Day 1 – JUNE 17 (FRI) – HOUSTON / TEL AVIV
Depart from Houston to Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv. Dinner and breakfast are served on board.
Day 2 – JUNE 18 (SAT) – TIBERIAS / GALILEE
Upon arrival at the Tel Aviv airport, already we begin to feel the spirit of this land enchanting us, as we will be visiting sites from the Bible and share the experience of walking in the footsteps of Jesus. Drive along the Sharon plains visit Caesarea, the set of the Roman Procurator of Judea at the time of the Christ and the site where Peter converted the centurion Cornelius. This fortified harbor city was built 2000 years ago by King Herod the Great. View the ruins of Roman, Byzantine and crusader times. Explore the Roman Theater and the Aqueducts. A drive up to Mt. Carmel will bring us to the site where Elijah challenged and defeated the 450 prophets of Baal. Continue to Megiddo, the Fortress City of King Solomon, later built again by Kin Ahab. The books of Daniel and Revelation will come alive as we study about the final battle of Armageddon while viewing the plains of Jezreel. Continue on your way to Tiberias. Dinner and overnight: hotel in Tiberias. (Dinner)
Day 3 – JUNE 19 (SUN) – TIBERIAS
After breakfast, Drive Via Nazareth and go up to Mt. Precipice. Journey to Cana of Galilee. We drive to Mt Beatitudes the site of the Sermon on the Mount. Tabgha where Jesus performed the miracle of the multiplication of the loaves and fishes took place. See the ruins of Capernaum the town where Jesus made his home after leaving Nazareth. View the remains of the ancient synagogue in which he may have preached and the house of Peter. We get a chance to see “Jesus Boat” an ancient fishing boat we end the day with boat ride across the Sea of Galilee .We will continue to visit Magdala , home of Mary Magdalene. (Breakfast and Dinner)
Day 4 – JUNE 20 (MON) – JERUSALEM
This morning we will check out from our hotel in Tiberias. We will visit Yardenit, the Baptismal site. We continue to the old Roman city of Beit Shean to visit the impressive Roman Ruins. Continue the tour through the Jordan valley to visit Jericho, believed to be the world's oldest walled city. This was the first city taken by Joshua when the Hebrews returned from Egypt – “and the walls fell down”. It was aslo the site of the mount of Temptation. (Mark 1:13). Drive to Jerusalem. Pass the traditional site of the Inn of the Good Samaritan. Continue to Bethlehem, visit th church of Naticity and the Shepperd's field. Proceed to your hotel in Jerusalem for check in, dinner and overnight. (Breakfast and Dinner)
Day 5 – JUNE 21 (TUE) – JERUSALEM
After Early breakfast drive to Mt. Moriah walk up to the temple site and view the Dome of the Rock (subject to availability and security) Visit the Western Wall last remnant of the second Jewish temple during the time of Jesus.Visit the Southern wall excavations at Davidson center. In afternoon we enjoy an adventure at the City of David to watch a 3d movie and enjoy the underground cisterns Hezekiah's tunnel (be prepared to get wet and wear water shoes). Back to your hotel for dinner and overnight. (Breakfast and Dinner)
Day 6 – JUNE 22 (WED) – JERUSALEM
After breakfast, we will start our pilgrimage in Jerusalem, the holy city. We ascend the Mount of Olives (Matthew 24:3, Luke 21:37) of a breathtaking panoramic view of the old city of Jerusalem Walk along the Path of Palm Sunday toward Garden of Gethsemane (Matthew 26:36-46, Luke 22:39-45, Mark 14:32 -32). We will visit the Dead Sea scrolls at the Israel Museum and view the model of ancient city Jerusalem (still relevant today). Enjoy visit and Holy Communion at the Garden Tomb.
Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem. (Breakfast and Dinner)
Day 7 – JUNE 23 (THU) – JERUSALEM - FREE DAY
Today, after breakfast, you will enjoy a free day to
discover Jerusalem on your own. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem. (Breakfast and Dinner)
Day 8 – JUNE 24 (FRI) – EILAT
Leave Jerusalem and drive past the Inn of the “Good Samaritan” to arrive at the shores of the Dead Sea - the lowest point on earth. Continue to Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered in 1947 in a cave. Continue to Ein Gedi, where King David found shelter from the wrath of King Saul. After lunch (on your own),
we will have the opportunity to enjoy a short “float” in the Dead Sea.We drive along the Dead Sea to Masada, the fortress where the Jewish Zealots held off the armies of the Roman Empire before choosing suicide over surrender. Continue all the way to Eilat, the southeast city in Israel. Dinner and overnight. (Breakfast and Dinner)
Day 9 – JUNE 25 (SAT) – CAIRO
Today, after breakfast, we will check out form our hotel in Eilat and continue to Taba border for crossing to
Egypt. Cross to Egypt, and start our trip all the way to Cairo. Arrive to Cairo. Check in, dinner and overnight.
(Breakfast and Dinner)
Day 10 – JUNE 26 (SUN) – CAIRO
Today, after breakfast, A visit to the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx. Then we will visit the Egyptian museum.
View the Cairo skyline on a relaxing two-hour Nile River cruise, with full buffet LUNCH , and entertainment by Tanoura performers. Back to your hotel for overnight. (Breakfast and Dinner)
Day 11 – JUNE 27 (MON) – CAIRO
Today after breakfast, a day tour to the necropolis of Sakkara and the Alabaster Statue of Ramses at Memphis. Stroll through the Khan el Khalili area. Dinner and overnight. (Breakfast and Dinner)
Day 12 – JUNE 28 (TUES) – CAIRO / HOUSTON
Today after breakfast, we will continue to Cairo airport for your flight home. (Breakfast)