Jordan, Israel Study Tour with GTI Tours

Sep 3-15, 2022

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Day 10 - Mount of Olives, Gethsemane, Pool of Bethesda, Saint Anne's, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Southern Steps, Farewell Dinner

posted on Wednesday Sep 14 2022 at 6:00 pm UTC


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Day 09 - City of David, Hezekiah's Tunnel, Pool of Siloam, Israel Museum, Yad Vashem

posted on Tuesday Sep 13 2022 at 6:00 pm UTC

Our first stop was the City of David. The City of David was separated from Jerusalem by steep terrain which has been softened by time, sediment and rubble. There are new buildings and houses built on top, so excavation is performed horizontally underneath with massive engineered structures to support...

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Day 08 - Temple Mount, Western Wall, Rabbinic Tunnels, Herodium, Shepherds Field, Bethlehem, Johnny's (shopping)

posted on Monday Sep 12 2022 at 4:00 pm UTC

We began the day with a brief drive into the Old City, entering the Temple Mount through the only checkpoint allowed to non-Muslims. The Temple Mount is a holy site for Jews, Muslims and Christians. While Israel retains legal jurisdiction for the whole site, Israel has given spiritual jurisdiction...

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Day 07 - Gods Plan at Work: Beth Shean, Megiddo, Mt. Carmel, Caesarea Maritima

posted on Sunday Sep 11 2022 at 11:00 pm UTC

This morning we left our sea-side stay and made our way to several sites surrounding the significant trade route, Jezreel Valley. Our first stop was the Roman city of Bet-She'an. We traveled through one of the city gates and learned about the significance and difficult process of excavating tels,...

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Day 06 - Mount Arbel, Chorazin, Mount of Beatitudes, Capernaum, Tabgha, Ancient Boat, Galilee Boat Ride

posted on Saturday Sep 10 2022 at 9:00 pm UTC

  Mount Arbel Mount Arbel is a mountain in The Lower Galilee near Tiberias in Israel, with high cliffs, views of Mount Hermon in the Golan Heights, trails to a cave-fortress, and ruins of an ancient synagogue. Its vertical cliff towers magnificently over the Sea of Galilee and looks...

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Day 05 - “Who Do You Say that I Am?”: Katzrin, Mount Bental, Caesarea Philippi, 3 Vines Winery

posted on Friday Sep 09 2022 at 6:00 pm UTC

Experiencing Caesarea Phillipi Jesus brought His disciples to Caesarea Phillipi, a center of pagan worship and human sacrifice. It was also the source of a huge, deep spring known as the “Gates of Hell.” You can imagine the disciples whispering, “No way. No Jew would go there.”...

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Day 04 - Lessons from the Desert: Masada, Ein Gedi, Qumran

posted on Friday Sep 09 2022 at 12:00 am UTC

We started our morning with a devotional on the beach of the Dead Sea. The chorus of “it is well with my soul” resonated with the tranquil water and pastel colors in front of us. After we sang, our attention to was brought to the reality of the Dead Sea, for all its external beauty, internally...

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Day 03 - God Among Us: Arava border crossing, Tabernacle replica, Dead Sea Swim

posted on Wednesday Sep 07 2022 at 7:00 pm UTC

Early morning camel ride to watch the sunrise in Wadi Rum. Today we headed to Israel Arava border crossing. Timna Valley Experienced Israel customs process but all went well and we resumed our journey into Timna Copper Mine. It is considered the first mines on Earth. The Mushroom rock is...

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Day 02 - Into the Wilderness: Petra, Wadi Rum

posted on Tuesday Sep 06 2022 at 7:00 pm UTC

Today we enjoyed a wonderful hotel breakfast with a gorgeous panoramic view in early morning daylight. Then we left for Petra and began our walk. It was very cool and pleasant in the narrow passageways. As our guide gave us history lessons, nearly every step of the way was accompanied by a light...

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Day 01 - Plains of Moab: Mount Nebo, Madaba, Mosaic Shop

posted on Monday Sep 05 2022 at 9:00 pm UTC

On our first day in Jordan, we took a short walk to St George’s Cathedral. Here we learned about a mosaic map of the region that reflected both Old and New Testament events. The map, which is several centuries old, is now only 30% intact. The church was built upon this site for the purpose of preserving...

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Day 00 - We Made It!

posted on Sunday Sep 04 2022 at 8:00 pm UTC

Shalom Shalom Friends, well we finally arrived with everyone safe and sound to Istanbul! Turkish airlines was great! Unfortunately our second flight was delayed. There’s-a huge mall and I mean huge in the center of the airport so there was plenty to do while we waited! Blessings Joey...

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Preparing for Jordan, Israel

posted on Sunday Aug 07 2022 at 2:35 pm UTC

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