Are all gratuities included?
Yes! A generous tip to guides, drivers, hotel staff, and those serving you at applicable sites is included in your tour cost. We pray that this provision is a blessing and a testimony to those who serve you in The Land.
What out-of-pocket expenses should I expect?
Please plan to bring spending money for lunches (about$10- $20per day), sodas, bottled water, and personal expenses such as souvenirs, laundry,or room service.
Is Insurance included in the tour cost?
Baggage, trip cancellation and emergency medical insurance is not included in the tour cost, but is STRONGLY recommended. Information will be provided upon registration.
How much walking will we be doing?
You will average three to five miles of walking per day on your tour. This walking is done in small increments throughout the day and you will have frequent opportunities to rest if needed. To prepare yourself, start walking a little each day. We recommend properly “breaking in” any shoes you plan to wear while touring.
American dollars can be exchanged into local Israeli Shekels easily and locally, and credit cards are accepted by most merchants. Be sure to alert your credit card company before departure that you will be incurring overseas expenses.
Temperatures in Israel could be between 50-80 F during the spring and fall, and 70-90 F during the summer with cooler nights in the mountains and a hot day by the Dead Sea (earth’s lowest point). Possible rain showers.
Bring comfortable shoes and active ware for outdoors, walking, hiking, and swimming. Nicer clothes for evening events if you’d like, though Israel is very casual. Religious sites mandate modest clothing (no shorts, no bare shoulders). We recommend dressing in layers so that you can easily peel some off as the day warms up.
Immanuel Tours has never had to cancel a Tour due to security concerns. You will be safe 24/7 under the care and guidance of qualified and experienced Israeli professionals.
A Professional and experienced Israeli guide will accompany your group from the moment you enter Israel until your departure. They will provide the historical, biblical, cultural, and archeological perspectives for the sites and places we’ll visit, as well as be available for any questions or issues arising during our travels, etc.
Israel is technologically sophisticated, and you’ll have ample access to WiFi and cellular services. You’ll need to secure your own mobile device’s ability to function overseas (if you are interested) with your service provider.
Each traveler needs to be in possession of a valid passport with at least six months to expiration at the time of departure. US and Canadian passports do not require a visa to enter Israel. All other nationalities should check with their consulates
The Israeli power supply is single phase 220 volts at 50 Hertz. Most power sockets in Israel have three pin holes, but many of them will work with double-pin European plugs. Visitors who want to use shavers, traveling irons and other small appliances may need both transformers and adaptor plugs.