"Walking Where Jesus Walked" with Tour Host Pastor Ken Carter April 9-19, 201

Wednesday, June 5: Depart to Thessaloniki, Greece

Thursday, June 6: Arrive Thessaloniki

Friday, June 7: Thessaloniki, Greece

Saturday, June 8: Kalambaka

Sunday, June 9: Athens

Monday, June 10: Board Cruise Ship

Tuesday, June 11: Kusadasi, Ephesus and Patmos

Wednesday, June 12: Rhodes

Thursday, June 13: Crete and Santorini

Friday, June 14: Return to Athens and Corinth

Saturday, June 15: Home

Group Program:

DAYS 1 & 2: U.S. / THESSALONIKI - We depart the U.S. today for our flight to Thessaloniki. Upon arrival in Thessaloniki, we will be met by DWM’s local representative and escorted to our hotel in Thessaloniki. Thessaloniki is the second largest city in Greece and capital of the province of Macedonia. It was here in the synagogue that Paul “...reasoned with the Jews and the God-fearing Greeks...” (Acts 17:17). Remainder of the day free. Dinner and overnight at our hotel.

DAY 3: THESSALONIKI / AMPHIPOLIS / PHILIPPI / KAVALA – We depart for Amphipolis and the Region of the Lakes Corinia and Volvi. Paul journeyed through Amphipolis on his way to Thessaloniki. Visit the colossal Lion monument at Sunphipolis (5th century BC) and proceed to visit the unique archaeological site of Philippi, site of the famous battle between two Roman Armies. Here we will 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 will have a chance to taste fresh fish and a variety of superb delicacies. Return to Thessaloniki for dinner and overnight.

DAY 4: THESSALONIKI / VERGINA / METEORA / KALAMBAKA - After breakfast, we depart for Vergina to visit the excavations of the Royal Palace, the Royal Tombs and the new museum. We then proceed to the area of Kalambaka, where the famous monasteries of Meteora are located. You will be amazed at these marvelously preserved monasteries hidden in the mountains. We will visit the greatest and most important monastery of all, the “Great Meteoron.” Perfectly preserved Frescoes of the 14th century and Ancient Manuscripts belonging to Royal Collections and Libraries are found here. Dinner and overnight at our hotel In Kalambaka.

DAY 5: KALAMBAKA / DELPHI / ATHENS - Put on your hiking boots! After breakfast at the hotel, we depart for Delphi via the Central Greece Plateau. 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 played. (Get in shape for this and do not miss it! This is one of the true highlights of the tour.) We visit the museum and bookstore here, then continue to Athens for dinner and overnight.

DAY 6: ATHENS / PIRAEUS / BOARD LOUIS CRUISES CRUISESHIP / 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. We will wander through the many side streets with homes above the shops and numerous outside, waterfront cafes...a lovely respite. Evening sail for Kusadasi.

DAY 7: KUSADASI / EPHESUS / PATMOS - Early morning arrival at Kusadasi. From the port city of Kusadasi, we visit ancient Ephesus, a marvelous archeological site and 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 First Century. John is said to have brought Mary here. Time permitting, we will wander through the famous Turkish bazaars of Kusadasi. This afternoon we go to the isle of Patmos and visit the traditional Grotto where John received the revelations while in exile and St. John’s Monastery atop the island. Evening sail for Rhodes.

DAY 8: RHODES / LINDOS - Morning arrival into Rhodes, the Island of Roses, famed for its historical Old Town, home of Sun God Apollo and the Colossus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. It was on the Isle of Rhodes where the Crusaders gathered before sailing to the Holy Land. We will walk through the Medieval Castle of the Knights of St. John. We then visit Lindos, where Paul landed in 51 AD on his way to Rome and the Acropolis of Lindos, site of the Temple of Athena. Evening sail to Crete.

DAY 9: 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 birth place of Zeus. The apostle Paul spent some time here at Fair Havens on the south side of the island. 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.

DAY 10: EARLY ARRIVAL INTO ATHENS / CORINTH – We will have breakfast aboard the ship. We then disembark and board our motorcoach for a tour of the city of Athens. We drive past the Academy, the University and the Parliament with the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. We continue to the Acropolis, where we visit the Parthenon, dedicated to the goddess Athena and the Acropolis Museum. On the slopes of the Acropolis we will visit the Areopagus on Mars Hill, site of Paul's address to "the men of Athens" about their "unknown God" (Acts 17). We then 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. Dinner and overnight at our Athens hotel.

DAY 11: ATHENS / U.S. – After breakfast at the hotel, we depart for the Athens airport where we fly back to the U.S. We will return with new friends and memories to last a lifetime!

TOUR CONDITIONS

PRICE: Price is $4748 from Dallas/Ft. Worth. Prices quoted are in US dollars and are based on fares and costs in effect at the time of publication. Whenever possible, DMI obtains price guarantees from suppliers. However, depending upon the strength of the US dollar and the fluctuating nature of oil, gas and other costs, published rates are subject to change without notice. Prices quoted are CASH prices, CREDIT CARDS may be used for DEPOSIT ONLY.

INCLUDED IN YOUR PRICE

AIR: Jet economy class via US Airways. Air tickets must be completed 30 days before departure. Tickets cannot be changed once issued.
None are allowed.
HOTELS/CRUISE SHIP: Deluxe hotel accommodations throughout and Louis Hellenic Cruises’ cruise vessel, cabin category “XB”, depending on vessel, classified as superior outside cabins. (Cabin upgrades are 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 addi¬tional cost of $$850. Single room charges for cabin upgrades will be higher. If a passenger cannot supply a roommate and Discovery Ministries is unable to do so, the passenger will have to pay the supplemental charge. (You may be billed after the final payment date for single room accommodations as necessary.)
MEALS: Two meals daily upon arrival in Greece. All meals on the days you are aboard the cruise vessel.
SIGHTSEEING: Local transportation is by air-conditioned motor coach and cruise vessel. The services of an English-speaking guide, entrance fees to places visited on sightseeing described in this itinerary are included in tour price.
AIRPORT TAXES: of $622 (as of 8/8/12). NOTE: (Taxes may change without notice according to international law & Fuel Surcharges may increase. Any increase will be billed to the passenger and must be paid prior to departure.)

NOT INCLUDED

Passport costs, food and bever¬ages (including coffee and tea) not usually included with regular meals; optional tours and excursions not mentioned in this itinerary; accident and baggage insurance; transporting and handling excess luggage; items of a personal nature. Port taxes of $172 and Tips of $88 will be included on your statement. In the event it becomes necessary to overnight material due to late receipt of registra¬tion or final payments, traveler will be billed for these charges.

FOR YOUR PROTECTION

INSURANCE: Acting only as agents for suppliers, Discovery Worldwide Ministries, Inc. 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 impor¬tant that you have adequate insurance to cover these possibilities. You should carry proof of insurance in the event you need medical attention while outside the U.S. Additional information and application forms for all types of coverage will be supplied to you prior to departure. Please note, Medicare is not valid outside the U.S.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

PASSPORT: A valid passport is required and must be obtained in person by each tour member. NOTE: A valid passport is required to leave the USA. It should be valid for a minimum of six months after your return date; you will be denied boarding if your passport is not valid for six months beyond your return date. No visas are required for Greece as long as you have a valid U.S. Passport. The cruise line will handle Turkish visas.
REGISTRATION & DEPOSIT: A deposit of $500 per person is required at the time of registration. A deposit may be charged either to your VISA, MasterCard or American Express via our secure server web site or sent by mail with personal or cashier’s check with the enclosed registration form. Also, any registration received inside the ninety-day period before departure is considered a LATE REGISTRATION and finalization is subject to space availability and may be at a higher cost than the above-stated Price. A $30 LATE REGISTRATION fee will be assessed. Also, any registrations received inside the final payment deadline of sixty (60) days before departure are subject to space availability, possible increase in cost, as stated above, and will need to be accompanied by full payment. Passenger will then be invoiced for any fare cost increase.
PAYMENTS: After you have registered for a tour, you will receive an invoice with final payment amount and date due. Final payment may only be made by personal or cashier’s check and made payable to DISCOVERY WORLDWIDE MINISTRIES, INC. Final payment must be received sixty (60) days prior to departure. Final payments received inside sixty (60) days will be assessed a $30 LATE PAYMENT fee. NOTE: ALL reservations not fully paid by the sixty-day deadline are subject to cancellation, for which Tour Operator is not to be held responsible.

CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS

CRUISE CANCELLATION OR ALTERATION OF ITINERARY: The cruise line (the Line) reserves the right to cancel any cruise, with or without notice, in which case the passage money will be refunded. It also reserves the right to alter the itinerary of any cruise or tour, if, for any reason, this becomes necessary or desirable. Additionally, the Line may, for the same reasons, substitute any other vessel (owned or managed by the Line) for the one named in this brochure. In both these cases, no refund is due to the passenger unless justified by the type of new accommodation offered. The Line also reserves the right to change or alter the sequence of ports or stops on land tours.
CANCELLATION AND REFUND:
If a passenger cancels his/her tour membership for any reason, there will be a cancellation fee of one hundred dollars ($100) to cover administrative and communication costs. If the tour is canceled for reasons beyond the control of either the passenger or Discovery Worldwide Ministries, a $100 administrative fee will be assessed. For cancellations from 90-61 days, $500; 60-31 days, 25% of tour cost; 30-15 days, 50% of tour cost; NO REFUND for cancellations within fourteen (14) days of departure -- trip cancellation/interruption insurance is available and is highly recommended. All cancellation requests must be addressed to Discovery Worldwide Ministries in writing. Phone calls for cancellations cannot be accepted.


TOUR OPERATOR RESPONSIBILITY

Discovery Worldwide Ministries, Inc. (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. 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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Phone: 817-595-2700

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