FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is the Cancellation/Refund Policy?

We hope that nothing will prevent you from taking this trip. However, should you need to cancel, your cancellation must be received in writing, via email, fax or by letter. It will be effective on the date of receipt. If you cancel your tour after you have received your documents and airline tickets, you must return them to Gospel Today Travel before we can process your refund. The following cancellations fees are only for  fixed departure date for general tours published on our site. Fees for custom groups and tours may be different, please contact your group leader/Gospel Today Travel office for details. You are responsible for the cost of any non-refundable airline tickets that have been issued on your behalf plus the following cancellation charges per person:

Days Prior to Departure:                Charge:

91 or more                                     $150

90-61                                              $350

60-46                                              50% of total tour cost

45-31                                              75% of total tour cost

30 days – day of departure              No refund

Once the tour begins, there will be no refunds on missed or unused portions of the tour program.

How many bags can I bring?

Airlines are under financial pressure to offset the cost of rising fuel prices and many now charge excess baggage fees for checking one or more piece of luggage. Some are are even charging for carry-ons. Check with the airline selected for your tour to ensure that you are aware of size and weight restrictions. For Turkish Airlines, this link offers helpful guidelines. Gospel Today Travel is not responsible for any additional baggage fees charged by the airline.

What travel documents do I need?

A valid passport (valid for six months after the return date of the trip) is required to travel. Visa is required for US passport holders traveling to some destinations; please contact our office for details. All non-US citizens must contact the appropriate consular office for entry visa requirements pertaining to their trip. In addition non US citizens are responsible for complying with requirements for re-entry into the USA. Gospel Today Travel assumes no responsibility for procurement of passport or visas and is not responsible for any delays, damages and/or losses, including missed portions of your trip due to improper travel documentation. Obtaining and carrying these documents is the sole responsibility of passengers.

What tips should I be prepared for?

Each passenger should prepare to bring a cash total of $8 to $10 per day in tips to cover gratuities for porterage, bus drivers and tour guides. This is normally collected during the first part of the tour and presented by the leader at the end of the tour.

Helpful Info'?

Hotel accommodations are four-star premium properties. Rooms have private showers, tv, phone, wifi. The quoted price is for double occupancy (two guests per room). This means two single beds or one double bed (Couples).

Walking. Most tours include lots of walking. Prepare your body by exercising so you’ll be fit for it. Dress casual and comfortable and wear comfortable walking shoes! Check the weather before you leave. If you are physically challenged, need oxygen, wheelchair, or other ambulatory assistance, please notify us in writing at the time of booking. Scooters/Wheelchairs can be provided at extra fees. If you need someone to assist you, please make sure to have your assistant book the tour and prepare to travel with you.

Cell phone and Computer. Bring electrical adapters and computer adapters with you, Make sure that if you bring your computer, your adapter can accommodate your computer plug. (Most specify “middle east” or whatever country you’re traveling to). Electric current is 220; you will need a power converter to change current to 110 and an adapter to adapt the plug. Most of the time we have Wi-Fi (on the bus and in hotels). The exchange for Israel is +972.

Keep your passport with you at all times! Don’t set it down or leave it in the hotel. You do NOT need a visa to visit Israel.

Emergencies. Should you have any emergency situations, please make sure that you are aware of your medical insurance policies as it relates to overseas travel/treatment. Also, make sure that you share your emergency contact person information with your tour leader.