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A pilgrimage to Greece in the “Footsteps of St. Paul” will be an experience you will never forget. Christians have been going on pilgrimages from the very beginning of our faith. You will travel in the Journey of St. Paul while viewing some of the most historically significant sites and beautiful places in the world. You can strengthen your faith through visits to the House of the Virgin Mary, Ancient Ephesus, and Philippi, where St. Paul established the first church in Europe.

Tours typically include other sites like the Acropolis, the Parthenon, and Propylaea as well as visits to the monasteries of Meteora and the beautiful whitewashed towns of Mykonos and Santorini.


  • Capital: Athens
  • Language: Greek
  • Population: 10.7 million
  • Time Zone: EST plus 7 hours
  • Currency: Euro (EUR)
  • Electricity: 220V. 50Hz


Today: Your pilgrimage begins today as you depart on your overnight flight to Istanbul. Meals and drinks served aloft.

Today: At our arrival, we will be greeted by our tour escort and driver who will transfer us to our hotel.

Evening: Dinner and overnight in the hotel.

Today: City tour that includes. Hagia Sophia is the former Greek Orthodox Christian patriarchal cathedral, later an Ottoman imperial mosque and now a museum in Istanbul, Turkey. Built-in AD 360. It is considered the epitome of Byzantine architecture and is said to have “changed the history of architecture”.  The Byzantine Hippodrome, The Blue Mosque, (famous for its mosaics) the Chora church- museum, the Subterranean Cisterns, and finally the Grand Bazaar

 Evening: Dinner and overnight in the hotel.

Today: We leave Istanbul and travel to Bursa via Nicaea where the Nicene Creed was formed. We will visit St. Sofia of Nicea. Here the First Council of the Christian Church took place, and where the division of Rome and Constantinople was completed, as well as the division of the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox.

Evening: Dinner and overnight in the hotel.

Today: We will go to Pergamum, where it is the most favored of the 7 Churches established by the apostle Paul. Here the first Christians were sacrificed by the Romans. We will also visit the Trojan temple as well as the Grand Theater. Then we will visit Thyatira, another of the 7 churches, and popular for the sale of “purple color” and its famous carpets.

 Evening: Dinner and overnight in the hotel.

Today: We will go to Izmir which is the third most important city in Turkey and great center of Jews and Christians. Then, we will go to Sardis which is one of the most picturesque of the 7 churches. Then, we will go to Philadelphia, referred to as “The New Jerusalem” and continue to be the basis of Christianity, and will continue towards Pamukkale.

Evening: Dinner and overnight in the hotel.

Today: Early in the morning we will go up to the hill to see the thermal pools and enjoy that beautiful view. We will continue to Colossae, where the “Letter to the Colossians” was received. Then we will visit Laodicea, which is one of the churches in the “Book of Revelations”, and it was also the chair of the Christian Church where Paul rebuked the people calling them “Lukewarm Christians.”

Evening: Dinner and overnight in the hotel.

Today: We will visit the ancient city of Ephesus walking through one of the most magnificent cities excavated in the world. We will see the Odeon, the Troyan fountain, the steam baths, the Temple of Adrian, the latrines, the Celsus Library and the Grand Theater of Ephesus. Ephesus where Paul preached. Then we will visit the house of the Virgin Mary, here it is said that The Virgin lived after the Crucifixion and where she spent her last days.

Evening: Dinner and overnight in the hotel.

Today: We will embark on a cruise that will take us to the Island of Patmos to visit the monastery of San Juan where we will see the original manuscripts of the Gospels. Then we will visit the grotto of the Apocalypse. It was here that we will see the details of the area where St. John wrote the “Book of Revelations,” where we will also see the crack caused by the voice of God when emphasizing honor to the Trinity.

 Evening: Dinner and overnight on the boat.

Today: We will visit Crete the largest Greek island, cradle of the great civilization of the “Minoans” and the mythological home of Zeus. After a short distance we will pass through the village of Hearklion until arriving at the excavations of Knossos where the traces of a civilization existed since 4000 BC were discovered. Then we will return to Heraklion where you will have free time to do what you want. At the indicated time we will return to the ship to continue to the island of Santorini Which is the most beautiful of the islands, we will ascend by chair lift (the island is raised from the surface of the sea) and we will have opportunity to explore the island and enjoy it.

Evening: Dinner and overnight on the boat.

Today: We will go to the port of Athens and board our bus that will start a full tour of the city beginning with Corinth, the city most loved by Paul in the Saronic Gulf, and where he established the first Church, we will visit Bema (the seat of judgment) where Paul Gallo and where He preached to the Corinthians, we will go to the temple of Apollo and the old museum we will return to the center of Athens to visit the Parthenon, the Acropolis and the Olympic stadium.

 Evening: Dinner and overnight in the hotel.

Today: A boat trip through the Bosphorus Strait. We will visit the palace – museum of Topkapi, which was the royal palace of the Sultans. Then, we go to the Church of San Antonio where we will celebrate mass. Next, we visit a place where the famous Turkish carpets are made. Finally the Grand Bazaar. We will have free time to shop as well as explore on our own.

Evening: Dinner and accommodation will be in a restaurant with a typical show of belly dances.



Roundtrip economy airfare

Airport taxes and fuel surcharges

Your choice of superior hotels or religious housing

Transfers per itinerary and modern motorcoaches

Admissions and sightseeing fees per itinerary

Private Masses if requested

24/7 Licensed Tour Manager & guides

Prices based on double occupancy

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Travel Insurance. We highly recommend a trip cancellation & protection plan

Jubilate offers Travel Insurance as an additional cost or you may purchase your own plan

Passport and visa cost, if any. Passports must be valid for 6 months after you return date

Gratuities for your tour manager, guides, and bus driver

Items of a personal nature such as hotel extras, laundry, phone calls, etc.)


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We will walk you through all of your options for each itinerary and our expert team will make sure we create the pilgrimage of a lifetime.