ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE DAYS IN ISRAEL

Roundtrip airfare is not included in the price. You are responsible to purchase your own airline tickets to and from Israel.

  IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT YOUR AIRLINE TICKETS  

All excavation administrative confirmations must be in place before you purchase your airline tickets. Do not purchase your airline tickets until instructed to do so by Emmaus. Hong Kong participants will be notified by HaDavar Yeshiva when it is acceptable to purchase your airline tickets. 

There are no recommended flights to or from Israel. You are free to make whatever flight arrangements you would like. However, pay very close attention to the notice given below regarding bus transfers from Ben Gurion International Airport (TLV) to your lodging in Migdal.

  YOU ARE REQUIRED TO  

Email a copy of your roundtrip flight itinerary to Emmaus as soon as you have purchased your tickets. 

  WHEN YOU ARRIVE AT THE TEL AVIV AIRPORT IN ISRAEL  

Upon arrival at Ben Gurion Airport (TLV) follow the people exiting the plane. Many are locals or seasoned travelers to Israel. Walk quickly to stay near the front of the crowd since Passport Control can be slow during peak travel seasons. After Passport Control is Baggage Claim. There are currency exchange opportunities in Baggage Claim. It is recommended you exchange $100 for incidental personal expenses. After you exit Baggage Claim you enter the Arrival Hall Lobby. Go to the right, take a seat and wait. Someone will meet you there about 30 minutes prior to the bus transfer. There is another currency exchange opportunity in the Arrival Hall Lobby. If you have an extended wait time before the bus transfer to Migdal you may want to spend part of your wait time in the pre-Departure lobby area where seating and tables are available. Take the elevator or escalator up one floor and follow the sign to DEPARTURES. Be sure to return to the Arrival Hall Lobby in sufficient time for your bus transfer to Migdal.

  SESSION 1     ARRIVAL DAY  
  JUNE 15       BUS TRANSFERS FROM BEN GURION INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (TLV) TO MIGDAL  

On this day two bus transfers will be provided from Ben Gurion International Airport (TLV) to your lodging at Migdal, near the Sea of Galilee. The first transfer will be at 12:00 PM (noon) and the second transfer will be at 6:00 PM. You need to plan your arrival in Israel to take advantage of one of these two bus transfers from the airport. Plan your flight to arrive at least one hour before the bus transfer. Should you not be on one of the bus transfers, taxi service is available from the airport to Migdal for a cost of approximately $275. See map below.

  SESSION 1     DEPARTURE DAY  
  JUNE 29       TRANSFER FROM JERUSALEM TO THE AIRPORT  

On this day only and at no cost to you, Emmaus will provide a transfer from Jerusalem to the airport for your return flight. Your airport transfer will leave Jerusalem approximately 4 hours prior to your scheduled flight. If you depart Israel before or after this day your transfer becomes your personal responsibility. Shared shuttle service is available from Jerusalem to the airport for $20 per person and a private taxi is $100. 

  SESSION 1     OPTION JERUSALEM AND DEAD SEA TOUR DEPARTURE DAY  
  JULY 1          TRANSFER FROM JERUSALEM TO THE AIRPORT  

On this day only and at no cost to you, Emmaus will provide a transfer from Jerusalem to the airport for your return flight. Your airport transfer will leave Jerusalem approximately 4 hours prior to your scheduled flight. If you depart Israel before or after this day your transfer becomes your personal responsibility. Shared shuttle service is available from Jerusalem to the airport for $20 per person and a private taxi is $100.  

  SESSION 2     ARRIVAL DAY  
  JUNE 29       BUS TRANSFERS FROM BEN GURION INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (TLV) TO MIGDAL  

On this day two bus transfers will be provided from Ben Gurion International Airport (TLV) to your lodging at Migdal, near the Sea of Galilee. The first transfer will be at 12:00 PM (noon) and the second transfer will be at 6:00 PM. You need to plan your arrival in Israel to take advantage of one of these two bus transfers from the airport. Plan your flight to arrive at least one hour before the bus transfer. Should you not be on one of the bus transfers, taxi service is available from the airport to Migdal for a cost of approximately $275. See map below.

  SESSION 2     DEPARTURE DAY  
  JULY 13        TRANSFER FROM JERUSALEM TO THE AIRPORT  

On this day only and at no cost to you, Emmaus will provide a transfer from Jerusalem to the airport for your return flight. Your airport transfer will leave Jerusalem approximately 4 hours prior to your scheduled flight. If you depart Israel before or after this day your transfer becomes your personal responsibility. Shared shuttle service is available from Jerusalem to the airport for $20 per person and a private taxi is $100. 

  SESSION 2     OPTION JERUSALEM AND DEAD SEA TOUR DEPARTURE DAY  
  JULY 15        TRANSFER FROM JERUSALEM TO THE AIRPORT  

On this day only and at no cost to you, Emmaus will provide a transfer from Jerusalem to the airport for your return flight. Your airport transfer will leave Jerusalem approximately 4 hours prior to your scheduled flight. If you depart Israel before or after this day your transfer becomes your personal responsibility. Shared shuttle service is available from Jerusalem to the airport for $20 per person and a private taxi is $100.  

  MAP OF MIGDAL  

Below is a map of Migdal. If you are not on one of the bus transfers from the airport to Migdal this map can help you or your taxi driver find the proper housing location in Migdal. Should you or your driver need more specific directions, call the Migdal housing representative: Bina Richardson at 052-647-9717

 

 

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