Israel: Treasures of the Holy Land (land tour)
Discover the kaleidoscope of Israel’s archaeological riches in springtime, in the company of the AIA’s First Vice-President, Jodi Magness, who has excavated at sites all over the Holy Land. 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 Bahai 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 14 participants.
$8,995 (10-14 participants) per person double occupancy.
$3,245 single supplement.
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Wednesday, May 10, 2017: DEPART HOME
Thursday, May 11: ARRIVE TEL AVIV, ISRAEL
Friday, May 12: TEL AVIV | CAESAREA MARITIMA | HAIFA
Saturday, May 13: HAIFA | BEIT SHEARIM | MEGIDDO | HAIFA
Sunday, May 14: HAIFA | SEPPHORIS | TIBERIAS
Monday, May 15: TIBERIAS | TABGHA | CAPERNAUM | HAMAT TIBERIAS | TIBERIAS
Tuesday, May 16: TIBERIAS | BEIT SHEAN | BEIT ALPHA | JERUSALEM
Wednesday, May 17: JERUSALEM
Thursday, May 18: JERUSALEM
Friday, May 19: JERUSALEM
Saturday, May 20: JERUSALEM | BETHLEHEM | JERUSALEM
Sunday, May 21: JERUSALEM | MASADA | DEAD SEA | QUMRAN | JERUSALEM
Monday, May 22: JERUSALEM | TEL AVIV | HOME
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