As a Christian, if you’re looking for a travel experience that will bring you closer than ever to the roots of your faith, then there is no better option than making a toured church trip to the Holy Land of Israel.With tons of biblical sites to visit and explore, not only will you expand upon your understanding of the Bible, but you’ll also find the experience spiritually refreshing. This is a wonderful opportunity especially if you are feeling parched.
So, if you’re interested, do not hesitate to contact us at Coral Travel & Tours, as we pride ourselves on designing custom Christian tours to fit all your needs.
Nonetheless, we also understand you may not be accustomed to making this sort of choice. You might be nervous about the whole ordeal, especially when covering the obligatory safety measures. Yet, there’s no reason to worry, as there are several steps you can take to safeguard your trip. In this article, we’ll go over five of them.
Check Official Government Websites Beforehand
Most governments have their own website for official matters, and Israel is not an exception. By visiting https://info.goisrael.com/en before going on your trip, you’ll find tons of helpful information. For instance, you can find articles on things to do, accommodations, attractions, VAT refund stores and other tourism info.
Additionally, some articles focus on the cultural aspect of the country. Reading some of them might even come as an excellent complement for your overall tour. On another note, this website also provides emergency instructions and safety guidelines. You can contact their virtual tourist office 24/7 to get answers should there be an unexpected crisis.
If something happens that affects your travel plans in-country, you have a way to stay in touch and get information from a reliable source.Of course, if you’re touring with Coral Travel & Tours, we stay abreast of what’s happening around the country as we have contacts throughout the travel and security industry right at our fingertips.
Make Sure to Pack All The Necessities
Something almost universal to every vacation, you need to make sure that you have already bought and brought everything you might need during the trip. It goes without saying, but preferably before you even leave for the airport.
Our recommendation brings any of the following, if not all of them:
- Sunscreen: Of course, Israel is known for having an intense sun for most of the year, and it reaches its highest point during the summer. The exception is during the winter when it is our rainy season – be sure to bring an umbrella!
- Some sunglasses and a good hat: For the very same reason as the sunscreen. Bringing extra protection doesn’t hurt.
- Casual and comfortable clothes: Depending on the time of year you visit Israel can be rainy and cool in the winter and summers are known for high temperatures. So, bring something you know you can feel comfortable in for extended periods. Comfy clothing that can be layered is going to be your best bet. Also, keep in mind that some places in Israel follow strict clothing rules. To make sure everything goes as planned, try the following: once you have all the locations of your bible land tour well-defined, make some quick research of their respective rules. Then, choose the clothing that matches them the best.
Most of the time, as long as you cover your shoulders and knees, you’re good to go. However, we still recommend doing your research to make sure you’re not missing even the slightest of details.
- A power bank: Everybody feels safer with reliable means of communication at hand, such as a working cell phone. Now, considering that most of your days will be long, you can bet your phone will constantly be running out of battery.
With a good power bank at hand, you can constantly make sure your phone stays working whenever you need a quick call.
Keep in mind that it doesn’t even have to be for communication purposes. Alternatively, you could also make sure that every single thing you do is registered on your phone in the form of pictures.
With a power bank at hand, you won’t have to worry about missing that perfect shot.
If you’re traveling on one of Coral’s state-of-the-art motorcoaches, they are equipped with WIFI and charging ports so you won’t need to worry about losing connection or charging your device.
- A light backpack: All things said and done, it also serves to bring a small backpack to carry everything during your day. Plus, anything you might buy during your stay.
During Your Stay, Always have a Purpose in Mind. Act Upon It.
Ideally, every single hour out of every single day of your tour should have a set purpose. Present yourself as confident and that you know precisely what you’re doing and where you’re going. This makes it less likely you’ll be the victim of any unwanted attention. While Israel is a very safe country to travel in, it’s always important to stay aware of your surroundings.
As you travel throughout Israel, you will see groups of IDF officers carrying their duty weapons. For some, this can cause concern. Keep in mind this is daily life in Israel, IDF soldiers are trained and are they to maintain peace and order and safety for everyone.
Always Ask Your Tour Manager, Or Hotel Manager, About Where To Visit
Even if you plan out every single second of your tour, you’d probably still find some free time now and then. This can be an opportunity for improvised walks to take in sites on your own.
However, that brings the question: where will you go?
Your best course of action would be to ask that same question to your tour guide.
Think of it like this, that person’s job is to have extensive knowledge of your surrounding area and has tons of professional experience in doing so. Meaning, who’s better qualified to know some fantastic places to hang out? More so, who’s to be more trusted to help us? Exactly.
Alternatively, your hotel manager also comes as a great reference! With years of experience at hand in a market mainly dedicated to tourists, they must know some amazing locations.
English is a Common Language in Israel So If Anything Happens, Ask For Help
Believe it or not, up to 85% of Israel’s population speak English to some extent. More so in tourist areas.
If something were to happen, something you’d need help with, then it means there should be no trouble in asking for aid out of the locals.
Nonetheless, if you were to see yourself in a situation requiring help, we’d highly recommend that you look for someone belonging to any form of law enforcement such as a police officer.
If you stay with your group and don’t wander off during site visits, you shouldn’t have a problem and if there is your group leader or Coral staff can assist you.
Plan The Best Biblical Israel Tours At Coraltours.org
At Coral Tours, we are proud to offer a quality Israel tour operator service, unlike any other.
From the early stages of planning to the execution of your tour, Coral Tours will assist you through every step of designing the very best Israel bible tour to suit all your needs.
We understand what the experience of designing a tour of this magnitude might involve. For those reasons, we’ll put our expertise into making sure your experience is the very best it can be.
In the end, you won’t have to worry about anything other than having a great time.
Contact us today to learn more and to find additional travel tips!