A WALK IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF PAUL

10-DAY GREECE TOUR WITH 3-NIGHT CRUISE
HOSTED BY PASTOR ERIC GRISSINO

THE TOUR

JUNE 9 – 18, 2025

Join us for an adventure of a lifetime in Greece! View the Byzantine Castle and the Roman Aqueduct, experience shops and cafes on the charming walkways of Mykonos, sail to the island of Patmos, experience the breathtaking whitewashed villages of Santorini, admire the architectural wonders of ancient Athens, and so much more!

Day 1

Monday, June 9: Depart U.S.A.

Embark upon your journey with an overnight flight to Athens. Prepare yourself for a life-changing experience and get some rest on the flight. Tomorrow you will be walking where the apostle Paul walked!

Day 2

Tuesday, June 10: Athens, Thessaloniki

We arrive in Athens mid-afternoon and are met by our representative and given the tickets for our flight to Thessaloniki. This is the city where Paul was received by Jason. Paul was preaching the Word of God here until he was rushed out of the city. We transfer to our hotel for check-in and dinner.

Day 3

Wednesday, June 11: Thessaloniki, Philippi, Kavala

In the morning, we start with the landmarks of the city: the White Tower, the Walls of the Byzantine Acropolis, the Roman Arch of Galerius and the Rotonda. We visit two of the city’s oldest and most admired Christian churches, the Basilicas of St. Demetrius and St. Sophia. We then follow the route of the Via Egnatia and visit, like Paul and his companions, the area of Amphipolis, to see the famous funerary Lion of Amphipolis. Then we travel onto Philippi. There, we visit the Baptistery of Lydia near the river, where Paul baptized her. Lydia was the first convert of Paul on European soil, followed by the jailer. Also, we visit the ruins of the Forum of Philippi, the Christian Basilicas, the “Prison of Paul” and the Theater. Then we drive to Kavala (Neapolis), Paul’s first step in bringing the Gospel to present day Europe. A picturesque port, we view the Byzantine Castle and the Roman Aqueduct. We return to Thessaloniki for dinner and overnight.

Day 4

Thursday, June 12: Meteora, Athens

This morning we see the world-famous Byzantine monasteries that are perched on summits of gray rock peaks of varied and beautiful shapes. Their history goes back to the 14th century when the monks sought refuge in the cliff-side caves, then fled higher to build the original wooden shelters, which were later transformed into monasteries. Afterwards, we continue to Athens where we will have dinner and overnight.

Day 5

Friday, June 13: Start Our 3-night Mediterranean Cruise

We sail this morning from Athens to the quaint isle of Mykonos, called the island of windmills. We arrive at Mykonos, where we disembark and have time to experience the waterfront lined with shops and cafes. We stroll the charming walkways through a maze of white-washed buildings before returning to the ship for dinner and evening activities. No excursions are included today, as we will visit the island at our leisure.

Day 6

Saturday, June 14: Kusadasi, Patmos

In the morning, we arrive in Kusadasi, Turkey. Excursion Included: A short drive takes us to Ephesus, where Paul spent three years during his ministry. The impressive remains of Ephesus include the Agora, the Theater, the Stadium, the Library of Celsus, the ruins of the Temple of Diana (one of the “Seven Wonders of the Ancient World”) and many more. Later, we sail for the island of Patmos. Excursion Included: Here we visit the Monastery of St. John, on one of the island’s highest points. From there, we walk down to the Grotto of the Apocalypse, the site of the apocalyptic Revelations of St. John the Divine.

Day 7

Sunday, June 15: Heraklion, Crete / Santorini

In the morning, we arrive at Heraklion, Crete and disembark. Excursion Included: During this excursion, we take a short ride through the town of Heraklion and then arrive at the Knossos excavations. Here, Sir Arthur Evan’s archaeological discoveries revealed a civilization dating back to 4000 B.C., when a great empire flourished on the island of Crete. Paul left Titus in Crete and gave instructions on appointing church leaders in the towns (Titus 1:5ff). In the afternoon, we cruise to the isle of Santorini and disembark. Excursion Not included: Santorini is often referred to as the most breathtaking of all the Greek islands. The exquisite, whitewashed villages, including the town of Fira, or Thira, cling to volcanic cliffs, accessible by cable-car, or mule.

Day 8

Monday, June 16: Pireaus, Corinth, Athens

We disembark the cruise this morning in Piraeus. After disembarkation, we will continue our sightseeing with a visit to 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 Word of God. We visit the Archaeological Museum, the Forum, the Temples, and the famous Bema, where Paul stood before Gallio, accused by the Jews of Corinth. Then we drive to Cenchreae, the little harbor from which Paul sailed back to Asia, thus ending his second missionary journey. Here we admire the architectural wonders of ancient Athens, as we follow our guide to the world-renowned Acropolis, to see the Propylea, the Erechtheum, and the Parthenon. We visit Mars Hill, where Paul delivered his speech on the “Unknown God.” Then we 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, we also 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. The afternoon is at leisure to explore Athens on your own. Dinner and overnight are in Athens.

Day 9

Tuesday, June 17: Delphi, Athens

We will include a special visit to Delphi, this mountainous city which today is both an archaeological site and a modern town. For the ancient Greeks, Delphi was labeled the “omphalos” (navel) of the earth, and it is here that the eternal flame burned in the Temple of Apollo. Delphi was the site of the Delphic oracle, the most important oracle in the classical Greek world. It was also here beginning in 586 B.C. that athletes from all over the Greek world competed in the Pythian Games, one of the precursors to the modern Olympics. On our way up to Delphi, we’ll have time to stop and enjoy the small scenic villages that cling to the mountainsides. Dinner and overnight are in Athens.

Day 10

Wednesday, June 18: Athens, U.S.A.

We transfer in the morning to Athens Airport for our return flight back to the U.S.A. We arrive home the same day.

The Cost

TRAVELING:
JUNE 9 – 18, 2025

DEPARTURES:
$5,992 FROM CHARLESTON, SC

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off the total trip cost with your initial deposit of $500.00!

  • $100 off if your payment is received by 06/10/24

  • $75 off if your payment is received by 08/10/24

  • $50 off if your payment is received by 10/10/24

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • $578 US & Intl. departure taxes/fuel

  • $149 port fees

  • $40 cruise gratuities 

  • $90 land gratuities

(Additional departure cities available upon request)

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The Fine Print

Enrollment in and payment of your deposit for the tour, constitutes your acceptance of the conditions and statement of responsibility.
INCLUDED IN PRICE:
1) Round trip airfare per brochure minus deluxe motor coaches minus First Class / Superior Class hotels minus guided sightseeing minus entrance fees to sites visited minus breakfast & dinner daily per brochure minus lunches & unlimited beverages onboard cruise in the dining room with your meal
2) Taxes and fuel charges totaling $578 USD comprised of $247.60 for fuel charges (subject to increase by airline up to 30 days prior to departure) and $330.40 for taxes (including federal inspection fees for the U.S. Customs and Immigrations; international air transportation tax; agricultural tax; other per person taxes imposed by government entities; airport taxes and fees including the September 11th Security fee up to $10 per person, passenger facility charges up to $18 per person, federal domestic flight segment fees up to $3.50 per segment and U.S. and International arrival and departure, and other government imposed fees up to $300 per person).
3) Port fees of $149 & cruise gratuities of $40; price based on outside cabin category XA/standard cabin; shore excursions included for group to Patmos, Ephesus & Crete on board Celestyal Cruises.
4) Gratuities of $90 for tour guide, driver and hoteliers for services provided on land in Greece.
NOT INCLUDED IN PRICE:
Not included in your package are passports, visas, COVID-19 tests, vaccinations, laundry, lunches per brochure, telephone, mini-bar, alcohol, other beverages, and food outside of the contracted tour operator menu as presented at a hotel or restaurant (these extra items will be billed to you before leaving the hotel, or restaurant), airport transfers on non-qualifying flights, porterage at airports & train stations, travel insurance, excess baggage fees, any fees or fuel surcharges imposed by the airlines after the date you register for your trip, shore excursions offered on cruises to Mykonos & Santorini, and all other items not specifically mentioned.
PAYMENT:
A full deposit of $500 per person is required at time of registration. A second deposit of $500 per person is required within 14 days of initial registration, due to the additional deposits required by Celestyal Cruises. Only the initial $500 deposit may be placed on a credit card. All other remaining payments must be made in the form of a check, including final payment. Final payment is due no later than 120-days prior to departure. Registrations received after 120-days prior to departure must be accompanied by full payment. Registrations received 100 days prior to departure are subject to a $300 late fee. Tour pricing is based on a minimum group size of 20 passengers to be valid. The following supplements may apply for smaller groups: 19-15 travelers, $295 per person; 14-10 travelers, $395 per person. If group size is less than 10 travelers, the tour may be cancelled due to lack of participation. If final (full) payment is not received by imagine Tours and Travel, LLC (hereafter referred to as imagine) 90-days prior to departure, you will be automatically cancelled from the tour and your deposit of $1,000 will be forfeited. imagine reserves the right to add a surcharge if the dollar declines by more than 2.5% against the Euro based on foreign exchange rates in effect on date (04/22/24) when your tour was booked by your tour leader/church. All payments are required in US Funds.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Price is based on double occupancy (two persons sharing a room). When available, single rooms are often smaller than doubles. While imagine will try to match roommates, we cannot guarantee one will be available. Roommates may be assigned as late as 120 days prior to departure. If one is not available or if you request a single room, there will be a single room supplement charge: $1,495 for the basic itinerary. We highly recommend securing a roommate, as single rooms are very limited on the cruise.
ITINERARY & CHANGES:
Because airlines often change flight schedules after brochures are printed, imagine reserves the right to shorten or lengthen the itinerary accordingly. You will be notified in writing when possible. If itinerary changes necessitate extra overnights, you will be charged $195 per night/per person (single rooms/cabins $245/night). Meals for extra nights are not included. Any changes and/or deviations from the program and/ or departure city listed, by the passenger, must be provided in writing to imagine no later than 100-days prior to departure and any extra costs incurred will be billed to the passenger. All deviations are subject to a standard fee of $150 plus any applicable airline fees. All tours are final at 90-days prior to departure. No changes and/or additions may be made to the tour after that time.
LAND ONLY:
Land Only price is $5,442 per person. Pricing does not include international flights. Land Only passengers may be responsible for transfers and/or additional overnights incurred by booking their own flights. We recommend you purchase a ticket which can be changed without large penalties, as the group’s flights may change. Passengers changing from the regular tour to Land Only after 120 days prior to departure will be charged a fee of $150 per person.
AIRLINE TICKETS:
In order to keep prices low, imagine does not guarantee you will be on the most direct flights to your final destination. imagine also does not guarantee the group will be on the same flights, particularly if registering 100 days prior to departure. Flight routings are chosen by the airlines and not imagine. Airline tickets cannot be changed or refunded once issued. Air transportation to/from your destination will be economy class aboard IATA and ARC carriers utilizing APEX or SUPER APEX non-refundable, non-amendable tickets for groups of 10 or more flying together for entire itinerary. imagine is unable to use individual frequent flyer points to upgrade or accept them as partial payment for air transportation. Deviations by the passenger, from the group’s scheduled flights, could result in different routings/air carriers. Airline changes, if allowable, made by the passenger after final payment has been made, may incur additional fees.
FLIGHT TIMES:
All flight times are subject to change by the airlines without advance notice. imagine is not responsible for such changes or delays and does not reimburse expenses resulting from such delays. If making your own flight arrangements to a departure city or any other portion of your trip, we recommend you purchase a ticket which can be changed without large penalties. All passengers are responsible for reconfirming their flights with the airline 24 hours prior to departure.
PASSPORT:
Each passenger is responsible for making sure that they have a valid passport that has an expiration date at least six months after the date of return from their trip. A copy of your valid passport must be submitted to our office by 120 days prior to departure.
VISAS:
Applicable visas will be obtained by imagine for U.S. and Canadian Citizens only with the exception of travel to Turkey. All passengers who do not carry U.S. or Canadian Passports will be responsible for obtaining visas to the countries they are visiting. imagine is not responsible for non-U.S. & Canadian Passport holders.
TRIP RESCHEDULING:
imagine and/or Trip leader reserve the right to re-schedule the dates of the Trip to future dates TBD due to governmental action, pandemic, war, or other circumstances beyond their control. Should that occur, all travelers will be rebooked for the new dates. Travelers unable to travel on the new dates may cancel their participation and will be assessed a cancellation fee of up to $500 per person, plus any additional penalties/fees imposed by ground operator(s), airlines, or other vendors. Travelers can transfer to another available tour up to one year from their original departure date.
CANCELLATION FEES:
Any passenger cancelling from the day of registration to 121 days prior to departure will be charged a $500 non-refundable administrative fee per person plus any airline penalties, if applicable. You will also be charged a single room fee if your cancellation forces your roommate into a single room from 75 days prior until the date of departure. The following charges also apply: 120-91 days = $1,500; 90-61 days = $2,750; 60-45 days = 85% of total cost; 44 days to day of departure = 100% of total cost. All Cancellations must be received in writing. On or after the day of departure there is no refund for any services not used. We strongly recommend you purchase travel insurance. If imagine cancels the tour due to lack of participation, there will be a charge of $200 deducted from the amount refunded to each passenger for administrative fees plus any airline penalties if applicable. No changes may be made to the tour within 90-days of departure, as the tour is officially closed.
STATEMENT OF RESPONSIBILITY:
imagine and its associated companies agree to provide the itinerary described in this brochure. This represents the entire agreement between the passenger and his agent, the travel agent, the tour host, and the tour operator. All prices, itineraries and schedules are subject to regulations and changes by acts of government, international agreement, and airline tariff adjustments, rules, and regulations. imagine reserves the right to refuse or revoke travel to anyone who is, in the sole judgment of imagine, incapable of group travel. Except for the willful negligence of its direct employees, the tour operator assumes no liability or responsibility for any injuries, inconveniences, illness, irregularity, or incidental damages caused by circumstances beyond the control of the tour operator or by any person or reason whatsoever, including but not limited to events such as strikes, revolts, wars, natural disasters, pandemic, force majeure, closures of airports or hotel, default or omission of any common or private carrier, or the fault, negligence, 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 travel agent or the tour host. The conditions become a binding contract when your enrollment and payment are received and accepted by imagine. Florida law will be applicable to any dispute which arises out of/or concerns regarding this brochure or your tour.
RELEASE OF LIABILITY:
By traveling on this tour you affirm that you are fit to participate in this tour and accept all risks to your safety and health. All travel involves risks, and travel to some countries, including Israel, involves a heightened risk to your health and safety, including risks from terrorism, criminal acts, and illness. You understand and freely accept these risks, and you generally and specifically release and hold harmless imagine and their officers, agents and employees from any liability and any claims for (i) any physical, mental, emotional or other injuries whatsoever that you may sustain related to this tour; (ii) delays, damages, illness, injuries or death, or for the loss of or damage to property, from any cause (including negligence) and however occurring; and (iii) any accident, illness, injury, damage, sickness, loss of personal property, delay, or other Injury or claim of any kind related to or arising from strikes, armed conflicts, social or labor unrest or strikes/work stoppages, war or acts of war, terrorism or terrorist acts, acts of God, mechanical or construction failures or difficulties, diseases, local laws or acts of local or government authorities, criminal acts, weather or climatic conditions, volcanic eruption, earthquake, disruption of advertised schedules, refusal of visas, or any other causes beyond their direct control.
Imagine Tours & Travel, LLC., is registered with the State of Florida as a Seller of Travel. Registration No. ST36635. Valid as of 04/22/24 AA/CS

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