Yes. Absolutely. You cannot leave the country without a passport.
When considering a trip to the Holy Land, the question of safety always comes up, particularly among friends and family of the person(s) wanting to go. I always tell people that the most dangerous part of the trip to Israel will be your time spent in New York! Seriously, every time something happens in Israel, it makes international news. Can you imagine if every time a violent crime was committed in Atlanta or Dallas that it also made international news? No one would ever want to visit those cities if we applied the same logic as some Americans do to visiting the Holy Land.
Yes. Those who want to be baptized can be. Others can watch as well as join us in song and prayer.
The type of clothing you wear is left up to you. Casual attire, such as jeans or athletic pants, and comfortable walking shoes are the best. Also, you will need to bring your bathing suit as we will have an opportunity to swim in the Dead Sea, which is a very unique experience.
Normal mid-March temperatures are in the low-70s during the day and mid-50s in the evening.
We all gather at a designated New York airport three hours before our flight to Israel leaves the country. Everyone makes their own travel arrangements to New York.
We will travel on a very comfortable motorcoach. We will also have a personal bus driver assigned to us the entire trip as well as a professional tour guide who is an Israeli citizen and a Christian.
We typically have between 100 and 150 individuals join the tour. However, we divide everyone into groups of 40-50. Each group has its own bus and tour guide, and each individual has his or her own earpiece that allows the guide to speak directly to you in a normal voice. So it feels like you are touring with a group of only 40-50 people. In addition, Tim, his wife Alison, and their sons, Wesley and Walker, will be your hosts.
We usually stay at the Grand Court Hotel in Jerusalem and the Caesar Premier Hotel in Tiberius.
If you want to purchase your own airfare, which allows you to choose your seat, the cost of the tour is $3,695. We use both EL AL Israel Airlines and Delta Airlines from New York to Tel Aviv direct. We will email you the exact flight numbers upon request or after you register for the tour.