Thursday, January 13, 2000

ARCHIVE - 2013 Itinerary

 Workshops • Performances • Guided Tours 

18th – 24th October 2013
 • 7 days / 6 nights

(Plus optional 3-day Extension 24th – 26th Oct, 2013)

Friday, 18th October 
• Meet at hotel in Jerusalem
•  5pm Orientation - Meet the principals - Introductions - Overview of the tour. 
• Traditional Jewish Shabbat (Sabbath) Dinner with Rabbi Judith Edelman-Green. A fine feast will be served with traditional Jewish blessings and interpretations by Rabbi Green. 
• Overnight in Jerusalem - Saint Andrew's Guest House

Saturday, 19th October
• Morning Tour • Mount of Olives - Old City Walking Tour (3 hours) - all 4 quarters - Western Wall - Via Dela Rosa  - Church of the Holy Sepulchre
• Lunch at Ayelet's String Harp Shop, Tel Aviv. Sponsored by Camac Harps, Hosted by Nili & Nadav.
• Afternoon harp workshops with Israeli harpists at Ayelet's String Harp Shop
• Afternoon tour of Jaffa for non-harpist companions.
• Evening Concert - Jill Rogoff, harp & voice, Sunita, and Nic Carter.

• Dinner & Overnight in Jerusalem - Saint Andrew's Guest House

Sunday, 20th October 
• Morning: Bethlehem Church service in morning with harp performance. Lutheran Church near Manger Square, Bethlehem. 
• Afternoon: tour of Bethlehem - Church of Nativity - Old City - Shepherd's Field
• Dinner & overnight at the Jacir Palace Intercontinental Hotel, Bethlehem

Monday, 21st October 
• Drive to Nablus, the heart of Samaria 
• Samaritan village and Temple on Mount Grizim. The Samaritans are a living community today, having survived from biblical times.
• Jacob's Well and church.
• Lunch at Women's Center at Balata Refugee Camp. Meet blind Palestinian woman who is one of Sunita’s harp students.
• Harp performance in the Women’s Center, open to all harpists.

 Dinner at Mejana Restaurant, Mary's Well Square, Nazareth
• Overnight in Al Mutran Guest House, Old City, Nazareth

Tuesday, 22nd October 
• Morning: Harp workshops at Woodsong (Peter the Harpbuilder) near the village of Rosh Pina
• Morning: Tour of Tsfat for non-harpist companions.
• Lunch at Woodsong
• Afternoon: Tour to St. Peter’s House at Capernaum - Church of the Beatitudes
• Festive Dinner at Sudfeh Restaurant,
• Overnight in Al Mutran Guest House, Old City, Nazareth

Wednesday, 23rd October 
• Morning: Harp workshops at Woodsong
• Boat ride on the Sea Of Galilee -
• Lunch at Sea of Galilee

• Back to Nazareth. Afternoon free for relaxing, private lessons, shmoozing, or napping.
• Evening Concert - Nicolas Carter, Sunita and oud player Sameer Makhoul . House of Culture and Art, Bishop Square, Nazareth
 Dinner at Mejana Restaurant, Mary's Well Square, Nazareth
• Overnight in Al Mutran Guest House, Old City, Nazareth

Thursday 24th October
• Departure 

- others stay for additional touring
Thursday 24th October
• Jericho – Mount of Temptation – Ancient tel – Hisham’s Palace, 
Qumran – site of the Dead Sea Scrolls
• Visit Masada, King Herod's mountaintop palace
• Float in the Dead Sea

• Free for dinner
Overnight at the Intercontinental Hotel, Jericho

Friday, 25th October
• Mount Hertzl 
• Holocaust Museum
• Machane Yehuda Market 

• Mea Sharim - Ultra-Orthodox neighborhood 
Dinner and overnight at Saint Andrew's Guest House, Jerusalem

Saturday, 26th October
• Southern West Bank
• Negev Desert
• Bedouin Market
• Bedouin village tour
• Lunch in the Bedouin village

• Hebron - Abraham's Tomb - Old City - 
Dinner and overnight at Saint Andrew's Guest House, Jerusalem

Sunday 27th October - departure

·      All meals
·      6 nights accommodations – double occupancy at specified hotels or similar.
·      Tours and sightseeing with English-speaking guides as detailed above
·      Harp Conference programming as detailed above
·      Lectures and workshops
·      Harp concerts
·      Tips for guides, drivers & guest houses staff

Optional 3-day Extension Includes:
·      1 night En Bokek Hotel, Dead Sea
•      2 nights in 
Knight’s Palace Hotel, Jerusalem Old City (or similar)
·      All meals  (except dinner on the 24th October)
·      3 days of touring per itinerary

Not Including:

·      AIRFARE
•     Transportation from the airport to the hotel
•     Transportation to the airport at the end of the trip
•     Optional insurance for health, baggage, and trip cancellation/interruption is not included and highly recommended.  Please refer to the Travel Insurance section.
·      Passport fees.  A passport valid six months beyond date of return to the U.S. is required.
·      Fuel surcharges and/or tax increases levied since the pricing of this tour.
·      Anything not included above

$1,590  7-day / 6-night basic package - per person double occupancy

$275 Optional Individual Supplement for single room.

$2,365 Full 10-day / 9-night Packageper person double occupancy
Optional $450 Optional Individual Supplement for single room.