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Tour Code: 3 ASL606 Vanderbilt
Enclosed is my deposit for $ ______________ ($750 per person, plus $250 for either extension) to hold __________ place(s) on the Heritage and the Hope ~ Israel departing on June 9, 2013. Cost is $4,995 per person, double occupancy, land only. Additional international air from Nashville is $2,700 including departure taxes. (As of March 19, 2012 - subject to change) Please make check payable to CLASSIC ESCAPES OR request and complete Credit Card Authorization form and return to Vanderbilt University. Final payment due date is: March 6, 2013. All final payments are required to be made by check or money order only. 1) NAME (As appears on passport): Mr. Mrs. Ms. Dr. ___________________________________________________________________________________ 2) NAME (As appears on passport): Mr. Mrs. Ms. Dr.
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The Heritage & The Hope
June 9 to 21, 2013 Israel’s unmatched history, archaeological treasures and cultural attractions make it an essential destination for religious pilgrims and secular travelers alike. Explore Jerusalem, a walled hilltop city with a fabled 5,000-year past, sacred to more than a third of the world's population. In Bethlehem, Galilee and across the countryside, retrace Biblical events and learn about ancient civilizations and unique modern communities. Israel is as beautiful as it is fascinating and you will be struck by the majestic deserts, rolling hills and picturesque coastlines. Unlock ancient history at Megiddo National Park, where Vanderbilt is a partner in the excavations and you will meet the school affiliated scientists.
"And yet what one discovers in every region of Israel is the tremendous depth of its history. By its very position on the map, and by its place in the heritage of the world's three great religions, Israel has been for millennia the great intersection of Western and Eastern civilizations.” —Robert Fure, Ph.D. Lexington, VA, Mar 2011
“I had faith in Israel before it was established, I have in it now. I believe it has a glorious future before it — not just another sovereign nation, but as an embodiment of the great ideals of our civilization.” —Harry S. Truman
Days 1/2 – Nashville/Jerusalem
INBAL HOTEL. (Meals Aloft; D) Arrive in Israel after your overnight flight. En route to your hotel you will visit the Haas Promenade, offering stunning views of Jerusalem. Your home for the next five nights is renowned for excellent, personalized service and is located conveniently in the center of Jerusalem. Highlights: Enjoy a welcome dinner, a first glimpse of the great hospitality and fine cuisine you’ll find throughout your journey.
POST-EXTENSION TO JORDAN:
YOUR CULTURAL GUIDE:
With more than 30 years experience, a Master’s degree in Biblical Studies and deep insight into his homeland’s complex past, Amir Orly is the ideal guide to show you Israel’s many treasures. He serves as a guide for dignitaries, media and heads of state and has developed and taught academic programs on religion and regional conflict for several American universities. Amir will enrich each stop along your journey with historical background and meaning.
CONDITIONS OF TRAVEL:
HOW TO BOOK: Fill out the reservation form and send it to Classic Escapes, 58-25 together with a deposit of $750 per person for the main and $250 per person for the extension. Deposit checks are to be made out to CLASSIC ESCAPES. On receipt of your signed reservation form and deposit, we will, subject to availability, reserve your place on your program. When we send off your confirmation invoice, your booking is confirmed and accepted by us. Final payment is due no later than 95 days prior to departure (June 27, 2013). Final documents will be sent to you approximately two weeks prior to departure. RATES: All rates quoted are based on tariffs and value of foreign currencies in relation to the U.S. dollar in effect as of March 19, 2012, and are subject to change. Rates are based on a minimum of 15 travelers traveling together. The right is reserved to levy a surcharge if minimum is not met, but that is rarely done. Should increases be forced on us by airlines, exchange rates, etc., we reserve the right to surcharge. INSURANCE: It is a condition of booking that the sole responsibility lies with the guest to ensure that they carry the correct comprehensive travel and medical insurance to cover themselves, as well as any dependents/traveling companions for the duration of their trip. This insurance should include cover in respect of, but not limited to, the following eventualities: cancellation or curtailment of the program, emergency evacuation expenses, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, damage/theft/loss of personal baggage, money and goods. Classic Escapes, including their representatives, employees and agents will take no responsibility for any costs, losses incurred or suffered by the guest, or guest’s dependents or traveling companions, with regards to, but not limited to, any of the above mentioned eventualities. Guests will be charged directly by the relevant service providers for any emergency services they may require, and may find themselves in a position unable to access such services should they not be carrying the relevant insurance cover. PLEASE NOTE INSURANCE PREMIUS ARE NONREFUNDABLE SHOULD TOUR BE CANCELED BY PARTICIPANT. CANCELLATIONS: Cancellations are only effective on receipt of written notification. The following per person fees are applicable on this tour: Up to 95 days prior to departure, less $250.00 handling fee. 94-75 days prior to departure, less 50% of tour cost. 74-45 days prior to departure, less 75% of tour cost on both the main trip and the extensions. Less than 75 days prior to departure, refund is dependent on amount recoverable from overseas suppliers. These cancellation fees are also in addition to any imposed by airlines. WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU OBTAIN THE OPTIONAL INSURANCE POLICY. Information will be sent to you upon receipt of
Day 11 – Haifa/Caesarea/Tel Aviv
Highlights: In the Golan Heights, tour the Golan Olive Oil Mill where you’ll enjoy lunch and a tour of their olive oil press and skincare center. Go out on the lake on a Kibbutz boat, and take a tour of the Kibbutz before a traditional fish dinner. DAN HOTEL TEL AVIV. (B, L) Visit Givat Haviva , an organization dedicated to fostering understanding between different groups in Israel through education. Continue south to Caesarea, an ancient city, now archaeological park, located on the Mediterranean Sea. Highlights: Visit Givat Haviva and enjoy wine tasting and lunch at Tishbi Winery. See ruins from the Roman, Byzantine and Crusader eras and a virtual model of Ancient Caesarea.
Day 8 – Capernaum/Tabgha/Safed
DAN CARMEL HOTEL. (B, D) Head towards the Sea of Galilee, going through Capernaum and Tabgha. Visit the Galilean city of Safed before ending your day in Haifa. Enjoy luxurious furnishings at your world class hotel, offering some of the finest accommodations and many modern amenities. Highlights: Trace important New Testament events in Capernaum. Visit Tabgha, the region known for the “miracle of the loaves and fishes” and the Mount of Beatitudes, where it is believed that Jesus preached the Sermon of the Mount. th Explore the narrow alleyways and 16 century synagogues at Safed, the ancient center of Kabbala.
Days 3/4/5 – Jerusalem
INBAL HOTEL. (B, L; B, D; B, L) Tour the ancient city of Jerusalem and bear witness to the monuments of history that are so important to Christians, Jews and Muslims. Enjoy a Sound and Light Show at the Tower of David, taking you through the turbulent history of Jerusalem. Highlights: See the sites of Temple Mount, City of David, the Jewish Quarter, Mount Zion and the Via Dolorosa and end your day at the Rockefeller Museum. Marvel at the Biblically inspired Israeli Supreme Court, the Dead Sea Scrolls at the Israel Museum and the Yad Veshem Holocaust Museum. Ascend to Masada, a World Heritage Site, to explore Herod’s Palaces before continuing onto Ein Gedi Nature Reserve and Qumran.
Days 12/13 – Tel Aviv/Nashville
DAN HOTEL TEL AVIV. (B, L,D) Today you explore Tel Aviv. Founded in 1909, it is Israel’s second largest city and most vibrant. Your hotel is situated on the shores of the sparkling Mediterranean Sea. Then it is time to put the kibosh on your journey and fly back to Nashville with splendid memories of this fascinating country. Highlights: Tour the White City of Tel Aviv, a UNESCO World Heritage Site noted for its numerous examples of Bauhaus architecture. Stroll through Neve Zedek, once in neglect and disrepair, now considered one of the most fashionable and expensive districts in Tel Aviv. Continue to Jaffa, a hub of creativity boasting galleries, theaters, restaurants, and an antique district. Gather for a farewell dinner at your hotel before departing on your overnight flight home.
Cross the Allenby Bridge into Jordan and drive to the ancient metropolis of Petra, cut into the desert’s red sandstone cliffs. Discover ancient ruins and one of the most elegant remains of antiquity, the Al Khazneh. Visit the Madaba en route to the historic Dead Sea and spend two nights at a luxurious resort. Explore Jerash, renowned as the ‘Pompeii of the East’ for its remarkably preserved architectural wonders.
YOUR JOURNEY COSTS:
$4,995 per person, land only, double occupancy $2,700 per person, estimated international airfare from Nashville, including departure taxes and fuel surcharges $1,795 per person, single supplement
YOUR VANDERBILT GUIDE:
Prof. Barbara Tsakirgis is an expert in Classical art and archaeology. She is an Associate Professor of Classics and History of Art at Vanderbilt University where she served as chair of the Department of Classical Studies for six years. Dr. Tsakirgis has excavated at Morgantina, La Befa, and Corinth and is currently conducting research at the Athenian Agora, the town square of ancient Athens. Her publications include a book and articles on the domestic architecture and mosaic pavements at Morgantina and houses and households in ancient Athens and around the ancient Greek world. She is the recipient of numerous research grants and has lectured across the United States and Canada for the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA).
YOUR POST-EXTENSION COSTS:
$2,395 per person, double occupancy $695 per person, single supplement
Day 9 – Haifa
DAN CARMEL HOTEL. (B, D) Visit the melting pot of Haifa, exploring Acre along the way. Take in the breathtaking views from your hotel, situated right on top of Mount Carmel. Highlights: Visit the Stella Maris Carmelite Monastery, a 19thcentury structure built into the slopes of Mount Carmel. Witness the World Heritage Site of Acre, once the capital of the crusaders upon losing Jerusalem, and home to well-preserved mosques, khans, baths and a citadel.
Day 6 – Jerusalem: Mount of Olives/Bethlehem
INBAL HOTEL. (B, L) Continue your exploration of Jerusalem. Begin your day with an insightful lecture from your guide, Amir Orly. Highlights: Visit the Mount of Olives, stopping at the tranquil Garden of Gethesmane. In Bethlehem, visit the Church of Nativity and Shepherd’s Field , identified since ancient times with the shepherds who saw the Star of Nativity.
YOUR JOURNEY INCLUDES:
Superior accommodations as indicated. All meals as specified in the itinerary. Complimentary bottled water throughout. Deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach throughout. An enrichment lecturer with 15 travelers on the main program and 10 travelers on the extension. Services of a highly-trained English-speaking guide. Private visits to homes and museums as indicated in itinerary. All applicable hotel tips and taxes, plus gratuities for baggage handling. All entry fees to visited monuments. Complimentary passport wallet and baggage tags.
Day 10 – Nazareth
DAN CARMEL HOTEL. (B, L) Continue your religious journey to Nazareth, the hometown of Jesus, then end the day at Megiddo National Park, a holy site where Vanderbilt is a partner in the excavations. You will see the site and meet the scientists overseeing the excavations, time permitting. Retire to your perfectly located hotel. Highlights: See the famed Bahai Gardens and enjoy a special herbal cooking seminar at Beit Lechem HaGlilit. Tour the Basilica of Annunciation.
Day 7 – Beit She’an/ Golan Heights/ Tiberias
KIBBUTZ MA’AGAN (B, L, D) Head towards Galilee, stopping in Beit She’an and Golan Heights. Your home for the night is right on the shores of the Sea of Galilee.
RESERVATIONS AND INFORMATION
Cary D. Allyn Vanderbilt Travel Program (615)322-3673 firstname.lastname@example.org or Mary-Jean Eraci Classic Escapes 800.627.1244 Ext. 17 email@example.com
See ruins of cities like Masada for a glimpse of Israel’s ancient history.
Witness some of the most iconic structures in Western civilization such as Mount of Olives and Dome of the Rock.
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