Day Trip to Jerusalem and Dead Sea July 23rd 2017
We will leave the Institute around 8:00 am and head to the Dead Sea area.
We will go “floating” in the Dead Sea at one of the northern beaches and also have an early lunch.
After bathing and getting arranged, we will head to Jerusalem to tour the Old City.
As we walk the Old City streets, we will pass through the lively market. We will visit the Western Wall (“Kotel” ) the holiest place for Jews, stop for an overview over Temple Mt. and its famous structures; Dome of the Rock and El Aktza mosque and of course visit the Church of Holy Sepulcher - the place marking the crucifixion, burial, and resurrection of Jesus.
We will then visit the most famous and internationally known boutique winery in Israel, Domaine du Castel, made from vineyards in the mountains surrounding the Holy City of Jerusalem – where wines were made to be drunk on the Temple Mount. We will have a feast of wine and cheese, after which we will have dinner (~18:00) at Abu Gosh. This Arab village is located near Jerusalem, and we will dine at the known “Caravan restaurant” which specializes in local Mediterranean-Arab cuisine.
We will return to Rehovot at 20:00. Lunch and dinner are included in the trip.