Sample Pastor Familiarization Tour of Greece

Steps of Apostle Paul Tour of Greece

This amazing familiarization tour of Greece is created specifically for clergy and their spouses.



Flight from USA to Athens



Transfer to hotel. Remainder of day at leisure for relaxation.
Dinner and overnight: hotel in Athens.



After breakfast enjoy a city tour of Athens including the legendary Acropolis. See the chief jewel of the Acropolis – the Parthenon, the Temple of Wingless Victory, the Propylea and the Erechtheum with its peerless Porch of Maidens. Beneath the Acropolis is the Areopagus or Mars Hill. This is where St. Paul made his famous ‘MEN OF ATHENS’ speech revealing a considerable knowledge of the Greek philosophy and character. Driving through the city you will see the National Library, the Academy, the University, the Temple of Zeus and Adrian’s Arch. Continue with visit of the Ancient Agora which was the political, philosophical & commercial center of ancient Athens. Dinner and overnight: hotel in Athens.



Drive along the coastal highway with a splendid view of the Aegean Sea. After crossing the Corinth Canal, which connects the Aegean and Ionian Seas, arrive in ancient Corinth. Visit the ancient ruins of the city where St. Paul worked with Aquila and Priscilla. Included are the first century shops, the Agora, Temple of Apollo and the Bema seat. Continue to Acrocorinth the Acropolis of Corinth, the limestone mountain (575 meters) is among the strongest natural fortresses in Europe. The citadel was the goal of all who aspired to the domination of the Peloponnese and it changed hands many times. The summit is enclosed by a wall and the only approach is defended by a triple line of fortification. Dinner and overnight: hotel in Athens.



Morning departure to Kalambaka where we will visit the monasteries of Meteora to see one of the wonders of the Middle Ages: monasteries perched incredibly on sheet towers of sandstone rising like gigantic fingers out of the valley. Access to the summit once was possible only by rope ladders and baskets, but today a staircase permits an easier ascent up the rock-needles. After your most interesting tour you will return to Kalambaka and check in at your hotel for dinner and overnight.



This morning drive through the plains of Thessaly, legendary home of the Greek gods to Thessaloniki. En route we will visit Berea where the scriptures say ‘the people were more noble than in Thessaloniki.’  Arrive in Thessaloniki for dinner and overnight.



Our full day excursion will take us overland along the ancient route of St. Paul through mountain passes and plains to Amphipolis for a short stop to view the ancient Lion statue. Continue to ancient Philippi where we find two early Christian basilicas, traces of the Egnatian Way, which Paul followed from the harbor of Neapolis (ancient port of Philippi) on his first visit on European soil. View the Roman Forum, the citadel, the ancient theater & Lydia’s brook. Continue on for a short drive to Kavala, the site of ancient Neapolis where Paul landed on the way to Philippi. Return to Thessaloniki for farewell dinner and overnight.



Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

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The Acropolis – the Parthenon, Temple of Wingless Victory, Erechtheum; Mars Hill; Temple of Zeus; Adrian’s Arch and more.


Cross the Corinth Canal; 1st Century ruins, Agora, Temple of Apollo, and Bema seat; visit the Corinth Acropolis.


Monasteries of Metero; visit Berea whose citizens “received the word with great eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see whether these things were so.” Acts 17:11.


Visit Amphipolis to view the ancient Lion statue; travel along the Egnatian Way and see the remnants of two early Christian basilicas, the Roman Forum, the citadel, the ancient theater, and Lydia’s brook; visit the ancient Neopolis Port.

Sample Features Included

  • Round trip airfare
  • Airline taxes & surcharges
  • 3 nights Athens, Hotel Electra
  • 1 night Kalambaka, Hotel Amalia
  • 2 nights Thessaloniki, Mediterranean Palace
  • Touring in a deluxe air-conditioned motor coach
  • Full breakfast & dinner daily
  • Farewell Dinner in Thessaloniki
  • English-speaking guide
  • Round trip transfers: Airport/Hotel/Airport**
  • Water on the bus
  • Entrance fees to all sites
  • All tips for hotel, guide, & driver
  • All local taxes

Not Included

  • Lunches
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance – (highly recommended & available at an
    additional cost)
  • Anything not mentioned as included


Bring your own group (minimum 15 passengers) within a year of the tour & receive a refund of the cost of this fam trip (basic package only).

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Coral Travel & Tours is happy to offer familiarization tours for clergy at greatly reduced rates through vendor subsidization. Are you interested in leading a tour of Christian ministry leaders to Greece? Call us today or complete our Request a Quote form and a Coral Travel & Tours representative will contact you.

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Deposits and Payments

A $350.00 deposit is required with each reservation form to guarantee booking. The balance is due 60 days prior to departure. All checks should be made payable to Coral Travel & Tours, Ltd.

Tour Arrangements

Air –  Air Arrangements are included in most group tours. Air is available to individual travelers upon request.

Land – ��All packages including overnight hotel stays are quoted based upon double occupancy sharing a twin or double room with private facilities. Coral Travel & Tours, Ltd. does not arrange sharing for individual travelers. Single rooms are available at additional cost. Coral Travel & Tours, Ltd. reserves the right to substitute hotels based upon availability when necessary. Sightseeing and entrance fees are included as per itinerary. Individual passengers and passengers arriving independently from a scheduled group are responsible for their own transfers.

Not Included

Gratuities, airport taxes and transfers (unless specifically included in certain group tours), optional tours, charges for passports, vaccinations and inoculations, excess baggage charges, accident, trip cancellation and baggage insurance, telephone and cable charges, laundry, meals not specified in the itinerary, liquor, items of a personal nature and any items not specifically listed as included.

Cancellation Penalties

All cancellations must be in writing

  • Up to 100 days prior to departure date $75.00 cancellation fee
  • From 99-61 days prior to departure date $250.00 cancellation fee
  • From 60-46 days prior to departure date $350.00 cancellation fee
  • From 45 days prior to departure date and on – full cancellation fee (100%)


You will be required to provide Coral Travel & Tours with a copy of your passport with final payment. Please Note: The State of Israel requires that your passport have an expiration date not less than 6 months after your date of arrival in Israel. There is no visa requirement for citizens of the United States traveling to Israel. Other nationals should contact their consulate for visa information. For other destinations please contact Coral Travel & Tours, Ltd. Coral Travel & Tours does NOT process visa applications. No inoculations are currently required for travel to Israel. Please contact public health authorities for further information or other destinations.

Fuel Surcharge

Please note fuel surcharges are set by the airline and Coral Travel & Tours has no control over nor receives advance notice of changes. Due to fluctuating global oil prices, the fee may change. The airline will only guarantee the fee at time of ticketing. If the airline imposes an increase, the difference will be the responsibility of each traveler and will be collected prior to departure.

Insurance Note

Travel Insurance is Highly recommended, See attached information. The Exclusion for Pre – Existing Condition will be waived i9f premium is received at the time of orwithin 14 days of the initial deposit/payment for the trip. See Travel Insurance Certificate for complete details. Travel Insurance Benefits are administered by :Trip Mate, Inc. (in CA, dba Trip Mate Insurance Agency). 9225 Ward Parkway, Suite 200, Kansas City, MO, 6411, 1-800-888-7292, To review full details online, go to:


Suitcases: 1 per person, not to exceed 50 lbs. for 1 bag. Each can measure up to 62 linear inches (length + height + width). Carry On Luggage: 1 per person, not to exceed 11 lbs. Each can measure up to 45 linear inches (length + height + width).


Any change in the basic program will result in the charge of $150 per change per person plus any additional charges that may apply for revised air or land arrangements.


CORAL TRAVEL & TOURS LTD. (CORAL), and/or its agents and their representatives abroad, act only as agents for the tour participants in making arrangements for hotels, transportation, touring, restaurants, or any other services in connection with the itinerary. They will exercise reasonable care in making such arrangements. However, they do not assume any liability whatsoever for any injury, damage, loss, accident, delay or irregularity to person or property because of any act or default of any hotel, carrier, restaurant, company, or person rendering any of the services included in the tours. The tickets, coupons, tariffs, rules or contracts currently in use by any carrier, hotel, restaurant, or other contractor rendering services shall constitute the sole contract between such contractor and the tour participants. CORAL, and/or its agents and their representatives abroad, accept no responsibility for any damage, delay, or injury due to sickness, pilferage, labor disputes, machinery breakdown, government restraints, hostile acts, terrorism, weather, acts of God, or any other cause beyond their personal control. CORAL, and/or its agents and their representatives abroad are not responsible for loss of or damage to your luggage, accidents en route, or ill health which may require travelers to miss parts of the tour or to return home without the group. No carrier shall be responsible for any act, omission, or event during the time tour participants are not on board its own conveyance. The tour programs are planned in advance. If between planning time and the actual tour operation, circumstances beyond control require changes, CORAL, and/or its agents and their representatives abroad reserve the right to vary itineraries and substitute components of tour programs. In the event it becomes necessary or advisable for any reason whatsoever to alter the arrangements of the itinerary, such alterations may be made without penalty to the operators. The right is reserved to accept or refuse any person as a member of the tour.

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