On your second day, you'll drive along the Mediterranean to Haifa and the famous Bahai Gardens.

Israel, Ancient and Modern
March 14 to 25, 2012

Israel 2012 brochure and registration information

We invite you to join Robert Schine, Curt C. and Else Silberman Chair in Jewish Studies, and Eric Maltzman, Class of ’76, on our newest alumni travel adventure: Israel, Ancient and Modern.

We will explore ancient Israel at the time when it was merely an outlying province in the mighty Roman Empire and also the matrix from which both Judaism and Christianity sprang. We will experience modern Israel, the state founded in 1948 as a consequence of the partition of Palestine by the United Nations, and now a thriving, complex, and fascinating country.

No single tour can do justice to the many strata of its history, nor to the multiple lenses through which the meaning of Israel’s history is understood. Nonetheless, the itinerary for the Middlebury Israel tour will make an ambitious start, by aiming to include less, not more, and visiting sites that are connected by thematic threads. This tour is non-denominational and intended for everyone: Jews, Christians, Muslims, Buddhists, atheists, and participants of any other persuasion.

We sincerely hope you will join us!

Israel 2012 at a glance
  • Dates: March 14–25
  • Destinations: Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Tiberias, Dead Sea
  • Cost: $4,995 per person based on double occupancy
  • Single supplement: $1,125
  • Rate includes: Hotels; buffet breakfast daily, one lunch, and nine dinners; bottled water and coffee/tea with all meals; local wine with dinner; airport/ hotel transfers; escorted sightseeing and coach fees.

For more information regarding the Middlebury alumni trip to Israel, please contact Academic Arrangements Abroad at 800.221.1944 or email at

Alumni Office
Painter House
2 Court Street
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT 05753
P: 802.443.5183