Terms and Conditions

All Emmaus trips are considered unconfirmed (provisional) until 30 participants are registered 90 days prior to the scheduled date of departure. In light of the early unconfirmed nature of all Emmaus programs, it is recommended that you do not make any personal travel plans until the trip is considered confirmed. Should you desire to purchase personal airline tickets, to make additional hotel arrangements or to purchase any other travel arrangements not under the auspices of Emmaus administration, it is recommended, for your financial protection, that you consult with Emmaus prior to any such purchases. 

Medical: You declare that you are in good health and able to participate in the physical demands of the program. You understand and accept any and all financial responsibilities related to a medical emergency and any subsequent after-treatment. You are required to have international medical hospitalization insurance. It is customary for medical services outside of the USA to require payment in advance of any treatment. You must be prepared to provide financial payment at the time of any unforeseen medical emergency requiring treatment. Cash or credit card is customary. Upon return to your homeland, you then file for reimbursement with your personal insurance company.

Air Transportation: The passage contract in use by the airlines when the tickets are issued shall constitute the sole contract between the airlines and the passenger, and/or any agent and/or Emmaus. Airfare is subject to increases prior to the date of travel per airline contract and stipulations.

Accommodations: Price per person is based on double occupancy with private facilities. We reserve the right to substitute hotels of a similar category for those listed. An additional fee applies to single-room occupancy.

Meals: Two meals a day provided unless noted as one or three meals in your trip Itinerary. Special beverages (coffee, tea, sodas, etc.) are not included at lunch or dinner meals. Local water provided in Greece and Israel. Bottled water provided at lunch and dinner in Turkey only. 

Airport Transfers: Only scheduled trip group transfers are included.

Baggage: You are requested to limit your luggage to 1 primary suitcase, plus 1 small soft carry-on bus bag. Personal baggage transport throughout the program is your responsibility. Emmaus Educational Services, LLC and its agents cannot be responsible for loss, theft or damage to belongings.

Sightseeing and Entrance Fees: Inclusive of all sightseeing as per itinerary aboard a private motor coach with the services of an authorized, English-speaking guide. Entrance fees to all sights as per itinerary are included.

Services, Charges, and Taxes: All service charges and local taxes as imposed by hotels are included in the trip fees. Passports, baggage insurance, laundry, mineral waters, coffee, tea and any items of a personal nature are not included.

Tipping: All tips and service charges are included in your trip fees. Additional voluntary tipping is acceptable. 

Passport and Visas: Your passport must be valid for six months beyond your program's scheduled return date. Non-USA, non-Canada, non-UK, or non-EU passport holders may be required to apply for a pre-arrival tourist entry visa. All tourist entry visa fees are the financial responsibility of the participant. 

Tariffs: All airfares and land rates are considered conditional and subject to adjustment based on any change in tariffs, taxes and international exchange rates. 

Disclaimer of Responsibility: Emmaus Educational Services, LLC is not a travel agency and is only acting as an intermediary for the suppliers identified on this, or any accompanying documents, in selling services, or in accepting reservations or bookings for services which are not directly supplied by itself (such as air carriage, hotel accommodations, ground transportation, meals, etc.) You will hold as blameless Emmaus Educational Services, LLC, its staff, its family members, and its agents for breach of contract or any intentional or careless actions or omissions on the part of such suppliers, which may result in any loss, damage, delay, injury, or increase in program fees to any traveler. Unless the term “guaranteed” is specifically written on the ticket, invoice, or reservation itinerary, Emmaus Educational Services, LLC does not guarantee any supplier’s rates, bookings or reservations. It shall not be responsible for any injuries, damages, or losses caused to any traveler in connection with terrorist activities, social or labor unrest, mechanical or construction difficulties, diseases, local laws, climatic conditions, abnormal conditions or developments, or any other actions, omissions, or conditions outside its control. By embarking upon the trip, the traveler voluntarily assumes all personal and financial risks involved with such travel, whether expected or unexpected. Any overnight lodging, ground transportation, flights and meals not included in the original program itinerary as published by Emmaus prior to you original departure are the sole financial responsibility of the traveler.Traveler is hereby warned of such risks, and is advised to obtain appropriate insurance coverage against such risks.

Cancellations: At 90 days until our scheduled departure date all cancellations forfeit a $300 cancellation fee plus any charge per person as levied by any and all agents and suppliers.

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  • "Can't thank you enough for your input in putting together our Israel adventure! Phil and I were absolutely amazed how beautifully the whole experience went. The schedule was full, but not overwhelming. Steve was incredibly flexible about tucking in extra sites as time allowed and interest was shown. He is an absolute treasure when it comes to guiding a group. Every site added to the richness of my understanding. I would hate to have missed any of them. Some of my sweetest memories where I was most touched were when we got our first glimpse of Jerusalem at sunset, with the driver playing the song " Jerusalem " on the bus. I was also incredibly moved to touch the Western Wall and have a chance to pray there. I hadn't expected such emotional responses in those places! One of the best parts of our trip was the timing. The Land was green and lush, with wild flowers growing everywhere. I think it really helped our group that Phil had us meet weekly before the trip and go over basic knowledge of the Land. That way we felt engaged before we even got there. The booklet you folks put together was also a great resource. To sum it all up, this was the trip of a lifetime for me! I was totally blessed by the experience and am sensing such new richness when I read the scriptures. Thank you for making it all possible. I know we will all be recommending the trip to our church family!!"
    L.A.O., Israel Trip