Frequently Asked Questions

Bring U.S. currency in small denominations. We don’t recommend bringing $50 bills or larger. Major credit cards, such as VISA or Master Card, are excellent to have in case of an emergency and for buying more expensive items. Remember to notify your bank or credit card agency before you depart that you will be making purchases outside the country.

Vaccinations are not required to travel to Israel. For other destinations, please check with the CDC.

Travel insurance is REQUIRED, however, is not included in the tour price. For our customers’ convenience we recommend travel insurance through ALLIANZ Travel Insurance. However, you may obtain traveler’s insurance through your preferred carrier. We recommend the minimum coverage:

  • Epidemic Coverage Endorsement
  • Trip Cancelation/Interruption
  • Baggage
  • Medical and Dental
  • Medical Evacuation
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment
  • Repatriation

You are allowed to check in ONE suitcase for free. It cannot exceed 62 inches (height + width + length) and 50 lbs. in weight. There is a fee for any additional checked luggage and the airline will charge extra or may refuse to accept larger luggage. You are allowed ONE carry-on luggage not to exceed 39 inches (height + width + length).

U.S. and Canadian citizens DO NOT need a visa for Israel. Non-US citizens must contact the Israeli Consulate to find out other nations status.

A Jordanian visa is provided with your tour price.

A Jordanian visa is provided with your tour price.

A valid passport is required to leave the USA. It should be valid for a minimum of 6 months after your departure date (August 14, 2024). If you do not have a passport, apply for one immediately; it normally takes four to six weeks to be issued.

Application can be obtained online or at your nearest passport office, courthouse, or post office. You will need an original certified birth certificate (with raised seal and file number), proof of present ID such as a driver’s license, and 2 duplicate non-glossy passport photographs measuring 2″ x 2” taken within six months of application.

For forms, information, or if you have already applied for a U.S. passport, check the status of your application online at Travel.State.Gov. National Passport Information Center: 1-877-487-2778. Customer Service Representatives are available Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Eastern Time, excluding federal holidays. 

REMINDER – A copy of your passport photo page must be forwarded to the CTN travel desk prior to departure.

NOTE: Also retain a copy of this passport page and keep it securely with you while traveling.

Final payment for the trip is due 60 days prior to departure. The balance is payable by cash, check, or credit card.

Should you need to cancel, contact our office immediately and then follow-up by submitting your cancellation in writing. Refer to our office for terms and conditions regarding cancellation fees. 

Most activities will include walking, so participants will be walking approximately 2-3 miles per day. We would recommend wearing comfortable shoes or sneakers each day. Most walks will be light to moderately strenuous, and there will be daily breaks as you travel to and from sites. Please keep in mind that walks can typically include steps and uneven terrain. Some sites could be difficult to fully experience if there are physical disabilities with walking long distances or problems with uneven terrain.

International regulations for disabilities are very different than those in the U.S., few destinations have modified hotel rooms and tourist sites are not required to have ramps or elevators. Most tours require physical activities involving a need for you to be in good health and able to climb stairs without assistance, walk at a modest pace over uneven terrain and be able to transport your own luggage. If you have a medical condition which might limit your participation in activities, please consult your physician before booking.

Note: If you require assistance during travel, we require that you bring a traveling companion to assist you.

Please check with your cell phone provider regarding international rate charges.  What’s App is a widely used communication app while in Israel and can be downloaded prior to arrival.

Hotel rooms are equipped with hairdryers, and all have shaver sockets. For other appliances, Israel’s electricity is 220V A/C, single phase 50-cycles; 110V-220V transformers can be used. Israeli outlets have three prongs, but European two-prong adapters usually work. We suggest bringing a converter and adapter for any of your devices.

Basic gratuities for the hotels, guides and drivers are included in your tour price. You are always free to give an extra gratuity for exemplary service given and to your personal hotel maids.

Hotel rooms are based on double occupancy.  Rates are higher for a single person in one room. If you initially register as a single person and later find a roommate, please contact CTN’s travel desk immediately. 

Air-conditioned transportation will be available to and from the hotels and sites.  Travelers paying full package will also have transportation provided to and from Tel Aviv International Airport.  Land-Only travelers will need to acquire airport transfers on their own if needed.  

Israel is a very safe country to visit and tour.  We use various measures to ensure the safety of our travelers, but we also encourage each traveler to take additional precautions when traveling to another country.

Tap water is safe to drink in all the hotels and restaurants.  Feel free to bring a reusable bottle and bottled water is available for purchase.

In most cases, participants will be able to use their personal cell phones (be sure to activate international call plans before leaving) or use hotel phones to receive calls. In case of emergencies, contacting CTN’s tour desk directly at 800-700-6064.