Israel Fact Finding Tour with Earl Cox

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Travel Date

Depart JFK: August 14, 2021

Travel Date in Israel: August 15 – 22, 2021

Depart Tel Aviv: August 22, 2021 (Arrival JFK: August 23, 2021)

Flight Details

Aug. 14th   New York (JFK) – Tel Aviv   DL232   15:40 – 09:35h

Aug. 22nd  Tel Aviv – New York (JFK)   DL235  23:55 – 04:50h

Feeder flights to/from JFK
If you need a domestic feeder from your home destination airport to JFK and back, we kindly ask you to arrange this directly with your preferred travel agent or airline.

Upgrades on longhaul flight (subject to confirmation)
If you wish to book an upgrade to Delta Comfort+, Premium Select or Delta One Suites, please send a request to Keshet Journeys (pascal@keshetjourneys.com) and we will get back to you with a tailored offer.

Highlights of the Tour
(Subject to change)
  • Meet Soldiers along the Lebanese Border
  • Briefing on the Situation in Syria by an Army Spokesperson
  • Visit to the Centre of Jewish Christian Understanding and Cooperation in Efrat
  • Meet with local families in Ashkelon and visit the Kerem Shalom crossing to Gaza
  • Visit areas in the so-called "disputed territories"
  • Visit places hardest hit by the recent war
  • See areas burned out by incendiary kites and balloons sent over the border by Hamas
  • Meet the Yatar Volunteer Police Unit in Jerusalem
  • Meet Gonen Ben Yitzhak, former Shin Bet Agent and handler of mole Hassan Musab Yousef
  • Meet & Talk with high ranking Israeli government officials and news makers in Israel (subject to confirmation)
  • Visit the Knesset (subject to confirmation)
  • Hear from experts on terrorism and counter-terrorism
  • Experience what it's like to be inside a bomb shelter
  • Visit an IDF base and be briefed by the base commander
Prices
all prices in USD

Flight & Tour Package

Double occupancy
US$2940/person

Flight & Tour package

Single occupancy
US$3530/person
Kindly note:
  • If you are traveling on your own, please select the single room option upon registration.
  • By registering for the double room option, the registration system will automatically force you to register two participants.
Services

Price Includes

  • Airfare JFK - Tel Aviv - JFK in Economy Class including taxes(based on booking class V)
  • Meals on flights acc. to airlines offer
  • 7 overnights according to the itinerary
  • Air conditioned transportation by coach
  • Licensed, English speaking local tour guide
  • Daily breakfast and dinner in the hotel
  • All entrance fees, gratuities and taxes according to the itinerary
  • Tips for driver, guide and local hotel staff
  • Water on the bus
  • Access to all relevant tour information on custom-made travel app
  • PCR & Serological Test upon arrival to Israel
  • PCR Test before departure from Israel

Price Excludes

Traveling to Israel during Covid
(Covid travel restrictions/procedures are subject to change at any time)

According to the latest entry restrictions, the State of Israel allows tourists to enter the country if:

  • They are fully vaccinated (two vaccination shots)
  • OR the have fully recovered from Covid with at least one vaccination shot

A proof of vaccination needs to be uploaded to your tour registration.

Procedure before/upon arrival & before departure

Before leaving the United States

  1. IMPORTANT! Within 72 hours of departure from the United States of America, you need to have a PCR test taken at your own expense. This test will only be accepted if the results are negative and the test was taken within 72 hrs before the departure of your flight to Israel.  Check with your doctor or local pharmacy.  Be sure to keep this documentation with you when going to the airport otherwise you will not be permitted to board your flight. 

Upon arrival to Israel

  1. Upon arrival at Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport you need to undergo a “On-Arrival PCR Test” (included in your tour package)
  2. Leaving the airport you will be taken to a certified hospital/laboratory for the serological test. (included in your tour package)

Before leaving Israel

  1. Before leaving Israel you need to undergo another PCR Test. (included in your tour package) Boarding the plane will be permitted only if your PCR test is negative.
Mandatory documents to be provided during registration
  • Picture/Copy of your passport (page with the picture)
  • Proof of vaccination
  • Form “Declaration and Consent by Tourist” (this form needs to be downloaded, filled in, signed & uploaded during registration)

Download Form See Sample Form

 

All above mentioned documents must be single files and can be provided in the following data formats:

  • .jpg (JPEG)
  • .png (PNG)
  • .pdf (PDF)
Mandatory travel insurance
  • During registration process you need to confirm that you either already have a travel insurance covering Covid or that you will get one before leaving the United States.
FAQ
Tour Operation
Registration
Price and Payment
General Israel

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 the Israel Fact Finding Tour. Keshet can provide assistance for all questions regarding registration, payments, lodging, and flights. You can contact Keshet’s representative Asya Tokman.
E-Mail: asya@keshetjourneys.com

WHO IS WORLDWIDE VILLAGE LTD?

Worldwide Village LTD (WWV) is the travel agency, based in Switzerland, coordinating the booking process and collecting the payments for the Israel Fact Finding Tour, on behalf of Keshet Journeys.

HOW DO I JOIN THE ISRAEL FACT FINDING TOUR?

You can reserve your place on the Israel Fact Finding Tour by registering on the website.

WHAT IS THE MINIMUM NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS?

The minimum number of participants for this tour is 10 people.

WHEN IS THE REGISTRATION DEADLINE?

All registrations must be made by latest July 15, 2021. Registrations beyond this date will only be accommodated based on availability.

WHAT DOCUMENTATION IS NECESSARY FOR TOUR REGISTRATION AND TRAVEL TO ISRAEL?

A current passport, valid for at least six months beyond the tour, 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.

HOW IS THE LODGING DETERMINED?

The registration pricing per tour participant is equal for double occupancy (two people sharing a room), or single occupancy.  If you want to share a room with a specific roommate, you must register together as a two guest registration. Different bedding arrangements can be requested. If you wish to add a roommate to your registration later on, please contact Keshet directly to do so.

WHAT IS THE PAYMENT SCHEDULE?

The full price of the package is: based on double occupancy US$ 2940 per person. Single occupancy US$ 3530. A 50% non-refundable deposit per person is due at the time of registration.  Full payment is due 30 days before the start of the tour.

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 Contractual Conditions of WorldWide Village Travel Ltd. the following cancellation policy is valid for your trip:

Cancellation charges:

In case of cancellations by client, the following percentage of the total price will be charged:
Until 91 days prior the scheduled departure date: non-refundable down payment
90 – 0 days prior the scheduled departure date: 100% of total amount

Cancellation of additional services:

Unless otherwise stated, all by the client pre-booked additional services related are non-refundable after booking. In case of full cancellation of the tour by Keshet Journeys / WorldWide Village the down payment as well as pre-booked pre-/ and post-nights will be refunded.

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. 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.