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 recommended 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 12. 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. Please allow 1 hour for airport formalities once landed.

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

 

 ARE YOU PLANNING ON ARRIVING IN ISRAEL BEFORE FEBRUARY 13? 

It is acceptable for you to take a flight that arrives in Israel prior to February 13. In such a case, you are to make your own overnight arrangements and you are required to return to the TLV airport by 10:30 AM on February 13. Meet in the Arrival Hall Lobby area designated below and be prepared for the 12:00 noon bus departure on February 13.  

 WHEN TO PURCHASE YOUR AIRLINE TICKETS 

Do not purchase your airline tickets at this time. Emmaus will announce when it is acceptable to purchase your airline tickets.  

 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 International 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. 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 Baggage Claim and 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. Remain in the vicinity of this seating area. 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, or earlier if circumstances allow.  

 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 TLV Arrival Hall Lobby directly in front of you and over the main door is a sign that says "Taxi" – exit there. Once outside turn left and walk about 65 meters 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. Warning: Do not hail a taxi or accept solicitation from a taxi driver. They will likely overcharge you. Go to the taxi attendant as instructed. 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. I will need one week advance notice for this service. 

 FEB 24 -- DEPARTING ISRAEL 

A bus transfer to the Tel Aviv airport will take place after breakfast the morning of February 24. If you schedule a return flight later in the day the hotel front desk can assist you with your airport transportation need. 

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  • "First of all, the trip was wonderful. I realize more and more how much of a gift it was since arriving home. It was a true blessing to have someone of the caliber of Dr. Steve Notley leading it. I know more now about the land of Jesus , the terrain and distances involved. It has made my Bible study come more alive as I can now place all of the locations. That takes sort of the "logical" mystery out of the Bible for me, and I can better focus on the spiritual side. The mere act of such a travel experience -- I had never gone any farther than Mexico -- combined with the Bible history lessons broadened my mind and soul. The trip continues to grow on me since arriving home. In a few years, I hope to take my wife and would not hesitate -- in fact would seek out -- an Emmaus trip. Thanks and God Bless."
    J.S., Israel Trip