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Footsteps of Saint Paul: A Catholic Pilgrimage to Greece with Select International Tours

Greece will inspire you to re-read the New Testament as you explore the places where Saint Paul walked and taught. Come and see the places where Saint Paul addressed many of his letters, including Philippi, Corinth, Ephesus, and Thessaloniki. You may also visit the beautiful cities and islands of Kavala, Kalambaka, Meteora, and Santorini. You’ll explore the historical sites of Delphi and Athens and maybe even visit Patmos, where Saint John wrote Revelation.

Here Are Four Can’t Miss Sites in Greece

Our meticulously designed itineraries encompass a variety of renowned pilgrimage destinations, allowing you to experience the unique essence of each location:

Philippi with Select International Tours


Philippi was the first location in Europe where Saint Paul preached the gospel. When Saint Paul, Silas, Timothy, and Saint Luke arrived, the city was a Roman colony with a small Jewish population. The ruins of the city invite you to step into the biblical narrative and the spread of the Gospel.

Corinth with Select International Tours


Corinth was an important strategic location in the region for more than a thousand years before Christ. By 44 BCE, Julius Caesar made Corinth the administrative capital of Rome, which may be why Saint Paul stopped here to preach and continued to communicate with the church in Corinth through his letters. 

Ephesus with Select International Tours


Ephesus was a major center of commerce that was already introduced to Christianity by disciples of Saint John the Baptist and converted by Aquila and Priscilla before Saint Paul arrived to teach, preach, and organize the early church before continuing his missionary journey.

Ars-sur-Formans with Select International Tours


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Why Choose Select International Tours for Your Catholic Pilgrimage to Greece?

Beyond simply visiting gorgeous locations, Select International Tours curates experiences that enrich your pilgrimage and strengthen your faith. 

Our knowledgeable and faith-filled tour hosts act as more than just tour leaders. They provide insightful commentary throughout the journey, leading prayer, and fostering a deeper understanding of the historical and spiritual significance of each site. And our local guides make sure you understand exactly what you’re seeing and the history involved. Here are some reasons why a Catholic pilgrimage with Select International Tours is the perfect choice:

Expertly Designed Itineraries in Greece with Select international Tours

Expertly Designed Itineraries: Our tours are meticulously crafted to take you to the most significant biblical sites in Greece: places like Philippi, Corinth, Ephesus, and Thessaloniki. We will also be sure to take in historical landmarks like Athens and Delphi. Since each Select International Tours itinerary is customized for your group, you get to see Greece in a unique way attuned to your group leader’s specific vision.

Greece Guides with Select International Tours

Expert Guidance: Many of the most prominent Catholic Clergy, evangelists, speakers, authors, and media personalities travel with Select International Tours. Your Group Leader works with us to craft a unique trip for you. Then, while traveling, they work with the best Local Christian Guides to ensure that you learn the history of each site, get time to pray, and experience the religious and personal significance of visiting these places yourself. 

Focus on the Sacraments in Greece with Select international Tours

Focus on the Sacraments: We ensure ample opportunities to celebrate Mass at sacred sites throughout the journey, deepening your connection to the Catholic faith and forever cementing the visit in your memory. Every trip has a priest to ensure that you have spiritual guidance at every turn.

The Best Food, Wine, and Culture in Greece with Select international Tours

Food, Wine, Culture, and History: With Select International Tours, you have time to experience the local culture in unique ways while visiting Greece. Your tour might include a wine tasting, a visit to Santorini, or a cruise on the Aegean Sea! See the trip brochures for specifics.

Private Motor Coaches with Select international Tours

The Best Accommodations and Private Motor Coaches: Pilgrimage touring can be tiring, which is why we book the best centrally located hotels for your stay. You’ll also travel in comfort daily on modern private air-conditioned motor coaches. 

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Your Trip Supports Christians: A small portion of your pilgrimage fee with Select International Tours goes to the Select to Give Foundation, which ensures that Christian families can remain and thrive in the Holy Land. 


Select International Tours only works with the best and most ethical guides in the business. Your guides will be experienced and compassionate. They are there to help you every step of the way.

We were most impressed by our tour guide and the bus driver. [Our Guide] was very knowledgeable, friendly, and truly concerned about our experience. [Our Driver] was a skilled driver through the narrow streets and busy highways.


Our guide for this trip was amazing as well. He was very knowledgeable and helpful. Guiding a group of 40+ people had to be so difficult, but I appreciated everything he did.


Our guide was amazing, so well informed and answered all our questions with excellent answers

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In the Footsteps of St. Paul Pilgrimage to Greece including a 3-Day Cruise with Fr. Gene Field and Janet Stiffler

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Unfold your pilgrimage journey to Greece with ease. Our frequently asked questions address common concerns to ensure a smooth and enriching spiritual experience.

What’s the Typical Duration of a Pilgrimage?  

Our Catholic pilgrimages to Greece typically range from 10 to 12 days, allowing ample time for spiritual reflection and exploring each site.

What’s the Best Time to Go?  

Anytime! Greece has a typical Mediterranean climate with mild winters, that can be a bit wet. Summers tend to be warmer and dry. That being said, the climate in Greece is generally very welcoming for most Americans.

What Physical Fitness Level Is Required?  

There will be a moderate amount of walking involved and there are many more stairs than are typical in the USA, so a basic level of fitness is recommended. Please see the activity level on the trip you’re considering to understand how much walking is involved. 

What’s Included in the Pilgrimage Cost?  

Select International Tours offers all-inclusive packages that cover your flights, accommodations, meals, transportation within France, entrance fees to all sites, and the expertise of our guides. We also offer land-only packages and optional extensions. See the trip brochure for more information.

What Should I Pack?  

Comfortable walking shoes, modest clothing suitable for churches, a hat, sunscreen, and a refillable water bottle are essential.  You may also want to pack a small Bible and any religious articles that hold personal significance. Be sure to watch some of our Two-Minute Travel Tips for more tips and tricks.

Are There Opportunities to Experience Greek Culture?  

Absolutely! We incorporate visits to charming towns, historic landmarks, and local markets, and many special experiences allowing you to savor the rich tapestry of Greek culture.

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