The Crossing Israel Tour 2024
May 30 - June 9 | $1,650+
Embark on an unforgettable journey with us from May 30th to June 9th, 2024, as we explore the rich history of Israel on The Crossing Israel Tour! Discover landmarks such as the Mount of Olives, the historic Pool of Bethesda, and the sacred Upper Room. The cost for this trip is $1,650, excluding airfare and additional expenses.
What is included in the $1,650 cost? Breakfast, dinner, hotel, and transportation are included.
What additional expenses should I budget for? We encourage setting aside $350 minimum per attendee. This includes tips for the hotel cleaning service, driver ($40), tour guide ($60), lunch ($10 per day + 10% tip), souvenirs, travel insurance (we recommend Travelex), and laundry services.
Are flights included in the cost? No; attendees are responsible for booking flights.
What flight options are recommended? We recommend George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) > Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) > Ben Gurion Airport (TLV). You can arrive 1 day early to check-in at the hotel from May 30th at 4 PM. You can also be picked at TLV on May 31st at 10:30 AM.
Is there a minimum deposit for registrations? No.
When is the deadline for registrations? Sunday, April 15th, 2024 at 11:59 PM.
What is the cancellation policy if I need to change my plans after registering? Visit the registration link, click “View registration,” and select “cancel online” at the bottom of the webpage. The trip is fully refundable until April 15th. On April 15th, all payments will be wired and cannot be returned.
What is the group size for this tour? The capacity limit is a maximum of 50 attendees.
When are the informational meeting dates? There are 6 meetings once a month. Further details are available upon registration.
Is there a packing list? Yes! These will be provided at the monthly informational meetings. While flying, we encouraging you to bring medicines, underwear, and important toiletries in a carry-on. (A PDF version will be available soon.)
Are there any specific visa or travel documentation requirements for this trip? Only a passport that does not expire before December 2023.
Are there any recommended vaccinations or health precautions for traveling to Israel? Currently, Israel does NOT require vaccines or PCR testing to visit.
What is the currency and payment method widely accepted in Israel? Shekels.
Should I exchange the currency before the trip, or can I do this during the trip? You can bring shekels, but credit cards and US dollars are widely accepted.
Are there any optional activities or excursions available during the trip? You can be baptized at the Jordan River ($10/attendee) or swim at the Dead Sea ($10/attendee)! If you’d like to participate, pack a swimsuit (keep in mind that baptism robes are see-through).
Will there be any free time or opportunities for attendees to explore independently? To ensure everyone’s safety, this will not be available.
Are there accommodations for allergies? The restaurant staff will be happy to help! You can also bring snacks for the trip.
Are there any specific dress codes or cultural etiquette guidelines to be aware of when visiting religious sites? This trip is in the summer; shorts and comfortable shirts are recommended. At holy sites, women must have their shoulders covered, and men must wear long pants.