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11 Days Join Pastor Terry Long to Greece & Rome 2020

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Reservation Deposit: $300 per person
Final Payment: 60 days prior to departure (November 21st, 2019)

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Up to 101 days prior to departure: $200 per person
100 to 61 days prior to departure: $300 per person
60 to 31 days prior to departure: 75% of cost
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Accommodation Details

  • Requests are not guaranteed and are subject to each hotel's discretion and availability

  • Flights Salt Lake City-Thessaloniki, Rome-Salt Lake City Round Trip LH/UA
  • Athens - Rome One Way Flight Alitalia Airlines
  • Airline taxes and fuel surcharges
  • 9 nights accommodations at the following hotels:
    • 3 nights Mediterranean Palace, Thessaloniki, Greece
    • 1 night Amalia Hotel, Kalambaka, Greece
    • 2 nights Athenian Callirhoe Hotel, Athens, Greece
    • 3 nights Grand Hotel Palatino, Rome, Italy
  • 17 meals, 9 Breakfast, 8 Dinner
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour escort/manager from arrival to return
  • Local guides as required
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Porterage of one piece per person on arrival and departure at each hotel
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Day - 1 January 20, 2020 - Depart USA
Fly from Salt Lake City to Amsterdam aboard Delta Airlines

Day - 2 January 21,2020 - ARRIVE IN THESSALONIKI
Arrive Amsterdam and connect for your KLM flight to Athens. Upon arriving to Athens you will collect your luggage and proceed for your Aegan Air flight to Thessaloniki.
Welcome to Thessaloniki! Meet your Tour Director and transfer to your hotel. Enjoy a welcome dinner to celebrate the start of your upcoming spiritual journey.
Overnight: Thessaloniki, Greece
Meals: Dinner

Day 3 - January 22,2020 - THESSALONIKI
After breakfast we will begin our guided sightseeing tour of Thessaloniki which is named by King Cassander after his wife Thessalonike, a half-sister of Alexander the Great and it figures prominently in the NewTestament. This city was the center of ApostlePaul's activities in northern Greece—where he preached, founded a church, and to whom he wrote his two Thessalonian epistles. St. Paul,whose name was originally Saul, was a Romancitizen and a Pharisee. He experienced a powerful vision that caused him to convert to Christianity while on the road to Damascus,and he was baptized with the name of Paul. Hethen started traveling through Macedonia,Greece, Italy, the Holy Land, and Spain to spread the Word and led a very adventurous life. Paul wrote a series of letters, known as the epistles, that are an integral part of the New Testament giving advice on how Christians should live. He died in Rome, beheaded by order of Emperor Nero, in 67 AD.
Overnight: Thessaloniki, Greece
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4 - January 23, 2020 - THESSALONIKI EXCURSION TO PHILIPPI & KAVALA
Today begins along Paul's route via Amphipolis, a wealthy city in ancient Macedonia, where a large number of Christian churches were built in the 5th and 6th centuries. Next, travel to Philippi, a busy Roman colony with an impressive library and theater. It was here that Paul preached and established the first church in Europe, and to whom he wrote his Philippians epistle while imprisoned in Rome, in which he expressed great fondness for that community. Continue toKavala, ancient port of Neapolis. Return toThessalonika for overnight.
Overnight: Thessaloniki, Greece
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5 - January 24, 2020 - THESSALONIKI-VERIA-KALAMBAKA
After breakfast we will take leave of Thessaloniki and make our way to Veria (called Berea in the New Testament), where Paul and Silas were sent by friends afte rbeing accused of treason in Thessalonika.Visit the BEMA OF APOSTLE PAUL, where he preached the gospel to the local community. Drive to then continue to Kalambaka, home to the awe-inspiring Meteora monasteries for overnight.
Overnight: Kalambaka, Greece
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6 - January 25, 2020 - KALAMBAKA-METEORA-ATHENS
A real highlight is in store today.Situated atop soaring cliffs and rock faces, the Meteora monasteries create one of the most inspirational sites in the world. Visit the HOLY MONASTERY OF VARLAAM, the second-largestof the monasteries, and the HOLY MONASTERY OF ST. STEPHEN, which was bombed by the Nazis during WWII but later was reconstructed by nuns. Here, you will be introduced to the many historical and religious treasures. Return to Athens for dinner and overnight
Overnight: Athens, Greece
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7 - January 26, 2020 - ATHENS CORINTH
This morning travel to Corinth and visit the EXCAVATIONS, where Apostle Paul worked for 18 months and where he met his faithful followers Aquila and Priscilla. Learn about this ancient city-state and its early church community, which was the recipient ofPaul's two Corinthians epistles. Return to Athens for sightseeing that visits the ACROPOLIS with the Parthenon and AREOPAGUS, where Paul delivered his famous sermon about the identityof the “Unknown God.” Return to you hotel.This evening we will celebrate our last night in Athens with a special show and dinner
Overnight: Athens, Greece
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8 - January 27, 2020 - ATHENS TO ROME
Transfer this morning to the airport and your flight to Rome. Arrive to Rome Airport. Meet your tour escort and drive to the city for a half day tour that takes you to explore the grand piazzas of the Eternal City. Stand in awe in front of the majestic Spanish Steps, the longest and widest decorative steps in Europe, and with your local guide stroll through the most characteristic"piazzas and vias " of Rome. Stop to admire the breathtaking grandeur of the Trevi Fountain and take the opportunity to toss in one, two, or three coins, each of which is supposed to bring a unique kind of good fortune. View the monumental Pantheon, the best preserved of any Roman building and admire the baroque Piazza Navona, which follows the shape of the ancient Roman Domitian Stadium, with Bernini's Fountain of the Four Rivers and the Egyptian Obelisk. Check into your hotel followed by dinner in a local restaurant with entertainment.
Overnight: Rome, Italy
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9 - January 28, 2020 - VATICAN MUSEUM, ST. PETER'S SQUARE
After breakfast visit the Vatican Museum and Michelangelo's masterpiece, the Sistine Chapel. Stroll through one of the most important art collections of the world. Admire the Galley of Tapestries and the Geographical Maps before arriving to the Sistine Chapel, with its great frescoes by Michelangelo. Continue to St.Peter's Square, passing Bernini's famous colonnade to view St. Peter's Basilica, built on the burial site of St. Peter, with the most famous Michelangelo's Pieta. The balance of the day to explore on your own. Evening at leisure.
Overnight: Rome, Italy
Meals: Breakfast

Day 10 - January 29, 2020 - ANCIENT ROME
Our last day in Rome will be spent on a historic tour of ancient Rome that begins at the legendary Roman Forum, the central area of the city from which ancient Rome developed. Next, view the triumphal Arch of Constantine, erected by the Roman Senate to commemorate Constantine's tenth year of leadership over the Eternal City. On to the mighty Colosseum, the largest amphitheater built in the Roman Empire that seated over 50,000, where gladiator contests and public events were attended by the rich, the poor and by the Emperor himself. Discover the delights of Rome this afternoon on your own. Stop at a local café and just people-watch, or linger over a cup of coffee, indulge in a delectable gelato or try an authentic Italian pizza. We will meet tonight for our farewell dinner in your hotel
Overnight: Rome, Italy
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day - 11 January 30, 2020 - HOMEWARD BOUND
Return flight to USA.
Meals: Breakfast

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8 Day Classic Greece, July 2019
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We had a wonderful time. Our tour manager, Yainni, was terrific. He made the trip informative and fun. The hotels were great and we loved the food. The surprise cooking and dancing lesdon was so much fun. Thanks for another ( my 14th) awesome Gate 1 trip.

Gabriele D. New Hope, PA