RECOMMENDED FLIGHTS / ARRIVING ISRAEL

Airfare is not included in the cost of your trip to Israel. You are responsible for the purchase of your own airline tickets to and from Israel. Below are the "official flights" of the tour. Tour scheduling is based upon these flights. The tour bus is scheduled to depart the Tel Aviv airport at 12:00 noon on February 15. If you do not take AC #84 as your arrival flight to Israel, your flight must arrive in Israel in sufficient time for you to depart for touring at 12:00 noon. 

TORONTO - TEL AVIV    
AIR CANADA
14 FEB 2018
Depart Toronto (YYZ)
5:00 PM
AC 84 
15 FEB 2018 Arrive Tel Aviv (TLV) 10:15 AM  
 
TEL AVIV - TORONTO    
 
26 FEB 2018
Depart Tel Aviv (TLV)
11:55 AM
 AC 85
26 FEB 2018
Arrive Toronto (YYZ)
4:55 PM
 

 

 WHEN TO PURCHASE YOUR AIRLINE TICKETS 

Do not purchase your airline tickets until Emmaus or Wycliffe leadership has informed you to do so. All Emmaus tours are considered provisional until a minimum number of participants are registered for the trip. While it is our expectation to reach the minimum number of participants required, it is best to postpone your airline ticket purchase until advised to do so by Emmaus or Wycliffe leadership.

FLIGHT ITINERARY REQUIREMENT 

Once you purchase your airline tickets you are required to send Emmaus your roundtrip flight schedule. This information will be used to coordinate arrival and departure administrative tasks. 

 UPON ARRIVAL AT THE TEL AVIV AIRPORT 

Upon arrival at Ben Gurion Airport (TLV) follow the people exiting the plane. Many are locals or seasoned travelers to Israel. Your first stop will be Passport Control. You will receive your visa at this station. Either your passport will receive a visa stamp or you will be handed a small visa document with your picture. Do not discard this document. Keep it until you board your plane for departure back to Toronto. After Passport Control is Baggage Claim. After Baggage Claim is the Arrival Hall Lobby. There are currency exchanges in the Arrival Hall Lobby. It is recommended you exchange $150 CAD into Israeli Shekels for later incidental personal expenses. 

 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 by the name of Kakao. Remain in the vicinity of these two areas. Dr. Notley will collect you as a group around 11:45 am and escort you to the bus. The tour bus is scheduled to depart the Tel Aviv airport at 12:00 noon. 

 TAXI SERVICE TO THE HOTEL 

A taxi from the airport to your hotel is $175-$200 USD. If your travel circumstances require you to take a taxi to the hotel, when you enter the Arrival Hall Lobby directly in front of you and over the main door is a sign that says "Taxi" – exit there. Once outside walk about 65 meters to the left until you see a "Taxi” booth and the attendant. 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 optional at 5-10%. Here is your hotel information. Inbar Hotel, 38 Yehuda Street, Arad, Israel. The hotel phone number is 08-997-3303. If you know in advance that your flight schedule will not allow you to depart from the airport with the group, I will be happy to schedule a private driver to meet you at the airport to take you to the hotel. The cost of a private driver is about $300 USD. 

 FEB 26 -- DEPARTING ISRAEL 

A bus transfer to the Tel Aviv airport will take place after breakfast the morning of February 26. If you schedule a return flight later in the day Emmaus will assist in arranging your airport transportation need. 

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