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Most countries, including the United States, Canada, and EU member states, don't need a visa for stays of up to 90 days. However, regulations can change, so we recommend you check with your local Israeli embassy before you travel.

Israel is generally a safe destination for tourists. IBC Bible Tours takes the safety of our guests very seriously and stays informed about current travel advisories. We take all necessary precautions to ensure a secure journey.

Israeli cuisine is diverse and delicious, with influences from the Middle East, Mediterranean, and more. Your meals will include a variety of dishes suitable for different dietary preferences and restrictions.

Your tour price includes roundtrip airfare, accommodations, meals, entrance fees to all sites on the itinerary, and expert tour guide services.

Unfortunately at this time, IBC Bible Tours is unable to accommodate extended stays on your tour.

It is recommended that you contact your cell service provider to confirm cost and international coverage in Israel. Wi-Fi is available on the tour bus, but be prepared for slower speeds depending on volume of usage. Most of the hotels we stay at do provide complimentary Wi-Fi. Speeds are not guaranteed.

We carefully select comfortable and centrally located hotels for our guests. The hotels we use are rated 3-stars and above.

Israel experiences seasonal changes, so your wardrobe should be compliant to the time of year you have chosen to travel. After you have confirmed your reservation and paid your deposit, our travel coordinator will send a list of recommendations to accommodate the needs of your reserved tour.

Travel insurance is optional. This is a personal decision based on your individual needs and a topic that should be discussed with those who are traveling with you on the same reservation. While we do not provide travel insurance, you may explore your options at Allianz Global Assistance.

The official languages are Hebrew and Arabic, but English is widely spoken and understood.

While the local currency is the Israeli New Shekel (NIS) and rates of exchange vary throughout the year, American dollars are widely accepted, but be prepared to receive your change after a transaction in shekels. Many establishments accept most major credit cards. We recommend that you call your credit card company to confirm their availability in Israel.

Not only will you have your evenings free to explore the local area, but our last day on the tour is yours to explore Jerusalem and the surrounding area. Your guide will be able to provide a variety of recommendations on what to see and how to get there.
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