Please make sure you have a passport and any required travel documents to go on the trip. If your passport is not in your possession (i.e. locked in a bank) please be sure to get it a week before your scheduled departure.
If you have both an Israeli and a US passport, you will need to bring both.
Spending Money and Gratuity
Although this is a free trip, and all sites, activities and attractions are included, we suggest bringing approximately $200 to $300 USD spending money in cash which can be changed at the airport. We provide 2 meals a day as part of the program, so we suggest budgeting approximately $10-12 per day for lunch.
Additionally, you may want some money for souvenirs and snacks throughout the trip.
It is also customary in Israel to tip the Tour Guide and Driver. They accompany you 24/7 throughout your trip, going above-and-beyond to give you the experience of a life-time! If you feel their energy and efforts contributed to the success of your trip then a gratuity of $75 (total, inclusive of all staff) is an acceptable way of showing appreciation. This is in addition to the suggested spending money mentioned above.
Do not rely on ATM machines as they can be difficult to find, but almost all stores in Israel
accept credit cards. Travelers Checks are difficult to cash so we recommend NOT bringing them
Currency Exchange Rates
The currency in Israel is Shekel or New Israel Shekel (NIS).