416-496-1794 info@rfcanada.org
416-496-1794 info@rfcanada.org

FAQ

Shalom and thank you for your interest in Israel 2020, an experience of a lifetime!

Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information

How can I contact The Rhema Foundation Canada?

Email: info@rfcanada.org
Phone: (416) 496-1794

Is there a website with more details?

Please visit http://Israel2020.rhemacanada.ca

What are the tour dates?

Depart Toronto – Wednesday February 13, 2020
Arrival Toronto – Saturday February 22, 2020

What documents do I need to travel to Israel?

For U.S. and Canadian citizens, all you need is a passport that is valid at least six months longer than your date of arrival
in Israel.

Do I need a VISA?

For stays up to three months, U.S. and Canadian citizens do not need a visa.

Is it safe to travel to Israel?

Every year between 3 and 4 million tourists vacation in Israel. There are 90+ airlines operating in Israel, a good indicator of safety.

How long is the flight to Israel?

10 hours to Israel 12 hours back.

Flight Bookings

All flights will be booked by The Rhema Foundation Canada. All trip participants will be departing together from Toronto Pearson International Airport. If departing from a city other than Toronto, please contact us for details.

What airline are we traveling with?

EL AL Israel Airlines

Baggage Allowance:
Checked in luggage – 1 piece – 23 kg = 50 lbs

Carry on: 1 piece – 8 kg — 17 lbs
Personal items: Passengers will be allowed only one of the following personal items (on top of the carry on allowance): purse, diaper bag, briefcase, camera bag or laptop.

The item should not exceed the following dimensions: 30 X 38 X 18 cm.

Are we flying on a Boeing 737 Max?

The Government of Canada has grounded all Boeing 737 Max aircrafts until further notice.

I hear there is a security interview before my flight…

On check-in for your flight you may be asked a variety of questions during a security interview. Some of the questions may seem intrusive, irrelevant or repetitive. Just answer truthfully, go with the flow and don’t lose your cool. Remember, the questions are designed to protect you and your fellow passengers. When you leave Israel, the departure process is identical to that outlined above for all airlines.

How much is the tour?

Double Occupancy (two persons to one room with two beds) – $3,750 per person
Single occupancy (one person in one room) – Please add $995 to tour cost (per person)
Only double and single occupancy options are available. You will have the opportunity to select your roommate on your
registration form. If not, a roommate will be assigned to you.
Our package price includes:
Daily breakfast and dinner buffets, deluxe coach buses with air conditioning, roundtrip airfare, entrance fees, portable
listening devices, guided tours, handpicked 5 Star Deluxe or 4 Star First Class hotel accommodations, and airport departure
taxes, fuel surcharge & security fees (approx. $710.00 per person).
Trip cost does not include lunch, tips, tree planting and insurance. Please be prepared to spend approximately $15 CDN/day
on lunch.

Suggested Payment Plan Double:

 April 28, 2019 – $500 deposit
 May 26, 2019 – $407
 June 30, 2019 – $407
 July 28, 2019 – $407
 August 25, 2019 – $407
 September 29, 2019 – $407
 October 27, 2019 – $405
 November 24, 2019 – $405
 December 15, 2019 – $405

*Please contact us for more details on other payment arrangements.
All payments must be made via our website at: www.Israel2020.rhemacanada.ca

Suggested Payment Plan: Single

 April 28, 2019 – $500 deposit
 May 26, 2019 – $532
 June 30, 2019 – $531
 July 28, 2019 – $531
 August 25, 2019 – $531
 September 29, 2019 – $531
 October 27, 2019 – $531
 November 24, 2019 – $531
 December 15, 2019 – $531

*Please contact us for more details on other payment arrangements.
All payments must be made via our website at: www.Israel2020.rhemacanada.ca

Cancellation policy:

Once booked, a charge of $100 per person will apply. If cancelled 65 days prior to departure a $250 charge per person will apply. If cancelled 60 days or less prior to departure a 100% penalty will apply. Airline penalties may apply for flight bookings. Cancellations must be received in writing.

Do I need travel insurance?

Travel insurance (including medical coverage) is strongly encouraged for all foreign travel. A special group insurance package, which includes trip cancellation, medical coverage, accident and luggage is available. Please contact a representative of The Rhema Foundation Canada Travel for more details.

What about health, medicines, vaccinations?

Israel is an ultra-modern country with the world’s highest number of doctors per capita, and a health and hospital system that is the envy of the world. No vaccinations are required to visit Israel (unless you have recently been in an area where there have been epidemics of yellow fever, cholera or Ebola). You can buy most standard over-the-counter equivalent of North American drugs in Israel. You can also bring supplies of your standard prescription drugs with you. (If you need to bring syringes and vials of medicine – bring along a letter from your doctor attesting to your needs, just in case.) If you need to see a doctor in Israel, check with your hotel concierge.

What currency is used in Israel?

The Israeli currency is the Shekel (officially “New Israeli Shekel”), worth around 30 cents. 2.7 Shekels = CDN $1.00. There are ATM machines all over Israel and credit cards are widely accepted.

How much is lunch?

Lunch is approximately $15.00 CDN.

What languages are spoken in Israel?

Although Hebrew and Arabic are Israel’s official languages, English is Israel’s adopted second language, spoken so extensively that even street signs are also in English. More languages can also be noticed, such as French, Russian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian, Hungarian and Italian.

Electricity

Almost all hotel rooms are equipped with hairdryers, and all have shaver sockets. For other appliances, Israel’s electricity is 220V A/C, single phase 50-cycles; 110V-220V transformers can be used. Israeli outlets have three prongs.

Keeping in touch

Most hotels have free wi-fi in the lobby, and some hotels provide it free in the room. Many hotels also have Business Centers where you can access e-mail and the internet without charge. Canadian cell-phones that work overseas will work in Israel too.

Time Difference

Israel is 6 hours ahead of Toronto.

What is the weather like?

General guidelines for our time of travel:

Winter (Dec/Jan/Feb/early Mar): Winter weather can fluctuate. Some winters are mild and sunny, some severe and overcast. There is often heavy rain and, in January and February, even snow sometimes. It’ll probably be 10 – 16 degrees Celsius in most places, but in Jerusalem and the Galilee around 4 degrees Celsius and cold at night.

What to wear?

Casual is the “rule” for everyday sightseeing. Closed toed walking shoes or sneakers are a must! Israelis (especially women) like to be “elegant casual” on evenings in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. Some religious shrines require modest dress (arms and legs covered, and, occasionally, no pants for women). For those interested in being baptized in the Jordan River, you will need to bring your own towel and plastic bag for wet clothes. Don’t forget your swimsuit and sandals for the beach, for the Dead Sea, plastic shoes or aqausox.