Is it safe to travel to Israel?
Yes, Israel is a safe country. There are security checkpoints in many public places, so please remember that this is for your safety. Please use the same precautions as you would traveling in a new city or country.
What sites do the tours cover?
Faithlife Tours cover a variety of sites and cities. For the tour you’re interested in, please look at the itinerary and points-of-interest information to see the full list of sites.
What travel documents do I need?
You will need a valid passport with an expiration date no less than six months after your return date. If you do not have a passport, apply for one as soon as possible, as it can take eight weeks to obtain. US citizens are not required to have visas to travel to Israel. If you are a non–US citizen, please check your country’s specific visa requirements.
What expenses are covered by the tour price?
The tour price includes hotels, English-speaking guides and drivers, porterage for hotels, deluxe air-conditioned motor coaches, gratuity for drivers and guides, a copy of “The New Christian Traveler’s Guide to the Holy Land,” entrance fees to sites, and breakfast and dinner as shown in the itinerary.
What other expenses should I plan for?
The tour price does not include lunch and gratuity for lunch, surcharges from airlines or other suppliers, travel insurance, personal items, or—if you’re staying in a single room—a single supplement fee ($595).
What is the size of the tour group?
General tours can range in size. If you’re interested in a smaller tour, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to organize a custom tour.
If I don’t have a roommate, will you help me find one?
Yes, if you are traveling alone, we will try and find a roommate for you. However, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to find one for you. If you are traveling alone and are interested in having a roommate, please let us know. If you opt for a single room, there is a supplement fee of $595.
What should I pack?
Check the weather before you depart for your trip to know exactly what clothing to bring. Typically, the summer can be humid and sunny with temperatures around 80 degrees Fahrenheit and the winters are around 40 degrees Fahrenheit. Casual and comfortable clothing, sunscreen, and tennis shoes are all suggested. If your trip includes a swim in the Dead Sea (check your itinerary), be sure to bring a bathing suit and swim shoes.
How do I handle my prescriptions while traveling?
If bringing prescriptions on your tour, please keep the medication in the original bottle with the prescription label. It is best to pack these in your carry-on luggage.
What type of electrical converter do I need to bring?
In order to use US appliances, you will need a voltage converter and plug adapter. Israel wall outlets are type H (three-pronged) and type C (European two-pronged) and use 220 volts.
What is the currency in Israel?*
Israel’s currency is the New Israel Shekel (NIS) or shekel for short. There are 100 agorot in 1 shekel. Coins are in denominations of 10 NIS, 5 NIS, 1 NIS, 50 agorot (half shekel), 10 agorot, and 5 agorot. Banknotes are in denominations of 20 NIS, 50 NIS, 100 NIS, and 200 NIS. Be sure to check the currency exchange rate before your trip as it varies from day to day.
ATMs are available in major cities and money can also be exchanged at the airport, bank, or hotel. If you plan on using your banking or credit card, please notify your bank that you will be traveling.
Can you drink the tap water?
Yes, you can drink the tap water in Israel. You will also find mineral water easily available. Faithlife Tours will also have bottled water available on the busses throughout the tour.