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Holy Land

What is the best currency to take to the Holy Land?

The currency of the Holy Land is the Israeli Shekel, but U.S. Dollars are accepted virtually everywhere and can be easily converted into Shekels. Sterling is less widely accepted but can also be converted into Shekels.

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How much money should I bring?

It depends on how much you want to spend. The basic amount you need is to pay for lunch, £10 (maximum) each day and collection, tips and gratuities £2.50 a day. The rest is up to you.

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How much does lunch cost?

A full meal costs from £8 to £10. Salad or soup costs £5, more or less.

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Do I need any immunisation for the Holy Land?

Normally it is not necessary to be immunised before you travel to the Holy Land. However we recommend you consult your G.P.

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How long is the journey to the Holy Land?

The flight from London to Tel Aviv takes a little over 5 hours. The coach transfer from Tel Aviv airport to Bethlehem is about one hour, to Jerusalem about 40 minutes.

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What is the weather like in the Holy Land?

The climate in the Holy Land is generally hot in the summer and milder for the rest of the year. From December to February it can be cold, but usually it is much milder than winter in the UK. In the north (Tiberias / Dead Sea) the weather is up to 10°C higher than the south (Bethlehem / Jerusalem). Average temperatures (Guideline only) Spring: 20 - 30°C; Summer: 25 - 40°C; Autumn: 20 - 30°C; Winter: 10 - 18°C

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Do I require a visa?

If you are a British citizen you do not require a visa to travel to any of the destinations we operate. If you are not, contact the relevant consulate.

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Is insurance compulsory?

Yes it is compulsory. You simply must have travel insurance. The cost is only a fraction of the total cost of your pilgrimage. In some countries we visit, particularly the Holy Land, the cost of hospitalisation is prohibitively expensive. For the vast majority of people it will be impossible to gain admission without proof of valid travel insurance.

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Do I have to buy insurance straight away or can this be purchased later?

It is advisable to be insured the moment you book. This should cover you for cancellation if you are unable to travel for medical reasons. Please check with your insurance company for the details of what you are covered for.

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Is there any limit on the amount of medication I can take with me?

No, providing that they are prescribed medication.

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How many kilos am I allowed in my checked-in luggage?

This depends on the airline. Currently for Ryanair it is 15 kg, for other airlines about 20kg. We will inform you of the exact amount a few weeks before you travel.

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How much creams, liquids and aerosols are we allowed to bring in our hand luggage?

These must be stored in containers that hold a maximum of 100ml only, regardless of how little the contents are. For example 50ml of liquid in a container that can hold 150ml is still not permissible. All your containers must be presented to security in a clear plastic bag. These bags can be purchased inexpensively at the airport. Bottled water and soft drinks are best purchased airside after you have cleared immigration and security.

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What weight and dimension of hand luggage is allowed?

Each airline gives its own guidance. Always one piece and generally a maximum weight of 8-10kg is allowed with dimensions of 55cm x 40cm x 20cm. If this is important to you why not give us a call, we may be able to assist in your query.

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Is there any discount for a triple room or for children?

There is no discount for a triple room. Children under 12 receive 10% discount providing that they are sharing a room with their parents.

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