2423 Mission University
Greece Study and Service Tour
 December 2-12, 2024
$3,400 – Full Air Package
$2,400 – Ground-Only

A limited number of $300 discounts are available for students!
Contact Dr. Dunning for details.

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All registrations for 2423 Mission University Greece Study and Service Tour are completed/submitted online via the secure online form linked below. NOTE: All participants must complete a registration form.

American Airlines Plane Flying

DAY 1 – December 2

Departing from Springfield/Branson (SGF), the group will connect with an overnight flight to Athens (ATH).

DAY 2December 3

You are scheduled to arrive in Athens (ATH) at 3:15 PM. You will transfer to your hotel in Delphi.

Overnight: Delphi (Dinner)

DAY 3December 4

Today, you will visit the Oracle of Delphi and the temple of Apollo. Both are UNESCO World Heritage sites that will give you great insight into the world where Paul ministered. You will also see the Gallio Inscription at Delphi. Gallio was the proconsul of Achaia when Paul was in Athens and Corinth (Acts 18:12).

Overnight: Kalambaka (Dinner)

Delphi, Greece.

DAY 4December 5

This morning, you will visit a monastery in Kalabaka. You will be impressed, if not overwhelmed, by the cliff-side monasteries. These monasteries will allow us to learn about monasticism. You will overnight in Kavala (Neapolis, Acts 16:11), where Paul landed in response to the Macedonian Call.

Overnight: Kavala (Dinner)

Kalabaka, Greece (Photo: Clement Souche)

DAY 5December 6

Today, you will visit Philippi (Acts 16), Paul’s first ministry stop on the continent of Europe. You will visit the river where Paul met Lydia and the archaeological park of the ancient city of Philippi. We will learn about Paul’s interactions with Lydia, the demon-possessed woman, and the jailer.

Overnight: Thessaloniki (Dinner)

The Philippian Jail, Acts 16

DAY 6December 7

We will start the day in Thessalonica, the second-largest city in modern Greece. We will focus our time on Paul’s visit (Acts 17:1-9) as we visit the Roman portion of the city, which has been uncovered in the city center. Following Paul’s path, we will have a short visit in Berea (Acts 17:10-15) before heading to Athens for our overnight.

Overnight: Athens (Dinner on your own.)

Roman Thessalonica, Acts 17

DAY 7December 8 (Service Day)

We will participate in the services at Athens Baptist Church, pastored by George Dimakos, a 1993 graduate of Baptist Bible College (now Mission University).

Overnight: Athens

DAY 8December 9 (Service Day)

We will participate in a ministry outreach to Muslim migrants under the guidance of Athens Baptist Church. All expenses for this ministry opportunity are included.

Overnight: Athens

DAY 9December 10

Today, you will spend the day touring Athens. You will visit the agora, where Paul’s heart was burdened by the multitude of idols (Acts 17:16); Mar’s Hill, where Paul explained the identity and character of the true and living God; and the Parthenon, the focal point of ancient Athens.

Overnight: Athens (Dinner on your own.)

Parthenon, Athens

DAY 10December 11

After breakfast, we will spend our final tour day in Corinth. We will learn about Paul’s ministry there while visiting the museum and the ancient city. We’ll see the market area, the bema, and the Acro-Corinth.

Overnight: Athens (Dinner on your own.)

DAY 11December 12

You will have an early morning transfer to the Athens Airport (ATH) for your 7:25 AM return flight. You are scheduled to arrive at SGF at 10:03 PM.

** The above itinerary is subject to change based on local conditions, which may include, but is not limited to weather, crowds, and security matters.

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PAYMENT POLICY AND PRICING

The published price is the cash/check discount price per person in US Dollars for the 2423 Mission University Greece Study Tour.

When possible, Discipleship Travel LLC obtains price guarantees from suppliers. However, published rates are subject to change without notice depending upon the strength of the US Dollar and the fluctuating nature of oil, gas, and other costs.

As a convenience to travelers, Discipleship Travel LLC offers the option to pay tour fees by credit/debit card or ACH (eCheck) via the company website (https://discipleshiptravel.com/payments/). By selecting to pay by a credit/debit card or an ACH payment, the traveler agrees to pay the additional fees associated with this service. A credit/debit card payment requires an additional fee of 3% of the payment amount + $0.30 transaction fee. An ACH (eCheck) payment requires an additional fee of 1% of the payment amount + $0.26 transaction fee. The traveler agrees to check the box on the payment portal that includes the additional credit card fee at the time of payment or the traveler will be billed by Discipleship Travel LLC.

All tour fees must be paid prior to travel.

The full-package price for this group is $3,400 (cash/check). The ground-only price for this group is $2,400 (cash/check). The single supplement fee is $1,000.

The Full Package begins/ends at Springfield-Branson National Airport (SGF).

The Ground-Only package includes everything the full package includes except airfare. Ground-Only participants must a) provide their transportation to/from Athens, Greece (ATH) and b) coordinate with the group’s Athens (ATH) arrival and departure. Any additional fees necessitated by traveling separately from the group are solely the traveler’s responsibility

INCLUDED IN TOUR PRICE

Coach airfare◇; double-occupancy† accommodations in 3* and 4* hotels; entry fees; English-speaking guides; drivers; breakfast at all hotels; dinner^ at the hotels in Delphi, Kalambaka, Kavala, and Thessaloniki; climate-controlled buses; porterage; and taxes and tips (hotel staff, drivers, and guides). Dinners are not included in Athens.

◇ Seat upgrades may be available at an extra charge.

† A single room requires a supplement of $1,000. Discipleship Travel LLC is not responsible for providing a roommate. Each participant is responsible for providing their own roommates.

^ All meals are prepared in industry-regulated kitchens licensed by the appropriate health boards, but Discipleship Travel LLC neither guarantees nor represents that in-flight and/or hotel meals will meet specific allergy or dietary restrictions of any participant.

NOT INCLUDED IN TOUR PRICE

Lunches, a la carte beverages at buffets (e.g., soft drinks and alcohol), daily water or snacks, souvenirs or personal expenses, any expenses resulting from illness or accident, passport costs, or any other expenses not specifically mentioned as included in the tour brochure or web page, or any other services not specifically mentioned as included in the tour brochure or web page.

PAYMENT SCHEDULE 

A non-refundable deposit of $300 must be submitted by May 1, 2024. Fifty percent (50%) of the tour price must be paid by July 25, 2024, 130 days before departure. The final balance must be paid by September 18, 2024, 75 days before departure.

 

LATE REGISTRATIONS AND LATE PAYMENTS

 

Late registrations are accepted. However, late registrations require a $25 non-refundable late fee.

 

Late payments will incur a $25 non-refundable late fee and may cause forfeiture of reservation.

LIMITED SPACE

The maximum number of total participants for the 2423 Mission University Greece Tour is forty-five (45). Discipleship Travel LLC has secured 30 airline seats from Springfield (SGF). Additional seats may be available at a different price.
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Discipleship Travel LLC strongly encourages travelers to obtain appropriate travel insurance coverage against the risks inherent in travel. However, the traveler is not obligated to purchase travel insurance to purchase this tour package. Discipleship Travel LLC is not a seller of travel insurance and does not advise the traveler regarding specific insurance needs. The traveler should request policy information or clarification from a licensed travel insurance seller.

Click the Travel Guard banner below to compare policy benefits or purchase insurance.

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PAYMENT POLICY AND PRICING

The published price is the cash/check discount price per person in US Dollars for the 2423 Mission University Greece Study Tour.

When possible, Discipleship Travel LLC obtains price guarantees from suppliers. However, published rates are subject to change without notice depending upon the strength of the US Dollar and the fluctuating nature of oil, gas, and other costs.

As a convenience to travelers, Discipleship Travel LLC offers the option to pay tour fees by credit/debit card or ACH (eCheck) via the company website (https://discipleshiptravel.com/payments/). By selecting to pay by a credit/debit card or an ACH payment, the traveler agrees to pay the additional fees associated with this service. A credit/debit card payment requires an additional fee of 3% of the payment amount + $0.30 transaction fee. An ACH (eCheck) payment requires an additional fee of 1% of the payment amount + $0.26 transaction fee. The traveler agrees to check the box on the payment portal that includes the additional credit card fee at the time of payment or the traveler will be billed by Discipleship Travel LLC.

All tour fees must be paid prior to travel.

The full-package price for this group is $3,400 (cash/check). The ground-only price for this group is $2,400 (cash/check). The single supplement fee is $1,000.

The Full Package begins/ends at Springfield-Branson National Airport (SGF).

The Ground-Only package includes everything the full package includes except airfare. Ground-Only participants must a) provide their transportation to/from Athens, Greece (ATH) and b) coordinate with the group’s Athens (ATH) arrival and departure. Any additional fees necessitated by traveling separately from the group are solely the traveler’s responsibility

INCLUDED IN TOUR PRICE

Coach airfare◇; double-occupancy† accommodations in 3* and 4* hotels; entry fees; English-speaking guides; drivers; breakfast at all hotels; dinner^ at the hotels in Delphi, Kalambaka, Kavala, and Thessaloniki; climate-controlled buses; porterage; and taxes and tips (hotel staff, drivers, and guides). Dinners are not included in Athens.

◇ Seat upgrades may be available at an extra charge.

† A single room requires a supplement of $1,000. Discipleship Travel LLC is not responsible for providing a roommate. Each participant is responsible for providing their own roommates.

^ All meals are prepared in industry-regulated kitchens licensed by the appropriate health boards, but Discipleship Travel LLC neither guarantees nor represents that in-flight and/or hotel meals will meet specific allergy or dietary restrictions of any participant.

NOT INCLUDED IN TOUR PRICE

Lunches, a la carte beverages at buffets (e.g., soft drinks and alcohol), daily water or snacks, souvenirs or personal expenses, any expenses resulting from illness or accident, passport costs, or any other expenses not specifically mentioned as included in the tour brochure or web page, or any other services not specifically mentioned as included in the tour brochure or web page.

PAYMENT SCHEDULE 

A non-refundable deposit of $300 must be submitted by May 1, 2024. Fifty percent (50%) of the tour price must be paid by July 25, 2024, 130 days before departure. The final balance must be paid by September 18, 2024, 75 days before departure. 

LATE REGISTRATIONS AND LATE PAYMENTS

Late registrations are accepted. However, late registrations require a $25 non-refundable late fee.

Late payments will incur a $25 non-refundable late fee and may cause forfeiture of reservation.

LIMITED SPACE

The maximum number of participants for the 2423 Mission University Greece Tour is forty-five (45). Discipleship Travel LLC has secured 30 airline seats from Springfield (SGF). Additional seats may be available at a different price.

MINIMUM PARTICIPANTS

The minimum number of participants for this tour is fifteen (15). If fifteen (15) participants fail to register and make the final payment, Discipleship Travel LLC may cancel the group, and all payments, less a $100/per person handling fee, will be returned.

If the group fails to be viable, Discipleship Travel LLC is not responsible for, nor will Discipleship Travel LLC reimburse any expenses incurred by participants in preparation for the tour.

ITINERARY CHANGES

The related itinerary is subject to change due to airline disruptions or schedule changes, or local conditions, which may include, among other things, weather, security, and crowd considerations.

If an itinerary change necessitates extra overnights, each participant will be responsible for any additional costs resulting from such changes.

PASSPORTS

All participants must have a passport that is valid for at least six (6) months beyond their return date. 

Any participant who intends to travel on a non-USA passport is solely responsible for knowing and meeting the entry requirements for their destination country. The Government of Greece provides visa information here. U.S. citizens are generally allowed to travel to Greece without a visa if they are coming for tourism for a short time.  However, the decision on admission to Greece is made by Greek immigration authorities in accordance with Greek law. If a passenger is denied entry to Greece for any reason, the passenger is solely responsible for any expenses related to denial of entry.

Each participant is solely responsible for obtaining and maintaining a valid passport. Discipleship Travel LLC is not responsible for securing participants’ passports or verifying the validity of currently held passports.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

The traveler assumes all responsibility for knowing about and  meeting the entry requirements for their destination whether those requirements are related to entry visas, vaccination(s), insurance, travel documents or any other entry requirement(s) established by the host country.

PHOTOGRAPHY

By registering for this tour, participants give Discipleship Travel LLC permission to use and publish photographs in which they may be included for the use of promotion, print, editorial, advertising or other related purposes without financial compensation. Additionally, by registering for this tour, participants specifically release Discipleship Travel LLC from all claims and liability relating to said photographs.

BAGGAGE ALLOWANCE

Due to airline contracts, bus size, and included porterage, participants are allowed one checked bag, not to exceed 62 inches (length plus width plus depth) and 50 lbs. Participants may also bring one carry-on item and one personal item. Participants should consult the airline’s international baggage regulations as restrictions frequently vary by airline and may change without notice.

CANCELATION REFUND POLICY

The following cancellation/refund policy applies to 2423 Mission University Greece Study Tour:

Cancellations up to 131 days prior to group departure will receive a full refund less a $300 processing fee.

Any cancellation between 130-91 days prior to group departure will receive a full refund less a $600 penalty plus any airline penalties.**

Any cancellation between 90-75 days prior to group departure will receive a full refund less a $1800 penalty plus any airline penalties.**

Any cancellation less than 75 days prior to group departure will receive no refund.

**Airline penalties refers to any cancellation fee(s) imposed by the airline and/or any fund not recovered from the airline. According to the specific airline contract, cancellations may result in a credit or travel voucher from the airline, depending on the date of cancellation. Travel credits/vouchers can be used in the future according to the conditions established by the airline.

Tours are not transferable.

TRAVEL INSURANCE NOTIFICATION

Discipleship Travel LLC strongly encourages travelers to obtain appropriate travel insurance coverage against the risks inherent in travel. However, the traveler is not obligated to purchase travel insurance to purchase this tour package. Discipleship Travel LLC is not a seller of travel insurance and does not advise the traveler regarding specific insurance needs. The traveler should request policy information or clarification from a licensed seller of travel insurance.

In the tour documents (e.g., the group webpage and invoice) and various locations on the company website, Discipleship Travel LLC provides Internet links to a travel insurance provider (AIG: Travel Guard) that offers a variety of travel insurance policies. See https://discipleshiptravel.com. These links are a service to our clients and should not be considered a mandate to purchase travel insurance from the linked provider.

Discipleship Travel LLC receives a referral commission if travelers purchase a travel insurance policy from any of the referral links provided by Discipleship Travel LLC.

LEGAL JURISDICTION

As a condition of purchasing a tour package from Discipleship Travel LLC, the traveler agrees that the legal jurisdiction for any disputes between the traveler and Discipleship Travel LLC is the Christian County Circuit Court, Ozark, Missouri.

RELEASE OF LIABILITY

Discipleship Travel LLC acts as a mere agent for suppliers in selling travel-related accepting services, or in accepting reservations or bookings for services that are not directly supplied by Discipleship Travel LLC (such as air and ground transportation, hotel accommodations, meals, tours, cruises, etc.). Discipleship Travel LLC, therefore, shall not be responsible for breach of contract, supplier failure to comply with any laws such as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), or any intentional or negligent actions or omissions on the part of such suppliers, which result in any loss, damage, delay, inconvenience or injury to the traveler or the traveler’s companions or group members. Unless the term “guaranteed” is specifically stated in writing on the traveler’s tickets, invoice, or reservation itinerary, Discipleship Travel LLC does not guarantee any of such supplier’s rates, bookings, reservations, connections, scheduling, or handling of baggage or other personal effects. Discipleship Travel LLC shall not be responsible for any injuries, damages, or losses caused to any traveler in connection with terrorist activities, social or labor unrest, mechanical or construction failures or difficulties, diseases, pandemics, local laws, climatic conditions, abnormal conditions or developments, or any other actions, omissions, or conditions outside the control of Discipleship Travel LLC. The traveler assumes complete and full responsibility for, and hereby releases the agents of Discipleship Travel LLC, any duty of checking and verifying any and all passport, visa, vaccination, or other entry requirements of each destination and all safety and security conditions of such destinations, during the length of the proposed travel.

In consideration of the inherent risks associated with international travel, and as part payment for the right to participate in such activity or the services arranged for the traveler by Discipleship Travel LLC or their employees and/or agents, traveler hereby assumes all of the above mentioned risks as well as any other risks related to international travel and does hereby voluntarily release Discipleship Travel LLC, their employees and/or agents and assigns, and does hereby discharge, waive and relinquish any and all actions or causes of action for personal injury, property damage, or wrongful death occurring to the traveler as a result of participating in such activity or activities incidental thereto, wherever or however the same may occur and for whatever period said activities may continue; and, the traveler’s heirs, executors and administrators, and assigns hereby release, waive, discharge, and relinquish any action or cases of action, aforesaid, which may arise for the traveler and the traveler’s estate, and voluntarily agrees that under no circumstances will the traveler, or the traveler’s heirs, executors, administrators, and assigns, prosecute, present any claim for personal injury, property damage, or wrongful death against Discipleship Travel LLC, their employees and/or agents for any of said causes of actions, whether the same shall arise by the negligence of any of said persons or otherwise. IT IS THE TRAVELER’S INTENTION BY THIS INSTRUMENT TO EXEMPT AND RELIEVE DISCIPLESHIP TRAVEL LLC, THEIR EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS FROM LIABILITY FOR PERSONAL INJURY, PROPERTY DAMAGE, OR WRONGFUL DEATH CAUSED BY THE NEGLIGENCE OF ANYONE NOT EMPLOYED BY DISCIPLESHIP TRAVEL LLC.

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Discipleship Travel LLC strongly encourages travelers to obtain appropriate travel insurance coverage against the risks inherent in travel. However, the traveler is not obligated to purchase travel insurance to purchase this tour package. Discipleship Travel LLC is not a seller of travel insurance and does not advise the traveler regarding specific insurance needs. The traveler should request policy information or clarification from a licensed travel insurance seller.

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The cancellation policy for the 2423 Mission University Greece Study Tour is as follows:

CANCELLATIONS: All cancellation notices must be received in writing at:

809 E. Roubidioux St.
Nixa, MO 65714

Date of Cancellation Refund Policy
Up to 131 days prior to departure $300 cancellation fee
130-91 days prior to departure $600 cancellation fee and any
airline penalties**
90-75 days prior to departure $1800 cancellation fee and any
airline penalties**
Less than 75 days prior to departure No refund

**Airline penalties refers to any cancellation fee(s) imposed by the airline or any fund not recovered from the airline. According to the specific airline contract, cancellations may result in a credit or travel voucher from the airline, depending on the date of cancellation. Travel credits/vouchers can be used in the future according to the conditions established by the airline.

NOTE: Tours are non-transferable.

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Discipleship Travel LLC strongly encourages travelers to obtain appropriate travel insurance coverage against the risks inherent in travel. However, the traveler is not obligated to purchase travel insurance to purchase this tour package. Discipleship Travel LLC is not a seller of travel insurance and does not advise the traveler regarding specific insurance needs. The traveler should request policy information or clarification from a licensed travel insurance seller.

Click the Travel Guard banner below to compare policy benefits or purchase insurance.

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FAQ for 2423 Mission University Greece Study Tour.

Can I get a single room?

Yes, there are a limited number of single rooms available. However, there is a single supplement fee of $1,000 required for a single room.

What is the difference between a full package and a ground-only package?

The only difference between the two is that the full-package provides group airfare while the ground-only package requires the participant to provide his/her own flight arrangements. This difference is reflected in the price.

If I am flying with the group, can I upgrade my ticket or confirm specific seats on my flights?

It may possible to upgrade to extra legroom seats, but only if such seats are available at the time of ticketing. The cost for upgrading a seat depends on the particular seat selected and will be provided at the time of booking.

Can Discipleship Travel LLC help me make my own flight arrangements?

If you want to purchase your own flight Discipleship Travel LLC can certainly help you with those arrangements. Please contact Craig Dunning via email.

If you want to use miles to obtain your own flight, you must deal directly with your airline’s reward department.

When should I purchase airline tickets?

In order to avoid penalties and fees imposed by the airlines should changes occur, Discipleship Travel LLC recommends purchasing a refundable ticket. Discipleship Travel LLC will notify all ground-only participants when minimum participation has been reached. Participants who do not participate in the group airfare arrangements bear all financial responsibilities related to providing their own airfare, and Discipleship Travel LLC is not responsible, nor will Discipleship Travel LLC reimburse such participants for any losses they incur should the group become unviable for any reason.

What should I keep in mind if I make my own flight arrangements?

The most important consideration is that you must coordinate your arrival and departure with those of the group. You must be at the airport to meet the group at the designated time of arrival. The bus will not wait for you to arrive. This may mean that you have to arrive in Greece a day earlier than the group or arrange your own transportation to meet up with the group. In that case, Discipleship Travel LLC can help you reserve a hotel room, but you will be responsible for the extra costs involved. Likewise, if you do not transfer to the airport with the group for your departure flight, you will be responsible for all extra costs related to staying longer in Israel and/or getting to the airport.

When should I arrive into Tel Aviv?

The group is scheduled to arrive at 3:15 PM on December 3, 2024. Ground-only participants should make arrangeements to meet the group at Athens Airport (ATH) at that time. The bus will not wait for late-arrivals. If anyone misses the bus, they will be responsible for any costs related to meeting the group.

When should I depart from Athens?

This group is scheduled to depart at 7:25AM on December 12, 2024. Ground-only participants are welcome to ride the bus to the airport or they may make their own transfer arrangements at their own cost. Hotel rooms will be available until 8:00AM on December 12, 2024.

What is the baggage allowance?

Participants are allowed one (1) checked bag and one carry-on at no additional cost. The checked bag may weigh up to 50 pounds and measure 62 inches (L+W+D). The carry-on can measure up to 45 inches (L+W+D). Baggage restrictions can vary by airline. Therefore, it is important to verify the specific airline’s baggage regulations before you get to the airport.

What are our accomodations*?

  • Delphi (1 night)
  • Kalambaka (1 night)
  • Kavala (1 night)
  • Thessalonki (1 night)
  • Athens (5 nights)
  • *Hotels are subject to change without notice

What is the Cancellation Policy for this tour?

To review the Cancellation Policy for this tour, please go to the cancellations policy tab above. Also, see the terms and conditions tab.

Are tips included?

All tips and taxes are included. A generous tip for drivers, guides, and hotel servers is included in the tour price, but if you appreciate the service provided you are certainly welcome to leave an additional tip on the table or add to the amount provided for the guide and driver at the end of the trip.

What out-of-pocket expenses should I expect?

Lunches will be approximately $20 each day, depending on the participant’s appetite and selection. Soft drinks and ice cream cost about $3 each. Bottled water is $1-3, and will be available on the bus each day. You can spend from $1 to thousands on souvenirs and collectibles.

How much walking will we be doing?

The average day includes approximately 2-3 miles of walking. This is not done in a single walk; rather it is done in small increments throughout the day, and you will have opportunities to rest along the way. Please begin preparing for this element of the tour now. Start by doing small walks, then slowly build up your distance. Also, include some inclines (hills or stairs) in your routine.

Other Questions?

Please contact Craig Dunning via email or at (682) 227-0175.

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Discipleship Travel LLC strongly encourages travelers to obtain appropriate travel insurance coverage against the risks inherent in travel. However, the traveler is not obligated to purchase travel insurance to purchase this tour package. Discipleship Travel LLC is not a seller of travel insurance and does not advise the traveler regarding specific insurance needs. The traveler should request policy information or clarification from a licensed travel insurance seller.

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