Arrival / Departure Airport
Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport (TLV)
American Colony Hotel
Louis Vincent Street 1
A former palace of a pasha, which was transformed into a hotel in 1902, The American Colony Hotel is perfectly situated within walking distance to The Garden Tomb, where together we will experience Nicky’s Easter services.
Located near the Old City of Jerusalem, the small luxury hotel will be the perfect start off point as we journey through the history of Israel. With its swimming pool, gourmet restaurants, landscaped gardens and a high-tech fitness centre, the hotel offers a tranquil atmosphere in the heart of the vibrant city of Jerusalem.
Rooms are located in 4 buildings; the Main House, the East House, the Palm House and the Cow Byre. Luxurious and spacious rooms feature air conditioning, flat-screen TV and Italian “Frette” bed linen. The modern bathrooms are equipped with designer amenities.
Comfort Room – Single use USD 545 per night
Comfort Room – Double use USD 590 per night
We are delighted that you are joining us in Jerusalem alongside a small group of close friends of Alpha. Together with Nicky and Pippa, we will take a special journey through Israel with the opportunity to witness and discuss what God is doing at this special time in history. As part of the trip, we will:
We hope that this will be a memorable experience for everyone who attends, and that it will be an opportunity to see old friends again and make new ones. We are praying that you will be blessed as you witness – first hand – notable sites from scripture and learn about their significance and history.
Fast-track, speedy and hassle-free service arriving at the airport
Private Transfers between the airport and The American Colony Hotel
Fast-track, speedy and hassle-free service departing at the airport
Private Transfers between The American Colony Hotel and your airport of departure
WHO IS KESHET JOURNEYS?
Keshet Journeys LTD. is the travel agency and local tour operator in Israel coordinating the booking process and the land operation for your Israel Experience. Keshet can provide assistance for all questions regarding reservation, payments, lodging, and flights. You can contact our team by sending an email to:
WHAT DOCUMENTATION IS NECESSARY FOR REGISTRATION AND TRAVEL TO ISRAEL?
A current passport, valid for at least six months beyond the forum, is required. There are no exceptions to this policy. A travel visa is required for some countries. Please find out more about Israel’s visa policies regarding your country here: Israel’s Visa Policy.
WHAT IS THE PAYMENT SCHEDULE?
A 25% deposit per person is due at the time of reservation. Full payment is due 90 days before the start of the experience.
All prices given are in US-Dollar.
AM I REQUIRED TO PURCHASE TRAVEL INSURANCE?
We urge you to purchase cancellation insurance and supplemental medical coverage (which covers preexisting conditions).
WHAT HAPPENS IF I HAVE TO CANCEL MY PARTICIPATION?
In addition to the general Terms & Conditions of Keshet the following cancellation policy is valid for your trip:
The final balance due must be received 90 days before the start of client’s journey. Keshet Journeys will issue the respective invoices.
In case of cancellations by client, the following percentage of the total price will be charged:
Until 61 days prior the scheduled departure date: free of charge
60 – 45 days prior the scheduled departure date: 25% of total amount
44 – 0 days prior the scheduled departure date: 100% of total amount
WHAT MEDICAL PRECAUTIONS SHOULD BE CONSIDERED BEFORE TRAVELLING TO ISRAEL?
There are no specific immunizations or medications that are recommended or required for travel to Israel, but we advise you to connect with your primary care physician regarding his/her recommendations for you specifically. Please keep in mind that you can purchase the equivalent of most standard over-the-counter medicines in Israel. We would also encourage you to inform your health insurance provider that you will be traveling out of the country to determine your coverage and medical care options while in Israel.
HOW SAFE IS TRAVELING TO ISRAEL?
Your safety is our top priority. Israel is a very safe country to visit and tour, and we use a variety of measures to ensure the safety of all the participants on the Tour. We also encourage you to take all the normal precautions as you would when traveling to any other city or country.
WHAT IS THE TIMEZONE IN ISRAEL?
Israel Standard Time (IST), is the standard time zone in Israel. It is two hours ahead of UTC and seven hours ahead of EST.
CAN I DRINK TAP WATER IN ISRAEL?
Tap water is safe to drink in Israel, but bottled water will also be available.
WILL I HAVE ACCESS TO WIFI?
Most hotels in Israel have WiFi available for hotel guests at standard rates. Many cafes and restaurants also offer complimentary WiFi services. Since September 2013, Tel Aviv offers a citywide free WiFi network which provides 80 free internet “hot spots”across the city. Most of the touring buses also have complimentary WIFI available.
WILL I BE ABLE TO USE MY CELL PHONE WHILE IN ISRAEL?
Please check with your mobile phone service provider to determine if you will need to purchase an International plan to use your phone in Israel.
ARE CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED IN ISRAEL?
You can use your credit/debit card to obtain NIS (New Israeli Shekels) at ATMs throughout Israel. Most Israeli hotels, restaurants and stores accept American Express, MasterCard and Visa cards as well. American dollars are accepted in many places in Israel; however, in most cases, change will be given in NIS.
WILL I NEED TO BRING A POWER ADAPTER?
Almost all 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.