Mar 16, 2019 — Mar 25, 2019


With Norm Olsen

About this Trip

Discover the cultures that have influenced people around the world as you explore Israel’s history, architecture, religion and more.  See the Bauhaus buildings of Tel Aviv’s White City and the historic port city of Jaffa. Cruise the Sea of Galilee, and visit the Mount of Beatitudes. Imagine life in Roman Caesarea, Akko’s Crusader fort, ancient Tel Megiddo and the Masada fortress. Stroll through the gardens of the Bahá’í World Centre in Haifa, and float in the Dead Sea. In Jerusalem, see the Temple Mount and Western Wall, walk the Via Dolorosa, step inside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, and experience the poignant Yad Vashem. Special meet-the-people opportunities including a visit with a Druze family, winemakers and a Holocaust survivor.  Norm Olsen, a retired Senior U.S. Foreign Service Officer including nine years at the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv will add special lectures to the tour.

$4,445 per person plus airfare.  Limited space remains.

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About the Lecturer

Norm Olsen is a former Senior United States Foreign Service Officer. He served for 26 years. His professional skills and experience include negotiations, contact work, team-building and management, economic development, USAID project monitoring, peacekeeping, and award-winning political, economic and security analysis, in both benign and hostile environments. He has served in Europe, Jamaica, the Marshall Islands, and the Middle East, where he served for nine years in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

  • "All aspects of the trip were superb. Very well run and coordinated. A great experience! This was truly a trip of a lifetime and my wife and I have done many trips!"

    Malcolm Ettin, CA

  • “Norm Olsen was excellent! His briefings were a big addition to the trip. Very pleasant, upbeat, enthusiastic…Perfect!"

    Dave Maki, FL