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Tour Itinerary

DAY 1, Sunday - Depart for Israel
Depart for Israel

DAY 2, Monday - Arrive in Tel Aviv
Arrive in Tel Aviv; transfer to your hotel in this vibrant city, known as Israel's "playground on the sea." Balance of the day is at leisure to rest, relax and acclimate to your new time zone. Perhaps, walk along the bustling beachfront promenade and stop at a café. This evening, attend an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager and fellow travelers at approximately 7 PM. We recommend that you select flights which arrive in your destination no later than 5 PM on day 2 of the itinerary or earlier, if possible
Overnight: Tel Aviv

DAY 3, Tuesday - City Tour of Tel Aviv
Start with a visit to Jaffa (Joppa), the ancient port city linked with biblical stories of Solomon, Jonah and St. Peter. Tour the ancient ruins and walk to the beautifully reconstructed Artists' Quarter. From atop the hill, stop to admire breathtaking panoramic views of the Mediterranean coast and Tel Aviv. Continue to trendy Neve Tzedek (Tel Aviv's "Soho"), the first neighborhood constructed outside of Jaffa and to HaTachana, a renovated Ottoman train station converted to a vibrant entertainment complex. Balance of the day is at leisure, or join the optional Panoramic Night Tour of Tel Aviv. Get acquainted with this vibrant and cosmopolitan city on this panoramic tour that begins on bustling Ibn Gvirol Street and travels to Yitzhak Rabin Square with its memorial to the late Israeli Prime Minister. Continue past the Mann Auditorium and Habima, Israel's national theater to tree-lined Rothschild Avenue known for its distinctive Bauhaus architecture dating back to the 1930s. Conclude the tour with dinner at a popular Tel Aviv restaurant
Optional: Panoramic Night Tour of Tel Aviv with Dinner
Overnight: Tel Aviv
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Wednesday - Caesarea, Nazareth, Northern Israel
Begin the day with a drive north along the crystal-blue waters of the Mediterranean coast to ancient Caesarea; see the astounding Roman, Byzantine and Crusader ruins and the 2000-year-old theater. At the Visitor's Center, view the informative multi-media presentation before departing for Nazareth. Drive through the rolling Galilean hills to the sacred town where, according to tradition, Jesus spent his childhood and youth; visit the Church of the Annunciation. Continue to your hotel for dinner and overnight
Overnight: Galilee Region
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, Thursday - Day in the Galilee Region
On your day at leisure in the Galilee Region, mix the serene quiet of the pristine Sea of Galilee, the largest freshwater lake in Israel, with nature, history, and religion. Don't miss the optional full day tour to Upper Galilee & Golan Heights with lunch to understand more about the area. Afterward, return to the hotel for dinner
Optional: Full Day Upper Galilee & Golan Heights with lunch
Overnight: Galilee Region
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6, Friday - Yardenit, Beit She'an, Jerusalem
Depart from your hotel in Tiberias and stop for a tour of a local diamond factory and showroom. After travel to the Jordan River, considered one of the world's most sacred rivers. Visit the popular baptismal site of Yardenit. Head south via the Jordan Valley and reach the impressive archaeological site of Beit She'an, an ancient city dating back to King Saul; see the remains of an ancient Roman city and the ongoing excavations. Before getting to Jerusalem, a stop just outside the city provides a scenic panoramic view. Continue to the hotel in Jerusalem for dinner and overnight
Overnight: Jerusalem
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 7, Saturday - Day in Jerusalem
A full day to discover this fascinating city on your own. In Jerusalem, one of the oldest and holiest cities in the world, there are endless opportunities to explore. A walk through the city's colorful neighborhoods reveals a diverse blend of traditional and modern cultures. Or, join the fascinating optional full day tour to Masada and the Dead Sea that begins with a drive along the shores of the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth, to Masada. Ascend by cable car to the top of these heroic heights; listen to the brave tale of the Zealots who chose to perish rather than live under Roman rule. Visit the archaeological sites including the remains of Herod's Palace, a synagogue, bath houses, dwellings, and workshops. After a visit to the Museum of Masada at the base, drive to the Dead Sea for a swim in the salty and buoyant waters before returning to Jerusalem. Tonight's very special optional evening includes dinner at a popular restaurant, attendance at the spectacular Sound & Light Show at the Tower of David
Optional: Full Day Masada & Dead Sea
Optional: Illuminated Jerusalem, Restaurant Dinner and Sound & Light Show (PM)
Overnight: Jerusalem
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Sunday - Day in Jerusalem
Visit the contrasting New City on the optional Jerusalem New City tour. Drive via the Supreme Court building and the Knesset, Israel's Parliament, to the Israel Museum. Here, view the Shrine of the Book where the Dead Sea Scrolls are housed and the miniature model of Jerusalem during Second Temple period. Then, on to Yad Vashem, Memorial to the Holocaust, on the Mount of Remembrance. The optional afternoon tour to Bethlehem includes a visit to the Church of the Nativity, commemorating the birthplace of Christ. A stop for local olive wood handicrafts is included
Optional: Half Day Jerusalem New City (AM)
Optional: Half Day Bethlehem (PM)
Overnight: Jerusalem
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 9, Monday - Day in Jerusalem
Visit the Old City on the optional Jerusalem Old City tour. Begin at the Zion Gate, where provisions for the Jewish Quarter were smuggled during the War of Independence. Walk to the Cardo, the ancient Roman Street that was the main shopping area during the Roman and Byzantine Periods. Visit the Jewish Quarter and view the four Sephardic Synagogues, each one built separately to fit the needs of the Sephardic community at the time of its construction. Next, tour the Herodian Quarter, an area once populated by aristocratic families and Temple priests. Lastly, tour the Southern Wall excavations and visit the Davidson Center in the Archaeological Park. This evening, enjoy a Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant
Optional: Half Day Jerusalem Old City (AM)
Overnight: Jerusalem
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 10, Tuesday - Depart Israel
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

Due to local events and holidays, the order of sightseeing may be changed. Details to be provided locally by Tour Manager.

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Countries Visited

Israel

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Inclusions

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Escorted Package Includes

  • Round trip flights New York-Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv-New York
    Other departure cities available.
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 8 nights accommodations
  • 2 nights Tel Aviv
  • 2 nights Galilee Region
  • 4 nights Jerusalem
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • 12 meals: 8 breakfasts, 4 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring

  • Special Features

  • Tour the astounding Roman, Byzantine and Crusader ruins at ancient Caesarea
  • Visit the Church of the Annunciation and Mary's Well in sacred Nazareth
  • In Tiberias, enjoy the pristine Sea of Galilee, the largest freshwater lake in Israel
  • At the Jordan River stop at the popular baptismal site of Yardenit
  • Discover Jerusalem's astonishing walled Old City
  • †Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

    Not Included:
    Optional tours and gratuities.


    Additional Information:
    Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.

    Passengers should select flights that arrive no later than 5 PM on Day 2 in order to attend welcome meeting and orientation.

    Upon arrival in Israel at Passport Control, you will receive an Israel Border Control / B2 Stay Permit called an "Electronic Gate Pass". Issuance of the pass replaces the need to stamp your passport. The Electronic Gate Pass is your official form of identification in Israel and must be kept in your possession at all times, and will be relinquished once you depart the country. Escorted tour group guests should bring this pass to the Welcome Meeting as your Tour Manager must record information from it to facilitate express hotel check-in during your tour. Failure to provide this pass at check-in will result in mandatory tax.


    Accommodation Details:
    Hotel check-in is 4 PM. If you have an early arrival and want to check-in prior to 4 PM you may pre-purchase an additional hotel night.

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    Accommodations

    Cinema Hotel
    This superior tourist class hotel, originally one of the first theaters of Tel Aviv, is located on Dizengoff Circle.

    Nof Ginosar
    The first class kibbutz hotel is located on the shores of the Sea of Galilee, less than 20 minutes from Tiberias.

    Prima Royale Hotel
    This tourist class hotel is centrally located in the Talbieh district, the heart of Jerusalem.

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    Questions & Answers

    Question: What is the difference between a guided tour and an escorted tour? Also, the difference between Budget and Luxury? What is the difference in accommodation?

    A guided tour uses local hosts at each hotel to help arrange your day whereas an escorted tour is run entirely by a single tour director. Budget tours are generally 3 stars with hotels located outside the city center and Luxury tours are 5 stars with premium hotels located in the heart of the city.

    Question: How many travellers in one group and bus size?

    Gate 1 uses an industry standard fully air-conditioned motor coach. The average group size for a Gate 1 escorted tour is 38 to 44 guests.

    Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

    Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

    Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

    Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

    Customer Reviews

    Overall Rating
    3.8
    Accommodations
    2.8
    Itinerary
    4.5
    Professional Staff
    4.5
    Repeat with Operator
    3.7
    Value for Money
    3.5

    Ratings based off 11 reviews - currently showing 5 reviews with comments only

    Gai was the best tour guide we have had the pleasure of travelling with.

    Reasonable base price, convenient hotel locations and an excellent guide.

    Hary was the agent and he was knowledgeable, helpful, and responsive. Tour guide was Simon and he was very good. Driver was Offer and he was very good as well. Tours were well organized and very well coordinated. The hotels were rated as 4 stars and they were not consistent with the ratings. A more accurate description was 2.5 or 3 stars at best and had they been accurately disclosed we could have made informed decision to upgrade. Unfortunately that was not how it played out.

    Gate 1 always has excellent, knowledgeable tour managers.

    Our biggest disappoint was hotels, particularly in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. These were more of 3 to 3-1/2 star rating. fellow passengers who had taken Gate 1 tours more than 7 times were also disappointed and had same complaints about the hotels. Rooms were small and services were not up to par.

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