Pilgrimage

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Pilgrimage

Pilgrimage
(from latin Palma — palm in the sense of top, eg 'palm tree')
A journey to the Holy Land and other geographical areas of special significance for the Christian faith for the purpose of worship and prayer.
Today 23 Shvat 5730 AD Tuesday, (23 July 2024)
Green card and insurance


Before the trip

Passport

Each person must have a passport, the validity of which is not later than 6 months from the end of the tour.
Why do we need this stock? - Insurance. If you get sick, then they will treat you in Israel, and they will not send you home for treatment (because the visa expires).

Visa

Here is a list of countries, citizens (who have official citizenship or citizenship) of whom the visa in Israel is not needed:
  1. Russia,
  2. Austria,
  3. Andorra,
  4. Bahamas,
  5. Barbados,
  6. Belgium,
  7. Bulgaria,
  8. United Kingdom,
  9. Hungary,
  10. Haiti,
  11. Guatemala,
  12. Germany,
  13. Gibraltar,
  14. Greece,
  15. Denmark,
  16. Dominica,
  17. Dominican Republic,
  18. Ireland,
  19. Iceland,
  20. Spain,
  21. Italy,
  22. Canada,
  23. Cyprus,
  24. Costa Rica,
  25. Latvia,
  26. Lithuania,
  27. Liechtenstein,
  28. Luxembourg,
  29. Malta,
  30. Mexico,
  31. Monaco,
  32. Mongolia,
  33. Netherlands,
  34. Norway,
  35. Poland,
  36. Portugal,
  37. Romania,
  38. El Salvador,
  39. San Marino,
  40. Saint Kitt and Nevis,
  41. Saint Lucia,
  42. Slovakia,
  43. Slovenia,
  44. US,
  45. Finland,
  46. France,
  47. Croatia,
  48. Czech Republic,
  49. Switzerland,
  50. Sweden,
  51. Estonia,
  52. Jamaica,
  53. Japan.
Citizens of other countries need a visa to enter the country Israel.

Medical Insurance

For all travelers abroad, medical insurance is required, including for kids.
The cost of a simple medical insurance is approximately $25 - for a 9-day tour and $30 - for a 14-day tour per person.
It covers the payment for the hospital and the services of a doctor, but does not include the cost of the medication.

It is possible and more expensive if you want special travel insurance, which includes medical insurance, as well as travel insurance, luggage and other benefits.


In Israel

Hotels and regions

In Israel you will find the whole range of hotels - from fairly simple 2 * -3 * hotels, focused on tourists, for which the excursion is most important, up to 5 * hotels with very high standard of accommodation and service. The main resorts:  
  • Tel Aviv is the economic capital of Israel. Tourists choose Tel Aviv for business trips, as well as for outdoor activities - there are a lot of discos and night clubs in Tel Aviv, and the main sightseeing objects are not far from Tel Aviv. In Tel Aviv most hotels are located on the waterfront, near the business center of the city.
  • Netanya is located on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. In Netanya 11 km of beautiful sandy beaches. In addition, there are many bars and discos. Netanya chooses to relax both the Israeli youth and tourists who want to combine a holiday at sea with excursions - most of the attractions are close to this resort. Bathe in Netanya is comfortable from May to October, although the resort's main beach is open all year round. In addition, one of the advantages of Netanya is proximity to Tel Aviv, so the transfer to the hotel takes less time and costs less.
  • Eilat is a year-round resort located in the very south of Israel on the coast of the Red Sea. In Eilat there are both sandy beaches and beautiful coral reefs. Cold in Eilat never happens, so here you can relax both in summer and in winter. In Eilat rain almost never happens (there were years when in Eilat there was not a single rain in a year) and almost all the days of the year are sunny. There are a lot of nightclubs, bars and restaurants in Eilat. In Eilat, many hotels operate on an all-inclusive basis. From Tel Aviv to Eilat can be reached either by car or bus transfer or by bus (4.5-5.5 hours), or by domestic flight on an airplane (less than 1 hours, price 105 USD per adult Passenger). Hotels in Eilat can be located both in the city (there are hotels on the beach, there are on the lagoon and there are hotels on the second line of the beach), and 5-10 km from the city - these hotels are usually located On the seashore (or just across the road) and here are more beautiful coral beaches.
  • Dead Sea - a unique resort, there are no more such in the world. The Dead Sea is divided between Israel And Jordan, however in Israel the level of medicine is higher. Water in the Dead Sea is extremely salty (10 times more salty than water from the Mediterranean), and along the coast there are a large number of selenium-rich thermal springs and deposits of therapeutic peloid mud. On the coast of the Dead Sea there are more than 10 large clinics that successfully treat many skin diseases, arthritis, arthropathy, neurological and andrologic diseases. In addition, the Dead Sea air saturated with salt and oxygen contributes to the treatment of diseases of the upper respiratory tract, and high atmospheric pressure helps reduce blood pressure in patients with hypertension. Israeli medicine has reached very high heights in the rehabilitation of patients, so many clinics on the Dead Sea are engaged in both rehabilitation and rehabilitation of patients after injuries and surgeries. Most of the hotels are located on the coast of the Dead Sea. You can go through procedures both in the hotels themselves and in the city's medical centers.
  • Jerusalem is one of the main cities for Christians, Jews and Muslims around the world. Here come pilgrims and tourists from different countries. Jerusalem - one of the oldest cities in the world, its age is estimated at at least 3500 year. In Jerusalem there are some of the most important shrines for the three largest world religions - Wall of Tears for Jews, Mosque on the Temple Mount for Muslims and Church of the Holy Sepulcher for Christians of all denominations. In addition, in Jerusalem there are several temples and monasteries that were built on the ground, connected with the life and work of Jesus. Jerusalem died Efrosinya Polotskaya.

Where to eat

At all the resorts you will find many cafes, bars and restaurants. Each tourist will be able to choose an institution to his taste - from fast food to expensive high-end restaurants. It should be remembered that many cafes and restaurants do not work on Saturdays.

In an ordinary cafe dinner on average will cost $15.

It is worth paying attention to the fact that many hotels have kosher food, which means a complete separation of dairy and meat products. In practice, this is most often due to the fact that dairy products and fish are served for breakfast (there are no meat products), and dairy products (including sauces) are not served for dinner.

Transport

In Israel, public transport is well developed - both in large cities, and between all cities comfortable buses run. A trip on Tel Aviv by bus departs approximately 5 shekels, payment to the driver, entrance to the bus only through the front door.

In the northern part of Israel, the railway is built, trains run often, comfortable cars. The fare depends on the distance.

Taxi in Israel works on counters, the fare is 3 shekels per kilometer and 5 shekels per landing. When ordering a taxi by phone, as well as at night, an increased tariff is applied. In addition, there are special "tourist taxis", the drivers of which are registered in the Ministry of Tourism guides. On the doors of such taxis there is the emblem of the Ministry of Tourism - two people carrying a huge bunch of grapes.

 Sareltours

In Israel there are quite a few firms that occupy rental cars. Prices start from $40 per day per car. For rent, you need a driver's license of international standard, an international plastic bank card and the age must be more than 21 year. In addition to the price, there may be a tax and various surcharges.

From Tel Aviv to Eilat 5-6 times a day planes fly, the cost of flight - $105 for an adult and $80 for a child.