Where will we stay?
We’ll stay in very comfortable four-star and Travelers’ Choice hotels.
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 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!
What about COVID-19?
After a long period of being closed, Israel is opening up again. I was happy to see that during the two-year shutdown, many sites and hotels have been updated!
- Total cost of the trip is $4850.
- $500 deposit to reserve your seat. This is non-refundable and will be applied towards the total cost of the trip.
- Balance due 120 days before departure.
- 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 pay via Venmo or other online transfers if you prefer (ask me for details).
- 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 60 days before the departure date may receive a 50% refund (excluding deposit).
- Cancellations made within 60 days before departure will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis, no refund is guaranteed.
- The best way to make sure you recoup the full cost of the trip for a cancellation is to purchase travel insurance (see below).
- Be aware that if a cancellation causes your hotel roommate to room alone, the person cancelling would be responsible for the single-room supplement fee.
Travel and Medical Insurance
- It is required that you have medical insurance coverage for the trip. If your own medical insurance will cover you, you will need documentation of that. If not, it is very inexpensive to buy medical insurance coverage for a short trip like this.
- I also 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.
- Here is a recommended place to buy medical and travel insurance: www.itravelinsured.com →
- Don’t hesitate to reach out to me and I can help you with this.