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Central to three of the world’s major religions, Israel packs an incredible amount of must-see sights into a relatively small space. There is much to see and understand, which is why a private guide is the perfect addition to your tour of Israel. Israel’s historical and cultural importance is well recognized, but the country’s abundant natural beauty ...Show More
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On Your Israel Tour

Passport Requirements for Israel Tours

American and Canadian citizens must have a passport that is valid for at least 6 months beyond the intended return date in order to enter and depart the country. Tourists must also provide proof of return or onward travel. Each traveler is responsible for ensuring that his/her passport is up to date.

Please ensure that the name on your passport matches all travel documents we have issued. If this is not the case, please contact us immediately.

Visa Requirements for Israel Tours

A visa is not required for citizens of the U.S. and Canada. Citizens from other countries may require a valid visa. These requirements change often and therefore it is best that you check with the Israeli Embassy for the most up-to-date visa information.

Insurance Recommendations for Israel Tours

Cancelation and Medical Insurance is highly recommended as it can safeguard against the expenses associated with in-country medical emergencies, lost or delayed baggage and emergency cancelation or interruption of your trip. Please ensure your policy will provide you with upfront medical coverage so that you are not responsible for a hefty medical bill. Insurance can be purchased through us.

Vaccination Requirements for Israel Tours

Currently Required Vaccinations: None

Please visit a travel clinic or physician 6 to 8 weeks before departure in regards to the following recommended vaccinations:

Hepatitis A & BTyphoidPolioRabies

We recommend consulting the World Health Organization and your physician to help you make decisions about the right vaccinations for your travels. Here is the link to the WHO’s vaccination recommendation info: http://apps.who.int/tools/geoserver/www/ith/index.html

Medication Requirements for Israel Tours

If there are any medical items that are essential to your health, such as prescription drugs or corrective eye wear, bring duplicates and divide them between your checked bags and hand luggage. While non-prescription drugs such as aspirin are generally available, it is difficult to replace prescription items. It is also advised to take iodine tablets to purify water if bottled water is not available. It is also strongly advised to take over-the-counter diarrhea medication.

Recommended Items:

  • Basic medicine kit (painkillers, band-aids, antiseptic cream, etc.)
  • Digestive aids such as Imodium, Pepto-Bismol; re-hydration salts and anti-diarrhea preparations.
  • Hydrocortisone tablets or cream for allergic skin reactions and bites
  • Anti-nausea tablets if you suffer from motion sickness
  • Sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher), after-sun lotion, lip balm, wide brimmed hat, sunglasses, Insect repellent
  • Baby wipes or anti-bacterial gel

Weather, Seasons and Climate in Israel

Israel has a hot Mediterranean climate with a pleasant spring and autumn. Summers tend to be long, hot, and dry while winters are short, cool, and rainy. January is the coldest month with temperatures ranging from 5 C to 10 C and August is the hottest at 18 C to 38 C. Rainfall is unevenly distributed, often concentrated in violent storms. Spring is generally the most beautiful time to visit the country, as it will be in full bloom from the winter precipitation. Temperatures are also a lot more bearable than the summer. The city of Eilat has a good climate for beach holidays all year round.For up-to-date forecasts check: weather.com

Electricity, Phone and Internet in Israel

Electricity in Israel 220V is used across the whole of Israel with a European style 2 prong socket. Most electrical items bought in North America work from 110V/230V so a converter is usually not needed. However be sure to double check your electronics before you leave home. Do not use 110V outlets marked ‘FOR SHAVERS ONLY’ for anything else as they will not work and may even get damaged.

Phone: Roaming charges vary between carriers, but tend to be quite costly. Consult your phone provider prior to departure to discuss overseas rates and international package options.

Internet: Internet connectivity is no problem in Israel. There are many internet cafés and Wi-Fi is also widely available in hotels, cafés and some public spaces.

Currency in Israel

Generally speaking, we advise bringing $70-100 US dollars per day for spending money per person. Be sure to bring lots of small bills for porters, wait staff and housekeeping (not obligatory and based on your satisfaction). New Israeli Shekel notes are in denominations of 20, 50, 100, and 200 New Shkalim. Coins are in denominations of 10 Agorot, ½ Shekel, 1 New Shekel, 2 New Shkalim, 5 New Shkalim, and 10 New Shkalim.

We recommend that you get local currency from your bank before you leave home or from a bank machine in-country which is much cheaper than an exchange service at the airport or in tourist areas. Your bank card may work, but Visa or MasterCard are more widely accepted.

Quick Facts for a Israel Tour

Capital: Jerusalem

Language: Hebrew & Arabic

Currency: New Israeli Sheqel (NIS)

Religion: Jewish & Muslim

Time Zone: GMT/ UTC + 2

Electricity: 220V AC

Telephone: Country code for calling you from outside Israel is 972

Calling North America: Dial 00 + 1 and your 10 digit number

Emergency numbers in Israel: Police: 100; Ambulance: 101; Fire: 102

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Sherrie F., June 27, 2018
"Top of the line!"
Oluwatoyin O., May 15, 2018
"KT made us feel comfortable and welcome"
Jaime T., January 12, 2018
"My husband and I had a wonderful experience and would recommend Kensington and encourage people to visit Egypt!"
Paula H., January 12, 2018
"Our Israeli guide was incredibly knowledgeable, helpful, tailoring things to our needs and making things very smooth."
Christine S., September 29, 2017
" A fabulous experience and Kensington with its seamless tours made it happen"