In the Footsteps of St. Paul

Greece, Ephesus & Aegean Sea Cruise

June 10 – 21, 2021 / $4790.00

Join Father Andy Booms and Father Jose Maria Cabrera of the Diocese of Saginaw, Michigan on the trip of a lifetime. This pilgrimage features the greatest ancient and early Christian sites found in Greece and Turkey. It concludes with a three-night “Iconic Aegean” luxury cruise aboard the magnificent Celestyal Olympia cruise ship. Space is limited, inquire today!

Purpose

To reflect on the travels of St. Paul conjures images of grueling yet exotic voyages and triumphs made possible only through supernatural assistance. Yet, how often is St. Paul’s astounding story, which changed history, lost to the modern traveler? Many come to Greece and western Turkey (the Greek settlements of ancient Asia Minor) to visit the archeological and artistic treasures which are the basis of the West’s cultural patrimony – but to see them with the awareness that St. Paul, like you, once marveled before them, is an unequaled experience. On this trip you will also glimpse the completion of St. Paul’s work that he did not witness; that is, so many glories of the Christian civilization that rose on the ruins of the astonishing accomplishments of the Greeks.

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The trip is 100% refundable until next March, less a $100.00 deposit. In the unlikely event of cancellation, we will put that $100.00 towards any future trip with us.

Special Features and Amenities

This trip is magnificent from start to finish. The sites alone are priceless, but couple that with four-star hotels, private transportation, world-class tour guides, and a three-night Aegean cruise, and you have the trip of a lifetime!

A Truly Fantastic Itinerary

Our itinerary was meticulously planned to give you the best of Greece, all the while staying true to the purpose: to walk in the footsteps of St. Paul.

Four Star Hotels & Amenities

Our hotel choices were made with you in mind; four stars, spacious rooms, large bathrooms, elevators, beautiful public spaces, fantastic restaurants, and so much more.

World-class Tour Guides

Our tour guides are travel professionals with decades of experience. They are also dedicated Catholics – our tour director is even from Nazareth!

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Three-Night Iconic Aegean Cruise

The trip concludes with a three-night Aegean Sea cruise on the luxury Celestyal Olympia. Prepare to see the most beautiful places in the world!

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The Itinerary

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Three Nights

Athens, Corinth, Cenchreae

Highlights

  • Byzantine and Christian Museum, the Acropolis & Mars Hill Tour
  • Ancient Agora Market & Monastiraki Square Flea Market
  • Early Christian and Medieval Churches Walking Tour
  • Panoramic Bus Tour of Athens and Surroundings
  • Ancient City of Corinth and the Corinth Canal
  • Acropolis and Agora of Corinth (St. Paul’s Preaching & Trial)
  • Temple of Apollo & the Legendary Fountain of Peirene
  • Ancient Port of Cenchreae
Three Nights

Thessaloniki, Philippi, Kavala

Highlights

  • Panoramic tour of Thessaloniki & the Theodosian Walls
  • Stunning views of the city and the gulf of Thermaikos
  • White Tower, the Roman market, and the Arch of Galerius
  • Churches of Saint Sofia and St. Dimitrios
  • Day Trip to Philippi (site of famous battle and city of St. Paul)
  • Ancient Roman Roads, Aqueducts and Monuments
  • Day Trip to Kavala, first Christian City in Europe
One Night

Traversing Greece & Kalambaka

Highlights

  • City of Veria
  • Vergina and the Royal Macedonian Tombs
  • Tomb of Philip II, Father of Alexander the Great
  • Panoramic Drive past Mount Olympus and the Valley of Tempi
  • Meteora and its Amazing Rock Formations
  • Monastery of Meteora
  • Battlefield of Thermopylae and Statue of King Leonidas of Sparta
Three Nights

Cruise Ship Celestyal Olympia

Highlights:

  • Three Nights on Luxury Cruise Ship Celestyal Olympia
  • Mykonos & Chora
  • Kusadasi & Ephesus
  • Patmos & the Monastery of St. John (place where he composed Revelation)
  • Crete & Heraklion and the Greek Minoan Palace of Knossos
  • Frescoes that date from 1500 BC (oldest in history of Art)
  • Santorini, Fira and Oia
TRIP DETAILS

Pricing & Registration

Payment Details

$200.00 / due @ registration

$2295.00
due December 15, 2020
$2295.00
due March 1, 2021
Check Payment or CC (3% Surcharge)

Regular Price

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$4790.00

Roundtrip Airfare with Luggage
Four Star Hotels & Private Transportation
All Tours, Tour Fees and Most Meals
Three Nights on Cruise, All Meals onboard

Upgrades & More

Limited availability.

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Single Room: $890.00
Extra Legroom: Inquire
Flight Changes: Inquire
FLIGHTS DETAILS

Flight Plans, Upgrades & Passports

Getting There - Outbound Flights

We've arranged a coach transfer from Midland to Detroit airport (included in price). Here is the flight information: June 10 - Depart from Detroit on United Airlines 3522 at 1:56 PM arrive Newark at 3:49 PM. Depart Newark on United Airlines 124 at 5:40 PM, arrive Athens 10:30 AM (next day).

Coming Home - Inbound Flights

June 21 - Depart from Athens on United Airlines 125 at 12:15 PM arrive Newark at 4:20 PM. Depart Newark on United Airlines 3530 at 7:30 PM, arrive Detroit at 9:35 AM. We've arranged a coach transfer from Detroit to Midland (included in price).

Upgrades, Deviations and Special Requests

Are you interested in an upgrade? Perhaps you would like to extend your trip? No problem. Just let us know.

Get Your Passports Ready

Apply as soon as possible. NB - Passports that expire within six months of the travel dates are NOT VALID to enter Europe.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register?

Contact us today and we send you a registration form to fill out and return.

Can I fly separately?

Absolutely. Simply provide the arrival and departure information and we’ll have a private car waiting for you in Athens – This service incurs an additional $120.00 fee.

Are you insured?

Yes. We are fully insured with Travel Agents and Tour Operators Professional Liability Insurance through Zurich American Insurance Company . And yes, travel insurance can be purchased through ProRome Tours.

Will I be safe with your group?

Safety is our #1 priority. We alway stay together as a group. Our guides are locals and know Greece and Ephesus extremely well. We’ll never take you anywhere unsafe.

What do you do in the event of an emergency?

We remain in close contact with the American embassy in Athens, who issues safety and security messages for Italy on their website found here – https://gr.usembassy.gov. In the case of an emergency, we will first ensure that all of our group members are safe and able to communicate immediately with their family at home. We will then follow the instructions of the local Greek and American authorities and make an informed decision on how to proceed.

Our staff receives training before the trip, which involves reading, understanding and committing to memory a forty-page crisis management plan. If you would like to see a copy of this plan please inquire.

Can you accommodate people with food allergies or specific dietary restrictions?

Absolutely. Vegetarian or vegan, gluten-free or celiac, we work only with restaurants and caterers who have ample options for you.

Trip Patron

Our trip patron is St. Paul, the great missionary to the Hellenistic world – Greece. On this trip we are going to visit the many holy and incredible sites throughout Greece and Turkey associated with St. Paul – the most accomplished missionary of all time – who is said to have walked nearly 20,000 miles in his four missionary journeys.

“Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Meet the Team

Joe Long - Tour Coordinator

Joe Long is the founder and managing director of ProRome, LLC, a tour operator based in his home state of Virginia. Since 2014 he has actively organized and led trips all throughout Europe. Joe is a dual-citizen of the US and Italy and is married with two young children. 

Fr. Booms - Chaplain

Fr. Booms is the pastor of Saint Brigid of Kildare Catholic Church in Midland, MI.  He is also the vocation director for the Diocese of Saginaw, MI. Father has led a number of pilgrimages and he very much looks forward to welcoming you on this trip in the footsteps of St. Paul.

Fr. Jose - Chaplain

Fr. Jose Maria Cabrera is the pastor of All Saints Catholic Parish in Bay City, MI. He will be joining Father Booms as the co-chaplain of this pilgrimage. He looks forward to leading you in prayer and Mass throughout the course of this incredible journey.

Amer Shehadeh - Tour Director

Amer Shehadeh is from Nazareth, Israel. He is a Roman Catholic and has been in the travel business since 1988. Since then he has led tours throughout Israel, Jordan, Egypt, Sinai, Greece and Turkey. Amer is a proud member of the Equestrian Order Of the Holy Sepulcher.

Testimonials

Here are a few words from past pilgrims of ours.

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Richard Thomes

We have been to Europe nine times and this was by far the best trip we have taken. The trip had an excellent agenda and every place we stopped was exciting. The guides were full of knowledge and spoke excellent English. After 10 days we were not ready to come back home. We would love to tour with ProRome again.
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Kathy Brydon

I recently enjoyed a pilgrimage with ProRome to Rome and southern Italy. The passionate enthusiasm of our guide, Joe Long, gave this trip a great deal of added enjoyment. Mr. Long was extremely knowledgeable about the sites that we visited. I was also impressed by his sincere concern for the individuals on his trip, making sure that those with special needs, especially dietary, we cared for. His attention to detail made our excursions run smoothly. The accommodations were excellent. I am looking forward to other trips with this company.
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Lita Hess

We had the trip of a lifetime to Italy. It was as perfect as humanly possible. Joe tried to meet any needs that arose with individuals, his planning made it so we could see and learn as much as possible in the time we had. I was extremely happy with our accommodations. I have a hard time calling it a pilgrimage because I had so much fun along the way. The restaurant choices were great too. Thanks so much!
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