DAILY ITINERARY

 

     
 
     


All overnights are in Migdal except for the final night which is in Jerusalem. 

Items to bring with you: hat, work gloves, closed toed shoes (no flip-flops or sandals allowed at the excavation). Over the ankle shoes provide greater stability at the excavation site.  

An optional tour of Jerusalem, Masada, Qumran and a swim in the Dead Sea is available at the end of Sessions 1 and 2. This optional tour requires an additional fee. See the Jerusalem and Dead Sea Tour Option link for additional information. 

A typical excavation day begins with a 4:30am breakfast. We leave for the excavation at 5:30am and return to our lodging around 12:30pm. Lunch is served at 1:00pm. Dinner is typically at 6:00pm.

JUNE 15        12:00pm        Bus transfer available from the airport to Migdal
    6:00pm   Bus transfer available from the airport to Migdal
JUNE 16   7:30am   Morning Jeep Tour of the region 
    2:00pm   General Introduction and Orientation
JUNE 17   6am-12pm   Excavation of the site
    4pm-6pm   Pottery Washing and Pottery Reading
JUNE 18   6am-12pm   Excavation of the site; Jordan Swim
    4pm-6pm   Pottery Washing and Pottery Reading
JUNE 19   6am-12pm   Excavation of the site
    4pm-6pm   Pottery Washing and Pottery Reading
    6pm   Lecture
JUNE 20   6am-12pm   Excavation of the site; Jordan Swim
    4pm-6pm   Pottery Washing and Pottery Reading
    7pm-9pm   Visit Tiberias
JUNE 21   6am-12pm   Excavation of the site
    2:00pm   Field trip to Kursi, Tiberias
    6pm   Lecture
JUNE 22   8:00am   Field trip to Gamla, Yodefat, Migdal
JUNE 23       Shabbat -- Optional afternoon at Ginosar Museum and Sea of Galilee Swim
JUNE 24   6am-12pm   Excavation of the site
    4pm-6pm   Pottery Washing and Pottery Reading
    6pm   Lecture
JUNE 25   6am-12pm   Excavation of the site
    2:00pm   Field trip Text and Land: Josephus
JUNE 26   6am-12pm   Excavation of the site
    4pm-6pm   Pottery Washing and Pottery Reading
    6:00pm   Lecture
JUNE 27   6am-12pm   Excavation of the site; Jordan Swim
    4pm-6pm   Pottery Washing and Pottery Reading
    7pm-9pm   Visit Tibereias
JUNE 28   6am-12pm   Excavation of the site
    2pm   All participants transfer to Jerusalem. No touring scheduled in Jerusalem
JUNE 29       End of Session 1. Departure Day. A transfer to the airport will be provided.
         

 

 

OPTIONAL TOUR: JERUSALEM, MASADA, QUMRAN, DEAD SEA (Additional Fee) 
JUNE 29        DAY 1:        Jerusalem
JUNE 30   DAY 2:   Masada, Qumran, Dead Sea Swim 
JULY 1   DAY 3   End of Optional Tour. Departure Day. A transfer to the airport will be provided.

 

 

  SESSION 2      JUNE 29 - JULY 13, 2018  
JUNE 29        12:00pm       Bus transfer available from the airport to Migdal
    6:00pm   Bus transfer available from the airport to Migdal
JUNE 30   7:30am   Morning Jeep Tour of the region
    2:00pm   General Introduction and Orientation
JULY 1   6am-12pm   Excavation of the site
    4pm-6pm   Pottery Washing and Pottery Reading
JULY 2   6am-12pm   Excavation of the site; Jordan Swim
    4pm-6pm   Pottery Washing and Pottery Reading
JULY 3   6am-12pm   Excavation of the site
    4pm-6pm   Pottery Washing and Pottery Reading
    6pm   Lecture
JULY 4   6am-12pm   Excavation of the site; Jordan Swim
    4pm-6pm   Pottery Washing and Pottery Reading
    7pm-9pm   Visit Tiberias
JULY 5   6am-12pm   Excavation of the site
    2pm   Field trip to Sepphoris
    6pm   Lecture
 JULY 6   8:00am   Field trip to Banyas, Omrit
 JULY 7       Shabbat -- Optional afternoon at Ginosar Museum and Sea of Galilee Swim
 JULY 8   6am-12pm   Excavation of the site; Jordan Swim
    4pm-6pm   Pottery Washing and Pottery
    6pm   Lecture
 JULY 9   6am-12pm   Excavation of the site
    8:00am   Field trip Text and Land: Josephus
    6pm-7pm   Lecture, Uzi Leibner, Eastern Galilee in the Roman and Byzantine Periods
 JULY 10   6am-12pm   Excavation of the site
    4pm-6pm   Pottery Washing and Pottery Reading
    6pm   Lecture
JULY 11   6am-12pm   Excavation of the site; Jordan Swim
    4pm-6pm   Pottery Washing and Pottery Reading
    7pm-9pm   Visit Tiberias
JULY 12   6am-12pm   Excavation of the site
    2pm   All participants transfer to Jerusalem. No touring scheduled in Jerusalem. 
JULY 13       End of Session 2. Departure Day. A transfer to the airport will be provided.
         

 

 

OPTIONAL TOUR: JERUSALEM, MASADA, QUMRAN, DEAD SEA (Additional Fee) 
JULY 13        DAY 1:        Jerusalem
JULY 14   DAY 2:   Masada, Qumran, Dead Sea Swim 
JULY 15   DAY 3   End of Optional Tour. Departure Day. A transfer to the airport will be provided.