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Our 15-day Christian Footsteps of Paul cruise is October 11-25, 2014. This all inclusive luxury cruise is aboard a small – all suite ship. We are a small group on a small ship of other non-tour cruisers. We are traveling together as a group on a customized Biblical itinerary, created just for us. The 15-day itinerary begins in Rome and ends in Athens. It visits the precious Greek Island of Patmos where the Apostle John received the Book of Revelation, it goes on to Ephesus which is the most outstanding archeological site in all of Greece and Turkey, we spend 3 days in Israel. One of those nights we overnight in a quaint boutique hotel inside the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem. We include all the Biblical tours along the way including, Athens, Corinth, Cencherea, Rhodes, Cyprus, Jerusalem (two days), Galilee, Bethlehem, Nazareth, Patmos, Ephesus and Rome if you are staying longer and taking the 3 day extension that is offered in conjunction with the primary tour. The cruise portion of the tour includes all beverages, meals, tips, teachings and transfers. Can you imagine walking up inside the Old City of Jerusalem and having coffee overlooking Temple Mount? We do that! We have an exclusive stay at a beautiful small inn with dinner, breakfast and an unbelievable view! This is a Bible study vacation being lead by teaching Pastor, Tim Remington. It is far more than an ordinary cruise. Tim provides warm fellowship and lively discussions and beautiful worship in amazing locations. If you ever wanted to learn more about God’s word and His favorite place – Jerusalem, then join us today! You can purchase the trip with airfare starting at $5,499 per person (all inclusive) or without airfare starting at $ 4,099. When we say all inclusive this means airfare from most cities in North America, all tours, transfers, meals, taxes, fuel surcharges, teachings, beverages, cabins and most all tips. Visit the full color brochure or call us a 888 771 8717 for more information!
|Day||Itinerary at a Glance|
|October 11||Depart your home city (or you may take the extension to Rome below and depart October 9)|
|October 12||Rome! Countryside drive to the harbor. Welcome dinner.|
|October 13||At sea – a day of teachings, fellowship and rest.|
|October 14||Katakolon, Greece|
|October 15||Seven Churches of Revelation full tour of Ephesus, visit to Temple of Artemis and tour of Kusadasi.|
|October 16||Patmos, our tour visits the cave where John received the Book of Revelation and the Biblical manuscript museum.|
|October 17||Walking tour of the walled city on Paul’s island of Rhodes, Greece|
|October 18||At sea – enjoy teachings and fellowship!|
|October 19||Israel – today we visit Bethlehem, Shepherd’s Fields, Kidron Valley, Mt. Zion, Mt. of Olives ending with Palm Sunday Road. Overnight inside the walls of Jerusalem tonight.|
|October 20||Jerusalem today inside the City of David with famous Jewish Archeologist, Eli Shukron, see Temple Mount, the Western Gate, Dung Gate, Jaffa Gate, Archeological Park and the Southern Steps, plus have communion at Golgotha at the Garden Tomb.|
|October 21||Galilee today as we drive through the Jezreel Valley and Armageddon, Nazareth, take a Sea of Galilee boat ride, visit Capernaum, Mt. of Beatitudes, Capernaum and more!|
|October 22||Tour of Paphos, Cyprus today. Finish the day shopping or fish markets.|
|October 23||Free day for teachings and fellowship. Fabulous steak dinner together this evening in the exclusive shipboard restaurant.|
|October 24||Athens, the Parthenon and Acropolis, Mars Hill, Constitution Square, Corinth Canal, the site of Corinth and the Bema Seat, beach of Cencherea and wonderful lunch stop! End the day with dinner in a quaint Greek restaurant with a spectacular view of the Parthenon this evening. Stroll the Plaka this evening.|
|October 25||Flights home to your home city.|
|Extension (October 9-October 12)|
|October 9||Depart your home city.|
|October 10||Arrive Rome, drive the Appian Way, visit the catacombs of the Domatilla, visit where Paul was beheaded, Tre Fontana, overnight Rome.|
|October 11||See Trevi Fountain, Coliseum, Arch of Titus, Capitoline Hill, Mamertine Museum (where Paul was imprisoned), Circus Maximus, the Pantheon and Piazza Navona.|
|October 12||St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican, the Sistine Chapel and the Via del Corso. Finish the day at the ship and join the group.|
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This Bible-based vacation is more than an ordinary Mediterranean cruise. You will have Biblical teachings at each site, praise and worship each evening, stimulating Biblical discussions and camaraderie with other Bible-believing vacationers.
We loved the flexibility that our group of 36 participants had where we were able to take advantage of unique heartwarming experiences that were completely unexpected. Next, we want to go to Egypt with you! Thank you!
— James & Lois B.
If you have never seen Rome or need a refresher, see our pre-trip Christian tour available October 9 – 12 below.
|Oct. 11||Depart your home airport|
|Oct. 12||Arrive Rome – The Eternal City! Arrival meet and transfer to our ship, the Azamara Quest. Sail-away party on deck! We dine together tonight in the main dining room.|
|Oct. 13||At sea all day to enjoy teachings on the Seven Churches of Revelation and a special teaching on Greek Mythology and the Bible. The studies will be very timely because our stop tomorrow is very near Greek Olympia. We will have a special time, as well, in the library for praise and worship before dinner. We also have a special dinner planned together this evening in the main dining room.|
|Oct. 14||We arrive at Katakolon in Greece. You will have a choice on tours that will be extra today since it is not a Biblical stop. If you would prefer to do a walk, you are welcome to join us! The ship departs after lunch. We meet together in the library late this afternoon, just before dinner, for a teaching.|
|Oct. 15||We arrive at the port of Kusadasi after lunch so we will have time for a special teaching late this morning on Ephesus. The full-day tour is a great start as it is the most preserved of the Seven Churches of Revelation. It will be a highlight of our trip. Afterwards, we return to the port city to enjoy some lively Turkish shopping. The beaches of Kusadasi are very welcoming too, and the ship comes in just steps from a wonderful beach club. Stay in port as long as you like since we don’t depart until 11:00 p.m.|
|Oct. 16||We arrive on the island of Patmos today. We have a very special tour that takes us to the cave where the Apostle John received the Book of Revelation. We have a teaching outdoors under the olive trees overlooking the beautiful port with our ship sitting like a gem in the harbor. Then, we get to enter the monastery and see some of the oldest Biblical manuscripts. You will have time today to enjoy a coffee or ice cream at one of the quaint outdoor cafes, with plenty of time to return to the ship for dinner, and possibly come back to the island for a walk around the waterfront.|
|Oct. 17||We will spend a full day today on the Greek island of Rhodes. We will take a walking tour of the walled city together, stopping in a picturesque spot to discuss the time that Paul spent on this lovely island. Afterwards, find a secluded cove to enjoy its many beaches, or spend the rest of the day walking or bicycling the cobblestone streets and waterfront shops. There is a movie under the stars this evening at the pool. Enjoy a relaxing Jacuzzi and then snuggle up with your blanket and enjoy! You may even catch yourself snoozing to the rhythm of the waves.|
|Oct. 18||At sea all day to enjoy teachings, the spa and praise and worship together. We will have the teachings sporadically through the day and some great poolside discussions! We are in Israel the the next 3 days and there is much to share this afternoon and evening.|
|Oct. 19||We will arrive in Jerusalem this morning. We transfer to Bethlehem, see the Shepherd’s fields and the site of the birth of Jesus and then drive into Jerusalem. On the way, we pass the Valley of Jehosophat, the Kidron Valley and again Mt. Zion. We visit the Old City, the Cardo, Western Gate, Jaffa Gate and Dung Gates. We will have an interesting tour of the rabbinical tunnels under Jerusalem at the end of the day. Then, we end by having a private dinner in our lovely stone monastery that is located right inside the walls of Jerusalem.|
|Oct. 20||What an amazing morning overlooking Temple Mount from our private terrace! After a hearty breakfast, we ascend the Mt. of Olives this morning and walk down the famous Palm Sunday road, as Jesus did. We enter the Garden of Gethsemane for prayer together. We visit the upper room and discuss the Temple, Temple Mount and Architectural Park. Afterwards, we have a special appointment at Temple Mount where we will have a lively discussion. We exit at Antonio Fortress, the traditional site of Pontius Pilate’s judgment of Christ. We walk the balance of the Way of the Cross or the Via Dolorosa that marks each station of Christ’s agony through Jerusalem’s streets and we end at Golgotha – the Place of the Skull. We will have a private time of worship and share communion at the peaceful Garden Tomb. Enjoy a bit of fun shopping in the Old City before our drive back to the ship for dinner.|
|Oct. 21||When you wake this morning you will be in Haifa – the port closest to the Galilee. On our way to the sites of a large part of Jesus’ ministry, we will stop for a great teaching overlooking Armageddon and the Jezreel Valley. From there we will drive through Nazareth, Jesus’ boyhood home, and to Capernaum. We will then have a teaching at the Mt. of Beatitudes and visit Peter’s mother-in-law’s home. Just a short distance from there, we will board our own private boat for praise and worship on the Sea of Galilee. We will stop for a special “Peter’s fish” lunch. For those of you who would like to be baptized, we will do this after lunch. On our return to Haifa, we will see Mt. Carmel. We will say goodbye to our guide who was with us for the past 3 days. Dinner will be enjoyed aboard ship this evening.|
|Oct. 22||We arrive in pretty Paphos, Cyprus, today. Cyprus is where Barnabus was born and raised and is home to his burial place, as well. Our day on Cyprus includes a tour of Paphos that includes Paul’s Pillar. There will be a teaching this evening on Barnabus and Paul’s time on the island. You will have plenty of time today to enjoy the quaint shops and Mediterranean beaches. Tonight, we have another movie under the stars at the pool.|
|Oct. 23||At sea all day to enjoy teachings, the spa and praise and worship together. Again today we will have sporadic teachings through the day. We have the steak house reserved for our group this evening.|
|Oct. 24||We arrive at the Greek port of Piraeus this morning. Our tour today is extensive and will be Biblically-exciting as we share the similarities of the Greeks of yesterday with today. This morning we drive to Corinth, which is one of Paul’s most important cities. It is here that we will see the 2 ports that were used during Paul’s journeys, see the remnants of the Jewish Synagogue, the graffiti, the Bema, and even the names of those through whom Paul at Corinth. After a stop for lunch at the working Corinth Canal, we are off to the impressive Acropolis of Athens. We will enjoy a teaching at Mars Hill and actually see where Paul spoke to the learned Greeks. Then, we go up to the famous Parthenon, its temples and massive archeological remains. After we depart, we will have a city tour of of Athens, including the original Olympic Game Stadium, Hadrian’s Arch and Constitution Square. We will check into our 4-star hotel late this afternoon. After freshening up, we will visit the Plaka district where we will have our festive farewell dinner under the impressive, lighted Parthenon.|
|Oct. 25||We depart Athens this morning for our return flights home, arriving the same day.|
|Rome Extension (October 9 – 12, 2014)|
|Oct. 9||Depart the U.S.|
|Oct. 10||Arrive in Rome early today. Upon arrival, we will drive past the Appian Way. We will stop for a moment and walk the Appian Way under the ancient aqueduct surrounded by broken statues and busts of ancient Roman citizens. Afterwards, we will visit the early church catacombs, known as “the Domatilla”, where we will be able to see some of the oldest paintings of Paul and the apostles. We will visit the place where the Apostle Paul was martyred before ending our day at our hotel.|
|Oct. 11||Today we visit Circus Maximus, where thousands of our Christian brothers and sisters were martyred. We visit the Forum and Capitoline Hill where we will see the Mamertime Museum where Paul and Peter were imprisoned. Those who are energetic may choose to climb to a small museum to see the oldest graffiti of a Jewish crucifixion – most likely a depiction of Christ. All will enjoy a teaching at the Arch of Titus and then the Coliseum. There is unique documentation in stone on the Coliseum of its financial involvement with the city of Jerusalem. Later today, we will visit the Pantheon, Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain and the Piazza Navona. Tonight we will have a very unique dinner in Trastevere, which is the oldest part of Rome that was home to early church converts. Trastevere is also in the oldest Jewish part of Rome.|
|Oct. 12||Early this morning, we will visit St. Peter’s, the Vatican and its museums where we will end the tour at the spectacular painting of the “Last Judgment” on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. Afterwards, we will enjoy a walk down the Via Del Corso and the Condotti for shopping and Italian delicacies. We will depart for our ship late this afternoon. We join the rest of the group aboard ship for our evening sail-away party.|
Pastor Tim Remington
Born in Riverside, CA, Pastor Tim moved to Northern Idaho as a youngster, but after graduating from Coeur d’Alene High School in the 70’s, he returned to California where he met and married Cindy. Together, they operated the “Supreme Bean Coffee House” for a number of years, serving the streets of San Bernadino. It was this experience that developed their interest in the streets and the people who are ignored, those who have problems with drugs, alcohol, and perversion.
In 1985, Tim and Cindy began taking people into their home to help them. This practice grew into their Mentor Home Ministry and Good Samaritan Rehabilitation. Even though their street ministry days taught them much about drugs and alcohol that they could never learn in a classroom, Tim has been actively pursuing his degree in counseling. “But the degree has meant less to me than leading an addict to Jesus,” said Tim. “Now my life is filled with Victim-Offender Mediation, Family Mediation, Drug and Alcohol Counseling, and directing Good Samaritan Rehabilitation. And, I’m the senior pastor at The Altar in Coeur d’Alene.”
Tim is a favorite teaching pastor and has won numerous awards including Idaho’s annual Idaho Chooses Life gives it’s “Friend for Life Award” to people who have made extraordinary contributions to the defense of preborn children. We are grateful for their leadership and commitment to the Gospel of Life.
“Cindy and I have been blessed with four children. My love is my family and my Lord. My passion is to worship; my desire is to show the joy of the Lord to others in all that I do.”