2019 Israel: Timeless Wonders

March 2 – 13
Tour Operator: Odysseys Unlimited
Price: $6,184 (Airfare included from select gateways)
Tour Length: 12 days
UNC Lecturer: Jodi Magness, Kenan Distinguished Professor in the Department of Religious Studies
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Experience a land of transcendent beauty and belief, of history and hospitality.  Begin your remarkable 12-day small group journey in Tel Aviv, Israel’s cultural capital, with its “White City” district, a UNESCO site.  Visit ancient Jaffa, followed by the unique artists’ village of Ein Hod.  In Galilee’s hills, stay in a hotel on the grounds of a kibbutz.  Encounter key biblical sites:  Tiberias on the Sea of Galilee, the Mount of Beatitudes, and Nazareth.  Sample local wines at a winery.  Continue on to revered Jerusalem for a five-night stay at the legendary King David Jerusalem Hotel, and extensive touring that takes in the New City and all the Old City’s important sights.  Enjoy an ethnic cooking class in Ein Karem.  Float on the Dead Sea and explore the Qumran Caves.  View Masada’s celebrated ruins, a UNESCO site.  Discover stunning “rose-red” Petra and Amman on an optional 5-day/4-night Jordan post-tour extension.

Schedule of Events

  • Day 1 : Depart U.S.
  • Day 2 : Tel Aviv
  • Day 3 : Tel Aviv
  • Day 4 : Tel Aviv | Upper Galilee
  • Day 5 : Mount Bental | Tiberias
  • Day 6 : Tiberias | Nazareth
  • Day 7 : Tiberias | Jerusalem
  • Day 8 : Jerusalem
  • Day 9 : Jerusalem
  • Day 10 : Jerusalem | Old City
  • Day 11 : Jerusalem | Masada | Dead Sea
  • Day 12 : Depart for U.S.

Additional Information

Note: Tour schedule is subject to change due to local conditions. Many excursions in this program involve an element of walking as some of the finest attractions are located in areas not closely accessible by motorcoach.

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All 2019 prices and itineraries (including port order) are tentative and subject to change; final pricing adjustments may occur after the release of marketing materials.