Dr. Chris Kouba 10-Day Journey to Jordan & Israel, Dec 26, 2022 - Jan 4, 2023
- Duration: 10 Days
- Location: Petra
- Product code: Kouba2022
It is my pleasure to invite you to join me for a journey of a lifetime to the Holy Land and Jordan. In December 2022, we are going to embark on a 10-day spiritual journey to walk where Jesus walked and experience the Bible coming to life as we visit such locations as Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Jericho, Capernaum, Bethany, the Garden of Gethsemane, and the Sea of Galilee. Other highlights include visiting Petra, Masada, the Mount of Beatitudes, the Pools of Bethesda, Caesarea, and the Garden Tomb. This is a journey that will totally change your life and your quiet time forever.
Dr. Chris Kouba
December 26, 2022 - January 4, 2023
DAY 1: BEGINNING OF OUR TOUR – Depart Houston for Amman, Jordan.
DAY 2: JORDAN—Arrive in Amman, Jordan where you will be met at the airport for transfer to your hotel. Dinner and overnight at Dead Sea resort hotel.
DAY 3: PETRA, DEAD SEA—Travel down the King’s Highway to the incredible city of Petra for a full day of sightseeing. You will see the Treasury, a first-century 7,000 seat theatre, the Palace Tomb in Roman style, a monastery, and more. In the distance, you will see Mount Aaron which is said to be the burial place of Moses’ brother, Aaron. After dinner, walk to the beach and float in the healing, mineral-rich waters of the Dead Sea. Dinner and overnight at Dead Sea Hotel. Lunch provided.
DAY 4: MASADA/QUMRAN/JERICHO— This morning you will depart your hotel and will drive across the border into Israel. Marvel at Masada, the desert fortress built by Herod the Great, was used as a stronghold by Jewish zealots who committed suicide rather than surrender to the Romans. Visit Qumran, the site where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered by a shepherd boy. Visit Jericho and view the ruins and excavations of the ancient city. See the Mount of Temptation where Jesus was tempted by Satan. Visit the southern baptism site just outside of Jericho. Journey to your hotel in Tiberias for dinner and overnight. Lunch provided.
DAY 5: GALILEE & UPPER GALILEE – Start your morning by boarding a boat on the calm surface of the Sea of Galilee, cruising toward Capernaum. Upon landing, visit the site where Jesus started his ministry, the house of Peter, and the synagogue where Jesus taught. Continue to Tabgha, the site of Peter’s restoration, and the Church of the Multiplication of Loaves and Fish with its beautiful fourth-century mosaics. Drive to the top of the Mount of Beatitudes overlooking the Sea of Galilee and surrounding areas. In the afternoon, drive to the Golan Heights in Upper Galilee. Visit the sources of the Jordan River at Caesarea Philippi. Return to the exit of the Jordan River from the Sea of Galilee where you will have a chance to be baptized in the very river where Jesus was baptized. Return to your hotel in Tiberias for dinner and overnight. Lunch provided.
DAY 6: MOUNT PRECIPICE/MEGGIDO/MOUNT CARMEL/CAESAREA – Begin the day with a stop at Mt. Precipice for a panoramic view of Nazareth, Cana, and the Jezreel Valley. Proceed to Megiddo “Armageddon,” a very important strategic point on the Via Maris connecting Egypt and Damascus. Continue to Mt. Carmel for a visit to Elijah’s cave. A drive along the Mediterranean coast will take you to Caesarea built by Herod the Great. See the Roman theater and its ruins. Proceed to your hotel in Jerusalem for dinner and overnight. Lunch provided.
DAY 7: BETHANY/BETHLEHEM/HERODION/ELAH — Begin the day with a trip to Bethany to see the Tomb of Lazarus where Jesus raised him from the dead. Visit Wadi Qelt and view the Valley of the Shadow of Death from the high cliffs. Head to the little town of Bethlehem for a visit to the Church of the Nativity. See The Shepherd's Fields where angels announced the birth of Jesus to lowly shepherds and the Fields of Boaz and Ruth. Proceed to Herodion, Herod’s mountain hideaway. Travel to the Valley of Elah where David defeated Goliath in a showdown between the armies of Israel and the mighty Philistines. Return to your hotel in Jerusalem for dinner and overnight.
DAY 8: MOUNTAINS OF JERUSALEM – Today takes you to the Mount of Olives with its spectacular views of the city. Visit the Chapel of Ascension, Church of Pater Noster, Church of Dominus Flavit, the Garden of Gethsemane, and the Church of All Nations. View the Kidron Valley. Traverse to Mount Zion where you will visit the Upper Room of the Last Supper as well as the Tomb of King David and the House of Caiaphas, where Jesus was taken after his arrest. Visit the Shrine of the Book, home of the famous Dead Sea Scrolls. Return to your hotel in Jerusalem for dinner and overnight. Lunch provided.
DAY 9: GARDEN TOMB & OLD CITY – In the morning, you will visit the Garden Tomb and Gordon's Calvary, the site where Jesus was cruciﬁed, buried, and resurrected. A communion service will be held at the Garden Tomb. Then, step into history as you enter the Old City of Jerusalem. Stroll through the colorful bazaars, picturesque neighborhoods, and narrow streets as you make your way to the temple area, where Solomon's Temple was built on Mount Moriah. Visit the Dome of the Rock enclosing the Rock of Sacrifice, the Mosque of Al Aksa, and the Pinnacle of the Temple. Enjoy lunch in the old city and take some time to shop for souvenirs, jewelry, and ancient coins. In the afternoon, you will visit the Church of Saint Anne, the Pool of Bethesda, the Lithostrotos, Pilate's Judgment Hall, Antonia Fortress, and walk on the Via Dolorosa leading you to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Experience the Western Wall and the Southern Steps. Go beneath the old city to walk the Western Wall Tunnels and see remnants from the days of the Second Temple, destroyed by the Romans in 70 AD. Return to your hotel in Jerusalem for dinner and overnight.
DAY 10: RETURN HOME—Travel to Tel Aviv Airport for your return flight home with luggage packed and hearts full of memories.
NOTE: Schedule is subject to change due to various factors and your tour guide’s discretion.
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