrius, dedicated to the patron saint of Thessaloniki. Our journey continues to Kavala, where St. Paul and St. Silas were imprisoned after St. Paul's first sermon in Europe as it is known today. Visit what remains of Philippi, which was created as a smaller version of Rome, complete with its forum, theatre and market square. Learn how the city became the centre of Christian faith and pilgrimage following the visit of St. Paul and see the remains of Christian basilicas and the octagonal church which stand as a testament to the early establishment of Christianity. We return to Thessaloniki this evening.

    Locations Visited
    • Kavala
    • Thessaloniki

    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 4 Thessaloniki – Veria – Meteora – Kalambaka

    Making our way from Thessaloniki to Kalambaka, we tread in the footsteps of St. Paul during our stop in Veria. Here we'll see his Tribune (Bema), where he preached Christianity. Then continue to Meteora, where we'll have an opportunity to visit two of the Eastern Orthodox monasteries that cling impressively to immense, rounded rock towers overlooking the town. This evening enjoy dinner at your hotel.

    Locations Visited
    • Kalambaka
    • Meteora

    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Accommodation: Amalia

  • Day 5 Kalambaka – Delphi – Athens (2 Nights)

    Begin your return journey to Athens this morning, driving a scenic route south to Delphi. Here you will follow the path once taken by the ancient Greeks to consult with the most important oracle in the classical world. Join your 'Local Specialist' and walk the Sacred Way to the 4th-century Temple of Apollo. Then visit the Delphi Archaeological Museum, featuring rare treasures from the Mycenean period to the early Byzantine era. There's time for lunch on your own in Delphi before you continue to the Greek capital, where you'll stay two nights.

    Locations Visited
    • Athens
    • Delphi

    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 6 Corinth Excursion – Athens Sightseeing

    Journey to Corinth, once home to the first Christian communities. In his letters, Paul provides us with excellent insights into what life was like for the Corinthian community who were the recipients of two Epistles. You'll have an opportunity to explore its ancient sites and visit the Archaeological Museum of Ancient Corinth before crossing the mighty Corinth Canal on your return journey to Athens. This afternoon, embark on a guided sightseeing tour and journey into antiquity. Your 'Local Specialist' will reveal an ancient world as you 'Dive Into Culture' and explore Mars Hill and the Acropolis. Admire the Parthenon, dedicated to the goddess Athena, view the Royal Palace and see the Temple of Zeus, Hadrian's Arch and the Agora, once the haunt of Socrates and Plato. After a full day of sightseeing, you'll join your new friends for a memorable Farewell Dinner.

    Locations Visited
    • Corinth
    • Athens

    Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

  • Day 7 Depart Athens

    We say a fond farewell to our newfound friends and Greece after an unforgettable journey. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply.

    Locations Visited
    • Athens

    Meals: Breakfast

Inclusions

Dining Highlights
  • 6 breakfasts
  • 1 lunch (Be My Guest)
  • 3 dinners
First class travel Highlights
  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and up to half your evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Handcrafted Highlights
  • VIP entry to many sights
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