Wayne Church 9 Day Israel, A Journey for the Believer
Airfare will be booked when schedules are released at the end of 2019. Estimated airfare from Newark to Tel Aviv is $1410, subject to change until confirmed.
Reservation Deposit: $300 per person due no later than 15 August, 2019
Final Payment: 60 days prior to departure (September 22nd, 2020)
Up until August 15th, 2019: No penalty
August 15th to 101 days prior to departure: $200 per person
100 to 61 days prior to departure: $300 per person
60 to 31 days prior to departure: 75% of cost
30 days or less prior to departure: 100% of cost
For additional information contact:
Susan Scott Ryder M-F Daytime: 610-676-1753 or via email at SScott@seic.com
Or Cell: 484-802-4505 or via email at email@example.com
Optional tours and gratuities.
Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.
Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.
Is This Trip Right for You?
Escorted Package Includes:
- 7 nights accommodations at the following hotels:
- 1 night Tal by the Beach, Tel Aviv, Israel
- 2 nights Ramot Resort Hotel, Galilee, Israel
- 4 nights The Dan Jerusalem Hotel, Jerusalem, Israel
- Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
- Hotel porterage
- All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
- 15 meals: 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 7 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
- Visit the ruins of Caesarea Maritima, where the Pilate Stone was discovered, the only archaeological item that mentions Pontius Pilate
- Ascend Mt. Carmel and enjoy panoramic views of the Jezreel Valley
- Boat Ride on the Sea of Galilee with stops at Ginosar, Capernaum and Tabgha
- Caesarea Philippi, where Peter made his confession of faith in Christ
- Garden of Gethsemane, at the foot of the Mount of Olives
- Visit the Garden Tomb, unearthed in 1867 and considered to be the site of the burial of Jesus
- At Israel Museum, view some of the Dead Sea Scrolls
†Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates
Is This Trip Right for You?
This program is moderately active and done at an easy pace. Expect extensive walking during sightseeing in Jerusalem. Time spent on buses ranges from one to four hours. Please note there is a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee on Day 4. The Masada & Dead Sea tour includes a cable car journey to the top of the mesa. This is a Classic program. For more information, click here.
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*Please note that due to local events, the order of the Jerusalem sightseeing might be altered. Details will be provided locally by your Tour Manager.
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This superior tourist class hotel is situated by the sea in the exciting city of Tel Aviv.Hotel Details
This first class hotel is located at the foot of the Golan, overlooking the magnificent Sea of Galilee.Hotel Details
- Tours purchased while travelling may cost an extra 10% or more
- Tours often sell out. Avoid disappointment
- Save your cash. Credit card processing may not be possible locally
- Travel insurance only covers services purchased prior to departure
- Book Online or call to book these tours up to 1 week before your departure
- The day the optionals operate varies by the day of the week
The full day tour to Masada and the Dead Sea begins with a drive through the Judean Desert and along the shores of the Dead Sea, the lowest place on earth, to Masada, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Ascend the towering desert mesa via cable car to visit the excavations of the fortress of King Herod and last stronghold of the Zealots against the Romans. Here you'll see many of the original structures such as the synagogue and storehouses that have been painstakingly restored by archaeologists. At the base, visit the Museum of Masada that combines archaeological artifacts with a narrated guided tour of the Story of Masada. Then, journey via Ein Gedi to the Dead Sea for an "unsinkable" swim in the buoyant, salty waters.
Approximate tour duration is 9 hours.
|Day #8||01 Apr 2020 - 31 Dec 2020||$97.00|
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This was the best tour I have taken. I have done about 50 tours with many touring companies over the years. The most important thing was the tour director. Mr. Mati, our tour director, is the very best. He not only is very knowledgeable, but he has a rare gift of being able to read the group. He senses when to speed up and when the participants are not fully understanding, to slow up and use examples. The hotels were all centrally located and good. The food was good. The optional trips were priced fairly. The group of 19 people were friendly, intelligent and everyone had a good time. This was my second tour with Gate 1. You are now my number one tour company for my future trips. Keep up the good work!Donald G. San Diego, CA
My wife and I had a safe, wonderful and enjoyable trip to Israel. Our Tour Manager Mati did a great job guiding and directing us. He was very knowledgeable and gave us clear, concise information every stop on our tour. We felt safe in our travels. Our driver Kobi worked in harmony with Mati. We had enough time in every stop to enjoy the significance of each location.The hotels were top notch in Jerusalem, the Dead Sea, the Golan Heights/Galilee and Tel Aviv. Thanks Mati! Thank you Gate 1 Travel!Charles L. Brooklyn, NY
There truly aren't enough words to express how wonderful our trip was to Israel!!! It's like a beautiful dream that has finally come to an end. Being home is so bittersweet!!! I have to say that Gabi, our incredible tour guide helped make the trip so spectacular because of all her knowledge. She was SO FANTASTIC and will never forget her!!! She deserves 5 stars for being THE BEST tour guide ever!!! I have traveled all over the world, and can honestly say that I have never had a tour guide as good as her. She never cut us short, and shared all her wonderful knowledge with us, besides having such a lovely demeanor. I already miss her!!! I have recommended Gate 1 to several people and plan to use them again for future trips. I was totally satisfied with the beautiful hotels we stayed in, places we visited, as well as the food. I must say that the breakfasts in Israel were amazing!!! Gate 1 gets 5 stars for excellence!!!Elissa T. Boca Raton, FL
We had a great time in Jordan and Israel. Both guides were fabulous! The tours ran like clockwork and were so professional. We are very impressed with Gate 1!Julie P. Littleton, CO
It was AMAZING!! We participated in all of the tours, including the optional tours. Every tour was filled with an incredible amount of information as well as beautiful and historical sites. The hotels offered a huge, tasty variety of food for every meal. The best aspect of our tour was our tour guide Henry. His extensive knowledge of history, politics, economics, agriculture, religion and geography kept everyone on our tour captive during his discussions. He also incorporated his personal experiences into everything he talked about which made it even more interesting. He always called us to attention by saying, "My dear friends." We truly felt like his friends. Henry is by far the best tour guide I have ever had in all of my travels.Pamela F. Valparaiso, IN
Our 15 Affordable Israel and Jordan was excellent and fantastic- no words to describe. Our kudos and a salute to our tour guide in Israel Simon and driver Bozz did a good job and also to our guide in Jordan, Omar and driver Sasa. They all did there job. I would like to recommend Gate One Travel to all my friends and see you again Gate One in our future travels!George D. Staten Island, NY
Our trip was phenomenal! Our guide, Tal, really made the trip special as he was a local, friendly, personable, and knowledgeable guide. The pace was perfect; the sites were amazing, and the best part was floating in the Dead Sea. We could not have seen so much without such an organized trip. We feel this was an excellent value for our money, and I look forward to future trips with Gate 1!Kimberly B. Sun City, AZ
We had a truly wonderful trip to Israel and Jordan. I especially wish to commend our tour guides Henry in Israel and Hazim in Jordan. They were efficient, knowledgeable, and extremely helpful to all in our party. We normally travel independently, planning our own itinerary, but in this case we were reluctant to travel to these two countries without experienced guides. We are very happy we traveled with Gate 1.Theresa B. Saint Louis, MO
Once again, Gate 1 does an outstanding job. The trip to Jerusalem (Journey for the Believer) was outstanding. Our guide Sid was great, the information that he was able to present no matter what religion was amazing. The hotels, food, and comfort; everything about it was outstanding. Thank you so much Gate 1, we look forward to our next adventure with you guys.Donald S. McFarland, WI
Best trip ever! This trip exceeded my expectations. Our tour guide, Mika, was a wealth of information ... I would encourage anyone who has ever had a desire to go to Israel, GO! It is very safe to travel there and an experience of a lifetime.Maria F. Loveland, OH
Our trip and tours of Israel was amazing. We were very pleased with the experience through Gate 1. Our tour guide Mika was awesome. She was knowledgeable, personable, friendly and patient. She did a great job explaining history and current facts about each location. She was sensitive to the needs of the individuals in the group. We feel we were blessed to have her leading our group. Because of our wonderful experience, we will look to book through Gate 1 again when traveling abroad. We also may check for Mika’s schedule in the future! Thank you!Frederick M. Indianapolis, IN
It was absolutely fantastic! More than I could dream of it being. Our guide was so knowledgeable, he really made the trip! Hotels were great and the food was plentiful.Sandra C. Charlotte, FL.
The trip was AMAZING!!!! Our tour manager in Israel, Simon, and Omar in Jordan, were extremely knowledgeable. They both really enhanced our Israel and Jordan experience!!!Ivonne B. Boyton Beach, FL
We loved every minute. Our tour guide, Rotem Litov was excellent! He has the historical knowledge and communicated on all levels very well. If we wanted to venture out on our own, he was more than happy to provide suggestions and directions. Our bus driver took great care of us too. The accommodation picks were excellent! I especially loved Mount Zion with the views of the city. I will recommend to all my friends and will also take this tour again.Marcella W. Chillicothe, OH
We really enjoyed our trip to Israel. Everything was perfect. We have the best tour guide Gai Perez. Thank you Gate 1.Maria T. Mundelein, IL
It was one of the best I ever had. Everything was so wonderful. The guide tour guy was exceptional as well as the driver. They were beyond expectation. Every day was so nice that I do not have any particular best day. All days were wonderful. Congratulations Gate 1 I am going to recommended this trip to my friends. Thank you so much Gate 1 for this beautiful trip.Edwin C. Bellflower, CA
Our trip was absolutely fantastic! This is the first time we have done an organised tour, and I cannot praise Gate1 highly enough. The hotels were all top class, the food superb, and the itinerary covered so much ground. It would have been impossible for us to see and do as much had we attempted to do it on our own.. A special mention re our tour guide, Rotem Litov, he was fantastic. His in-depth knowledge and ongoing commentary of the sights we saw was brilliant. I think I learnt more in a week from him than I did studying history at school for four years. He also managed to keep everyone in the group on a tight reign, not an easy job given he was looking after 40 people, so that none of the rest of the group was inconvenienced. We would definitely use Gate1 again, and I would have no hesitation in recommending your company to friends and family.Peter D. Auckland, NZ
Wonderful! Our guide Leor Ilan and our driver Kobi were great! The hotels, food, and excursions were top notch. Thanks for the adventure. It was memorable!Rhonda G. O Fallon, MO
My trip was amazing! I loved my trip to Israel and Jordan... it has become my FAVORITE vacation. Our tour guides were excellent and shared a huge amount of history and information with us. I found everything interesting!Janice D. Uniontown, PA
It was terrific! Gabi was a wonderful guide and managed some quite unpleasant people brilliantly. The tour was excellent and accomodation and food very good throughout. We are looking forward to Russia in October!Judy H. Millers Point, AU
We have just returned home, the trip was very good. We both enjoyed the trip, it was very well run and the accommodation was excellent. The extra tours were will worth doing. Our guide was very professional and well organised. Our group was 90% from USA and we enjoyed there company and stories. We will definitely look at travel with Gate 1 again.William H. Mount Gambier, SA, AU
This is my third trip with your company... first: Morocco, Greece/ Turkey.... and of coarse Isreal. Wonderful experience traveling through all the sites, great hotels, great food, and bus driver & wonderful tour guide, Goti.. made it all worth while. Enjoyed the trip very much. Looking forward to trip # four.Sheila S. Levittown, PA
Wonderful trip. Our guide Henry was absolutely excellent, hotels, transportation and tours were interesting and educational. We are recommending the trip to our friends.David P. Deland, FL
Fantastic trip, Excellent guide, unbelievable sites, great food and a terrific value. Looking forward to more travel. Thanks for an experience we will never forget.Dennis J. South Jordan, UT
Fabulous trip. Short but jam packed. Our tour guide Adina was wonderful and presented information from all perspectives: religious, historical and political. Already booked another trip in Sept. to Greece.Nancy G. Scarborough, ME
It was fantastic! The tour was more than I expected, and our guide Uri Mor was super knowledgable, interesting and personable. One of the best trips ever.Susan P. Escondido, CA
It was GREAT! The guides were very good. The hotels and food were good. Our group was small and everyone got along great. We would highly recommend this trip!Lee O. Fort Dodge, IA
The trip was wonderful! Gate 1 did a wonderful job organizing the trip so my husband and I could relax and enjoy it. Our guide, Rotem, was knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful with planning things during our free time. Rotem always made sure we were taken care of. We look forward to more trips with Gate 1!Moylan F. Atlanta, GA
Our Gate 1 trip to Israel was very good. Ophir, Kobi and Ramsi were excellent guides. They were all knowledgeable, personable and professional. My grandparents are both 80 and they had a blast. This meant a lot to our family and we appreciate all that Gate 1 has done for us.Matthew B. Midland, TX
It was a great trip and provided me with a profound better understanding of the land and history of the holy land as well as of surrounding countries, and our guide was excellent.Sookie Y. Upper Saddle River, NJ
We had a wonderful experience in both Israel and Jordan. Our tour managers, Anat in Israel and Omar in Jordan are extremely knowledgeable. It was a spiritual and educational experience that we will never forget. Our tour managers gave us a thorough historical, cultural and geo political understanding of their countries. Our accommodations were clean and comfortable. Our buses were also clean and comfortable. Our bus drivers were very polite and helpful when getting on and off the bus.Mike L. Albany, NY
Our trip was wonderful. Both tour guides (Adina in Israel and Faddy in Jordan) were great. Listening to Adina was enjoyable, she's a great story teller, full of knowledge. Faddy had a great sense of humor, lot's of knowledge. Both made our trip special. We've traveled with Gate 1 three times now and never had any problems. We would recommend Gate 1 to anyone.Dimitrie K. Ontario, Canada
It was a trip of a lifetime!!! It was so much fun! All your guides are always wonderful but Kazmin (not sure how to spell his name) in Jordan was beyond exceptional. He had the best sense of humor and made Jordan unforgettable!! I am recommending this trip to everyone I talk to :) Thank you Gate 1 Travel for the wonderful memories!!!Stacie R. Federal Way, WA
Physically challenged yet quite an experience, so glad that I did the tour this year while physically fit. Ancient history, cultures & religious faiths are quite amazing. At last I overcome Petra! & Jerusalem was fantastic! Overall, I love it! Thank you again for your excellent service & care.Alice L. Fresh Meadows, NY
The entire trip was very insightful and enjoyable experience from the information provided by the tour guides to the counties visited. It was undeniably the best trip we have ever taken. This trip proved that one must visit a place to truly appreciate it's wonder. We look forward to our next trip with Gate 1 Travel. Thank you again. Hashim who guided us through Jordan and Adina thorough Israel were better than anyone could ever expect.Halina G. Burbank, IL
We had a wonderful time and two great guides. Loved the Marriotts in Jordan. We especially enjoyed Jordan; so much to see that we didn’t realize how much there was beyond Petra. Our guide, Hamiz, was our all-time favorite; he was so knowledgeable and demonstrated a real love and compassion for his country. All the Jordanians we met were so welcoming. We’ve never been thanked so many times for visiting a country.Virginia D. Wdm, IA
It was quite an amazing experience! Everything went smoothly. Thank you for helping me realize my lifelong dream . Israel is so beautiful ! Our guide was very knowledgeable and while he was not a Christian, he showed great respect for our beliefs and traditions. Everyone in our group bonded quickly and enriched the tour.
Gate 1 did a fabulous job !!Maria W. Garden City, NY
Wow. This Israel tour was stupendously marvelous. Our tour guide Adina was amazing. She was very knowledgeable, amicable and wonderful. Always available and very patient. She is very organized as well. The most organized guide I have had.
Israel - the sites you took us through: amazing. We did a lot and I feel I got value for my money. The Kibbutz experience was awesome. The final dinner my goodness, spectacular. We had a great time and met great people.
Looking forward to many more trips with Gate 1. I have been on so so many already and am so happy with Gate 1
Thank you for a wonderful trip to Israel.Naomi C. Suffern, NY
We had a wonderful time at this trip. Everything was well organized and mostly on time. Our tour guide Doran was very knowledgeable and fun to be with. We were happy with the hotels chosen. We will definitely recommend GATE1 to our friends and family. We are looking forward to book our next trip with Gate1.Guenter Z. Tacoma, WA
We had an absolutely fabulous time. We all agreed that Ophir, your guide/manager, helped make it a memorable trip. As a matter of fact we also all agreed that this is what sets Gate 1 apart - wonderful guides who know so much about the locations being visited, the history and the politics. We would go back to Israel in a heartbeat. We loved the food, people, itinerary, which was very physically demanding, but very rewarding. This was a real winner!
Thanks for all your help in making this a great trip.Steven G. Spokane, WA