All airlines flying to Israel allow passengers flying in Economy class to check one suitcase under the plane and take one carry on and one personal bag on to the plane. The allowance for Business Class is generally two checked bags. Please check your flight documents to confirm prior to flying.
No. Israel is an entirely western country with an advanced level of hygiene, healthcare, diagnosis and medicine that is the envy of much of the world and on a par with the best of North America and Western Europe.
Absolutely. Tap water in Israel is safe and delicious. And, you will also find bottled mineral water everywhere. (It’s important to make sure you drink a lot, especially if you are walking, hiking or exercising during hot weather.)
Absolutely. Many visitors to Israel take a day tour to Petra in Jordan. You can fly between Tel Aviv and Amman ortravel overland through a number of border crossings. (We will assist you with any questions or requests you might have.)
We have arranged a private luxury bus for your group. The group will travel together on the same bus throughout the trip.
Buses – the most popular form of transportation in Israel, you can buy tickets at any city’s central bus station or from the driver at any of the bus stops. Please note that most buses don’t operate in Israel on Saturdays (Shabbat). For schedules and fares of buses in Israel, please visit the Egged website.
Train – the Israel Railways is an affordable, easy way to travel between major cities in Israel. Please note that thetrains don’t operate in Israel on Saturdays (Shabbat). For train schedules and fares, please visit the Israel Railways website.
37 miles, 50 minutes
Tel Aviv to Tiberias/Galilee
81 miles, 100 minutes
Tel Aviv to Ramon Crater
130 miles, 150 minutes
Tel Aviv to Haifa
90 miles, 70 minutes
Jerusalem to Tiberias
109 miles, 120 minutes
Jerusalem to Masada
56 miles, 90 minutes
If you have an international plan, your cell phone may work in Israel. Please check with your local provider about calling and data packages.
Winter temperatures can vary widely between cities and regions. Jerusalem and the Golan/Galilee are generally colder; Tel Aviv, the desert and Eilat are milder. Winter is the rainy season all over the country. The best thing is to travel with layers and rainwear.
For more specific weather information, click here.
Each participant should bring their own day pack to carry whatever they might want during the day – camera, journal, sweater, phone, and personal things. It is not advisable to load the bag with too many things.
- Winter: 3 Sweaters or Sweatshirts
- Undergarments and Socks
- For women: A knee-length/long skirt and a shirt with sleeves (any sleeve length) for some of the religious sites that require them
- 1 – 2 Pair of comfortable walking shoes/hikers
- 1 Pair of water shoes/sandals that you can wear in the Dead Sea
- 1 – 2 Bathing Suits
- Winter: 1 Raincoat
- Summer: 1 Sweater/Sweatshirt, plus 1 light windbreaker jacket
- 1 Hat (You will also receive a Makor hat in Israel)
- Small knapsack or day pack for daily use
- Toiletries (There will be soap and shampoo at each of the overnight accommodations)
- Additional Items
- Siddur, Talit and Tfilin for those who are interested
- Kippah (yarmulke) / head covering
- Phone and tablet chargers
- Adapter for electrical appliances
- Camera, film / memory card and batteries
- Music / MP3
- Books / reading material for the bus
- Plastic bag for wet or dirty clothes
- Mini flashlight or penlight
You can purchase shekels either before the trip or once you arrive in Israel.
All public offices are closed on Shabbat, as are banks, most stores and businesses; throughout Israel there is a growing number of shops open on Shabbat. In most cities, public transportation (trains and buses) do not operate on Shabbat. Most non-kosher restaurants are open on Shabbat. Radio and TV broadcasts operate as usual.
It is recommended to check in advance if you are planning on visiting a specific location. For more information about Shabbat, click here.
If kashrut is important to you, you must check it out at each separate place where you dine. For more information, click here.
Some religious sites require long pants for men and clothing that covers the shoulders and knees for women. Please be sure you are prepared for these sites.
100 – Police
101 – Magen David Adom
102 – Fire Department
972-(0)3-5165382 – Tourist Police
The electric current in Israel is 220 volts, C, single phase, 50 Hertz – the same as in Europe. Most Israeli sockets are three-pronged but most accept European two-pronged plug, for which you need a plug adapter. If yourappliance does not work on 220 volts, you will need a voltage adaptor (transformer). Your hotels should haveadapters and transformers available. Most hotel bathrooms have hair-dryers as well as low-wattage, American-style sockets for electric shavers, in which you can usually charge your cell-phone or tablet.
Of course. Please tell us what your needs are and we will make sure to take care of you on the trip.
Shalom From Jerusalem!!
Following the recent global events in respect of the Corona Virus, we would like to provide you with a short important update from Israel.
First and foremost, we would like to reiterate that our clients’ safety and health are always our TOP obligation and priority.
We would like to reassure you that life in Israel is normal without any interference.
We are keeping in direct contact with the health authorities and there are no special instructions or alerts for touring Israel.
Right now we have hundreds of thousands of tourists touring Israel, enjoying this exceptional land and people. All of the sites and attractions are open, with Israelis and tourists also enjoying the beaches and the leisure and cultural options. We are positive that you will enjoy Israel as well and look forward to welcoming you to this beautiful country.
Should anything change, we will update you immediately and if necessary we will make the necessary modifications in the program, guaranteeing safe travel. We are on top of it 24/7.
Shalom from IGT
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