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Biblical Mediterranean and Israel Cruise with Woodridge Baptist

With with Craig Evans, Eli Shukron plus special guests

From $4,899 per person

September 16-29, 2019 | Optional Rome Pre-Trip September 15-17

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Tour Leader(s):

with Craig Evans, Eli Shukron plus special guests

Location:

Israel, Mediterranean

OVERVIEW
ITINERARY
TOUR SCHOLAR(S)
CABIN CHART
PHOTOS & VIDEO
OVERVIEW

TOUR OVERVIEW:

 

You are invited to join top Biblical scholars as they examine the sights and impressive artifacts of the Holy Land — from both the Old and the New Testaments. We also have special guest author Jerry Jenkins joining us. You will have an opportunity to learn on-site from Craig A. Evans, a well-known scholar on the life of Christ at the remote Golan and Galilean synagogues, where Jesus Himself taught. You will visit the place where the Dead Sea scrolls were found and have the curator himself, Dr. Adolfo Roitman, offer expert insights over dinner at the beautiful Jerusalem Waldorf Astoria. Finally, you will be with Jerusalem’s premier archaeologist, Eli Shukron, on the cruise and in Israel, where he will explain the most important aspects of Biblical archaeology. This will be combined with both fellowship and compelling intrigue, under pastoral direction, surrounding these Biblical truths.

To top it off, Jerry Jenkins, bestselling author of the phenomenal Left Behind series, will join us. Dr. Evans and Dr. Jenkins will showcase their first novel in the new archaeology mystery series Dead Sea Rising. There will be book-signing, Q&A, and the opportunity to suggest to the authors your ideas for future novels in the series! Dr. Jeremy Evans from Woodridge Baptist Church will provide spiritual leadership and direction throughout the cruise. This will be combined with both fellowship and compelling intrigue, under pastoral direction, surrounding Biblical truths.

The tour price starts at $4,899 for an inside cabin with an optional air add-on from New York’s JFK of $1,350.00 per person or from Houston at $1530 per person.

TOUR MAP:

Israel-Cruise-Map

INCLUDED IN THIS TOUR:

  • 7 days of a five-star cruise ship

  • 5 days in Israel

  • Five private teaches aboard the ship with Biblical scholars

  • Eight special dinners

  • All meals with the exception of three lunches

  • All port taxes

  • All transfers for those who use our group air

  • Optional reduced-price, round trip airfare from New York (Add-ons from some cities will be available)

  • Airport and airline taxes for those who use our group air

  • Ground transportation

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ITINERARY

PRE-TRIP EXTENSION

flight on airplane
  • September 15, 2018
  • Departure
  • Rome pre-tour guests will depart North America.

Arch of Titus in Rome
  • September 16, 2019
  • Rome arrival
  • Flights arrive by 10:30 AM this morning. Upon coming into Rome, we visit Regola, known as the home church for the Apostle Paul. Regola is located in the Jewish Grotto of Trastevere. Afterwards, we will check into our hotel and then visit the Mamertine Prison located at Capitoline Hill in ancient Rome. This prison is where both Peter and Paul were imprisoned. Welcome dinner.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Rome Coliseum
  • September 17, 2019
  • Rome sites
  • Tour of the Coliseum, Arch of Titus, Forum and, time permitting, you can walk up Palatine Hill to see the earliest surviving depiction of Christ’s crucifixion. Board ship, dinner.

  • Breakfast, Dinner

MAIN ITINERARY

Rome-city-scene
  • September 17, 2019
  • Arrive in Rome
  • After departing the U.S. on September 16, arrive Rome this morning, transfer to the ship for lunch. Pre-dinner get together.

  • Lunch, Dinner
Naples
  • September 18, 2019
  • Naples city walk
  • Today we will be in Naples. You can walk around the city, enjoy their famous pizza for lunch, or take an optional tour to Herculaneum (similar to Pompeii) and Puteoli, which was the port used by the Apostle Paul. Pre-dinner session.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Sicily-harbor
  • September 19, 2019
  • Sicily and shopping
  • Optional tour of the hidden catacombs on Sicily. Free time to shop and see the baroque architecture. Early evening session, then dinner.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Malta City Scene at Sunset
  • September 20, 2019
  • St. Thomas Bay at Malta
  • Full day tour of Malta. Acts 27 and 28 will come alive for you. We will travel to the beach to see St. Thomas Bay, which represents the sea patterns outlined in Acts. We will go into the cave underneath a church that has been the traditional home of the Apostle Paul during his time on Malta. We will see an anchor that was found at the site at St. Thomas Bay that very well may have been from Paul’s shipwreck. In addition, you will see the fortifications and sites most known for the Knights Templar. We will walk around the Medina and have time for lunch and shopping. Evening session after dinner.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Christian-Cruise-Pool
  • September 21, 2019
  • Day at Sea
  • Day at sea to enjoy the ships facilities. You can join any of the conference sessions taking place during our day.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Ruins-at-Island-of-Rhodes
  • September 22, 2019
  • Island of Rhodes
  • Short walking tour on the Island of Rhodes. You will then have plenty of time for shopping, hitting the beaches, renting a bicycle or enjoying a boat trip. Free evening, as the ship sails at 6:00 PM.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Christian-Cruise-Breakfast
  • September 23, 2019
  • Day at Sea
  • Day at sea to enjoy the ships facilities. You can join any of the conference sessions taking place during our day.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Jerusalem-Dome-of-the-Rock
  • September 24, 2019
  • Jerusalem
  • Jerusalem! We disembark the ship today and have a tour of the City of David, Pool of Siloam, Hezekiah’s Tunnel and the temple tunnels. Dinner this evening in Jerusalem.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Qumran, where Dead Sea Scrolls were found
  • September 25, 2019
  • Shrine of the Book and Qumran
  • Shrine of the Book, Israeli Museum tour with private teachings. We also visit Qumran, lunch overlooking Shepherd’s Field and see Bethlehem. Dinner session in Jerusalem.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Temple-Mount-Jerusalem-Israel
  • September 26, 2019
  • Temple Mount and Pools of Bethesda
  • Today we visit Temple Mount, the Pools of Bethesda, Archaeological Park, have lunch in the Old City and the Mt. of Olives, drive to Galilee overnight.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Sea-of-Galilee
  • September 27, 2019
  • Sea of Galilee
  • Full day in the Galilee! Teaching at Magdala, visit Chorazin, Capernaum, Mt. of Beatitudes and a fish lunch. We will have a festive, waterfront barbecue tonight.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Caesarea-Philippi
  • September 28, 2019
  • Synagogues and Caesarea Philippi
  • See the beautiful synagogue of Umm el Kanatir, synagogues of Katsrin, Gamla, drive through the Golan, and visit important Caesarea Philippi and Tel Dan. Farewell tonight at our beautiful, lake-front hotel.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
cruise-deck
  • September 29, 2019
  • Depart home
  • Flights depart early in the early hours today, or you may extend your stay.

  • Breakfast

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TOUR SCHOLAR(S)

Eli Shukron

Archeologist & Israeli Guide,
Jerusalem, Israel


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Dr. Craig A. Evans

BA, MA, MDiv, PhD, DHabil Author and Biblical Scholar, Houston Theological Seminary
Houston, TX


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CABIN CHART

Our Ship: The Celebrity Infinity

All staterooms and suites come complete with private bathroom, vanity area, hair-dryer, interactive TV, radio and phone. All staterooms include: two twin beds that are convertible to queen-size (unless stated otherwise) and sitting area, private mini-bar, interactive Samsung flat-screen television system to view and select shore excursions, order room service, and watch movies, private safe, and dual voltage 110/220AC outlets.

Inside
(Cat 10,12)
170 Square feet
Ocean View
(Cat 5, 6, 7)
170 square feet
Aqua Balcony Class
(Cat A2)
195 square feet, veranda 54 sq. ft.
Concierge Class
(Cat C3, C2)
191 square feet, veranda 41 sq ft

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PHOTOS & VIDEO

TOUR PHOTOS:

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All I can say is AMAZING…FANTASTIC…UNBELIEVABLE and STUNNING! Every family member said it was our best trip yet, and we have had lots and lots of fantastic trips in the past 20 years!

Sunshine & Fred S.

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

I loved it!  It truly was the adventure of a lifetime.  My son had a wonderful experience, too.  Thank you for making the trip kid-friendly!

Loretta & Jacob S.

Everything was wonderful, and first class. Hotels and ship were top of the line. Our Greek Orthodox guide, Sayat was fantastic. So much knowledge and history and enthusiasm! Pastor Lutzer’s teachings were much enjoyed and enlightening. Rebecca is a sweetheart.

Anonymous

I enjoyed this tour so much, that I’d like to do it again sometime, maybe in the Spring season. PS…our group enjoyed each others’ company so much that we are having a reunion party coming up on Monday the 21st!

Monica H.

To see Biblical sites in which Paul ministered as well as see sites of some of the churches of Revelation was an opportunity of a lifetime. The Bible teaching was absolutely outstanding. Of course, being on a sailing ship was delightful as well. I highly recommend a Footsteps of Paul.

Irma H.

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OUR ASSURANCE:

1. Through the use of The Word, we trust that once…

Through the use of The Word, we trust that once you have returned from our Christian tours, you will have gained a deeper knowledge of the scriptures and the multiple layers of teaching and truths that are inside each.

Isaiah 55:11 So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.

2. You can be assured an experience like our previous participants…

You can be assured an experience like our previous participants, who have gained an appreciation of how God uses everything for His glory and for the purpose of furthering knowledge and understanding. You will see this as you encounter the geology of the land, the geography where events actually occurred and the archaeology that may (or may not!) still exist. Furthermore, through the remaining people in the land, the practices still in place and demography that have endured.

Colossians 1:20 and by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, by Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross.

3. Further, our assurance is received that through The Word…

Further, our assurance is received that through The Word; the teachings you will be exposed will solidify the truth which you and your family have been taught by seeing, touching and hearing the scriptures each day. We assert and firmly believe Romans 10:17 So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

4. You and your family will experience…

You and your family will experience the oneness of the body of Christ during our trip.