2015 Legacy Of The Apostle Paul Cruise With Dr. Wachob

February 20, 2015
You are invited to join Dr. Wesley Wachob on a 13-day Journey following the Legacy of the Apostle Paul from September 14-26, 2015.

Dr. Wachob will teach aboard the Rhapsody of the Seas, by Royal Caribbean International as travelers cruise from Italy to Greece to Turkey and  back. Visited cities include Rome, Crete, Mykonoso, Ephesus, Athens, Corinth, Naples, Pompeii and more.

Pricing starts at $3598 and includes airfares. Different size and location rooms are available on the cruise ship for additional cost.

Printed brochures with trip details and itinerary are available in the church office. You can also download the brochure here.

If you have any questions regarding the trip, or if you would like to register, contact Jeb Hunt at 850-432-1434.

Departs September 14, 2015 | 13 Day Program aboard the RCI Rhapsody of the Seas Starting at $3,598 | Cruise throughout the Mediterranean, travel the Journeys of Paul and watch the Bible come alive like never before.

September 14, 2015 – Depart USA
Board your international flight to Rome.

September 15, 2015 – Arrive in Rome and Embark
Arrive in Rome, Italy and embark on Royal Caribbean’s Rhapsody of the Seas.

September 16, 2015 – Day at Sea
Enjoy a day at sea aboard the RCI Rhapsody of the Seas

September 17, 2015 – Crete, Greece
The Bible mentions Crete as the port of origin for Paul’s voyage that ended in shipwreck. In Heraklion, explore the fantastic ruins of the Palace of Knossos. Partially reconstructed, the elaborate Palace is believed to be the mythical Labyrinth of King Minos and the seat of ancient Minoan culture. The Archaeological Museum in Heraklion displays many of the treasures found during the excavations.

September 18, 2015 – Mykonos, Greece (on own)
Have a delightful day exploring the exceptional beauty and culture of the Greek island of Mykonos with its lovely bays and beaches, distinctive whitewashed structures and cobblestone streets.

September 19, 2015 – Miletus & Ephesus, Turkey
Drive to Miletus, where Paul met the elders of the Ephesian church on his journey to deliver the Jerusalem Offering. Explore the theater with its intriguing inscriptions about seats reserved for Jewish citizens. Continue on to Ephesus—the second largest city of the ancient world—where the apostle John and Jesus’ mother Mary are buried. Paul had a three-year ministry here and preached in the Ephesians’ great theater. Visit the temples of Hadrian and Domitian, as well as the Library of Celsus, which once held 12,000 scrolls.

September 20, 2015 – Santorini, Greece (on own)
Disembark at Santorini, one of the most beautiful of the Greek islands. Its picturesque whitewashed villages with brilliant blue domes dot the cliffs above the Aegean Sea. The island itself perches on the edges of a volcano whose eruption 3,500 years ago is thought to have led to the collapse of the Minoan civilization.

September 21, 2015 – Athens & Corinth, Greece
Travel to Athens and enjoy its rich architectural splendor as you explore the iconic Acropolis, Propylaea, Parthenon and the Erectheum. Climb Mars Hill, where Paul preached the gospel to the intellectual Athenian community of his day (Acts 17: 15-34). View the Olympic Stadium, where the modern Olympics began in 1896. Continue on to Corinth (Acts 18: 1-18), where Paul met Aquila and Priscilla and established the church in Corinth. Explore the Archaeological Museum, the Market Place and the Captives Façade. Learn about ancient medical practices at the Aesclepion, and stand on the Bema where Paul defended the gospel. In the distance, you can glimpse the temples, castle and fortifications on the monolithic Acrocorinth overlooking the city.

September 22, 2015 – Olympia, Greece
Step back 2,000 years and imagine the roar of the spectators as athletes took their marks on the marble starting blocks in the stadium at ancient Olympia.

September 23, 2015 – At Sea
Enjoy a day at sea aboard the RCI Rhapsody of the Seas

September 24, 2015 – Naples and Pompeii, Italy
Paul made landfall in the Bay of Naples on his way to Rome, as will you. In the early morning, your ship will dock in Naples, a dazzling city perched on a beautiful rock coast. Journey inland to ancient Pompeii and visit the spectacular ruins of the city destroyed and then buried by volcanic ash in the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 A.D.

September 25, 2015 – Ancient Rome
Immerse yourself in ancient Rome at the Colosseum, built in 72 AD and still the largest amphitheatre in the world. The Pantheon, originally constructed to honor Rome’s many gods, has been used as a Catholic church since the 7th century. You can look down on the Forum from Campidoglio, ancient Rome’s most sacred hill. The Circus Max- imus, the Arch of Titus, the Baths of Caracalla and the Arch of Constantine are just a few of the sights you’ll see today, as well as the Victor Emmanuel Monument. View the Monti Region, Rome’s most ancient neighborhood, spreading over three of her seven hills. After touring, disembark the Rhapsody of the Seas and enjoy dinner and overnight in Rome.

September 26, 2015 – Rome, Italy to USA
Return home with memories to share.

Additional information available on the Educational Opportunities Tours website