Israel: Treasures of the Holy Land (land tour)

Dates: Monday, May 21, 2018 to Saturday, June 2, 2018 (13 Days)

The Wailing Wall with The Dome of the Rock in the distance. Jerusalem, Israel.

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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.


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Itinerary

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Day 1 - DEPART HOME
Day 2 - ARRIVE TEL AVIV, ISRAEL
Day 3 - TEL AVIV | CAESAREA MARITIMA | HAIFA
Day 4 - HAIFA | BEIT SHEARIM | MEGIDDO | HAIFA
Day 5 - HAIFA | SEPPHORIS | TIBERIAS
Day 6 - TIBERIAS | TABGHA | CAPERNAUM | HAMAT TIBERIAS | TIBERIAS
Day 7 - TIBERIAS | BEIT SHEAN | BEIT ALPHA | JERUSALEM
Day 8 - JERUSALEM
Day 9 - JERUSALEM
Day 10 - JERUSALEM
Day 11 - JERUSALEM | BETHLEHEM | JERUSALEM
Day 12 - JERUSALEM | MASADA | DEAD SEA | QUMRAN | JERUSALEM
Day 13 - JERUSALEM | TEL AVIV | HOME

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