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Dear Friend, My first trip to the Holy Land was over 39 years ago and that trip will forever stand out in my mind. I had such a greater interest in and understanding of God’s Word after that. I made a decision then that I would return and bring others with me. This will be my 38th tour since, and every time I learn something new. I truly enjoyed my last trip more than my first, and look forward with great anticipation to this next one. I know you will be thrilled when you visit all the sites mentioned in our brochure – places like Jericho, Capernaum, Nazareth, The Sea of Galilee, Caesarea, Bethlehem, and, my favorite city in the world, Jerusalem. You will truly be able to say, “I Walked Today Where Jesus Walked” as the words of the song go. We will sing,pray, and share together in a short devotional time each evening just before our buffet dinner. (Two meals, breakfast and dinner, are provided each day.) Keep on Keeping on with Jesus! Jim Gilley
Itinerary

Day by Day

1
sunday
New York, Istanbul, Tel Aviv

Tour members are welcomed for our departing flight to Tel Aviv via wide-body aircraft arriving the next day.  Meals served on board

2
monday
Tel Aviv, Tiberias

This morning we will arrive in Istanbul and transfer to our flight to Tel Aviv. Upon arrival in Tel Aviv we are met by our guide who will be with us for the time we are in the Holy Land.  Continue through Tel Aviv, the largest city in Israel.  We proceed up the new toll road in Israel to the famous Sea of Galilee where we check into our hotel for dinner and overnight.

3
tuesday
Tiberias, Upper Galilee

We leave Tiberias and head north via Magdala into the valley of Gennesareth to Ginossar to view the New Testament boat found below the sea and to enjoy a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee.  Then on to Chorazin, through the Hula Valley to Hazor, ruins of the powerful Canaanite city destroyed by Joshua and rebuilt by King Jabin and then by Solomon as a chariot city to command Upper Galilee.  

We continue to the northern limits of Jesus’ travel as we cross the River Hatzbani to Dan, where we combine a nature walk beside the Upper Jordan with views of the ancient ruins, topped by the Israelite high place that supported a golden calf (1 Kings 12).  Then a short drive to Banias (Caesarea Philippi), dedicated to Pan the Greek god of pastures, flocks and shepherds; here Peter made his great profession of faith, recognition of Christ Jesus ( Matthew 16).  Driving along the foot of Mount Hermon, we ascend onto the Golan Plateau for a magnificent view of upper Israel.  Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

4
wednesday
Sea of Galilee, Bet Shean

This morning we follow the Rift Valley running parallel to the Jordan, along the route Jesus most frequently traveled to Jerusalem.  We visit Bet Shean at the foot of Mt. Gilboa, where King Saul was slain, see the evidences of Egyptian, Roman Byzantine occupations, and view the ancient Tel, Roman Theater and church mosaics.

In the afternoon we visit Capernaum, then visit Tabgha and the Mount of Beatitudes.  Our last stop today will be at the River Jordan for those who would like the opportunity to be baptized. Then transfer to the hotel in Tiberias for dinner and overnight

5
thursday
Nazareth, Meggido, Caesarea, Jerusalem

We leave Tiberias for Jerusalem, on the way we pass through Cana, where Jesus performed his first miracle.  Continue to Nazareth, boyhood home of Jesus and to the Mount of Precipitation which those who rejected Jesus teaching attempted to throw Him off of. (Luke 4:16-30). Then proceed across the Plain of Jezreel to Megiddo to visit the excavations of over 20 different civilizations.  Visit Muhraka on Mount Carmel.

From there we drive towards the Mediterranean coast traveling south along the coastal highway to Caesarea by the Sea. We enter Caesarea Maritima to explore this Roman bridgehead to the east, which became the Christian springboard to the west. After the visit to this ancient harbor, we board our bus and we head up the historic Beth Horon road (Joshua 10:10) to the Benjamin Plateau, passing ancient Gibeon and continuing on to Jerusalem. Finally, atop Mt. Scopus, we behold majestic Jerusalem. Check in to our hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

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friday
Southernwall, Bethlehem, Western Wall at Sundown

Boarding our bus we drive to the Dung Gate. Just inside we walk to the Southern Wall excavations. We then examine the ruins near the south side of the temple complex, including steps where we may be certain that Jesus and the disciples walked, and then to the slopes of Mt. Zion there we will visit the Upper Room and King David’s Tomb.

This afternoon driving south, we visit Solomon’s Pools, Jerusalem’s main source of water for almost 2000 years. Passing the monastery of Hortus Conclusus (“the sealed garden”) in Artas, we go to Shepherds’ Fields. We conclude the day with a visit in Bethlehem, walking through its alleys and markets to the Church of the Nativity. Time permitting we end our day at the Western Wall where we will welcome in the Sabbath. This will be an experience you will never forget. We will head up to Jerusalem and return to the hotel for dinner and overnight. 

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saturday
Mt. of Olives, Gethsemane, Pool of Bethesda, Via Dolorosa, Garden Tomb

We start Sabbath morning, on the Mount of Olives overlooking Jerusalem and the Temple Mount then walk down the traditional “Triumphant Entry Palm Sunday” route to the church know as Dominus Flevit (our Lord weeps). Where we view the Dome of the Rock and the Golden Gate, continuing down the hill to the Garden of Gethsemane. Entering the old city by the St. Stephen’s-Lion’s Gate we go to the Pool of Bethesda (John 5) singing hymns together in St Anne’s, a Crusader era church in perfect condition with remarkable acoustics.
DAY 11 - Wednesday, November 25, 2020 AMMAN / USA This morning we transfer to the airport where we board our flight home with unforgettable memories to cherish always. Knowing we have walked in the footsteps of Jesus and the early Christians on such a memorable tour will bring new meaning to our Bible reading. POST-EXTENSION PETRA, JORDAN & EGYPT NOVEMBER 23 - 27, 2020 $1699
DAY 9 - Monday, November 23, 2020 JERUSALEM / JORDAN RIVER / MT. NEBO / MADABA / AMMAN This morning we will go to the famous Allenby Bridge. We will cross over to Jordan. Meet our guide and head north to the traditional site where John the Baptist baptized Jesus. Continue to Mt. Nebo, from where God showed Moses the Promised Land. Drive to Madaba to St George’s Church with its 6th century mosaic floor showing a map of the Holy Land as Christian pilgrims knew it in that period. This afternoon we continue to Amman. Upon arrival we are taken to our hotel for dinner and overnight. DAY 10 - Tuesday, November 24, 2020 AMMAN / PETRA / AMMAN Today we will spend time in one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Start the tour of Petra; you are in the heart of the rose red Seir mountains as mentioned in the Biblical Book of Genesis. This mountain range houses the Aaron Peak, which is the highest locality in Petra and the burial place of Aaron brother of Moses. A walk down through the narrow ‘Siq’ passage, being the main entrance to Petra, along 1250 meters brings you to the first monument Treasure “the same as the one seen in the Indiana Jones’ movie”. A walk further down through the outer ‘Siq’ encompassed by tombs and burial chambers brings you to one of the largest theaters in Jordan. This theater is carved into the sand stone mountains of Petra at the bottom of the High place of Sacrifice Mountain. Apparently some sacrificial rituals used to take place here. Now, it is time to walk up hill to the Royal Tombs. You will have a great view of the lower part of Petra with all its Roman remains. These tombs are: The Urn- Corinthian- Silk- and Palace tombs. We will end our day at Petra and board our bus and drive to our hotel in Amman for Dinner and Overnight. DAY 3 - Wednesday, November 25, 2020 AMMAN / CAIRO This afternoon we arrive in Amman where we transfer to our flight to Egypt. Upon arrival in Cairo we will be met and transferred to our hotel for check in. Dinner and overnight at our hotel. DAY 4 - Thursday, November 26, 2020 PYRAMIDS / SPHINX / EGYPTIAN MUSEUM After breakfast, we begin our tour by visiting the Pyramids of Giza. Cheops Pyramid, the largest of the three which was built in the 3rd dynasty about 2690 B.C. and is one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. In front of the Pyramids of Chephren, we find the Sphinx carved from a single piece of stone, it incorporates a lion with a Pharaoh’s head, thought to be a portrait of the Pharaoh Chephren son of Cheops. After a camel ride we visit the Papyrus Institute. In the afternoon, visit the Egyptian Museum famous for its antiquities from Egypt’s Pharaonic period, which dates back some 50 centuries and includes the fabulous treasures of king Tut –Ankh-Amon (Tutankhamen). Return to our hotel for dinner. DAY 5 - Friday, November 27, 2020 CAIRO / USA This morning we will transfer to the airport for our flight home with unforgettable memories to cherish always. Knowing we have walked in the footsteps of Jesus and the early Christians on such a memorable tour will bring new meaning to our Bible reading.


We will follow the Way of the Cross (Via Dolorosa) through the ancient narrow streets and bazaars of the Old City past the stations of the Cross to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. After our light Sabbath lunch, provided by Maranatha Tours,  we go to Caiphas House where Peter denied Christ and then on to the Garden Tomb where many believe the Tomb from which Christ was resurrected is located, here we plan a very special worshipful communion service and you will be given your own olive wood communion cup to keep. Then on to the hotel for our buffet dinner, fellowship and overnight.

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sunday
Jerusalem, Masada, Jericho

Today we drive to Masada and ascend by cable car to the magnificent ruins of the fortress where, from 70 to 73 AD, Jewish defenders made their last stand in the Judean revolt against Rome. We see the remains of storehouses, cisterns and a sixth-century Byzantine church. Continuing alongside the Dead Sea, 1300 ft. below sea level -- the lowest spot on earth -- we proceed to Ein Gedi where time permitting we will walk the path to see the waterfall in the desert.

This afternoon we continue to Qumran and the caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. We will have a stop for lunch and time for those that want to swim in the Dead Sea. We travel to Jericho, the world’s oldest city. From the excavated tel atop the ruins of ancient Jericho we view the lush green Jordan Valley, Elisha’s spring and Qarantal, the Mount of Temptation. Dinner and to overnight at our hotel. 

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monday
Jerusalem, Ben Gurion, USA

” So also you have sorrow now, but  I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you ” (John 16:22 )

Post-Tour: Petra Jordan Post Extension Jim Gilley

Day by Day

1
monday
Jerusalem, Jordan River, Mt. Nebo, Madaba, Amman

This morning we will go to the famous Allenby Bridge. We will cross over to Jordan. Meet our guide and head north to the traditional site where John the Baptist baptized Jesus. Continue to Mt. Nebo, from where God showed Moses the Promised Land. Drive to Madaba to St George’s Church with its 6th century mosaic floor showing a map of the Holy Land as Christian pilgrims knew it in that period.

This afternoon we continue to Amman. Upon arrival we are taken to our hotel for dinner and overnight. 

2
tuesday
Amman, Petra, Amman

Today we will spend time in one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Start the tour of Petra; you are in the heart of the rose red Seir mountains as mentioned in the Biblical Book of Genesis. This mountain range houses the Aaron Peak, which is the highest locality in Petra and the burial place of Aaron brother of Moses. A walk down through the narrow ‘Siq’ passage, being the main entrance to Petra, along 1250 meters brings you to the first monument Treasure “the same as the one seen in the Indiana Jones’ movie”. A walk further down through the outer ‘Siq’ encompassed by tombs and burial chambers brings you to one of the largest theaters in Jordan. This theater is carved into the sand stone mountains of Petra at the bottom of the High place of Sacrifice Mountain. Apparently some sacrificial rituals used to take place here. Now, it is time to walk up hill to the Royal Tombs. You will have a great view of the lower part of Petra with all its Roman remains. These tombs are: The Urn- Corinthian- Silk- and Palace tombs. We will end our day at Petra and board our bus and drive to our hotel in Amman for Dinner and Overnight.
 

3
wednesday
Amman, Home

This morning we transfer to the airport where we board our flight home with unforgettable memories to cherish always. Knowing we have walked in the footsteps of Jesus and the early Christians on such a memorable tour will bring new meaning to our Bible reading

Post-Tour: Petra, Jordan & Egypt Post Extension Jim Gilley

Day by Day

1
monday
Jerusalem, Jordan River, Mt. Nebo, Madaba, Amman

This morning we will go to the famous Allenby Bridge. We will cross over to Jordan. Meet our guide and head north to the traditional site where John the Baptist baptized Jesus.

Continue to Mt. Nebo, from where God showed Moses the Promised Land. Drive to Madaba to St George’s Church with its 6th century mosaic floor showing a map of the Holy Land as Christian pilgrims knew it in that period. This afternoon we continue to Amman. Upon arrival we are taken to our hotel for dinner and overnight.

2
tuesday
Amman, Petra, Amman

Today we will spend time in one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Start the tour of Petra; you are in the heart of the rose red Seir mountains as mentioned in the Biblical Book of Genesis. This mountain range houses the Aaron Peak, which is the highest locality in Petra and the burial place of Aaron brother of Moses. A walk down through the narrow ‘Siq’ passage, being the main entrance to Petra, along 1250 meters brings you to the first monument Treasure “the same as the one seen in the Indiana Jones’ movie”. A walk further down through the outer ‘Siq’ encompassed by tombs and burial chambers brings you to one of the largest theaters in Jordan. This theater is carved into the sand stone mountains of Petra at the bottom of the High place of Sacrifice Mountain. Apparently some sacrificial rituals used to take place here. Now, it is time to walk up hill to the Royal Tombs. You will have a great view of the lower part of Petra with all its Roman remains. These tombs are: The Urn- Corinthian- Silk- and Palace tombs. We will end our day at Petra and board our bus and drive to our hotel in Amman for Dinner and Overnight. 

3
wednesday
Amman, Cairo

This morning we depart Amman where we transfer to our flight to Egypt. Upon arrival in Cairo we will be met and transferred to our hotel for check in. Dinner and overnight at our hotel. 

4
thursday
Pyramids, Sphinx, Egyptian Museum

After breakfast, we begin our tour by visiting the Pyramids of Giza. Cheops Pyramid, the largest of the three which was built in the 3rd dynasty about 2690 B.C. and is one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. In front of the Pyramids of Chephren, we find the Sphinx carved from a single piece of stone, it incorporates a lion with a Pharaoh’s head, thought to be a portrait of the Pharaoh Chephren son of Cheops. After a camel ride we visit the Papyrus Institute.

In the afternoon, visit the Egyptian Museum famous for its antiquities from Egypt’s Pharaonic period, which dates back some 50 centuries and includes the fabulous treasures of king Tut –Ankh-Amon (Tutankhamen). Return to our hotel for dinner.

5
thursday
Cairo, Home

This morning we will transfer to the airport for our flight home with unforgettable memories to cherish always. Knowing we have walked in the footsteps of Jesus and the early Christians on such a memorable tour will bring new meaning to our Bible reading.

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* $500 deposit per person
Departure Date Nov 15 - Nov 23, 2020
Price / Person $3,595.00
Tour Number: 201130 From New York
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Departure Date Nov 15 - Nov 23, 2020
Price / Person $2,545.00
Tour Number: 201130 (LAND ONLY)
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