Is it safe to travel to Israel?
*If, for any reason, the US State Department issues a travel advisory to Israel AND our agents who live in Israel agree, we will reschedule a trip if it is deemed unsafe to travel there due to political tension.
Will I have a roommate in the hotel?
Yes, the price is based on double occupancy and you can either request a roommate or you’ll be placed with someone close to your age and gender. If you want to request a single room, you can but the price is significantly higher – just let us know if you’d like that option.
How many bags can I carry on and check in?
Each traveler is allowed one carry on (plus a personal item) in addition to being allowed to check 2 bags in for the overseas portion of the trip. However, we ask that you limit it to one check in, if possible, to help us while we’re on the ground in Israel. It’s much easier for you when checking into hotels and saves us room under the bus if as many of us as possible only check in one bag.
What will the weather be like?
When we’re in the Galilee area, the weather will be warm (in the high 60’s and 70’s). When we’re in Jerusalem, the weather can be significantly cooler (50’s and 60’s during the day and even cooler at night). We recommend bringing a warm jacket for the evenings in Jerusalem and a light sweatshirt or sweater for the evening in the Galilee.
Will there be time to shop?
How much money should I bring?
We recommend carrying no more than $200 cash with you. Most places that we visit will take credit cards and there are also cash machines that will take your debit card and give you shekels (the Israeli currency) in return.
Will we swim in the Dead Sea?
Do you provide travel insurance?
No, we don’t provide travel insurance and we leave that up to the individual traveler if they are interested in obtaining that for themselves.
What kind of clothing do you recommend packing?
We encourage people to pack modestly. There will never be a time where you have to ‘dress up’ (so leave the tuxedos and evening gowns at home). While touring, it’s perfectly fine to wear shorts and tee shirts. Jeans are acceptable everywhere we go. There are some sites that require that everyone wears pants and shirts with sleeves and we will let you know which ones they are so that you can dress appropriately on that day. The most important thing to pack is a pair of comfortable walking shoes as we do a lot of walking in the Land.