Following the Path of Moses to the Promised Land
15 days in EGYPT – with Nile Cruise, Jordan & Israel
Day 1 Arrival in Cairo
Upon arrival in Cairo our representative will assist you with the formalities of security, customs and luggage recollection then along with our guide, accompany you to the hotel for check in, relaxation and dinner.
“I am God, the God of thy father; fear not to go down to Egypt” (Gen. 46: 3-4)
Day 2 Cairo Main Attractions
Included in our city tour of Cairo you will visit the three pyramids (Khufu (Cheops) Kephren and Mycerinus) and the Sphinx at Giza along with the Egyptian Museum. Further tour of the city visiting the Hanging Church and proceeding with a Sightseeing City Tour arriving to the train station prepared to take the Sleeper Train to Aswan. Dinner & overnight Sleeper Train
And he called for Moses and Aaron by night, and said, Rise up, and get you forth from among my people, both ye and the children of Israel; and go, serve the LORD, as ye have said. Also take your flocks and your herds, as ye have said, and be gone; and bless me also (Exodus 12:31-32).
Day 2 Nile Cruise:
Arrival to Aswan and proceed to the cruising ship embarcation formalities. Visit the High Damm, the Unfinished Obelisc and Agha Khan Mausoleum.
Day 3 Nile Cruise:
Aswan / Kom Ombo / Edfu: Visit the Temple divided between the two gods: Sobek y Haroeris. Continue the navigation arriving to Edfu to visit he Horus Temple. Continue the cruising to Esna.
Day 4 Nile Cruise:
Esna / Luxor: Travel to Luxor visiting the magnificent temples of Luxor and Karnak.
Day 5 Nile Cruise Disembarkation:
Visit the Valley of the Kings with it magnificent Pharaonic Tombs. Travel to the Railway station to take the sleeper train back to Cairo.
Day 6 To Mount Sinai:
Arrival to Cairo early in the morning and after breakfast I nthe Sleeper Train. Proceed to the Sinai Peninsula, crossing the Suez Canal and passing by Mara, Refidim and Elim, there of the Oasis the Hebrews lead by Moses camped in during the Exodus. Arrive in St. Catherine.
Day 7 Mount Sinai, Petra:
Before dawn we ascend Mount Sinai for Sunrise Prayer at the summit. This is the mountain on which the Lord spoke to Moses and gave him the Tables of the Law. After our descent and refreshments, we follow the ancient desert routes, now paved and still in use as major roadways, until we come to the coast and the town of Nueiba. From here the Children of Israel continued on foot along the Red Sea shore, passed through Eloth and entered what is now Jordan. We, however, shall cross the Red Sea by ferry, enjoying the contrast of the cobalt blue waters against the red mountains of Edom, docking at the Jordanian Kingdom on the Gulf of Aqaba. Again following the path of the Israelites, we continue on to the land of Edom, Ammon and Moab, nations in the Bible that stood against Israel as they came to the Promised Land. Once inside the land of Edom we drive to Petra, traditional home of Ishmael and Esau. Edom is mentioned repeatedly in the Bible and was the capital of the Nabateans up to the 3rd century B.C. Our accommodations for the night will overlook Mt. Hor the burial site of Aaron, Moses’ brother.
Day 8 Petra and Amman:
In the morning we visit the main sites of Petra, with its tombs, monuments, temples and huge public buildings which were magnificently carved with exquisite detail into the beautiful red rock. From Petra we travel north on the Way of the Kings mentioned in Numbers 20:7, 21:22, passing a very probable site for the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah. We continue until we reach Amman, the capital of Jordan. This city was once the capital of the Ammonite Kingdom, whose sons were defeated by King David’s army. Our afternoon concludes by touring the ancient ruins. We will stay the night in one of the finest hotels in Amman.
Day 9 From Amman to Jerusalem:
Our first stop is Mt. Nebo from where Moses saw the Land of Milk and Honey, and where he remained, without entering the Promised Land. Looking across at the Promised Land we can see the Dead Sea, the Jordan River and the oasis at Jericho. Meandering our way down along the winding road we leave the mountains behind and enter the Jordan River Valley. We cross over the Jordan River, as Joshua did while commanding the Sons of Israel. Our journey now takes us south through the Judean Wilderness to visit the fortress of Masada and to float on the Dead Sea, with its salty, medicinal waters. Then heading north along the sea shore our route takes us to Ein Gedi, where Saul pursued David and then passes near Qumran, where the famous manuscripts of the Essenes were found; among them the complete book of the Prophet Isaiah. Our road leads into the Judean Mountains and culminates in our own triumphal entrance to Jerusalem. We bring an offering of a prayer and a song while entering the city and viewing the ancient walls. Our accommodations and dinner will be in Jerusalem.
“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee. Peace be within thy walls, and prosperity within thy palaces. For my brethren and companions' sakes, I will now say, Peace be within thee. Because of the house of the Lord our God I will seek thy good.” (Psalm 122)
Day 10 Bethlehem and Jerusalem:
Today we drive to Bethlehem, birthplace of Jesus and home of King David, Ruth and Boaz. On the way, we visit the Tomb of Rachel, Jacob’s wife. We continue to Lazarus’ tomb and mansion in the village of Bethany, near the Mount of Olives, and the Garden of Gethsemane. After this we enter into the walled city of Jerusalem, ascend the Temple Mount, the height of Moriah, the site at which Abraham was summoned to sacrifice his son Isaac. We visit the Ophel Park archaeological excavations around the Western Wall where the original stairs that led to the Temple are found. Then before returning to our hotel we visit the Center for Biblical Studies, to recreate the Passover (Last Supper) and hear fascinating explanations of the Bible.
Day 11 Jerusalem Main Christian Sanctuaries:
The Garden Tomb is our first stop. Here we will be given a tour and then hold a special Communion Service. We continue on to Mount Zion, where we see King David’s Tomb. This is the site of the Upper Room, the Last Supper, and the descent of the Spirit of God on Pentecost, as well as headquarters of the early Church. Our next stop is to the Temple Institute where we will see and hear firsthand the plans for the rebuilding of the Temple from those who are undertaking this project. In the afternoon we will tour the new city, with a scale model of Jerusalem as it existed in the days of Jesus, visit the Holocaust Memorial (Yad Vashem), the Great Menorah near the Knesset and Jerusalem’s Great Synagogue before returning to the hotel and dinner.
Day 12 From Jerusalem to the Galilee:
Leaving Jerusalem to travel north, we follow the Pilgrim’s route from Jesus’ day that leads through Jericho. In this city, conquered by Joshua after its walls fell down to the sound of the trumpets of the Israelites, we will see the remains of the mud-brick walls. Here we recall that Jesus healed the blind man and spent the night at the home of Zacchaeus. We will visit Elisha’s Spring and take in the panoramic view of the Mount of Temptation, where Jesus was tempted by the Devil. Following the Jordan River we come to the Sea of Galilee, and then to Tabgha, which is the site of the miracle of the Fish and Loaves and Capernaum, the place where the ruins of Peter’s house and the Synagogue where Jesus prayed and preached are still visible. Our hotel and accommodations will be in Tiberias, built in honor of Tiberius Caesar on the sea shore.
Day 13 Around the Sea of Galilee:
The day begins with a Baptism in the Jordan River, then a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee, where Jesus calmed the storm and walked upon the water. We follow the Jordan River northward to one of its main sources, the Banias, where we find the site of Caesarea Philippi. Located on the hillside of Mount Hermon, it is the most likely site of the Transfiguration of Jesus and is also mentioned in Psalm 133. Afterwards we will visit a Kibbutz, to discover a lifestyle created and maintained only in the State of Israel. Then we return to Tiberias for dinner and overnight.
Day 14 To the Heath of the Galilee Hills, Mt. Carmel and Tel Aviv:
Upon leaving Tiberias, we drive through the rolling hills of the Lower Galilee, passing Cana the site were the first miracle of Jesus took place. Next we enter Nazareth. After visiting the Synagogue where Jesus studied as a boy and later declared himself to be Messiah, we will view the traditional site of the home of Mary and Joseph. Leaving the Galilee we continue on to Megiddo (Armageddon). From this ancient city we face the Valley of Jezreel, site of the earliest battles of the Israelites against their enemies. In this valley soldiers of Jabin were defeated during their confrontation with Deborah and Barak. Countless major battles were fought here between the superpowers of their day and this will be the scene of the Final Judgment War as told in Revelation 16. Only a short drive from here we visit Mount Carmel, center of the Prophet Elijah’s ministry, where he defeated the prophets of Baal. Along the Mediterranean Coast we travel south on the international trade route of antiquity called the Via Maris. We stop to visit Caesarea Maritima, home to Cornelius the Centurion, the first gentile convert mentioned in the Bible. Driving on to Tel Aviv we visit the ancient seaport of Joppa where Peter had his roof top vision, while staying at the house of Simon the Tanner. In Joppa, he also restored life to young Dorcas. Dinner and overnight Tel Aviv
Day 15 Transfer to the airport:
After breakfasts, transfer to Ben Gurion airport; personal assistance in security and check-in formalities.