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Dr. Randy & Carlene Huckabee, 05.12.2025

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11 Days
Availability : May 12 - 22, 2025
Orlando
Greece

First Baptist Church, Dade City, FL

Dr. Randy & Carlene Huckabee

“Retrace Paul’s Second Missionary Journey “

 

ITINERARY
FLIGHT SCHEDULE
HOTELS
CRUISE SHIP
INCLUDES
EXCLUDES
PAYMENTS
IMPORTANT INFORMATION

MONDAY – TUESDAY – DAYS 1 & 2: We depart U.S today for our flight to Thessaloniki, Greece. Upon arrival in Thessaloniki you will be met by your guide and transfer to the hotel. Enjoy your first dinner as a group at the hotel. (D)

 WEDNESDAY – DAY 3: PHILIPPI / KAVALA – Apostle Paul visited Philippi together with Silas during his Second Missionary Journey. Our first Biblical encounter with Philippi is through Act 16:11-40. At the time, Philippi had no synagogues and very few Jews, so Paul decides to wait for the Sabbath and go to the riverbanks outside the city. There he began to talk to the women that gathered there, amongst them, Lydia-the first person to be Baptized in European soil-she and her whole household became believers. During your tour in Philippi, you will have the opportunity to visit and study your Bible in the actual place where the Baptism took place called “Lydia’s Baptistry.” You will also see the place where Paul and Silas were imprisoned and freed by a violent earthquake. From there, you will continue to Kavala; the site was used to be Ancient Neapolis that Paul, Timothy, and Silas landed. Dinner and overnight in Thessaloniki. (B, D)

THURSDAY – DAY 4: THESSALONIKI / VERIA / VERGINA – This morning you drive to Berea, as described in Acts 17:10-15 Paul and Silas go to Berea and preach at the Synagogue. Many of the Jews became believers, but Paul’s ministry was cut short. While you are in Berea, you will see St. Paul’s Bema, where he preached to the local Jews in 54 AD. We continue to VERGINA to visit the museum with the tombs of Macedonian Kings. Afterward, you will drive back to Thessaloniki. Apostle Paul came to Thessaloniki and went straight to the Synagogue. As described in your Bible in Acts 17:1-9, Paul preached in the Synagogue for three consecutive Sabbaths, and he gained many followers who believed. A couple of the Jews who were not persuaded created an uproar and attacked the House of Jason, one of the believers Paul was staying with during his visit. During your tour, you will have the Biblical Experience of those verses as you will see the Agora in Thessaloniki, where Paul preached to the local Jews, as well as the House of Jason, where he lived! You will also have the opportunity to visit St. Demetrius Basilica, dedicated to a distinguished member of the Roman army and a martyred Christian convert, and see the Galerius Arch rising over the famous via Egnatia. Dinner and overnight in Thessaloniki. (B, D)

 FRIDAY – DAY 5: SAIL ON CRUISE / MYKONOS ‑ Morning take a short flight to Athens and transfer to Lavrion port. You sail this morning from the port of Athens, Piraeus starting your 3 Day Cruise. The first port of call the quaint isle of Mykonos, called the island of the Windmills. Experience the waterfront lined up with shops and cafes and then stroll the charming walkways through a maze of whitewashed buildings before returning to the ship for dinner and evening entertainment. (B at hotel, all other meals on cruise)

 SATURDAY – DAY 6: KUSADASI (EPHESSOS ) / PATMOS ‑ Ancient Ephesus This morning you are docked in Kusadasi, Turkey, and start your excursion to ancient Ephesus. Ephesus was one of the most beautiful cities of the ancient world and its former glory can still be appreciated today from its well- preserved streets, temples, fountains, public baths, terraced houses, and theatres. Paul went to Ephesus on his third Missionary journey, staying and preaching for a period of about two to three years, and where several certain incidents took place (Acts 19:120, 20:20). It was to this community that Paul may have written his epistle to the Ephesians. You will visit the ancient Agora and go back in time where Demetrius, the silversmith, sold his silver shrines to the Ancient Greek goddess, Artemis. See the Library of Celsius and view the Great Theatre mentioned in the Book of Acts. After the morning visit return to the ship Patmos In the afternoon you reach the island of Patmos, Greece. During your tour, you will have the opportunity to visit the Grotto of the Apocalypse. John was on exile on the island of Patmos where in the Grotto he wrote the Book of Revelation. Rev 1:11 “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last,” and, “What you see, write in a book and send it to the seven churches which are in Asia: to Ephesus, to Smyrna, to Pergamos, to Thyatira, to Sardis, to Philadelphia, and to Laodicea.” Your tour will continue with a visit to St. John’s Monastery before you go back to your cruise ship. (All meals on cruise)

SUNDAY – DAY 7: CRETE / SANTORINI – Crete is the largest and the most rugged of the Greek islands.. Paul landed on Crete at “Kaloi Limenes”, Fair Heavens, on his way to Rome on his last missionary journey. He stayed briefly in Crete and then continued his journey to Rome. He left Titus on the island to establish the churches and appoint the elders. Titus 1:5 “The reason I left you in Crete was that you might put in order what was left unfinished and appoint elders in every town, as I directed you” You may follow your guide for an walking tour or stay on board to relax, study… Santorini In the afternoon; you use tender boats to visit the island of Santorini, Greece. Santorini which is perhaps the most breathtaking of all the Greek Islands. Join your guide for the scenic ride on the cable car up to the capital town of Fira where white-washed houses, narrow streets, open-air cafes, and glittering boutiques cling to steep cliffs. 

MONDAY – DAY 8: ATHENS – This morning, we disembark and start our Athens tour. Athens In 51 AD, Apostle Paul traveled from Berea to Athens by boat. His boat anchored at Faliron that used to be one of the main ancient ports of Ancient Athens. Paul walked from the port to the city of Athens. While waiting for Silas & Timothy to come from Macedonia, Greece, he spent most of his time talking with citizens at the Synagogue and in the Agora. The Athenians took an interest in his teachings and invited him to present it more analytical on the Aeropagus, the hill west of the Acropolis (Mars Hill). Paul stood in the midst of the Areopagus and gave his famous Aeropagus Sermon, emphasizing the need to “a known God” rather than worship the “unknown” as described in Acts 17:16-34. Follow your guide on a visit to the Acropolis where you will see the Propylaea, the Parthenon, the Erectheum, and the Temple of Athena Nike. Touring through modern Athens You will view the Olympic Stadium, where the modern Olympic games began and where the games returned in 2004. Dinner and overnight in Athens. (B, D)

 TUESDAY, – DAY 9: ANCIENT CORINTH ‑ Today we drive to Corinth. Corinth Visit Corinth (Acts 18: 1-18), a city that inspired one of St. Paul’s most famous letter. You will visit the Archeological Museum, the Marketplace, and Temples. Walk among the ruins and stand on the Bema where Paul stood. Read Paul’s letter to the Corinthians, addressing his message to the Gentiles as he began the task of establishing his church in Corinth. Acts 18:9-11 Now the Lord spoke to Paul in the night by a vision, “Do not be afraid, but speak, and do not keep silent; 10 for I am with you, and no one will attack you to hurt you; for I have many people in this city.” 11 And he continued there a year and six months, teaching the word of God among them. Return to Athens for Dinner and overnight. (B, D) 

 WEDNESDAY, – DAY 10: DAY AT LEISURE IN ATHENS – This is the day to enjoy Athens on your own, enjoy shopping, walk in the old town Plaka with all tavernas and souvenirs or visit one of the interesting museums of the town. Dinner and overnight. (B, D)

 THURSDAY, – DAY 11: DEPARTURE / HOME – This morning we depart early and fly to U.S. We will return with new friends and memories to last a lifetime! (B)

  • May 12 ~ LH 4271     MCO-FRA    7:50P-11:10A+1
  • May 13 ~ LH 1286     FRA-SKG     2:30P-5:55P
  • May 22 ~ LH 1285    ATH-FRA     7:05A-9:10A
  • May 22 ~ LH 4270    FRA-MCO    1:40P-5:55P

+1=Next Day

(Flight schedule subject to change until tickets are issued)

Departure & Return Location: Orlando International Airport

Departure Time: 3 hours before flight time

Group Travel and Seat Assignment Information

All group seating is assigned by the airline and are under airport control.  Group seats assigned by the airline cannot be changed through Discovery Cruises and Tours.  However, you may address your seating at the airport on check-in.  (Please note that if you contact the airline prior to your departure date, they will refer you back to DCT.  As previously stated, we cannot make any changes to the group seats assigned by the airline.)

Your airline ticket receipt will be issued electronically by the airline and then emailed to you by DCT.  When you arrive to the airport, please be prepared to present a passport to an airline representative to receive your boarding pass.

Prices quoted are per person and in US dollars and are based upon fares and costs in effect at the time of publication

Whenever possible, DCT obtains price guarantees from suppliers; however, depending upon the strength of the US dollar and price fluctuations of oil, gas and other costs, published rates are subject to change without notice

AIR TRANSPORTATION

Jet economy class on Lufthansa German Airlines

25 seats confirmed (additional sears may be at a higher airfare)

Tickets must be finalized 45 days prior to departure

Tickets cannot be changed once issued

Travelers may arrange their own air and pay the ground only price
(*Travelers doing their own air MUST meet the group at the airport or hotel)

AIRPORT TAXES AND FUEL

$730 (actual cost as of 6/15/2024)

Taxes/fuel surcharges may change without notice; any increase will be billed to the traveler and must be paid prior to departure

HOTELS/CRUISE SHIP

Deluxe hotel accommodations throughout and Celestyal Cruises

Celestyal Cruises, on the Celestyal Discovery, cabin category standard outside cabins with porthole.
(Other cabin categories may be available at an additional charge)

Prices are based on two persons sharing a twin-bedded room with private bath

Single rooms/cabins in the above state categories are subject to availability and at an addi­tional cost of $1650. Single room charges for cabin upgrades will be higher.

If a traveler doesn’t designate a roommate and Discovery Cruises and Tours is unable to do so, or if a roommate cancels before departure, the passenger will be required to pay the supplemental charge; the traveler may be billed after the final payment date if necessary

PORT TAXES:
$223

MEALS
Breakfast and Dinner plus all meals aboard cruise ship

SIGHTSEEING

Local transportation via deluxe, air-conditioned motor coach

The services of an English-speaking Israeli guide

TIPS
$176 for personal tips to guides, drivers and others rendering special services.

– Passport Costs

– Food and beverages (including coffee and tea) not usually included with regular meals

– Accident and baggage insurance

– Transporting and handling excess luggage

– Optional tours and excursions not mentioned in this itinerary

– Cost for Lunches: The tour will stop daily for lunch with most places accepting Mastercard or VISA cards only.  Small food places outside of a town might require payment by cash only in euros, same for buying bottled water or a soda en route. We recommend exchanging a few USD to EUROS ($50-$100 per person) and plan on spending about $25 per lunch. 

*In the event it becomes necessary to overnight material due to late receipt of registration or final payments, traveler will be billed for these charges.

REGISTRATION & DEPOSIT: A deposit of $500 per person is required at the time of registration.   The deposit may be charged to your VISA, MasterCard, American Express or Discover Card. Registrations received inside ninety (90) days must be accompanied by full payment. A late registration may result in an additional fee for airfare depending on the airline and seat availability.

PAYMENTS: All payments after the initial deposit may be made in one of the following two ways:

  • Credit card– A 2.25% processing fee will be applied (Payment will be made through your Dashboard)
  • Mail– Personal check, cashier’s check, credit card check or money order (no processing fee)

If you make the payment by check, make your check payable to Discovery Cruises and Tours, and include the pastor’s name in the memo field. Please mail your check to:

Discovery Cruises and Tours

P.O. Box 2148

Hurst, TX 76053

FINAL PAYMENT: The final payment is due February 11, 2025,  ninety (90) days prior to departure.  

Payments received inside ninety (90) days will be assessed an $80 late payment fee. NOTE:  All reservations not fully paid by the ninety-day deadline are subject to cancellation, for which Tour Operator is not to be held responsible.

PASSPORT: A valid passport is required to leave the USA and must be obtained in person by each tour member. No visas are required for Israel. It should be valid for a minimum of six months after your return date or you will be denied boarding.

INSURANCE: Acting only as agents for suppliers, Discovery Cruises and Tours is not responsible for damage, loss, or theft of luggage and/or personal belongings, or for personal injury, accident and/or illness. For your own protection, it is important that you have adequate insurance to cover these possibilities. You should carry proof of insurance in the event you need medical attention while in Israel. For optional insurance please contact Mission Safe here to go directly to their website.

AIRLINE SEATS: Seats without a deposit must be released 100 days from departure. If you cancel your seat with DCT in writing within the 100 days there is a penalty of $100 per person.

CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS

If a traveler cancels their tour for any reason, the following cancellation frees will apply:

TIMEFRAME

CANCELLATION FEE PER PERSON

Day of Registration – February 10, 2025

$200

February 11, 2025 – February 26, 2025

$500

February 27, 2025 – March 14, 2025

25% of tour cost

March 15, 2025 – April 12, 2025

50% of tour cost

On or after April 13, 2025

NO REFUND

All cancellation requests must be sent in an email to contact@dcttravel.com.

NOTE: Trip cancellation and interruption insurance is available through Misson Safe, and other vendors, and is highly recommended.

TOUR OPERATOR RESPONSIBILITY

Discovery Cruises and Tours (Tour Operator) agrees to arrange for the tour described in this brochure. This represents the entire agreement between the passenger and his agent, the Tour Host, the Tour Operator and its agents. Except as stated herein, no person is authorized to cancel, modify, or vary the tour arrangements or to make any representation of warranty concerning the tour. Except for the willful negligence of its direct employees, the Tour Operator assumes no liability or responsibility for any injuries, damages occasioned by circumstances beyond the control of Tour Operator, or by any person for any reason whatsoever, including but not limited to default or omission of and by any third party providing services or facilities related to or included in this tour or any part thereof, or in arranging for the same, or the acts or omissions of the Tour Host.  Tour Operator reserves the right to refuse or revoke travel to anyone who is deemed incapable of group travel per the sole judgment of Tour Operator.  Due to circumstances beyond the Tour Operator’s control, the sequence of touring sites may occasionally need to be altered. The airlines or cruise lines are not to be held responsible for any act, omission or event during the time the passengers are not on board planes, ships or conveyances. The passenger contracts, in use by the airlines and cruise lines, and the passenger or purchaser of this tour and/or passage and Tour Operator assume no liability or responsibility in connection therewith. Also, the Tour Operator WILL NOT BE responsible for: (a) flight schedule changes, mechanical breakdowns, government actions, weather, acts of God, acts of war or aggression, whether declared or undeclared, hijackings, or other circumstances beyond its control, including any connecting flights that may be missed as a result thereof (participants should consider the possibility of delays when arranging connecting flights); (b) the failure to follow instructions, including but not limited to check-in and check-out times and baggage handling; and, (c) charges incurred relating to single room/stateroom requirements either by the passengers themselves or their assigned roommates. Payment of the deposit or any partial or full payment for a reservation constitutes consent to all provisions listed in this brochure.

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