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2024 Malta to Rome

Last Paul Tour Malta to Rome

April 8-21, 2024

A journey to Malta, Southern Italy and Rome!

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. Most of what Bible scholars understand about the Roman world of the New Testament is based on excavations and discoveries found within a day’s drive of Rome.
This pilgrimage is so different than the normal trip you will see. We kept in all the sites that make Italy 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 – Monday, April 8, 20242024

Today we will meet at Los Angeles International airport for our connecting flights to Amman via wide-body aircraft arriving the next day. Meals served on board.


DAY 2 – Tuesday, April 9, 2024

This morning we arrive in Frankfurt where we board our connecting flight to Malta. Upon arrival in Valletta we will be met and transferd by coach to our hotel in Sliema for dinner and overnight.

HOTEL: Malta – Ax Odycy Hotel

DAY 3 – Wednesday, April 10, 2024

“Once safely on shore, we found that the island was called Malta.The islanders showed us unusual kindness. They built a fire and welcomed us all because it was raining and cold . . .” (Acts 28:1-2) After breakfast, we depart for a full day’s excursion to Rabat and Mdina. First stop at Mosta, which today is a busy market town. At its center is the magnificent domed church called the “Mosta Rotunda”. On the way to Rabat, next stop will be at Ta’ Qali, where visitors are able to enjoy seeing the local craftsmen at work. Continue towards Rabat and stop to visit St. Paul Church (founded in 1575) and the Grotto. Beneath the church is Paul’s Grotto, where, according to tradition, the Apostle Paul was held captive by the Romans for three months following his shipwreck on the Islands in AD 60. Then we stop at a local restaurant for lunch. After lunch break, we will visit The Roman Domus. This museum houses remains of Malta’s roman period. Finally, we will walk through the streets of Mdina, Malta’s first capital. Today it is known as the Silent City. We will visit the Cathedral dedicated to Peter and Paul which is the masterpiece of the Maltese architect Lorenzo Gafà. We return to hotel for dinner and overnight.

HOTEL: Malta – Ax Odycy Hotel

DAY 4 – Thursday, April 11, 2024

This morning we board our bus to begin our journey to Sicily. “After three months we put out to sea in a ship that had wintered on the island. It was on an Alexandrian ship with the figurehead of the twin gods Castor and Pollux. We put in at Syracuse and stayed there for three days…..” (Acts 28:11) We make our way to Pozzallo, in the province of Ragusa, Sicily in southern Italy and on the city of Siracusa, site of Paul’s arrival in Sicily en route from Malta to Rome. Today, Siracusa is the site of well-preserved Roman ruins as well as a vibrant Italian seaport. Circumnavigating the base of Mt. Etna, we will continue to Taormina – a hillside sea resort on the Eastern coast of Sicily. Our escort will assist us to explore this beautiful destination. Dinner at hotel and overnight.

HOTEL: Taormina – Hotel Montetauro

DAY 5 – Friday, April 12, 2024

“From there we set sail and arrived at Rhegium; the next day the south wind came up, and on the following day we reached Puteoli. There we found some brothers who invited us to spend a week with them ….” (Acts 28:13-14). This morning we board our bus and travel to Messina where we board our ferry for a trip north along the western coast of Italy, through the regions of Calabria and Campania. Upon our arrival in Calabria continue on to Minori on the beautiful Amalfi Coast where we check into our hotel for dinner and overnight.

HOTEL: Minori – Minori Palace Hotel

DAY 6 – Saturday, April 13, 2024

This morning we check out of the hotel and have the day free to explore this beautiful Amalfi Coast area on our own. We will meet later this afternoon and board our bus and transfer to Sorrento. Check into our hotel for dinner and overnight.

HOTEL: Sorrento – Hotel Riviera

DAY 7 – Sunday, April 14, 2024

Take a hydrofoil for the nearby Isle of Capri, a popular resort since Roman times. Explore cozy Capri town and visit the terraced Gardens of Augustus featuring stunning views of the azure sea. Enjoy free time to explore on your own before meeting a local family for lunch in their home. Return to Sorrento early afternoon. The remainder of the day is at leisure. Dinner on your own this evening.

HOTEL: Sorrento – Hotel Riviera

DAY 8 – Monday, April 15, 2024

This morning travel north us to the evocative World Heritage site of Pompeii (by Scafati), where we have a special guided tour of the city that faced the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in A.D. 79. Walk along ancient streets, view the remains of homes and shops, and learn about the ongoing archaeological work. Late this afternoon gather for a hands-on Neopolitan cuisine cooking lesson, followed by dinner to savor the fruits of your labors. Return to the hotel for overnight.

HOTEL: Sorrento – Hotel Riviera

DAY 9 – Tuesday, April 16, 2024

After breakfasts we check out of the hotel and continue towards Pozzuoli. “…and after one day the south wind blew, and we came the next day to Puteoli.” (Acts 28:13) Stop at the old port where Paul landed on the ship from Alexandria by the Three Taverns. Our last stop will be in Minturno to visit the ruins of this well preserved roman village located along the Appian Way, which is the same that Paul would have seen during his trip to Rome. Continue on to Gaeta where we check into our hotel for dinner and overnight.

HOTEL: Gaeta – Hotel Aeneas Landing

DAY 10 – Wednesday, April 17, 2024

“……and so we went toward Rome.” (Acts 28:14). After breakfast we depart Foro Appio continuing north along the site of Tres Tabernaes, still on the Appian Way. . “……and so we went toward Rome.” (Acts 28:14) The brothers there had heard that we were coming and they traveled as far as the Forum of Appius and the Three Taverns to meet us… “(Acts 28:15). Continue on to Rome where we have a short orienation tour of the city before checking into our hotel for dinner and overnight.

HOTEL: Rome – Hotel Michelangelo

DAY 11 – Thursday, April 18, 2024

“When we got to Rome. Paul as allowed to leave by himself with a soldier to guard him ……. “ (Acts 28:16). Breakfast at the hotel and board your bus and transfer to central Rome for a walk through the very core of Roman antiquity. We see Trajan’s Market, Nero’s Golden House, Trajan’s Forum and Column, Arch of Constantine, House of Knights of Rhodes. We visit the Mamertine Prisons, where Peter was held prisoner, and then continue our visit with the Roman Forum, the civic heart of Republican Rome. Proceed along Via Fori Imperiali to see Arch of Titus, the Emperor who destroyed Jerusalem in A.D. 70. We will also visit St. Peter in Vincoli – see the Michelangelo’s Moses and Coliseum. Then drive through the Ancient Appian Way and visit the St. Sebastian’s Catacombs where the bodies of Paul and Peter were laid before moving them to Peter’s and Paul’s churches. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight.

HOTEL: Rome – Hotel Michelangelo

DAY 12 – Friday, April 19, 2024

Salutate Prisca and Aquila, my collaborators in Christ Jesus in order to save life to me they has risked their head 4 and to they I am not only pleasing, but all the Churches of the Kind ones… 5 greeted also the community that gathers in their house…. Letters to Romans 16, 3 – 5. This morning we will visit the most interesting sites which are linked with the life of the Apostle Paul in Rome beginning with the Church of Paul Within the Walls, the first Protestant Church in Rome and then on to Insula di San Paolo alla Regola. Tradition has it that this is the area for Paul’s first visit and house arrest in about 62CE. Then on to the “Mitreo” in the church of “Santa Prisca”, where Paul lived with his Greek friends Aquila and Prisca. Continue on to the Abbey of the Three Fountains, the place of Paul’s martyrdom, where tradition has it that three different springs gushed out at each spot touched when Paul’s head fell down. Next we visit St. Paul Outside the Walls and the adjoining Basilica where the bones of Paul have recently been found. Rest of the day at leisure. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

HOTEL: Rome – Hotel Michelangelo

DAY 13 – Saturday, April 20, 2024

Morning breakfast at our hotel then visit the Vatican Museums with Sistine Chapel and the Basilica of Peter. This afternoon is free to explore the city on your own, shop, or to relax at the hotel. This evening we meet at the hotel and proceed to a local restaurant for a farewell dinner. Overnight at our hotel.

HOTEL: Rome – Hotel Michelangelo

DAY 14 – Sunday, April 21, 2024

We transfer to the airport for our flight home with unforgettable memories to cherish always. Knowing we have walked in the footsteps of the early Christians on such a memorable tour will bring new meaning to our Bible reading.


Current Flight Details: (Most Likely Lufthansa)

April 8, 2024
Depart Los Angeles 3:00pm, Arrive Frankfurt 10:40am on April 9

April 9, 2024
Depart Frankfurt 1:45pm, Arrive Malta 4:15pm

April 21, 2024
Depart Rome 8:00am, Arrive Munich 9:35am
Depart Munich 12:20pm, Arrive Los Angeles 3:20pm

Monday, April 8, 2024                      PLANE ‐ USA
Tuesday, April 9, 2024                     Malta – Ax Odycy Hotel
Wednesday, April 10, 2024              Malta – Ax Odycy Hotel
Thursday, April 11, 2024                  Taormina – Hotel Montetauro
Friday, April 12, 2024                       Minori – Minori Palace Hotel
Saturday, April 13, 2024                   Sorrento – Hotel Riviera
Sunday, April 14, 2024                     Sorrento – Hotel Riviera
Monday, April 15, 2024                    Sorrento – Hotel Riviera
Tuesday, April 16, 2024                   Gaeta – Hotel Aeneas Landing
Wednesday, April 17, 2024              Rome – Hotel Michelangelo
Thursday, April 18, 2024                  Rome – Hotel Michelangelo
Friday, April 1, 2024                         Rome – Hotel Michelangelo
Saturday, April 20, 2024                   Rome – Hotel Michelangelo
Sunday, April 21, 2024                     PLANE ‐ USA

Trip Cost:

  • The estimated package price for this trip is $8,890.00 per person, double occupancy from San Diego (45 person minimum).
  • Land Only package is available for $7,650*
  • Supplement for a single room – $1,695 (limited to 3 total)
  • 8 Premium Economy Seats available – $1,510 additional cost
  • 4 Business Class Seat available – $6,100 additional cost

Rates include:

  • Economy class airfare LAX to Malta & Rome to LAX (Land Only excluded)
  • Airport taxes & airline fuel surcharges currently at $579
  • Bus from San Diego to LAX outgoing and LAX to San Diego incoming.
  • 12 overnights accommodations in first & deluxe class hotels based on twin occupancy with bath.
  • 12 continental buffet breakfasts at hotel
  • 11 set menu (multiple options) dinners [nine (9) at hotels – two (2) off-site]
  • One (1) lunch with local family – dinner on own one (1) night
  • 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 12 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 (except one, and that evening dinner not included), 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: If you need a roommate, we are usually able to provide one. A single supplement fee may be applied if you are among the last to register and we cannot provide one for you, so please register early.


  • An initial trip deposit of $500 per person (or $300 if already paid $200 placement hold) is due upon registration (Travel insurance is optional but must be purchased separately by the traveler within 15 days of your initial deposit. Please review Travel Insurance details below.)  A 50% deposit is also due on any airline upgrade to reserve and confirm the limited number of seats.
  • A second deposit of $3,000 per person is due by Sept 1, 2023
  • A third payment of $3,000 per person is due by Nov 1, 2023
  • A fourth and final payment of $2,390 per person, or $1,150 for the Land Only Package, (plus $1,695 for single supplement, if applicable) is due by Jan 15, 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 Oct 30, 2023               $200 Administrative Fee
Nov 1 – Nov 30, 2023            $500 Cancellation Fee
Dec 1 – Dec 31, 2023            25% of total package
Jan 1 – Feb15, 2024              50% of total package
On or after Feb 16, 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 (Oct 21, 2024). 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 cancellation and loss of funds/penalty fees.   Insurance companies now require individuals to sign up directly and no longer through a travel group.  Our tour partner works with a travel insurance provider called Travelex that can provide you with special pricing.  Please review this informational brochure (including pricing and coverage details) if you’re interested. To qualify for “pre-existing conditions,” insurance must be purchased within 15 days of the tour’s first deposit.  For more information and registration use following the link:

Travelex Maranatha Tours Plan

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 cancellation section below, and do not hold NCCC responsible for any loss of funds.


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