Lands of the Bible


Greece • Turkey • Egypt • Israel
Oct 5-17, 2023


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Cruise Through the Passages of the Bible

Start your cruise around some of the world’s most fascinating ancient sites in Athens, home to the dazzling ruins of the Acropolis. Stand on the banks of the River Jordan in Haifa. Walk around Jerusalem’s Old City and visit the holy Western Wall. Tour the fascinating landmarks of Alexandria, including the nearby Great Pyramids of Giza. Finish off your journey at the sprawling ruins of Ephesus, where you’ll have the chance to see one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

Sea of Galilee

Experience the lands of the Gospel firsthand

  • Heavenly Wisdom: the Mount of Beatitudes Matthew 5
  • God’s Provision: Church of Loaves and Fish in Tabgha Luke 9
  • Peter’s Devotion to Christ: The Chapel of the Primacy John 21
  • Calling at Capernaum: Jesus called 5 of the disciples Matthew 4

Bethlehem & Jerusalem

  • His Birth: The Church of the Nativity Matt. 1; Luke 2
  • His Trial: Caiphas’ House Matt. 1; Luke 2 
  • His Perspective: The Mount of Olives
  • His Prayers: The Garden of Gethsemane.
  • His Healing: The Pool of Bethesda
  • His Suffering: The Via Dolorosa & the Church of the Holy Sepluchre

Experience the Passages Firsthand

Expand your understanding.
Walk where Jesus walked.
Gain perspective.







Book Your Adventure

How to Register
1. Click here to register
2. Set the “Host or Group Leader” to Dr. Conway Edwards
3. Set the “Host or Group Leader ID” to 61318

Note: this ID provides you with our specialized cruise pricing

$500 Deposit Required upon Registration

Cairo & Pyramids of Giza

  • Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
  • Wonders of the Ancient World: Pyramids of Giza
  • The Great Sphinx of Giza


  • Egypt’s second-largest city
  • Where the Septuagint was written
  • Home to the Great Library of Alexandria
  • Pompey’s Pillar: largest triumphal column & only known free-standing column of Roman Egypt
  • Citadel of Qaitbay, a 15th-century fortress situated on the northern tip of Pharos Island


  • Ephesus: one of the Seven Churches of Revelation
  • Once a bustling port town
  • Wide, colonnade-bordered streets
  • Population: 250,000
  • Experience the excavated glory of ancient Ephesus
  • Huge agora and library
  • The last remaining column of the great Temple of Artemis
  • View the terrace houses: true impressions of ancient lifestyle
  • Museum of Ephesus: up close look at ancient artifacts
  • Explore & recreate some of the footsteps of Paul

Athens & Corinth

  • Rich architectural splendor of the ancient city of Athens
  • Acropolis, Propylaea, Parthenon, Erectheum
  • House of Parliament, Presidential Palace
  • The infamous Mars Hill
  • Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
  • Home of Aquila & Priscilla
  • Paul’s vision from God: “I am with thee, and no man shall set on thee to hurt thee: for I have much people in this city.”
  • Crispus (chief ruler of the synagogue) and many others believed and were baptized; recipient of 2 of the epistles
  • The Archaeological Museum, marketplace, and temples
  • Walk among the ruins
  • Stand on the Bema
  • Paul stood before Gallio to face charges
Flight Planning

Included in the cruise package price is a flight from JFK Airport, NY
You will be responsible for your flight to JFK Airport.
If you’d prefer a different flight plan, alternate arrangements are available (may incur additional fees).


Experience peace of mind knowing everything is included– so you can focus on what matters:
amplified perspective of God’s love through His masterful timeless work


As you walk where Jesus walked in Israel, the Bible comes abundantly alive in your life in unexpected new ways.


As you walk where Paul walked in Ephesus, your view of the Bible evolves from black & white to Brilliant Color.

– Dr. Conway Edwards 


One Community Church Pastors


Develop new layers of relationship with God

You will experience the word of God in a brand new way as our pastors & leaders teach on site at some of the most prominent places that mark the origin of our faith.


Expand your understanding

The Bible will come alive as you are present at the setting of Jesus’ birthplace, the launching of His public ministry and where He made the ultimate sacrifice. We will also see portions of Paul’s missionary journeys where he worked to bring the good news of the gospel and to help strengthen the local church.


Be prepared to laugh & learn!

Laughter is no enemy to learning – Walt Disney
Our pastors are known for teaching the full word of God and having fun while doing it. When you learn through humor, it will be an experience you’ll never forget.

Learn. Rest. Transform.

Evolve your Experience of Biblical Passages, let’s Cruise together!

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Frequently Asked Questions

• US & Canadian Citizens –  a valid passport is required for short-term visits.
• Passport copies need to be on file with our office prior to your departure.
• Passports MUST be valid for 6 months after your return to the USA
• Some countries may require your passport to also contain 2 blank pages.
• To obtain a passport application, contact your nearest passport office, courthouse, post office, or on line at:  US Passport Website
• VISAS – Non-US or Canadian Citizens will need to check the appropriate Embassies for required visas or documents for entry into the countries you will be visiting.
• TRANSIT VISAS – Non-US or Canadian  citizens must also check for required Transit Visas for any country that you may pass through (transit) even if it is just to change planes.
• Make a copy of your passport and keep it in a separate location from your passport.  This will greatly assist you should you lose your passport.

• Layer your clothing and keep it loose-fitting and casual.  No ‘dress up’ events are scheduled.
• Comfortable walking shoes are a must.
• Some religious/Holy sights require your knees & shoulders be covered (applies to both men & women).
• A sweater or light jacket is recommended.
Click here for suggested packing list

There are no current specific regulations while aboard the cruise ship and other countries (other than Israel). Please see Israel’s current guidelines below:

• An Israel Entry Form filled out within 10 Days of your departure flight to Israel. This can be completed by going to After completing this form, you will receive a confirmation statement email with an attachment and you will be required to keep this on your person while traveling. For assistance filling out this form, follow our tips and tricks at
• Proof of travel protection that covers the treatment of COVID19 (If purchased through EO, proof of coverage is included in this document.)

While traveling, carry your vaccine card (if applicable), statement of entry document with approval for entry, and a copy of your passport with you at all times while touring in Israel.

Celebrity Apex® offers not one but four complimentary main restaurants—Normandie, Tuscan, Cosmopolitan, and Cyprus. Every restaurant features the same mouthwatering menu that changes nightly, plus each one offers its own ambience, along with a selection of exclusive, regionally inspired dishes and drinks. Meals and classic beverage options are included in cruise package pricing.

Yes! Once registered for the cruise, you will be issued an account that will give you access to the following:

• View Frequently Asked Travel Questions
• View Photos of your Destination
• Learn about more about your Destination
•  Submit Passport Information to EO Tours
•  Make a Payments
•  View Balance Due Statement
•  View Final Instructions
•  Participate in Post Trip Survey
•  Check Explorer Perks Points Balance

Included in Price:

  • Round Trip International Airfare (JFK airport to/from Athens, Greece)
  • Deluxe motorcoaches, Guided sightseeing
  • Meals on ship, Classic Beverage Package
  • Unlimited Surf Wifi on Ship
  • Fees: Program, Administrative, and Entrance fees to sites visited (as listed in the itinerary), Onboard Gratuities
  • Fuel surcharges $400, Cruise Taxes $133, Port charges $325, Transfers, Government Taxes $98 (increases in government tax and fees are subject to change)

Not Included in Price:

  • Domestic Travel to/from JFK airport
  • Shore excursions
  • Alternate restaurants that have additional fees
  • Miscellaneous fees such as passports, lunches off the ship, baggage fees • Visa(s)
  • Voluntary “Love Offering” for guide and driver
  • $100 Document fee for Non-US and Non-Canadian residents
  • Required Vaccinations
  • Required medical testing before, during, and/or after travel