Get Ready for you Pilgrimage | L.P. Pilgrimage

How to prepare for your Pilgrimage

 

L. P. Pilgrimages warmly welcome you to the pilgrimage. Hereby things you need to know before your pilgrimage:

Security procedures

All liquids, gels, and aerosols must be in three-ounce or smaller containers. Larger containers that are half-full or toothpaste tubes rolled up are not allowed. Each container must be three ounces or smaller. All liquids, gels, and aerosols must be placed in a single, quart-size, zip-top, clear plastic bag. Gallon size bags or bags that are not zip-top such as fold-over sandwich bags are not allowed. Each traveler can use only one, quart-size, zip-top, clear plastic bag. Each traveler must remove their quart-sized plastic, zip-top bag from their carry-on and place it in a bin or on the conveyor belt for X-ray screening. X-raying separately will allow TSA security officers to more easily examine the declared items. Visit the TSA (Transportation Security Administration) for complete details.

Exemptions:

 

Inbound International Flights:

You may carry duty-free liquids in secure, tamper-evident bags, more than 3.4 oz or 100 ml in your carry-on bag if:

  • The duty-free liquids were purchased internationally and you are traveling to the United States with a connecting flight.

  • The liquids are packed in a transparent, secure, tamper-evident bag by the retailer and do not show signs of tampering when presented to TSA for screening.

  • The original receipt for the liquids is present and the purchase was made within 48 hours.

*Liquids more than 3.4 oz or 100 ml not in a secure, tamper-evident bag must be packed in checked baggage.

Electronic Airline Ticket

Your ticket is an electronic ticket (“e-ticket”).


When checking into the airport, provide your passport and your e-ticket confirmation to provide to the check-in agent or Kiosk.

 

Passports and Visas

Passports and Visas: All U.S. citizens must travel with a valid passport to enter Israel. Your passport MUST be valid at least 6 months upon your scheduled return date to the USA. If you have not yet obtained your passport, or just noticed that it will not be valid 6 months after your return, URGENTLY contact your local passport office and apply for an expedited passport/-or passport renewal.

A visa is not required for U.S. citizens for entry into Israel. 


For those who hold a passport from a foreign country, please be advised that it is the passenger’s responsibility to reconfirm if any visas are required. Below please find embassy information on the country you will be visiting.

Entry to Israel

*Please Note: Israel does not stamp your passport, instead, they give you a card containing all your personal information. This rule applies to tourists who enter either overland or by air. It is important that you keep this card in your wallet (it is about the size of a credit card), at all times during your stay.

Code-Share Flights

Many airlines are in special agreements, to share aircrafts in order to ensure the best routing for their passengers. While your ticket may indicate that you are flying with one carrier (i.e. United), you may find that you are actually seated in a plane belonging to another carrier (i.e. Lufthansa). Carefully review your airline itinerary to determine which airline is operating your departure flight to ensure check-in for your flight at the correct carrier. When your flight is operated by another carrier your itinerary will state “Flight Operated by (name Airline).

 

Airport Check-In

Please use the following recommendation for check-in prior to your scheduled departure time. Check-in at least:

  • 2 hours prior to Domestic flight

  • 3 hours prior to International flight

You must personally check in your own luggage at the airline counter. Advise the check-in agent of your final destination to ensure that your luggage will be checked all the way through. This will eliminate you having to claim your luggage and have to recheck in once again during a possible flight connection (s).

Airline Connections

The Airlines determine the minimum connection time required to transfer from one gate to another. We are subject to the availability of the airlines carrier we work with and must ensure that all participants have reservations to arrive / departure similar times for the group transfers to/from the airport.

 

Airline Tickets:

Airlines now require that we provide electronic tickets (a.k.a. “e-tickets”) in place of paper tickets. At check-in, you should be ready to provide your flight itinerary which was provided with your final documents and passport to the agent. The airline agent will then check you in for your flight, check your luggage, and provide you with a boarding pass for your flights. In the very rare occurrence where an e-ticket cannot be issued, you will receive your tickets in a paper form. Please note that paper tickets must be present in order to check-in, and or board the plane.

 

Flight Delays & Arrival Transfers

If you missed your flight, forgot your passport or if you are re-routed you most likely will miss your group transfer from the airport to your hotel. How to proceed in such circumstances?

  • You may take a taxi at your own expense to your hotel.

  • You may contact the emergency number in this booklet to advise of the flight delay and L.P. Pilgrimage may arrange a private transfer at additional cost to you.

You may contact the emergency number in this booklet to advise of the flight delay and L.P. Pilgrimage may arrange a private transfer at additional cost to you.

 

Lost Luggage

If your luggage is missing proceed to your airline carrier’s baggage office in the airport terminal to complete a missing luggage form, which will include a description of your luggage. Please make sure to save all the paperwork and tracking information given to you by the Airlines. Upon locating your baggage, the airlines will bring your luggage to your hotel. It is important that you provide them with the correct address and dates that you will be at your hotels. You may also provide the emergency number listed in this booklet.

Insurance:

Please note that traveler’s insurance is STRONGLY recommended for all L.P. pilgrims. Be advised that traveler’s insurance can not be purchased after you have paid in full for your trip. For those who have purchased Travelers Insurance through Expedite Travel, L.P.P Partner a pamphlet will be included in your final documents. Please refer to this brochure for specific stipulations or questions. For more information you can also visit the Insurance section in our website.

 

Luggage handling/Portage

One (1) piece of luggage handling at the hotel is included in your trip cost. The porters will do their best to bring your luggage to you in a timely fashion upon checking into the hotel. At times there may be short delay due to the size of the group arriving. To make it easier for porters to identify your luggage make sure your luggage tag is clearly visible. If you prefer to bring your own luggage into the hotel please wait near the bus as the driver and porters unload the luggage for you to identify your baggage and bring it with you to your room.

Important Items & Valuables

Carry your passport, Final Instruction booklet and money on you. It is best not to have all items in the same place to limit the inconvenience in case of loss. DO NOT keep money, important documents, medicines or jewelry in your suitcase. Please leave valuable jewelry at home. We recommend a “neck safe” worn inside your clothes while touring. At all times please be as vigilant as you would in any major city, especially in crowded places. Never leave your bag unattended or out of sight in public areas, including airports, hotel lobbies, or dining rooms.

your baggage is delayed or lost!
During your flight you will want to wear loose-fitting clothes and pack a pair of slippers or socks to wear for the flight. Make sure your shoes are lace-up or flexible, as your feet may swell due to the flight.

Transportation is by private motor coach:

The duration of driving time between cities/countries can range extensively depending on your itinerary. Some days may include only short transfers on the bus from your hotel to a restaurant, or similar. Other days you may drive a couple of hours to travel from one city to another. There are some days/itineraries which may include up to 8 hours of driving in one day. During travel days with extensive driving, the coach will stop for bathroom/stretch (approximately every 2 to 3 hours) breaks as well as a lunch stop.

Adapters, Converters, & Electricity

When traveling abroad, you will need to bring an Adapter in order to plug into the outlets. The voltage used is 220 volts AC, single phase 50 cycles (the U.S. uses 110/120 volts). The best option is bringing a Universal Travel Adapter with Dual USB Ports (that way, you can utilize a number of outlets at one time. Example – being able to charge your cellphone while using your laptop etc.)

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