Frequently asked Questions

About the Journey

HOW TRAINED DO I NEED TO BE TO GO ON THE JESUS TREK?

We highly recommend some mid level training before you embark on the Jesus Trek Tour. Out of the nine days you will tour the country, the Jesus Trek is a four day hiking experience that will average 15km/10miles per day with a variety of elevations.

WHO CAN REGISTER FOR A JESUS TREK TOUR?

The Jesus Trek Tour is an experience for EVERYONE.

IS THERE A MINIMUM AGE TO PARTICIPATE?

The minimum age to participate is 16 years old. Please keep in mind that the registration pricing for minors (under 18) is the same for those over 18. A signed letter of consent will be required for minors joining the Jesus Trek.

WHAT ARE THE DATES FOR THE JESUS TREK TOUR?

The dates for each Jesus Trek will be posted on the website. Please note that the touring days in Israel do not include your travel time. You will need to arrive in Israel before the start of “Day One” of the program. Day One of the program starts at 6PM.

HOW DO I JOIN A TOUR?

You can reserve your place on the Jesus Trek Tour by registering on the website. You are responsible to book your own airfare. Please make sure that your flight arrives before the tour starts and departs after the tour ends.

Jesus Trek Tours will host participants from all over the world, who will be arriving at different times.

Airport transfers to and from the airport are departing every 2 hours. There will be a Jesus Trek representative at the airport to assist you upon your arrival.

Further instructions will be given to you at the hotel in Tel Aviv.

HOW IS LODGING DETERMINED?

Registration pricing is based on double occupancy (two people sharing a room). If you are traveling alone, you will be assigned a single room and your package price will be higher.

WHY IS THE PRICE FOR 1 GUEST HIGHER THAN FOR 2 OR MORE?

Because lodging is based on double occupancy, the rate is higher for single guest registrations, as you will be receiving your own room.

CAN I CHOOSE A ROOMMATE?

If you prefer a specific roommate on the Jesus Trek Tour, it is a must to register together as a two guest registration.

IF I PURCHASE A SINGLE GUEST PACKAGE, CAN I ADD A ROOMMATE AFTER I HAVE REGISTERED?

Yes. You can add a roommate to your registration, which will lower your overall cost. Please contact WWV directly to do this. Different bedding arrangements can be requested.

HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE GOING TO BE ON THE TRIP?

The Jesus Trek Tour is created to be a unique and intimate experience for you! The maximum number of guests for the Jesus Trek Tour is 45 people.

HOW WILL TRANSPORTATION WORK?

During the touring days, air-conditioned transportation by tour bus will be provided to/from the Hotels and itinerary sites. On hiking days, air-conditioned transportation by tour bus will be provided to/from the Hotel to the start point and end point of the trail. Most tour buses will be equipped with WIFI access.

About Registration

WHO IS WORLDWIDE VILLAGE LTD? HOW CAN I CONTACT THEM DIRECTLY?

Worldwide Village LTD. (WWV) is the travel agency coordinating the booking process for the Jesus Trek Tours. WWV can provide assistance for all questions regarding registration, payments, lodging, and flights. You can contact WWV by email at: customerservice@wwv.travel or by phone at: +41 56 552 07 70.

WHO IS KESHET EDUCATIONAL JOURNEYS?

Keshet Educational Journeys (www.keshetjourneys.com) is the local tour operator in Israel handling the Jesus Trek tours.

WHAT ARE THE PAYMENT DEADLINES?

A 10% non-refundable deposit per person is due at the time of registration. Full payment is due by December 2018.

WHEN IS THE DEADLINE TO REGISTER?

All registrations must be made by November 1, 2018 for the 2019 Jesus Trek Tours. Registrations beyond this date will only be accommodated based on availability.

CAN I CANCEL MY REGISTRATION OR TRANSFER IT TO ANOTHER INDIVIDUAL?

All deposits and additional payments are non-refundable; however, registrations are transferable for a $USD100 fee for the first guest in your group and $USD50 for additional guests in your group. If you have questions regarding your registration, please contact WWV directly.

DO I NEED TO HAVE A PASSPORT TO REGISTER?

Yes, current and valid passport information is required to register for the the Jesus Trek Tour.

HOW CAN I REGISTER MORE THAN THREE PEOPLE IN MY FAMILY/GROUP?

To register three or more guests, you will need to complete more than one registration. Each reservation only includes one Hotel room. Please contact WWV directly for more information about booking multiple reservations as a family/group.

Travelling to Israel

HOW SAFE IS TRAVELING TO ISRAEL?

Your safety is our top priority. Israel is a very safe country to visit and tour, and we use a variety of measures to ensure the safety of all the participants on the Jesus Trek Tour. We also encourage you to take all the normal precautions as you would when traveling to any other city or country.

AM I REQUIRED TO PURCHASE TRAVEL INSURANCE?

We urge you to purchase cancellation insurance and supplemental medical coverage (which covers preexisting conditions). We recommend the „Cancel For Any Reason“ policies which offer the broadest coverage. Please note that most insurance policies require purchase within 14 days of your date of registration for the trip. While you are free to purchase insurance from any company of your choice, we have made arrangements with SMS-Travel Insurance Center of Omaha, Nebraska. SMS has over 25 years of experience as worldwide insurance brokers and can help you choose the policy that best meets your needs. Our contact persons are Yonah Engel & Dani Eisenstock:
mail: info@travelinsuranceisrael.com Mention promo code: KESHET

WHAT DOCUMENTATION IS NECESSARY FOR TRAVEL TO ISRAEL?

A current passport, valid for at least six months beyond the tour, is required to register for the Jesus Trek Tour. THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS POLICY. A travel visa is required for some countries. Please find out more about Israel’s visa policies regarding your country here: Israel’s Visa Policy

WHAT MEDICAL PRECAUTIONS SHOULD BE CONSIDERED FOR THE JESUS TREK TOUR?

There are no specific immunizations or medications that are recommended or required for travel to Israel, but we advise you to connect with your primary care physician regarding their recommendations for you specifically. Please keep in mind that you can purchase the equivalent of most standard over-the-counter medicines in Israel. We would also encourage you to inform your health insurance provider that you will be traveling out of the country and to determine your coverage and medical care options while in Israel.

WILL I NEED TO BRING A POWER ADAPTER?

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, but European two-prong adapters usually work.

WHAT IF I HAVE SPECIFIC FOOD RESTRICTIONS?

In your registration form, you can mention your dietary needs. Israel’s cuisine offers a wide range of vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options. The Jesus Trek team will do its utmost to accommodate for any food restrictions. Some of Israel’s most beloved street food, like falafel and hummus, is vegan, so you don’t have to worry about missing out on this special Mediterranean delicacy!

While in Israel

AM I REQUIRED TO JOIN FOR THE ENTIRE TRIP?

The Jesus Trek Tour is designed as a comprehensive experience from start to finish, so it is highly recommended that you participate in all the planned activities with your group.

We understand that some adjustments might be necessary, and if this is the case, please contact WWV directly for more information about modifying your itinerary.

Please keep in mind that alterations to the itinerary, including transportation and accommodation, will be your responsibility if you choose to divert from the group while in Israel.

WHAT TIME ZONE IS ISRAEL IN?

Israel Standard Time (IST), is the standard time zone in Israel. It is two hours ahead of UTC and seven hours ahead of EST.

CAN I DRINK TAP WATER IN ISRAEL?

Tap water is safe to drink in Israel, but bottled water will also be available.

WILL I HAVE ACCESS TO WIFI?

Most hotels in Israel have WiFi available for hotel guests at standard rates. Many cafes and restaurants also offer complimentary WiFi services. Since September 2013, Tel Aviv offers a citywide free WiFi network which provides 80 free internet “hot spots”across the city. Most of the touring buses also have complimentary WIFI available.

WILL I BE ABLE TO USE MY CELL PHONE WHILE IN ISRAEL?

Please check with your mobile phone service provider to determine if you will need to purchase an International plan to use your phone in Israel. Local Israeli SIM cards with phone/data plans can be purchased during the registration process and will be delivered upon arrival in Israel. To make use of this service, your phone has to be “unlocked”.

ARE CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED IN ISRAEL?

You can use your credit/debit card to obtain NIS (New Israeli Shekels) at ATMs throughout Israel. Most Israeli hotels, restaurants and stores accept American Express, MasterCard and Visa cards as well. American dollars are accepted in many places in Israel; however, in most cases, change will be given in NIS.

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