10 Day Deluxe Israel

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10 Day Deluxe Israel
InterContinental David Tel Aviv Tel Aviv
Dan Carmel Haifa
King David Jerusalem Jerusalem
Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem Jerusalem

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Additional Information:
Passengers arriving into Tel Aviv on Day 2 should select flights that arrive no later than 5:00 pm


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.

May 21 departure will stay at King David in Jerusalem.


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 comprehensive, fast-paced trip covers a fair amount of ground each day. For every touring day, expect three to four hours walking where you will encounter uneven surfaces, stairs, steps significant slopes, as well as considerable time standing. Many historical cities have specific driving regulations, with set drop off and pick up points, that result in extra walking to and from the sights.

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Accommodation Details

  • Requests are not guaranteed and are subject to each hotel's discretion and availability

Your Signature Collection 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
  • 8 nights accommodations in well located 5-Star Luxury Hotels
    • 2 nights Tel Aviv
    • 2 nights Haifa
    • 4 nights Jerusalem
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • Maximum 26 passengers per tour
  • 17 meals: 8 breakfasts, 4 lunches with soft drinks, 5 dinners with wine
  • Hotel porterage and complimentary in-room Wi-Fi
  • Comprehensive sightseeing with all entrance fees per itinerary
  • Tour manager throughout
  • Comfortable air-conditioned vehicles
  • Tips for restaurant staff, drivers and local guides
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring

Your Luxury Tour Highlights

Signature Collection blends specially arranged private visits and rich cultural meetings with exceptional personalized services

  • Walking tour of ancient Jaffa, along the winding cobblestone lanes to the Artists' Quarter
  • Visit Tel Aviv's Sarona Market and the Museum at the Yitzhak Rabin Center
  • Tour the astounding archaeological site of Caesarea, with its Roman and Crusader ruins
  • Discover timeless Acre (Akko) on a walking tour that takes us into the subterranean city
  • Travel to Nazareth, where Jesus spent most of his youth; visit the Basilica of the Annunciation
  • In the Galilee, view the ancient Jesus Boat, an archaeological treasure reclaimed from the sea
  • Visit Jerusalem’s Jewish Quarter, Western Wall, and the astonishing Western Wall Tunnels
  • Follow the Via Dolorosa through the souks of the Old City to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre
  • Visit Yad Vashem, memorial to the Holocaust; and view the Dead Sea Scrolls in Israel Museum
  • In Bethlehem, visit the Church of the Nativity, built to commemorate the birth site of Jesus

Your Signature Experiences

  • VIP services assist you through formalities upon arrival and departure in Tel Aviv
  • A private visit to the fascinating Ilana Goor Museum acclaimed for its unique art collection
  • Private vineyard experience with wine tastings
  • Exclusive cultural conversation about Israeli traditions and challenges
  • Exclusive culinary adventure at the Machane Yehuda Market led by a local "shuk" expert
  • Magical evening at the Tower of David "Sound & Light" Show
  • A unique Biblical cuisine dinner in Jerusalem using spices and herbs from ancient times
  • Exclusive! Relax in the Dan Lounge before boarding your departure flight

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

Is This Trip Right for You?

This comprehensive, fast-paced trip covers a fair amount of ground each day. For every touring day, expect three to four hours walking where you will encounter uneven surfaces, stairs, steps significant slopes, as well as considerable time standing. Many historical cities have specific driving regulations, with set drop off and pick up points, that result in extra walking to and from the sights.


All of your needs are met and exceeded on this luxury tour of Israel. Enjoying the company of no more than twenty-four travelers per group, tour participants travel in comfort and style. Travelers are accompanied by a professional tour manager who will introduce you to historic and modern Israel, as you visit the most iconic sites and some that few will ever see. And at the end of each day, you’ll retire to hotels chosen for their comfort as well as location. Welcome to Israel with Signature Collection.


DAY 1, Tuesday - Depart for Israel
Depart on your flight to Tel Aviv, Israel

DAY 2, Wednesday - Arrive in Tel Aviv
Welcome to Israel! Upon arrival at Ben Gurion Airport, VIP Services have been arranged to assist you through formalities. At your sophisticated hotel overlooking a seaside park, rest, relax and acclimate to your new time zone. Tonight, meet your Tour Manager and fellow travelers at a Welcome Reception 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 - Ancient Jaffa, Ilana Goor Museum, Sarona Market, Rabin Center
A morning walking tour introduces you to the ancient port city of Jaffa (Joppa), eternally linked with the biblical tales of Jonah and St. Peter. Tour the ancient ruins, continuing along the winding cobblestone lanes to the reconstructed Artists' Quarter. View the breathtaking landscape of the shoreline of Tel Aviv and the Mediterranean coast before our visit to the fascinating Ilana Goor Museum. Located in an 18th-century building that once served as the first Jewish inn for pilgrims on the way to Jerusalem. This unique museum is acclaimed for its extraordinary collection of international works of art, alongside Goor’s original creations. On to the dynamic Sarona Market complex, the heart of Israel’s culinary art scene, before lunch on your own. A drive then reveals the contrasting architecture of this city on the sea; pausing to admire some of the city’s splendid Bauhaus buildings- more than any other city in the world. Continue to the Israeli Museum at the Yitzhak Rabin Center chronicling the life of the late Prime Minister and the development of the State of Israel. Tonight dinner is at a local Tel Aviv restaurant
Overnight: Tel Aviv
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 4, Friday - Caesarea, Wine Tasting, Haifa
On the drive north along the scenic Mediterranean coast we reach spectacular Caesarea, built by King Herod, considered one of the greatest builders of the ancient world. Explore this archaeological site with its Roman and Crusader ruins, including an impressive 1st-century theater still being used today and a hippodrome that once held over 20,000 people for chariot races. Afterward, we arrive at a family-owned vineyard and enjoy tastings of the many types of wine. After a lunch, on to the shimmering seaport city of Haifa, ascending to our hotel perched atop the Carmel Mountains. After time to settle in, an exclusive specially arranged cultural event. We’re invited to join a prominent Arab guest speaker for a conversation about the traditions and challenges of life in Israel. Dinner together follows at a popular restaurant
Overnight: Haifa
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5, Saturday - Baha’i Shrine, Nazareth, Acre (Akko), Rosh Hanikra
This morning, sightseeing begins viewing the panorama of the meticulously manicured gardens and striking golden dome of the Baha’i Shrine, named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After, we travel to Nazareth, the sacred town where Jesus spent most of his youth; visit the Basilica of the Annunciation. Lunch at a local restaurant before journeying to the timeless city of Acre (Akko), once a capital of the Crusaders, and their last stronghold in the Holy Land. Once here, journey inside the walls of the Old City, which are a superb example of Ottoman architecture. A walking tour then takes us into the ancient subterranean city, the Knight’s Hall, the citadel and other monuments recalling the colorful Middle Ages. Finally, a scenic drive takes you to the rugged terrain of the northernmost tip of Israel and the gleaming white cliffs of Rosh Hanikra. Here, descend by cable car to the astonishing underwater grottoes and sea caves, a magical world of nature in all of its splendor. On your return to Haifa, enjoy the rest of the evening at leisure
Overnight: Haifa
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 6, Sunday - Sea of Galilee Capernaum, Mount of Beatitudes, Jerusalem
Travel via verdant rolling hills to the tranquil Sea of Galilee. The drive then takes us past kibbutzim that dot the area – the very beginning of Israel’s concept of collective communities traditionally based on agriculture. An unforgettable opportunity to visit a working kibbutz and get acquainted with everyday life in this rural community. At the Yigal Alon Museum, view the 2,000-year-old ancient Sea of Galilee Boat, also known as the Jesus Boat, an archaeological treasure reclaimed from the depths of the sea. At Capernaum, view the ruins of an ancient synagogue dating back to the 6th century. Proceed to the Mount of Beatitudes, site of the Sermon on the Mount, where you stand in wonder at the expansive views of the entire region. Afterward, a unique lunch at one of the foremost Arab fusion restaurants. The day is capped by our entrance to "golden" Jerusalem. Time to settle in at our deluxe Jerusalem hotel, superbly positioned in the heart of the city before we dine à la carte at a restaurant overlooking the walls of the Old City. Enjoy the rest of the evening in the hotel with its rich heritage and stylish ambiance
Overnight: Jerusalem
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7, Monday - The Old City of Jerusalem, Tower of David
The exploration of Jerusalem, one of the oldest and holiest cities in the world, begins in the Jewish Quarter. Walk along the Cardo, the colonnaded main street of Roman and Byzantine Jerusalem, once bordered by stately columns and lined with shops. Enjoy lunch on your own at a local café before a visit to the renowned Davidson Center where you’ll enter another world of this city’s glorious past, showcased through advanced visualization technology. Then to the Western Wall of the Second Temple, and the holiest prayer site of Judaism. You may leave a prayer note in the crevices of the wall as people of many religions have done for centuries. Your visit continues with a walk through centuries of history in the astonishing Western Wall Tunnels. Our day in the Old City concludes with a dinner at the Eucalyptus Restaurant, serving a modern interpretation of biblical cuisine - all the spices and herbs used are grown (as in ancient times) in the surrounding hills of Jerusalem. Dinner is followed by a remarkable evening at the Tower of David. Watch the ancient Citadel walls come to life in a breathtaking sound and light show that tells the story of Jerusalem
Overnight: Jerusalem
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8, Tuesday - Yad Vashem, Israel Museum, Machane Yehuda Market tour
This morning, we visit Yad Vashem, a memorial to the Holocaust. Walk through the Museum, the Children’s Pavilion and along the Avenue of the Righteous, dedicated to Christians who rescued Jews during the Holocaust. Afterward, drive via the Supreme Court Building and the Knesset (Parliament) to the renowned Israel Museum. View the remarkable Scale Model, a miniature replica of ancient Jerusalem from the Second Temple period and the Shrine of the Book, where the Dead Sea Scrolls are housed. An exclusive culinary adventure follows at the bustling Machane Yehuda Market. A local "shuk" expert takes you step-by-step to the best food stalls in the market. The delectable lunch is a fantastic blend of home-grown flavors and fresh cooked tasty delights. The evening is yours at leisure to explore Jerusalem
Overnight:Jerusalem
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 9, Wednesday - Via Dolorosa, Church Holy Sepulchre, Bethlehem, Farewell Dinner
We return to the Old City this morning to follow the path of the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the holiest Christian site in the world, believed to encompass the sites where Jesus was crucified and the tomb where he was buried and resurrected. After lunch on your own, choose to explore some of Jerusalem’s diverse neighborhoods on your own or, join the tour to Bethlehem that includes a visit to the Church of the Nativity, a basilica built above the site that traditionally marks the birthplace of Jesus.* During your Farewell Dinner on this last evening in Israel, share wonderful memories of your journey with newfound friends
*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.
Overnight: Jerusalem
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 10, Thursday - Depart Israel
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight. VIP services expedite departure formalities with time to relax at the exclusive Dan Lounge before boarding the flight
Meals: Breakfast

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It was a great experience. Usa is an excellent tour manager and we were very lucky to have a very congenial group of travelers. Among the local guides, Sopai, in Cambodia stood out the best to us. His English language skills were excellent and his knowledge of history and culture were extensive. His personality is well suited to teaching small groups.

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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
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.

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13 Day Deluxe Spain & Portugal, August 2017
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We had an absolutely great trip. Gate 1 did a fabulous job handling everything. The hotels were all very nice as well. I would like to give all the compliments and praise in the world to Luis. He was an absolutely amazing tour manager and person and handled the crew so well. He really added to the trip.

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17 Day Deluxe Southeast Asia, February 2017
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The trip was terrific. We loved everything about it and are looking forward to our next Gate 1 trip. Would like to mention how wonderful our tour manager was. Kit saw to every detail and did it with a smile. Also two local guides, Buffalo and Tran, were fantastic. They were very knowledgeable and shared their stories with us which really made the trip come alive. We commend you on providing us with such talented and personable guides.

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It was amazing in every way! Wonderful itinerary and experiences, superb hotels, great companions and the best leader ever. We couldn't be more pleased and look forward to taking more Signature trips.

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Everything was terrific - Gate 1 has fantastic guides, a great hotel selection and weather was perfect. The best trip we've taken - appreciate all you did to make it happen. The group we were with were all nice folks - and we meshed with several - so all in all a great trip.

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Although we have traveled with Gate 1 previously, this was our first Signature Collection trip. The trip met or exceeded our expectations in every way. We were impressed with the quality of the tours, the accommodations, and the restaurants. We are especially grateful to our outstanding Tour Manager, Alok, His extensive knowledge helped us appreciate India's culture and history and added so much to our enjoyment of the attractions and sights of the tour. We also appreciated Alok's attention to detail: visiting major attractions at the best possible times; checking menus before included meals; and smoothing our way through airports and rest stops. In addition to being an outstanding Tour Manager, Alok was great company throughout the trip. We would strongly recommend this tour to anyone who has an interest in visiting India.

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It was a great trip and we are glad we did it. The weather was a bit cool and overcast, but it didn't dampen our spirits! At least the rain was minimal. Dawn, a British lady, was our tour guide/manager and she was OUTSTANDING!!!!! She deserves an A plus! Still in "recovery mode". Lots of great memories!

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14 Day Deluxe Ireland, August 2016
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Alecoque was an extremely competent and able tour manager. She provided great insight into Ireland's history and current political situation within the Eurozone. She was warm, friendly, professional, knowledgeable, positive, and treated each participant with the same degree of respect and attention. Likewise, John, the driver, was a great addition to the team. His expertise driving a large sized bus down narrow country roads and busy city streets was amazing. Always we felt safe and secure with his driving. The hotels, meals, local tour and guides, and scenic drives were all outstanding. For us, who have travel many times with Tauck, the tour far surpassed our expectations. We have NO COMPLAINTS. Please don't change a thing because you have a winning product. With Alecoque and John at the helm you can't go wrong with this tour. We would love to take it again!

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