ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE INFORMATION
Roundtrip flights are not a part of your trip cost. You are responsible to purchase your own flights to and from Israel. You are required to email Emmaus your complete flight itinerary so proper arrival and departure information can be managed. There are some dynamics associated with your arrival in Israel and your departure from Israel that you need to consider when scheduling your flights.
|ARRIVAL INFORMATION IS INDICATED BY RED TITLES|
|DEPARTURE INFORMATION IS INDICATED BY BLUE TITLES|
|WHEN TO PURCHASE YOUR AIRLINE TICKETS|
Wait to purchase your airline tickets until you are notified the trip is confirmed. When you do schedule your airline reservations, it is important that your flight arrives in time to connect with the bus to the first hotel.
|ARRIVAL DAY: MARCH 3|
March 3 is the scheduled arrival day in Israel. You are responsible to book a flight that will arrive to Ben Gurion Airport (TLV) by 5:15 PM on March 3 in order to connect with the group bus arrangement.
|ARE YOU PLANNING TO ARRIVE IN ISRAEL BEFORE MARCH 3?|
For those of you wanting to arrive a day or two prior to March 3, Emmaus is not booking advance arrangements. Please contact a hotel directly for any advance overnight arrangements you wish to make. You will be responsible to arrive to the airport by 5:15 PM on March 3 in order to connect with the group bus arrangement.
|ARRIVAL AT BEN GURION 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 is at Passport Control, which can take time during peak travel seasons. At Passport Control you will receive a small visa document. Keep this visa document until your departure from Israel. After Passport Control is Baggage Claim. While in Baggage Claim it is recommended you exchange $200 each for later incidental personal expenses and lunches. After Baggage Claim you will pass through Customs and then enter the Arrival Hall Lobby.
|TRANSPORTATION FROM THE AIRPORT|
Reserve a flight that will arrive to Ben Gurion airport no later than 5:15 PM on March 3. The Emmaus bus will depart the airport for the hotel around 6:15 PM. If you do not schedule your flight to arrive by 5:15 PM on March 3 and you do not make the Emmaus bus connection, you are responsible to take a taxi from the airport to the hotel. The cost is approximately $300.
|TAXI SERVICE 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 75 yards to the left until you see a "Taxi Dispatch” 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 upon request. All private taxis are white, 4-door sedans. It is about a 30-minute drive to the hotel. WARNING: You may be approached by an unauthorized taxi driver offering you a ride. It is best to avoid these taxi solicitations. To avoid them, follow the instructions above to have the official taxi attendant assign you a taxi. Pay the driver upon arrival at the hotel. Tipping is not expected; it is optional at 5-10%.
Yehuda St. 38
Tel: + 972-8-997-3303
|HAVE YOU BOOKED YOUR FLIGHTS?|
When you have booked your flights, please email Emmaus your complete roundtrip flight itinerary to Sunya Notley at info@EmmausOnline.net.
|DEPARTURE DAYS: MARCH 13|
The scheduled departure day is March 13. However, March 12 is a free day in Jerusalem and some of you might want to depart on March 12 rather than March 13. That is perfectly acceptable.
|TRANSPORTATION FROM THE HOTEL TO THE AIRPORT|
Because participants have different departure dates and times, Emmaus is not providing transportation from the Jerusalem hotel to the airport for your departure. It will be necessary for you to take a taxi from the hotel to the airport. The cost is approximately $100 or 350 shekels (Israel currency). Please see the front desk at the hotel to arrange a taxi. For 3 or more persons traveling together to the airport, the front desk may be able to provide larger transportation. Please inquire.
|MARCH 13: CHECK-OUT TIME|
Check-out time on March 13 is 11:00 am. If you desire a later check out time you may make a request at the front desk. In some cases, a fee may apply. Emmaus is not booking post-trip arrangements at our Jerusalem hotel. Please contact the hotel directly for any additional overnight arrangements you desire beyond March 14. See the Hotels link for additional information.