DAILY ITINERARY

 

     
 
     


All overnights are in Migdal except for the final night which is in Jerusalem. Both sessions are virtually the same. The lecture topics and some of the field trip sites differ so as not to be too repetitive for those attending both excavation sessions. 

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. Bring a bathing suit and standard towel for swimming opportunities and a hand towel for perspiration and cool down usage at the excavation. A 10-day supply of an electrolyte (rehydration) supplement will help you recover from exertion in the environment of Israel's hot summer months. 

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   8am-1pm   Field trip to Mount Arbel, Chorazin, Capernaum
    2pm-5pm   Afternoon Lectures
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
    6:00pm   Lecture
JUNE 20   6am-12pm   Excavation of the site; Jordan Swim
    2:00pm   Field trip to Kursi, Tiberias
    7pm-9pm   Visit Tiberias
JUNE 21   6am-12pm   Excavation of the site
    4pm-6pm   Pottery Washing and Pottery Reading
    6:00pm   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
    6:00pm   Lecture
JUNE 25   6am-12pm   Excavation of the site
    4pm-6pm   Pottery Washing and Pottery Reading
JUNE 26   6am-12pm   Excavation of the site
    2:00pm   Field trip Text and Land: Josephus
    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
    2:30pm   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
    6:00pm   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
    2:00pm   Field trip to Sepphoris
    6:00pm   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
    6:00pm   Lecture
 JULY 9   6am-12pm   Excavation of the site
    2:00pm   Field trip Text and Land: Josephus
 JULY 10   6am-12pm   Excavation of the site
    4pm-6pm   Pottery Washing and Pottery Reading
    6:00pm   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
    2:30pm   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.

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