For devout Christians who want to get a first-hand experience of the kind of life that Jesus and other prophets of the bible had while they lived on earth, visiting Israel is a once in a lifetime opportunity that must not be missed. The country is considered to be the Holy Land and the birthplace of the Christian religion and this is the reason why millions of people from different parts of the world embark on church trips to Israel every single year. If you are planning to visit the country in the future on a Christian pilgrimage, here are some things that you should keep in mind as you make your preparations for the trip.
Israel is known for having basically two seasons, winter and summer. The warmer summer months extend from April to October. There is very little, if any, rain during this season. Winter begins around November and lasts until March and is generally mild. During the months of December and January, Israel gets most of its rain.
What to Pack
For touring, bring loose comfortable lightweight clothes that can be layered. Due to dress restrictions at some sites in Israel it is appropriate to have upper arms covered (t-shirt style) and pants and skirts that fall at least to the knee. Comfortable walking shoes are a must for touring. Bring a more formal pair for evening dinners at the hotel. You’ll also want to bring sandals or water shoes for the beach, pool etc… Finally, don’t forget to pack your swimsuit, sunglasses and plenty of sunscreen during the summer season. Hats are also good to have on hand.
List of Things to Take
- Journal, pen, highlighter
- Money (small bills)
- Sunglasses, sunscreen, lip balm, hat, moistened towelettes
- Pocket size Kleenex
- Adapter (220 volts) and converter
- Compact folding umbrella
- Snacks for the bus
- Prescription medicines in original containers
- Swimsuit, cover-up, small towel, water shoes
- Comfortable walking shoes
- Soap, shampoo, and conditioner
- Small zip lock bags for shells, rocks…
- Comfortable clothing you can layer