Sightseeing and meals as indicated on itinerary<p>
This tour of Israel includes stops in Jerusalem, Tiberias, Nazareth, and other major sites. Click here to see the daily itinerary.
Days 1–5: Jerusalem and its Old City
After an overnight flight, you’ll arrive in Tel Aviv and transfer to Jerusalem.
Take a walking half-day tour of Jerusalem’s Old City, built in the 16th century and encompassing Jewish, Armenian, Christian, and Muslim architectural and cultural districts. Highlights include colorful outdoor bazaars and Mount Zion, where you can see King David’s Tomb.
On your third and fourth days in Jerusalem, you’re free to see the sights at your leisure. Visit the Southern Wall of the Temple on the Mount, or grab some falafel and shawarma at the Mahane Yehuda Market.<p>
Days 6–7: Beit She’an & Tiberias
The tour heads northward to the city of Beit She’an, in the Jordan River Valley. Here, you’ll see ruins of ancient theaters, bathhouses, and stone columns dating as far back at 63 BC.
The tour follows the River Jordan south to the Sea of Galilee, where you’ll explore Capernaum, an abandoned fishing village said to be the home of Saint Peter. You can also see 3rd-century synagogues and an ancient olive press dating back to the 2nd century.
Then, you’ll stop in Tiberias, a historic city located along the Sea of Galilee. Rest in the area’s natural hot springs, which result from the city’s surrounding geothermal activity. Many of the town’s older structures are made from black volcanic rock.<p>
Days 8–9: Nazareth & Haifa
Make your way west en route to the Mediterranean, stopping in Nazareth, home to the Church of the Annunciation, the Middle East’s largest basilica. Inside, ornate mosaics honor the Virgin Mary—the basilica is built above a cave believed to be where an angel told Mary that she would give birth to Jesus.
Not far from the Mediterranean in the town of Haifa lies the spectacular Baha’i Shrine & Gardens, which features 19 meticulously landscaped terraces encircling a shrine made from Italian marble.
The tour heads along the coast to Tel Aviv, where you’ll board a flight back to the United States the next day.<p>
Starting at $1,799, 9-day, 7-night Israel tour for one
20 options available, including departures in June, July, September, October, November, December, January, February, and March from New York
Click here to see all options and departure dates.
Note: All options priced per person and valid for a Travel with a Friend package (two Groupons required), or pay an additional $500 fee to travel solo. Read about package structures here.
Policies and Fees
For all options, book by: 6/4/13
Children 7 or younger not permitted.
Cancellation policy & fees: Redemption occurs upon booking with Gate 1 Travel; no refunds will be processed by Groupon after booking. Airfare non-refundable once ticketed. All cancellations subject to fee of $100 per person; 46-day cancellation notice required or 50% of Groupon price; 30 days or 90%; 2 days or 100% of Groupon price.
Taxes: All airline taxes and fees are included.
Hotel check-in is 4 p.m. If you have an early arrival and want to check-in prior to 4 p.m. you may pre-purchase an additional hotel night.
Hotel check-out is noon. If you have a late departure flight and want to depart later than noon you may pre-purchase a hotel Day Use Room. Please note: Hotel checkout for a Day Use Room is 6 p.m. If you have a flight which requires a longer stay, you may purchase a full night.