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What we can do to help
ToTourIsrael enjoys helping people navigate their visit of Israel. We handle your visit from beginning to end with services like hotel booking, car rentals, cell phone rental, guided tours and VIP airport service.
Visiting a new region and a new country is fun and exciting, but sorting out the technicalities of where to stay, what attractions to see and how to get around can be daunting. Located in the heart of Jerusalem, our dedicated staff is dedicated to providing top-notch American customer service and helping you find what suites you best.
- We have the Best Prices Available!
- As a result of the large volume of business we do, we have some leverage over our suppliers which others might not enjoy to the same extent. We do our best to pass these savings on to our customers.
- We’re One of the Largest
- Since 2000, we have built a reputation as a major player within the travel industry. As one of Israel’s largest wholesale tour operators we have relationships with major hotels throughout the country. That means we get better deals and service for you.
Israel is home to a wide variety of hotels and accommodations. You will find everything from luxury and boutique resorts to family and budget hotels. Major chains such as the Hyatt as well as unique local hotels like the Mamilla abound. Seaside resorts are common in Tel Aviv, Haifa, and Eilat among other destinations.
No matter what your need, there is a hotel that offers the amenities that you are looking for. Examples include banquet halls, Wi-Fi access, children’s pools, American 110V outlets, handicap access, sundeck, money exchange, synagogue, sauna and much more. ToTourIsrael is here to make sure you get the right hotel for you and your party at the very best rates possible.
The Inbal Jerusalem hotel greets travellers with a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The Jerusalem experience is reflected through the use of Jerusalem natural stone as an integral part of the interior decor.
The Inbal is renowned as a five star deluxe hotel that is elegant and modern. The hotel is located in the center of Jerusalem, adjacent to the Liberty Bell Park, and within a short walking distance from Jerusalem’s commercial center as well as the Old City, religious and archaeological sites.
The Mamilla Hotel’s exquisite contemporary design was created by Piero Lissoni, one of Italy’s leading architects and designers. One of Jerusalem’s newest and most fashionable venues, the Mamilla offers a spectacular rooftop restaurant, a fashionable bar, an espresso corner, an engaging wine tasting bar, a lobby cafe and an organic snack and juice bar.
This elegant lifestyle hotel featuring 194 rooms and suites is located in the center of Jerusalem’s rich cultural heritage and bustling daily life. The Hotel’s unique atmosphere is complemented by its combination of the trendiest interiors, lighting and sound. Their emphasis on personalized service is unparalleled. Patrons of this high end hotel will also be privy to the holistic well-being center with its innovative and cutting edge gym and spa.
Carmel Forest Spa Resort
The Carmel Forest Spa Resort, Israel’s largest and most luxurious spa, is the address to relax and recharge. Facing the blue sea and nestled in a lush green forest, the Carmel Forest Spa is a five star deluxe resort that caters to the senses. Choose from almost 70 health and beauty spa treatments for body and face and a wide range of activities for body and soul. Healthy, kosher gourmet meals are the standard here.Looking for a private tour of Israel?
Celebrating a bar/bat mitzvah in Israel and would like a private Israel tour?
Need a private tour to kivrei tzaddikim in Israel?
Enjoy your own comfortable and private tour throughout Israel customized to fit you and your family’s needs. On our Private Israel Tours you’ll travel to any destination you like in comfort and safety in our fully furnished 10, 12 & 14 seater vans or mini buses that seat up to 18 persons.
With our helpful English speaking staff and our professional and experienced English speaking licensed tour guides, we’ll help you create the Israel tour you’ve always dreamed of.For example, we are renowned for our “boutique” family tours in Israel. We will work closely with you and your family to design a personalized trip in Israel that will provide the best experience for all ages!It’s amazing to discover just how much a tiny country has to offer. From the snowy peaks of Mount Hermon in the north to Eilat on the banks of the Red Sea, you will discover five totally different climates. Some popular destinations include ancient sites such as the Qumran caves, the Western Wall tunnels, the Bar Kochva caves, and King Hizkiyahu’s Water Tunnel (built over 2800 years ago). Visit the lowest point on Earth at the banks of the Dead Sea and stay afloat in the mineral-salt water. Take a day and see the stunning Chagall stained glass windows in Ein Kerem or enjoy the soothing waters of the Kinneret.Other popular destinations include the Diaspora Museum, Mount Carmel, the Mitzpei Ramon canyon, and the numerous camping sites throughout the country. Book a private guided tour with a fascinating English speaking tour guide or join an ongoing public tour. No matter your interest, we can help you find the tour for you and your party.
Jerusalem Old City Jewish Quarter
This tour begins at Yaffa Gate (Shaa’r Yaffo). Visit the splendid Herodian Section – remains of homes, mikvaot, and workshops from the 2nd Temple era. Walk on the Cardo – an actual street from Roman times.
Visit the Ramban Synagogue – 700 years old. See the Hurva and the famous Jerusalem City Wall remains from the time of the 1st Beit Ha’Mikdash. Visit the Batei Machsa Square, the Gal-ed Memorial, the Zion Gate, and the tomb of Dovid Ha’Melech. Stroll through the cobblestone streets and alleyway lanes of the lively Jewish Quarter of today. During peak season this trip begins with the Kotel Tunnels.
Drive north along the lovely Mediterranean Coastline to the beautiful slopes of Mt. Carmel. View Caesarea where Rabbi Akiva was executed. Visit the ancient Roman Aqueduct. View Haifa and Me’arat (cave) Eliyahu Hanavi. See the magnificent Tunisian synagogue in Akko. Travel near the Kever of Rabbi Yehuda Ben Bava. Descend by cable car at Rosh Hanikrah to experience the spectacular grottos on the Mediterranean Sea.
Drive via the beautiful Arava to Eilat. Enjoy a cruise on the Red Sea. Experience a Camel Safari. Behold the beautiful red Eilat Mountains and enjoy the fascinating Underwater Observatory and Oceanarium. Shop on the Marina (minimum 15 participants for group price).Take full advantage of the range of our services when we customize your family’s Israel trip itinerary. We recommend a variety of hotel options, high quality guides/educators, and exciting new tours and activities so that you can choose the options that match your family’s needs. Let our years of experience and expertise make your upcoming family trip to Israel a Journey that will last a lifetime.
Travel to the Jerusalem, the Judean hills, the Golan, Haifa, and more! Be inspired by the breathtaking sites throughout Israel including the Kotel, the Ma’arat Hamachpelah, Kever Rachel, the Old City of Tzefat, Meron, Tiberias, the Dead Sea, and many more! Daven at the kivrei tzaddikim: Rebbe Shimon Bar Yochi, Amuka, Rebbe Meir Baal Haness, Rabbi Akiva, the Ramchal, the Arizal, and more!
Need to get to your destination in a hurry? Don’t want to fight the crowds? Once you try our VIP airport service you will never travel without it again. Have a VIP agent meet you before passport control or at the door of the plane. Afterwards, be driven to the arrivals hall and bypass lines at passport control using the special VIP counter, or be driven straight to the Masada VIP Lounge where passport control will be conducted as you and your party relax from the flight. Finally, our agent will assist in luggage identification and a porter will take your suitcases and bring it to the Masada Lounge or directly to your transport.
On your departure, a VIP agent will take you from our vehicle to your own security check officer, skipping all the lines. You will be escorted to your own check-in and passport control counter. You also have the option of being dropped off at the duty free shopping area and collected later by the VIP agent to board the aircraft, again without waiting on line.
With our VIP airport service you will learn to tour Israel in comfort and in style.
VIP EXECUTIVE’S CLUB
VIP Executive’s Club Ben Gurion Airport Service provides VIP customers with a premium meet & assist airport experience. A VIP agent bearing a sign with your name will meet you and your party at the door of the aircraft. You will be driven in a private vehicle to the arrivals area and ushered quickly through passport control. Your personal VIP agent will help you identify your luggage and escort you to meet your driver.
- VIP agent bearing a sign with your name will meet you and your party at the door of the aircraft
- You will be driven in a private vehicle to the arrivals area
- Ushered quickly through passport control
- VIP agent will help you identify your luggage and escort you to meet your driver
VIP PRESIDENT’S CLUB
The MOST EXCLUSIVE VIP meet & assist Ben Gurion airport service!You & your party will be met at the aircraft by a VIP agent who will have a sign bearing your name. You will then be driven to the MASSADA VIP LOUNGE where passport control procedures will be completed for you and your party in the comfort of THE MASSADA VIP LOUNGE. The VIP Staff will identify your luggage and a porter will collect your luggage and bring it to you at THE MASSADA VIP LOUNGE and then load it in the vehicle that will be collecting you.
- You & your party will be met at the aircraft
- Sign bearing your name
- You will then be driven to the MASSADA VIP LOUNGE
- Passport control procedures will be completed for you and your party in the comfort of THE MASSADA VIP LOUNGE
- VIP Staff will identify and collect your luggagePRIVATE ISRAEL TOURS –Private van costs:
10/14 PASSENGER VANS @ $45 per hour with a 10 hour minimum charge.
16/20 PASSENGER VIP MINIBUS @ $55 per hour with a 10 hour minimum charge.
50/55 PASSENGER BUS @ $85 per hour with a 12 hour minimum charge
Trips to the NORTH are charged at a minimum of 12 hours per day.
Add on cost for experienced & licensed English speaking Tour Guide:
$350-$400 per day, 12 hour day.
For more information and to request a quote for our Private/Family/Group Israel Tours contact us.
Prices are subject to change with out notice. http://www.totourisrael.com/We create personalized Bar and Bat Mitzvah tours in Israel for groups and families who want to combine a world-class vacation with the meaningful ceremony and celebration of their child’s bar/bat mitzvah. Let us plan the perfect Israel Bar/Bat Mitzvah for you. We will work closely with you to customize a trip in Israel that will ensure all ages benefit from this experience.When planning the Bar or Bat Mitzvah service,we will use our wealth of knowledge to suggest special locations for the ceremony, including Massada, the Western Wall, Southern Wall and Mt. Scopus in Jerusalem, Biblical Tent and ancient synagogues in the Golan and Galilee as well as other spiritual settings. We can arrange the ceremony for you at the beach front, archeological site or even underground in a cave! Your Israel Bar or Bat Mitzvah celebration in Israel can also be hosted in the traditional setting of a deluxe hotel or hall.Take full advantage of the range of our services when we customize your family’s Israel tour itinerary. We recommend a variety of hotel options, high quality guides/educators, and exciting new Israel tours and activities so that you can choose what options match your family’s needs.
VISIT THE GEDOLIM OF ERETZ ISRAEL
You don’t have to wait in line. Let us take you on a pre-arranged visit to the Gedolei Yisroel of Eretz Yisroel!
You and your party will be driven in a private luxury van to visit rabbanim.
For more information http://www.totourisrael.com/In this section of our site, we intend to provide a small but wonderful glimpse of all the beautiful attractions our wonderful Land has to offer, and here specifically the holy city of Jerusalem!
This section contains a selection of wonderful attractions in Jerusalem
The Western Wall (The Kotel)
A part of the wall around the Holy Temple and a holy site for the Jewish people The Western Wall is the western retaining wall of the Temple Mount . Over 2040 years ago, King Herod decided to expand the platform of the Temple Mount in order to make room for the hundreds of thousands of Jews and …
The Kotel HaKatan (Small Wall)
Also called the Small Western Wall , this is a segment of the Western Wall, in a small plaza near the Iron Gate entrance to the Temple Mount. This plaza is only about 20 meters long, almost the same length as the Western Wall was until the Six-Day War. The open area in front of it is also about …
The Western Wall Tunnels
The Kotel Tunnels (Minharot Hakotel) site is operated by The Western Wall Heritage Foundation. Regular tours take place in the ancient tunnels by the Western Wall.
From the time of the Temples destruction we have been unable to ascend Temple Mount to stand in the place where the temple used …
Tower of David
The Tower of David Museum traces Jerusalem’s long and eventful history through state of the art displays and exhibits, utilizing the most advanced technologies.
Set in the magnificently restored ancient Citadel, first constructed 2,000 years ago by Herod the Great, the Tower of David Museum …
City of David – visitors center
The story of the City of David began over 3,000 years ago, when King David left the city of Hebron for a small hilltop city known as Jerusalem, establishing it as the unified capital of the tribes of Israel. Years later, Davids son, King Solomon, built the First Temple next to the City of David o…
The Davidson Exhibition and Virtual Reconstruction Center is located in the Jerusalem Archaeological Park. It is an archaeological tourist site exhibiting the history of the Temple Mount. It combines an exhibition of archaeological content through various means: computerized mediums, artifacts ex…
Chain of Generations Center
A new permanent exhibit called The Chain of Generations Center has recently been opened near the Western Wall.
Visitors will enjoy a moving experience that relates the fascinating story of the Jewish people throughout the generations. This story takes us through 3,500 years_- from exile to s…
The Institute boasts reconstructed temple vessels, paintings of scenes from temple service, and a gold and marble model of the 2nd temple.
The Temple Institute (in Hebrew, Machon Ha-Mikdash), founded in 1987, is a non-profit educational and religious organization located in the Jewish quarte…
Cardo Maximus – the main street of the Roman Byzantine Jerusalem. During archaeological digging in 1975, a part of a street was uncovered and identified as the Cardo Maximus – the main street of the Roman Byzantine Jerusalem. The Cardo was a pillared street, partly open and partly roofed. It was…
The Jerusalem Archaeological Park
The Jerusalem Archaeological Park reveals the most amazing discoveries of Jerusalem during the Second Temple period.
At the feet of the Southern Wall of the Temple Mount, at the Yitzhak Ben Youssef Levi Garden the area known as the Ophel, the visitor can climb up the original steps of the Hu…
The Walls Promenade
A beautiful view by walking upon the city walls. A beautiful view by walking upon the city walls. From Jaffa gate to Damascus gate.
Hours: Sun-Thurs: 9:00-17:00 Fri: 9:00-14:00 Sat: 9:00-17:00
Price: Adult 16 nis, children 8 nis
Wohl Archeology Museum
Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial Museum
Yad Vashem has been entrusted with documenting the history of the Jewish people during the Holocaust period, preserving the memory and story of each of the six million victims, and imparting the legacy of the Holocaust for generations to come through its archives, library, school, museums and rec…
The windmill and Mishkenot Shaananim are well known landmarks of Yemin Moshe. It was here that the first real step was taken to settle the Jews out of the walls of the Old City. In 1855 the English Jewish Minister Moses Montefiore bought this land. He built two buildings and a windmill that never…
Underground Prisoners Museum
Hundreds of underground fighters from Hagana, E.Z.L and Lehi were imprisoned here.
The site was built in the 19th century as a hostel for Russian women pilgrims. After WWI, the British turned the place into the central prison. Hundreds of underground fighters from Hagana, E.Z.L and Lehi were…
Ticho House, situated in Jerusalems downtown area, is filled with the atmosphere of old Jerusalem, with the art of Israels beloved painter Anna Ticho (1894 1980) and the music of the artists who perform in concert most days of the week. One of the first houses in Jerusalem built outside the Old C…
House of Rabbi Kook
The sign above the entrance gate of his home states that the construction was completed in 1923.
To the right at the end of the entrance corridor is the rabbis study, whose modest appearance is truly amazing. The rickety table, chair, and closet in which the rabbis clothes were kept are the on…
HERTZ CAR RENTAL
Hertz, the worlds leading Car Rental Company operates from 7000 international locations and delivers over 30 millions reservations annually.
ToTourIsrael is proud of the wonderful working relationship we have with Hertz. The service provided is of the top quality, the rates are competitive and the multiple Hertz locations around the country make it a very convenient and pleasant experience.
Minimum age of car rental is 23 years old, and require a driving license for min 1 year. Minimum age of Van rental is 25 years old, and require a driving license for min 1 year.
Drivers aged 21-23 (holding a driving license for min 1 year), may drive vehicles in car groups B,C and L only. With an additional charge of $15 per day
Rental dates are based on 24-hour periods commencing at time of pick up.
All rates include basic insurance of CDW & TP (Collision Damage Waiver & Theft Protection)
The following deductible is applicable in cases of damage / theft to hertz car rentals. car groups : B, C, L, E, F & H 2000 nis . Groups: I, P, U, & T 3000 nis
Once reservations are confirmed cancellations can be processed up to 48 hours prior to pick up time.
Supplements and Extra Charges
Drop off fee: $100 Drop-off charge for return of vehicle to and from Eilat for less than 3 day rental from central and northern Israel
$10 Drop-off charge for return of vehicle to and from The Dead Sea.
$28 Airport service charge.
Child seat: $5 per day & upon availability.
Additional driver: $3 per day for car groups B-H & $5 per day for groups I-T.
Km limit: 1 – 2 day rates include 350 Km per day. Extra charge for over mileage as follows:
$0.35 per Km for group B.C.L $0.45 per Km for group E.F.H.I.P $0.55 for group Z & T
For 3 days to 22 days rental recieve unlimitted mileage
All rates quoted are strictly for tourists with a valid B class tourist visa. For those without a B class visa, will be charged the going Israeli shekel rate.Cell Phones & Cell Phones!
Nothing beats the convenience and security of having a working cell phone when you’re travelling abroad. Our phones work anywhere in the world so you’re never left stranded. With ToTourIsrael, you have a large variety of plans to choose from. The spectrum of features includes a local Israeli cell phone number, sms, email, Internet, voicemail, free incoming minutes and much more. You just choose the plan you want and use it only for the time you need – there is no minimum rental period.
Forget about expensive roaming fees, hidden fees or activation charges. We guarantee the same service as local residents at fantastic rates! Enjoy the convenience of ordering online or via phone. In addition, we make pick up and drop off seamless and quick. As with all of our services, our customer service team is here for you eager to handle any concerns you may have at any point during your rental.
Israel Travel Guide
Visas and Passports to Israel
If you are a Canadian or US citizen, you do not need a visa to travel to Israel, but a passport valid for at least six months is required. Please note that if you have an Israeli passport, you must use your Israeli passport to enter and exit the country.
Also, when entering Israel, you will receive an AL-17 form. Save this form until your departure.
Currency and Exchange Rates
The Israeli currency is the New Israeli Shekel (NIS). Each shekel is divided into 100 Agorot. The banknotes are in denominations of 20, 50, 100 and 200 Shekels. Coins are in denominations of 1, 2, 5, and 10 Shekels, and 5, 10, and 50 Agorot. ATMs are widely available in cities and towns and are easily the best way to access funds conveniently. Traveler’s checks are NOT widely accepted in Israel, yet if you feel compelled to bring them, you can exchange the traveler’s checks (and cash) commission-free at post offices. Foreign currency may be exchanged at any banks and at many hotels. Most banks’ operating hours are: Sunday through Thursday from 08:30am – 12:00pm and from 4:00pm – 6:00pm.
Currency Converter Calculator: http://coinmill.com/ILS_calculator.html
Electronic Appliances in Israel
The electric current in Israel is 220 volts AC, single phase, with a frequency of 50 Hertz. Electrical items such as blow dryers, electric shavers, computers and other appliances may require adaptors or converters. We recommend purchasing the necessary adaptors/converters prior to your departure.
The two types of plugs are shown below:
Emergency Phone Numbers
Police: Dial 100
Ambulance: Dial 101
Fire Department: Dial 102
Israel’s Egged Bus Company offers frequent buses between cities and within cities. For schedules and information, visit their website at: http://www.egged.co.il/Eng/
Israel also has a Railroad system that links major cities. For more information on routes and fares, visit their website at: http://www.israrail.org.il/english/index.html
Taxis run in all cities and are always available, even on Shabbat. To reserve a group taxi (sherut) by phone, call 02-623 1231 or 02-625 7227 / 3233 / 5332
Weather Forecasts and Average Temperatures
Read below for the average temperatures, in Fahrenheit, for the following cities in Israel:
For daily weather forecasts, click here: Measurement and Weight: Israel uses the metric system exclusively. A kilogram equals 2.2 pounds and a kilometer is 0.62 miles. Book with To Tour Israel – The Best Way! – Personal and Unique (via Midnightrabbi inspires) for more info-
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Weather forecast for Tel Aviv Thursday
Frequenty Asked Questions
What basic info will I need to plan my trip?
When you call, it will be beneficial to know the approximate dates of travel, the city or neighborhood you would like to stay in, the amount of adults and children traveling and the type of hotel and car you would prefer.
Once I got the basic info put together, what do I do next?
To begin your experience, call us toll-free: 1 (800) 651-7026 or e-mail us at: Info@totourisrael.com.
One of our tour specialists will be happy to help you plan your ideal trip.
How long is the flight to and from Israel?
A direct flight from New York is 9-11 hours. Many flights connect through Europe which can extend your traveling time to over 14 hours. A direct flight to England is typically between 4-5 hours.
Can I book my flight through ToTourIsrael?
ToTourIsrael specializes in maximizing your experience in Israel by providing hotel bookings, car rentals, cell phone rentals, tours and VIP airport service. If you experience any particular difficulty with your flight arrangements we can recommend an experienced English speaking travel agent.
Do I need traveler’s Insurance?
Medical facilities are excellent but treatment can be pricey so it is essential to have full travelers insurance.
Can I get my prescription medication in Israel?
Yes, most of the same medicines are available here, but bring a copy of your prescriptions along with you. Most pharmacists will be able to identify prescription drug names that are written in English.
Can I plug my electronics into an Israeli outlet?
Your regular electronics plug will not fit into a regular Israeli outlet. Most hotels have American (110 volt) sockets in the restrooms. Laptop computers, only require a plug adapter, not a power converter. Most hotels will provide plug converters.
Is it customary to tip?
The minimum recommended tip for your hotel stay (which includes housekeeping, waiter & bellboy) is $15.00 per day for a party of up to 4.
How can I get my cell phone rental?
We can have a phone waiting for you at the time of your arrival or deliver it to your hotel.
Do I pay for inbound an outgoing calls?
Inbound calls are free, while there is a minimal charge for outbound calls. There is a daily charge for the phone rental itself.
Can I drink the tap water in Israel?
Water standards are excellent and the water is clean. However, most travelers prefer to drink bottled water.To Tour Israel the best way and cheapest prices! Every fortunate person who approaches us for services is asked where did u hear about us ?052 765 8009 from Israel. Email email@example.com.Check out all our latest updates and
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