March 8–18, 2015
Discover the extraordinary sites of Jerusalem on walking tours in the historic Old City. Visit the Dome of the Rock on Temple Mount and view the Dead Sea Scrolls in the Israel Museum. In Yad Vashem, see the Historical Museum and poignant Children's Memorial. Travel to the ancient fortress of Masada and experience the buoyant waters of the Dead Sea. Explore Beit She'an, a well-preserved Roman and Byzantine city, and tour the Museum of Art at Kibbutz Ein Harod with a curator. See the walled Old City in Akko and the famed Bahai Gardens of Haifa. Conclude in vibrant Tel Aviv to admire collections at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art.
Traveling with You: Melanie Holcomb, curator in the Department of Medieval Art. Explore her 82nd & Fifth episode, "The Geeky Side," about illustrated leaves from the Postilla Litteralis (Literal Commentary) of Nicholas of Lyra.
Land Rate: TBA
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Above: Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem, Israel. Photo by Chad Rosenthal