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Pastor Tim & Megan Franks 04.01.2025

April 1, 2025
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11 Days
Availability : April 01 - 11, 2025
Dallas/Fort Worth

Faith Baptist Church, Iowa Park, TX

Pastor Tim & Megan Franks

“Retrace Paul’s Second Missionary Journey “


TUESDAY, and WEDNESDAY, – DAYS 1 and 2: USA / ATHENS – We depart USA today for our flight to Athens, Greece. Upon arrival in Athens, we will be met by DCT’s local representative and tour the city of Athens. We drive past the Academy, the University and the Parliament with the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The rest of the afternoon is free.  Overnight Athens. (D)

THURSDAY, – DAY 3: ATHENS / CORINTH – This morning after breakfast, we depart for the Acropolis, where we will visit the Parthenon, dedicated to the goddess Athena and the Acropolis Museum. On the slopes of the Acropolis we will visit Mars Hill, site of Paul’s address to “the men of Athens” about their “unknown God” (Acts 17). After lunch we depart for Corinth, taking the road along the Saronic Gulf, fairly the same route that the Apostle Paul took. Corinth was an important place and congregation in Paul’s odyssey (Acts 18 and Letters to the Corinthians) with its temple of Apollo ruins set against the Acrocorinth on which the Temple of Aphrodite was located. Corinth was the largest, richest, and most pleasure-loving city of Greece in the 3rd century BC, so it gave Paul plenty to renounce when he came here in the 1st century AD.  Paul worked here three years with Aquilla and Priscilla. Overnight Athens. (B, D)

 FRIDAY, – DAY 4: BOARD CRUISE VESSEL / SAIL TO MYKONOS – This morning we transfer to the port of Piraeus for embarkation on our cruise ship. We sail to the Island of Mykonos with its breathtakingly beautiful whitewashed buildings and churches.  Wander through the many side streets with homes above the shops and numerous outside, waterfront cafes … a lovely respite. Evening departure for Patmos. (all meals on cruise)

 SATURDAY, – DAY 5: KUSADASI / PATMOS ‑ Early morning arrival at the Turkish port of Kusadasi for a visit to ancient Ephesus. We tour Ephesus, a marvelous archeological site and the base for much of Paul’s missionary work (Acts 19 and Letter to The Ephesians). Paul labored and ministered here for three years. He laid the foundation for the strongest Christian church of the 1stcentury.  This afternoon we sail to the Island of Patmos.  We visit the traditional Grotto where John received the revelations while in exile and St. John’s Monastery atop the island. Evening sail for Crete.

 SUNDAY, – DAY 6: CRETE / SANTORINI ‑ Morning arrival into Crete, this island is 156 miles long and from 7 to 30 miles wide. According to legend it’s the birthplace of Zeus. The apostle Paul spent some time here at Fair Havens on the south side of the island. This afternoon we visit the Island of Santorini, great poets have sung its praises, a 4.000-year-old history. And the eternal rock continues to stand, strong and majestic, rising proudly from the sea and guarding well the secrets of Atlantis… The present-day crescent shape of the island is a consequence of the activity of the volcano in prehistoric times feeding the myth of the lost City of Atlantis. Sail back to Piraeus (Athens) in the evening.

 MONDAY, – DAY 7: EARLY ARRIVAL INTO ATHENS / KALAMBAKA – After breakfast aboard the ship, we depart by motor coach to Kalambaka.  Afternoon free.  Overnight in Kalambaka. (B, D)

 TUESDAY, – DAY 8: KALAMBAKA / THESSALONIKI – Today we see marvelously preserved monasteries, hidden among cliffs … an amazing sight.  We visit the greatest and most important monastery of all, the “Great Meteoron.” Then on to Thessaloniki for an afternoon city tour.  Overnight in Thessaloniki. (B, D)

 WEDNESDAY, – DAY 9: DELPHI / METEORA / THESSALONIKI ‑ Put on your hiking boots!  After breakfast at the hotel, we depart for Delphi. At Delphi we take a short climb to the Sanctuary of Apollo Pythion, home of the “Oracle.” A little further up is the theatre where town council meetings were conducted, and a little further, the amazingly preserved coliseum where games were held.  We visit the museum then return to Thessaloniki for overnight. (B, D) 

THURSDAY, – DAY 10: THESSALONIKI / AMPHIPOLIS / PHILIPPI / KAVALA – After breakfast, we depart for Amphipolis and the Region of the Lakes Corinia and Volvi. Paul journeyed through Amphipolis on his way to Thessaloniki.  Along the way we will see the colossal Lion monument at Sunphipolis (5th century BC), then proceed to visit Philippi, site of the famous battle between two Roman Armies, “…from there we went to Philippi…”. (Acts. 16: 12-18) Here we have the opportunity to follow the steps of Paul, Luke, Timothy, and Silas. We then proceed to the city and the harbor of Kavala where we have a chance to taste fresh fish and a variety of superb delicacies.  We depart Thessaloniki airport for Athens and overnight. (B, D)

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

  • Apr. 01 ~ TK 192       DFW-IST    8:40P-4:50P+1
  • Apr. 02 ~ TK 1845    IST-ATH     6:50P-8:20P
  • Apr. 11 ~ TK 1844    ATH-IST      10:30A-12:05P
  • Apr. 11 ~ TK 191       IST-DFW     2:10P-6:55P

+1=Next Day

(Flight schedule subject to change until tickets are issued)

Departure & Return Location: Dallas/Fort Worth 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


Jet economy class on Turkish Airlines

30 seats confirmed (additional seats 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)

Flight from Thessaloniki to Athens is included in the ground cost of the trip for all passengers.


$620 (actual cost as of 05/24/2024)

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


Deluxe hotels accommodations throughout

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

Prices based upon two persons sharing a two-bed room in standard outside cabin with picture window. 

Single rooms /cabins are subject to availability for an additional cost of $1630 for standard outside cabins.  

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


Breakfast and Dinner plus all meals aboard cruise ship


Local transportation via deluxe, air-conditioned motor coach

The services of an English-speaking Israeli guide

$176 for Greece 

– Passport costs

– 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 January 1, 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.


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



Day of Registration – December 31, 2024


January 1, 2025 – January 16, 2025


January 17, 2025 – February 1, 2025

25% of tour cost

February 2, 2025 – March 2, 2025

50% of tour cost

On or after March 3, 2025


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.


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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