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Israel: Treasures of the Holy Land

Tour Dates: March 6-17, 2021 in the planning stages (13 Days)

Tour Leader(s): Jodi Magness ,

This tour is in the planning stages for the March 2021 departure.  To be notified before others when the tour is available and to receive a detailed brochure, contact us at 800-748-6262 or aia@studytours.org.

Discover the kaleidoscope of Israel’s archaeological riches in springtime. Highlights include iconic ancient and religious sites, including five that are inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage list: the spectacular, tragic fortress of King Herod at Masada; the Biblical Tel (settlement mound) of Megiddo; a view of Haifa’s Bahá’í Gardens from Mt. Carmel; the Jewish necropolis of Beit Shearim; and Bethlehem, with its 4th-century Church of the Nativity. Also spend six nights based in Jerusalem, exploring in-depth its archaeological sites, outstanding museums, and major Christian, Jewish, and Islamic holy places; and explore the impressive ancient trading port of Caesarea Maritima as well as Qumran, overlooking the Dead Sea, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were hidden for nearly 2,000 years. Limited to a maximum of 15 participants.


Pricing:

$TBA (15-16 participants) per person double occupancy
$TBA (10-14 participants) per person double occupancy
$TBA single supplement (limited availability)

With fewer than 10 participants, a small group surcharge may be added.  Single room supplement will be charged when requested or required.


Tel Megiddo, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Image © Mboesch.

Entering the Old City of Jerusalem via the Damascus Gate. Image © Biosketch.

A Roman aqueduct at Caesarea Maritima. Image © Ruby 1619.

St. Catherine’s Church, Bethlehem. Image © Zarion.

Masada, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Image © Godot13

Station IX of the Via Dolorosa, Jerusalem. Image © Berthold Werner/commons.wikimedia.org.

The Hellenistic period settlement, Qumran. © publicdomain

Itinerary


Itinerary and leaders are subject to change.

Day 1: Depart Home

Day 2: Arrive Tel Aviv, Israel

Day 3: Tel Aviv | Caesarea Maritima | Haifa | Welcome Dinner

Day 4: Haifa | Beit Shearim | Megiddo | Haifa

Day 5: Haifa | Sepphoris | Magdala | Tzaelon Beach

Day 6:  Tabgha | Capernaum | Lake Kinnereth | Hamat Tiberias National Park

Day 7:  Beit Shean | Beit Alpha | Jerusalem

Day 8: Jerusalem: East Jerusalem to the Old City | PM at leisure

Day 9: Jerusalem: City of David and Southern Steps | PM at leisure

Day 10: Jerusalem: Old City walk along the Cardo | PM at leisure

Day 11: Masada | Dead Sea | Qumran | Jerusalem

Day 12:  Israel Museum | Mahane Yehuda | Bethlehem | Jerusalem | Farewell dinner

Day 13: Jerusalem | Tel Aviv | Fly home

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This tour is in the planning stages for the March 2021 departure.  To be notified before others when the tour is available and to receive a detailed brochure, contact us at 800-748-6262 or aia@studytours.org.

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