"This journey will change your life as well as the way you read the Word of God. The sites are fantastic! The food is awesome! The teaching will touch your heart!"
An Exciting 12–Day Trip, Including 9 Nights at Sea and a Night in Rome
OCTOBER 20–31, 2019
Join the Prestonwood Baptist Church family, PowerPoint Ministries and Discovery Cruises and Tours for a “Journey of a Lifetime” visiting Rome, Malta and Greece, nine nights aboard the beautiful Royal Caribbean Jewel of the Seas!
Luxurious Balcony Suite: $6,269 from Dallas/Fort Worth (Plus Tips)
Price is for a luxurious balcony suite. All prices include roundtrip air from Dallas/Fort Worth, shore
excursions, all meals on cruise ship, all airport taxes, ship taxes, one-night hotel in Rome.
OCTOBER 20 – DEPARTURE
Fly from the United States to Rome.
OCTOBER 21 – ROME / CRUISE SHIP
Upon arrival at the airport in Rome, we’ll meet and greet our transfer assistant and driver and go to the Rome city center for a guided tour of the legendary Colosseum, famous as a place of spectacle and death. You will also see the Roman Forum, where Romans would meet to discuss politics and religion, as well as to shop. Also part of the glory of Imperial Rome, Circus Maximus was a stadium for chariot racing that could accommodate 150,000 spectators! We’ll enjoy free time for lunch, and later transfer to the port of Civitavecchia for cruise embarkation aboard the Jewel of the Seas.
OCTOBER 22 – AT SEA
Today is a day for relaxing, fellowship and Bible Study as we cruise the Adriatic and the Aegean seas. Enjoy your cruise amenities and onboard entertainment.
OCTOBER 23 – MYKONOS
Mykonos, “The Island of the Winds,” is known for its whitewashed villages sprinkled with blue and jade green. It’s also famous for its sophisticated nightlife. The most popular island in the Cyclades is bustling with activity, awash in beautiful alleyways, and home to alluring sandy beaches.
OCTOBER 24 – ATHENS / CORINTH
Our ship will dock at the port of Piraeus at Athens, where we will admire the architectural miracles of ancient Athens and follow our guide to the world-renowned Acropolis to see the Propylaea, the Erectheum and the Parthenon. Then we’ll visit Mars Hill where Paul delivered his speech on the “Unknown God.” We’ll see the Agora, the ancient center of the economic and public life of the city, where Paul preached to the skeptical Athenians. During the bus tour, we’ll see Constitution Square with the House of Parliament and the Tomb of the Un-known Soldier, the Temple of Zeus, the Old Olympic Stadium, and the Neoclassical buildings of Athens. We’ll go on to ancient Corinth, the once glorious city near the Isthmus, where Paul met Aquilla and Priscilla and spent a year and a half preaching the Gospel. We’ll visit the Archaeological Museum, the Forum, the Temples and the famous Bema, where Paul stood before Gallio, accused by the Jews of Corinth.
OCTOBER 25 – SANTORINI
Santorini is a destination famous for its breathtaking views of the Aegean Sea, its majestic volcano and unique sunset. You can take the cable car up to the town of Fira to stroll around the whitewashed narrow streets or go on a tour to the ancient site of Akrotiri.
OCTOBER 26 – AT SEA
Today we are cruising back to the Mediterranean Sea toward the island of Malta. Use this day to enjoy our great cruise ship and its amenities.
OCTOBER 27 – VALETTA, MALTA
Malta is an island country between Sicily and the African coast. This fort city was established by the Knights of St. John in the 15th century. The apostle Paul lived and preached here. We will visit the Grotto of St. Paul and St. Paul Bay.
OCTOBER 28 – MESSINA, SICILY (TOUR OF SYRACUSE)
Today we dock at Messina, Sicily, and drive toward Syracuse, the glorious town that Paul visited. At some point around the year 59, he preached at Syracuse, probably in the place where the paleo-Christian Church of St. John was built. Whatever he said would have been expressed in Greek, the vernacular of Roman Sicily (where Latin was a second language). It is possible that a few Jews came to hear Paul talk, as there was a Jewish community at Syracuse, but we know of no subsequent “Letter of Paul to the Syracusans.” However, there is no doubt that it was Paul who brought Christianity to Sicily, even though his stay in Syracuse lasted only three days.
OCTOBER 29 – NAPLES (POMPEI TOUR)
Naples, a famous and dazzling city perched on a beautiful rock coast is where we dock today. Paul landed in the Bay of Naples on his way to Rome. We’ll travel inland to ancient Pompeii, dating almost to the time of Paul, where you can see the spectacular ruins that were covered by ash from the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79.
OCTOBER 30 – DISEMBARKATION AND TOUR OF THE VATICAN
We will visit the Vatican Museum, home to many historical and artistic masterpieces. In the Sis-tine Chapel, we’ll see Michelangelo’s frescoes on the walls around us, and we’ll conclude our tour with a visit to St. Peter’s Basilica, where we will find Pietá, the only work of Michelangelo actually signed by him. Enjoy free time for lunch and last-minute shopping before we head to our hotel for dinner and an overnight stay.
OCTOBER 30 – ROME / HOME
Register online at Discovery Cruises and Tours. A copy of your passport must be received by the final payment deadline. Note: If you have any questions, call Susan Fuller at 817-595-2700.
PRICE: Prices quoted are in US dollars and are based on fares and costs in effect at the time of publication. Whenever possible, DCT obtains price guarantees from suppliers. However, depending upon the strength of the US dollar and the fluctuating nature of oil, gas and other costs, published rates are subject to change without notice. Prices quoted are CASH prices; CREDIT CARDS may be used for DEPOSIT ONLY. The final payment must be paid by cashier check, money order, personal check or cash.
INCLUDED IN TOUR PRICE
AIR: Jet economy class via American & Delta Airlines (limited space available). Air tickets must be completed 45 days before departure. Tickets cannot be changed once issued. NOTE: Passengers may arrange their own air and pay the ground price. Passengers making their own air arrangements MUST meet the group at the airport.
DEVIATIONS/STOPOVERS: None are allowed.
HOTELS/CRUISE SHIP: Deluxe hotel accommodations in Rome and selected accommodations on cruise vessel. Prices are based on two persons’ sharing a twin-bedded room. Single rooms/cabins are subject to availability and at an additional cost. If a passenger cannot supply a roommate and we are unable to do so, the passenger will have to pay the supplemental charge of $2,300. (You may be billed after the final payment date for single room.) MEALS: Two meals, breakfast and dinner in Rome. All meals on the days you are aboard the cruise vessel. Lunches on full-day excursions. SIGHTSEEING: Local transportation is by air-conditioned motor coach and cruise vessel. The services of an English-speaking guide and entrance fees to places visited on sightseeing described in this itinerary are included in tour price.
TAXES: Airport taxes of $480 (as of 1/16/19). NOTE: (Airport Taxes may change without notice according to international law and fuel surcharges may increase. Any increase will be billed to the passenger and must be paid prior to departure.)
TIPS / PORT TAXES: $548.
Passport costs, food and beverages (including coffee and tea) not usually included with regular meals; optional tours and excursions not mentioned in this itinerary; accident and baggage insurance; transporting and handling excess luggage; items of a personal nature. If it becomes necessary to overnight material due to late receipt of registration or final payments, traveler will be billed for these charges.
FOR YOUR PROTECTION
INSURANCE: Acting only as agents for suppliers, Discovery Cruises and Tours is not responsible for damage, loss or theft of luggage and/or personal belongings, or for personal injury, accident and/or illness. For your own protection, it is important that you have adequate insurance to cover these possibilities. You should carry proof of insurance in the event you need medical attention while outside the United States. Additional information and application forms for all types of coverage will be supplied to you prior to departure. Please note, Medicare is not valid outside of the United States.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION – PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
PASSPORT: A valid passport is required and must be obtained in person by each tour member. NOTE: A valid passport is required to leave the United States. It should be valid for a minimum of six months after your return date; you will be denied boarding if your passport is not valid for six months beyond your return date. No visas are required for Rome as long as you have a valid U.S. Passport.
REGISTRATION & DEPOSIT: A deposit of $500 per person is required at the time of registration. A deposit may be charged either to your Visa, MasterCard or American Express via our secure server website or sent by mail with personal or cashier’s check with the enclosed registration form. Also, any registration received inside the ninety (90) day period before departure is considered a LATE REGISTRATION and finalization is subject to space availability and may be at a higher cost than the above stated price. A $30 LATE REGISTRATION fee will be assessed. Also, any registrations received inside the final payment deadline of ninety (90) days before departure are subject to space availability, possible increase in cost, as stated above, and will need to be accompanied by full payment. Passenger will then be invoiced for any fare cost increase.
PAYMENTS: After you have registered for a tour, you will receive an invoice with final payment amount and date due. Final payment may only be made by personal check or cashier’s check and made payable to DISCOVERY CRUISES AND TOURS. Final payment must be received ninety (90) days prior to departure. Final payments received inside ninety (90) days will be assessed a $30 LATE PAYMENT fee. NOTE: ALL reservations not fully paid by the ninety (90) day deadline are subject to cancellation, for which Tour Operator is not to be held responsible.
CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS
CRUISE CANCELLATION OR ALTERATION OF ITINERARY: The cruise line (the Line) reserves the right to cancel any cruise, with or without notice, in which case the passage money will be refunded. It also reserves the right to alter the itinerary of any cruise or tour, if, for any reason, this becomes necessary or desirable. Additionally, the Line may, for the same reasons, substitute any other vessel (owned or managed by the Line) for the one named in this brochure. In both these cases, no refund is due to the passenger unless justified by the type of new accommodation offered. The Line also reserves the right to change or alter the sequence of ports or stops on land tours.
CANCELLATION AND REFUND: If a passenger cancels his/her tour membership for any reason up to ninety (90) days prior to departure, there will be a cancellation fee of two hundred dollars ($200) to cover administrative and communication costs. For cancellations from 90-75 days prior to departure there will be a cancellation fee of $500. Cancellations received 74-59 days prior to departure: penalty is 25% of tour cost; 58-30 days: penalty is 50% of tour cost; NO REFUND for cancellations within twenty-nine (29) days of departure—trip cancellation and interruption insurance is available and is highly recommended. All cancellation requests must be addressed to Discovery Cruises and Tours in writing. Phone calls for cancellations cannot be accepted.
TOUR OPERATOR RESPONSIBILITY: Discovery Cruises and Tours (Tour Operator) agrees to arrange for the tour described in this brochure. This represents the entire agreement between the passenger and his agent, the Tour Host, the Tour Operator and its agents. Except as stated herein, no person is authorized to cancel, modify, or vary the tour arrangements or to make any representation of warranty concerning the tour. Except for the willful negligence of its direct employees, the Tour Operator assumes no liability or responsibility for any injuries, damages occasioned by circumstances beyond the control of Tour Operator, or by any person for any reason whatsoever, including but not limited to default or omission of and by any third party providing services or facilities related to or included in this tour or any part thereof, or in arranging for the same, or the acts or omissions of the Tour Host. Due to circumstances beyond the Tour Operator’s control, the sequence of touring sites may occasionally need to be altered. The airlines or cruise lines are not to be held responsible for any act, omission or event during the time the passengers are not on board planes, ships or conveyances. The passenger contracts, in use by the airlines and cruise lines, and the passenger or purchaser of this tour and/or passage and Tour Operator assume no liability or responsibility in connection therewith. Also, the Tour Operator WILL NOT BE responsible for: (a) flight schedule changes, mechanical breakdowns, government actions, weather, acts of God, acts of war or aggression, whether declared or undeclared, hijackings, or other circumstances beyond its control, including any connecting flights that may be missed as a result thereof (participants should consider the possibility of delays when arranging connecting flights); (b) the failure to follow instructions, including but not limited to check-in and check-out times and baggage handling; and, (c) charges incurred relating to single room/stateroom requirements either by the passengers themselves or their assigned roommates. Payment of the deposit or any partial or full payment for a reservation constitutes consent to all provisions listed in this brochure.