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Footsteps of Paul

2024 Tour of Greece

Footsteps of Paul

September 20-29, 2024

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A journey to Greece!

We want to invite you on an unforgettable journey in the footsteps of Paul which is filled with ancient biblical history, culture and spiritual blessings. Visit the places that witnessed the events of such decisive and enduring importance of the message and ministry of the New Testament.
This journey will provide you a deeper understanding of scriptures traveling thru the lands of the Bible. You will get a closer look at the life of Paul and His mission of redemption. When you make this journey in the company of friends and others of like mind, you can look forward to an unforgettable experience. 
This pilgrimage is so different than the normal trip you will see. We kept in all the sites that make Greece the magnificent country it is. Yet, we have expanded so we can feel and experience what Paul wrote. At the end of this tour two things will most certainly be changed: you, and your understanding of the Bible.

Trip Details

DAY 1 – Friday, September 20, 2024
Today we will meet at San Diego International airport for our connecting flights to Munich via wide-body aircraft arriving the next day. Meals served on board.


DAY 2 – Saturday, September 21, 2024
Today we arrive at Thessaloniki, named after Alexander the Great’s sister. The city features prominently in the New Testament, at which time this provincial capital was considered a world cultural center. This community was the center of Paul’s activities in Northern Greece. It is where he preached and founded a church, and he wrote two epistles to the people of Thessaloniki (Acts 17:1-9; 1 Thessalonians; 2 Thessalonians). This evening we enjoy a welcome dinner at our hotel.


DAY 3 – Sunday, September 22, 2024
Today we tour along the ancient route of the Apostle Paul to Amphipolis (Acts 17:1). Our journey takes us to ancient Philippi, which was named after the father of Alexander the Great. This busy Roman colony boasted a great library and theater. In Philippi, Paul preached and established the first church in Europe, and it was the people of Philippi to whom he wrote one of his epistles while imprisoned in Rome (Acts 16:11-40; Philippians). It was in this area that Paul met Lydia, a dealer in purple cloth. She and her household accepted Christ and were baptized in the nearby river (Acts 16:11-15). Next we continue to Kavala, ancient port of Neapolis (Acts 16:9-11). We return to our hotel for dinner and overnight.


DAY 4 – Monday, September 23, 2024
This morning we stop in Veria (Beroea of the New Testament), where Paul and Silas were sent by friends after being accused of treason in Thessalonika (Acts 17:5-15). We visit the Bema, where Paul is said to have stood and preached the Gospel to the local community. Next we continue to Kalambaka to see the striking scenery of the “Hanging Monasteries”. Perched on top of huge rocks that seem to be suspended in mid-air are ageless monasteries where we can see exquisite specimens of Byzantine art. There are 24 monasteries in total, with 6 currently inhabited. We visit one of them before checking into our hotel for dinner and overnight.

HOTEL: DIVANI Meteora, Greece

DAY 5 – Tuesday, September 24, 2024
Today we depart our hotel and drive to Athens. We stop at Thermopylae, the location where the Greeks victoriously fought for their freedom during the Greco-Persian wars in 480 BC. We see the statue of Leonidas, king of the Greek city-state Sparta. Next we continue to Athens, where we have a panoramic orientation tour and may have some free time to explore the Plaka. Dinner and overnight in Athens.


DAY 6 – Wednesday, September 25, 2024
Today in Athens we visit the Acropolis, the Parthenon, Areopagus, and Mars Hill, where the Apostle Paul delivered his well-known sermon (Acts 17:15-34). We see the Acropolis Museum, then have a panoramic tour of the Parliament House, the Academy, Omonia Square, and Panathenaic Stadium. We have free time in the Plaka area, the ancient city of Athens. Dinner and overnight at our hotel.


DAY 7 – Thursday, September 26, 2024
Today we drive to Corinth to visit the archaeological site where the Apostle Paul worked for 18 months with tentmakers Aquila and Priscilla (Acts 18:1-18). We also see the handmade Corinth Canal connecting the Aegean Sea with the Ionian Sea. Next we stop and see the ancient port of Cenchrea, where Paul stopped during his mission to the area. We learn about Isthmus, a trade center where Paul visited to spread the word between the crowds. Next we make our way to the beautiful seaport town of Nafplio, the first capital of Greece and a location rich in Venetian architecture, cobbled squares, and towering castles with commanding views of the Argolic Gulf. Here we view the water castle of Bourtzi and Palamidi Castle (note there are 999 steps to the top of the castle so, time permitting, we may have the option to climb to the top for an impressive view of the gulf). We return to Athens for dinner and overnight.


DAY 8 – Friday, September 27, 2024
This day is full of endless opportunities! We are free to shop, dine, take on private sightseeing excursions, or just relax. This is the perfect chance to enjoy free time in the Plaka area, the ancient city of Athens. This full free day is a gift to ourselves like none other. Dinner and overnight at our hotel.


DAY 9 – Saturday, September 28, 2024
ATHENS 1 DAY CRUISE Hydra, Poros and Egina
After transferring from Athens to Piraeus by motor coach, we set sail for the island of Hydra, where we have free time for strolling, shopping and swimming. Next, it’s on to the island of Egina, passing through the narrow strait separating the Peloponnesian coast from the island of Poros.

Upon arrival in Egina (Aegina) we have the option of joining an excursion to the Temple of Aphaia (cost not included) or taking a walk around the main town. One of the Saronic Islands of Greece in the Saronic Gulf, the lovely Egina is only 31 miles from Athens, and is a popular getaway for Athenians during the summer months.

After lunch served on board we sail to Poros in the southern Agrosaronic Gulf. We have free time to explore Poros – we could visit ancient Trizina, the ruins of the Russian Dockyard, or take a romantic stroll in the Lemon Forest.  After sailing back to Piraeus port we are transferred to our hotel for dinner and overnight. 


DAY 10 – Sunday, September 29, 2024
Today we say goodbye to Athens as we drive to the airport for our flight back home, filled with great memories of our time in Greece.


Current Flight Details: Lufthansa

September 20, 2024
Depart San Diego 5:15pm, Arrive Munich 1:25pm on September 21

September 21, 2024
Depart Munich 2:40pm, Arrive Thessaloniki 5:40pm

September 29, 2024
Depart Athens 6:00am, Arrive Munich 7:40am
Depart Munich 12:40pm, Arrive San Diego 3:25pm

Friday, September 20, 2024                         PLANE ‐ USA
Saturday, September 21, 2024                    MAKEDONIA PALACE – THESSALONIKI
Sunday, September 22, 2024                       MAKEDONIA PALACE – THESSALONIKI
Monday, September 23, 2024                      DIVANI – METEORA
Tuesday, September 24, 2024                     COCO-MAT HOTEL – ATHENS
Wednesday, September 25, 2024                COCO-MAT HOTEL – ATHENS
Thursday, September 26, 2024                   COCO-MAT HOTEL – ATHENS
Friday, September 27, 2024                         COCO-MAT HOTEL – ATHENS
Saturday, September 28, 2024                    COCO-MAT HOTEL – ATHENS
Sunday, September 29, 2024                       PLANE – USA

Saturday 3-Island Day Cruise                   Evermore Cruises

Trip Cost:

  • The estimated package price for this trip is $5,990.00 per person, double occupancy from San Diego.
  • Land Only package is available for $4,670*
  • Supplement for a single room – $1,490 (limited to 2 total)
  • 8 Premium Economy Seats available – $3,870 additional cost

Rates include:

  • Economy class airfare roundtrip from SAN to Thessaloniki/Athens (Land Only excluded)
  • Airport taxes & airline fuel surcharges currently at $551
  • 8 overnights accommodations in first & deluxe class hotels based on twin occupancy with bath.
  • 8 continental buffet breakfasts at hotel
  • Gratuities to guide, driver, restaurant staff, porters, etc.
  • Porterage in/out service at all hotels
  • Transfers and tour with private coach
  • Local professional tour escort for all 8 days

* Anyone booking “land only” will be responsible for all costs incurred to get in sync with the group travel plans once overseas.


      • Package price does NOT include lunches, special drinks at meals, extras at hotels, extra baggage fees, or any expense of a personal nature.
      • Airline prices are subject to change due to new airline fuel surcharges and/or tax increase that may be changed up to the non-refundable airline ticketing date.
      • Price is based on international tariffs and rates in effect on Date of proposal and is subject to change should there be a revision in AIR or LAND rates prior to payment in full of the tour price. Price may also change based on foreign exchange rates at time of travel, currently prices at $1.10 = € 1.
      • Roommates: We have very limited space and only two single-supplement rooms available. Single travelers are encouraged to sign-up with a designated travel partner in order to reserve space on this tour.


  • An initial trip deposit of $500 per person is due upon registration.
  • A 50% deposit is also due on any airline upgrade to reserve and confirm the limited number of seats.
  • A second deposit of $1,830 per person is due by Apr 30, 2024
  • A third payment of $1,830 per person is due by Jun 15, 2024
  • A fourth and final payment of $1,830 per person, or $510 for the Land Only Package, (plus $1,490 for single supplement, and remaining 50% of airline upgrade fee, if applicable) is due by Aug 1, 2024.

Cancellations (Refunds & Penalties):

All cancellations must be in writing to Abby Wallace at NCCC.  The following cancellation fees apply regardless of reason including medical and family matters:

Before Apr 30, 2024              $200 Administrative Fee
May 1 – Jun 15, 2024             $500 Cancelation Fee
Jun 16 – Jul 15, 2024             25% of total package
Jul 16 – Aug 5, 2024              50% of total package
On or after Aug 6, 2024        No Refunds

By registering, passengers accept responsibility for being in good health and able to walk and travel on the tour. Many sites are not accessible to physically challenged and may limit the overall tour experience. Our tour partner, Maranatha Tours does not provide additional assistance to passengers with physical or mobility limitations as tour itineraries require full mobility. Please advise Maranatha Tours if you have any limitations that may impact your tour.

By modern motor coach including services of English-speaking guides and entrance fees to places included in the itinerary. Where available all groups will be provided with portable listening devices. Passengers are responsible for loss or damage of the device.

A valid passport is required for all passengers. and must be valid for 6 months after return date (Mar 29, 2025). There are no Visa’s requirements for US citizens on this trip.  For all non-US citizens please consult the consulate for each country you will be entering as a VISA may also be required and will be the responsibility of each passenger to obtain.

Travel Insurance:

Travel insurance is optional but highly recommended to protect yourself against any trip cancelation and loss of funds / penalty fees.  If you choose not to purchase travel insurance, you are assuming the risk responsibility to be completely yours for non-refundable fees paid per the cancelation section below and not hold NCCC responsible for any loss of funds.

For your convenience, we offer a plan provided by Travelex Insurance Services, which helps provide coverage for Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption, Emergency Medical Expense, Evacuation/Repatriation, Trip Delay, Baggage Delay and more. To purchase the protection plan, passengers can visit  to enroll.

 As long as passengers are fit to travel at the time they register for the tour and they purchase the insurance from Travelex within 15 days of registering for the tour, they are eligible for the pre-existing conditional exclusion waiver. Passengers can still purchase the travel insurance at any point after the 15 day period, but the pre-existing waiver will not be available. If you would like to look over the full policy details visit  then select your state of residence. For more information on this or specific questions on pre-existing condition coverage contact Travelex at 844.877.1879 or email them


Dan Anderson (Trip Coordinator)
for questions about itinerary, travel arrangements, insurance options, etc.

Abby Wallace (Admin) or 760.929.0029 x112
for questions about online registration or online payments