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Journey Through Israel—The Holy Land
October 06, 2020 – October 16, 2020
Step back in time to the ancient world of the Middle East, where overwhelming history and architecture tower over the present day. Embrace the endless layers of spiritual and religious icons dotting this Holy Land, as well as numerous cultural and natural wonders.
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Program Highlights:
  • Visit Israel and the West Bank, learning from Israelis and Palestinians and engaging with multiple perspectives to shed light on a turbulent region.
  • See some of the most sacred sites of the three major monotheistic religions: Christianity, Islam, and Judaism.
  • Embrace the stunning panoramic view of the Bay of Haifa from Mount Carmel.
  • At Rosh HaNikra on the Mediterranean coast, take a scenic cable-car ride down to the sea grottoes to explore the fascinating geological formations that developed over thousands of years.
  • Tour Jericho, known as the oldest city in the world with settlements dating back to 9000 BCE. Admire the stunning mosaics among the remains of Hisham’s Palace and visit an ancient Greek Orthodox monastery built into the face of the Mount of Temptation.
  • Discover the extensive archaeological ruins at Beit She'an, including a 7,000-seat Roman amphitheater and a Byzantine bathhouse.
  • Explore many highlights of Jerusalem's Old City, including the Western Wall, Dome of the Rock, and the Via Dolorosa.
  • In Bethlehem, visit the Church of the Nativity and the Shepherds' Field, then tour the graffiti art on the border wall.
  • Learn about life in Palestine at Tent of Nations, an educational and environmental family farm.
  • Meet with an Orthodox Jewish family in their home for a traditional meal and to learn about the Orthodox lifestyle.
  • What's included: 9 nights luxury hotel accommodations; 9 breakfasts, 6 lunches, and 6 dinners including a special farewell dinner; all excursions listed on the 11-day itinerary including admission; excursion transportation; gratuities to Orbridge Travel Director, local guides, drivers, porters, and wait staff for included meals; and group airport transfers for guests arriving and departing during the suggested times.