Israel, Air/9 Nights, From $2,089
Visit Jerusalem, the Dead Sea, Tiberias, and Tel Aviv.
The Real Deal Round-trip airfare from New York City to Tel Aviv; four nights at the Mount Zion Hotel in Jerusalem; one night in the Daniel Dead Sea Hotel near the Dead Sea; two nights at the Ron Beach Hotel in Tiberias; two nights at the Dan Panorama in Tel Aviv; 14 meals; sightseeing in an air-conditioned bus with an English-speaking tour manager and visits to the Jerusalem Old City and Western Wall, Yad Vashem, the Shrine of the Book, Beit Shean, and the Roman port of Caesarea; all entrance fees, fuel surcharges, and transfers; from $2,089—plus taxes and fees of up to $120.
When Jan. 27, Mar. 3, and Mar. 10, 2011.
Gateways New York City; add $70 for Washington D.C.; $179 for Miami; $231 for L.A.; and $287 for Atlanta; additional gateways available.
The Fine Print Does not include taxes and fees of about $120 per person or gratuities. Based on double occupancy; single supplement from $678. Some accommodations may vary (at comparable hotels). U.S. citizens must have a passport valid for at least six months beyond travel dates. Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal.
Book By No deadline; based on availability.
Contact Gate 1 Travel, 800/682-3333, gate1travel.com.
Why It's a Deal A recent Kayak search for round-trip airfare from NYC to Tel Aviv in early March returned a lowest fair of $659 (Iberia). A standard, double room at the Mount Zion Hotel at this time costs about $267 per night, at the Daniel Dead Sea costs about $215 per night, while rooms at the Ron Beach Hotel go for about $160 per night and rooms at the Dan Panorama go for about $236. So, booking separately, you could expect to pay about $1,697 per person. For $512 more, this package provides airfare and accommodations plus 14 meals, sightseeing, guided tours and entrance fees, fuel surcharges, and transfers.
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