Q: Will I need to carry my passport?
A: Yes. Israeli law requires you to carry your passport, or a copy, with you at all times.
Q: Do we need travel and or health insurance?
A: Yes, this is a Must!. You are responsible for your own wellbeing as well as for your personal belongings.
** Be sure you carry Travelers' Insurance for yourself and all of your traveling companions**
Q: Where can we change money?
A: Most major cities offer Change Centers for converting cash or checks, as well as ATM machines for withdrawals using a credit/debit card.
** Make sure you know your PIN number, as you will need it to withdraw cash from ATMs in Israel **
Q: Will we need cash during the tour?
A: Yes- although most sites accept credit cards, some do not. You will also need cash for snacks.
Q: How much cash will we need?
A: Plan on a minimum of $20-$40 per person per day.
Q: What kind of clothing do we need?
A: Bring light, comfortable clothing for summer. Sweaters, jackets, and extra layers for winter.
Q: What special items will we need?
A: For summer- bathing suits, hats, sandals, water clogs/shoes, sneakers. For winter- sweaters, rain gear, closed shoes for hiking.
Q: Will we be able to buy these items as we tour?
TOUR SPECIFIC INFO
Q: How long is a day of touring?
A: Up to 9 hrs.
Q: Are there any 1/2 or partial days?
A: No. Once I devote a touring day to a specific client, I will not give a portion of this day to someone else.
Q: What If we want a shorter day?
A: Every tour has some days that are longer, some that are shorter. If you wish to end the touring day earlier, that’s fine. You will still be charged for the full days’ tour.
Q: Can I share the tour with someone else?
A: The tour is a PRIVATE tour, created for you and your family/friends. I will not share YOUR tour with strangers.
Q: How far can we travel on a touring day?
A: The industry standard is a maximum of 200 kms per day.
Q: What if we tour with you for more than 1 day?
A: Travel mileage is cumulative for the entire tour.
Q: Is there a charge for over-mileage?
A: Yes. Over-mileage charge of $.80 per km will be charged if the tour runs over a cumulative distance greater than 200 kms per day.
Q: What if the touring day lasts longer than 9 hrs?
A: Overtime fees of $50.00 per hr will be applied from the 10th hr.
Q: What does your daily rate include?
A: Planning, guiding, transportation in a Deluxe Touring Vehicle along with flexibility, patience, and a good sense of humor!
Q: How many passengers does your vehicle hold?
A: 7 plus me (your guide/driver).
Q: Is there an extra charge for luggage handling?
A: No, but I would appreciate your help!
Q: Do we pay for your meals?
A: You are responsible for all of my meals as we travel together.
Q: Do we pay for your hotel?
A: Yes, when we stay out of the Jerusalem area.
Q: Can you make hotel reservations for us?
A: Yes. Once the itinerary is finalized. I am associated with an Israel based tour operator.
Q: Whom do we pay for the hotel arrangements?
A: You will pay the tour operator separately.
Q: How do we reserve a tour with you?
A: A credit card guarantee and a tour deposit is required.
Q: When is payment due?
A: Full payment is due no later than two weeks prior to the start of the tour.
Q: What form of payment is acceptable?
A: I accept Visa, Mastercard, and Amex credit cards.
Q: How do we pay for entrance fees?
A: Most sites accept Visa/Mastercard or cash.
Q: Do we pay entrance fees as we tour, or in advance?
A: You can pay as we tour.
Q: Can we eat in the touring vehicle?
A: I prefer not. The Deluxe Touring Vehicle is your home as we tour. I try to keep it as clean as possible.
Q: Will we stop to buy snacks along the way?
A: Yes. There are snack kiosks at most of our tour stops, and on the road.