Begin in Jerusalem to experience extraordinary art and antiquities at sites including the Western Wall and the Dome of the Rock. At the Israel Museum, tour the collections with a curator. We will also have an opportunity to marvel at the famed Dead Sea Scrolls and visit the conservation laboratory at the Rockefeller Archaeological Museum. Drive south to view the ancient fortress of Masada and float in the Dead Sea. In Tel Aviv, see the UNESCO World Heritage "White City", and discover collections at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. We will also meet the local artists, craftspeople, and performers who have redefined Israel as a vibrant creative destination.
An optional prelude in Galilee and Haifa and an optional postlude in Jordan are offered.