October 4-12, 2018
with Optional Rome Pre-Trip October 2-5, 2018
Join Pastor Tim Remington on this exciting Christian tour which showcases the best of Israeli Biblical findings with a coveted trip to the loved city of Petra. See the finest that Israel and Jordan have to offer as we explore Biblical Archeology and the Old and New Testament while we walk where Jesus walked. While in Israel we will have the once-in-a-lifetime chance to learn from famous archaeologist Eli Shukron, as he leads us through his discovery site, the City of David. There will even be a chance to do an actual dig in the desert! The core tour is 10-days with an optional extension featuring the Apostle Paul’s life in Rome for 3-nights. The core tour starts at only $4,299 per person and includes airfare from Spokane and nights on the Dead Sea, at Petra, on the Sea of Galilee and inside the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem! The Rome extension is $1,099 per person and includes the most desired sites including the Coliseum, the Christian Catacombs, Tre Fontane, and much more. Plus an optional tour available for those who want to see the Vatican and the Sistine Chapel.
|Day||2018 Christian Tour – Itinerary at a Glance|
|Oct 4||Depart home cities|
|Oct 5||Arrive Jordan, overnight in Ma’in|
|Oct 6||Baptism and Elijah site, Tall el-Hammam, Ma’in|
|Oct 7||Mt. Nebo, King’s Highway, Petra|
|Oct 8||Petra, Dead Sea|
|Oct 9||Allenby Bridge, Mt. of Olives, Garden of Gethsemane, City of David, Pool of Siloam|
|Oct 10||Bethlehem, Shepherd’s Fields|
|Oct 11||Jaffa Gate, Gate Beautiful, Damascus Gate, and the Southern Steps, Western Wall, Temple Mount, Pools of Bethesda, Garden Tomb|
|Oct 12||Mt. Gerazim, Shiloh, Bet Guvrin, the caves of Maresha, Sea of Galilee|
|Oct 13||Mt. of Beatitudes, Magdala, Capernaum, Bethsaida, Sea of Galilee cruise|
|Day||Optional Pre-trip to Rome|
|Oct 2||Depart Home Cities|
|Oct 3||Appian Way, Christian catacombs, Circus Maximus|
|Oct 4||Coliseum, Arch of Titus, Capitoline Hill, Mamertine Museum, Trevi Fountain, Vatican, Sistine Chapel, St. Peters, Piazza Navona, Pantheon|
|Oct 5||Tre Fontane, St. Paul’s|
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*B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner
|Day||2018 Christian Tour – Israel and Jordan Itinerary|
|Oct 4||Our flights depart Spokane late morning.|
|Oct 5||Arrive in Amman, Jordan at 11:30PM on Turkish Air. Meet and transfer to Ma’in. This resort was King Herod’s own summer palace (now rebuilt) but in a magnificent setting. (No meal tonight as it is served on the airplane).|
|Oct 6||Enjoy a sumptuous breakfast when you wake. We have a free morning to enjoy the natural waterfalls that are all around you. Lunch is included at the resort. After lunch, we drive to Baptism and Elijah site and then on to visit Tall el-Hammam (the real Sodom and Gomorrah) site. We return to Ma’in for dinner and overnight. BLD|
|Oct 7||We visit Mt. Nebo late this morning. We will be able to stand at the site where Moses saw into the Promised Land. From this spot, we will be able to see as far as the Sea of Galilee, the Dead Sea, Masada and the Mediterranean. We have a drive through the desert and into Petra. There is much to discuss along the way as we are on the ancient King’s Highway. We will stop midway for lunch. Arrive the Petra hotel and relax for the evening. BLD|
|Oct 8||Early this morning, while it is still cool, we begin our walk into one of the most prophetic and amazing places on earth. You will be able to ride a camel, a horse, a buggy or walk into the colorful canyon lined with tombs, temples and ornate edifices. Enjoy a full lunch at the end of the canyon. Enjoy your last few moments to stand upon a high point and see the land where time has stood still. We will then drive to another amazing place – the Dead Sea! Check into our sea-front resort hotel. We will have a fun night floating and soaking in the mineral waters. Perhaps cover yourself in mud and let it all soak in! Dinner together. BLD|
|Oct 9||We depart the Dead Sea this morning, and pass over the famous Allenby Bridge. Oh Jerusalem! How we love you! Our first top is the Mt. of Olives, where we will have a fantastic view of the walls and ramparts of the Old City. We walk down the stone path where Jesus received shouts of “Hosanna, Hosanna!”. We come into the Garden of Gethsemane for a teaching amongst the ancient olive trees. After our lunch break, we enter the City of David with a unique tour by Eli Shukron, the head archeologist. Exit the City of David and sit together at the recently opened and discovered, Pool of Siloam. For those who don’t mind dark and wet, you can go through the Tunnel. Those of you who prefer dry and light, you will take the lighted walkway. Arrive at the hotel for dinner and pour ourselves into our Old City home and overnight. BD|
|Oct 10||Free morning to sleep, enjoy a coffee overlooking the Old City or take a walk around the neighborhoods as the shop owners prepare for their day. We will leave the Old City and drive to Bethlehem. We will visit a cave which is much like the cave our savior was born. We will be able to hear and see the nativity story and learn of the mysteries of our Savior! We will visit the site of the Shepherd’s Fields and have time to savor the topography that is so close to Jerusalem and yet a world away. BD|
|Oct 11||We spend another great day in the Old City! Jaffa Gate, Gate Beautiful, Damascus Gate, and the Southern Steps. We will have a moment for individual prayer at the Western Wall and then onto Temple Mount. We will be able to sit at the Pools of Bethesda, recounting the story of Jesus’ miracles and then share communion at the Garden Tomb. We overnight in the Old City on our last night before we move on to Galilee and the place of many of Jesus’ and the Apostles recorded stories from the Gospel. BD|
|Oct 12||Drive away from Jerusalem this morning to the mounts of blessings and cursing. Our tour will take us onto Mt. Gerazim, a stone’s throw from Mt. Ebal and then off to Shiloh where the Ark rested. We will pass many of the Old Testament sites including where David met Goliath. We will have a very special time at Bet Guvrin and the caves of Maresha. You will do a special dig where you will be able to take some small shards of pottery. After a full day, we drive to the Sea of Galilee where we will overnight. BD|
|Oct 13||Wake this morning and enjoy a quiet time. After breakfast, we will drive up to the Mt. of Beatitudes. Here we will receive a special teaching and have time to look onto the sea and the beautiful mountains of Golon, Hermon and even Nebo, on a clear day. Next, we will visit the newly discovered synagogue where Jesus taught – Magdala, we will visit Capernaum, Bethsaida and pass by Chorazin. Stop for a Peter’s fish lunch and have praise and worship on the Sea of Galilee cruise. We will have time to see a precious ancient boat, aptly named the Jesus boat. We will end our day overlooking Nazareth, Jesus boyhood home and stand on an overlook into Megiddo and Armageddon. Farewell dinner tonight together on the Galilee. BLD|
|Oct 14||Early departure and flights home.|
|Day||Optional Pre-trip to Rome|
|Oct 2||Group air from Spokane departs this morning.|
|Oct 3||Arrive in Rome late this morning. Before we come into the city, we will stop near the spectacular aqueduct that follows the Appian Way. This quiet area outside of Rome has the ancient stone pathway with broken statues and horses glancing at us from inside the nearby fences. We will have a special moment before to contemplate the Apostles own journey as they faced their greatest Evangelistic opportunity at the city they were approaching. Once near the town, we will stop at the Christian catacombs and go deep into the belly of the earth to see how the new “Way” followers lived in persecution. They lived amongst the dead in the catacombs. We will be able to see their sketches and paintings, that date back to 40AD. We will visit Circus Maximus before we check into our hotel. This is the massive outdoor arena that was used for the thousands of deaths of the persecuted church. We will have a festive dinner in a pizzeria this evening. (D) B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner|
|Oct 5||After breakfast, visit Tre Fontane, the peaceful site which is the place where the Apostle Paul was beheaded and the church where Paul’s body has been laid – St. Paul’s Outside the Walls. On our drive to the airport, we will pass through the neighborhood where Priscilla and Aquila lived, very close to where Paul was martyred. Arrive the airport at 1:00PM for our flight to Jordan. Meet the rest of the group during our flight transfer at Istanbul. We arrive Jordan together and transfer to Ma’in for overnight. (B)|
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Tim Remington – Senior Pastor of the Altar Church
Originally from Riverside, CA, Pastor Tim moved to Northern Idaho and began his work with the people who are ignored, those who have problems with drugs, alcohol, and perversion. In 1985, Tim and Cindy began taking people into their home to help them. This practice grew into their Mentor Home Ministry and Good Samaritan Rehabilitation.
As senior pastor at the Altar Church in Coeur d’Alene, Tim is a favorite teacher and has won numerous awards, including the annual Idaho Chooses Life “Friend for Life” Award. It is given to people who have made extraordinary contributions to the defense of preborn children. We are grateful for their leadership and commitment to the Gospel of Life.
“Cindy and I have been blessed with four children. My love is my family and my Lord. My passion is to worship; my desire is to show the joy of the Lord to others in all that I do.”
Recently, Pastor Tim has been most remembered by the community as the miracle Pastor who, by the grace of God, survived multiple gunshot wounds from a gunman who attacked Tim in his church parking lot. Rather than hate his attacker, Pastor Tim and his church pray for him in hopes he will find Jesus. “People just wrote us, baskets and baskets of letters from people who were praying for us and people getting saved locally right here, and people around the world, just getting saved over it,” said Tim. “What God was doing even in my life. When I said that I had no animosity against the shooter, that caused a great healing in other people’s lives for some reason. The Lord just allowed that to happen.” Tim said, “God preserved me, He saved me. And it was a miracle. Absolutely a miracle.”
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The trip was so inspirational. I grew spiritually because I was able to see some of the places where Paul spread the gospel.
— Doris M.
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.
I also want to thank you for the prayer time we had together. That was very special for me and I have no doubt God heard our prayers.
The trip broadened my perspective on Paul’s journeys and the Star Clipper was a wonderful way to travel to the port cities. This was on my “bucket list” for several years until the right itinerary came along (extended to Thessaloniki, Philippi, and Berea), and I was not disappointed!
— Kris K.
Great way to vacation and explore the Apostle Paul’s adventures spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ!
— Bruce L.
You did a fabulous job and we would love to go with you wherever you conduct other tours. Please keep us informed of any future tours.
— Carol and Bob