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13 Day Inspirational Tour | March 11-23/24, 2022
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13 Day Inspirational Tour | March 11-23/24, 2022
|March 11-23/24, 2022||$5,000*||$1,055|
|*Includes roundtrip airfare from Guam. Final pricing pending airline confirmation.|
Reservation Due: December 1, 2021
Final Payment Due: January 10, 2022
Roundtrip airfare from Guam, 12 nights lodging at 4-star hotels, Breakfast & dinner daily at hotels, 1 boxed lunch, 1 lunch at Abe’s Tent, Full time English-speaking tour guides in Israel, Jordan & Dubai, Services of long-distance deluxe motor coaches as appearing on itinerary, All entrances and transportation as appearing on itinerary, Jordan Visa, Whisper/Listening devices in Israel & Dubai (not legal in Jordan), Tips to drivers, guides, and hotel staff, Pilgrim Payment Processing
Lunches except those included on Day 7 & Day 10, Optional credit card payments – 3% additional of amount charged, Testing for COVID-19 or any other related expenses
Day 1 – Friday, March 11: Departure
Our life-changing journey begins this evening as we board our overnight flight to Jordan.
Day 2 – Saturday, March 12: Arrival Jordan
We arrive in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and transfer to our lodging for the next two evenings in Amman. Many flights into Amman do not arrive until late in the evening. If you arrive early enough, enjoy dinner, retire to your room and be ready for an early departure in the morning.
Day 3 – Sunday, March 13: Petra
Early this morning we turn southward toward the amazing mountain fortress of Petra, known to be inhabited by the Edomites - the descendants of Esau. 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. Departing Petra, we travel northward on the King's Highway where to the west we view the hills bordering the Dead Sea. This is the area of the hilltop palace/fortress of Machaerus, where John the Baptist was beheaded. We overnight in Amman this evening.
Day 4 – Monday, March 14: Madaba, Mt. Nebo, Dead Sea
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 will cross the border into Israel and pass ancient Jericho; view from a distance this city famed as the oldest in the world. We arrive at the Dead Sea where we will stay for the night. Spend time in the special spa and enjoy a dip in the Dead Sea for a relaxing float before dinner.
Day 5 – Tuesday, March 15: Around Jerusalem, Bible Times, Israel Museum
We get an early start this morning and make our way into Jerusalem. 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 and 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. We will spend the next 4 nights in Jerusalem.
Day 6 – Wednesday, March 16: Jesus' Steps, the Last Days – Messianic Lecture
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. This evening we enjoy a special lecture by a local believer prior to dinner, giving us a perspective of Messianic life in Israel.
Day 7 – Thursday, March 17: 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 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.
Day 8 – Friday, March 18: 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 on which Christ was led; 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.
Day 9 – Saturday, March 19: 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 Armageddon 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.
Day 10 – Sunday, March 20: Magdala, Dan, Caesarea Philippi, Capernaum, Mt. of Beatitudes, Sea of Galilee Cruise
In order to save valuable time, a box lunch will be provided to take along today. 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.
Day 11 – Monday, March 21: 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 will enjoy dinner at a local restaurant and then transfer to the Amman airport for our flight to Dubai.
Day 12 – Monday, March 22: 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.
Day 13 – March 23/24: Travel Home
Itinerary subject to change while touring for the best interest of the group.