6. Fall Mediterranean and Holy Land Cruise - with Kay Godfrey**LIMITED AVAILABILITY

Dates Oct. 29-Nov. 14, 2017
Destinations Athens, Greece; Mykonos, Greece Rhodes, Greece; Day at Sea: Mediterranean Haifa; Ashod; Crete, Greece; Valleta, Malta; Day at Sea: Offshore Italy Rome, Italy;
Duration 17 days 16 nights
Price From $1,999
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Fall is a wonderful time to travel and what a better way to see the Mediterranean than from the comfort of a cruise ship. Come with us on the beautiful Celebrity Constellation and visit the missionary sites in Greece, walk in the footsteps of Christ in Israel and end in breath taking Rome. It has something wonderful to offer to everyone!

There are so many highlights to this cruise tour it’s hard to not call this experience a life changer! As you take this time to learn and ponder on the Savior, his life and ultimate gift to us in these sacred places your spirit will be filled with love and gratitude. Visiting the sites of the Apostles missionary journeys will testify of the importance of the work that continues today. All of this concludes in the celebration of the highly anticipated temple opening in Rome.

Our cruise tour price includes the cruise, special onboard seminars to enhance your experience, 1 night with tours in Athens and 2 night’s hotel and touring in Rome at the end of the cruise plus all your transfers!

When you add your cruise director Kay Godfrey who has taken hundreds of people to visit these special sights and you have a trip of a lifetime at an exceptional value!

Questions? Contact:

Wendy Fracchia, Tour Manager
Tel: (801) 483-5285
Email Wendy

Days 1 & 2: Oct 29-30

USA to Athens

Depart today from your home city and travel to Athens, Greece! Upon arrival we will board our bus for a city tour of Athens seeing the many city highlights before arriving to your hotel to rest from your travels.

Day 3: Oct 31

Athens, Greece - Disembark

Tour Athens and then board Celebrity Constellation. Today we’ll depart the hotel and head to the Acropolis to see the Parthenon and Mars Hill. We’ll hear of Paul's sermon related in Acts 17 and enjoy the wonderful views of the city before we head to the port to board our home for the next 12 nights. Once on-board take time to relax and explore the ship and all it has to offer. Tonight we will meet as a group for the 1st time to get to know each other a little better.

Meals : Dinner
Day 4: Nov 1

Mykonos, Greece

Mykonos is known for its whitewashed villages sprinkled with blue and jade green. It’s also famous for its sophisticated nightlife. The most popular island in the Cyclades is bustling with activity, awash in beautiful alleyways, and home to alluring sandy beaches.

 

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5: Nov 2

Rhodes

Rhodes, the largest of the Dodecanese Islands, is truly a vacation destination with something for everyone: sunshine, spectacular beaches on the Aegean Sea, a medieval walled city, an ancient acropolis, and much more. In ancient times, the people of Rhodes chose Helios, the Sun, as their divine patron. With an average of three hundred plus days of sunshine a year, it's safe to say that Helios continues to smile upon Rhodes today.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Day 6: Nov 3

Fun day at sea

Today we will meet again as a group, open our bibles and to talk and learn about the exciting sights ahead of us.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7: Nov 4

Haifa, Israel

PRIVATE LDS GROUP SHORE EXCURSION OPTION

Today we start our exploration of Israel. After leaving the ship we will visit the Bahai Gardens in Haifa for a beautiful overview of the port and the countryside. We will travel east to the Galilee region and see where Christ started in ministry, called his apostles and performed many miracles. From the Mount of Beatitudes to shores of the Sea of Galilee and banks for the River Jordan, you will start to see the bible come alive before your eyes.

Tonight we will return to the ship for dinner and a review of the new 2 days.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Day 8: Nov 5

Ashdod, Jerusalem Israel

PRIVATE 2 Day LDS GROUP SHORE EXCURSION OPTION:

Today we travel to Jerusalem! In the next 2 days we will visit the sites of Christ's birth, many miracles and his ultimate suffering in Gethsemane followed by his death and resurrection.

There is so much to see we will stay in a hotel in the city tonight to maximize and enhance our visit. Tonight after dinner we will make a special trip to the Olive wood stores for shopping for that special souvenir. Lunch, dinner and hotel included in tour cost.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9: Nov 6

Ashdod, Jerusalem, Israel

Today we will continue our exploration of Jerusalem if you've purchased our private package. If not, you'll have plenty of time to explore on your own or to relax on board.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 10: Nov 7

Fun Day at Sea

Today you can recover from your journey and enjoy the ship.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 11: Nov 8

Chania, Crete, Greece

Chaniá is the second largest city of Crete, and one of the most beautiful. It lies along the north coast of the island at the east end of the Gulf of Chaniá.

Chaniá is the site of the ancient Minoan settlement the Greeks called Cydonia (Kydonia), which was mentioned in Virgil's Aeneid. The site has been continuously inhabited from Neolithic times-at least 5000 years. The city's rich history can be traced through historic buildings and monuments with Venetian, Turkish and Greek architecture.

PRIVATE GROUP SHORE EXCURSION OPTION:

Chania is the second largest city of Crete and the capital of the Chania regional unit. Your tour begins at the Port of Souda where you join the coach en route to the British Commonwealth War Cemetery, which is the last resting place of 1,527 of the known 2,000 British Commonwealth war dead. The majority of who lost their lives in the Battle of Crete between the Allied and German forces for control of Crete between the dates of May 20 - 31, 1941.  A stop for photos will be made. Your tour continues to Ag. Triada Monastery (Holy Trinity) of Jagarolon, which is one of the most significant monastic complexes from the end of the Venetian Occupation of Crete. Discover in the east suburbs of Chania on the hill of Profiti Elia (Prophet Elijah) Venizelos Tombs where are buried one of the most significant politicians of modern Greece, Eleftherios and his son Sofoklis Venizelos. Continue your tour to the Chania town, where neoclassical mansions and massive Venetian fortifications testify to the city's turbulent and diverse past. There you will have the chance to explore independently town, before you return back to the port.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Day 12: Nov 9

Fun day at sea -  Group activities will be available

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Day 13: Nov 10

Valetta, Malta

PRIVATE GROUP SHORE EXCURSION OFFERED:

Join us for a historic look at Malta! Come and enjoy the many historic and panorama screens & medieval cities that makes this little island so popular with movie makers and tourist alike. We’ll see from afar the island Paul is believed to be ship wrecked on (Acts 27) and a beautiful Church dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Our excursion includes a wonderful lunch and visit to the artisan glass blowers shop.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 14: Nov 11

Fun Day at Sea

Today we will gather together for our last day of the cruise for discussion and scripture study. We will do an overview of the things you've seen and felt and what to expect in ROME!

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 15: Nov 12

Civitavecchia - Rome, Italy (Arrive 5am)

We will depart the ship and drive into ROME-The Eternal City. We will head over to the construction site of the Rome LDS Temple to see the progression of the building of this magnificent structure. Next, we will visit one of the Seven Wonders of the World - the breath taking Colosseum where we will have a guided tour around the most visited site in Rome. We will continue to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Tonight you can choose many wonderful restaurants around the hotel for dinner (on own).

Hotel Nord Nuova Rome

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch
Day 16: Nov 13

Rome, Italy

Today we leave our hotel to spend the Morning at the Vatican - Home of the Pope, St Peters Basilica and the Sistine Chapel as well as one of the best museums anywhere. Tonight you are on your own to enjoy the city on your last night.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 17: Nov 14

Rome, Italy - Flight back to the States (Depart 6:45 am)

This morning we will be picked up and returned to the airport for our flight home with memories to last a lifetime!

Meals : Breakfast

Included:

  • 12-day cruise onboard the Celebrity Constellation
  • All meals and entertainment on board
  • Multiple LDS based lectures onboard the ship
  • Round Trip Transfers from airport to ship/ship to hotel/hotel back to airport
  • 1 Night Pre tour in Athens with hotel and sightseeing
  • 2 Nights Post tour in Rome with hotel and sightseeing
  • Visit to the new LDS Temple site in Rome
  • Tour Audio hearing Sets
  • Tour book & travel document package

Not Included:

  • Optional LDS Guided private shore excursions as listed below
  • Group air from Salt Lake City on Delta for $1269.00
  • Trip cancellation & trip interruption insurance - Several options available - Ask for details
  • Gratuities for tours and cruise - Optional Cruise Prepaid Gratuities is $162.00pp
  • Government fee's and land taxes of $127.17

• Optional Pricing: •

  • Inside Cabins •- $2129.00 ** Subject to availability
  • Outside Cabins - $2499.00 *Subject to availability
  • Verandah Cabins - $3,299.00 (Better prices may be available at time of booking)
  • Note: Single/triple/quad cabins are based on availability and are subject to change.  Rates will be quoted based on availability.

Cruise Tour Add On Options

  • A. Optional LDS Shore Excursions: ** 3 Days in Israel - 1 day in Galilee area and a 2 day tour in Jerusalem including an overnight in Jerusalem to maximize your time (see tour itinerary for full details. Price Per person $429.00 based on a double for the overnight in Jerusalem.
  • B. Optional Excursion In Crete- $49.00 Each
  • C. Optional Excursion in Malta with Lunch - $79.00 Each

Payment Terms:

  • $500 deposit due at the time of booking •-
  • Final Payment due July 24, 2017 •
  • ** This tour is based on a minimum of 30 passengers and a max of 50 passengers. •
  • Terms & Conditions