Israel

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APR. 7-17, 2018 $3,995
Tel Aviv, Sea of Galilee, Jerusalem, Dead Sea
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Israel

APR. 7-17, 2018
Tel Aviv, Sea of Galilee, Jerusalem, Dead Sea

Join us for eight nights in Israel, an inspiring nation showcasing rich history and spiritual milestones. Begin in Tel Aviv and discover the ancient city’s architectural beauty and Diamond Museum. Journey north to ponder Roman ruins and roam underground labyrinths at Akko’s archaic fort. Inland, sail the Sea of Galilee and gaze at the Mount of Beatitudes. Encounter Capernaum’s House of Peter before experiencing Tel Megiddo’s UNESCO status ruins. Discover Jerusalem’s highlights while visiting a vibrant open-air market, Old Jerusalem and the Mount of Olives. Then descend into the spectacular Jordan Valley to marvel at the Dead Sea and the fortress of Masada. Along the way, treat your palate to the tastes of Israel – delectable wines, crisp falafels and buttery olive oils – and enjoy fascinating insight, excursions, and interactive talks from local lecturers and guides.

Cost: $3,995
AHI Travel
Activity Level: Moderate
Faster pace, substantial distances covered, long walks, city walking tours over uneven walking surfaces and stair climbing.
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UCLA Faculty on Tour

Robert Gurval
Department of Classics
Robert Gurval is Associate Professor in the UCLA Department of Classics. His area of research and teaching concerns ancient Rome and the legacy of its empire in popular culture. Gurval’s publications focus on politics, literature and culture in the age of Rome’s first emperor, Caesar Augustus. He earned his B.A. in Classics at Brown University and his Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley. He has taught at UCLA since 1990 where he has served as chair of the Department of Classics and of the faculty committees on the Honors College, General Education Governance, and Undergraduate Honors, Awards and Prizes. Gurval recently received a three-year grant from the UCLA Asia Institute to hold workshops in Hong Kong and Los Angeles on comparative approaches to the study of religion in the ancient worlds from the Near East to China. He is the recipient of the Rome Prize at the American Academy in Rome, the UCLA Distinguished Teaching Award known as the Eby Award for the Art of Teaching and the American Philological Association’s Excellence in Teaching Award for university professors. He regularly leads the UCLA Summer Travel Study Program in Rome, and he has taught seminars on Augustus, Ancient Biography, and even Cleopatra at universities in Shanghai and Beijing. Since 2005, Gurval has participated as a faculty lecturer on ten UCLA Alumni Travel tours.

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STEP 1
Download the tour Reservation Form here. This tour is booked quickly, so sign up early to reserve space.

STEP 2
Enclose a check or provide credit card information for $600 per person, per tour, as a deposit for the selected tour. Make check payable to AHI Travel. Deposits are provisional and fully refundable pending your acceptance of final brochure terms.

STEP 3
Mail completed reservation form and your deposit to:
UCLA Alumni Association
Attn: Alumni Travel
James West Alumni Center
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1397

A brochure will be mailed to you as soon as it is available.