You probably have a lot of questions about your journey to the Holy Land and we are here to help! Please see below for our most commonly asked questions. Always remember you can reach us anytime, just send us an email or give us a call. Our contact info can always be found at the top, right-hand corner of the page!
This is our most frequently asked question. In short: YES, it is SAFE. Millions of tourists come from all over the world to visit the Holy Land every year. Statistically, for example, the Holy Land is far safer than many urban areas in the United States. Don’t let fear hold you back from experiencing the majesty of the Holy Land.
Yes; we recommend you have Travel/Trip Insurance. You can access iHolyLandTour’s travel insurance program here
Why Trip Insurance:
If you are forced to cancel your trip at the last minute due to an emergency, there will be a financial loss (see Terms and Conditions, for the trip you are interested in for specific cancellation fees/deadlines), but having Trip Insurance would rescue you from this loss, as well as issues that might arise while you are in the Holy Land. There are three important travel issues covered by this type of insurance.
#1 Trip Cancellation: If you have to cancel your trip prior to departure because of circumstances such as personal illness, death or illness of a close family member or other issues (covered by the insurance plan), this insurance will cover the payments you have made for your trip.
#2 Trip Interruptions: If while in Holy Land you cannot finish the tour because of personal medical emergency, illness or injury (or crisis back in the States covered by the policy) and must return to the States before the end of the tour, the insurance will cover the portion of the trip not used.
#3 Emergency Medical Issues: If you become ill or are injured while on our tour so that you cannot finish the trip and have to be hospitalized and cannot return with the group at the end of the tour, this type of insurance will cover those costs.
Purchasing Trip Insurance:
Once you register for a trip, we strongly recommend you have Travel Insurance for the reasons outlined above. Trip insurance is not included in the cost of a tour with us. You could speak with your insurance agent about this or check on-line resources.
It is imperative, according to most insurance companies of this type, to obtain trip/travel insurance with-in 10 days of registering for a trip in order to secure coverage for per-existing conditions.
Yes. A valid passport is required for all travel outside the USA. Your passport must be valid for a minimum of 6 months beyond your return date or you will be denied boarding.
If you are on any prescription medication, ensure to bring it with you.
As far as things to leave at home, we suggest try to pack only the necessary items to allow you to travel light.
Citizens of the United States and Canada do not need a visa for Israel or Jordan.
No. Vaccinations are not required for travel to Israel or Jordan.
You will enjoy a LOT of very interesting walking in the Holy Land / Israel with iHolyLand Tours because you won’t just by seeing the sites through a bus window.
To participate in the tour you should be able to walk independently for about a mile. The walks are not a race, but there are a few lengthy walking within various historical sites. Be prepared to climb or descend a flights of stairs, as well. In preparation for this trip, it would be helpful to try to exercise by taking regular walks or getting on a treadmill periodically to get your stamina up.
This strip will not only be an uplifting experience to your mind and spirit but also to your body.
U.S. dollars are accepted in the majority of places we will visit but it is recommended to convert to local currency when we arrive to Israel.
Visa/Master cards are accepted almost everywhere, however having some cash on hand is advisable.