Join Bishop Bruce and Char Ough on eight nights aboard the Azamara Journey in October of 2019.
Bishop Bruce and Char Ough look forward to greeting you at one of two informational gathering about this pilgrimage/travel experience:
Learn about the places visited on the itinerary and view a brief video showing some of the sites. Clergy who wish to bring travelers with them from their congregation can learn how to become a Tour Host at this gathering. Learn more about the cruise or download a brochure here. For additional information or questions, please contact Rev. Michael Miller at: email@example.com or 952-975-1704.
Oct. 18 & 19 - Depart the USA - Arrive in Athens, Greece
Your pilgrimage begins as you depart the USA and arrive in Athens. Time permitting, take a panoramic tour before embarking on the luxurious Azamara Journey.
Oct. 20 - Mykonos, Greece (On Own)
Have a delightful day exploring the exceptional beauty and culture of the Greek island of Mykonos with its lovely bays and beaches, distinctive whitewashed structures, and cobblestone streets.
Shore excursions are booked through Azamara.
Oct. 21 - Ephesus, Turkey
Drive to Ephesus, the marble city where Paul spent three years of his ministry. The ruins of Ephesus have been restored much like the city was in Paul’s time. You will visit the ancient Agora and view the Great Theater. View the terrace houses, also known as “the house of the rich,” which give a true impression of the ancient lifestyle. Also, visit the Ephesus Archaeological Museum for a look at some of Ephesus’ most prized artifacts. Today's excursion is included in the cost of your cruise.
Oct. 22 - Patmos, Greece
You will set sail for the Island of Patmos. Visit the Monastery of St. John, high on the mountain overlooking the entire island. Walk down to the Grotto of the Apocalypse and the caves where the exiled Apostle John lived, and inspired by God, wrote the book of Revelation as well as other letters to the early church. Afterwards enjoy free time to explore the town. Today's excursion is included in the cost of your cruise.
Oct. 23 - Rhodes, Greece
Paul visited Rhodes briefly on his way to Jerusalem at the end of his third missionary journey. Over 1,200 years later when Jerusalem fell during the Crusades, the Knights of St. John fled to the island of Rhodes, where they ruled for two centuries. Suleiman the Magnificent finally captured the island, but lost 50,000 men in the campaign. The castles and old town built by the knights are still impressive today. Today's excursion is included in the cost of your cruise.
Oct. 24 - Agios Nikolaos, Crete, Greece (On Own)
Known for having “three faces to the sea”, this port on Crete’s east coast seamlessly blends the charm of a small fishing village with the glamor of a chic resort town. The perfect base for exploring smaller islands
Oct. 25 - Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Embark on a journey back in time on this fascinating visit to the ancient archeological ruins of Knossos and the Palace Complex of King Minos. Knossos was the capital of the ancient Minoan Kingdom, housing its religious and administrative center in a three-storied frescoed palace. Explore the ruins of this significant and historic archeological site. View the Small Palace, the Royal Villa, the Caravanserai, and the stunning House of Frescoes. Learn about the palace’s rich history. After your discovery of the ancient palace complex, enjoy the modern delights of Heraklion town. Today's excursion is included in the cost of your cruise.
Oct. 26 - Santorini, Greece (On Own)
Explore Santorini, one of the most beautiful of the Greek islands. Its picturesque whitewashed villages with brilliant blue domes dot the cliffs above the Aegean Sea. The island itself perches on the edges of a volcano whose eruption 3,500 years ago is thought to have led to the collapse of the Minoan civilization.
Shore excursions are booked through Azamara.
Oct. 27 - Athens, Greece to USA or continue on the exciting Athens & Corinth Post-Tour
View prices and complete details in the attached file below.
|Registration Info:||Best price if you register by July 31, 2018. For registration assistance and questions, or to find out how to become a tour host and bring a group from your church, contact Rev. Michael Miller, Minnesota director of travel ministry for Educational Opportunities, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 952-975-1704.|
Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church