Tips & Tricks for 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 usually it means that he is a soldier on a short vacation – don’t freak out.
    In Israel, All of the soldiers and the police officers are Israelis.

What to bring to all tours

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Hat is mostly needed
  • Water
  • Appropriate clothing for holy sites (ability to cover shoulders, chests and knees)

In Jerusalem

  • Dress code: Modest clothing is needed – women can bring shawl to cover shoulders.
  • Comfortable shoes are recommended.

Dead Sea

  • 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:

  • Sunscreen
  • A hat
  • Water shoes (flip flops)

Bethlehem & Jericho

  • Passports
  • Modest clothing
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