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2018 Pastors Trip
In 2018 ... Jerusalem!
Northern California Conference Pastors Trip

January 9-22, 2018
Israel and Jordan

Estimated Cost: $2295/person

You’ll Never Read Your Bible the Same Way
The last NCC trip to Israel was in the last century, but we are headed back! Unlike last time, our plan is to take all NCC pastors and spouses who want to go. To help facilitate the trip for pastoral families, the NCC administration has decided to cancel both the 2017 and 2018 summer family retreats and next year’s pastors meeting and use those funds to help offset costs. Additionally, a pastor can use both 2017 and 2018 continuing ed money (up to $1,000) toward the trip. We are considering possible Turkey and Egyptian extensions, but political tensions may nix these possibilities. We will be transiting through Istanbul on Turkish Airlines—so it is difficult not to stop…

Possible Itinerary
Day 1, January 9, Tuesday – Depart SFO on Turkish Airlines, change planes in Istanbul for flight to Amman
Day 2, January 10, Wednesday – Arrive in Amman, Jordan, overnight in Amman
Day 3, January 11, Thursday – Bethany Beyond Jordan, Mt. Nebo, Madaba, drive to Petra on King’s Highway, overnight Petra
Day 4, January 12, Friday – Full day tour of Petra, overnight Petra
Day 5, January 13, Saturday – Cross-into Israel at the Southern Border, Rabin Crossing. Visit Beer Sheva, Masada, Ein Gedi, swim in Dead Sea, overnight at the Dead Sea
Day 6, January 14, Sunday – Visit Qumran, Qsar el Yehuda baptismal where Jesus was baptized, Jericho, Beit Shean, overnight Tiberius
Day 7, January 15, Monday – Mt. Beatitudes, Capernaum, Tabgha, Ancient Boat, Boat Ride on the Galilee, Magdala, Yardenit Baptismal site, overnight in Tiberius
Day 8, January 16, Tuesday – Dan Nature Reserve (Jeroboam’s altar and Ancient Canaanite Gate), Caesarea Philippi (Banias), Golan Heights -Mt. Bental, Overnight Tiberius
Day 9, January 17, Wednesday –Nazareth, Mt. Carmel, Megiddo, Caesarea Maritima, Drive to Jerusalem, Overnight Jerusalem
Day 10, January 18, Thursday – Upper Room, Jewish Quarter, Roman Cardo, Hezekiah’s Wall, Western Wall and Western Wall Tunnel, Southern Steps, Overnight Jerusalem
Day 11, January 19, Friday – City of David, Caiaphas House (St. Peter Galicantu), visit Bethlehem, Overnight Jerusalem
Day 12, January 20, Satruday – Mt. Olives, Gethsemane, Pools of Bethesda, Via Dolorosa, Church of the Holy Sepulcher, Garden Tomb, Overnight Jerusalem
Day 13, January 21, Sunday –Yad Vashem, Israel Museum, Overnight Jerusalem
Day 14, January 22, Monday – Morning departure and arrive in SFO

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