Journey of the Apostles Spring Cruise Tour with Tim Taggart

Dates April 12-18th, 2018
Destination Istanbul Izmir Patmos, Greece Santorini, Greece Athens, Greece;
Duration 8 days 7 nights
Price From N/A

TOUR #928D12

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. 

Dates & Prices
Depart date

  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!

Day 1/2:Wed-Thur, April 11-12, 2019

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: Friday, 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: Saturday, Apr 14, 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: Sunday, Apr 15, 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: Monday, April 16, 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:Tuesday, April 17, 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: Wednesday, Apr 18, 2018

Transfer to the airport for flight to US.   

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


  • Local Licensed guides & Historians with you experienced LDS Tour Directors
  • 3 nights Deluxe 4 star hotel accommodations 
  • 3 night Greek Isle Cruise
  • 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:

  • International Airfare to Istanbul and home from Athens
  • 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:

  • Single Supplement/Private room
  • ** Ask about our Single/Share Program **

Payment Terms:

  • $500.00 pp deposit will be due at time of booking after dates are announced
  • Final Payments are due 90 days before travel