I am so excited for our upcoming trip to Israel. I am praying for our time together and the impact walking where Jesus walked will have on each of our lives.
To help prepare for the trip, I encourage each of us to read through Matthew, Mark, Luke & John prior to the trip.
Other Supplemental reading:
- Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus: How the Jewishness of Jesus can Transform your Faith
- In the Steps of Jesus
Clothing should be chosen for comfort and packing space. There is no need to pack formal clothing while on a tour. To find out what the weather will be like while you’re traveling, we recommend www.wunderground.com.
When packing, keep in mind that you will want to leave room for souvenirs. Also be aware that some “holy sites” require men to cover their head (any hat is fine) and everyone to cover their shoulders and knees.
Since most trips include extensive walking and sightseeing lasts most of the day, it is a good idea to dress in layers to stay comfortable. In the winter time you will need a heavy jacket/coat and warmer clothes and possibly appropriate rain gear/clothing. Make sure you bring a good pair of walking shoes that are already broken-in (close-toed recommended). If your tour includes Hezekiah’s Water Tunnels or the Dead Sea, you may also want closed water shoes (we will be going to the Dead Sea!).
A recommended packing list would include:
– 3-5 pairs of pants, shorts, or capris pants
– 1 shirt per day
– Undergarments (including undershirts)
– Bathing suit
– Comfortable walking shoes (already broken-in) and possibly a pair of slippers/loafers for your room and on the airplane
– Accessories (light jacket, raincoat, umbrella, sunglasses, sunscreen, and hat)
Please note: While most hotels do offer laundry services, it can be expensive. If needed, please discuss directly with your guide for alternative laundry options.
Luggage is limited to one large suitcase per person, a carry-on bag that fits in the overhead compartment, and a personal bag that fits under the seat. Check with your airline directly for size and weight limits (usually not to exceed 40-50 lbs. for large suitcase), as airlines restrictions may vary. You may be charged a large fee for any extra weight or size.