Join August and Patty Rosado on a Bible prophecy tour of a lifetime to Israel and Petra June 15, 2018. This will be an 11 day tour as August will teach Bible prophecy on location in Israel and Petra in Southern Jordan. The tour price is $3550 pp all inclusive. Call August with questions at #774-888-8025 or our tour Agent Eyal Evan at Christian Tours To Israel toll free 1-888-300-3038. You can view our last tour by going to
http://www.christiantourstoisrael.com/index.php?page=today-in-bible-prophecy-ministries-2016-program Israel - Petra Prophecy Tour June 5-16, 2018
11 day itinerary
Monday, March 25, 2016 - Day 1: Departure to ISRAEL
We will depart from the United States on an overnight transatlantic flight to Israel. Meals and entertainment will be available on board.
Tuesday, March 26 - Day 2: Welcome to Israel
Shalom and welcome to Ben Gurion Airport. We will be met by our CTTI representative immediately after passport control. Our representative will assist us in the terminal and will escort us through customs and introduce us to our driver with vehicle. We continue to our hotel in Tel Aviv for welcome refreshment and the remainder of the day at leisure. Dinner at our hotel.
Overnight at hotel in Tel Aviv
Wednesday, March 27 - Day 3: Journey north
After breakfast (at our hotel), we will start our day at the Old Port City of Jaffa, just south of Tel Aviv for a beautiful panoramic view of Tel Aviv and to see the ancient narrow streets. We will leave Tel Aviv and drive north along the coastal Plain of Sharon, the old coastal road - the Via Maris, which linked Egypt and Babylon, as we journey towards Galilee. Our first stop will be the ancient city of Caesarea, built by Herod the Great and once occupied by Roman rule. Caesarea is also where Pontius Pilate had his base; where Cornelius lived and was baptized (Acts 10); where Paul embarked to Tarsus (Acts 9:30) and where Philip preached (Acts 8:40). We will view the excavated Roman theatre, with its acoustic and theatrical sound. It was used for many performances throughout the centuries. We turn inland and proceed to Megiddo, one of King Solomon's walled, fortified cities (1st Kings 9:15; 10:26), with the ruins of 20 levels of civilization and identified as the site of Armageddon. From here the Books of Daniel and Revelation will come alive as we read about the final Battle of Armageddon, while viewing the Plains of Jezreel. Visit the archaeological excavations at Megiddo, including the well-preserved water supply system. We will drive along the Pastoral Hills of the Galilee towards Tiberias and conclude our day with a visit to Yardenit, a Baptismal site of the Jordan River. We will arrive to our hotel in Tiberias for check-in with welcome refreshments. Enjoy a relaxing dinner at our hotel in Tiberias. After dinner, enjoy a stroll around the City of Tiberias.
Overnight in Tiberias (Sea of Galilee)
Thursday, March 28 - Day 4: Golan Heights and Western Galilee
After breakfast, we will start our day with a drive to the Golan Heights to visit Banias, one of the sources of the River Jordan and the site of ancient Caesaria Philippi, where it is believed Peter made his confession of faith in Christ (Matt. 16:16). We continue south to the ancient city of Gamla, which is most famous for its strong defense against the Romans in the Jewish Revolt in AD 66. It is also known as the Masada of the north. We will return south to the Sea of Galilee (Kinneret) and to Nof Ginosar for an optional St Peter's lunch (not included). After lunch, we will visit the Jesus Boat Museum, located at Nof Ginosar, just before we board onto a boat cruise on the Sea of Galilee to Capernaum, the center of Jesus' Galilean ministry and the site of many of His miracles (Mark 2:4; Matt. 8:5; 14-17; 9:1-7; 17:18). We will also see the remains of the 2nd century synagogue. We will continue to Tabgha to see the site of the multiplication of the loaves and the fishes (John 6:1-14), with its 4th century mosaic floor. We proceed to the Mount of Beatitudes, where Jesus delivered what is perhaps the most famous sermon ever preached - "The Sermon On The Mount" (Matt. 5). We will return south to Tiberias to visit We will return back to our hotel and prepare for dinner at our hotel.
Overnight in Tiberias (Sea of Galilee)
Friday, March 29 - Day 5: Tiberias to Jerusalem
After breakfast, we leave the upper Galilee area and drive southeast to Cana of Galilee. Here we will visit the site where Jesus performed his first miracle, turning water into wine (John 2:1). We will continue to Nazareth, the boyhood home of Jesus. Here we will visit the Grotto of the Annunciation and the Church of St. Joseph. These churches are located over the traditional site where Mary and Joseph lived. We will also visit the site of the ancient City Well, believed to be the site, where Angel Gabriel appeared to Mary. We leave the Galilee area and proceed south towards the Jordan Valley to visit the city of Beit Shean. We will have time to wander the newly excavated city, one of the largest ongoing archaeological dig in the land of Israel with its amphitheater, colonnaded Roman streets, mosaics and Roman bathhouses (1st Samuel 31:10). We will continue with our drive south through the lush Jordan Valley where the dessert now blooms with flowers and vegetation of every description (Isaiah 35:1-2) towards the shores of the Dead Sea and the Mountains of Judea. En route, we will stop for a breathtaking view of St. George's Greek Monastery. Upon our arrival in Jerusalem, we will drive to the top of the Mount of Olives, for an incredible panoramic view of the Old City of Jerusalem, the Golden Gates, the Kidron Valley and the tombs of Absolom, Zacharias, James and King Jehoshaphat. We will commemorate our arrival to the heart of Judaism with a special She’hecheyanu ceremony, a blessing introduced for Jews to offer thanks for new and unusual experiences, but typically recited at the beginning of holidays and special occasions. We will stroll down or drive down the mountain to visit the Garden of Gethsemane, where Jesus was arrested, because of Judah's betrayal. We will arrive to our hotel for check-in, followed by a relaxing dinner.
Overnight in Jerusalem
Saturday, March 30 - Day 6: Jerusalem/Bethlehem
After breakfast, we will start the day with a visit to the Garden Tomb. It is believed this was the site of Golgotha, where Jesus was crucified and then resurrected. Here, we will have time to reflect and pray. From here, we proceed by bus to the House of Caiaphas - the high priest who interrogated Jesus the night of His betrayal (Mark 14:53- 65). We will continue on Mt. Zion to visit the site of David’s tomb and the Upper Room, where the Last Supper was held (Mark 14.13, Luke 22. 10-38, Matt 26 17-29, Acts 1.13 and Acts 2). We will continue to Israel Museum to see the model city of Jerusalem as it used to look like in 66 CE. In that fateful year, the Great Revolt against the Romans erupted, resulting in the destruction of the city and the Temple. The ancient city was then at its largest, covering an area of ca. 445 acres (more than twice the size of the Old City today). In the same complex, we will also visit the Shrine of the Book to see the original Dead Sea scrolls and where they are housed. In the afternoon, we will drive to Ein Kerem, to visit the Church of the Visitation and the birthplace of John the Baptist. We will proceed to Bethlehem to visit the Church of the Nativity at Manger Square. It is believed this was the site of Jesus' birth. We will return back to Jerusalem and to our hotel.
Overnight in Jerusalem
Sunday, March 31 - Day 7: Old City of Jerusalem
After breakfast, we will drive to the Old City of Jerusalem through the Dung Gate. We will walk to the Southern Wall excavations. We will see the beauty of the ruins, including the famous Robinson Arch, which used to lead the high priests into the Temple. We will proceed through the broad stone stairway down to the Western Wall, also known as the "Kotel" to see Judaism Holiest place. We will begin at the passageways descending through the many layers of Jerusalem's past through the Western Wall Tunnels, also called “The Rabbi's Tunnels”. Inside, a most interesting model shows the different dwelling periods and history of the inhabitants of Jerusalem. We will stand on the site believed to be the nearest spot to the "Holy of all Holies" for Jews around the world. We will exit along the Christian Quarter to see the Pool of Bethesda, where Jesus healed a lame man (John 5) and the Crusader church of Saint Anne. From here we will retrace the steps of Jesus along the Via Dolorosa (the way of the cross) and its stations. We pass through the colorful bazaars, alleyways and marketplaces to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. We will proceed to the Jewish Quarter, which was reconstructed after the city was unified at the conclusion of the Six-Day War in 1967. A special point of interest in the restored Jewish Quarter is; the "Cardo", meaning the "heart" of this ancient Byzantine City. We will view the unearthed main Roman thoroughfare and ancient marketplace lined with columns. We will visit Temple Institute, to see a museum dedicated for the preparation of the 3rd Temple. We will leave the Old City and proceed to Yad Vashem - the Israeli Holocaust memorial, where six million Jews perished in the Holocaust in Nazi Germany.
Overnight in Jerusalem
Monday, April 1 - Day 8: Journey to Eilat
After an early breakfast, we will drive towards the Dead Sea area. Our route will take us back down the main highway towards the shores of the Dead Sea. As we get closer to the shores of the Dead Sea, we will start to descend to the lowest point on the surface of the earth at 1305 feet (398m) below sea level. We will turn south and start driving along the shores of the Dead Sea to visit Qumran, where a young shepherd boy discovered the Dead Sea Scrolls. We will continue south passing Ein Gedi reserve to the legendary mountaintop plateau of Masada. We will ascend by cable car to the ancient synagogue and to explore the ancient fortress. This was the story, which was the last stronghold of the Jewish Zealots in their struggle against the Romans. The Zealots held out for three years against the legions of Flavius Silva and chose to die as free men at their own hands in preference to Roman slavery. From the top of Masada, the outlines of the Roman encampments are still visible below. We continue with our drive south and arrive to Eilat and check-in to our hotel with welcome refreshments. In the evening, enjoy dinner at hotel.
Overnight in Eilat
Tuesday, April 2 - Day 9: Petra
After a very early breakfast, we will be driven in the early morning to the Israel/Jordanian border. After visa proceedings at the Jordanian Border, we will drive straight to Petra through desert highways. Our ultimate destination is the astonishing rose-red city of Petra which was built by the Nabateans (an early Arab tribe). Petra was renowned for its massive architectures, pools, dams and water channels. Petra is the legacy of the Nabateans who settled in the South of Jordan more than 2000 years ago. The visit begins with the possibility of a short horseback ride, about 700m, until the entrance of the Siq, which is about 1.2 Km long (walking distance). There is also a possibility to rent a chariot (extra) to get inside Petra and back to the gate outside. Petra is famous for its huge monuments such as The Treasury, Royal Tombs, the Court, Roman Theater, Roman Street, Qassier Rl-Bint (Palace of Pharaoh's daughter) and many other smaller monuments which fascinate visitors. The city itself is almost 45 Square Km and is considered to be the second wonder of the world. After the visit, we will enjoy lunch in a nice restaurant, followed by a drive back to the border. En route, we will stop for a short visit in Aqaba, with possibility for a short walk in the town. Transfer to border at approximately 18:00 for crossing back to Eilat. In the evening, we enjoy dinner at our hotel.
Overnight in Eilat
Wednesday, April 3 - Day 10: Journey back north and departure
After breakfast, we will drive to Eilat's underwater observatory. Here we will witness the many aqua-marine life of the Red Sea. We continue with our drive north to visit Timna Park and Solomon's Pillars. The pillars are natural structures, which were formed by centuries of water erosion through a crack in the sandstone cliff until it became a series of distinct, pillar-shaped structures. We will continue to Mitzpe Ramon, also known as the Ramon Craters. We will arrive to Tel Aviv and we will veer towards Jaffa for dinner at a nice authentic Restaurant. After dinner, we will be driven to Ben Gurion Airport for our flight back home around mid-night hours.
Thursday, April 4 - Day 11: Arrival back home
We will arrive back home with everlasting memories of Israel.
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