Masada

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  • Ancient fortification situated on top of an isolated rock plateau
  • Overlooks the Dead Sea
  • Herod the Great built palaces for himself on the mountain and fortified Masada between 37 and 31 BC
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

 

Acre

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  • City in the coastal plain region that sits on the Mediterranean Sea
  • One of the oldest cities in the world, continuously inhabited since the Middle Bronze Age 4,000 years ago
  • The holiest city of the Bahá’í Faith, and as such receives many Bahá’í pilgrims
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

 

Jerusalem

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  • One of the oldest cities in the world
  • Considered holy to three major Abrahamic religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
  • First settled in 4500 BC
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

 

Bahá’í World Centre Buildings

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  • Include both the Bahá’í holy places used for pilgrimage and the international administrative bodies of the faith
  • The buildings contain pilgrim buildings, administrative offices, libraries, archives, historical residences, and shrines, as well as 30 different terraces
  • First sites connected with the relatively new religious tradition
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

 

Makhtesh Ramon

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  • Geological features in the Negev desert which is the world’s largest makhtesh (steep walls of resistant rock surrounding a deep closed valley)

 

Magdala
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  • Town mentioned in the Jewish Talmud and one place that may be mentioned in the Christian New Testament

 

Bet She’an National Park

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  • Ancient city ruins that played historically an important role due to its location at the junction of the Jordan River Valley and the Jezreel Valley, essentially controlling access from Jordan and the inland to the coast
  • Settlement began in the Late Neolithic or Early Chalcolithic periods (6th-5th millennia BC)

 

Machon Ayalon
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  • Underground bullet factory established in 1946
  • Today the factory is a tribute to the brave men and women who worked there in the most extreme conditions
  • The factory was secretly created in less than a month, 25 ft underground and was part of the Haganah

 

Joseph Bau House

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  • Authentic artist workshop that tells the life story of Joseph Bau, a creative artist who created movies, animation, paintings, graphics, literature, and research of the Hebrew language
  • Joseph Bau was a survivor of the Płaszów Nazi concentration camp of World War II

 


 

Costs

all flights $1,219

food $48/day x 12 days = $576

hotel $92/day x 9 days = $828

tickets (all attractions) $55

TOTAL for whole itinerary $2,678