The infant church was nurtured in the Mediterranean world of antiquity, and from there it quickly spread across the globe. Due largely to the missionary labors of the Apostle Paul, churches began to be planted beyond the borders of Palestine, expanding into Asia Minor, Greece, and Rome. Set sail to this "cradle of Christianity" on our 2020 Mediterranean Study Cruise. Over twelve nights and thirteen days, you’ll get a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the sights where the early church was born and grew. You can explore some of the most fully recovered ruins of any ancient city in Ephesus, or climb Mars Hill where Paul preached to the Athenians. Of course, the culmination of our trip will be a visit to the Holy Land, where you can walk where Jesus walked and gave His life to secure our redemption. These firsthand experiences can enrich your understanding of Scripture, and the memories you make will give proof to the adage, "You just had to be there."

We invite you to join Rev. Joel Kim and Drs. W. Robert Godfrey, Steven Lawson, Stephen Nichols, and Burk Parsons on this unforgettable study cruise.


October 8 - Day 1

Rome, Italy

October 9 - Day 2

At Sea

October 10 - Day 3

Katakolon, Greece

October 11 - Day 4

Athens, Greece

October 12 - Day 5

Ephesus, Turkey

October 13 - Day 6

At Sea

October 14 - Day 7

Haifa, Israel

October 15 - Day 8

Jerusalem, Israel

October 16 - Day 9

Jerusalem, Israel

October 17 - Day 10

Limassol, Cyprus

October 18 - Day 11

At Sea

October 19 - Day 12

At Sea

October 20 - Day 13

Rome, Italy


W. Robert Godfrey

Dr. W. Robert Godfrey is a Ligonier Ministries teaching fellow and chairman of Ligonier Ministries. He is also president emeritus and professor emeritus of church history at Westminster Seminary California. He is the featured teacher for the six-part Ligonier teaching series A Survey of Church History, and his many books include God’s Pattern for CreationReformation Sketches Learning to Love the Psalms, and Saving the Reformation.

Joel Kim

Rev. Joel E. Kim is president and assistant professor of New Testament at Westminster Seminary California. He is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church in America. He is coeditor of Always Reformed.

Steven Lawson

Dr. Steven J. Lawson is founder and president of OnePassion Ministries. He is a Ligonier Ministries teaching fellow, director of the doctor of ministry program at The Master’s Seminary, and host of the Institute for Expository Preaching. He has written numerous books, including The Passionate Preaching of Martyn Lloyd-JonesThe Evangelistic Zeal of George WhitefieldJohn Knox: Fearless Faith and The Moment of Truth.

Stephen Nichols

Dr. Stephen J. Nichols is president of Reformation Bible College, 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 numerous books, including For Us and for Our SalvationPeaceA Time for Confidence, and volumes in the Guided Tour series on Jonathan EdwardsMartin Luther, and J. Gresham Machen. He is coeditor of The Legacy of Luther and Crossway’s Theologians on the Christian Life series.

Burk Parsons

Dr. Burk Parsons is senior pastor of Saint Andrew’s Chapel in Sanford, Fla., chief publishing officer for Ligonier Ministries, editor of Tabletalk magazine, and a Ligonier Ministries teaching fellow. He is author of Why Do We Have Creeds?, editor of Assured by God and John Calvin: A Heart for Devotion, Doctrine, and Doxology, and coeditor and cotranslator of A Little Book on the Christian Life by John Calvin.

Pricing & Travel Information

Land Excursions Additional

  • Early Bird Price (Expires 06/01/2019) Standard Price
  • 8 - Interior Early Bird Price: $2,285.00 Price: $2,413.00
  • 9 - Interior Early Bird Price: $2,388.00 Price: $2,516.00
  • 7 - Ocean View Early Bird Price: $3,157.00 Price: $3,285.00
  • 2B - Balcony Early Bird Price: $3,311.00 Price: $3,439.00
  • 2A - Balcony Early Bird Price: $3,824.00 Price: $3,952.00
  • C2 - Concierge Class Early Bird Price: $4,131.00 Price: $4,259.00
  • C1 - Concierge Class Sold Out
  • C1 - Concierge Class Early Bird Price: $4,336.00 Price: $4,465.00
  • S2 - Sky Suite Early Bird Price: $7,311.00 Price: $7,439.00
  • S1 - Sky Suite Sold Out
  • CS - Celebrity Suite Early Bird Price: $9,567.00 Price: $9,695.00
  • SG - Signature Suite Sold Out
  • RS - Royal Suite Sold Out
  • RS - Royal Suite Early Bird Price: $14,438.00 Price: $14,566.00

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.

View photos from previous tours.