Ancient Wonders of the Bible Lands - Egypt, Jordan & Israel | Oct 18, 2023
Join us on a 13-day Ancient Wonders of the Bible Lands - Egypt, Jordan & Israel tour, starting at $4,998* from NEW YORK, or $5196 Dulles, VA on October 18, 2023. Visit Mount Nebo, Madaba, Qumran, Masada, Caesarea Philippi, Golan Heights, Bethsaida, Petra, and much more!
- All Inclusive Pricing
- First Class Hotels
- Breakfast and Dinner Daily
- Deluxe A/C Motor Coaches
- Fuel Surcharges and Gov't Taxes
- Entrance and Program Fees
- Live Audio Headsets
- Guided Tours
- International Airfare from NY
- Overseas Airport Transfers
- Study Guide
- Taxes and Hotel Gratuities
Day 1 October 18 - Depart the USA
Begin your journey to the land of antiquities as you depart from the United States on an overnight transatlantic flight.
Day 2 October 19 - Arrive in Tel Aviv
Upon arrival at Ben Gurion International Airport, you will be met and assisted through customs by our representatives. Transfer to the hotel in Tiberias.
Day 3 October 20 - Galilee
In Magdala, once home to Mary Magdalene, visit a recently discovered first-century synagogue. Enjoy beautiful Capernaum, the center of Jesus’ ministry, and visit the synagogue located on the site where Jesus taught (Matthew 4:13, 23). Sail across the Sea of Galilee and experience a special on-board worship service.
Day 4 October 21 - Cana, Nazareth, Tel Megiddo & Caesarea
Visit the Franciscan Wedding Chapel in Cana, site of Jesus’ first miracle, before continuing on to Nazareth, Jesus’ boyhood home (Matthew 2:23). Look out over Tel Megiddo (Armageddon) to view one of the most important archaeological sites in Israel. Today’s last stop is Caesarea, a center of the early Christians where an angel visited Cornelius, the first Gentile believer (Acts 10), and where Paul was imprisoned for two years before appealing to Caesar.
Day 5 October 22 - Bethlehem
At the River Jordan you can remember your baptism at the Yardenit Baptismal Site. In Bethlehem, visit the cave revered as Jesus’ birthplace and see the Church of the Nativity constructed over the site (Matthew 1: 18 -25). Gaze out over the Shepherds Field, where angels first proclaimed the Good News. Be inspired by the breathtaking beauty of Jerusalem (“the Golden City") as you stand on the Mount of Olives, the place from which Jesus ascended into heaven forty days after His resurrection (Acts 1:9-12).
Day 6 October 23 - Jerusalem
Explore the Davidson Center and the Southern Wall Excavations, including the Teaching Steps and the Western Wall. Wander the streets of the Jewish Quarter and explore the Cardo, the ancient marketplace still alive with shops. Stand on the steps of the Pool of Siloam, where the blind man was healed (John 9). Visit St. Peter in Gallicantu, the home of the High Priest Caiaphas, where Jesus was held after His arrest (Matthew 26:57).
Day 7 October 24 - Jerusalem
View the Pool of Bethesda where Jesus performed the Sabbath miracle (John 5: 1-31). Walk the Via Dolorosa, “the Way of the Cross,” and stand in reverence at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
Day 8 October 25 - Cross into Jordan
Cross the Alleby Bridge into Jordan. Explore Jerash, one of the best-preserved Roman cities in the world. Stroll through the oval piazza and wander along colonnaded streets etched by the wheels of ancient chariots. Stand in the grand theatre where an onstage whisper can be heard in the top row.
Day 9 October 26 - Petra
Travel south for a visit to the city of Petra. Its entrance passes through a long, narrow gorge known as the Siq and can only be accessed by carriage, horseback or on foot. Once inside the city, marvel at the intricate detail of a city that was cut into the cliff sides of rose-colored rock.
Day 10 October 27 - Fly to Cairo
Visit Mount Nebo, where Moses caught a glimpse of the Promised Land (Deut. 34). On a clear day, you can see all the way across the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea, to the rooftops of Jerusalem and Bethlehem. Continue to Madaba, the City of Mosaics, to visit the Church of Saint George with its sixth-century, Byzantine, mosaic map showing Jerusalem and other holy sites. Transfer to the airport in Amman and fly to Cairo.
Day 11 October 28 - Memphis and Giza
Your sightseeing begins with a visit to Memphis, the first capital of ancient Egypt which was destroyed by Emperor Theodosis. The stones and blocks were used by the Islamic conquerors to build their mosques and palaces. Continue to the Step Pyramid of Sakkara, designed by the innovative architect Imhotep, and forerunner of the pyramids. The tomb of King Zoser is over 200 feet high and resembles a giant set of stairs. Continue to Giza and the Great Pyramids of Cheops, Cheophreh, and Mykerinos, guarded by the colossal Sphinx monument which is symbolic of Egypt throughout the ages.
Day 12 October 29 - Cairo
This morning your guide will escort you on a tour of 7,000 years of Egyptian history with a visit to the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, which includes the world-famous golden treasures from King Tutankhamun‘s tomb. Tour the Citadel of Saladin built in 1183 A. D. and visit the Hanging church in old Cairo which is named for its location above a gatehouse of Babylon Fortress the Roman fortress in Coptic Cairo (Old Cairo). Later enjoy a ride on the Nile aboard a traditional Egyptian Felucca.
Day 13 October 30 - Return to the USA or enjoy the Luxor extension.
Return to the USA or enjoy the Luxor extension.
Enhance Your Journey
Luxor Extension Post
October 30 - Flight to Luxor
October 31 - Luxor – Valley of Kings and Queens
This morning enjoy sunrise over the Nile River before your visit to the Valley of the Kings. Tombs were constructed here for the kings and powerful nobles of Egypt for nearly 500 years. The valley stands on the west bank of the Nile, across from Thebes (modern Luxor), within the heart of the Theban Necropolis. See the Colossi of Memnon, made of sandstone brought from Gabal El Silselah. Each colossus, including the pedestal and the crown, is about 21m tall and represents King Amenhotep III. See the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, one of only a handful of female rulers in Ancient Egypt. Her reign was the longest of all the female pharaohs.
November 1 - Luxor – Luxor Temple and Karnak Temple
Visit the magnificent, Temple of Luxor with its avenue of sphinx statues and mighty monumental columns Continue to the Karnak Temple which was built over 2,000 years and is the largest religious building ever constructed, and see the famed Hypostyle Hall, the Obelisks of Queen Hatshepsut and Tutomosis III, the temple of Amon, the Granite Scarabeus and the Sacred Lake.
November 2 - Transfer to airport for return flights to USA
Guests taking an extension may be on a different flight than their group and/or traveling companion.
Taxes, tips & fees for extensions are charged separately.
Wednesday, October 18, 2023From $4998