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Israel

Join us for prayer-walking in the Holy Land

Old City
VISITING & PRAYING IN ISRAEL

Itinerary Example

DAY 1:
Washington IAD/Amman

We begin today our experience in the Lands of the Bible as we board our Jumbo jet from Chicago-ORD. Meals will be served in flight.
 

DAY 2:
Amman

We arrive at Amman International airport where we are met and taken to our hotel for dinner and overnight.

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DAY 3:
Amman/Petra/Amman

After a hearty breakfast, we walk or buggy ride to the ancient city of Petra, the red rose city. We begin our visit with an unforgettable ride through the Siq, the long narrow path to Petra, with 200-300 foot walls of red Neubian sandstone. At the end of the Siq, the beautiful treasury building bursts into view. For 500 years the Nabateans painstakingly carved their capital from the living rock of the surrounding mountains. Their most impressive endeavor was the Treasury. We will continue past the Roman theater and various tombs, then climb to the Monastery of El-Deir(165 feet wide and 148 feet high) carved into a cliff. These huge structures are a truly amazing example of artistic and engineering skills. After our visit of Petra, we return to our hotel in Amman for Dinner and overnight. 

Image by Brian Kairuz

DAY 4:

Amman/Megiddo/Nazareth/Cana 

Early this morning we cross the Allenby Bridge to Jericho on our way to Galilee to visit the place where Gideon’s Army drank from the well and then on to visit Megiddo. Megiddo is an ancient city built atop a tel or hill, pronounced har in Hebrew. Hence the name Har Megiddo - Armageddon, where the Bible says the final battle will be waged and Christ will return to smite his enemies. We will drive to Caesarea where Paul was imprisoned for two years). We see the impressive Roman Statues and the beautiful amphitheater. From here we will drive to Nazareth, Jesus' boyhood home, to visit the Church of Annunciation and Mary's Well. We will drive to Cana, where Jesus performed his first miracle. Drive to our hotel by the Sea for dinner and overnight. 

DAY 5:

Tiberius, Caesarea/ Capernaum/Upper Galilee 

We will take a motor launch across the Lake of Galilee at Tiberius to Capernaum, where Jesus recruited His first Disciples. At Capernaum we will visit the synagogue noting several important things that happened while Jesus was here. We will continue on to Mount of Beatitudes, where Jesus preached the Sermon on the Mount. We drive to Tabgha, site of the miracle of multiplication of the loaves and fishes. We will drive to upper Galilee by Hazor, noting the underground water system. We drive to Nimrod Castle in the upper Jordan Valley along the slope of Mt. Hermon. We descend the mountain arriving below at Caesarea Philippi. This is one source of the Jordan River and the place where Peter made his confession that Jesus was “The Christ, the Son of the Living God!” 

DAY 6:

Jericho/Dead Sea

This morning we will drive to the Jezreel Valley for our visit and prayer at Mount Tabor, the traditional site of the Mount of Transfiguration where we shuttle up the mountain by small buses. We continue on to historic Jericho, whose Biblical Walls are being excavated to visit Elisha's Spring and go up the cable car to the Mount of Temptations. We continue to the new baptismal site on the Jordan. Continue in the general area of Sodom and Gomorrah to our hotel by the shore of the Dead Sea for swimming, dinner and Overnight.

Dead Sea

DAY 7:

Masada/En Gedi

Our first stop this morning is at Masada, where we will ascend by cable car to visit the remarkable ruins of the Fortress, built by Herod the Great, and where from AD 70-73 Jewish Zealots made their last stand against the Roman legions. We will continue to Ein Gedi where David spared Saul’s live and cut the piece from his robe. We continue to visit Bethany, home of Mary, Martha, and Lazarus (John 2) and see Lazarus' tomb, where the miracle of Lazarus took place. Continue to Jerusalem to pray in the Room of the Last Supper and the scene of the Pentecost on Mt Zion before proceeding to the...

DAY 8:

Mt. of Olives/ Gallicantu/Bethlehem

We begin our visit of the Holy City on the Mount of Olives for a panoramic view of Jerusalem. We visit the Mt. of Ascension and the church of Pater Noster to view versions of the Lord's Prayer in 135 languages. Then we will walk down the Mount of Olives and visit the place where Jesus wept over Jerusalem. We end at the Garden of Gethsemane and pray where Jesus prayed in His solitary vigil. We drive to the Gehenna Valley and see the traditional "Potter's Field" in Gallicantu, where it is believed Jesus was held by the Jews. We will drive to Bethlehem to visit the Shepherd's Fields (the YMCA site), which echoed the song of peace to the world and men of good will. We return to Bethlehem to visit the Grotto of the Nativity, where a fourteen-point star set in the floor beneath the altar marks the site of the Savior's birth. Over the Grotto of Jesus' birth stands the Church of Nativity, this was originally built by the Emperor Constantine in the 4th century Continue to our hotel in Jerusalem, for dinner and overnight.

DAY 9:

Prayer Walking in Old Jerusalem / Day of Rest

We will be Prayer-walking through the Old City of Jerusalem. Walking from the place where Jesus was arrested to where he stood trial by the Jews. We will walk on the ramparts of the walls of Jerusalem where we can pray for each of the four quarters and spend time on rooftops where we have a wonderful view of the entire city. We will have lunch in the old city before ending with a visit to the Baptist Prayer House. Dinner & overnight. (Those who are tired or just can’t walk can stay at the hotel or I will make other arrangements for you)

DAY 10:

The Old City of Jerusalem / Garden Tomb

This morning we will visit the Old City of Jerusalem. We enjoy a tour to the Crusader Church of St. Anne and the pool of Bethesda. After visiting the Wailing Wall, we will continue to Mt. Moriah to visit the Temple area, sacred to Christians, Jews and Muslims. We will visit Pilate's Judgement Hall, walk along the Via Dolorosa starting with the site of the Roman Praetorium and where we will walk on the very stones where Jesus walked. We will also visit the Western Wall Tunnel to see the recent excavations. We will conclude our visit at a pivotal point in history where Jesus arose from the grave at the Garden Tomb. This peaceful garden outside the gates of Jerusalem is where it is believed Jesus was buried and rose from the dead. “At the place where Jesus was crucified there was a garden, and in the garden a new tomb, in which no-one had ever been laid” (John 19:41). Dinner and overnight.

DAY 11:

Jerusalem / Ammon

Continue to 1288 feet below sea level, and to the Caves of Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered and visit the excavations. On the East side of the Dead Sea are the Moab Mountains and Nebo where Moses viewed the Promised Land. We say farewell to Israel as we cross the Sheik Hussein Bridge into Jordan. After crossing we proceed to Amman for dinner and overnight.

DAY 12:

Ammon / USA

Time has come to return to the USA. This morning we transfer to the airport to board our flight filled with wonderful memories.

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Walk where Jesus walked, and experience the Bible come to life!

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