Journey Through Israel

September 28 to October 8, 2021
$4,995

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. 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. 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. Peruse the extensive archaeological ruins at Beit She'an, including a 7,000-seat Roman amphitheater and a Byzantine bathhouse. In Bethlehem, visit the Church of the Nativity and the Shepherds' Field before viewing the graffiti art on the border wall. 5 day post-tour of Jordan available.

Questions? Contact Donna Coggins via email at travel@wm.edu or call 757-221-1165.

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