If you’re interested in signing up for an upcoming tour please contact Dr. Smith.
However, this page lists below a series of topics in chronological importance that require your review when you’re seriously interested in joining one of our tours as an individual or through your church or organization.
You should always read the fine print of the Terms and Conditions of your trip’s flyer which is always found on the back page. The very first thing we should examine is safety and security.
Procedures to sign up
If you already have a passport then check and be certain that it does not expire for at least six months from the time of your return from your destinations. Countries vary about this rule but Israel is the most strict so if that’s one of your destinations, then you need to plan for that.
In other words, if you’re scheduled to leave Israel to return to the U.S. on January 1, 2020 then your passport must be valid through June 30, 2020. You will not be admitted to the country otherwise.
Later we’ll notify you asking for a legible copy of your passport photo page to be sent, faxed, or email to our main office. BUT DO NOT WAIT FOR YOUR PASSPORT TO REGISTER FOR THE TRIP.
Once you’ve decided you’d like to join one of our trips simply fill out the Registration Form that you see on the brochure provided and send it to the address shown along with your check or credit card information.
After we receive receives your initial deposit, an invoice and welcome letter will be sent to you. Note the following insurance information which is important to be understood at the time you first register.
Check the “Terms and Registration” on the back of your brochure to see our policy in case you find it necessary to cancel your trip. Our required deposit amounts are the lowest in the travel industry.
Optional Insurance is made available to you through our carrier at the cost listed on your brochure. We highly recommend you purchase the insurance but it is not necessary and is your own decision to make.
Your flyer may show a range for the Optional Insurance but you can see which cost applies to you depending on where you reside. Some groups will have passengers paying two different prices.
What is important to note is that to be covered for a “Preexisting Condition” you must purchase your insurance within 14 days of your Initial Deposit. So I recommend that you combine your insurance payment indicated on the form with your initial deposit.
An example of a Preexisting Condition would be perhaps high blood pressure if you should have a stroke or heart attack. So it could be far-reaching and negate the medical coverage. Purchasing the insurance when you send your deposit eliminates that concern.
You’re certainly welcome to purchase the insurance after the initial 14 days. Please be aware that if you have to cancel your trip, your insurance is not refunded because it is in effect immediately upon purchase and is providing you some coverage like trip cancellation.
No place in the world is 100% safe but Israel is a relatively safe tourism destination.
This means that visiting the country and traveling around within it is completely safe, despite the occasional incident or flare up that makes the news back home.
As a result, tourism to Israel has been growing steadily and last year alone approximately 2 million tourists visited the country.
Your safety and security is our utmost concern and this is one of the most misunderstood aspects of travel to the Holy Land. Americans live in a country with metropolitan urban areas that are 10 times more dangerous than Israel and yet we’re always told by well-meaning friends and family it’s not safe to go there.
Please know that we simply don’t go anywhere near places that are not totally safe for Americans to visit but, in fact, we go where our presence is welcome.
Early Bird Discounts:
Check your brochure and see if you can save some money by submitting your deposit early enough for the Early Bird Discounts we generally offer 9 or 6 months before your departure.
Now Prepare in Study and Prayer:
Now relax and use the coming weeks and months to prepare for the trip.