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FOOTSTEPS OF THE APOSTLES – MEDITERRANEAN CRUISE

15 DAY ALL-INCLUSIVE, SUPERIOR, FULL-BOARD CRUISE

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WITH TEACHING PASTOR ALISTAIR BEGG

September 22 – October 9*, 2016

Offering Seven Anointed Bible Studies

Cruise includes 14 days at sea with nine fascinating shore excursions in Rome, Naples, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Nazareth, Sea of Galilee, Bethlehem, Ephesus, Island of Santorini, Athens, Malta & more…

Starting from US$ 5,245.00

*Due to varying flight schedules, travelers will arrive home on different days.
Those who are departing from Atlanta, Chicago, Philadelphia and New York will arrive home on October 8.
Travelers who are departing from Cleveland, Washington DC, Los Angeles, Dallas, Minneapolis and Miami will arrive home on October 9.

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FOOTSTEPS OF THE APOSTLES – MEDITERRANEAN CRUISE

with Teaching Pastor Alistair Begg

September 22 – October 9, 2016

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Salem Media Group in association with Genesis Tours USA is inviting you to join this trip of a lifetime. Join Teaching Pastor Alistair Begg on an unforgettable journey of Faith and Biblical insights following the Footsteps of the Apostles. This inspiring, educational and luxurious 15-day Mediterranean cruise will take us from Rome to Naples, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Haifa, the Galilee, the beautiful isle of Santorini, Ephesus, Athens, Malta and a whole lot more. You will enjoy insightful Bible classes by Teaching Pastor Alistair Begg and have the opportunity to pray in some of the Bible’s most prominent sites as we enjoy fellowship and make new friends from across the USA.

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What's Included With Our Tour

Our licensed guides are the most experienced in the industry.

Voted” 2015 Best Premium Cruise Line” by Travel Weekly’s Readers’ Choice Awards.

All meals and locally produced drinks are included!

All Inclusive Plan while on the ship. Make new friends while you enjoy the local cuisine.

Choose from different types of staterooms. Costs are per person in double occupancy.

Our tours are exclusively designed and operated by us.



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ITINERARY:

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September 22, Thursday: International travel from the USA

Depart on an overnight international flight from USA to Rome, Italy.


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September 23, Friday: Arrival in Rome, Italy

Arrival in Rome then reception and transfer to the hotel. The remainder of the day is free for resting or to explore the surrounding areas. Dinner and overnight in Rome.


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September 24, Saturday: Half-day City Tour in Rome. Embark the Celebrity Cruises Silhouette

Early breakfast, then check-out from the hotel followed by a half day city tour in Rome visiting: Trevi Fountain, Coliseum, Hadrian Arch, St. Peter’s Basilica, etc… with lunch included. Transfer to Civitavecchia Port to embark the Celebrity Cruise Lines Silhoutte ship. The cruise will depart at 5:00pm. Dinner and overnight on board.


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September 25 – Sunday: Naples and Pompeii, Italy

Early breakfast onboard the Silhouette ship and then the tour will start with a 2-hour private motorcoach tour of Naples’ highlights. (Castel Nuovo – New Castle, San Francesco di Paola church in Piazza del Plebiscito, Royal Palace of Naples, the Dome of Naples Cathedral, hill-top Posillipo quarter).
Then a drive of 30 minutes down the coast to the legendary city of Pompeii. Arriving in the late morning, we will have time for lunch before taking a guided walk around Pompeii’s haunting ruins.
We will spend two hours exploring this fascinating archaeological site with our guide. (Visit the Forum, the Thermal Baths, Vetti’s House and the Lupanare brothel, which were all buried by volcanic ash after the sudden and devastating eruption.)
Then hop in the motorcoach for the drive back to Naples port. Dinner and overnight on board the Silhouette ship.



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September 26 – Monday: A Day at Sea

BIBLE STUDY WITH TEACHING PASTOR ALISTAIR BEGG. After breakfast we are going to have a teaching session with Pastor Alistair Begg.
After lunch your schedule is free to enjoy the many activities and ammenities that the ship offers, such as: Take a Celebrity iLearn class and bring your vacation photos to life. Catch some sun at the pool where butlers keep you refreshed with chilled towels and sorbets. Join a yoga class in the fitness center with floor-to-ceiling views of the sea. Take a food-and-wine-pairing workshop to step up your culinary game. Check your Celebrity Today daily newsletter for a list of what’s going on each day. Experience the pools, spas and more onboard your ship.



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September 27 – Tuesday: A Day at Sea

BIBLE STUDY WITH TEACHING PASTOR ALISTAIR BEGG. After the breakfast we are going to have a teaching session with Pastor Alistair Begg.
After lunch your schedule is free to enjoy the many activities and ammenities that the ship offers, such as: Catch some sun at the pool where butlers keep you refreshed with chilled towels and sorbets. Join a yoga class in the fitness center with floor-to-ceiling views of the sea. Take a food-and-wine-pairing workshop to step up your culinary game. Check your Celebrity Today daily newsletter for a list of what’s going on each day. Experience the pools, spas and more onboard your ship.



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September 28 – Wednesday: Tel Aviv and Jaffa, Israel

BIBLE STUDY WITH TEACHING PASTOR ALISTAIR BEGG. After the breakfast we are going to have a teaching session with Pastor Alistair Begg.
After Lunch we will disembark the Silhouette in the port of Ashdod, in Israel and continue for a half day tour of modern Tel Aviv and ancient Jaffa. Stroll the boardwalk of Israel’s largest modern metropolis and enjoy the picturesque alleys and art galleries by the Old Jaffa port where the prophet Jonah originated on his fateful journey to Nineveh and where the Apostle Peter received the vision that changed the world (Acts chapter 10).



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September 29 – Thursday: Jerusalem and Bethlehem, Israel

BIBLE STUDY WITH TEACHING PASTOR ALISTAIR BEGG AT THE GARDEN TOMB, JERUSALEM. Sacred to three major religions, Jerusalem is one of the world’s oldest cities with a history dating back to 4000 BC, and central to biblical prophecy and to the life, death, resurrection and return of the Lord Jesus Christ. Visit the Western Wall with the sunlight bouncing off the golden-roofed Dome of the Rock, worship at the Garden Tomb, the traditional site of the Lord’s burial and resurrection, take in the epic view of Jerusalem from the Mt of Olives, and visit the Garden of Gethsemane and Bethlehem before returning to the Silhouette.


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September 30 – Friday: Haifa, the Sea of Galilee and the Jordan River, Israel

BIBLE STUDY WITH TEACHING PASTOR ALISTAIR BEGG AT THE SEA OF GALILEE The spectacular city of Haifa rises dramatically from the Mediterranean onto the steep ascend of Mount Carmel where the prophet Elijah called on God who answered by fire. From that viewpoint, on a clear day you can see north all the way to the Lebanese border, and east to the snowcapped Mount Hermon on the Golan Heights. Driving through the Jezre’el Valley of the lower Galilee we’ll pass by the plains of Armageddon, see Nazareth on the hilltops, and visit the New Testament sites of the Mount of Beatitudes, Capernaum, the famous “Jesus Boat” archeological discovery, and enjoy baptism at the Jordan River for those interested to renew their vows.


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October 01 – Saturday: A Day at Sea

BIBLE STUDY WITH TEACHING PASTOR ALISTAIR BEGG. After the breakfast we are going to have a teaching session with Pastor Alistair Begg.
After lunch your schedule is free to enjoy the many activities and ammenities that the ship offers, such as: Take a Celebrity iLearn class and bring your vacation photos to life. Catch some sun at the pool where butlers keep you refreshed with chilled towels and sorbets. Schedule a stone massage at the Canyon Ranch SpaClub®. Take a food-and-wine-pairing workshop to step up your culinary game. Check your Celebrity Today daily newsletter for a list of what’s going on each day. Experience the pools, spas and more onboard your ship.



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October 02 – Sunday: Santorini, Greece

Breakfast onboard the Silhouette ship. After disembarkation to old port we will embark our tenders at a pre-determined time to reach the major port of Athinios. Our professional and well experienced guide will welcome you on your bus. We will drive through the traditional village of Pyrgos in order to reach the mountain of Prophetes Elias, short stop for panoramic photos near the monastery. Next stop for wine tasting at the heart of the island in a local winery. Driving south east we will stop at the black beach enough time for a snack or lunch. We will drive north passing the villages of Firostefani and Imerovigli, in order to visit a the traditional village of Oia. Free time for coffee or/ and shopping. Return and Drop off to Fira town in order to get the cable car to old port.
Dinner and overnight onboard the Silhouette ship.



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October 03 – Monday: Kusadasi (Ephesus and Sirince), Turkey

Early breakfast onboard the Silhouette ship and then the tour will start at the port of Kusadasi, we will visit Sirince, which is a typical Greco-Turk village famous with its vineyards and fruit gardens then a visit to Temple of Artemis (one of the 7 Wonders of the ancient world).
After that we will have lunch, where you will have the chance to taste the great choices of the Turkish Cuisine.
After lunch, we will drive to Ephesus, the best preserved ancient city.
Ephesus is one of the Seven Churches of Revelation (Rev. 1: 11). In ancient days, Ephesus was a bustling port town of 250,000, graced with wide, colonnade-bordered streets. Today, you will be impressed with the spectacular excavations of the major streets of ancient Ephesus. We will start our visit by entering through the Magnesia Gate, and walk with our guide in to the ruins of Ephesus. The route will take you to Odeon, Celsus Library, Temple of Hadrian, Fountain of Trajan and Great Theater. Here God used the Apostle Paul to heal and save lots of people. Return to the ship. Dinner and overnight onboard the Silhouette ship.



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October 04 – Tuesday: Athens, Greece

BIBLE STUDY WITH TEACHING PASTOR ALISTAIR BEGG. Early breakfast onboard Silhouette ship. At a pre-determined time we will meet up with our guide to observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city. Visit to the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of modern times were held in 1896 (short stop), then pass by the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Hadrian’s Arch, the Parliament and the memorial to the Unknown Soldier, the Academy, the University, the National Library, the Constitution Square (Syntagma). On the Acropolis visit the Architectural Masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: The Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and finally “the harmony between material and spirit”, the monument that “puts order in the mind”, the Parthenon.
We will have a teaching session with Pastor Alistair Begg around this incredible site, reminding us of the wonderful sermon of the Apostle Paul in Mars Hill, Athens (Acts 17:16-34).



DAY08

October 05 – Wednesday: A Day at Sea

This day is yours to do as much or as little as you like. Take a Celebrity iLearn class and bring your vacation photos to life. Catch some sun at the pool where butlers keep you refreshed with chilled towels and sorbets. Schedule a stone massage at the Canyon Ranch SpaClub®. Join a yoga class in the fitness center with floor-to-ceiling views of the sea. Take a food-and-wine-pairing workshop to step up your culinary game. Check your Celebrity Today daily newsletter for a list of what’s going on each day. Experience the pools, spas and more onboard your ship.


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October 06 – Thursday: Valletta and Mdina, Malta

Early breakfast onboard Silhouette ship. At a pre-determined time in the morning the motor coach will depart from Cruise Liner Terminal with our English speaking guide to Mdina – Malta’s medieval city, and former Capital City. We enter this medieval town through the Main Gate and walk through the narrow winding streets, dating back to the Arab period, leading to the imposing bastions, commanding a panoramic view of nearly the whole island. Whilst walking one may admire the beautiful palaces belonging to the aristocratic families built in different styles of architecture, including the medieval Siculo–Norman, Gothic and Baroque buildings of great historical importance. The imposing main Cathedral of Malta dedicated to St. Paul, Patron Saint of Malta.
We leaving Mdina through the Greek’s Gate to go for lunch.
The motor coach will transfer us to Valletta, Capital city of Malta, and will leave us at City Gate, where we will start our walking guided tour through the vibrant streets of Valletta. We will discover the beauty and charm of the fortified city built by the Knights in 1566, enjoy a breathtaking view of the Grand Harbour from the Upper Barracca Gardens, then visit St. John’s Cathedral, including the Caravaggio masterpiece of the “beheading of St. John” in the Oratory, the Flemish tapestries and the church museum. The Co-Cathedral houses one of the most beautiful marble inlaid floors in the world.
Going down to Republic Street we will walk past the Grand Masters Palace (visit from outside) and the recently restored St. George’s Square. Some free time and we walk back to our coach for transfer back to the Cruise Liner Terminal at a pre-determined time.
Return to the ship. Dinner and overnight onboard the Silhouette ship.



DAY08

October 07 – Friday: A Day at Sea

This day is yours to do as much or as little as you like. Take a Celebrity iLearn class and bring your vacation photos to life. Catch some sun at the pool where butlers keep you refreshed with chilled towels and sorbets. Schedule a stone massage at the Canyon Ranch SpaClub®. Join a yoga class in the fitness center with floor-to-ceiling views of the sea. Take a food-and-wine-pairing workshop to step up your culinary game. Check your Celebrity Today daily newsletter for a list of what’s going on each day. Experience the pools, spas and more onboard your ship.


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October 08 – Saturday: Free day in Rome, return flight to the USA

The Silhouette ship will return to the Civitavecchia Port in Rome at 5:00am.
Atlanta, Chicago, Philadelphia and New York gateways passengers will be transferred to the Leonardo da Vinci Airport to embark in the return flight to the USA.
Cleveland, Washington, Los Angeles, Dallas, Minneapolis and Miami gateways passengers will be transferred to the hotel in Rome. Dinner and overnight.
At early morning on October 09th transfer to the Leonardo da Vinci Airport to embark in the return flight to the USA.



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JOURNEY HIGHLIGHTS:

Travel through 8 cities in six different countries as you immerse yourself in the culture, history, flavors, art, and architecture of some of the most breathtaking places in the world, from the tranquil beauty of Rome to the vibrant cities of Haifa and Ashdod in Israel, it’s an in-depth vacation that every world traveler will want to add to their “must do” list.

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WELCOME ABOARD!

We will be setting sail on the Celebrity Silhoutte, voted “Best Mediterranean Cruise” (large ship category) by Cruise Critic’s Cruisers’ Choice Awards

SELECTING THE RIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS

WHICH STATEROOM IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

Do you want to be on one of the higher decks with a veranda, where you can sit and have breakfast? Do you plan on spending as little time as possible in your stateroom? Perhaps one with a picture window is the right choice for you. In other words, take your time, and make sure you pick the perfect stateroom for your needs. Choose from the following comfortable cabin selections designed to fit your budget and desire.


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Inside Stateroom

Price per person in double occupancy is US$ 5,245.00
Single supplement is US$ 1,600.00

Land Only package per person is US$ 4,385.00

Stateroom with ample living space with a sofa and sitting area – a home away from home.


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Ocean View Stateroom

Price per person in double occupancy is US$ 6,245.00
Single supplement is US$ 2,500.00

Land Only package per person is US$ 5,385.00

Staterooms with large windows and a sitting area where you can kick back and relax after a day that has been as busy or relaxing as you want it.


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Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom with Veranda

Price per person in double occupancy is US$ 6,445.00
Single supplement is US$ 2,700.00

Land Only package per person is US$ 5,585.00

Private sanctuaries where you’ll enjoy both in and outdoor space. Relax in the spacious lounge or step outside to linger over morning coffee or wonder at evening sunsets.


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Concierge Class Stateroom with Veranda

Price per person in double occupancy is US $6,755.00
Single supplement is US$ 2,900.00

Land Only package per person is US$ 5,895,00

Savor evening hors d’oeuvres and priority seating in the main dining room and specialty restaurants. Sleep on the perfect pillow you’ve selected from their pillow menu. If personalized Concierge service, priority check-in and disembarkation appeal to you, Concierge Class is your clear choice.


Aqua Class

AquaClass® Stateroom with Veranda

Price per person in double occupancy is US$ 6,945.00
Single supplement is US$ 3,100.00

Land Only package per person is US$ 6,085,00

These veranda staterooms offer spa-inspired elements infused into your experience and priority seating in the exclusive restaurant, Blu. Enjoy unlimited access to the Relaxation Room (on Solstice Class only) and Persian Garden as well as a host of other soothing extras. If you love the spa, there’s no finer way to travel.


SKY Suite

Sky Suite Stateroom with Veranda

Price per person in double occupancy is US$ 7,795.00
Single supplement is US$ 3,900.00

Land Only package per person is US$ 6,935.00

Exclusive, indulgent, and the height of Modern Luxury. Personal butler. Private restaurant. Exclusive lounge. Only on Celebrity, Modern Luxury lives here.



September 22 and October 8 or 9 (depending on your flight arrangements) are travel or free days.

Prices include:


Prices do NOT include:

  • Expenses of the personal nature
  • Tips for the tour guide and bus driver on the shore excursions
  • Beverages

  • NOTE: For the travelers who are departing from Cleveland, Washington DC, Los Angeles, Dallas, Minneapolis and Miami: LUNCH and DINNER are NOT included in Rome on October 8th.


    Departures from:

    Cleveland, Washington DC, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Miami, New York.

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    If you have any questions about pricing,
    please feel free to contact us directly.

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    TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

    DEPOSIT

    Your reservation will be confirmed upon receipt of deposit of US$ 250.00.

    PAYMENT

    All prices reflect a 4% discount for full payment via check.

    A full deposit of US$ 250.00 per person is required upon registration.

    Within 150 days prior to trip, we need to receive the amount equal to 10% of the purchased price.

    Within 120 days prior to trip, we need to receive the amount equal to 40% of the purchased price.

    Within 90 days prior to trip, we need to receive the amount equal to 75% of the purchased price.

    Payment in Full is due 60 days prior to departure. Thereafter, a late payment fee of US$ 100.00 will be assessed.

    CHANGES

    Changes made 45 days or less prior to departure will depend on availability on the airlines and the cruise line and might incur penalties and fees imposed by those suppliers.

    CANCELLATION FEES

    100% of Cancellation Fees are covered by the optional Travel Insurance, provided premium has been paid and reason for cancellation is insurable.

    Those who do not take the Travel Insurance should be aware of the following cancellation penalties:

    From day of registration to 100 days prior to departure, you will be charged the US$ 250.00 non-refundable administrative fee.

    If you cancel between 99 to 61 days prior to departure date, you will be charged a US$ 2,000.00 cancellation fee.

    If you cancel between 60 to 31 days prior to departure date, you will be charged a US$ 3,000.00 cancellation fee.

    If you cancel 30 days or less prior to departure date: No Refund.

    TRAVEL PROTECTION

    We recommend that you buy trip cancellation and interruption insurance. TravelSafe offers these services.

    US CITIZENSHIP

    All international travels require a current passport and most countries require your passport to be valid for 6 months after your return date. Non USA or Canadian Citizens are responsible to fulfill necessary visa or entry requirements by contacting the destination country’s Consulate office.

    ITINERARY

    Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this promotion. However, due to individual group patterns, group size, weather, traffic, and other factors beyond our control, the number, the order, and the days in which sites will be visited may be altered.

    COMMUNICATION

    All correspondence from our office, including tour information, billing statements, and ticketing are carried out through email and will be sent to the email address provided on your registration form.

    AIR TRANSPORTATION

    Genesis Tours will arrange for the best-priced airfare available at the time of booking. Passengers wishing to cancel or change their air reservation after the refundable period will be subject to additional fees. Airlines servicing our tours are not responsible for any act, omission or event during the time passengers are not on board their planes or conveyances. Genesis Tours is not responsible for unforeseen flight delays or schedule changes imposed by the airlines. Flight schedules may be subject to change by the airlines, and it is the airlines’ responsibility to cover all ensuing expenses.

    AIRLINE ROUTE AND TICKETS

    Air transportation will be economy class aboard international carriers using non-refundable, non-amendable tickets for groups of 10 or more flying together for the entire itinerary. Flight times are subject to change by the airlines. We are not responsible for such changes / delays and will not reimburse resulting expenses which are the airline’s responsibility. Due to airline restrictions, should a group not reach a minimum of ten (10) passengers, the group might be cancelled or the price change.

    RESPONSIBILITY

    These tours are operated by Genesis Tours North America, Longwood, Florida. Genesis Tours acts only as an agent for tour participants in arranging accommodations, transportation, sightseeing, admissions and restaurants. Genesis Tours reserves the right to make changes in the itinerary (as may be necessary due to weather, traffic, or other factors beyond its control) and is not responsible for expenses, loss of time, money or other incidents resulting from a change of schedules. Genesis Tours is not responsible for any losses or damages of personal property, injuries or unforeseen expenses incurred by passengers.

    LIABILITY

    While we have not experienced difficulties throughout the past 24 years with our service providers, we assume no liability for injury, death, damage, loss, accident, delay or irregularity which may occur by reason of any negligent or willful act or omission of any suppliers of service. Passenger agrees to hold Genesis Tours / Salem Communications harmless for any defect in any vehicle, plane, boat, bus, car, van or other vehicle, act of war or insurrection, terrorist activity, revolt or other civil uprising, military action, strikes, labor unrest or any Act of God or other acts of any other third party. Florida law will be applicable to any dispute which arises out of/or concerns this tour.

    Enrollment in and payment of deposit constitutes your agreement to these terms.

    Thank you, and welcome aboard!
    Your Genesis Tours Team
    (855) 867-2536

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