- 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
- Domestic Airfare
- Hotel Gratuities
Day 1 OCTOBER 15 - 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 16 - ARRIVE IN CAIRO
Upon arrival in Cairo, you will be met and assisted through customs by our representatives. Transfer to your hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 3 OCTOBER 17 - 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 4 OCTOBER 18 - 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 5 OCTOBER 19 - JORDAN
This morning transfer to the airport in Cairo and fly to Amman. 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.
Day 6 OCTOBER 20 - 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 7 OCTOBER 21 - ISRAEL
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. Cross the Sheik Hussein border crossing into Israel. In Magdala, once home to Mary Magdalene, visit a recently discovered first-century synagogue.
Day 8 OCTOBER 22 - GALILEE
Worship as you sail across the Sea of Galilee. Visit Capernaum, center of Jesus’ ministry in the Galilee, and visit the synagogue built on the site where Jesus taught (Matthew 4:13, 23). On the Mount of Beatitudes, contemplate the “Sermon on the Mount” (Matthew 5-7). Explore the Church of the Fish and the Loaves at Tabgha, traditional site of the feeding of the 5,000 (Luke 9:10-17). See the Chapel of the Primacy, where Peter professed his devotion three times to the risen Christ (John 21). Recall Jesus’ baptism by John the Baptist at the Jordan River.
Day 9 OCTOBER 23 - 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 10 OCTOBER 24 - BETHLEHEM
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 Shepherds’ Field before returning to Jerusalem. Explore the poignant exhibits of Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust Memorial.
Day 11 OCTOBER 25 - JERUSALEM
Begin your day with a group picture taken from the Mount of Olives, where Jesus ascended into heaven (Acts 1:9-12). Walk the Palm Sunday Road and pray in the Garden of Gethsemane and envision the scenes of the night before Jesus’ crucifixion (Matthew 26:36 - 44). Continue to Mount Zion to visit the House of the High Priest Caiaphas, where Jesus was questioned the night of His betrayal (Matthew 26:57). Meditate on the events of the Last Supper as you visit the traditional location of the Upper Room (Mark 14:12-26).
Day 12 OCTOBER 26 - JERUSALEM
Explore ancient Jerusalem at the Teaching Steps and the Western Wall. View the Pool of Bethesda where Jesus performed the Sabbath miracle (John 5:1-18). Sing a hymn in the Church of St. Anne and experience its rich acoustics. Visit Herod’s Antonia Fortress, where Jesus appeared before Pontius Pilate (Luke 23:1), and follow in Christ’s steps on the Via Dolorosa (“the Way of the Cross”). At the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, take time to reflect on His sacrificial love. Visit the Garden Tomb for a time of reflection and communion.
Day 13 OCTOBER 27 - RETURN TO THE USA
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October 26 - Jerusalem
Explore ancient Jerusalem at the Teaching Steps and the Western Wall. View
the Pool of Bethesda, where Jesus performed the Sabbath miracle (John 5:1-
18). Sing a hymn in the Church of St. Anne and experience its rich acoustics.
Visit Herod’s Antonia Fortress, where Jesus appeared before Pontius Pilate
(Luke 23:1), and follow in Christ’s steps on the Via Dolorosa (“the Way of the
Cross”). At the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, take time to reflect on His sac-rificial love. Visit the Garden Tomb for a time of reflection and communion. Travel to the airport to fly to Athens this evening. Overnight in Athens.
October 27 - Corinth
Tour the city of Corinth, where the Apostle Paul met fellow tentmakers Aquila
and Priscilla and received a vision from the Lord saying, “I am with thee, and
no man shall set on thee to hurt thee: for I have much people in this city” (Acts
18: 10). As Paul spoke, Crispus (chief ruler of the synagogue) and many others
believed and were baptized (Acts 18:8), establishing the church at Corinth to
whom Paul later wrote his two epistles. Discover the archaeological museum,
marketplace and temples. As you walk among the ruins, stand on the Bema,
where the Apostle Paul stood before Gallio to face charges brought against him
by the Jews. Stop briefly at the port town of Cenchreae from which Paul later
departed for Syria (Acts 18: 12 -18). Return to Athens for dinner and overnight.
October 28 - Athens
Enjoy the rich architectural splendor of the ancient city of Athens as your
guide introduces you to the world-renowned Acropolis, the Propylaea, the
Parthenon and the Erectheum. Stand on Mars Hill as the Apostle Paul did
when he proclaimed, “I found an altar with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN
GOD. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you” (Acts
17:23). As you stroll the agora (ancient marketplace and center of Athenian
public life), recall that this was where the Apostle Paul preached “Jesus and
the resurrection” (Acts 17:18) to the skeptical Athenians. Also see the House
of Parliament, the Presidential Palace and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
This afternoon is free to explore Athens on your own or enjoy an optional
journey to Sounion to visit the famous Temple of Poseidon (additional $75).
Dinner and overnight is spent in Athens.
October 29 – Return to the USA
Return home with a new understanding of the Apostle Paul’s life and ministry.
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