Medical and Dental Study Tour in the Holy Land

16 - 25 Nov 2019
  • Medical & Professional Tours

About the tour

This tour through the Holy Land allows participants to experience both the historical treasures and modern cosmopolitan society contained within this relatively small land. Travel from Tel Aviv to Haifa, Caesarea, the Sea of Galilee, Nazareth, the Dead Sea and Jerusalem, a sacred city to countless millions across the world. Examine approaches to dentistry and medicine with a range of professional visits that provide insight into the medical and dental systems and challenges within this region. There will also be specialist talks throughout the itinerary.

There is also an optional extension to Petra in Jordan after the tour.

Your tour leader

Picture of JBT tour leader, Prof. Phillip Dowell and Paul Johnson

Prof. Phillip Dowell and Paul Johnson

Professor Phillip Dowell qualified at The London Hospital and after a number of hospital jobs entered general practice. Some years later, after working in the West Indies, he won an international fellowship to study at the Eastman Dental Centre in the USA. He continued his post graduate studies at the University of Wales College of Medicine and subsequently taught both undergraduates and postgraduates in the area of periodontology. He is a specialist periodontist and past president of the British Society of Periodontology. Phillip Dowell has lectured both nationally and internationally and is the author of many publications. He is visiting professor at the University of Surrey and a past European President for the International College of Dentists. He has led highly successful tours to China, Ecuador, South Africa, Vietnam, Cambodia and around the Mediterranean.

Paul Johnson qualified in dentistry in Leeds in 1979 and medicine in Cambridge in 1984. He was appointed consultant in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Royal Surrey County Hospital. He lectures widely on maxillofacial and facial plastic surgery. In private practice he specialises in oral surgery, implantology and facial cosmetic surgery. Paul is experienced at leading dental tours for Jon Baines Tours.

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Itinerary at a glance

  • 16 Nov (Sat) Tel Aviv: Arrive and transfer to the hotel. Welcome dinner
  • 17 Nov (Sun) Tel Aviv: Visit Tel Aviv and orientation tour of the city, visiting Tel Aviv University Medical and Dental School and learn about education. Visit Jaffa and learn of the history of this ancient port city on a walking tour. Continue to the Ilana Goor Museum. Visit Abraham's Orchard and learn about their work children.
  • 18 Nov (Mon) Tel Aviv / Haifa: Visit the Roman port city of Caesarea. Drive up to Zichron Ya’akov and at leisure for lunch with time to browse the wineries, cafes and shops. Drive to Haifa and visit the University of Haifa Medical School. Meet with Professor Efraim Lev and learn about medical history in the region. Talk: “How to remove an arrow from the face – medieval and modern methods” Paul Johnson
  • 19 Nov (Tues) Haifa: Visit the Bahai Gardens before driving to the Sea of Galilee to visit the biblical sites of Tabgha and Capernaum. Travel to Acre and explore the history of the city, including the Knights Halls of Hospitaller Order. At leisure to explore Acre
  • 20 Nov (Wed) Haifa: Visit Nazareth and the British Hospital. Sample Galilean cuisine at a local restaurant. Continue to the Basilica of Annunciation, Mary’s Well and the Ancient Bath House. Return to Haifa and at leisure
  • 21 Nov (Thurs) Haifa / Dead Sea: Drive along the Jordan Valley to the Dead Sea. Visit Masada, Herod’s hilltop palace and fortress, by cable car. Drive to the Dead Sea with time at leisure to float in its waters.
  • 22 Nov (Fri) Dead Sea / Jerusalem: Visit the Ein Gedi Botanic Garden Palace. Meet with a female Bedouin doctor and learn about Bedouin and community medicine. Continue to Jerusalem. Late afternoon visit to the Western Wall to witness the Shabbat prayers
  • 23 Nov (Sat) Jerusalem: Visit the Mount of Olives. Continue into the Josaphat Valley to visit the Pater Noster Church, Dominus Flevit, the Garden of Gethsemane and the Church of All Nations. Enter the Old City and see the Pool of Bathsheba. Pass through the narrow winding streets to visit the Studium Bilblicum Franciscum (a 17th century pharmacy). Continue to the Via Dolorosa. Follow the Stations of the Cross to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Onto the slopes of Mount Zion, and visit the tomb of King David, the beautiful Benedictine Abbey of the Dormition and the Cenacle, which since the 4th century has been identified as the site of the Last Supper.
  • 24 Nov (Sun) Jerusalem: Visit East Jerusalem and see the Augusta Victoria Hospital and learn of its German, Ottoman, British, Palestinian history. Visit the Church of St John the Baptist, and onto Bethlehem and the Church of the Nativity. Farewell dinner
  • 25 Nov (Mon) Jerusalem / Tel Aviv: At leisure until departing for airport, or take the Petra extension

Extension to Jordan

  • 25 Nov (Mon) Jerusalem / Petra: Drive to the Allenby border and cross into Jordan. See Bethany and visit Mount Nebo. Continue to Petra and check into the Hyatt Zaman
  • 26 Nov (Tues) Petra: Full day's visit in Petra
  • 27 Nov (Wed) Petra/ Amman: Jeep safari through the desert scenery of Wadi Rum. Return to Amman and check into the Grand Hyatt Amman
  • 28 Nov (Thurs) Amman: Drive to the airport

Tour cost

Ground only cost (excl international flights and transfers): USD $3,472 per person sharing. Extension cost: USD $1,113 pp sharing

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