Your Tour Hosts
Pastor Justin Alexander
Pastor Jared Cornutt
The Journeys of Paul with First Baptist Church Hendersonville & North Shelby Baptist Church


: Athens, Corinth, Thessaloniki and three shore excursions (Ephesus, Patmos and Crete) while cruising
*** Final price and itinerary subject to change based on flight schedule, confirmation, and cost – available approx. Oct. 30th, 2024 ***
INCLUDED $5345.00
  • Current round-trip economy air fare from Charlotte, NC or Atlanta, GA to Thessaloniki.
  • Current airport departure taxes, fuel surcharges, customs & security fees.
  • Superior First Class (4 star) hotel accommodations throughout (6 nights);
  • 3-Night Celestyal Discovery Cruise – XC exterior cabin with window view
  • Port charges and embarkation taxes.
  • Breakfast and dinner daily during land portion of tour.  All meals on board the ship. 
  • Comprehensive daily sightseeing per itinerary by private deluxe motor coach with qualified driver and English-speaking, licensed guide/escort, who meets you upon arrival after clearing customs (as per itinerary) and stays with the group throughout until embarkation on ship.  After disembarkation in Greece, your guide will be with you until returning you to the airport for your flight to U.S.A.
  • Dedicated cruise assistant.
  • Entrance fees to all sightseeing including three shore excursions (Ephesus, Patmos, and Crete) while cruising.
  • Transfers and porterage (one suitcase per person).
  • All tipping to hotel, cruise and restaurant personnel, porters, drivers, and guides.
  • Wilcox World Travel and Tours flight bag and a Greece Guidebook.
  • Single room supplement $1,150.00.
  • Insurance: Travel, baggage, trip cancellation, etc.
  • Beverages with meals, or meals not specifically mentioned on itinerary.
  • Passports
  • Personal Items and Immunizations
Thessaloniki Sep. 15-16 Capsis Hotel
Kalambaka Sep. 17 Aeton Melathron Hotel
Athens Sep. 18 Titania Hotel
Cruise Sep. 19-21 Celestyal Discovery
Athens Sep. 22-23 Titania Hotel

*Please make sure to read the Terms & Conditions for details concerning deposits, refunds and cancellations.

  • Air Transportation
  • Land Transportation and Transfers
  • Accommodations
  • Meals
  • Baggage
  • Service Charges and Taxes
  • Not Included
  • Insurance
  • Important Passport Information
  • VISA
  • Deposits and Payments
  • Guests with Disabilities
  • Participating Air Carriers
  • Responsibility
  • Cancellations and Refunds
  • NOTE
Travel Insurance (Optional)
Though this is optional, we strongly urge you to consider purchasing trip insurance.

This can protect you from unanticipated events while you are traveling, many with catastrophic financial effects. Most people cannot absorb this cost on their own, so why take a chance?
Wilcox acts as an agent for Allianz Travel Insurance and we will process the purchase of the insurance should you choose it. However, you are welcome to seek out other options that may be available. It is important to us that you are prepared and covered for any unforeseen circumstances that may arise.

As and agent for Allianz Travel Insurance we offer a special Group rate (applicable to all ages). It's important to note that for the exclusions for pre-existing medical conditions to be waived insurance must be purchased prior to the balance due date. 
See below for cost details:

Double Occupancy: $464.00 Per person
Single Occupancy: $547.00 Per Person  

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You also have the option to submit your deposit and registration by mail. Simply click on the link below to download and print the registration form. Once completed mail to: 

Wilcox World Travel and Tours
International Group Tours Division
37 Maxwell Drive, Suite 2 
Hendersonville, NC 28791
Day by Day Travel Itinerary
  • Day 01 Sun . Sep . 14
    Board your overnight transatlantic flight to Thessaloniki Greece with a connection in Munich. 
  • Day 02 Mon . Sep . 15
    Welcome to Greece, the capital of democracy, ancient civilization and art.  As well, it was in Greece that some of the most important words in the New Testament were directed. This city, named after Alexander the Great’s sister, was the center of Paul’s activities in Northern Greece.  He preached here and found a church, to whom he wrote two epistles (Acts 17:1-9 – 1 and 2 Thessalonians).  Following an orientation tour of the city, you will enjoy dinner at your hotel with your traveling companions. 
  • Day 03 Tue . Sep . 16
    Experience a full-day excursion along the ancient route of the Apostle Paul to Amphipolis (Acts 17). This journey takes you to ancient Philippi, named after the father of Alexander the Great.  This busy Roman colony boasted of a great library and theater. In Philippi, Paul preached, established the first church in Europe, and as a prisoner in Rome, he wrote one of his epistles (Acts 16:11-15).  Next you continue to Kavala, ancient port of Neapolis Acts 16:9-11).  You will return to your hotel in Thessaloniki for dinner and overnight. 
  • Day 04 Wed . Sep . 17
    Today you visit Veria (“Beroea” in the New Testament).  Here friends sent Paul and Silas after being accused of treason in Thessaloniki (Acts 17:5-15).  Visit the “Bema of the Apostle Paul,” where the Apostle is said to have stood and preached the gospel to the local community.  We continue to Kalambaka for dinner and overnight. 
  • Day 05 Thu . Sep . 18
    In Meteora, you will visit Varlaam and St. Stephen’s Monasteries.  These 14th century monasteries compose one of the most breathtaking sites in the world. You will view any historical and religious treasures. Your journey to Athens continues as move southward to your hotel and for dinner. 
  • Day 06 Fri . Sep . 19
    Today, we go to the port of Piraeus to begin our 3-night Greece and Turkey Cruise, with visit to the mountainous island of Mykonos.  You will have free time to explore the island before returning to the ship.  Enjoy your accommodation aboard ship for the next three nights. 
  • Day 07 Sat . Sep . 20
    Crossing the Aegean, you will visit the Turkish port of Kusadasi. You will visit the amazing ruins of Ephesus, whose inhabitants were the recipients of the Apostle Paul’s famous epistle (Acts 18:19-26).  Ephesus was once the capital of the Roman province of Asia.  You will also visit the House of Mary, where the mother of Jesus is said to have spent her last days.  Back on the ship, we will sail to Patmos, called by some the “Jerusalem of the Aegean.” You will visit the Monastery of St. John and the Cave of the Apocalypse, where John the Evangelist wrote the Book of Revelation during his exile (Rev 1:9-11). 
  • Day 08 Sun . Sep . 21
    You will visit Heraklion on Crete, including an excursion to Knossos, the center of the 3000 BC Minoan civilization.  We board our ship for our after-call at Santorini, the “Black Pearl of the Aegean.” In Santorini, you may wish to visit the cliff-top village of Thera to enjoy a breathtaking panorama. 
  • DAY 09 Mon . Sep . 22
    This morning our ship will reach its final destination-Athens. We will disembark the ship and drive along the beautiful Peloponnesian Gulf to Corinth. In ancient times it was the chief commercial center of Greece. See the Market Place, the Bema, and the Temples. To stand in the midst of the ruins of the church of Corinth and see the pillars, steps, and public worship place where Paul preached will enhance your understanding of I & II Corinthians. The ruins of this important cultural center are fascinating as we walk along the stone path that the Apostle Paul walked. Return to Athens for dinner and overnight.
  • Day 10 Tue . Sep . 23
    Return to Athens and enjoy sightseeing with your very competent guide. You will have a panoramic tour to see the Parliament House, the National Museum, Omonia Square and Panathenaic Stadium. Then we will you will visit the Acropolis with the Parthenon and Areopagus, where Paul delivered his famous sermon about the identity of “the unknown God” (Acts 17:15-34). The day will conclude with a magnificent meal in the roof garden overlooking the stunning Acropolis, celebrating our time together in this glorious country.  
  • Day 11 Fri . Sep . 26
    Your homebound flight arrives in the USA the same day.

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