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Israel & Egypt - Huntington University

May 7-23, 2023
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Dr. Mark R. FairchildHuntington University
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May 7 Sun Depart Chicago – Fly Tel Aviv

ISRAEL:
May 8 Mon Arrive Tel Aviv Airport – Meet and transfer to the hotel.
May 9 Tue Caesarea, Quick stop by rolling stone tomb near Megiddo, Sepphoris, Nazareth (Church Annunciation & Sisters of Nazareth Convent)
May 10 Wed Arbel Cliffs (and synagogue), Migdal, Capernaum, Chorazin, Galilee Boat ride, Nof Ginosar boat
May 11 Thu Gish Halav, Dan, Philippi Caesarea, Gamala, Susita, (Kursi – if time)
May 12 Fri Mt. Gerizim, Samaria Sebaste, Shechem, Jacob’s Well, Joseph’s tomb, Shiloh(if time), Bethany Lazarus Tomb
May 13 Sat Bethlehem, Israel Museum, Mt. Olives, Gethsemane, Kidron Valley tombs
May 14 Sun City of David (David’s Palace, Area G), Warren’s shaft, Hezekiah’s Tunnel, King’s tombs (T1), Pool Siloam, the newly opened Underground tunnel (Pilgrim’s Road) to SW Corner excavations, SW Corner Excavations
May 15 Mon Temple Mount, Ketef Hinnom Valley tombs, St. Peter in Gallicantu, Citadel (including the Kishle & perhaps the night show), Holy Sepulchre (including arrangements to see the Pilgrim Ship graffiti), Herod family tomb.

EGYPT:
May 16 Tue Drive Border - Cross EGYPT
Early morning cross into Egypt, St. Catherine’s Monastery, Mt. Sinai. Dinner and rest for a few hours before the climb.
May 17 Wed Mt Sinai - Cairo
Early morning climb the mountain. Sunrise on the top of Mt. Sinai. Descend and have breakfast, then travel to Cairo. Dinner and overnight in Cairo.
May 18 Thu Cairo
Visit Memphis, Sakkara, Hanging Church, St. Sergius & Bacchus Church, Cave Church (Garbage city). Dinner and overnight in Cairo.
May 19 Fri Cairo – Fly Luxor
Giza Pyramids, Cairo Ancient Egyptian Museum. Dinner in Cairo then late flight to Luxor. Overnight in Luxor.
May 20 Sat Luxor Karnak Temple, Luxor Temples. Dinner and overnight in Luxor.
May 21 Sun Luxor Valley of the Kings – four tombs (including Tut-Ankh Amoun’s tomb), Hatshepsut’s Temple, Ramesseum. Overnight in Luxor.
May 22 Mon Luxor – Fly Cairo
Tombs of the Nobles, Medinet Habu Temple, late flight to Cairo. Dinner and overnight in Cairo.
May 23 Tue Cairo Airport fly Istanbul TK 691 09:35 & fly to
Chicago.

Including

• Roundtrip international air fare between Chicago-Tel Aviv & Cairo-Chicago

ISRAEL:
• 1 Night at Metropoplitan Hotel in Tel Aviv or similar
• 3 Night at Ginnosar Hotel in Sea of Galilee or similar
• 4 nights at Grand Court or similar
• Daily breakfast and 8 dinners
• 7 days Sightseeing
• Arrival transfers with assistance
• Departure transfer to Taba border crossing
• All transportation by private AC Motorcoach
• All entry fees to the sites and museums listed in the itinerary
• English Speaking licensed tour guides during all tours
• Boat Tour at Sea of Galilee
• Lunch St Peters fish
• Head Sets
• Service charges and local taxes
• Tips to drivers, and guides

EGYPT:
• Meet and assist at Taba Border & Cairo airport upon arrival and departure.
• Roundtrip domestic Flight tickets Cairo – Luxor - Cairo
• 1 nights at Morgan Land Hotel in St Catherine or similar
• 2 nights at Steigenberger Pyramids Hotel in Cairo or similar
• 3 nights at Steigenberger Nile Palace Hotel in Luxor or similar
• 1 night at Meridian Airport Hotel in Cairo or similar
• Daily breakfast and 7 dinners
• Entrance fees for all sightseeing in St Catherine, Cairo & Luxor as per the itinerary.
• English speaking private guide for all the sightseeing tours.
• All transportations between hotels and airports as well as for included sightseeing tours
• Head Sets
• Service charges and local taxes
• Tips to drivers, and guides

Excluding

• Egypt Visa Fee (to be obtained upon arrival or, online before arrival)
• Lunches (aside from St Peters ) and drinks
• All personal expenses, Travel and Health Insurances, any other item not mentioned above.
• Exit Border taxes at Taba border
• Following tombs require extra entrance fees: Giza: Entrance inside any of the three great pyramids., Solar Boat, Mummies’ Chamber in the Egyptian Museum – (May be re-located to the Egyptian Civilization Museum.) Valley of the King - Luxor: Ramses 6th tomb


 Locations on the map may include pre program or extension locations with main program.
Including

• Roundtrip international air fare between Chicago-Tel Aviv & Cairo-Chicago

ISRAEL:
• 1 Night at Metropoplitan Hotel in Tel Aviv or similar
• 3 Night at Ginnosar Hotel in Sea of Galilee or similar
• 4 nights at Grand Court or similar
• Daily breakfast and 8 dinners
• 7 days Sightseeing
• Arrival transfers with assistance
• Departure transfer to Taba border crossing
• All transportation by private AC Motorcoach
• All entry fees to the sites and museums listed in the itinerary
• English Speaking licensed tour guides during all tours
• Boat Tour at Sea of Galilee
• Lunch St Peters fish
• Head Sets
• Service charges and local taxes
• Tips to drivers, and guides

EGYPT:
• Meet and assist at Taba Border & Cairo airport upon arrival and departure.
• Roundtrip domestic Flight tickets Cairo – Luxor - Cairo
• 1 nights at Morgan Land Hotel in St Catherine or similar
• 2 nights at Steigenberger Pyramids Hotel in Cairo or similar
• 3 nights at Steigenberger Nile Palace Hotel in Luxor or similar
• 1 night at Meridian Airport Hotel in Cairo or similar
• Daily breakfast and 7 dinners
• Entrance fees for all sightseeing in St Catherine, Cairo & Luxor as per the itinerary.
• English speaking private guide for all the sightseeing tours.
• All transportations between hotels and airports as well as for included sightseeing tours
• Head Sets
• Service charges and local taxes
• Tips to drivers, and guides

Excluding

• Egypt Visa Fee (to be obtained upon arrival or, online before arrival)
• Lunches (aside from St Peters ) and drinks
• All personal expenses, Travel and Health Insurances, any other item not mentioned above.
• Exit Border taxes at Taba border
• Following tombs require extra entrance fees: Giza: Entrance inside any of the three great pyramids., Solar Boat, Mummies’ Chamber in the Egyptian Museum – (May be re-located to the Egyptian Civilization Museum.) Valley of the King - Luxor: Ramses 6th tomb


Hosts
Dr. Mark R. Fairchild

Dr. Fairchild received his Ph.D. in New Testament Studies from Drew University. He also completed Ph.D. coursework at Union Theological Seminary (NY) and Princeton Theological Seminary. Dr. Fairchild has twice received research grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities. In 1992, he collaborated with 11 other scholars at Yeshiva University exploring the Greek encounter with Judaism during the Hellenistic Period. In 2002, he joined 20 other scholars at the University of Chicago to investigate societal transformations and the legitimization of power in the early Islamic states.

Fairchild’s recent discovery of two previously unknown ancient synagogues in Turkey (including the world’s oldest known synagogue) was published in the Biblical Archaeology Review in 2012. Research at this ancient synagogue was also published in the Journal of Ancient Judaism in 2014. The Biblical Archaeology Review also published Fairchild’s research on St. Paul’s first mission from Perga to Antioch (2013) and another article on the biblical city of Laodicea (2017). Fairchild’s book on Christian Origins in Ephesus and Asia Minor (originally published in 2015) has been expanded and a second edition is currently available with Hendrickson Publishers (2017).

Dr. Fairchild is currently the Program Director for the Ephesus Meeting, an academic conference at the ancient site of Ephesus in Turkey. He annually travels to Turkey, Greece, Israel, Egypt and Jordan for research and to conduct study tours.

- 120-90 days prior to departure: No Penalty
- 89-60 days prior to departure: 10%
- 59-45 days prior to departure: 25%
- 44-30 days prior to departure: 50%
- 29-15 days prior to departure: 75%
- 14 days & After No refund

Dale K. Benington
(419) 351 4028
dale.benington@gmail.com

Dr. Mark Fairchild
(260) 359-4235
mfairchild@huntington.edu

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