14 Day Deluxe Israel with Eilat on the Red Sea
Air & Land
Optional tours and gratuities.
Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.
Passengers should select flights that arrive no later than 4 PM on Day 2 in order to attend orientation meeting and dinner.
Upon arrival in Israel at Passport Control, you will receive an Israel Border Control / B2 Stay Permit called an "Electronic Gate Pass". Issuance of the pass replaces the need to stamp your passport. The Electronic Gate Pass is your official form of identification in Israel and must be kept in your possession at all times, and will be relinquished once you depart the country. Escorted tour group guests should bring this pass to the Welcome Meeting as your Tour Manager must record information from it to facilitate express hotel check-in during your tour. Failure to provide this pass at check-in will result in mandatory tax.
Hotel check-in is 4 PM. If you have an early arrival and want to check-in prior to 4 PM you may pre-purchase an additional hotel night.
Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.
Is This Trip Right for You?
Escorted Package Includes
- 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 Deluxe accommodations
- 3 nights Tel Aviv
- 2 nights Haifa
- 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†
- Maximum 28 passengers per tour
- 20 meals: 12 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 6 dinners
- Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned vehicles
- Entrance fees per itinerary
- Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
- 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
- Travel to Nazareth, where Jesus spent most of his youth; visit the Basilica of the Annunciation
- Discover timeless Acre (Akko) on a walking tour that takes you into the subterranean city
- 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
- Ascend Masada by cable car to explore the last stronghold of the Zealots
- Relax at a spa hotel and swim in the buoyant waters of the Dead Sea
- Visit Yad Vashem, memorial to the Holocaust; and view the Dead Sea Scrolls in Israel Museum
- A jeep tour along dramatic mountain trails explores the surreal scenery of the Negev Desert
†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. This is a Deluxe program. For more information, click here.
Due to local events and holidays, the order of sightseeing may be changed. Details to be provided locally by Tour Manager.
Gate 1 Travel itineraries may contain suggestions for activities for your leisure time; these suggestions do not constitute a recommendation nor an endorsement of any specific service provider and the decision to participate in any such activities should be made independently.
- Tours purchased while travelling may cost an extra 10% or more
- Tours often sell out. Avoid disappointment
- Save your cash. Credit card processing may not be possible locally
- Travel insurance only covers services purchased prior to departure
- Book Online or call to book these tours up to 1 week before your departure
- The day the optionals operate varies by the day of the week
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.
This tour has limited availability and will sometimes be cancelled on short notice.
|Day #7||01 Jan 2020 - 31 Mar 2023||$72.00|
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 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2022||$288.00|
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