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Experience the wonders of Malta, Sicily and Italy as you travel in the steps of the apostle Paul after his shipwreck on Malta and as he journeyed through Sicily and the Campania region of Italy with its gorgeous landscapes on his way to Rome. 

Our litinerary includes great Mediteranean food,  diverse activities, including tours of churches, palaces, amazing archaeological sites like Pompeii and Herculaneum—two ancient Roman cities buried for centuries under volcanic ash from the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in AD 79, the stunning island of Capri and its Blue Grotto, the wonders of Rome, and so much more.  it will be a trip of a lifetime.

Please download our trip brochure. It contains a detailed outline of the places we will visit.

This is going to be a wonderful trip. I hope you’ll be able to join us.

Experience the Bible like never before!

Join Dr. Carl Cosaert for an extraordinary journey that will bring the final story of the apostle Paul in the book of Acts to life unlike anything you've experienced. Drawing on his rich background as a Professor of Biblical Studies at Walla Walla University, published author, speaker, and international tour leader, Dr. Cosaert has carefully chosen the best sites, hotels, and restaurants to ensure that your trip will be an amazing experience. This trip will forever enrich your reading of the Bible. As you stand on the shores of Malta at St Paul's Bay, you will be able to visualize the providential events that led Paul to the beautiful island of Malta and saved the lives of the 276 people on his ship. When you visit Pompeii you will experience the sorts of ancient towns Paul visited as he proclaimed the gospel, and the kind of homes in which the earliest Christians worshipped. You will encounter these and many more faith affirming experiences on this remarkable trip.

Itineraries

Day 1

Date : July 11, 2022

Arrive in Amman, Jordan

Welcome to Jordan! A representative of Advent Tours will meet our group of guests at the Queen Alia
International Airport (AMM) and transfer them to the Amman Airport Hotel, which is conveniently
located next to the airport.

Day 2

Date : July 12, 2022

The Testimony of the Greatest Prophets

Our trip begins as we reflect on the lives of the greatest of all the prophets: John
the Baptist and Moses, both who testified to the coming of Jesus. The first site we
visit is Machaerus, one of Herod the Great’s palace-fortresses. Machaerus was
where John the Baptist was imprisoned and executed after Herodias' daughter
danced and demanded John's head be given to her on a platter (Mark 6). We
stop next at Madaba. Once a Moabite border city (Num 21:30; Josh 13:9),
Madaba is well known for the remains of a famous mosaic map called the
Madaba Map. The map dates to the 6th-century and contains the earliest
surviving representation of Jerusalem after Hadrian rebuilt it around 135.

Day 3

Date : July 13, 2022

Your Plan

Our trip begins as we reflect on the lives of the greatest of all the prophets: John
the Baptist and Moses, both who testified to the coming of Jesus. The first site we
visit is Machaerus, one of Herod the Great’s palace-fortresses. Machaerus was
where John the Baptist was imprisoned and executed after Herodias' daughter
danced and demanded John's head be given to her on a platter (Mark 6). We
stop next at Madaba. Once a Moabite border city (Num 21:30; Josh 13:9),
Madaba is well known for the remains of a famous mosaic map called the
Madaba Map. The map dates to the 6th-century and contains the earliest.

Day 4

Date : July 14, 2022

Your Plans

Our trip begins as we reflect on the lives of the greatest of all the prophets: John the Baptist and Moses, both who testified to the coming of Jesus. The first site we visit is Machaerus, one of Herod the Great’s palace-fortresses. Machaerus was
where John the Baptist was imprisoned and executed after Herodias' daughter danced and demanded John's head be given to her on a platter (Mark 6). We stop next at Madaba. Once a Moabite border city (Num 21:30; Josh 13:9),
Madaba is well known for the remains of a famous mosaic map called the Madaba Map. The map dates to the 6th-century and contains the earliest.

• Teaching and presentations by Dr. Carl Cosaert

• First class hotels

• Deluxe air-conditioned motor coach

• Three meals a day in Israel, and also lunch in Jordan

• Entrance fees to all sites listed in the itinerary

• Expert English-speaking guides

• Tips to drivers and guides

• Free Entry Visa to Jordan

• Early Bird Discount Available

• International airfare

• The cost of drinks at meals

• General tips - $30 for hotel maids, restaurants, porters etc.

• Jordanian exit fee of $15

• Optional Israel Extension - $475 per person, based 20 participants.

Please wait...

Very little! You will need exact cash for the following: (1) a Jordanian Visa ($60 per US citizen)—
only if you are not arriving with the group and are not waiting for us before going through passport
control at the airport, (2) Jordan exit fees ($15 per person), (3) and about $30 for tips for the hotel
maids, cooks, porters, etc. You will also need cash for necessities during your flights, lunch (except
Sabbaths), water, and souvenirs. The best way to obtain local currency is to take along a DEBIT
CARD. Your DEBIT CARD will allow you to get cash from foreign ATMs at a rate close to the
excellent interbank/wholesale exchange rate. To use your card overseas, it must have a Cirrus or Plus
symbol on the back. You also need to know your four-digit PIN code. Many smaller stores will
require cash, so you won't always be able to use a credit card. A Credit Card is only ideal for
purchasing larger items (e.g., a fancy rug). Most stores will take US dollars, so you don’t really
need to change money at all.
How much should you estimate for water and lunch during the trip? I would budget $80 for lunch,
and about $10 for water in Jordan (about $3 a day). Water is not that expensive if it is bought from
local stores around our hotels. The cost will be much higher, however, if it is purchased elsewhere.
For example, one small bottle of water costs about $1.5 on the bus, $3 in a local restaurant, and about
$5 in a hotel. The tap water in Israel should be fine, but I would not trust the water in Jordan.
NOTE: It is very helpful to have a little tote bag made of cloth. If a hotel in Jordan sees you trying to
bring in water you purchased from outside their hotel they will may not allow you to bring it to your
room. The tote bag will allow you to hide your contraband!

Yes. If you haven't done so already, please call your credit card or bank immediately to alert them to
the countries you will be visiting so their fraud department will not block your attempts to access
your account.

It will be difficult, but possible. You will just have to exchange money in the airport. The real
advantage of the debit card is that the rate to exchange money is typically smaller. If you don't bring
a debit card, just make sure you bring enough cash to see you through the trip.

Yes, hairdryers are a common amenity in the hotels we have booked.