Follow the book of Exodus and the People of Israel from
EGYPT via JORDAN to ISRAEL:
The journey that took 40 years… in 12 days.
Dinner and movies on board
We are met and assisted at the airport. Transfer to our hotel. Free time until dinner.
After breakfast we travel to the Giza Plateau to visit the Great Pyramids and theSphinx. Theses are some of the structures that the People of Israel built as slaves in Egypt (Exodus 1:11). We then visit the famous EgyptianMuseum where the treasures of King Tut Ein Khamon are exhibited. We also have a panoramic tour of the city and the Nile River. Dinner and overnight in our hotel. Optional Nile River dinner-show.
From Cairo we cross the famous Suez Canal into the Sinai desert. We reach Mt. Sinai in the afternoon. After dinner we bid watch the climbers from our hotel).
We reach the top in time to see one of the most amazing sunrise’s in the world! Here, Moses got the Torah and the Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:2-17). We have time for a group prayer or meditation before we descend for breakfast and visit the old monastery near Mt. Sinai at the spot of the burning bush (Exodus 3:1-21). Here Moses met his future wife – Zipora. We continue eastbound until we reach the shores of the Red Sea. From here we cross to Aqaba in Jordan. We continue northbound until we reach Petra. Dinner and overnight in our hotel.
After breakfast we explore the Nabatean city of Petra. This is one of the most striking sites upon earth. After a short and easy horse ride in a beautiful canyon we come upon an old temple carved into the sand stone of the canyon, beyond which lays the city. It was built in the 6th century BC as a shelter city for caravans that crossed the desert between Egypt and Syria. Petrawas chosen by the BBCas one of "the 40 places you have to see before you die".In the afternoon we head northbound to visit MountNebo(Deuteronomy 34:1). This is the traditional burial place of Moses. From here he saw the Promised Land but could not have entered. We will. We proceed northbound to cross the Jordan River at Sheik Hussein and overnight.
After breakfast, we descend and take a boat ride to Capernaum (Luke 4:31) to visit the ruins of an ancient synagogue and the Byzantine chapel at the site of Peter's House. We then continue to Tabgha (Matt 14:17, 19), the site of the Multiplication of the Loaves and the Fish, Mount of Beatitudes (Matt 5-7) and Magdala - home of Mary Magdalene. Our last visit today will be to Megiddo- the Biblical city overlooking the Valley of Armageddon (Revelation 16:16). Return to our hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
We start the day visiting the place where Jesus performed his first miracle – turning water into wine in Cana (John 2:11). Continue to Nazarethto visit the place where he lived as a young boy and visit a typical house of his time. In the afternoon, we reach the beautiful BahaiIGardens inHaifa. Drive to Caesarea(Acts 10:1ff),the port-city built by King Herod. Apostle Paul was put in prison here until he was expelled to Rome. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem
Our first stop will be the Mount of Olives (Mark 13:3) with a panoramic view of both the "old" and "new" Jerusalem. We follow the path down the Palm Sunday road to the Gardenof Gethsemane (Matt 26:36) and the nearby Church of All Nations. We then take a short drive through the Kidron Valley to reach Absalom and Zachariah's Tomb. Continue to MountZion (King David's tomb) and the Upper Room (John 13:1ff), site of the Last Supper. Nearby is the house of Caiaphas . We reach our hotel for dinner and overnight.
We drive south to the Dead Sea through Qumran, to visit the caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. We’ll then continue to Masada, the palace-fort built by King Herod. Here, in 73 A.D., 960 Jewish zealots committed suicide rather than surrender to the Romans. The plateau is reached via a cable car ride with a spectacular view of the plains surrounding it. We’ll also dip in the Dead Sea – rich with minerals, God’s gift to your skin. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.
After breakfast we visit the modern city of Jerusalem, the famous Menorah near the Israeli Parliament (Knesset), the Yad Va Shem Museum (the Holocaust Museum). We will visit the Wailing Wall (the Western Wall) - the last remains of the Temple built by King Herod and the Rabbi’s Tunnel whichexposes to you the unique size of the Wailing Wall. Afternoon visit to the "little town of Bethlehem..." and its' Church of the Nativity and Milk Grotto(Luke 2:15). Our day ends with a farewell dinner and overnight in our hotel in Jerusalem. (If your flight departs at midnight, you will be transferred to the airport after dinner).
(or to an extension to neighboring Jordan or Egypt). Arrival home in the U.S.A. on the same day. Welcome back. You have just returned from a lifetime experience.