Inspiring Israel Tours - טיולי השראה בארץ
How do I go about touring with you?
As your private tour guide in Israel I will ensure everything is taken care of, from itinerary, meeting you in the airport, transportation – everything.  Just contact me on the form provided and together we will plan your tour!

What currency do you accept, and how much do you charge?
I accept all forms of payment: Biblical half-shekels, slaves, sheep, goats, camels, wheat, oil, bronze ingots, iron tablets and gold beads. However, if you insist, you may use the flimsy paper-based currencies as well.  Please contact me for a price quote.

Is it safe to travel in Israel?
Yes! The Israeli government and the Palestinian Authority (PA) have a vested interest in encouraging tourism. Israel is experiencing a period of calm and it is safer to walk the streets of Jerusalem, Tel-Aviv and Haifa at night than almost any western capital. The most dangerous thing in Israel is the Israeli driver – many more people have been killed here on the roads than in all of our wars…

How much cash should I take with me?
Walking around with a large amount of cash isn't advisable anywhere. A hundred dollars in local currency is more than enough to cover small purchases and meals. You can change your currency here almost everywhere, but taking a little time at the airport upon arrival is always a good idea. As of November 2010 the dollar is worth about NIS (New Israeli Shekels) 3.60, but this does fluctuate.

Are major credit cards accepted in Israel?
Absolutely! Most of your purchases, hotel and restaurant costs can and should be made with any major credit card. ATMs are almost everywhere and local currency can be obtained from them.

When's the best time to make my trip?
High season is June through August, Christmas week, Passover and Easter Holidays. Low season is September through December 20 and January through May.

What's the weather like?
Israel has two seasons. It is warm to very hot and almost never rains from late March to October. It usually doesn't rain then. From late October to March, it gets cold and rainy, but rarely snows, and if it does, it lasts only for a few days, and only in the Jerusalem hills, Galilee hills, Golan heights and Machtesh Ramon.

What clothes should I bring?
In the warm season, light cotton clothes are best; in the winter, a jacket is essential.  For religious sites, modest dress is preferable; shorts are frowned upon, and women should have their shoulders covered. Good walking shoes or hiking boots are a must. Of course, always bring a hat, sunscreen and sunglasses. Get used to having a water bottle with you always, drink often and a lot!