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Israel and West Bank with Lewis and Clark

Israel and West Bank with Lewis and Clark

Pioneer Travel Program

Our Israeli and Palestinian guides will delve into the complex reality of the region with authentic experiences and rich narratives. A diverse array of political, religious and tribal leaders, policymakers, peace builders, grassroots activists, artists, journalists, musicians, and writers will facilitate discussion.  Share a meal in community, celebrate with local music, linger with important conversations.  Our partners at MEJDI Tours are experts in the region and will facilitate these important moments. Rob Kugler, Professor of Religious Studies will accompany the group so be prepared for insightful discussion and discovery. Alumni, parents, and friends, we hope you will travel with us as this promises to be a fascinating journey!

Group Size

  • About 16-22 participants


These quality hotels or equivalent:


  • Explore Jerusalem’s Old City’s Jewish, Christian, and Muslim holy sites as well as excursions to Bethlehem, Caesarea, Capernaum, Galilee, Nazareth, and Tel Aviv.
  • Benefit from Professor Kugler’s knowledge of the region’s faith traditions and learn about his scholarly work around the Dead Sea scrolls.
  • Learn about current environmental challenges, the Jewish settlement movement, Syrian-Israeli relations, and mysticism in Judaism.
  • Meet Palestinian Christians in the West Bank, explore a Druze village, and grow in understanding of the struggles of life in Arab Jaffa.
  • Visit with Kindergarteners and meet Arab-Jewish youngsters as part of the Hands of Peace program.
  • Stand at the fortress of Masada, drive the Mediterranean Coast, stop along the Jordan River, and float on the Dead Sea.


  • Deposit – $500 per person (non-refundable)
  • Double Occupancy – $4940 per person ($500 deposit +  $4440 final payment)
  • Single Occupancy – $6,090 per person ($500 deposit + $1,150 single supplement+ $4440 final payment) 
  • International Airfare is not Included
  • Final payments will be due February 27, 2020. Invoices will be emailed following tour confirmation.

Click here for a detailed tour itinerary.

Before you Register:

  • Read through the Terms and Conditions
  • Do not book your flight until you receive the tour confirmation email from us. This tour requires a minimum number of travelers to run and we will send out the tour confirmation (and update this note on the webpage) as soon as we have met that number.
  • If you are signing up as a solo traveler  but would like to share a room with another traveler, please send an email to Andrew McPheeters who can let you know if there is other interest and make email introductions.

Book Now $4940 per person

Make A Deposit

To make a deposit and hold your spot on this trip, fill in your credit card details and billing address below. You will receive a receipt by email.

Tour Deposit: $500.00 per person

Trip Includes

  • 9 nights’ accommodation at the following hotels or similar(double occupancy): Arthur Hotel in Jerusalem, Kibbutz Maagan in Galilee, Market House in Jaffa
  • 2 MEJDI-Trained Guides for 9 days (May 27-Jun 4)
  • 8 days of private bus transportation
  • Staggered airport arrival transfers per flight detail via van, bus, or taxi
  • Meals listed in the itinerary: 9 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 8 dinners
  • Entrances, sites, and honoraria for speakers
  • Audio headsets if group is 15 or above
  • Water on bus daily
  • Customary tips for drivers, guides, and hotel staff
  • Dedicated pre-trip customer service and on-ground support

Trip Does Not Include

  • International Airfare
  • Travel Insurance-HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
  • Single Supplement - $1,150 (as available)
  • Any meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Anything not explicitly mentioned in the included section