Journey of the Apostles Spring Cruise Tour with Tim Taggart *Air Included from LAX

Dates April 10-17, 2018
Destination Istanbul Izmir Patmos, Greece Santorini, Greece Athens, Greece; Rome, Italy;
Duration 8 days 7 nights
Price From N/A


TOUR #928D12

Cash Discount of $75.00 pp 

Religious Focus:


Activity Level:

The physical activity on this tour (walking distances) is mixed between the days touring and the time on the cruise.  Plan on the days are full with from breakfast to dinner time with "down-time" only in the evening. 

We invite you to join favorite tour leader Tim Taggart on a tour celebrating the missionary travels of Paul and John the Beloved. The New Testament will come alive as we visit some of the most spectacular sites of the Apostle’s ministries and of the Early Church.

We also cruise to several “Bucket List” locations that are so beautiful and romantic they are featured everywhere the Greek Isles are mentioned. Unforgettable, historical, scenic, spiritual, romantic and life changing. This tour does it all!

To Book This Tour, Contact:

Wendy FracchiaTour Manager
Tel: (801) 483-5285
Email Wendy

Day 1/2:Tues & Wed, April 10-11, 2018

Depart LAX for your overnight flight to Istanbul.  Upon arrival we'll transfer to the hotel to check in, relax and enjoy a welcome dinner together. 

Meals : Dinner
Day 3: Thursday, Apr 12, 2018

Today, we will be exploring Constantinople which has been the capital for Byzantine and Ottoman Empires. We will have a full day tour of Istanbul with sightseeing tour first and a visit in the Hippodrome, Hagia Sophia Church, Topkapi Palace and Blue Mosque. We will have a boat ride along Bosphorous straight which is separating Europe and Asia continents. After seeing beautiful Places and houses along the Bosphorous, we will return back to our hotel. Dinner and overnight in Istanbul. 

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4: Friday, 13, 2018

Morning, transfer to the airport for flight to Izmir(Ancient Smyrna). Upon our arrival, we will be transferred to Ephesus, a well preserved ancient site, home for Paul(Acts 19-20), John and perhaps Mary. We will explore Ephesus in detail. We will have an optional lunch and in the afternoon, we will visit Basilica of John. We will have our dinner and overnight in Ephesus area.  

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5: Sat, April 14, 2018

Transfer to port of Kusadasi to embark our cruise ship of Celestyal Cruises. We will have a short sail to Greek island Patmos where John wrote the Book of Revelation. We will have a shore excursion visiting the Monastery and grotto of John. We will start sailing in the evening to our port.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6: Sunday, April 15, 2018

Morning, we will arrive in the beautiful island Santorini. We will enjoy our shore excursion with breathtaking views of Oia village in the island. We will sail in the evening heading to port of Pireus which is the port close to Athens.  

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7:Monday, April 16, 2018

Morning arrival in Pireus and disembarkation from the cruise ship. As we will arrive in Pireus, our guide and bus will be welcoming us and we will start our tour of Athens. After having a sightseeing tour of Athens, our bus will drop us off at Acropolis of Athens. We will visit the ancient site of Acropolis and the Marsh Hill where Paul(Acts: 16: 34) made one of the most important Bible presentations on his second journey. We will have free time in the Plaka area and will visit the new Acropolis Museum in the afternoon. After completing tour of Athens, we will be transferred to our hotel. Dinner and overnight in Athens.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Day 8: Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

Transfer to the airport for flight to US.   

Meals : Breakfast
POST TOUR-Day 1: Wednesday, Apr 18, 2018

Athens - Flight to Rome - Touring of city highlights

This morning we say goodbye to the group leaving to go home and then departure the hotel for our flight to Rome.  As soon as we will arrive, we will meet our guide and we'll drive to central Rome to start our touring. We'll have 3 hour tour of imperial Rome: We will visit Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Constantine Arch and we will have panoramic view of Circo Massimo. Later, we will check into our hotel and enjoy our first Italian dinner and overnight in Rome.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
POST TOUR-Day 2:Thursday, April 19, 2018


This morning after breakfast we'll departure from hotel for our visit to the Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica.  After our morning visit you can choose to stay and spend more time absorbing the sites here, or, spend the afternoon at your leisure. 

Meals : Breakfast
POST TOUR-Day 3: Friday, April 20, 2018


This morning we will drive to Rome Temple site and see the latest status of the building we've been waiting many, many years for!  It is still a thrill to see the beautiful structure and rejoice with the locals over the miracle it's even being built!  From here we'll drive our bus again to see the fountains and squares in Rome you've seen in movies and posters. To  name a few, We'll see Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon and the Spanish Steps. Later, we will return back to our hotel for our last dinner together as we prepare to say farewell to our traveling family.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
POST TOUR-Day 4: Saturday, April 21, 2018

Rome - International flights home

This morning we'll check out from the hotel and transfer to the airport for our flights home with memories to last a lifetime!

Meals : Breakfast

Highlights of the Tour:

  • 1 tour-bus experience for the whole tour
  • LDS Tour Director on for the whole trip along with local guides for in depth location detail and history
  • 3 night Cruise of the Greek Isles
  • Advance timed entry tickets to attractions included = less time waiting in lines
  • Optional 4 day POST Rome tour available


  • Round trip airfare from Los Angeles to Istanbul/Return from Athens to Los Angeles
  • Local Licensed guides & Historians with you experienced LDS Tour Directors
  • 3 nights Deluxe 4 star hotel accommodations 
  • 3 night Greek Isle Cruise inside cabin
  • Sightseeing tours as outlined on the itinerary
  • Meals as outlined 
  • Entrance fees to all noted locations and museums
  • Deluxe/Air Conditioned motor coach transportation
  • Audio system headsets throughout tour
  • Document package

Not Included:

  • Port taxes of $160pp
  • Visa for Turkey $20.00pp
  • Any private sightseeing not included on the itinerary during free time
  • Tour gratuities for tour guides and special LDS Host 
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Travel insurance (plans start at $35)
  • Meals not included in tour outline

Optional Pricing:

  • OUTSIDE cabin for cruise is $2699.00 pp/dbl rate
  • Single Supplement/Private room
  • ** Ask about our Single/Share Program **
  • $700 air credit for "Tour Only" pricing
  • 4 day Optional Post Tour to Rome $996 including flight from Athens to Rome, 3 nts hotel, meals and touring! (See itin for details)

Payment Terms:

  • Full Payment due at booking (fully refundable if minimum travelers not meet)
  • This tour required a minimum of 20 travelers to guaranteed advertised price *Ask about details