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About Our Destination

Currency
The official currency of Israel is the Israeli New Shekel. For current exchange rates, go to www.xe.com.
Languages
Hebrew, Arabic, and English
Being Gay in Israel
Israel has a very lively gay scene. Named 'Best City of 2011' in a worldwide poll of the readers of GayCities, Tel Aviv has plenty of rainbow-colored flags, a huge Gay Pride Parade, and plenty of hang-outs. Haifa and Jerusalem have smaller gay communities. The resort town of Eilat is gay-friendly, although the scene is mostly Israeli tourists. Most local organizations offering support, information, contacts, and events are based in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.
Climate
The climate will range between 60°F–70°F during the day and 40°F-50°F at night.
Itinerary
  • Thursday, November 9, 2017 – Jerusalem
  • Friday, November 10, 2017 – Old City and The Kotel
  • Saturday, November 11, 2017 – Masada and the Dead Sea
  • Sunday, November 12, 2017 – National Holocaust Memorial and Walking Tour
  • Monday, November 13, 2017 – Galilee and Israeli Parliament
  • Tuesday, November 14, 2017 – Golan Heights and Mt. Hermon
  • Wednesday, November 15, 2017 – Haifa and Baha’i Gardens
  • Thursday, November 16, 2017 – Tel Aviv
  • Friday, November 17, 2017 – Walking tour of Jaffa

Before Your Trip

What's included?
  • 10 days / 9 nights in Israel
  • Hotel accommodations (4 nights in Jerusalem, 2 nights in Galilee (North), 3 nights in Tel Aviv)
  • Airport meet and greet
  • Buffet breakfast daily
  • Lunch and dinner when noted
  • Daily tours
  • Local licensed and experienced tour guides
  • Gratuities to guides, drivers, and restaurant staff during group meals and hotel porterage
  • Olivia Tour Leader
  • Tour Escorts from A Wider Bridge
What’s not included?
  • Airfare to/from Tel Aviv (TLV)
  • Alcoholic beverages and meals not noted
  • Personal incidentals.
Travel documentation and identification
We'll send your travel documents to you via email approximately 30 days before your trip.
Passport & Visa
If you are a U.S. citizen, you will need a passport that is valid for six months after the last day of your trip. Non-U.S. citizens: please check with both your country’s consulate and the Israeli consulate to ensure that you do not need an entry visa or other additional documentation.
Cancellation Policy
Unexpected events can cause you to cancel your vacation. Because we are committed to this charter, we must strictly adhere to our cancellation policy as outlined in our Olivia Terms & Conditions.
 
2017 JOURNEY TO ISRAEL ADVENTURE
START DATE END DATE CANCEL PENALTY
TRIP DATE 11/9/2017    
Cancellation Fee 270 days or more prior to trip date   2/12/2017 $500 per person
Cancellation Fee 210-269 days prior to trip date 2/13/2017 4/13/2017 25% of trip cost
Cancellation Fee 150-209 days prior to trip date 4/14/2017 6/12/2017 50% of trip cost
Cancellation Fee 120-149 days prior to trip date 6/13/2017 7/12/2017 75% of trip cost

Cancellation Fee 0-119 days prior to trip date
(NON-REFUNDABLE)

7/13/2017   100% of trip cost

Travel Insurance
Olivia recommends that you purchase a travel protection plan to protect yourself and your trip investment from the unexpected. Now more than ever it’s extremely important to think about the unexpected. It is important to purchase the travel protection within 21 days of your initial invoice date in order to receive the most coverage. Consider travel protection for Trip Cancellation/Trip Interruption, Emergency Medical and Emergency Evacuation, Trip Delay, Baggage Delay, and more. 
For a travel insurance quote, more information or to purchase a protection plan, please call Olivia at 800-631-6277 and select option 1 for a travel consultant.
Olivia’s preferred travel agency

We are pleased to announce Olivia’s new partnership with Conlin Travel.
Conlin Travel is one of the “Top 50” Travel Agencies in the country ranked alongside some of the globe’s largest agencies. In business for almost 60 years, Conlin Travel’s core belief is aligned with Olivia in delivering that personal concierge service to each and every traveler, every time. A full-service, gay friendly agency with staff located across the country, Conlin Travel looks forward to assisting you with your air travel and hotel reservations for stays outside of Olivia’s pre and post trip packages. For air and hotel bookings, a small fee will be applied to your overall cost.
For assistance, please call Conlin Travel: # 888-278-1698
Joining the Olivia.com and Facebook trip groups
If you'd like to chat with people who are going on the trip, sign up for the official Olivia trip group, Olivia's Journey to Israel Adventure Official Trip Group on our connect page. You can also join Olivia’s Journey to Israel Adventure 2017 Group on Facebook.
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Travel and arrival

Air Travel
Where to fly into/out of
You will need to fly into and out of Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport (TLV).
Suggested arrival/departure times
All flights should be scheduled to arrive in Tel Aviv, Israel (TLV) on Thursday, November 9, 2017 by 4 pm and leaving Tel Aviv on Saturday, November 18, 2017 after 2 pm. Plan to be at the airport three hours before your flight departure.
Airfare discounts
Please visit our airfare discount page for the most up-to-date information.
Transfers
Round trip airport transfers are included on the trip’s arrival and departure days. On November 9, 2017, you will be transferred from the Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport (TLV) to our hotel. For the return, all guests will be transferred directly to the Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport (TLV) on November 18, 2017. To provide you with a transfer, we will need your arrival and departure flight information in advance. Once you have booked your flights, please take a moment to sign in to your Olivia provile to provide this information, or email us at forms@olivia.com.

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