FOR THE TOURIST IN ISRAEL
- The power socket in Israel is a typical European power socket
- Tap water in Israel is drinkable
- Sun screen and water have great importance when in Israel
- In Israel, gratuity is not included in the bills at restaurants and bars. It is common to leave 12 -15 % of the bill as a tip.
- Taxi drivers are obliged by law to put the meter on once you request them to.
- If the driver refuses or insists to quote a rate, he is probably trying to make some extra cash on your expense. Get a different taxi. We recommend to download the app ‘Gett’ to avoid all of the above.
- There is no need to tip taxi drivers.
- If you see a man with a gun/rifle and no uniforms – don’t freak out, usually it means that he is a soldier on a short vacation.In Israel, All of the soldiers and the police officers are Israelis. No foreign armies here.
What to bring to all tours:
- Comfortable shoes
- Hat is mostly needed
- Appropriate clothing for holy sites (ability to cover shoulders, chests and knees)
- Dress code: Modest clothing is needed – women can bring shawl to cover shoulders.
- Comfortable shoes are recommended.
- Open sores and hair removed skin might burn once bathing so recommended not to shave a day before.
To the Dead Sea please bring with you:
- A hat
- Water shoes (flip flops)
Bethlehem & Jericho:
- Modest clothing