Israel: Timeless Wonders
With Professor of Religion Mark Wallace
October 15–26, 2013
Travel with Professor Mark Wallace, alumni, parents, and friends on a tour of timeless Israel. Discover a land steeped in history, from ancient biblical times to the creation of the modern-day State of Israel. Travel from the coastal plain to the mountain region and Jordan Valley rift, and experience the myriad cultures, customs, and traditions that make up this fascinating country.
Begin in Tel Aviv, Israel's arts and culture capital. Travel north along the coast to Caesarea to see ancient Roman ruins before continuing on to the artists' village of Ein Hod, set amidst olive groves at the foot of Mt. Carmel. In the hills of Galilee, stay at a hotel on the grounds of a kibbutz founded in 1916. Visit Mount Bental for a panoramic view of Israel, Lebanon, Syria, and Jordan. Explore Nazareth with visits to the Church of the Annunciation, the Mount of Beatitudes, and the ruins of Capernaum.
Conclude the tour with a five-night stay at the King David Jerusalem Hotel. Our in-depth discovery of this intriguing city includes the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial, the Old City, the Western Wall, and the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, plus visits to Masada and the Dead Sea.