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!
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