March 16: Fly to Amman

Today we embark on our journey to Jordan and Israel. Sit back, get some rest and enjoy the in-flight service. Tomorrow you’ll be touring the lands of the Bible!

March 17: Arrive in Amman and Travel to Petra
Upon arrival in Amman this morning we’ll meet our tour guide, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant and then travel south along the 5,000-year-old King's Highway which is one of the most memorable journeys in the Holy Land, passing through a string of ancient sites. We arrive at Petra later this afternoon and settle into our hotel where we’ll enjoy our dinner and overnight.

March 18: Petra Tour & Dead Sea
This morning we tour the amazing mountain fortress of Petra, known to be inhabited by the Edomites - the descendents of Esau. We begin the tour with a walk through the "Siq," an immense crack in the Nubian sandstone, to the city of Petra carved out of the rose red rock. The Treasury, El Khazneh, is one of the most elegant remains of antiquity. Beyond El Khazneh we are surrounded on both sides by hundreds of Petra's carved and built structures. This afternoon we travel north to our Dead Sea hotel where we’ll enjoy our dinner and overnight.

March 19: Madaba, Mt. Nebo, Jericho & Jerusalem
This morning we visit Madaba, "The City of Mosaics." In many respects Madaba is a typical East Bank town which differs in one major aspect: underneath almost every house lies a fine Byzantine mosaic. Many of these mosaics have been excavated and are on display in the town's museum, but it is estimated that many more lie hidden waiting to be discovered. While at the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George we may view the earliest surveying original map of the Holy Land. Next we make a stop at Mt. Nebo, which is believed to be the site of the tomb of Moses. Mt. Nebo commands a spectacular view across the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea. We’ll cross the border into Israel and pass ancient Jericho, view from a distance this city famed as the oldest in the world. We arrive in Jerusalem which will be our home for the next 5 nights.

March 20: Around Jerusalem, Bible Times, Holocaust Museum
Passing by the Protestant Cemetery, we visit the "Upper Room" just outside the Zion Gate where the disciple whom Jesus loved laid his head on His breast and where later Thomas cried, "My Lord & my God." An interesting and educational time awaits us at the Israeli Museum. Walk through collections of centuries old Israeli artifacts including the Dead Sea Scrolls, and a then a guided walk through an accurately detailed model of Biblical Jerusalem will help to prepare you for what you will experience in the following days. We conclude the day with free time or an optional visit to Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Museum, for a needed reminder of what the Jews have suffered as a people.

March 21: Jesus' Steps, the Last Days
Today we walk where Jesus walked; beginning the day with a panoramic view of the city, Mount Moriah and the Dome of the Rock from atop the Mount of Olives and then the Garden of Gethsemane. How many have wished to be whisked back in time to get a glimpse of our Lord or hear His voice if only for a moment? To walk between the ancient olive trees, read the scriptures of Jesus' prayer and take time for personal reflection is important here. Next we visit the House of Caiaphas where Jesus was beaten and spit upon. See a pit where he may have been held for the evening and the ancient hillside steps he walked as he was taken to be condemned. On our way into the city we will visit the Wailing Wall and then the fascinating Rabbinical Tunnels leading us through the Second Temple era. The tunnel and exhibit give a clear understanding of the amazing construction of the Temple Mount, giant stones, water supply and Roman street where our Lord was led to judgment. Before exiting the tunnel we see the immense cornerstone rejected by the builders. We move on to the Judgment Hall of Pilate, hear of those who conspired against Him and are reminded of His brutal beating and humiliation. From here we will also be able to see the Pool of Bethesda, Stephen's Gate and St. Ann’s Church.

March 22: Masada, Ein Gedi, Dead Sea Scrolls, and Abraham’s Tent
Our day begins with a cable car ride to the mountain top fortress of Masada. Here our guide will treat us to the history of the famous zealot stand. After Masada we will stop and view the Dead Sea before we proceed to Ein Gedi, "Spring of the Goat," an oasis on the western shore of the Dead Sea. Because of its warm climate and abundant supply of water, the site developed a reputation for its fragrant plants and date palm groves. This is where King David hid from Saul, and where God defeated the enemies of the Israelites by praise and worship led by King Jehoshaphat. Next, we visit Qumran Caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. This afternoon we will take part in the Genesis Land/Dinner in Abraham's Tent, where we enjoy a trip back in time: a reliving of life in the time of the Patriarchs, complete with costume, dramatic presentation, and authentic food.

March 23: Way of Suffering, Garden Tomb, Pentecost, Bethlehem
While walking along the Via Dolorosa, we are reminded of His way of suffering along with a visit to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Our guide will explain the differing opinions on the route that Christ was led, and the actual place of crucifixion and burial is a very interesting study. The climax of the day is the Garden Tomb, where we celebrate the resurrection with communion and a time of praise. This afternoon we visit the Southern Wall Excavations. This southern side of The Temple was the main entrance for the common folk, whereas the Priests and Levites had their own entrance from the higher eastern side. Parts of the giant stairs, which led to the Temple Mount from the courtyard, have been unearthed along with the purification pools. From here Jesus entered the Temple Mount and drove out the vendors and money exchangers who were exploiting the people. It is also likely that this is the place that Peter stood and preached and where thousands were saved and baptized on the Day of Pentecost. This afternoon we will enjoy a visit to David’s tomb before we are given free time for those who wish may stay in the city marketplace for shopping, while others may choose to spend the remainder of the day surrounding the birth of Christ, with a visit to Bethlehem.

March 24: Joppa, Caesarea, Mt. Carmel & Nazareth
This morning we visit the ancient port of Jaffa. We continue north along the Mediterranean Sea to Caesarea, where Gentiles first heard the Good News from Peter and were baptized. We’ll see the Roman Amphitheatre and aqueduct. Next we’ll continue to Mt. Carmel, where Elijah challenged King Ahab and the prophets of Baal. We’ll enjoy a view of the Valley of Armaggedon and then make our way to the area of Cana and Nazareth, the boyhood home of Jesus, where we visit the Nazareth Village - a wonderful recreation of Biblical times with costumed guides. We arrive in Galilee where we’ll spend the next 2 nights.

March 25: Magdala, Dan, Caesarea Philippi, Capernaum, Mt. of Beatitudes, Sea of Galilee Cruise
We begin our day at Magdala, the home of Mary Magdalene. Magdala was a major first-century port on the Sea of Galilee, a center of trade and commerce, and an exporter of salted fish to markets as far away as Europe. Archaeological discoveries early in the 21st century have made it an exciting pilgrimage destination as a first century synagogue and fish market have been found of which Jesus and His disciples would most likely have visited. We continue north along the Hula Valley to two valuable northern sites. Dan is where the children of Israel fell to the depths of pagan worship and Caesarea Philippi, the site of Peter’s Confession. This afternoon we visit Capernaum where we visit the ruins of an ancient synagogue and Peter’s home and then the likely site of the multiplication of loaves and fishes in Bethsaida and the Mount of Beatitudes overlooking the Sea. After viewing the ancient Fisherman Boat at an operating Kibbutz, we enjoy a relaxing cruise on the Sea of Galilee. A brief Scripture reading and devotional on board brings to life the experiences of Jesus and the fishermen disciples.

March 26: Mt. Arbel, Gideon’s Spring, Beth Shean, and Amman
Our day begins with a birds-eye-view of the Galilee region. Next we make our way south stopping at Gideon’s Spring where Gideon was instructed by God to choose 300 men to fight. We come to Beit-Shean/Scythopolis, the most magnificent archeological site in Israel, located at the strategic juncture of the Jezreel and Jordan valleys. Like Jericho, it has been almost continuously occupied throughout history. After defeating Saul and his sons on Mt. Gilboa, the Philistines hanged their bodies on the walls of Beit-Shean. During the intertestamental period, the city was renamed the "Scythopolis." Archaeologists have uncovered a huge number of ruins of the Roman/Byzantine Scythopolis. During the time of Jesus, Scythopolis was one of the chief cities of the Decapolis - a league of ten cities sharing Greek culture and government. Following the fertile Jordan Valley southward, your guide will point out the agricultural restoration of the “Land of Milk and Honey,” the Kibbutz system and Israel’s intricate irrigation development. Later this afternoon we cross the border into Jordan and travel to Amman where we’ll enjoy dinner at a local restaurant and then transfer to the Amman airport for our flight to Dubai.

March 27: Afternoon Dubai Touring, Evening flight home
This morning we arrive in Dubai and check into our hotel to rest. Early this afternoon we’ll enjoy a tour of Dubai to include a birds-eye-view of Dubai from Burj Khalifa which is the world’s largest tower, a visit to the Dubai Mall and the indoor ski slopes of Ski Dubai. This evening we transfer to the Dubai airport and head back home to Guam.

March 28-29: Travel Home

Itinerary subject to change while touring for the best interest of the group.

Price Per Person:

Single Supplement:

$4,179.00*

*Includes round trip air from Guam

$695.00

Information & Reservations:

Pastor Marty Herron | 671-477-6341 | harvest@hbcguam.net

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Tour pricing is based on double occupancy.

Included
Roundtrip air from Guam including air taxes estimated at $600, 10 nights lodging at first class hotels, breakfast and dinner daily at hotels, full-time English speaking Jordan and Israel tour guides, services of long distance deluxe motor coach, all guides and entrances as appear on itinerary, Jordan visa and border taxes, tips to drivers, guides, and hotel staff of $80.00 suggested.

Not Included
10 lunches, Travel Insurance, Optional Credit Card Payments-additional 3% of amount charged.