FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Is it safe to travel to Israel?
Israel is an extremely safe country to visit and tour. In 2012, close to four million tourists came to Israel, an all-time record, and all of them went back home again safe and sound. Our ground team is in constant communication with the Israel Ministry of Tourism to ensure all the sites we are visiting that day are safe to attend. We do encourage all participants to purchase Travelers Insurance in case of any issues outside of our control.
Do I need a visa to travel to Israel?
Americans, Canadians and citizens of most western countries need just a passport to come to Israel: no visa is required. Your passport must be valid for at least six months from the date you enter the country. For more information and a list of countries that do not need a visa, click here.
What are the age demographics of the group?
Our previous trips ranged in ages 25-55, with people from across the USA, Canada, Australia and all around the world. We also have a diverse group of singles and couples! For our upcoming 2015 trip, we already have registrants aged 25-65.
Is this trip just for Jews?
Nope. While our Hebro nightlife events target gay Jewish men in NYC, our destination trips attract Jews and non-Jews alike. As a Jewish "company" with a speciality in Israel, people from all faiths (and non-faiths) appreciate our itinerary, due to its diversity. We visit Christian, Muslim and Jewish sites. In fact, we are one of the only tour operators that includes a tour of Bethlehem (including the Church of Nativity) on our tours!
Is this trip just for gay men?
All are welcome, but Hebro markets to gay men.
Describe the style of the Israel trip?
We mix up our itinerary with the must-see touristy sites and fun activities. We still know its vacation for you, so we try to have a proper balance of things you can see (sites) and things you can experience (Jeep tours, floating the Dead Sea, etc)
Can I choose not to have an Israel stamp in my passport in case I travel to some countries that don’t recognize Israel?
Sure. Israel no longer stamps tourists’ passports. Records are now kept electronically.
Which airlines fly to Israel?
More than 80 airlines operate flights to Israel’s Ben Gurion International Airport (known simply as Tel Aviv or TLV). Five airlines operate as many as ten flights a day nonstop from North America to Tel Aviv (Air Canada, Delta, EL AL Israel Airlines, United, US Airways)
Will I need an adapter for my appliances in Israel?
The electric current in Israel is 220 volts, C, single phase, 50 Hertz, the same as in Europe.
Most Israeli sockets are three-pronged but most accept European two-pronged plugs. If your appliance does not work on 220 volts, you will need an adaptor.
Where can I get travel insurance?
Click here to compare plans and purchase.