Yes, we are getting ready to go on the “Bible Lands Discovery Tour” of the middle east. It’s just over a week away now! Leaving 25 October.
The itinerary looks like this:
25 October – depart Winnipeg early evening, through Toronto then Heathrow and on to Cairo
26 October – arrive Cairo & crash
27 October – Cairo – off to Sakkara and visit Giza Pyramids
28 October – Cairo – Egyptian Museum and other historical sites of Cairo
29 October – Sinai Peninsula / Saint Catherine
30 October – up to top of Mount Sinai for sunrise service, St. Catherine Monastery, and off to Taba, resort along Gulf of Aqaba
31 October – free day in Taba, very nice resort!
1 November – travel out of Egypt across southern Israel and into Jordan, travel to Wadi Rum desert landscape, then on to Petra
2 November – visit ancient city of Petra, accessible only through a mile long canyon
3 November – travel north up “the King’s Highway”to Kerak, then Mount Nebo, Masaba, and on to Amman where we stay overnight.
4 November – visit Bethany where John the Baptist lived and where Jesus was baptized, then on into Israel, staying along the Sea of Galilee.
5 November – visit sites around the Sea of Galilee and go on the Sea, then Banias (Caesarea Philippi), Capernaum, Tabgha (loaves & fishes miracle location), and the Mount of Beatitudes (sermon on the mount).
6 November – visit ruins at Sepphoris, Nazareth, and Mount Tabor (location of transfiguration).
7 November – Megiddo (predicted location of Battle of Armegeddon), Caesarea, and Jericho.
8 November – Dead Sea region – Qumran (where Dead Sea Scrolls found), Masada, take a dip in the Dead Sea, then to Jerusalem
9 November – Mount of Olives, Gethsemane, Church of Nativity, Shepherd’s Fields, Shrine of the Book Museum (Dead Sea Scrolls preserved here).
10 November – Old Jerusalem, Pool of Bethesda, Via Dolorosa (“Way of the Cross” to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre), Garden Tomb.
11 November – return home through Toronto