2022 Fall Mediterranean and Holy Land Cruise Tour with Kay Godfrey

Dates October 15-31, 2022
Destination Rome, Italy; Vatican City, Italy; Cruising; Limassol, Cyprus Jerusalem; Haifa; Rhodes, Greece; Santorini, Greece; Crete, Greece;
Duration 17 days 16 nights
Price From 3,879
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Activity Level*:


Fall is a wonderful time to travel and what a better way to see the Mediterranean AND the Holy Land than from the comfort of a cruise ship.

Come with us on the beautiful Explorer of the Seas and visit the breathtaking Rome temple, the historic sites of Rome, and walk in the footsteps of Christ in Israel. It has something wonderful to offer to everyone!

There are so many highlights of this cruise tour it absolutely is an experience a life changer! As you take this time to learn and ponder on the Savior, his life, and ultimate gift to us in these sacred places your spirit will be filled with love and gratitude. Visiting the sites of the Apostle's missionary journeys will testify of the importance of the work that continues today.

Our cruise tour price includes 3 nights in Rome with touring, the cruise, and special onboard seminars to enhance your experience AND 3 days/2 nights in Israel!     

When you add your cruise host, Kay Godfrey who has taken hundreds of people to visit these sacred sights and you have a trip of a lifetime at an exceptional value!

Questions? Contact Morris Murdock Escorted Tours at 800-809-9910 or click the button below!



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*While the cruise itself isn't physically straining, the time in Rome and shore excursions can require distance/uphill and uneven surface walking.

Day 1: Saturday, October 15, 2022

USA Home City to Rome, Italy

Today you will depart from your home city and travel to Rome!

Day 2 - Sunday, October 16, 2022

 Rome, Italy

Upon arrival, you will be met at the airport and begin your adventure and exploration of the Eternal City. During this tour, you will visit the Colosseum and the Roman Forum to see its ancient ruins like the Temple of Julius Caesar. 

Meals : Dinner
Day 3 - Monday, October 17, 2022

Vatican

Ancient Rome walking tour--This morning tour the Vatican, the world's smallest, yet wealthiest, independent state. Your guide will start with an overview of the history of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. See the Hall of Tapestries and the Maps Gallery. The highlight of the tour will be the Sistine Chapel, where the ceiling is covered with Michelangelo's famous paintings of the 'Creation' and 'Last Judgement'. Then we explore St. Peter's Square, with Bernini's 284 columns, before entering St. Peter's Basilica, the largest church in Christendom. See the many treasures including the golden mosaics of the apse, Bernini's bronze baldachin, and the famed 'Pieta' by Michelangelo. This afternoon, you are free to enjoy the city of Rome. Afternoon walking tour of the old town, the Spanish steps, one of Rome's most recognized landmarks, immortalized in countless postcards and films. Walk up these famous steps to enjoy a lovely view from the top, and then continue along Rome's winding cobblestone alleys to the Trevi Fountain. We will make our way to the Pantheon, a stately temple known for its concrete dome and open oculus.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 4 - Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Rome, Italy

This morning we travel outside the "old city" of Rome to attend the long-awaited experience of visiting the LDS Rome Temple. This afternoon will be open to enjoy the city on your own. 

Meals : Breakfast
Day 5 – Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Rome (Citavecchia), Italy

With 28 centuries of celebrated history, Rome holds the edge when it comes to unrivalled adventures. The city that sparked the world's largest empire is very much alive today, with a jumble of ancient ruins, world-renowned art and a vivacious street culture. Here you can live 'la dolce vita', recalling the glory days of Ancient Rome and twirling forks full of pasta in a trattoria. Ride past centuries-old basilicas in a three-wheeled ape Calessino, or stand in awe of paintings by Italian masters at Villa Borghese. Whether it's Vatican City's spiritual allure, Trastevere's backstreet charms, or the Colosseum's embattled legacy--the Eternal City endures with endless adventures. 

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6 – Thursday, October 20, 2022

Cruising

Today we meet for a group seminar on the Apostles. 

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7- Friday, October 21, 2022

Day at Sea

Today, enjoy the ship and time with our group.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8 - Saturday, October 22, 2022

Limassol, Cyprus - Port 830a-400p

Limassol is a picturesque Mediterranean town on the coast of idyllic Cyprus. It's a favorite destination for Europeans, and many cruise itineraries let you see this Mediterranean treasure for yourself. The region holds a ton of historical significance as it was the alleged birthplace of Aphrodite, and a significant part of the Crusades. Limassol's landscape is a mixture of striking cliffs and beautiful beaches mixed with developed resort towns full of fantastic entertainment, shopping and dining options. 

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9 - Sunday, October 23, 2022

Jerusalem, Israel

Today we start our exploration of Israel as we make our way to Jerusalem! We start at the site of Christ's birth in Bethlehem. We will visit the church of the Nativity and Shepherd's Field. We then travel into the Old city of Jerusalem to see sites where miracles were performed and retrace the last week of Christ's life. We end the day at the Western Wall before checking into our hotel for the evening. Tonight, after dinner, we will make a special trip to the Olive wood stores for shopping for that special souvenir. 

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 10 - Monday, October 24, 2022

Jerusalem Israel 

Today we start at the Mount of Olives and walk to the site of Christ's ultimate suffering in Gethsemane. We remember his death when we visit the Garden Tomb and ultimately celebrate his resurrection. As we bid farewell to Jerusalem, we travel east to the Dead Sea to indulge in the super-buoyant waters and magical mud used by Cleopatra. This afternoon we finish our day at our hotel on the shore of the Sea of Galilee. 

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 11 - Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Haifa, Israel 

This morning we will explore the Galilee region and see where Christ started his ministry, called his apostles, and performed many miracles. From the Mount of Beatitudes to the chores of the Sea of Galilee and banks of the River Jordan, you will start to see the Bible come alive before your eyes. As we travel west to Haifa, we pass through Nazareth, the city of Jesus' childhood. This afternoon we rejoin our ship and continue on our journey.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Day 12 - Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Cruising

Today we meet for a group seminar on the Holy Lands.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 13 - Thursday, October 27, 2022

Rhodes, Greece

The Colossus might not be standing anymore, but the Greek island of Rhodes still delivers beauty and allure on a giant scale. The island instantly greets you with serene white-sand beaches and wide-open blue skies. See the site in the harbor where the now-destroyed wonder of the ancient world once stood. Then, head to the Old Town, surrounded by medieval walls and seven ancient gates. Don't miss the Palace of the Grandmaster, with its mosaic floors dating from Hellenic, Roman, and early Christian times. Shop for a colorful menagerie of seashells by the shoreline--and don't forget to spend some time relaxing beside the translucent blue waves with your Greece cruise.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 14 -Friday, October 28, 2022

Santorini, Greece

Have you ever seen those stunning pictures of the Greek Isles with rustic homes painted a brilliant white topped by bright blue domes? Those pictures were probably taken in Oia, a town on Santorini. This island offers those and other simply gorgeous landscapes to ogle at, including some of the most incredible sunsets. Santorini was formed by a volcanic eruption that shaped Santorini around a caldera, surrounded by steep cliffs. This volcanic history has also added to the island's rugged, black sand beaches and multi-layered cliffs. Some even believe the lost city of Atlantis is near this island. 

*Private Shore Excursion offered. 

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 15 - Saturday, October 29, 2022

Chania (Souda), Crete, Greece

Chania is the second largest city of Crete, and one of the most beautiful. It lies along the north coast of the island at the east end of the Gulf of Chania. Chania is the site of the ancient Minoan settlement the Greeks called Cydonia (Kydonia), which was mentioned in Virgil's Aeneid. The site has been continuously inhabited from Neolithic times- at least 5000 years. The city's rich history can be traced through historic buildings and monuments with Venetian, Turkish and Greek architecture. 

*Private Shore Excursion offered. 

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 16 - Sunday, October 30, 2022

Cruising

Today we meet as a group for a Sabbath devotional as we prepare to disembark the next day.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 17 - Monday, October 31, 2022

Civitavecchia - Rome, Italy – Flights Home 

This morning we will be picked up and returned to the airport for our flight home with memories to last a lifetime!!

Meals : Breakfast

Included:

  • 12-day cruise on-board the Royal Caribbean Odyssey of the Seas
  • All meals and entertainment onboard
  • Cruise Port Charges
  • Multiple LDS based lectures on board the ship
  • Round Trip Transfers from airport to ship/ship to hotel/hotel back to the airport
  • 3 Nights Pre-tour in Rome with hotel and sightseeing
  • Visit the new LDS Temple site in Rome
  • Tour Audio hearing Sets
  • Tour book & travel document package

Not Included:

  • Government fees and land taxes of $115.00
  • Optional LDS Guided private shore excursions as listed below 
  • International Flights - Available 11 months prior to cruise
  • Trip cancellation & trip interruption insurance - Several options available - Ask for details
  • Gratuities for tours off the ship 
  • Optional Cruise Prepaid Gratuities $174.00

Optional Pricing: 

  • Inside Cabins - $3879.00 per person
  • Ocean View Cabins - $4059.00 per person
  • Balcony Cabins - $4599.00 per person  (Better prices may be available at time of booking)
  • Note: Single/triple/quad cabins are based on availability and are subject to change.  Rates will be quoted based on availability.

Payment Terms:

  • $500 deposit due at the time of booking 
  • Final Payment due July 03, 2022
  • Cash discount - $75 off per person for payments made by check
  • ** This tour is based on a minimum of 30 passengers and a max of 60 passengers.
  • Read our Terms & Conditions