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pilgrim highlights
  • Visit several sites of St Paul’s Second Missionary Journey through land and sea along the pages of Acts chapters 16-18.
  • Stand in the very places of St Paul’s preaching and prayerfully explore the preserved ruins of Ancient Corinth, Philippi and Thessaloniki.
  • Marvel at the living Byzantine Monasteries of Meteora spectacularly suspended atop rocky pinnacles and still occupied by hermits since the 11th century.
  • Spiritually themed focus on the trials and triumphs of Paul & the various people groups and communities of the early church.
  • An intriguing stay in Corinth beside the ancient port of Cenchreae where St Paul embarked frequently on Mission.
  • Enjoy a priviledged 2 night stay on the Holy Island of Patmos and enter the actual cave where St John wrote the Book of Revelation.
  • Explore the wonders of Ephesus where St Paul lived and preached for more than three years.
PRE-TOUR: ISTANBUL & GALLIPOLI
PRICES 2020 2021
Cost Add-On
twin share
$1390 $1490
Single Room
supplement
$350 $390
Prepaid Tipping
pp/per day
$14 $14
† Including Inter-Europe airfare from Istanbul to Athens.
* For September 2020 only, this option will operate after the St Paul Pilgrimage based on a 4-night extended program at a small additional supplement. Ask Harvest for more details.
POST-TOUR: ST PAUL IN MALTA
PRICES 2020 2021
Cost Add-On
twin share
$1,790 $1,890
Single Room
supplement
$540 $590
Prepaid Tipping
pp/per day
$14 $14

† Including Inter-Europe airfare to Malta.

Journey of St Paul

The Acts of the Apostles will come alive as we go out with St Paul and his companions to rediscover the faith and struggles of the early Christian communities. Have your faith rekindled as we set out to capture afresh the fervour and spirit of the Church’s greatest evangelist.

JUNE / SEPTEMBER

itinerary A - with island stay

Athens (2 Nights) • Epidaurus • Corinth (1) • Hosios Loukas • Meteora (2) • Berea • Kavala (1) • Philippi • Thessaloniki (1) • Kos Island • Patmos Island (2) • Ephesus (2) • Kusadasi

Meal Code: (B) = Breakfast (L) = Lunch (D) = Dinner
Time out – Extended time for Reflection

DAY 1ARRIVE ATHENS

Athens today is the thriving capital of Greece, but, more importantly, we have entered into the world of the New Testament where St Paul and his companions established the first Christian communities throughout his four missionary journeys.

Athens overnight (D)

DAY 2ATHENS

The Athenians – Paul came to teach the philosophers that there is in fact a God who is real and can be known!


We begin our pilgrimage with a tour of Christian Athens including the Acropolis, the Areopagus and the Ancient Agora where Paul preached about Jesus and the resurrection.

Later we will come to the New Acropolis Museum with its celebrated exhibition of Greek antiquities and statues which vividly illustrate the myriad of pagan Gods Paul was battling against.

After a rest back at our hotel we will enter the lively Plaka district to dine this evening at a typical Greek Taverna with live Athenian music and atmosphere.

Mass Setting: St Denis Cathedral

Athens overnight (BD)

Day 3CORINTH

The Corinthians – It was here the Lord spoke to Paul and told him to ‘speak … no one will attack you’ (Acts 18:9-10); many were baptized and came to believe.


Set out towards Corinth today as we firstly come to the world renowned Olive Grove of the Nikolaou Family dating back to 1833.

Learn more about the ancient tradition of olive oil production techniques going back centuries.

Onwards to the great ancient outdoor theatre of Epidaurus where we will marvel at the architectural symmetry of this 4th Century BC structure built by the architect Polykleitos.

Enjoy our afternoon exploring Ancient Corinth where Paul lived for two years as a tentmaker. Visit here the ancient ruins and see the site where he preached the Gospel from the Rostrum. See the Peirene fountain, and the 6th century BC Temple of Apollo before an outdoor Mass in this stunning pilgrimage setting.

We retire this afternoon to our hotel adjacent to the ancient Port of Cenchreae where St Paul set sail for Syria after making a personal vow is head. (Acts 18:18)

Mass Setting: Outdoors in Ancient Corinth

Corinth overnight (BD)

Day 4VIA HOSIOS LOUKAS TO METEORA

We travel north today to spend time at the remarkable Byzantine Monastery of Hosio Loukas, built in the 10th century on the slopes of Mt Helikon and overlooking a picturesque valley teeming with olive trees. In 1990 UNESCO included this site on their World Heritage List. On arrival we will celebrate an outdoor Mass here in the grounds of the walled Monastery before being taken on a guided tour of the Churches, crypt and surrounds where we admire the amazing frescoes and mosaics with their characteristic gold background dating back to the 11th Century.

We continue north this afternoon to the small town of Kalambaka built at the foot of the majestic grey rocks of Meteora.

Mass Setting: Hosias Loukas Monastery

Kalambaka overnight (BD)

Day 5METEORA EXPLORATION

The Monastics – The Meteora monasteries were inspired by the monks’ love of God and a life striving to become open to the Fathers heart through monastic life and asceticism.


We spend some time today marvelling at this unique ph nomenon of nature – 24 perpendicular rocks where 600 years ago Byzantine monks chose to worship God and build their cave-like Monastic community of Meteora. We will visit some of these living monasteries by foot and view the extraordinary collection of priceless religious frescoes and other treasures that will certainly make this a remarkable day.

Enjoy some free time this afternoon.

Mass Setting: Kalambaka

Kalambaka overnight (BD)

Day 6VIA BEREA TO KAVALA

The Bereans – The Jews ‘received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures daily to study the merits of all Paul had preached to them.’ (Acts 17:11)


Today we journey north by coach to Berea (modern Veria). The “Bema” – an impressive monument to Paul – is believed to incorporate the steps from the original synagogue from which he preached the gospel to the Jews, who welcomed the word of God and began to study the Scriptures (Acts 17:10-12).

A small church was established here and we will also view the ‘hidden churches’, a collection of about 20 Byzantine structures, camouflaged in the form of barns from the invading Ottoman Turks.

The Thessalonians – St Paul preached during the winters of 49-50AD and wrote the two epistles to the ancient Thessalonians.


Our time this afternoon in Thessaloniki will include the ramparts of the city, the triumphal Arch of Galerius, as well as the Rotunda where we can see pieces of the pulpit from which Paul preached. View the Roman Agora where he also preached. Nearby we shall visit St Demetrios’ Church dedicated to a Roman soldier who converted to Christianity and was later martyred. View its valuable mosaics and frescoes before descending in to the crypt where we find the remains of some ancient Roman baths and streets.

Finally travel along the ancient route of the Apostle Paul to the port city of Kavala (ancient Neapolis), once named “Christoupolis” after being the first European city to accept Christianity. It was here that St Paul, St Timothy and St Silas first landed from Troas (Acts 16:11), one of the foundational moments in the history of Christianity.

Mass Setting: Thessaloniki

Kavala overnight (BD)

Day 7VIA PHILIPPI TO THESSALONIKI

The Philippians – Here Paul founded the first European church in Philippi and Lydia was baptised as the first European convert to Christianity.


Journey out to Philippi, named after Philip II, father of Alexander the Great. It was here that St Paul won his first European convert, a woman named Lydia, from the city of Thyatira (Acts 16:12-40). Visit the Baptistery of Lydia for a beautiful outdoor Mass in this breathtaking oasis on the River Zygaktis, and to renew our Baptismal vows. Visit the market place (where St Paul and St Silas were brought before the rulers) and the cistern which tradition identifies as the place where St Paul was imprisoned. In the ancient theatre we will hear the story of Paul’s arrest, imprisonment and miraculous release.

We depart Philippi and journey east along the ancient route of the Apostle Paul via Amphipolis (Acts 17:1) where we view the ruins of many Christian basilicas.

Mass Setting: Outdoors at Baptistry of Lydia

Thessaloniki overnight (BD)

Day 8VIA ISLAND OF KOS TO PATMOS

Return to Athens this morning and fly to the beautiful Island of Kos rich in Greek and Roman landmarks and boasting a quaint harbour dominated by the Neratzia Castle.

Visited by St Paul on an overnight stop on route from Miletus to Rhodes, Kos had a reputation as a Centre of Healing evidenced here by the archaeological site of Asklepion (the god of healing) founded by Hippocrates in the 3rd Century BC. During our afternoon visit, we will see the Church of the Visitation,

Monastery of St John, the Church of the Lamb of God among other sites.

Enjoy some free time to wander through the streets of the Old City to catch a bargain before a meal in a local Taverna together. In the evening we will take a passage by Ferry to arrive later into the Holy Island of Patmos for our privileged two night stay.

Mass Setting: Church of the Lamb of God, Kos

Patmos overnight (BD)

Day 9PATMOS DAY (Rev 1:4)

We begin our tour with a walking tour of the main square of the village of Chora. This is the traditional settlement and capital of Patmos where the narrow streets were designed to ward off pirates over the centuries. Ascend to the Monastery of St John the Beloved, a huge fortress-like building dating from the 11th century, for a visit and celebration of Mass.

Our exploration of this living monastery will culminate with time in the actual Cave of Revelation where God chose to reveal to St John the mysteries of the last book of the Bible – the Apocalypse.

Enjoy a leisurely afternoon before a lively night in a Greek Taverna as we soak in the atmosphere of this amazing island.

Mass Setting: Monastery of St John the Beloved

Patmos overnight (BD)

Day 10PATMOS TO KUSADASI

Depart Patmos today by private Charter Vessel to Kusadasi, gateway to Ephesus nd the Churches of Revelation.

Mass Setting: Patmos

Kusadasi overnight (BD)

Day 11EPHESUS DAY (Acts 18:19-21)

The Ephesians – The It was to the Christian community of Ephesus t is greatest and most challenging letter and also succeeded in converting many away from worship of the god Artemis.


We travel directly to Ephesus this morning, the most famous of the Seven Churches of Revelation (Rev 2:1-7) where St Paul spent more than two years in his missionary journey.

Our visit today will include the ruins where St Paul lived and preached. See the prison of St Paul; walk through the ancient marble streets founded in the 10th century BC and see this most ‘complete’ Roman city providing us with an excellent window into Imperial Rome. See the Temple of Hadrian, the Library of Celsus, the enormous amphitheatre (Acts 19:29-31).

We ascend the hill to the House of the Virgin Mary where it is said Mary spent the later years of her life. We celebrate our group Mass here in one of the chapels. Finally, we visit the restored remains of the 6th century Basilica of St John at Celcuk where a small church was originally b b of St John the Evangelist.

Mass Setting: House of the Virgin Mary

Kusadasi overnight (BD)

Day 12DEPART TURKEY (OR EXTEND)

MAY / JULY / OCTOBER

itinerary B - with cruise

Athens (2) • Epidaurus • Corinth (1) • Hosios Loukas • Meteora (2) • Berea • Kavala (1) • Philippi • Thessaloniki (1) • Aegean Cruise (4): Mykonos, Ephesus, Patmos, Rhodes, Crete, Santorini

Meal Code: (B) = Breakfast (L) = Lunch (D) = Dinner
Time out – Extended time for Reflection

DAY 1ARRIVE ATHENS

Athens today is the thriving capital of Greece, but, more importantly, we have entered into the world of the New Testament where St Paul and his companions established the first Christian communities throughout his four missionary journeys.

Athens overnight (D)

DAY 2ATHENS

The Athenians – Paul came to teach the philosophers that there is in fact a God who is real and can be known!


We begin our pilgrimage with a tour of Christian Athens including the Acropolis, the Areopagus and the Ancient Agora where Paul preached about Jesus and the resurrection.

Later we will come to the New Acropolis Museum with its celebrated exhibition of Greek antiquities and statues which vividly illustrate the myriad of pagan Gods Paul was battling against.

After a rest back at our hotel we will enter the lively Plaka district to dine this evening at a typical Greek Taverna with live Athenian music and atmosphere.

Mass Setting: St Denis Cathedral

Athens overnight (BD)

Day 3CORINTH

The Corinthians – It was here the Lord spoke to Paul and told him to ‘speak … no one will attack you’ (Acts 18:9-10); many were baptized and came to believe.


Set out towards Corinth today as we firstly come to the world renowned Olive Grove of the Nikolaou Family dating back to 1833.

Learn more about the ancient tradition of olive oil production techniques going back centuries.

Onwards to the great ancient outdoor theatre of Epidaurus where we will marvel at the architectural symmetry of this 4th Century BC structure built by the architect Polykleitos.

Enjoy our afternoon exploring Ancient Corinth where Paul lived for two years as a tentmaker. Visit here the ancient ruins and see the site where he preached the Gospel from the Rostrum. See the Peirene fountain, and the 6th century BC Temple of Apollo before an outdoor Mass in this stunning pilgrimage setting.

We retire this afternoon to our hotel adjacent to the ancient Port of Cenchreae where St Paul set sail for Syria after making a personal vow is head. (Acts 18:18)

Mass Setting: Outdoors in Ancient Corinth

Corinth overnight (BD)

Day 4VIA HOSIOS LOUKAS TO METEORA

We travel north today to spend time at the remarkable Byzantine Monastery of Hosio Loukas, built in the 10th century on the slopes of Mt Helikon and overlooking a picturesque valley teeming with olive trees. In 1990 UNESCO included this site on their World Heritage List. On arrival we will celebrate an outdoor Mass here in the grounds of the walled Monastery before being taken on a guided tour of the Churches, crypt and surrounds where we admire the amazing frescoes and mosaics with their characteristic gold background dating back to the 11th Century.

We continue north this afternoon to the small town of Kalambaka built at the foot of the majestic grey rocks of Meteora.

Mass Setting: Hosias Loukas Monastery

Kalambaka overnight (BD)

Day 5METEORA EXPLORATION

The Monastics – The Meteora monasteries were inspired by the monks’ love of God and a life striving to become open to the Fathers heart through monastic life and asceticism.


We spend some time today marvelling at this unique ph nomenon of nature – 24 perpendicular rocks where 600 years ago Byzantine monks chose to worship God and build their cave-like Monastic community of Meteora. We will visit some of these living monasteries by foot and view the extraordinary collection of priceless religious frescoes and other treasures that will certainly make this a remarkable day.

Enjoy some free time this afternoon.

Mass Setting: Kalambaka

Kalambaka overnight (BD)

Day 6VIA BEREA TO KAVALA

The Bereans – The Jews ‘received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures daily to study the merits of all Paul had preached to them.’ (Acts 17:11)


Today we journey north by coach to Berea (modern Veria). The “Bema” – an impressive monument to Paul – is believed to incorporate the steps from the original synagogue from which he preached the gospel to the Jews, who welcomed the word of God and began to study the Scriptures (Acts 17:10-12).

A small church was established here and we will also view the ‘hidden churches’, a collection of about 20 Byzantine structures, camouflaged in the form of barns from the invading Ottoman Turks.

The Thessalonians – St Paul preached during the winters of 49-50AD and wrote the two epistles to the ancient Thessalonians.


Our time this afternoon in Thessaloniki will include the ramparts of the city, the triumphal Arch of Galerius, as well as the Rotunda where we can see pieces of the pulpit from which Paul preached. View the Roman Agora where he also preached. Nearby we shall visit St Demetrios’ Church dedicated to a Roman soldier who converted to Christianity and was later martyred. View its valuable mosaics and frescoes before descending in to the crypt where we find the remains of some ancient Roman baths and streets.

Finally travel along the ancient route of the Apostle Paul to the port city of Kavala (ancient Neapolis), once named “Christoupolis” after being the first European city to accept Christianity. It was here that St Paul, St Timothy and St Silas first landed from Troas (Acts 16:11), one of the foundational moments in the history of Christianity.

Mass Setting: Thessaloniki

Kavala overnight (BD)

Day 7VIA PHILIPPI TO THESSALONIKI

The Philippians – Here Paul founded the first European church in Philippi and Lydia was baptised as the first European convert to Christianity.

Journey out to Philippi, named after Philip II, father of Alexander the Great. It was here that St Paul won his first European convert, a woman named Lydia, from the city of Thyatira (Acts 16:12-40). Visit the Baptistery of Lydia for a beautiful outdoor Mass in this breathtaking oasis on the River Zygaktis, and to renew our Baptismal vows. Visit the market place (where St Paul and St Silas were brought before the rulers) and the cistern which tradition identifies as the place where St Paul was imprisoned. In the ancient theatre we will hear the story of Paul’s arrest, imprisonment and miraculous release.

We depart Philippi and journey east along the ancient route of the Apostle Paul via Amphipolis (Acts 17:1) where we view the ruins of many Christian basilicas.

Mass Setting: Outdoors at Baptistry of Lydia

Thessaloniki overnight (BD)

Day 8EMBARK GREEK ISLAND PILGRIMAGE CRUISE - MYKONOS

Today we fly back to Athens and are transferred to the Piraeus port to board our 4-night Aegean cruise! We then sail to the quaint isle of Mykonos, as we explore the charming walkways and shops through a maze of white-washed buildings.

Overnight onboard cruise ship (BLD)

Day 9CRUISE SHIP - EPHESUS & PATMOS

The Ephesians – This first Christian community was established by St John and developed by St Paul through his fervent preaching over a 3 ½ year stay, during which he wrote his letter to the Ephesians.

This morning we arrive into the Turkish port city of Kusadasi, doorway to Ephesus.

Shore Excursion: Ancient Ephesus & House of the Virgin Mary

Our excursion today will include Ephesus, the most famous of the Seven Churches of Revelation (Rev 2:1-7) where St Paul spent more than two years in the course of his third missionary journey. It was to the Christian community of Ephesus that St Paul wrote his greatest and most challenging letter (the epistle to the Ephesians) and also succeeded in converting many away from worship of the god Artemis.

Our visit today will include the ruins where St Paul lived and preached. See the prison of St Paul; walk through the ancient marble streets founded in the 10th century BC and see this most ‘complete’ Roman city providing us with an excellent window into Imperial Rome. Pass the Temple of Hadrian, the Library of Celsus, and the enormous amphitheatre (Acts 19:29-31), culminating at the House of the Virgin Mary where it is said Mary spent the later years of her life.

Our excursion will culminate at the Covered Bazaar of Kusadasi with some free time for shopping and…bargaining!
We re-board our ship in the afternoon and continue on to the Dodecanese island of Patmos, where St John wrote the Book of Revelation.

The Patmosians – During his time on what is now called the ‘Holy Island of Patmos’, St John wrote the book of Revelations and composed the Fourth Gospel as a very old man.

Shore Excursion: Patmos

We come to the village of Chora, the traditional settlement and capital of Patmos, where the narrow streets were designed to ward off pirates over the centuries. Ascend to the Monastery of St John the Beloved, a huge fortress-like building dating from the 11th century, for a visit. Our exploration of this living monastery will culminate with time in the actual Cave of Revelation where God chose to reveal to St John the mysteries of the last book of the Bible – the Apocalypse. The cave is now at the foot of the monastery, which houses priceless icons and manuscripts, sacred relics, vestments embroiled with silver or gold threads and bejeweled with precious stones.

Overnight onboard cruise ship (BLD)

Day 10CRUISE SHIP - RHODES

Today we come to the Island of Rhodes, where St Paul came during his third missionary journey (Acts 21:1). We enter the port, which was once dominated by the Colossus, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.

Shore Excursion: Rhodes & Lindos

Lindos is situated 55 km from the city of Rhodes and “bears” above it the Acropolis of Lindos, with the ancient Temple of Athena, built in 300 BC.

Here and there you will come across the captains’ mansions, built between the 16th and 18th century. In the centre of the village lives and breathes the Church of the Virgin Mary (Panagia) of Lindos, with frescoes from the 15th century. From here we can see St Paul’s Bay where the Apostle landed during a storm.

Overnight onboard cruise ship (BLD)

Day 11CRUISE SHIP - CRETE & SANTORINI

The Cretans – St Paul visited Crete following his first imprisonment in early 63AD. He left Titus on the island to assist maturing the Church, some of whose members were the first to be in Jerusalem on the day of Pentecost (Acts 2:11).

This morning we arrive in Heraklion, Crete, with time to wander or choose from a guided shore excursion on offer.

In the afternoon, we cruise to the isle of Santorini, often referred to as the most breathtaking of all the Greek islands. We may disembark here and admire the exquisite whitewashed villages. Optional shore excursion.

Overnight onboard cruise ship (BLD)

Day 12END CRUISE - DEPART GREECE (B)

DATES & PRICES

2020 Dates & Prices*
2021 Dates & Prices*

Dates
Chaplain
Tour Cost
18-29 May (B)
TBA
AUD $4890
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SP0120 (OB)
18-29 May (B)
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Dates

18-29 May (B)

Chaplain

TBA

Tour Cost

AUD $4890

Tour Code

SP0120 (OB)

Single Room

AUD $950† + Cruise TBA

Supplement

Air & Tour

from AUD $6780

per person

Start / Finish

Athens / Athens

Prepaid Tips

AUD $168 ($14 x 12 days)

per person

16-27 Jun (A)
Fr Dan Serratore
AUD $4790
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SP0520 (OB)
16-27 Jun (A)
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Dates

16-27 Jun (A)

Chaplain

Fr Dan Serratore

Tour Cost

AUD $4790

Tour Code

SP0520 (OB)

Single Room

AUD $1350

Supplement

Air & Tour

from AUD $6980

per person

Start / Finish

Athens / Izmir

Prepaid Tips

AUD $390 (Tips, Cruise & Port taxes)

per person

13-24 Jul (B)
Fr Justin Darlow
AUD $4890
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SP0220 (OB)
13-24 Jul (B)
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Dates

13-24 Jul (B)

Chaplain

Fr Justin Darlow

Tour Cost

AUD $4890

Tour Code

SP0220 (OB)

Single Room

AUD $950† + Cruise TBA

Supplement

Air & Tour

from AUD $6980

per person

Start / Finish

Athens / Athens

Prepaid Tips

AUD $168 ($14 x 12 days)

per person

01-12 Sep (A)
Fr Greg Morgan
AUD $4890
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SP0320 (OB)
01-12 Sep (A)
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Dates

01-12 Sep (A)

Chaplain

Fr Greg Morgan

Tour Cost

AUD $4890

Tour Code

SP0320 (OB)

Single Room

AUD $1350

Supplement

Air & Tour

from AUD $6980

per person

Start / Finish

Athens / Izmir

Prepaid Tips

AUD $390 (Tips, Cruise & Port taxes)

per person

112-23Oct (B)
Rev Dr Thomas Carroll
AUD $4680
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SP0420
112-23Oct (B)
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Dates

112-23Oct (B)

Chaplain

Rev Dr Thomas Carroll

Tour Cost

AUD $4680

Tour Code

SP0420

Single Room

AUD $950† + Cruise TBA

Supplement

Air & Tour

from AUD $6580

per person

Start / Finish

Athens / Athens

Prepaid Tips

AUD $168 ($14 x 12 days)

per person

Dates
Chaplain
Tour Cost
18-29 May (A)
TBA
AUD $4990
More info
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SP0121
18-29 May (A)
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Dates

18-29 May (A)

Chaplain

TBA

Tour Cost

AUD $4990

Tour Code

SP0121

Single Room

AUD $1390

Supplement

Air & Tour

from AUD $TBA

per person

Start / Finish

Athens / Izmir

Prepaid Tips

AUD $168 ($14 x 12 days)

per person

12-23 Jul (B)
TBA
AUD $4990
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SP0221
12-23 Jul (B)
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Dates

12-23 Jul (B)

Chaplain

TBA

Tour Cost

AUD $4990

Tour Code

SP0221

Single Room

AUD $990† + Cruise TBA

Supplement

Air & Tour

from AUD $TBA

per person

Start / Finish

Athens / Athens

Prepaid Tips

AUD $390 (Tips, Cruise & Port taxes)

per person

07-18 Sep (A)
TBA
AUD $4890
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SP0321
07-18 Sep (A)
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Dates

07-18 Sep (A)

Chaplain

TBA

Tour Cost

AUD $4890

Tour Code

SP0321

Single Room

AUD $1390

Supplement

Air & Tour

from AUD $TBA

per person

Start / Finish

Athens / Izmir

Prepaid Tips

AUD $168 ($14 x 12 days)

per person

04-15 Oct (B)
TBA
AUD $4990
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SP0421
04-15 Oct (B)
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Dates

04-15 Oct (B)

Chaplain

TBA

Tour Cost

AUD $4990

Tour Code

SP0421

Single Room

AUD $990† + Cruise TBA

Supplement

Air & Tour

from AUD $TBA

per person

Start / Finish

Athens / Athens

Prepaid Tips

AUD $390 (Tips, Cruise & Port taxes)

per person

* Costs are based on prices as at August 2019 and must remain subject to possible change in the event of significant exchange rate variations, airfare, tax & hotel changes or minimum group size factors beyond Harvest’s control. Refer to Harvest Terms & Conditions. 
† Single Berth cabin are strictly limited and at premium supplement, subject to availability at time of booking.
(A) Itinerary A , (B) Itinerary B, (OB) Oberammergau 2020 optional add-on available

NB: Indicative prices for 2021

Inclusions
  • ACCOMODATION & MEALS: Based on Superior Standard / 4-Star accommodation • Most meals – 11 Dinners / 10 Full Breakfasts
  • TOURING & TRANSPORTATION: Deluxe Air Conditioned Coach touring • Professional Pilgrimage Escort / Local Guides • Sightseeing and Entrance Fees
  • OTHER: Fully Escorted by Pilgrimage Chaplain • Porterage at hotels • Harvest Backpack, Pilgrims Journal and Tour Wallet
Not Included
  • Other meals not listed
  • Passport and Visa Costs (if applicable)
  • Items of a personal nature including phone calls, laundry, beverages, etc.
  • Travel insurance - ask Harvest about its preferred World Assist Travel Insurance
  • Prepaid Tips
  • “My respect for St Paul was enhanced by his dogged determination and belief in what he was preaching. He was a smart … determined man.”

    Ian Ronchi
    St Paul & the Early Church
  • “Even now, when I recall the particular places that I have entered, I find it too overwhelming to contemplate it for long.”

    Nick Moloney
    St Paul & the Early Church

Pre-Tour Option: Istanbul & Gallipoli

3 NIGHTS / 4 DAYS

2020 TOURS: MAY • JUNE • SEPTEMBER* • OCTOBER
2021 TOURS: All departures

Meal Code: (B) = Breakfast (L) = Lunch (D) = Dinner

DAY 1ARRIVE TURKEY

Arrive into Istanbul – a glorious city uniquely positioned on two continents

Istanbul overnight (D)

DAY 2ISTANBUL EXPLORATION

Full day tour including the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia (meaning ‘Holy Wisdom’ and once an early Christian church); onwards to Topkapi Palace. City cruise on the Bosphorus with majestic views of Ottoman Palaces, Byzantine fortresses, Beylerbeyi Palace and Suleimans Mosque.

Our afternoon will include a visit to the spectacular Grand Bazaar, with over 4000 shops in the one market place.

Istanbul overnight (BD)

DAY 3VIA ANZAC COVE TO CANAKKALE

Departing Istanbul we travel west to the Gallipoli Peninsula where 7594 Australian and 2431 New Zealand soldiers lost their lives in battle during World War I.

We tour the relevant landmarks here this afternoon at Anzac Cove including the Lone Pine Cemetery where we will celebrate Mass. We come in faith to pay tribute and pray for the souls of the heroes of those tragic months of 1915.

Canakkale overnight (BD)

DAY 15CANAKKALE TO THESSALONIKI

Enjoy a restful morning in the ancient seaport of Canakkale overlooking the Dardanelles waterway at their narrowest point of entry. Return to Istanbul airport this afternoon for our onward flight to Greece.

Post-Tour Option: St Paul in Malta

3 NIGHTS / 4 DAYS

2020 TOURS: JULY • OCTOBER
2021 TOURS: All departures

Meal Code: (B) = Breakfast (L) = Lunch (D) = Dinner

DAY 12ARRIVE MALTA

Upon arrival at Malta International Airport we will be met and transferred to our hotel for check-in.

Christianity has existed almost 2,000 years in Malta, brought to the island by no less than the Apostle Paul himself in 60 AD.

Malta overnight (D)

DAY 13VALLETTA - ST PAUL’S ISLAND - RABAT - MDINA

This morning we walk into the city of Valletta. Visit the Auberges built by the Knights and St John. We enter St John’s Co-Cathedral and view the impressive and miraculous Crucifix at Ta’Giezu Church – the head of which is said to be made by angels. Continue to the St Paul Shipwreck Church where we will view two relics of St Paul.

We then proceed to St Paul’s Bay where a short boat trip takes us to the island where the Apostle was shipwrecked. After some time here we return to the mainland where we view St Paul’s Bonfire Church.

En route to Rabat visit the miraculous Church of Our Lady of the Assumption in Mosta where during World War II a 500 kilogram bomb penetrated the dome and hit the inside of the church. Continue to Rabat to enter St Paul’s Grotto where St Paul lived during his short stay in Malta. We celebrate Mass here and visit the catacombs dedicated to him.

After a short walk into Mdina, visit St Paul’s Cathedral which will be another highlight of our day’s trip.

Malta overnight (BD)

DAY 14GOZO DAY TRIP

Travel by ferry to the sister island of Gozo. Visit the Church of St John La Rotunda and walk up the steps to the Gozo Citadel which is a medieval city and the capital of Gozo.

Visit St George’s Basilica, then on to the miraculous Ta’Pinu Shrine for Mass.

Malta overnight (BD)

DAY 15DEPART MALTA

Transfer to the airport in time for our homebound or ongoing flight connections. (B)