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    11 Day Holy Land Tour of Egypt & Israel with Bishop Simon Gordon

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    We invite you to join us for a journey that will be unlike any you have ever taken: To walk where Jesus and Moses walked! You must take advantage of this experience, at least once in your lifetime. If not now, when? We know you have read the Bible, but there are things you will see that will exceed anything and everything you ever read in the Bible. Only your experience will expose the brilliance of the Bible story to you. So, don't hesitate. Let's get going to WALK WHERE JESUS AND MOSES WALKED!
    Sincerely,
    Bishop Simon Gordon

    DAY BY DAY ITINERARY

    Day 1 - May 18 Chicago

    Tour members gather at the ticket counter at the airport two hours prior to our departure to Europe. Dinner and breakfast are served in- fl ight.

    Day 2 - May 19 Cairo

    Arrive in Cairo, meet, assist, Visas and transfer to the Steinberger Pyramids Hotel dinner and overnight.

    Day 3 - May 20 Cairo

    After breakfast our sightseeing will include the great Pyramids at Giza and the Sphinx. Here you can have an opportunity to ride a camel. After lunch we will visit the Egyptian Museum which contains mummies, many artifacts and treasures of King Tut. We will tour the Citadel, Mohammed Ali Mosque (which offers a panoramic view of Cairo and the Nile), and visit the bazaars to pick up souvenirs. Dinner and overnight in Cairo.

    Day 4 - May 21 Cairo/Mt. Sinai

    Following breakfast we will stop at the tomb of President Anwar Sadat and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Continue our drive east via the Suez Canal and then drive south to Mt. Sinai. Arrive in the late afternoon. Dinner and overnight at the Wady El Raha Hotel.

    Day 5 - May 22 Mt. Sinai/Tel-Aviv

    An early wakeup call starts our journey to climb Mt. Sinai, following in the footsteps of Moses. A prayer service is held on the summit. As we descend the mountain, we can see the majestic view of the desert. We visit the Chapel of the Burning Bush and the Museum of the Skull. The monastery of St. Catherine, the oldest on earth, is where monks have been witnesses to the Christian faith since the fi fth century AD. Our motor coach will head north to the Taba border to cross over into Israel and see the city of Eilat on the Red Sea. We motor coach through the Negev Desert, whose history dates to the tenth century forts constructed by Solomon to defend King David's rule over the Negev. Marvel at the wind carved rock formations known as King Solomon's Pillars. Our motor coach arrives in Tel-Aviv to meet our friends who just arrived from Chicago. Dinner and overnight in Tel-Aviv.

    Day 6 - May 23 Tel-Aviv/Galilee

    After breakfast, we drive through the citrus groves and farms of the rich land of Sharon, northward to Caesarea, the Roman city of Herod where sights include Crusader fortifi cations and the Roman aqueducts and amphitheater. We then drive through the Jezreel Valley to Mt. Carmel - the biblical site of Elijah's contest with the prophets of Baal (1 Kings 18). Continue to the fi elds of Armageddon (Revelation 16:16) visiting Megiddo. Here, we visit Solomon's Stables, the famous tower and secret passages. On to visit Nazareth, where we see the Church of the Annunciation, carpentry shop and Mary's Well. Continue via Mt. Tabor, the traditional site of the Transfi guration (Matthew. 17:1 - 8) and to Tiberias for dinner and overnight by the Sea of Galilee.

    Day 7 - May 24 Mt. Galilee/Capernaum/Jerusalem

    After breakfast, we board our boat for a morning devotional service on the Sea of Galilee. We cruise to the ruins of Capernaum (John 6:24) to walk among the ancient ruins of the fi rst century synagogue where Jesus preached (Matthew 4:13 - 17). We then continue to the Mt. of Beatitudes - site of the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5 - 7). Next, we visit Tabgha - the chapel dedicated to the multiplication of the loaves and fi shes (Mark 6:34 - 44). After lunch, we drive to the beautiful Pilgrims Park at the Jordan River for optional baptismal services. Continue to Beit Shean and then on to the holy city of Jerusalem and our hotel for dinner and overnight.

    Day 8 - May 25 Jerusalem

    After a night of rest and a hearty breakfast this exciting day will begin with a drive to Mt. Scopus and the Mt. of Olives (Matthew 24:3) for a panoramic view of the Old City of Jerusalem, visiting the Chapel of the Ascension, the Church of Pater Noster and the Dominus Flevit. Walk along Hosanna Road to the Gethsemane to visit the Church of All Nations that stands on the Rock of Agony where Jesus was betrayed by Judas (Matthew 26:36 - 57). See the Pillar of Absalom, the Eastern (Golden) Gate and the Pinnacle of the Temple. We then drive to Mt. Zion where we visit the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu on the site of Caiphas' House, the Room of the Last Supper (Luke 22:14 - 20) and the Tomb of King David. Continue to tour New Jerusalem: Hebrew University, the Shrine of the Book that houses the Dead Sea Scrolls, see Yad Vashem - the immensely moving memorial to the six million martyrs of the Holocaust - and the Model City of Jerusalem which depicts in miniature the Holy City as it appeared in the fi rst century. Visit the Martin Luther King Memorial. Return to our hotel for dinner and overnight.

    Day 9 - May 26 Jerusalem

    This morning, we drive via the Judean Desert to the Dead Sea - the lowest point on earth. A beautiful new road takes us south along the shores of the Dead Sea to Masada, truly a remarkable piece of history. On the way, we view Ein Gedi, a green oasis in the middle of the desert. We ascend Masada by cable car to walk among the magnifi cent ruins of the fortress where, from 70 - 73 A.D., the Jewish defenders made the last stand of the Judean revolt against Rome and where the remains of store houses, cisterns and a 6th century Byzantine church are still on view. After lunch, we return along the Dead Sea to Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. Visit the remains of the community center of the Essenes and the Caves of the Scrolls. Then we proceed to Ancient Jericho, where the walls came tumbling down and a commanding view of the Mt. of Temptation and Elisha's Fountain. Here, we see the Inn of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25 - 37). Continue to Bethany, the home of Mary, Martha and Lazarus (John 11:1 - 46). Dinner and overnight at our hotel in Jerusalem.

    Day 10 - May 27 Jerusalem/Bethlehem

    Today, we view the Kidron Valley and the Mount of Olives from the Eastern Gate. We start a walking tour of the Old City of Jerusalem, entering through St. Stephen's Gate to the Pool of Bethesda and Saint Anne's Church, the Ecce Homo Arch (Behold the Man) (John 19:13) where Jesus was tried before Pilate (Mark 15:6). We will also see the Lithostrotos and the Via Dolorosa. Continue to the Temple Area of Mt. Moriah and visit the Wailing Wall, the El Aksa Mosque (the Dome of the Rock) which is built on the ancient site of Solomon's Temple (Genesis 22:9 - 4) and over the Rock of Sacrifi ce where Abraham offered Isaac (Genesis 22) and the ceremonial sacrifi ce of animals took place. We walk through the Old City bazaars to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and the Ethiopian Church. We view the Tower of David and the Citadel as we leave the Old City through Jaffa Gate. After lunch, we visit the Garden Tomb and Golgotha - Place of the Skull. Then onward to Bethlehem to visit the Church of the Nativity and the birth place of Jesus before continuing to the Shepherds Fields (Luke 2:120). Then we see the Fields of Boaz and Ruth (Ruth 1:16 - 17 & 4:13). At the end of the day, we return to Jerusalem and our hotel for dinner and overnight.

    Day 11 – May 28 Tel-Aviv/Chicago

    Early morning departure from Tel Aviv for our fl ight home - the end of a most enjoyable, memorable, and life changing experience.

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    Bishop Gordon - 11 Day Israel and Egypt 
    2019 Dates & PricesLand OnlyAir & Land
    May 17N/A$4598

    * Not Included:
    Optional tours and gratuities.


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