Jerusalem Nonadiabatica 2018:

Theory of nonadiabatic processes

March 12 to 15, 2018 Jerusalem, Israel

Non-adiabatic effects are ubiquitous in many photochemical, photobiological and electron induced dynamics. They enable efficient transfer of electronic excitation energy to nuclear kinetic energy and vice versa, often causing irreversible transfer of potential energy to heat, or form a unique mechansim for reactions which are forbidden in the adiabatic framework. Despite of continuing progress over the years, a detailed understanding of nonadiabatic processes is still limited due to lack of a generally applicable methodlogy with which they can be described quantitively. The aim of this conference is to bring together scientists working on different aspects of non-adiabatic processes, such as light-induced events, electron transfer reactions, etc. The focus is on development of new theoretical and computational approaches that enable an accurate and reliable description of these processes.

Over 40 invited lectures by world reknown experts in the field will be given between the 12thand 15th of March 2018 at the Israel Institute of Advanced Studies on the Edmond J. Safra Campus of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel. In addition, a poster session for presenting contributed material.

 

Invited speakers

Canada

  • Artur Izmaylov, University of Toronto

France

  • Federica Agostini, University Paris- Sud
  • Alexander Alijah, University of Reims
  • Mario Barbatti, Aix-Marseille University
  • Fabien Gatti, University Paris Sud

Germany

  • Irene Burghardt, Universitat Frankfurt
  • Alec Wodtke, Max Planck Institute Göttingen

Germany/Israel

  • Eberhard K. U. Gross, MPI Halle, and Hebrew University

Hungary

  • Ágnes Vibók, University of Debrecen

India

  • Satrajit Adhikari, IACS - Calcutta, India
  • Narayanasami Sathyamurthy, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Mohali

Israel

  • Roi Baer, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Robert Englman, Ariel University
  • Oded Hod, Tel Aviv University
  • Ronnie Kosloff, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Raphael D. Levine, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem 
  • Nimrod Moiseyev, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
  • Uri Peskin, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
  • Eli Pollak, Weizmann Institute of Science
  • Igor Schapiro, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • David Tannor, Weizmann Institute of Science
 Israel / East Jerusalem 
  • Salih Al-Jabour, Al Quds University

Italy

  • Massimo Olivucci, Universita di Siena (and Bowling Green State University, Ohio USA).
  • Maurizio Persico, Università di Pisa

Japan

  • Kazuo Takatsuka, The University of Tokyo
  • Hiroyuki Tamura, Tohoku University

Sweden

  • Asa Larson, University of Stockholm

United Kingdom

  • Michael Robb, Imperial College London
  • Graham Worth, University College London

USA - California

  • Martin Head-Gordon, UC Berkeley
  • Anna Krylov, University of Southern California
  • Craig Martens, University of California Irvine
  • William Miller, UC Berkeley
  • Daniel Neuhauser, UCLA
  • Cheuk Ng, University of Californian Davis
  • Oleg Prezhdo, University of Southern California

USA - Colorado

  • David Jonas, University of Colorado Boulder

USA - Illinois

  • Toru Shiozaki, Northwestern University

USA - Maryland

  • David Yarkony, Johns Hopkins

USA - Massachusetts

  • Troy van Voorhis, MIT

USA - Michigan

  • Eitan Geva, University of Michigan Ann Arbor

USA - New Mexico

  • Hua Guo, University of New Mexico

USA - New York

  • Neepa Maitra, Cuny

USA - North Carolina

  • Weitao Yang, Duke University

USA - Pennsylvania

  • Abraham Nitzan, University of Pennsylvania
  • Joe Subotnik, University of Pennsylvania

USA - Texas

  • Donald Kouri, University of Houston
  • Gustavo Scuseria, Rice University

Program

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Monday, March 12th

08:50

Welcome

Roi Baer, Fritz Haber Center, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

I Chair: Robert Englman, Ariel University
09:00 The H3++ Molecular System as a Cornerstone for Building Molecules During the Big Bang,
Michael Baer, Soreq Nuclear Center and Fritz Haber Center, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
09:30 Quantum Nonadiabatic Dynamics in the Moving Crude Adiabatc Representation,
Artur Izmaylov, University of Toronto, Canada
10:00 Jahn-Teller effect among electronic resonant states of H3,
Asa Larson, University of Stockholm, Sweden
10:30 Coffee
11:00 Nuclear velocity perturbation theory within the exact factorization: A new way of treating non-adiabatic effects,
Eberhard K. U. Gross, Max Planck Institute for Microstructure Physics, Halle, Germany, and Fritz Haber Center, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
11:30 Geometric Phase Effects in Nonadiabatic Tunneling,
Hua Guo, University of New Mexico, USA
12:00 Rigorous Trajectory-Based Methods for Simulating Nonadiabatic Dynamics,
Craig Martens, University of California Irvine, USA
12:30 Lunch in the Belgium House
II Chair: Dorit Shemesh, Fritz Haber Center, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
15:00 New electronic structure tools for modeling non-adiabatic processes,
Anna Krylov, University of Southern California, USA
15:30 Excited state dynamics in Proteorhodopsin,
Igor Schapiro, Fritz Haber Center, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
16:00 CASPT2 non-adiabatic dynamics,
Toru Shiozaki, Northwestern University, Illinois, USA
16:30 Coffee
17:00 Time evolution of the Landau-Zener problem under weak measurement,
Abraham Nitzan, University of Pennsylvania, USA and Tel Aviv University, Israel
17:30 Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics in Open Quantum Systems via The Driven Liouville von Neumann (DLvN) Approach,
Oded Hod, Tel Aviv University, Israel
18:00 Reception and Poster Session

Tuesday, March 13th

III Chair: Daniel Strasser, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
09:00 Describing Potential Energy Surfaces around Conical Intersections via Symmetry Breaking and Restoration Techniques,
Gustavo Scuseria, Rice University, Texas, USA
09:30 Derivative Couplings, Line Integrals, Fit Coupled Potential Energy Surfaces and the Molecular Aharanov Bohm Effect Revisited,
David Yarkony, Johns Hopkins University, Maryland, USA
10:00 Towards quantum simulations for electronic dynamics for small molecules with Multi-Configuration Time-Dependent Hartree (MCTDH),
Fabien Gatti, University Paris Sud, France
10:30 Non-adiabatic coupling in the ozone molecule,
Alexander Alijah, University of Reims, France
11:00 Coffee
IV Chair: Igor Rahinov, The Open University, Israel
11:30 Nested Funnels and Nonadiabatic Dynamics in Photosynthesis,
David Jonas, University of Colorado Boulder, USA
12:00 Understanding and engineering the vibrational coherence of vision,
Massimo Olivucci, Universita di Siena, Italy
12:30 Nonadiabatic Energy Transfer,
Troy van Voorhis, Massachusettes Institute of Technology, Massachusettes, USA
13:00
Combined Electronic Structure and Quantum Dynamical Analysis for Charge Separation and Singlet Fission,
Hiroyuki Tamura, The University of Tokyo, Japan
13:30 Lunchboxes + Tour of old city
19:00 Festive Dinner at "Modern", the Israel Museum of Art
 

Musical Interlude

On the occasion of Michael Baer's 80'th Birthday:
Tribute to a Pioneer in Chemical Physics,
Donald J. Kouri, University of Houston, Texas, USA

Wednesday, March 14th

V Chair: Ester Livshits, Fritz Haber Center, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
09:00 Classical Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Electronically Non-Adiabatic Processes,
William Miller, University of Cailfornia, Berkeley, California, USA
09:30 Excited state dynamics with trajectories,
Federica Agostini, University Paris- Sud, France
10:00 Full Quantum Direct Dynamics Simulations of Non-adiabatic Photochemistry,
Graham Worth, University College London, UK
10:30 Coffee
11:00 Isotope effect in a non adiabatic transition and longer time vibronic coherence,
Raphael D. Levine, Fritz Haber Center, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
11:30 Light-induced conical intersections,
Ágnes Vibók, University of Debrecen, Hungary
12:00 A New Look at Normal and Anomalous Diffusion,
Donald J. Kouri, University of Houston, Texas, USA
12:30 Lunch in the Belgium House
VI Chair: Narayanasami Sathyamurthy, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Mohali, India
14:30 Time-Dependent Nonadiabatic Markovian Quantum Master Equation,
Ronnie Kosloff, Fritz Haber Center, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
15:00 Non Adiabatic Phenomena in Open Systems,
Nimrod Moiseyev, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
15:30 Nonadiabatic Dynamics via The Generalized Quantum Master Equation,
Eitan Geva, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, Israel
16:00 Coffee
16:30 Does electronic non-adiabaticity influence rates of surface reactions?
Alec Wodtke, Max Planck Institute Göttingen, Germany
17:00 Cooling and Mechanical Stabilization of Molecular Resonant Tunneling Devices,
Uri Peskin, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
17:30 Mean Field vs Stochastic Approaches to Nonadiabatic Dynamics,
Joe Subotnik, University of Pennsylvania, USA

Thursday, March 15th

VII Chair: Igor Schapiro, Fritz Haber Center, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
09:00 Electronic Excited States from Pairing Matrix Fluctuations and Particle-Particle Random Phase Approximation,
Weitao Yang, Duke University, North Carolina, USA
09:30 Stochastic GW for thousands of electrons and more,
Daniel Neuhauser, University of California at Los Angeles, California, USA
10:00 Beyond Born-Oppenheimer Theories on Molecular Processes and Phase Transitions in Solid States,
Satrajit Adhikari, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Calcutta, India
10:30 Coffee
11:00 Ultrafast nonadiabatic dynamics in photovoltaic polymer materials: Coherence, delocalization, and disorder,
Irene Burghardt, Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany
11:30
Non-Adiabatic Interaction and the Geometric Phase,
Narayanasami Sathyamurthy, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Mohali, India
12:00 Nonadiabatic Dynamics Simulations of Organic Materials with Optical Activity,
Mario Barbatti, Aix-Marseille Université, France
12:30 Lunch in the Belgium House
VIII Chair: Francoise Remacle, Department of Chemistry, University of Liège, Liège Belgium
14:30 Recent advances in nonadiabatic dynamics and applications to nanoscale materials,
Oleg Prezhdo, University of Southern California, California, USA
15:00 Probing chromophores for singlet fission by surface hopping simulations,
Maurizio Persico, Università di Pisa, Italy
15:30 Quantum Transitions with Classical Trajectories: A Simple and Rigorous Derivation,
David Tannor, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
16:00 Coffee
16:30 Electron and Nuclear Dynamics Driven by a Coherent Superposition of Electronic Wavefunctions (Implications for Attosecond Spectroscopy),
Michael Robb, Imperial College London, UK
17:00 Time-Domain Quantum Chemistry,
Kazuo Takatsuka, The University of Tokyo, Japan
17:30 Tunneling flight time in nonadiabatic transitions.,
Eli Pollak, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

 

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Important dates

January 8, 2018 Original deadline for Abstract Submission
January 31, 2018 Extended deadline for Abstract Submission
February 15, 2018 Deadline for Early Registration Fees & Hotel Reservation
March 12 – 15, 2018 Conference sessions

                            

  

                       

 

 

Abstract submission form

 

Press here for the abstract

 

Registration

Registration Fees

Registration fees include:
Participation in sessions; coffee breaks and 4 lunches, get together, festive dinner.

  Until February 15, 2018 From February 16, 2018
Invited Speaker waived waived
Participant US$ 300 US$ 350
Student (*) US$ 200 US$ 250

(*) The student fee applies to full-time M.Sc and Ph.D students. Please send copy of valid student ID or official letter from Head of Department confirming full-time student status.

Payment Methods

  • Credit card:  Visa/Diners, Master Card/Isracard, American Express. Charges will be made by Diesenhaus-Unitours Incoming Tourism (1998) Ltd.
  • Bank transfer, in US dollars, payable to: Diesenhaus-Unitours Incoming Tourism (1998) Ltd. /Nonadiabatica 2018
  • Bank Name: FIBI - The First International Bank of Israel

    Account #: 293342
    The Opera Branch 044
    Haopera Tower, 1 Allenby Street
    Tel Aviv, Israel
    Swift Code: FIRBILITXXX
    IBAN Code: IL090310440000000293342

    Comments:

    • Please ensure that the name of the Meeting and the name of the participant are stated on the bank transfer.
    • Bank charges are the responsibility of the participant and should be paid at source, in addition to the accommodation fees. Please send copy of the bank transfer to Diesenhaus-Unitours magalim@diesenhaus.com

     

  • Commitment – Payment by employer (Israeli participants only)

    • The participant needs to complete the on-line Registration & Accommodation Form, and select “Commitment” in the “Payment Method” field.
    • Following on-line registration, a purchase order from the employer should be sent to:
      Diesenhaus-Unitours, magalim@diesenhaus.com or by fax to +972-3-5610152 stating the amount and services covered. A bank transfer should follow.  
        

Important: Hotel reservations and other services will only be confirmed for registered participants if full payment has been received as listed above.

Registration Cancellation Policy

Notification of cancellation should be sent in writing only to the Meeting Secretariat:
Diesenhaus-Unitours – Convention Department
E-mail: magalim@diesenhaus.com or Fax: +972-3-5610152
 

Refund of registration fees will be made as follows:

  • Cancellations received by February 5, 2018 - full refund less $30 handling fee.
  • Thereafter – no refund

On-Line Registration & Accommodation Form – click here

 

 

Accommodation

Official travel agent for Nonadiabatica 2018

Diesenhaus-Unitours Incoming Tourism Ltd., is the official travel agent for Nonadiabatica 2018 and will provide tourist services for participants, such as: hotel accommodations, optional tours, transfers from/to the airport, car rental, etc.

Diesenhaus-Unitours has secured a block of rooms in Jerusalem, making it possible to offer reduced rates to meeting participants. In order to benefit from these rates, reservations, payments and notification of changes must be made with Diesenhaus-Unitours and not directly with the hotels.

Housing Prices

Please note:

  1. All prices in US$.
  2. Hotel rates are per night, on bed and breakfast basis
  3. Israeli participants need to add 17% VAT to these rates.
Jerusalem Hotels Single Room Double Room (2 persons) Per Person in Double Room

Distance from Meeting Venue

Ibis Jerusalem City Center* 140 160 80

Transportation provided

Royal Hotel 140 146 73 10-15 Minute walking Distance
The Belgium House** 109 138 69 5-10 Minute walking Distance 

* Recomended for invited speakers and participants. 
** For invited speakers only (limited no. of rooms)

Important notes:

  • Early Reservation:
    We urge you to make your reservation as soon as possible and before February 2018. Rooms will be confirmed on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Official Check-in/Check-out Times at Hotels: 
    • Check-in: Sunday-Friday - 15:00;      Saturday - 21:00
    • Check-out: 11:00
  • Sharing Accommodation: If you reserve a room to be shared and paid for separately by two participants, please list the name of the other participant, or indicate that you wish us to find you a roommate. The Secretariat will assist as much as possible, but if a roommate cannot be found, the participant will be charged for a single room.

Payment Methods

  • Credit card:  Visa/Diners, Master Card/Isracard, American Express. Charges will be made by Diesenhaus-Unitours Incoming Tourism (1998) Ltd.
  • Bank transfer, in US dollars, payable to: Diesenhaus-Unitours Incoming Tourism (1998) Ltd. /Nonadiabatica 2018
  • Bank Name: FIBI - The First International Bank of Israel

    Account #: 293342
    The Opera Branch 044
    Haopera Tower, 1 Allenby Street
    Tel Aviv, Israel
    Swift Code: FIRBILITXXX
    IBAN Code: IL090310440000000293342

    Comments:

    • Please ensure that the name of the Meeting and the name of the participant are stated on the bank transfer.
    • Bank charges are the responsibility of the participant and should be paid at source, in addition to the accommodation fees. Please send copy of the bank transfer to Diesenhaus-Unitours magalim@diesenhaus.com

     

  • Commitment – Payment by employer (Israeli participants only)

    • The participant needs to complete the on-line Registration & Accommodation Form, and select “Commitment” in the “Payment Method” field.
    • Following on-line registration, a purchase order from the employer should be sent to:
      Diesenhaus-Unitours, magalim@diesenhaus.com or by fax to +972-3-5610152 stating the amount and services covered. A bank transfer should follow.  

Important: Hotel reservations and other services will only be confirmed for registered participants if full payment has been received as listed above.

 

Accommodation Cancellation Policy

Notification of cancellation should be sent in writing only to the Meeting Secretariat:
Diesenhaus-Unitours – Convention Department
E-mail: magalim@diesenhaus.com or Fax: +972-3-5610152
 

Refund of accommodation will be made as follows:

  • Cancellations received by February 5, 2018- full refund less US$ 40 handling fees. 
  • Cancellations received from February 6 or non-show – no refund.

 

On-Line Registration & Accommodation Form – click here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ibis Jerusalem City Center

4 Elisar Street, Jerusalem

Ibis Jerusalem City Center, a new hotel in the heart of the city. Located on Zion Square, the hotel  is just a minute away from the Ben Yehuda Pedestrian Mall, tram station and a few minutes’ walk to the Old City.

Room Size: 17 m²
Room Facilities: Air conditioning, Satellite channels, Cable channels, Refrigerator, Free Wi-Fi, Safe.

Royal Wing Hotel
Ruppin Bridge at Herzel Boulevard

The Royal Hotel is located near the entrance to this cosmopolitan and historic city – a quick 35 minute ride from Ben-Gurion International Airport, and yet easily accessible from all sections of Jerusalem. Within walking distance to the Knesset (Israeli Parliament), Supreme Court, Hebrew University, Israel Museum, Bible lands Museum, Blumefield Science Museum, Jerusalem’s Central Bus Station and the Binyanei Hauma Convention Center, as well as just a short ride away from the unparalleled wonders of the Old City and the unforgettable Holocaust Memorial of Yad Vashem.

Room Facilities:  conditioning, Cable channels, Refrigerator, Free Wi-Fi, Safe, Coffee & Tea facilities.

Belgium House
The Hebrew University, Givaat Ram, Jerusalem

Belgium House, the Faculty Club and Guest House of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, is situated close to the National and University Library, within walking distance from the main entrance to the University Campus. The Israel Museum, Bible Lands Museum and the Botanical Gardens are in the vicinity, as well as the Knesset, the Israeli Parliament. It is near to the entrance to the city and easily accessible from it.

Room Facilities: air conditioning, en suite bathrooms, T.V., Free Wi-Fi

 

 

General information

Language

The official language of Nonadiabatica 2018 is English.
 

Climate & Clothing

The weather in Jerusalem in March is warm during the day and cold at night occasional rain. Temperatures range 16°C- 8°C (61°F - 46°F). Casual dress is appropriate for all occasions. Comfortable walking shoes, sunglasses, hats, suntan lotion and swimsuits are recommended for tours and outdoors activities.

 

Entry Visa

Citizens of EU countries and the USA do not need entry visas to Israel. For participants from other countries we suggest you check the website of the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs at
http://www.mfa.gov.il/NR/rdonlyres/F062828D-B5A6-42CE-BC04-90BEA48EA7DC/0/tavlat_ashrot.pdf or check with your local Israeli embassy, consulate or travel agent. Invitation letters will be issued upon request.

 

Electricity

The Israeli power supply is single phase 220 volts at 50 Hertz. Most power sockets in Israel have three pin holes, but many of them will work with double-pin European plugs. Visitors who want to use shavers, traveling irons and other small appliances may need both transformers and adaptor plugs.

 

Currency / Exchange

The currency unit in Israel is the New Israeli Shekel (NIS – “Shekel” in short).

International credit cards are accepted for payment in most hotels, restaurants and shops. Exchange offices and ATM machines are easily available throughout the city and at  Ben-Gurion International Airport. We recommend that you change some money at the airport  for immediate needs.

 

Liability and Insurance

The Meeting Secretariat and Organizers cannot accept liability for personal accidents or loss of or damage to private property of participants and accompanying persons. Participants are advised to take out their own personal travel and health insurance for their trip.

 

Meeting Secretariat and Travel Agent

Diesenhaus-Unitours Incoming Tourism (1998) Ltd.
Conventions Department
3 Hamelacha Street
P.O.Box 57176
Tel Aviv 61571
Israel

 

Tel:   +972-(0)3-5651344; +972-(0)3-5651313       
Fax:  +972-(0)3-5610152
E-mail: magalim@diesenhaus.com

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Airport transportation

Transportation from/to Ben Gurion International Airport

Ben-Gurion International Airport is Israel's main international Airport. The distance from the Airport to Jerusalem is 47 km / 29 miles.

Transportation options are as follows:

 

1. NESHER Tours - Shared Taxi Service From/To Jerusalem 

NESHER Tours operates a special shared taxi service from/to the Airport, drop off at your hotel in Jerusalem, and pick-up from hotels to the Airport. They are located outside the Airport terminal. Possible wait: 1 hour. This service operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Transfer from your hotel in Jerusalem to the Airport needs to be reserved 2 days prior to departure. Please ask the reception desk at your hotel. 
Price: US$ 22 per person. 

2.  Pre-reserved Airport Transfers Operated by Diesenhaus-Unitours From/To Jerusalem

This is a shared direct transfer service from the Airport to meeting hotels in Jerusalem. Possible wait - up to 1 hour. A Diesenhaus-Unitours representative will meet you upon arrival inside the Arrivals Hall, after you go through passport control. He will be holding a sign " Nonadiabatica". 
Arrival transfers should be reserved on the conference Registration & Accommodation Form. Full arrival details must be provided in advance. 
Price: US$ 40 per person. 

Those who have reserved a departure transfer from the meeting hotels in Jerusalem, will receive pick-up details at the Diesenhaus-Unitours meeting hospitality desk. 

3. Taxis From/To Jerusalem

Taxis are freely available outside the Airport terminal. Fares from/to Jerusalem are approx. US$ 65 per car. A 25% surcharge for night trips is in effect from 21:01 until 05:29 and from 14:00 on Fridays and on Saturdays.

Important note: 
Public transportation (trains & busses) do not operate from Friday afternoon until Saturday evening.

 

Tourism information

Pre & Post Meeting Optional Tours

Participants may enjoy a variety of optional tours and visit the most interesting sites in Israel.
Reservation of tours should be made on the On-line Registration & Accommodation Form.

Pick-up for tours – from your hotel lobby. Please allow approx. 20 minutes waiting time for collecting participants from several hotels.

For additional information on sightseeing tours please contact the meeting secretariat and travel agent: Diesenhaus-Unitours – Conventions Department

Tour A: Jerusalem - Old City

Daily Tour (09:00-17:00)

Jerusalem is a meeting place for East and West, new and old, beauty and ruins, sacred to the three major monotheistic religions - Judaism, Christianity and Islam - all adding to its uniqueness. On this tour you will visit the most significant sights of Jerusalem. Experience its religious sanctity, its historical sites, scents and colors.

Drive to the Mount of Olives for a panoramic view of the city. Enter the Old City and walk through the Jewish quarter to the excavated and restored Cardo (the Roman ancient road). See the Jewish Wailing Wall and continue to the Christian Quarter. Walk along the Via Dolorosa and visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Proceed to the new city and visit Yad Vashem, the memorial to the holocaust. On Saturdays and Jewish holidays instead of Yad Vashem the tour will take you to visit the tomb of King David, the room of the Last Supper and the Dormition Abbey.

Note: modest dress (no shorts or sleeveless shirts) and head covering are required for visiting holy sites. 

Departure: 09:00 to 09:40 from meeting hotel’s lobby in Jerusalem

Drop-off at end of tour: At your hotel in Jerusalem

Price: US$ 71 per person

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Tour B: Massada and Dead Sea

Daily Tour (09:00-17:00)

Drive to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth. Visit the rock fortress of Masada built by King Herod the Great, King of Judea during the Roman period.

Ascend by cable car and tour this ancient fortress where the Zealots of the first century made their last stand against the Romans before committing mass suicide in 73AD.

Continue for a relaxing floating adventure on the Dead Sea. This extremely dense and saline sea, with great concentration of minerals is a world-renowned attraction for its therapeutic qualities.

Note:  Comfortable walking shoes, hats, sun screen, bathing suit and towel are recommended.

Departure: 09:00 to 09:40 from meeting otel’s lobby in Jerusalem

Drop-off at end of tour: At your hotel in Jerusalem

Price US$ 105 per person

Masada

deadsea

Masada

Dead Sea

 

Tour C: Biblical Highlights of the North: Nazareth, Tiberias, Lower Galilee, Capernaum

Mondays, Wednesdays & Saturdays (06:00-17:00)

Drive to Nazareth, the town where Jesus spent his childhood. Visit the Church of the Annunciation and the Church of St. Joseph.

Continue via Cana to Tiberias, the lovely resort town. Drive along the Sea of Galilee to visit Capernaum and view the ruins of the ancient synagogue where Jesus taught.

Visit Tabgha, the site of the Miracle of Fish and Loaves. Continue to Yardenit Baptismal Site, where the Jordan River leaves the Sea of Galilee towards the Dead Sea.

Note: modest dress (no shorts or sleeveless shirts) and head covering are required for visiting holy sites

Departure: 06:00 from meeting hotel’s lobby in Jerusalem

Drop-off at end of tour: At your hotel in Tel-Aviv

Price: US$ 95 per person

Nazareth

Tiberiasa

Nazareth

Tiberias on the Sea of Galilee

 

Tour D: Pearls of the Western Coast: Caesarea, Haifa, Acre and Rosh Hanikra

Sundays, Tuesdays & Fridays  (06:00-17:00)

Drive along the coastal road to Caesarea, the ancient Roman capital and port, enjoy a walking tour of the ancient theatre, archaeological ruins and excavations.

Continue to Haifa, scenic view of city, port and Bahai Gardens. Continue via Nahariya to Rosh Hanikra to visit the limestone grottoes on the border with Lebanon.

Return via Acre to visit the Crusader and Turkish Underground City and crypt. Walk through the Old City and oriental market, the Arab Mosque and the Old Port.

Departure: 06:00 from meeting  hotel’s lobby in Jerusalem.

Drop-off at end of tour: At your hotel in Jerusalem

Price: US$ 114 per person

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Acre

Haifa – Bahai Gardens

 

Contact

Scientific Organization:  Igor Schapiro or Roi Baer

Registration & Tourist Services: Magali Mizrahi

Diesenhaus-Unitours Incoming Tourism (1998) Ltd.
Conventions Department 
3 Hamelacha Street | P.O.Box 57176 | 61571 Tel-Aviv | Israel

Direct Tel: + 972-3-5651344
Fax: + 972-3-5610152

Email: Magalim@diesenhaus.com

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