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15 Day Affordable Israel & Jordan
Tal by the Beach Tel Aviv
Nof Ginosar Galilee
Ron Beach Hotel Tiberias
Prima Royale Hotel Jerusalem
Dead Sea Marriott Resort & Spa Dead Sea
Marriott Petra Petra
Marriott Amman Amman

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Additional Information:
Land only price does not include arrival transfer.

Illuminated Jerusalem, Dinner & Sound & Light Show is not available on May 8 & May 22 departures due to local events.


Accommodation Details:
May 9 & Oct 24 departures will be accommodated at Tal Hotel in Tel Aviv.

Jul 4 departure will be accommodated at Cinema Hotel in Tel Aviv.

Jan 2 departure will be accommodated at Ron Beach Hotel in Galilee.


Entry Requirements:
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?

This program is moderately active and done at an easy pace. Expect extensive walking during sightseeing in Jerusalem. The rest of the tour requires approximately 1 hour walking; however, Petra is a full day of walking on various surfaces. Time spent on buses ranges from 1 to 4 hours. Sightseeing in Wadi Rum is done by a 4x4 vehicle.

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Escorted Package Includes

  • Flights New York-Tel Aviv, Amman-New York
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 13 nights accommodations
    • 2 nights Tel Aviv
    • 2 nights Galilee Region
    • 4 nights Jerusalem
    • 1 night Dead Sea
    • 2 nights Petra
    • 2 nights Amman
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • 20 meals: 13 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 5 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour managers throughout
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Visa to Jordan

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
  • Float in the buoyant, salty waters of the Dead Sea in Jordan
  • Stand atop Mount Nebo, where Moses climbed to see the Promised Land
  • At Madaba, see the vivid 6th century mosaic map of the Holy Land
  • Explore astonishing Petra, the Nabatean city sculpted from rock
  • Travel to Wadi Rum, a surreal desert terrain known as “The Valley of the Moon”
  • Tour the archaeological site of Jerash, known as the “Pompeii of the East”
  • Enjoy a city tour of Amman, capital of the Kingdom of Jordan

†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. The rest of the tour requires approximately 1 hour walking; however, Petra is a full day of walking on various surfaces. Time spent on buses ranges from 1 to 4 hours. Sightseeing in Wadi Rum is done by a 4x4 vehicle.

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DAY 1, Tuesday - Depart for Israel
Depart for Israel

DAY 2, Wednesday - 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, stop at a café and just people-watch! This evening meet your Tour Manager and fellow travelers for an orientation at the hotel
Overnight: Tel Aviv

DAY 3, Thursday - Full Day in 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 theatre to tree-lined Rothschild Avenue known for its distinctive Bauhaus architecture dating back to the 1930s. Dinner is included at a popular Tel Aviv Restaurant
Optional: Panoramic Night Tour of Tel Aviv with Dinner
Overnight: Tel Aviv
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Friday - 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, where you will enjoy dinner as a group
Overnight: Galilee Region
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, Saturday - Full Day in Tiberias
On your day at leisure in Tiberias, 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 starting at the age-old fishing village of Capernaum on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee, home to a celebrated Byzantine-era synagogue and frequently mentioned in the Bible as Jesus' base during his Galilean ministry. Stop at a working kibbutz for a tour, followed by lunch at an authentic Druze restaurant. Continue to Har Bental site of a former Israeli bunker. Finish the day at the ancient site of Banias. Set in the Banias Nature Reserve, one of the most naturally beautiful places in Israel, see ruins of the old city. Afterward, return to the hotel for dinner
Optional: Full Day Capernaum & Northern Galilee with lunch
Overnight: Galilee Region
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6, Sunday - Yardenit, Beit She'an, Jerusalem
Depart from your hotel in Tiberias stop for a tour of 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. This evening, continue to the hotel for dinner
Overnight: Jerusalem
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 7, Monday - Jerusalem Old City Tour*
Begin your walking tour of Jerusalem at the walled Old City with its four distinct sections; the Christian, Jewish, Muslim and Armenian Quarters. Follow the steps along the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, one of the holiest sites in the Christian world. Pass through the narrow alleys and souks to Mt. Zion; visit the Room of the Last Supper and the traditional Tomb of King David. The remainder of the day is on your own. Stroll through the lanes of the Old City, visit the exotic bazaars or, participate in the optional afternoon Jerusalem Old City tour that begins at the Zion Gate. Visit the Cardo, a colonnaded Roman shopping street during the Byzantine period, the Jewish Quarter's Four Sephardic Synagogues and the Burnt House, set ablaze by the Romans. Then, on to the Davidson Center in the Archaeological Park with its exhibits and presentations. Tonight's very special optional evening includes dinner at a popular restaurant, attendance at the spectacular Sound & Light Show at the Tower of David
*Due to local events, the order of the Jerusalem sightseeing might be altered. Details will be provided locally by your Tour Manager
Optional: Half Day Jerusalem Old City - Jewish Quarter (PM)
Optional: Illuminated Jerusalem, Restaurant Dinner and Sound & Light Show (PM)
Overnight: Jerusalem
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Tuesday - Full 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, Wednesday - Full 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. This evening, enjoy a Farewell dinner at a local restaurant
Optional: Full Day Masada & Dead Sea
Overnight: Jerusalem
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 10, Thursday - Travel to the Dead Sea
Depart Israel to begin the tour of Jordan. Transfer from your hotel in Jerusalem and arrive at the Allenby Bridge border. You will be escorted through the border crossing process and then met by your Jordanian Tour Manager. Visa for Jordan is required but arranged free of charge. Israel Departure tax of $26-51 is payable locally.Travel to your hotel in the Dead Sea area, the lowest point on earth. The balance of the day is at leisure to swim in the therapeutic mineral rich waters and sample the Dead Sea's renowned restorative powers. Or, join an optional tour to the village of Bethany, the site of Jesus' baptism by John the Baptist. As it was also where the prophet Elijah ascended to heaven via a chariot of fire. The sites that make up Bethany were part of early Christian pilgrimages between Mt. Nebo and Jerusalem. This evening, enjoy a welcome orientation with your new Tour Manager and traveling companions
Optional: Half Day Bethany
Overnight: Dead Sea
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 11, Friday - Mount Nebo, Madaba, Kerak
After breakfast, travel to Petra. En route, stop at Mount Nebo, the reputed burial site of Moses, overlooking the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea. Continue to the mosaic city of Madaba, where an ancient map of the Holy Land is set into the floor of Saint George's Church. After lunch, travel to Kerak Castle. The striking silhouette of this fortified Crusader town and castle will instantly make you understand why kings and nations utilized the structure for centuries. Arrive in Petra for overnight
Overnight: Petra
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 12, Saturday - Petra City Tour
An astonishing day exploring Petra! Enter the "rose red" city hand-sculpted from a mountain range by the Nabateans in the 3rd century BC. Begin your walk (or ride) through the "Siq", a winding canyon road. At the end, you’ll gaze in total amazement at Petra’s most extraordinary monument - the towering Treasury building rising over 140 feet. Beyond, discover soaring temples, elaborate royal tombs, a theater, burial chambers and water channels - all remnants of a once great Nabatean culture. Today, Petra is both a Jordanian national treasure and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There will be time on your own to further explore Petra before returning to the hotel with a stop at Moses Springs
Overnight: Petra
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 13, Sunday - Wadi Rum Desert, Travel to Amman
Morning departure to Wadi Rum, a surreal desert terrain of ancient river beds, wind-sculpted mountains, vast desert vistas and pastel colored sands. This UNESCO World Heritage Site, often described as the "Valley of the Moon", served as inspiration (and site of the filming) for T.E. Lawrence’s novel, Lawrence of Arabia. Ride in a 4x4 vehicle to explore the valley, with its looming rock faces that seem to grow directly out of the sand and endless skies. Cross the huge red sand dunes and the eroded pillars of sandstone rock known as "The Seven Pillars". Then, a fabulous lunch in an authentic Bedouin tent in the midst of the desert, where you’ll be introduced to "Zarb" - a selection of foods cooked in an oven with hot coals beneath the desert floor. Afterward, travel to your hotel in Amman
Overnight: Amman
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 14, Monday - Full Day in Amman
Enjoy your last day in Jordan at leisure or, join the optional tour to Jerash. Travel north of Amman to the city of Jerash, the best-preserved example of Roman civilization in Jordan. Jerash, was part of the Decapolis (the ten large Roman cities of the East) The city features theaters, churches, temples of Zeus and Artemis, a Nymphaeum and colonnaded street. In the afternoon you have the choice to attend an optional Amman tour. Embark on a tour of the city, often referred to as the "White City" because of the white stone used to build the houses. Amman is among the oldest continually inhabited cities in the world. The tour will take you to the museums, the Citadel, the Roman Amphitheater, the souks, and the city's modern district. Later this evening, a Farewell Dinner with your Tour Manager and travel companions
Optional: Half Day Jerash (AM)
Optional: Half Day Amman (PM)
Overnight: Amman
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 15, Tuesday - Depart Jordan
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Panoramic Night Tour of Tel Aviv with dinner

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 theatre to tree-lined Rothschild Avenue known for its distinctive Bauhaus architecture dating back to the 1930s. To top off the evening, stop for dinner at a popular Tel Aviv restaurant. Enjoy the views and just people-watch!

Approximate tour duration is 2 hours.

Day #3 01 May 2018 - 30 Apr 2019 $55.00
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Full Day Capernaum & Northern Galilee with lunch

Begin your full day tour at the age-old fishing village of Capernaum on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee. It is home to a celebrated Byzantine-era synagogue and frequently mentioned in the Bible as Jesus' base during his Galilean ministry. Stop at a working kibbutz for a tour, followed by lunch at an authentic Druze restaurant. Continue to Har Bental, the site of a former Israeli bunker. Finish the day at the ancient site of Banias. Set in the Banias Nature Reserve, this is one of the most naturally beautiful places in Israel, and see ruins of the old city.

Day #5 01 Apr 2018 - 31 Mar 2019 $75.00
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Half Day Jerusalem Old City Jewish Quarter

The tour of the Old City begins 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.

Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Day #7 01 May 2018 - 30 Apr 2019 $55.00
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Illuminated Jerusalem, Dinner & Sound & Light Show

Jerusalem at night is truly a sight to behold, with the city's magnificent architecture beautifully illuminated. The evening begins with dinner at a popular restaurant. Afterwards, attend the spectacular "Sound & Light" Show at the Tower of David that tells the story of Jerusalem accompanied by original music and virtual reality images. Return to your hotel.

Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

Day #7 24 Jul 2018 - 30 Apr 2019 $69.00
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Half Day Jerusalem New City

View the Supreme Court building and the Knesset, Israel's Parliament, as you drive to visit the stunning 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, to Yad Vashem, Memorial to the Holocaust, on the Mount of Remembrance. Return to your hotel.

Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Day #8 01 May 2018 - 30 Apr 2019 $55.00
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Half Day Bethlehem 2:00 PM

On this excursion, you will leave the State of Israel and cross the border to the Palestinian Authority. You will leave your Israeli guide and driver on the Israeli side, and upon arriving into the West Bank, you will be met by your Palestinian tour guide who will accompany you on this tour to Bethlehem. Large groups will necessarily split into smaller groups utilizing local shuttle buses, which will take you to visit the Church of the Nativity, commemorating the birthplace of Jesus Christ, with many restoration projects instituted throughout the years. The facade of the Church of the Nativity is encircled by the high walls of the three convents: the Franciscan on the northeast side, and the Greek Orthodox and the Armenian Orthodox on the southeast side. A shopping stop for local souvenirs and olive wood handicrafts, a principal source of local income, is included in the tour.

Please note that Bethlehem is located six miles south of Jerusalem in the West Bank and governed by the Palestinian National Authority.
The Church is currently undergoing renovations which are scheduled to continue through 2019. Expect to see scaffolding on parts of the structure, and as work is ongoing, there may be construction noise during normal visit hours. Due to the popularity of the Church, long lines are common and wait time may vary.

Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

Day #8 12 Feb 2018 - 30 Apr 2020 $33.00
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Full Day Masada & Dead Sea

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.

Pick-up and drop-off at the hotel. Approximate tour duration is 9 hours.

Due to renovations at Masada, January departures will visit The Good Samaritan building, Saint Gerasimos, Deir Hajla Monastery and Qumran instead of Masada. The visit to the Dead Sea is still included.

Day #9 01 May 2018 - 30 Apr 2019 $89.00
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Half Day Bethany

This morning, travel to the religious site of Bethany to explore first-hand the foundations of Christianity. The site of John the Baptist's settlement at Bethany where Jesus was baptized has long been known from the Bible and from Byzantine and medieval texts. The site has now been identified on the east bank of the Jordan River in Jordan, only 15 minutes by car from the Dead Sea Hotel. The Bethany area site formed part of the early Christian pilgrimage route between Jerusalem, the Jordan River, and Mount Nebo. This area is also associated with the biblical account of how the Prophet Elijah (Mar Elias in Arabic) ascended to heaven in a whirlwind on a chariot of fire. This is not to be confused with the village of Bethany near Jerusalem, where the Bible says Lazarus was raised from the dead. After the tour transfer back to your hotel.

Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

Day #10 12 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2020 $75.00
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Half Day Amman

Start your Amman sightseeing with a visit to Amman Citadel, located over 400 feet above the city center. Next, view the ruins of Hercules Temple just south of the castle. On to Umayyad Palace where you’ll visit a comprehensive archaeological museum that displays artifacts from Jordan dating back to prehistoric times through the 15th century. The adventure continues while exploring the Roman Amphitheater, considered one of the largest in the Middle East. Its construction dates back to the beginning of the second Century AD. End with a walk in Amman’s downtown markets and city center before heading back to the hotel.

Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Day #14 01 Apr 2018 - 30 Apr 2019 $68.00
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Half Day Jerash

Travel north to the ancient Roman ruins of Jerash, nestled in a valley among the mountains of Gilead. The ruins are one of the largest and best-preserved sites of Roman architecture in the world outside Italy. Here, see what remains of the city which was conquered by General Pompey in 63 B.C. and became part of the Decapolis League, considered to be the ten greatest cities in the Roman Empire. Wander through the colonnaded streets, temples, baths, theaters, plazas, all encompassed within the remaining city walls.

Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Day #14 01 Nov 2017 - 15 Apr 2019 $121.00
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9 Day Israel, A Journey for the Believer, November 2018
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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
Israel, Ancient & Modern Culture, October 2018
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Fabulous!!! Enjoyed it a lot. Ofer, our tour guide/manager was very knowledgeable, fun and very helpful. Learned so many things about Israel. Everything about the trip was wonderful. The smaller Discovery group is so much better and more comfortable. Our driver, Shlomo, was also very good. Another great trip for me!!!

Lourdes K. Encino, CA
9 Day Israel, A Journey for the Believer, July 2018
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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
9 Day Israel, A Journey for the Believer, May 2018
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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.
15 Day Affordable Israel & Jordan, March 2018
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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
8 Day Essential Israel, March 2018
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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
8 Day Essential Israel, March 2018
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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
8 Day Essential Israel, March 2018
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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
11 Day Classic Israel , March 2018
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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
9 Day Israel, A Journey for the Believer, March 2018
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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
14 Day Affordable Israel & Jordan, February 2018
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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
11 Day Classic Israel, February 2018
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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
8 Day Essential Israel, January 2018
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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
10 Day Affordable Israel, January 2018
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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
8 Day Essential Israel, January 2018
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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
13 Day Essential Israel, January 2018
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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
8 Day Essential Israel , January 2018
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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
8 Day Essential Israel, January 2018
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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
14 Day Classic Israel & Jordan, January 2018
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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
13 Day Affordable Israel with Eilat, December 2017
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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
9 Day Israel, A Journey for the Believer, December 2017
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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
8 Day Essential Israel, November 2017
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Awesome. Thank y’all so much for a dream come true trip. Been sharing with many who are so excited to find out more about y’all.

Cindy R. Arlington, TX
11 Day Essential Israel, November 2017
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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
9 Day Israel, A Journey for the Believer, October 2017
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The trip to Israel was way beyond expectations. The flights, accommodations, food, and the Tour Guide, Elon, was phenomenal! His knowledge, professionalism and personality added to an already special time in The Holy Land. This trip has been on my bucket list for some time, and it was well worth the wait.

Gloria E. Menlo, GA
8 Day Essential Israel , November 2017
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My trip was absolutely fabulous! I already referred people who want to go to Israel to contact Gate 1 Travel. The thing I loved was I traveled solo and felt safe throughout my trip from start to finish I had no problems with flight, hotels or tours. Everything was as described and Gate 1 kept in contact about my itinerary up to three days before departure with reminders. I am already planning to return to Israel with a trip to Jordan. Thank you for making my trip of a lifetime memorable!

Gwendolyn J. Spanaway, WA
10 Day Deluxe Israel, November 2017
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It was excellent. Great hotels, excellent guide, VIP service, new bus with expert driver, we liked the very busy itinerary. We received more than our moneys worth.

Scott C. San Diego, CA
15 Day Affordable Israel & Jordan, October 2017
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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
Israel, Ancient & Modern Culture, October 2017
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Exceeded all expectations! Five stars! Tour Guide Mati and driver Kobi were outstanding!

Joyce Lynn A. San Diego, CA
11 Day Classic Israel , October 2017
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Our trip to Israel was such an amazing journey. Everything exceeded our expectations. It was truly a pilgrimage that I will be talking about forever.

Theresa D. Northville, NY
14 Day Classic Israel & Jordan, August 2017
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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
9 Day Israel, A Journey for the Believer, August 2017
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I’d like to thank Gate 1 for my wonderful stay in Israel. The experience was educational, spiritually enriching and fun of course. A lot of the credit goes to our tour guide, Ophir, who was simply amazing. He was very professional and knowledgeable on a lot of topics. He patiently answered questions which I must say were not few. He took very good care of the group and even gave us treats (e.g. fresh pomegranate juice, fresh fig he picked from a fig tree and the tasty halva) and reminded us not to forget our VAT refund . And there was our driver, Kobi, who was always smiling and always happy to welcome us back to his cool bus. Thanks again Gate 1. You’re the best.

Nila V. British Columbia, Canada
9 Day Israel, A Journey for the Believer, August 2017
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The trip was awesome! Our tour guide was great. He was extremely knowledgeable and answered any question that he was asked. Our driver was also great. We felt very safe with him driving. Our accommodations were ok. All in all it was a great experience.

Debra S. Egg Hbr Twp, NJ
11 Day Classic Israel , July 2017
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The trip was fantastic! And the tour manager, Noam, is an exceptional tour manager. His knowledge of Israel is phenomenal and would not hesitate in recommending Gate 1 to our friends and family.

Mario L. VIC, Australia
13 Day Affordable Israel with Eilat, July 2017
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The trip was fantastic. It was a lifetime experience. Our group was very diverse & we all became like a family. Simon, our guide was the best. Very knowledgeable, kind & very friendly. We will definitely book with you again & will highly recommend you to our friends & family.

Fortuna B. West Park, FL
14 Day Affordable Israel & Jordan, July 2017
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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
10 Day Affordable Israel, July 2017
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FABULOUS!!!! Couldn't have been better! Our tour guide, Simon, was incredible!!!! Thanks so much for making our experience to Israel the most amazing trip!!!

Scott F. North Potomac, MD
11 Day Classic Israel , June 2017
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We had a wonderful trip. Loved both our tour directors (Noam and Anat). Great hotels, great restaurants, smooth transportation, wonderful bus driver (Eli). Thanks so much. Our kids had their first trip with you and are already looking at what one they want to do next.

Ruth S. Delray Beach, FL
13 Day Essential Israel with Belgrade, June 2017
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The trip to Israel and Serbia were awesome! More that I even imagined. Everything worked out just perfectly. Will be planning another Gate 1 trip before long.

Ernest D. Pacific Grove, CA
11 Day Classic Israel , June 2017
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Our trip was wonderful. Our guide, Tal, was superb. He was friendly, knowledgeable and had us up early everyday so we were first at the sights and avoided the crowds. I would definitely recommend this tour to all my family and friends.

Stephen O. Stamford, CT
14 Day Classic Israel & Jordan, May 2017
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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
8 Day Essential Israel , March 2017
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My family and I had an amazing trip w/Gate 1. It was our first time doing a tour group, and we were pleasantly surprised. We travel a lot but usually independently and get guides upon arrival. Liat, our tour guide for this trip, was amazing. She's incredibly knowledgeable, enthusiastic and well-prepared. We enjoyed the sites of Israel and would definitely recommend Liat and Gate 1. She was fantastic!

Mailee G. Chicago, IL
15 Day Classic Israel with Eilat, March 2017
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It was wonderful, we were very pleased with your tour company. This was our first time but definitely we are going to travel with you in the near future. I can not praise enough the tour guide Gai, he was first class, considered very knowledgeable and courteous to everyone.

Greta H. Farmington Hls, MI
14 Day Affordable Israel & Jordan, March 2017
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It was excellent...I would recommend it to anyone. Every day was an adventure and every day we were well taken care of. We have memories for the rest of our lives. We could never make a trip like this on our own and with low cost efficiency like this one. You are #1 in the travel business as far as we are concerned!

Raymond O. Darien, IL
14 Day Affordable Israel & Jordan, March 2017
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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
9 Day Israel, A Journey for the Believer, February 2017
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The trip was fabulous!! Arie is a exceptionally wonderful tour guide and teacher!! It was like a full semester of history and archeology in just one week!! Very pleased with all that we saw and learned. Highly recommend this trip. My favorite Gate 1 tour thus far!!

Elizabeth S. Eastham, MA
14 Day Affordable Israel & Jordan, February 2017
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This was my best Gate 1 trip yet. First of all, I loved the Biblical history of both Israel and Jordan; loved the sites and excursions. Petra was awe inspiring; walking the signs of the cross in Jerusalem had so much meaning. The four-wheel drive in the Jordan desert was very interesting, especially teamed with tea and a lunch with the bedouins--I could go on and on. The tour guide in Israel, Uri, was fantastic. I thought that the poor tour guide in Jordan could never compete, but I was wrong. Hazim Mahadin was spectacular as well. Both men had a passion for their countries and their histories. They were always willing to answer questions; always friendly and helpful. It was so refreshing to get different perspectives on the Middle East and its people than what we see on our regular news programs in the US. I will highly recommend Gate 1 and these tour guides to my friends and family. A most memorable trip!! The only downside was the 2:20 am flight out of Amman, but that's a minor complaint. I always feel Gate 1 takes good care of its customers. Thank you!!

Lorena C. Garland, TX
14 Day Affordable Israel & Jordan, February 2017
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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
8 Day Essential Israel, February 2017
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Our trip was really great and the tour guide, Ralph was very informative on history, religion and politics of Israel. We saw so much and the hotels were nice and comfortable.

Linda H. New Bern, NC
11 Day Essential Israel, February 2017
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We had so much fun on this vacation. It's our very first time to join a tour as we usually go on our own but we find this rather a better and stress free way of touring an unfamiliar place. We heard many good things about Gate 1 from fellow tourists who are repeat customers, so we will definitely use Gate 1 again in the future. Thanks for all the work you guys did for us.

Joselito I. Hayward, CA
8 Day Essential Israel , February 2017
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Great trip. Gate 1 was first class throughout. The hotels were nice, the Bus was new, the Tour Guide ... Leor, was informative and funny and we saw a ton of places. I am looking forward to using your services for my next trip.

Chia C. Maplewood, NJ

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