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2019 Itineraries for Christian Tour Leaders

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Dear Friends,

It has been my privilege to lead eight or nine trips to Europe (along with two Biblical cruises)  with Living Passages, and have enjoyed their planning of the tours and their oversight of the many details even as we travel etc. Through this, Rhonda has become a special friend who almost always has personally  accompanied us on our tours to make sure that all would go smoothly.  I can recommend Living Passages without hesitation.

- Dr. Erwin Lutzer

 

Living Passages also facilitates all Koinonia House’s unique tours. The staff is always friendly and handles the myriad of complex travel details associated with large groups in the most professional manner. I cannot overstate how pleased I am with the service and professionalism of this outstanding organization.

- Chuck Missler, Koinonia House

BIBLICAL ARCHAEOLOGY ISRAEL CRUISE AND TOUR

Join Israel’s premier Biblical scholars on a tour of a lifetime.  Lead a tour from Athens (or Rome) to Israel as you examine the sights and impressive artifacts of the Holy Land — from both the Old and the New Testaments. You will have an opportunity to delve deeper on-site in Israel with former Israeli Antiquities archaeologist, Eli Shukron, Craig A. Evans, a well-known scholar on the life of Christ at the remote Golan and Galilean synagogues where Jesus Himself taught, and Adolfo Roitman, the Curator of the Dead Sea Scrolls and Qumran. Your exclusive tour will visit the place where the Dead Sea scrolls were found and you will have had the curator himself offer expert insights while in Israel. Finally, you will be hosted in Israel by Jerusalem’s premier archaeologist on the cruise and in Israel, where he will explain the most important aspects of Biblical archaeology.

Special Features:

  • 4 nights on a 5-star cruise ship, starts in Athens (or Rome) and ends in Israel
  • 5 nights in Israel with all tours
  • Private teachings aboard ship with our Bible scholars
  • Private teaching at Magdala - ancient synagogue where Jesus most likely spoke with top scholar, Craig A. Evans
  • The Dead Sea Scrolls explained by expert Curator, Adolfo Roitman
  • Qumran and the Essene’s hidden treasure by expert Curator, Adolfo Roitman
  • Possibility of special dinner presentation and teaching by Jerry Jenkins, best-selling author of 150  books, including the Left Behind Series, and Biblical scholar, Craig A. Evans
  • All meals with the exception of 2 lunches
  • Private tour of Cyprus and its archeological museum
  • Full tours of Athens and Corinth with deluxe hotels and meals
  • Free day on the vacation island of Mykonos, Greece
  • All port taxes
  • All airport and airline taxes
  • All transfers and transportation.
  • Reduced-price, round-trip airfare from New York.  (Add-ons from some cities will be available.)
Dr. Adolfo Roitman
Archaeologist Eli Shukron
Dr. Craig Evans

Option One:

September 21 - 30, 2019

DateItinerary at a Glance:
Sept. 21Depart North America
Sept. 22Arrive in Tel Aviv, dinner
Sept. 23Temple Mount, Pools of Bethesda, City of David, Garden Tomb
Sept. 24JRS, Mount of Olives, Museum, Bethlehem, Archeological Park.
Sept. 25Nazareth overlook, Mt. of Beatitudes, Capernaum, Magdala, Chorazin, fish lunch, baptisms.
Sept. 26Katzrin, Gamla, Caesarea Philippi, board ship.
Sept. 27At sea teaching and private sessions
Sept. 28Chania, Greece walking tour
Sept. 29Athens, Corinth, dinner
Sept. 30Guests depart for USA

Option Two:

September 27 - October 8, 2019

DateItinerary at a Glance:
Sept. 27Guests depart North America
Sept. 28Arrive Athens at 10:00AM. Transfer into Athens and visit the Parthenon, Acropolis and Mars Hill. Dinner.
Sept. 29Visit the site of Corinth this morning with its Bema and synagogue, see the Corinth Canal. We drive to the port, where we board our ship for a nice lunch.
Sept. 30Free day on the island of Mykonos.
Oct. 1We have a walking tour of the walled city of Rhodes, ending our tour in the Old City where you can enjoy beaches, shopping and small museums
Oct. 2Arrive on the island of Cyprus, where we have a tour that includes its archeological museum. There will be time to walk around the city, as well.
Oct. 3Arrive Israel this morning and disembark the ship. We drive into Jerusalem and have a fabulous view of the city. Our first stop is the Mt. of Olives and Garden of Gethsemane. Next, we visit the Temple Mount,the Pools of Bethesda and Archeological Park.
Oct. 4This morning we visit the incredible Shrine of the Book and the Israeli Museum tour with a private teaching. We also visit Qumran, pass by Ein Gedi and Masada and have lunch overlooking Shepherd's Fields in Bethlehem. Dinner session in Jerusalem.
Oct. 5Morning in the Old City, visit the Garden Tomb, time for lunch and shopping. We depart Jerusalem and drive to the Nazareth overlook. We arrive at the Sea of Galilee this afternoon and have an onsite teaching at the synagogue of Magdala and Chorazin. We spend the next 3 nights on the Sea of Galilee, lakefront hotel.
Oct. 6We visit the synagogues of Umm el Kanatir, Katzrin and Gamla, see the Golan and visit Caesarea Philippi and Tel Dan - with Mount Hermon standing over both. Afterwards, we enjoy a festive, evening barbeque.
Oct. 7Today we have a lovely Galilee Lake cruise, visit the Mount of Beatitudes, Capernaum, see the Jesus boat and have a fish lunch. Free afternoon to enjoy the lakefront location. Farewell dinner.
Oct. 8Groups depart for USA

FOOTSTEPS OF PAUL MEDITERRANEAN CHRISTIAN TOUR

Bible study cruise with optional Rome extension and/or the early church sites of Philippi, Berea and Thessaloniki. Overnight at Old Corinth with a visit to the site of Cencherea, Mars Hill, Parthenon, other Biblical tours at key port stops, archaeological tours of Israel lead by Eli Shukron, an early church Rome extension with a focus on Paul and Peter and the Apostles evangelical missions. The Israel visits include the City of David recent discoveries and an option to overnight inside the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem.

FSOP OCT 2018 Map

Optional Extension July 26 - 28, 2019

DateOptional Trip Extension
July 26Appian Way, Christian Catacombs and Paul, Peter and John graffiti, Tre Fontane (Paul beheaded), Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, Piazza Navona, Pantheon
July 27Coliseum, Arch of Titus, Mamertine Museum, Circus Maximus, Forum, Regola (Paul’s home church). Trastevere dinner.
July 28Flights home

July 12-26, 2019

DateItinerary at a Glance:
July 12Depart USA
July 13Athens, Corinth
July 14Mars Hill, Parthenon, board ship.
July 15Crete
July 16At sea, teaching, screening room and amphitheater events today
July 17Jerusalem! Mount of Olives, Garden of Gethsemane, City of David, Hezekiah’s Tunnel, Pool of Siloam, Southern Steps. Optional overnight Old City.
July 18Garden Tomb, Bethlehem and Shepherd’s Fields, Masada, Qumran, Shiloh
July 19Galilee, Mount of Beatitudes, Capernaum, Galilee cruise, Nazareth overlook with Megiddo.
July 20Cyprus
July 21Rhodes, Greece
July 22Santorini, Greece
July 23Sparta, Greece
July 24At sea, teaching, screening room and amphitheater events today
July 25Pompeii, Italy
July 26Arrive Rome, flights home or optional extension.