Join us to an amazing, inspiring, life-changing experience to the Holy Land. Here are just a few of the holy sites you’ll visit during our Signature tours to the land of the Bible.
- Old Jaffa where cedars from Lebanon arrived to build Solomon’s Temple (2 Chronicles 2:16). Where Peter came from Lydda to raise Tabitha from the dead (Acts 9:36-42), and where the apostle stayed at the house of Simon the Tanner.
- Caesarea (Acts 9:30 Acts 10:24-48) the center of early Christians, and today an impressive archeological site. Built by King Herod, this is where Paul made his defense before Festus before his final journey to Rome (Acts 25-26).
- Mount Carmel where Elijah issued his challenge of the False Prophets (1 Kings 18:16-24).
- Meggido (Joshua 12:21, 1 Kings 9:15, 2 Kings 23:29 & Revelation 16:16) the site of Armageddon (Revelation 16).
- Nazareth (Luke 1:26, Luke 4:16, Luke 4:29 & Matthew 2:23) the childhood home of Jesus.
- Mt. Precipice believed to be the site of the rejection of Jesus (Luke 4:29 Luke 4:30).
- Church of Annunciation the church and site that celebrates the news from Gabriel that Mary would give birth to Jesus (Luke 1).
- If time permits see Cana of Galilee where Jesus performed his first public miracle, turning water into wine at the wedding feast (John 2:1 John 2:11).
- Magdala, known as the home of Mary Magdalene. Here we’ll explore the ruins of a first century Jewish town where a synagogue from the time of Jesus’ ministry was found.
- Sea of Galilee where the Lord calmed the storm (Luke 8:22-25), and where the dramatic miracle walking on water (Mark 6:47-52) took place.
- Kibbutz Nof Ginosar and see the Ancient Jesus Boat the remains of a 2,000 year old boat that was used at the time of Jesus and his disciples.
- Banias by ancient Ceasarea Philippi (Matthew 16:13 Mark 8:27) where the Lord said “On this rock I will build my Church” (Matthew 16:18).
- Yardenit on the Jordan River where believers celebrate and some take the opportunity to submerge themselves in the same waters the Holy Spirit descended like a dove from heaven when Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist (Matthew 3:13-17).
- Mount of Beatitudes (Matthew 5, Matthew 6, Matthew 7, Matthew 8) where Jesus preached the Sermon on the Mount, see the famous Church of the Beatitudes chapel.
- Tabgha the site of the Feeding of the 5,000 and Primacy of Peter (Matthew 13, Mark 33, Mark 45, & John 21), see the Church of Multiplication.
- Capernaum (Matthew 4:13, Matthew 13:54, Matthew 17:24, Luke 7, Mark 1:2, John 4:46 John 4:54) the center of the Lords ministry, and where he preformed many miracles, and it's in Capernaum where Peter’s mother-in-law lived and was healed (Luke 4:38-40).
- Beit She'an (Mark 5:20, Mark 7:31), view the impressive archeological site. It was here that after defeating Saul and his sons on Mount Gilboa, the Philistines hanged their bodies on the walls of Beth Shean (2 Samuel 21:12-14).
- The Dead Sea- where you’ll have an opportunity to swim and float on the Dead Sea the lowest place on earth.
- Masada the 1500 feet mountaintop fortress famous for being the last stronghold of the Jewish rebellion against the Romans.
- Ein Gedi, an oasis in Israel where David hid in a cave when running from Saul (1 Samuel 23).
- Qumran where a cache of ancient biblical texts the Dead Sea Scroll were discovered.
- Jerusalem the city chosen by God.
- Mount of Olives where the Lord ascended into heaven (acts 1).
- Dominus Flevit where “The Lord wept” as he beheld the holy city (Luke 19:41-44).
- Gethsemane (Mark 14:32, John 18:1 & Matthew 26:36) where you will see 2,000 year old Olive trees that date back to the time of Christ, and the place that Jesus prays (Luke 22:39).
- Western Wall- The holiest site in Judaism and one of the original walls that retained the Temple.
- St. Anne Church and thePool of Bethesda, where Jesus performed the famous miracle of healing of the paralytic (John 5).
- The Via Dolorosa where we'll walk the Stations of the Cross including the Judgment Hall of Pilate (John 18:33), located at the Church of the Flagellation and Church of the Condemnation and Imposition of the Cross.
- Church of the Holy Sepulcher (Matthew 27, Matthew 33:57, Matthew 28:10) where you'll find the last Station 14 of the cross, and where pilgrims celebrate and mark the crucifixion and burial of Jesus.
- Mount Zion, visit the Upper room (Last Supper room) (Luke 22), Lord’s Supper, visit King David Tomb, and walk through the Jewish Quarter.
- Church of the Visitation which commemorates the visit made by Mary the mother of Jesus', to Elizabeth, the mother of John the Baptist (Luke 1:39-56).
- Bethlehem where Joseph traveled there (Luke 2:1-7) with Mary whom was pregnant, and where Jesus was born (Matthew 2:1-5), and visit the Church of the Nativity.
- The Garden Tomb, to celebrate the resurrection of Christ (1 Corinthians 15, Luke 24:6-7, Mark 16:5-7) with a time for prayer
The following destinations and site highlights are included for our 15 day Holy Land Tour including Egypt and Jordan.
- Pyramids of Giza visit and experience one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient World none more impressive and one of the greatest architectural feats in human history.
- Great Spinx the largest monolith statue in the world, and the the oldest known monumental sculpture, and is commonly believed to have been built by ancient Egyptians of the Old Kingdom during the reign of the Pharaoh Khafra.
- Egyptian Museum the Egyptian Museum in Cairo contains the world's most extensive collection of pharaonic antiquities; no visit to Egypt is complete without a trip through its galleries.
- Old Cairo the City’s cultural landmarks that span three millennium of Egyptian history. Old Cairo is the home of Cairo's Coptic Christian community which traces it's roots to Saint Mark the Apostle in 42 AD.
- Coptic Cairo is a part of Old Cairo which encompasses the Babylon Fortress, the Coptic Museum, the Hanging Church, the Greek Church of St. George and many other Coptic churches and historical sites.
- Hanging Church is one of the oldest churches in Egypt and is named for its location above a gatehouse of Babylon Fortress.
- Saints Sergius and Bacchus Church is traditionally believed to have been built on the spot where the Holy Family, Joseph, Mary and the infant Jesus Christ, rested at the end of their journey into Egypt.
- Mt. Sinai the mountain where God gave laws to the Israelites, and where the golden calf was forged (Exodus 32).
- St. Catherine Monastery at the foot of Mt. Sinai the oldest working Christian Monastery, and where it’s believed God appeared to Moses in the form of a burning bush (Exodus 3).
- Petra one of the world’s greatest archaeological sites -the 2,000-year old city known as the red rock city. It was the ancient capital of the Nabateans from the 3rd century BC to the 2nd century AC. Carved by the Nabataeans out of solid rock.
- Madaba an ancient town in Jordan known for its 6th-century mosaic map of the Holy Land in the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George.
- Mt. Nebo from where Moses viewed the Promise Land, and believed to be the site of the tomb of Moses
The following destinations and site highlights are included for our 13 day Holy Land Tour including Rome.
- The Vatican Museum - Christian and art museums located within Vatican City. They display works from the immense collections by Popes throughout the centuries including some of the most renowned classical sculptures and most important masterpieces of Renaissance art in the world. The Vatican Museum has roughly 70,000 works, of which about 20,000 are on display.
- The Sistine Chapel famous for the ceiling frescos of The Last Judgment by Michelangelo is the Apostolic Palace, and official residence of the Pope in Vatican City.
- St. Peter's Basilica is the largest church in the world and the most renowned work of Renaissance architecture. It has been described as "the greatest of all churches of Christendom."
- Colosseum where it’s believed early Christian martyrs met their fate, opened in A.D. 80 with over four centuries of use for Roman entertainment including the famous gladiator fights.
- The Arch of Constantine is a triumphal arch in Rome, located between the Colosseum and the Palatine Hill. It was erected by the Roman Senate to commemorate Constantine I's victory over Maxentius at the Battle of Milvian Bridge in 312.
- Palatine Hill - Inhabited since 1000 BC, the Palatine Hill is the most ancient part of the city.
- The Via Sacra was the main street of ancient Rome, leading from the top of the Capitoline Hill, through some of the most important religious sites of the Forum, to the Colosseum.
The following destinations and site highlights are included for our 13 day Holy Land Tour including Istanbul.
- Topkapi Palace - This enormous palace, and now a museum was the Imperial residence of Ottoman sultans for almost 400 years.
- The Blue Mosque or Sultanahmet Camii, known as the Blue Mosque because of blue tiles surrounding the walls of interior design.
- Hagia Sophia a must see former Greek Orthodox Christian patriarchal basilica, later an Ottoman imperial mosque and now a museum in Istanbul.
- Grand Bazaar in Istanbul is one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world, with 61 covered streets and over 4,000 shops.
- The Spice Market one of the most colorful bazaar of Istanbul that offers numberless spices, Turkish delights, caviar, dried nuts and more.
- Bosporus - the narrow waterway strait that forms part of the boundary between Europe and Asia with magnificent sights to behold.
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