14 Day Affordable Israel with Eilat

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Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.

Passengers with a 1-day tour to Petra: Gate 1 will obtain a Jordan visa locally for approximately $60 as long as your passport information is provided to the Israel Tour Manager at least 48 hours in advance. This is in addition to the border taxes & fees.


Accommodation Details:
Hotel check-in is 4:00 pm. If you have an early arrival and want to check-in prior to 4:00 pm you may pre-purchase an additional hotel night.

Hotel check-out is 12:00 pm. If you have a late departure flight and want to depart later than 12:00 pm you may pre-purchase a hotel Day Use Room. Hotel checkout for a Day Use Room is 6:00 pm. If you have a flight which requires a longer stay, you may purchase a full post night.


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 minimally active, unless all optional tours are selected. If so, this moderately active program covers a good amount of ground each day. Expect extensive walking during sightseeing in Jerusalem. The pace is moderate, however a majority is over uneven surfaces, stairs and steps. Please be aware that if taking the Masada & Dead Sea optional tour the journey to the top of the mesa is via cable car. This is a Classic program. For more information, click here.

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Escorted Package Includes

  • Round trip flights New York-Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv-New York
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 12 nights accommodations
    • 3 nights Tel Aviv
    • 2 nights Galilee Region
    • 4 nights Jerusalem
    • 3 nights Eilat
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • 16 meals: 12 breakfasts, 4 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager per itinerary
  • 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
  • Journey south to Kibbutz Sde Boker, former home and resting place of David Ben Gurion
  • Visit Mitzpe Ramon, with its lunar-like landscape and imposing crater
  • Spend three days in Eilat, Israel's energetic resort on the Red Sea

†Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

Is This Trip Right for You?

This program is minimally active, unless all optional tours are selected. If so, this moderately active program covers a good amount of ground each day. Expect extensive walking during sightseeing in Jerusalem. The pace is moderate, however a majority is over uneven surfaces, stairs and steps. Please be aware that if taking the Masada & Dead Sea optional tour the journey to the top of the mesa is via cable car. This is a Classic program. For more information, click here.

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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 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, Thursday - 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 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 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, 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
Optional: Half Day Jerusalem Old City - Jewish Quarter (PM)
Optional: Illuminated Jerusalem, Restaurant Dinner and Sound & Light Show (PM)
Overnight: Jerusalem
Meals: Breakfast
*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

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 - Sde Boker, Mitzpe Ramon, the Resort City of Eilat
Journey south through the stark Negev Desert to pass by Sde Boker, the final home and resting place of David Ben Gurion, Israel's founder and first Prime Minister. Make a visit to his grave. Then, to Mitzpe Ramon, with its lunar-like landscape and an imposing crater that dates back 220 million years. Stop at the state-of-the-art Visitor's Center for an overview of this extraordinary geological phenomenon. At the end of the day, arrive in Eilat, Israel's southernmost city at the northern tip of the Red Sea, surrounded by stunning cliff and desert scenery. After a stop at a shop selling locally produced Eilat stone products, continue to your hotel in Eilat and spend time at leisure. Tonight, treat yourself to dinner at one of the trendy local restaurants, take part in the vibrant night scene, and enjoy the friendly, welcoming atmosphere
Overnight: Eilat
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 11, Friday - Full Day in Eilat
The day in Eilat is yours to independently discover the city on your own. Or, participate in the optional tour to the spectacular "rose-red" city of Petra in Jordan. It's truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see this amazing city carved completely out of stone. Considered one of Jordan's greatest national treasures, the ancient city is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your tour of Petra begins with a short walk through the narrow gorge known as the "Siq", in the shadow of massive red and pink rock walls that leads to the astonishing Treasury monument. After lunch and visits to the soaring temples, palaces and theater in this expansive city return to Eilat via the surreal sandstone scenery of Wadi Rum
Optional: Full Day Petra with lunch (AM)
Overnight: Eilat
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 12, Saturday - Full Day in Eilat
Spend the morning enjoying Eilat's completely transparent turquoise waters. Diving and snorkeling is so easy, as the underwater life can be seen clearly, including famous corals, rare species of fish and more. An optional morning excursion is offered to nearby King Soloman's Mines with its towering sandstone columns and historical Timna Park; copper ore has been mined here since the kingdom of biblical King Solomon. View the distinctive rock formations and the ancient ruins dotted throughout the valley, uniquely formed by man and nature. View the exciting multimedia presentation, "Mines of Time", where the pharaohs, kings, queens and quarriers, who knew this region millennia ago comes alive. A large section of the valley, containing ancient remnants of copper mining and ancient worship, is encompassed in this large recreational park. Return to Eilat for the rest of the day at leisure
Optional: King Solomon's Mines & Timna Park
Overnight: Eilat
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 13, Sunday - Drive to Tel Aviv
It's back to Tel Aviv today, traversing the Arava Highway, climbing 1,200 feet to the desert cities of Dimona and Beer Sheva, capital of the Negev. Travel via the seaport city of Ashdod or coastal Ashkelon, arriving in Tel Aviv in the afternoon. On this last day in Tel Aviv, there's still opportunity to enjoy the pleasures of this modern cosmopolitan city. In Jaffa, search the boutiques for hand-wrought silver jewelry, woven articles, or colorful woven gifts. Savor a tasty felafel at the Carmel Market, or visit some of the museums sites that made this city so unique. An evening stroll along the "tayelet" (promenade) is the perfect way to say Shalom to Israel. Stop for dinner at a seaside restaurant, or just relax at a nearby café
Overnight: Tel Aviv
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 14, Monday - 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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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 Apr 2020 - 31 Dec 2020 $57.00
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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..

Approximate tour duration is 9 hours.

Day #5 01 Apr 2020 - 31 Dec 2020 $79.00
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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 Apr 2020 - 31 Dec 2020 $57.00
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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 01 Apr 2020 - 31 Dec 2020 $72.00
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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 Apr 2020 - 31 Dec 2020 $57.00
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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 01 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 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.

Approximate tour duration is 9 hours.

Day #9 01 Apr 2020 - 31 Dec 2020 $97.00
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Full Day Petra with lunch

Petra was first established around the 6th century by the Nabatean Arabs, a nomadic tribe who settled in south Jordan more than 2000 years ago. The tour begins at the Tourist Center at the entrance of the narrow (1 Km) "Siq" with its towering rock walls. At the end of the gorge, view the magnificent and dramatic facade of the most famous monument in Petra -- the Treasury. Various walks and climbs reveal literally hundreds of buildings, facades, baths, funerary halls, soaring temples, royal tombs, markets, paved streets, as well as the 3000 seat theatre from the early 1st century. Lunch will be provided during the tour. After completing border formalities, transfer to your hotel in Eilat.

Approximate tour duration is 11.5 hours.

For those on the One Day Petra optional tour, a fee of approximately US $65, for border taxes and service fees, must be paid locally. In addition, a visa for Jordan costing $60 must be obtained before crossing the border. This visa can be arranged and paid locally if passport information is received by your Israeli tour manager at least 48 hours in advance. This visa is in addition to the border taxes and fees. Alternatively, please contact your local Jordan Embassy. Please note this tour requires approximately 4 miles of walking.

Day #11 01 Apr 2020 - 31 Dec 2020 $288.00
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King Solomon's Mines & Timna Park

Morning excursion to nearby King Solomon's Mines with its towering sandstone columns and historical Timna Park; copper ore has been mined here since the kingdom of biblical King Solomon. View the distinctive rock formations and the ancient ruins dotted throughout the valley, uniquely formed by man and nature. View the exciting multimedia presentation, "Mines of Time," where the pharaohs, kings, queens and quarriers, who knew this region millennia ago comes alive. A large section of the valley, containing ancient remnants of copper mining and ancient worship, is encompassed in this large recreational park. Return to Eilat.

Approximate tour duration is 3.5 hours.

Day #12 01 Apr 2020 - 31 Dec 2020 $67.00
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8 Day Essential Israel, March 2019
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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
8 Day Essential Israel, March 2019
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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
15 Day Affordable Israel & Jordan, March 2019
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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
8 Day Essential Israel, March 2019
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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
15 Day Classic Israel & Jordan, January 2019
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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
9 Day Israel, A Journey for the Believer, January 2019
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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
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, November 2018
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Fabulous. We couldn’t ask for anything better!! The tour guide Simon was the best and made us all feel welcome and special. Our bus driver Mottie was great and we felt very safe when he drove. He was very skilled. Simon’s knowledge was over the top. He explained so much to help us understand everything we saw and shared many personal stories with us. We were sorry to end our tour. This was truly a once in a lifetime adventure. Would recommend Gate 1 and Simon in a heartbeat.

Sheila S. Brooklyn, NY
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
15 Day Deluxe Israel with Jordan, October 2018
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Our trip was fantastic..every detail of it! The guides were informative, the hotels superb and the food was marvelous. The extras made the trip more interesting. Overall...we give Gate 1 top ratings!

Diane Z. Lincolnshire, IL
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

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