Early afternoon arrival in Athens. Transfer to the hotel, time for rest dinner and overnight.
Athens - Board Ship
Morning tour of Athens takes us to the Acropolis, the Olympic Stadium, the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian’s Arch and other memorials. After transfer to our ship. Mass will be on ship before dinner and overnight.
This morning the ship arrives in Mykonos. Upon arrival free time for leisure on this charming island. Return to the ship. Mass, dinner and overnight.
Our next stop is Greek island of Rhodes, the largest of the Dodecanese islands, visited by St. Paul during his evangelical journeys. We tour the Old Town(walled medieval city), The acropolis of Rhodes, The temple of Apollo, ancient lalysos, ancient Kamiros and Rhodes Footbridge. Return to the ship for Mass, dinner and overnight.
Kusadasi - Ephesus
Today we arrive at Kusadasi in Turkey. We are transferred to Ephesus, where the first of Seven Churches was located and where St. Paul lived for some years. We enter through Magnesian Gate and discover numerous monuments such as the Forum, the Odeon, the Library of Celsus, the thermal baths of Scolastica and the Great Theater of Antiquity. We also visit Virgin Mary House where we will have Mass, the Monastery of St. John and Grotto of the Apocalypse. Dinner and overnight on the cruise ship.
This morning, we arrive at Greek island of Santorini, site of ancient volcanic eruption. We explore beautiful villages, with low-lying cubical houses, made of local stone and whitewashed or limewashed with various volcanic ashes used as colors. Return to the ship for Mass, dinner and overnight.
Full day at sea
Full day at the sea. Time for rest, leisure and observing passing islands. Mass, dinner and overnight.
Messina - Taormina
This morning we arrive in Messina Sicily. Our tour takes us to beautiful city of Taormina - Known as the “Pearl of the Mediterranean”. Some free time in the afternoon. Return to the ship for Mass, dinner and overnight.
Full day at Sea
Full day of cruising. Enjoy all the ship offers including great dining. Mass on Ship
Cartagena - Valencia
This morning our ship arrives in Cartagena, Spain. We disembark and visit the ancient city including ruins of the Punic War on to Centre Town Hall to the Spanish Square. Later we continue to Valencia visiting the Holy Grail and Mass. Then on to hotel for dinner and overnight.
After breakfast on to a full day in Barcelona visiting the Columbus Monument, elegant tree lined “Ramblas”, Plaza de Catalonia, Paseo de Gracia and the famous church of Sagrada Familia where we celebrate Mass. In the afternoon we visit the enchanting Benedictine monastery in Montserrat and the Black Madonna of Montserrat.
Carcassonne - Lourdes
Morning departure to Carcassonne to see its beautifully preserved medieval fortified town with its massive defences encircling the castle. Continue to Lourdes. Upon arrival in Lourdes Mass, dinner, rosary procession with candles and overnight.
Full day in Lourdes. Time to visit the Grotto and the Basilicas. We have Mass and The Way of The Cross, time for individual prayer & bath, dinner, procession with candle & overnight.
Return to Canada
After breakfast depart to Pau Airport and flight via Paris to Toronto.
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COST $4890.00 INCLUDES:
air transportation from Toronto, (unless specified otherwise), incl. all airport taxes and surcharges,
all inside cabins, supplement $ 290 per person for outside cabin $1440 per person for balcony cabin, first class hotel based on double occupancy – single supplement $1500.00
3 meals daily while on the ship, breakfast and dinner in Hotels.
all sightseeing as per itinerary with English speaking guide, all tips in restaurants and hotels.
tips to bus driver and guides on land tours.
BALANCE OF PAYMENT:
Balance due is payable by Aug 10, 2024.
For late bookings (after Aug 10, 24) full payment is due immediately.
NOT INCLUDED IN THE COST OF THE TOUR:
meals not specified,
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**THE ITINERARY IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE AND MAY VARY IN THE ORDER YOU VISIT**