Come join us for a higher education experience of a lifetime! Learning all about Paul’s Roman World in eight enriching lectures from renowned scholar James D. Tabor, professor emeritus of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte—all while cruising the enchanting Mediterranean Sea to exciting ports o’ call.
Imagine the warm September breezes while at sea, relaxing on deck and taking in the spectacular scenery from Royal Caribbean’s world-class Odyssey of the Seas luxury cruise ship.
You’ll fly to Rome, then sail from Civitavecchia with three days at sea filled with lectures and free time among day stops to visit archaeological ruins at Naples/Pompeii, Athens & Corinth, the Greek Isles, then to Ephesus, Turkey; Mykonos, and Chania to see ancient sites first-hand with your expert host before returning home from Rome.
With this unique BAS Travel/Study offering/opportunity, you will be completely amazed and fulfilled! Next September bring your curious, like-minded friends and loved ones for a life-long learning & cruising adventure.
SEPTEMBER 2 - Fly out of New York City airport (TBD by EO Tours)
SEPTEMBER 3 - Arrive in Rome, transfer to the Royal Caribbean Odyssey of the Seas and depart Civitavecchia
SEPTEMBER 4 - Naples and Pompeii- tour the ruins
SEPTEMBER 5 - At sea- two lectures (morning and afternoon)
SEPTEMBER 6 - Athens and Corinth- bus provided – the Acropolis and Corinth archaeological site tour
SEPTEMBER 7 - Santorini- Akrotiri and large archaeology museum tour
SEPTEMBER 8 - Rhodes- explore archaeological sites
SEPTEMBER 9 - Limassol, Cyprus- tour Palipaphos/Paphos, Kourion Arch. Museum, and Paphos Arch. Park
SEPTEMBER 10 - At sea- two lectures
SEPTEMBER 11 - Ephesus, Turkey- tour ancient ruins and early Christian sites
SEPTEMBER 12 - Mykonos, Greece- tour
SEPTEMBER 13 - Chania, Crete- Erethymon, Falasand/Phalassarnd, Kissamos, and archaeological sites
SEPTEMBER 14 - At sea- 2 lectures
SEPTEMBER 15 - Arrive at port at Civitavecchia and fly out of Rome.
Dr. James Tabor is a Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where he is professor of Christian origins and ancient Judaism and served as Chair for a decade. His Ph.D. is from the University of Chicago. He previously taught at the University of Notre Dame and the College of William and Mary. Tabor has combined his work on ancient texts with extensive fieldwork in archaeology in Israel and Jordan. Since 2008 he has been co-director, with Shimon Gibson, of the acclaimed Mt. Zion excavation in Jerusalem. [More Bio]
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