FLIGHTS AND ARRIVAL IN ISRAEL

Roundtrip airfare is not included as part of your Emmaus trip cost. 

 PURCHASING YOUR AIRLINE TICKETS 

All Nyack and ATS students are required to consult with the Global Service Learning office prior to making any airline ticket purchase. The GSL Office may establish a group flight for this tour. 

All non-students are required to consult with Wink Thompson at Emmaus prior to making any airline ticket purchase.  

 SCHEDULING YOUR FLIGHT TO ISRAEL 

You must schedule your arrival flight into Israel to arrive at least 1 hour prior to the scheduled tour bus departure from Ben Gurion International Airport (TLV). The tour bus will depart TLV airport at 2:00 PM on January 2. Please schedule your flight to arrive in Israel no later than 1:00 PM on January 2

 UPON ARRIVAL AT THE TEL AVIV AIRPORT 

Upon arrival at Ben Gurion International 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 the Baggage Claim area. It is recommended you exchange $100 into Israeli Shekels for later incidental personal expenses. After Baggage Claim is the Arrival Hall Lobby. 

 WHERE TO MEET IN THE TEL AVIV AIRPORT 

When you enter the Arrival Hall Lobby go to the right where you will find some seating; beyond that is a coffee bar. Remain in the vicinity of these two areas. About 1:45 PM Dr. Notley will begin escorting you to the tour bus to begin your tour of Israel. 

 WHAT IF I MISS THE BUS?  WHAT DO I DO? 

 

 TAXI SERVICE TO THE HOTEL 

The only way to get to your hotel is by Taxi. The cost for a taxi is approximately $250. You want to avoid missing the tour bus if at all possible. If your flight is delayed and you find it necessary to take a taxi, exit the Arrival Hall Lobby and turn left once outside. Walk about 75 yards until you see a "Taxi” booth. See the taxi attendant for your taxi to your hotel. The taxi attendant will assign you a taxi and give you the exact cost. All private taxis are WHITE in color. Do not hail a taxi. Pay the driver upon arrival at the hotel. Tipping is not expected; it is optional at 5-10%. Here is your hotel information: ISROTEL RAMON INN, 1 Ein Akev St., Mitzpeh Ramon, Israel. The hotel phone number is 08-658-8822. Dr. Notley's Israel cell phone number is 052-409-9390. [If your flight is delayed, before you rush out to find a taxi, check the seating area for the group just in case the tour bus is delayed.]

 

 

 

 

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Testimonials

  • "My trip to Israel in May was one of the highlights of my life. To see the immensity of the stones of the walls of Jerusalem, to pray at the Wailing Wall, and to imagine the crowds that pressed in to Jesus made me want to press even closer to Him myself! The wonderful teaching offered by our leaders, (Steve, Marc, Wink) brought much more than just knowledge for its own sake. Their teaching brought the Life and Love of our Lord Jesus into a clear focus. Because of their vibrant teaching and the many glorious places we visited that were often "off the beaten path", such as the Emmaus Road, I didn't just visit Israel...I EXPERIENCED Israel!"
    N.R., Israel Trip