Enrich your understanding of Scripture with firsthand experiences in Athens, Ephesus, Jerusalem, and other important biblical sites on this unforgettable study cruise. Enjoy ten days of biblical teaching and sightseeing with Ligonier staff and other Christians who share a love of learning and growing in God’s Word.


Wednesday, October 9, 2024

Corinth, Greece

Optional Pre-Cruise Tour: Corinth (pricing in 2024)

Explore the city of Corinth, once one of Greece’s largest and most important cities because of its geography, wealth, and regional influence. We’ll visit the Roman Forum, temples, fountains, porticoes, baths, and various other monuments, learning more about the city that the Apostle Paul wrote to in 1 and 2 Corinthians.

Thursday, October 10, 2024

Athens, Greece

Optional Pre-Cruise Tour: Athens (pricing in 2024)

Long considered the cradle of Western civilization and the birthplace of democracy, Athens was an important destination for the Apostle Paul. Together, we will explore the Ancient Agora, a cultural hub where figures like Plato, Socrates, and Demosthenes debated. We’ll also take a scenic drive through Athens on a journey to the ruins of Acropolis and walk a winding pathway to the top of Mars Hill, where Paul preached to the Athenians in Acts 17.

Friday, October 11, 2024

Athens, Greece

5:00 p.m. Depart from Athens, Greece

Saturday, October 12, 2024

At Sea

Enjoy a day of teaching and fellowship aboard the Celebrity Silhouette.

Sunday, October 13, 2024

Haifa, Israel

Optional Excursion (pricing in 2024)

After arriving in Haifa, Israel, we will travel inland and experience the rich New Testament history surrounding the Sea of Galilee. Together, we will explore Capernaum, where Jesus called several disciples to follow Him (Matt. 4); stand on the mount where He may have preached His most famous sermon (Matt. 5); visit the traditional site where Jesus and His disciples fed the five thousand (Luke 9); and come to the region where Peter professed his devotion to the risen Christ (John 21).

6:00 a.m.                     Arrive in Haifa, Israel

7:00 p.m.                     Depart from Haifa


Monday, October 14, 2024

Jerusalem, Israel

Optional Excursion (pricing in 2024)

After arriving in Jerusalem, we will follow in Christ’s steps as we visit the possible location of the Upper Room, stand on the Mount of Olives, and wander among the olive trees where the Garden of Gethsemane is said to have been. We’ll also walk along the Via Dolorosa and see several of the traditional sites of Jesus’ trial, crucifixion, and resurrection.

7:00 a.m. Arrive in Jerusalem, Israel

Tuesday, October 15, 2024

Jerusalem, Israel

Optional Excursion (pricing in 2024)

On our second day in Jerusalem, we will travel south through the Judaean Desert. We’ll pass several iconic landmarks, including the Qumran Caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found, before reaching Masada, a huge rock outcrop with a plateau-flat summit that holds archaeological ruins from more than 2,000 years ago. We’ll also visit the Dead Sea, one of the world’s saltiest bodies of water. Its shores have the earth’s lowest land elevation, and the unique quality of the water has made this region a popular site for many generations.

10:00 p.m. Depart from Jerusalem

Wednesday, October 16, 2024

At Sea

Enjoy a day of teaching and fellowship aboard the Celebrity Silhouette.

Thursday, October 17, 2024

Alexandria, Egypt

Optional Excursion (pricing in 2024)

After arriving in Alexandria, Egypt, we’ll explore the incredible history of this city and its surroundings. Founded by Alexander the Great, Alexandria’s former residents include Cleopatra, Julius Caesar, and Mark Antony. We’ll stroll the Corniche, Alexandria’s ten-mile-long waterfront promenade, taking in the sea air, the local sights, and the music. Then we’ll explore the National Museum to learn about Alexandria’s illustrious history and to see ancient artifacts.

2:00 p.m. Arrive in Alexandria, Egypt

Friday, October 18, 2024

Alexandria, Egypt

Optional Excursion (pricing in 2024)

During our second day in Alexandria, we’ll take a journey to Cairo and explore Egypt’s sprawling capital along the Nile River. We will visit the Egyptian Museum, which houses the richest collection of Egyptian artifacts in the world, including well-preserved mummies and gilded treasures from King Tutankhamun. We’ll also travel to the nearby site of the Pyramids of Giza and the Great Sphinx of Giza.

10:00 p.m. Depart from Alexandria

Saturday, October 19, 2024

At Sea

Enjoy a time of study and fellowship on the Celebrity Silhouette.

Sunday, October 20, 2024

Ephesus, Turkey

Optional Excursion (pricing in 2024)

After arriving in Ephesus, Turkey, we will enjoy learning about the theaters and temples of this ancient trade city that the Apostle Paul addressed in his letter to the Ephesians. Later that afternoon, we will gather together for an afternoon worship service.

7:00 a.m.                     Arrive in Ephesus, Turkey

4:00 p.m.                     Depart from Ephesus

Monday, October 21, 2024

Athens, Greece

5:00 a.m. Arrive in Athens, Greece


Joel Kim

Rev. Joel E. Kim is president and assistant professor of New Testament at Westminster Seminary California. He is author of Romans: Nothing But Grace.

Stephen Nichols

Dr. Stephen J. Nichols is president of Reformation Bible College in Sanford, Fla., chief academic officer for Ligonier Ministries, and a Ligonier Ministries teaching fellow. He is host of the podcasts 5 Minutes in Church History and Open Book. He is author of many books, including For Us and for Our SalvationA Time for Confidence, and R.C. Sproul: A Life.

Michael Reeves

Dr. Michael Reeves is president and professor of theology at Union School of Theology in the United Kingdom. He is the featured teacher for the Ligonier teaching series The English Reformation and the Puritans. He is author of many books, including The Unquenchable FlameDelighting in the Trinity, and Rejoice and Tremble.

Derek Thomas

Dr. Derek W.H. Thomas is senior minister of the First Presbyterian Church in Columbia, S.C., and Chancellor’s Professor of Systematic and Pastoral Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary. He is a Ligonier Ministries teaching fellow and the featured teacher for the Ligonier teaching series Romans 8. He is author of many books, including Heaven on EarthStrength for the Weary, and Let Us Worship God.

Pricing & Travel Information

We continue to monitor the events taking place in Israel, and we will keep guests updated about the status of the 2024 Mediterranean Study Cruise.
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  • HS - Horizon Suite Sold Out
  • CS - Celebrity Suite Sold Out
  • SS - Sun Set Sky Suite Sold Out
  • S1 - Sky Suite Sold Out
  • A2 - Aqua Class Sold Out
  • C1 - Concierge Class Sold Out
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  • O1 - Ocean View Sold Out
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About Ligonier Tours

One of the best ways you can learn about a person or even an event is being there—to be on site. We can certainly learn from reading and studying. We can even create the scene in our mind’s eye. But nothing brings a person or an event to life like being there. Ligonier Tours takes you to the places where significant events occurred, events that have shaped history. You can literally walk in the footsteps of our heroes of the past, of Luther, of Calvin, of Jonathan Edwards. You will meet these figures in ways you have never met them before.

Ligonier’s Teaching Fellows and other ministry leaders serve as your guides as you explore these important sites. On these tours, you’ll have time with these trusted teachers over a meal or at the sites along the journey. You will also have rich times of fellowship with your fellow travelers, meeting kindred spirits and making friendships.

Ligonier Tours brings the past to life, they serve to encourage us as disciples in our own day, and they offer us reminders that we are not alone, but that we are on our pilgrim journey together.

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