Pre-Season Tour

This 5-day pre-season tour is intended to provide participants with a regional overview of archaeological material in northern Israel. The tour includes visits to numerous sites which represent a broad chronological range from the the Early Bronze Age to the Early Islamic and Crusader eras. Visits to the sites are accompanied by historical, archaeological, and geographical lectures given by Megiddo Expedition staff members. This program will provide an enriching experience for all participants and contextualize the excavations at Megiddo and Legio within the regional and chronological framework of the area.

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Cost: $1500 button_pay-online

(participants enrolled in Consortium Institutes receive a 10% discount)

Included in the Cost

Rooms:
3 nights at Kibbutz Mizra
2 nights at Avitan Guest House (Moshav Ramot Naphtali; home of the Tel Kedesh Excavations)

Food:
Breakfast and Dinner every day. Lunch is at your own expense each day.

Transportation:
Bus from airport on June 16 and throughout tour.

Itinerary*

LP: “Lecture Presentation” by Megiddo Staff
T: “Guided Tour” by Megiddo Staff and/or Specialist

Saturday, June 16, 2018

17:30 Bus from Ben Gurion/Arlozorov to Kibbutz Mizra
19:30 Dinner at Kibbutz Mizra
20:00 Welcome Reception

Sunday, June 17, 2018

7:00 Breakfast at Kibbutz Mizra
8:00 LP: Orientation and Tour Overview 
8:30 LP: Geography and Chronology of Israel 
9:30 Bus to Sepphoris
10:00 T: Sepphoris 
12:30 Bus to Nazareth
13:00-15:00 Lunch in Nazareth with free time to explore the Church of the Annunciation
15:00 Bus to Mizra
15:30-17:00 Free time at Mizra
17:00 LP: Historical Overview: Early Bronze through Iron Age 
18:00 LP: Historical Overview: Babylonian/Persian Period to the Crusades 
19:00 Dinner at Kibbutz Mizra

Monday, June 18, 2018

7:00 Breakfast at Kibbutz Mizra
8:00 Bus to Tel Kabri
9:30 T: Tel Kabri
11:00 Bus to Akko
11:30-17:00 T: Akko with free time on your own for lunch
17:00 Bus to Kibbutz Mizra
19:00 Dinner at Kibbutz Mizra

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

7:00 Breakfast at Kibbutz Mizra
8:00 Bus to Bet Shean
9:00 T: Beth Shean
11:30 Bus to lunch (road stop for falafel/shawarma)
13:00 T: Hippos/Sussita
14:30 Bus to Ramot Naphtali
16:00-19:00 Free time at Ramot Naphtali
19:00 Dinner at Ramot Naphtali

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

7:00 Breakfast at Ramot Naphtali
7:30 Bus to Omrit
8:00 T: Omrit
9:30 Bus to Tel Dan
10:00 T: Tel Dan
13:00 Bus to lunch (road stop for falafel/shawarma)
13:30 Bus to Nimrod’s Fortress
14:00 Nimrod’s Fortress
16:30 Bus to Ramot Naphtali
17:00-19:00 Free time at Ramot Naphtali
19:00 Dinner at Ramot Naphtali

Thursday, June 21, 2018

7:00 Breakfast at Ramot Naphtali
8:00 Bus to Tel Hazor
8:30 T: Tel Hazor
10:30 Bus to Capernaum
11:00 T: Capernaum
11:45 Bus to Caesarea (lunch stop on the way)
13:00 T: Caesarea15:00 Free time for beach in Caesarea
17:00 Bus to Tel Aviv/Mishmar HaEmek

Friday, June 22, 2018

Free day

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Free Day
Bus from Airport and Arlozorov to Mishmar HaEmek
19:00 Report to Dinner at Mishmar HaEmek

*This itinerary is subject to minor changes.

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