September 22-October 5, 2018
with Crosspoint Community Church
Bible enthusiasts and those who love the Mediterranean will love this Christian tour! Pastor Dix and Cynthia Winston have selected a Seven Churches of Revelation Tour and Footsteps of Paul trip tailored for those who seek knowledge through the Word, archaeology, history, fellowship and people. This tour spends 5 nights at the same luxury hotel on the Mediterranean Sea. You travel out each day, in comfort, to see the sights of the Seven Churches of Revelation and the places where the Early Church took root. Imagine understanding and seeing where Paul spoke to the sorceress, to see where John was imprisoned, to stand on the beach where Paul handed over his parchments to Phoebe, to stand in the doorway of the Synagogue at Corinth where Paul spoke, and to stand on the Bema at Corinth that still exists today. Pastor Dix has created an in-depth itinerary that is coupled with beautiful hotels, amazing meals, and moments that will be celebrated together. This is a small custom group with limited space. Book early to ensure you are able to join us. The air carrier we use is Turkish Air, one of the top 5 carriers in the world. They are a United Airlines partner. We fly nonstop Denver to Istanbul and then have a short hop flight. The tour starts at $4,899 per person, sharing one room. We match singles, or you can obtain a single room for yourself at a small surcharge. The tour price includes airfare and all meals and tours as noted, for further details consult our trip brochure.
|Day||Itinerary at a Glance: Seven Churches of Revelation|
|Sept 22||Depart Denver or home city|
|Sept 23||Arrive your hotel on the Mediterranean Sea|
|Sept 24||Rest this morning, Temple of Artemis|
|Sept 25||Seven Churches of Revelation site of Pergamon and the Asklepieion|
|Sept 26||Seven Churches of Revelation site of Laodicea, Colossae, overnight at its thermal pools|
|Sept 27||Hierapolis, Seven Churches of Revelation site of Ephesus, return to Mediterranean Sea|
|Sept 28||Didyma and Miletus, last night on the Turkish Riviera|
|Sep 29||Boat to island of Patmos|
|Sept 30||Island of Patmos, the cave where John received the book of Revelation and its monastery|
|Oct 1||Boat to Greek island of Samos, lunch, arrive Santorini|
|Oct 2||Santorini free day|
|Oct 3||Fly to Athens, visit Corinth (upper and lower), luxury hotel at Constitution Square|
|Oct 4||Parthenon, Mars Hill, Plaka and free time in Athens. Farewell dinner overlooking Acropolis.|
|Oct 5||Depart Athens for flight to Denver or home airport|
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*B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner
|Day||Turkish Riviera and the Churches of Ephesus, Laodicea and Pergamon plus Early Church Sites|
|Sep 22||Optional air program: Depart Denver at 4:30PM, nonstop to Istanbul (United partner), two hour layover and change planes.|
|Sep 23||Arrive at the cosmopolitan Mediterranean city of Izmir at 5:20PM (Smyrna in ancient times). We drive along the beautiful motorway with its sleek oceanfront condos. We will arrive at our hotel, for most of the week, the luxurious Korumar. Tonight we enjoy a welcome dinner together. (D)|
|Sep 24||Free morning today to sleep in and recuperate from our long flights. This afternoon, we have a special lunch prepared for our group, by our friends at the finest restaurant in the area, with beautiful ambience! Afterwards, we visit some smaller archeological sites and the Temple of Artemis. Dinner this evening is at a waterfront fish restaurant. Very lively! (BLD)|
|Sep 25||Today we tour the site of Pergamon and the Asklepieion. The site at Pergamon is accessed via a funicular tram with stunning views of the Mediterranean basin. The village of Bergama is very quaint and we have a special lunch planned! Return to beautiful Korumar. Dinner. (BLD)|
|Sep 26||We will drive through the mountains today to see the next most important of the Churches of Revelation – the site of Laodicea. We will stop for lunch at a beautiful tennis and country club. Later in the day visit the site of Colossae. We will spend the night at the Doga Thermal Hotel. Once at the hotel, we can wrap up in thick robes and head down to the hotel’s private Turkish Bath’s and thermal pools that originate at the cascading Colossae archeological site. Dinner is included. (BLD)|
|Sep 27||This morning, we walk through the site of Hierapolis. Drive back through the mountains with a stop at a local artisan’s village for lunch. The site of sites is visited today. Ephesus is considered the top archeological site in the Mediterranean. You will be able to walk the streets that the Apostles John, Paul and Timothy walked, and you will be in the city where Jesus’ mother, Mary lived out her final days. We also will visit the bazaar and shops at the famous port. Dinner at the hotel this evening. (BLD)|
|Sept 28||Tour today of Didyma or Miletus. Lunch is on your own today. Dinner tonight is at hotel known for the best fish and Mediterranean food! What a great night to say goodbye to our new friends on the Turkish Riviera. (BLD)|
|Sep 29||Leave the hotel and board our boat for the island of Patmos. The island will be a bit like stepping back in time as this precious island has no airport and few cars! The same families have lived on this island for centuries and real estate is out of sight! Once we arrive grab a gelato and walk the waterfront. Our beautiful boutique hotel is a member of “SLH” Small Leading Hotels of the World. The hotel will be privately booked for our group for two nights. Plan on fellowship, great views and fabulous Greek cuisine! (BD)|
|Sep 30||Enjoy breakfast at hotel this morning. Then, we take the winding road up the island to the site where John was imprisoned in a tiny cave. Take the tour up to the site or a private teaching where John lived and received the Book of Revelation. We have time to visit the small monastery as well, with its Biblical manuscripts and other artifacts. Spend another night at our boutique hotel, the Petra, with dinner and overnight.|
|Oct 1||After breakfast, we board our boat for the island of Samos. The trip is 3 hours, with time for lunch on the waterfront. We fly from Samos late this afternoon to the island of Santorini – the most beautiful place in the world! Check into our small 5 star hotel with dinner and a spectacular view. (BD)|
|Oct 2||Free day on Santorini. Lunch and dinner on your own to explore this precious place. The hotel is located at Fira and amongst the quaintest shopping, 4WD rentals, bike rentals and so much more! (B)|
|Oct 3||Our last coffee with the most famous view in the world. Our flight departs at 10:30AM. On arrival at Athens, we take a tour of the site of Corinth where spend time at the upper and lower archeological sites. Greek lunch is included. On our way to Athens, we will pass the sight of Cencherea, where the Apostle Paul made his Nazarite vow on that very beach. We will then arrive at the 5-Star Hotel, Grand Bretagne (2 nights) for a free night near the Plaka for shopping and a dinner on your own in an outdoor café. (BL)|
|Oct 4||Today we tour Athens. We will have time for a teaching at Mars Hill and the Parthenon. You will have free time this afternoon to explore the Plaka and its designer and locally made shops. Farewell dinner this evening with a spectacular view of the Parthenon. (BD)|
|Oct 5||Early flight departs back to Denver, arriving mid-day, or connect to home city.|
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Dix Winston – Pastor of Crosspoint Community Church
Dr. Dix Winston has been in full time ministry since 1975. He served three years with Campus Crusade for Christ. Wanting to better equip himself for a teaching ministry he attended and graduated (1978-1982) from Dallas Theological Seminary where he earned his Masters of Theology. It was also at DTS that he met his wife, the former Cynthia Blum whom he married upon graduation. He served two years as an associate pastor of Grace Church in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He left Grace Church in 1983 to found Trinity Bible Church in Owensboro, KY. Dix and Cynthia left Kentucky in 1985 to begin Search Ministries in Colorado, as well as to teach Walk Thru the Bible Seminars. He served as the Colorado director of Search until 1998 when he founded his current ministry, Impact, which disciples adults in evangelism and apologetics and the Bible. It was also in 1998 that he began teaching an adult Bible Class at Cherry Hills Community Church. In 2005 Dix completed his Doctorate of Ministry in Apologetics from Southern Evangelical Seminary where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. He, along with a core group of individuals founded Crosspoint Community Church in January of 2012 where he serves as Senior Pastor. Dix and Cynthia have one son, Austin who is a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army. When not attending to ministry matters, Dix more than enjoys golf and riding motorcycles with Cynthia.
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The trip was so inspirational. I grew spiritually because I was able to see some of the places where Paul spread the gospel.
— Doris M.
To see Biblical sites in which Paul ministered as well as see sites of some of the churches of Revelation was an opportunity of a lifetime. The Bible teaching was absolutely outstanding. Of course, being on a sailing ship was delightful as well. I highly recommend a Footsteps of Paul.
— Irma H.
I also want to thank you for the prayer time we had together. That was very special for me and I have no doubt God heard our prayers.
The trip broadened my perspective on Paul’s journeys and the Star Clipper was a wonderful way to travel to the port cities. This was on my “bucket list” for several years until the right itinerary came along (extended to Thessaloniki, Philippi, and Berea), and I was not disappointed!
— Kris K.
Great way to vacation and explore the Apostle Paul’s adventures spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ!
— Bruce L.
You did a fabulous job and we would love to go with you wherever you conduct other tours. Please keep us informed of any future tours.
— Carol and Bob