Where will we stay?
We’ll stay in very comfortable four-star and Travelers’ Choice hotels.
What about COVID-19?
After a long period of being closed, Israel is opening up and allowing tourists to enter the country!
Here’s what you need to know:
- Each traveller needs to be vaccinated
- We will each need to take a COVID test a couple days prior to departure (I will help coordinate this)
- We will each receive another COVID rapid tests when we arrive in Tel Aviv airport
That’s pretty much it!
Israel takes COVID-19 very seriously but have created a pathway for tourists to enter the country in a safe way.
Is it safe to travel to Israel right now?
This is a common question, and the answer is a clear and emphatic “Yes!”
Over three million tourists visit Israel in a typical year, and that number keeps growing. Our tour agency in Israel, Twins Tours & Travel, will take excellent care of us and ensure we are safe at all times.
It’s very unlikely, but if the security situation in Israel is not suitable for travel when we’re scheduled to depart, we will cancel or postpone the trip. It’s a good idea to have travel insurance just in case something like this happens, although it’s not likely!
The long-standing joke is that it’s not safe to travel to Israel because you have to go through Chicago first, but once you get through Chicago, you’ll be fine!
- Total cost of the trip is $3895.
- $500 deposit to reserve your seat. This will be applied towards the total cost of the trip.
- Balance due by January 1, 2022.
- To pay, you can mail a check. Make the check payable to “Ethan Anderson Tour to Israel.” Mail to: Ethan Anderson, 111 W 3rd St, West Liberty, IA 52776.
- You can also pay online with a credit card using this secure online form: Online Payment Form →
Cancellations & Refunds
- Initial deposits are non-refundable. This deposit goes towards some of the reservations that we will make for you in Israel that cannot be refunded.
- Cancellations made prior to 45 days before the departure date may receive a 75% refund (excluding deposit).
- Cancellations made within 45 days before departure may receive a 25% refund (excluding deposit).
- The best way to make sure you recoup the cost of the trip for a cancellation is to purchase travel insurance (see below).
- I highly recommend that you get travel insurance. It’s a relatively inexpensive way to ensure that you can recoup the cost of the trip should your trip be cancelled due to illness, injury, or any other emergency.
- You don’t need to buy coverage for the entire cost of the trip, just to cover the non-refundable portion, which is about $3000, even if you cancelled at the last minute.
- Here is a recommended place to buy travel insurance: www.itravelinsured.com. I recommend the LX coverage with the “Cancel for any reason” additional coverage to make sure you’re covered for any COVID-related trip cancellations.
- If you’re going to buy this insurance, it’s important to do it right away after putting down your deposit.
- Don’t hesitate to reach out to me and I can help you with this.