We highly recommend traveling with 1 checked-in bag and 1 carry-on. This will make it easier on you and the group when transferring from airport to hotel and vice-versa. Any additional checked-in bags will incur a fee by the airline.
1 Checked-in bag, total dimensions of 62 linear inches (Length + Width + Height), with maximum weight of 50 lbs (23 kg)
1 Carry-on bag, total dimensions of 49.5 linear inches (Length + Width + Height), with a maximum weight of 18 lbs (8 kg)
In addition to the carry-on bag, many airlines also allow 1 personal item, such as, a purse, backpack, or laptop bag for free.
Please note: Size and weight limitations may vary from airline to airline. For up to date information, always consult directly with the airline your group is flying with.
You will need Euros while traveling in Portugal, Spain, France, Greece, and Italy. The currency in Israel is the Shekel, although the US Dollar is also widely accepted. For more information about currency exchange, please visit here.
It is recommended you bring approximately $300 in cash for lunches and small incidentals; $20 and $50 in $1 denominations for water. If you would like to use your credit card, please make sure to notify you credit card company of your scheduled travel dates. Otherwise, your card may be blocked if you use it while traveling. MasterCard and Visa are the most commonly accepted credit cards. For all other credit cards, consult with your credit card company.
The dress code for a trip is generally casual: capris and jeans are acceptable wear. Dress appropriately for the weather. We highly recommend checking the weather forecast approximately 1 week before departure and packing accordingly. You can check the forecast here.
If you need to cancel, please notify us by phone at (281)706-7016. We MUST also receive your notice of cancellation in writing. Please send cancellation letter to:
The official recorded time of cancellation will be the postmarked date on your envelope.
Cancellations and any refund, if applicable, will be processed according to the schedule below:
$250 fee if cancelled up to 150 days before departure.
$350 fee if cancelled 149 - 90 days before departure.
NO REFUND if cancelled up to 89 days before departure.
Please see terms and conditions on brochure or website at holytravelinc.com for more info.
Travel Protection is highly recommended to minimize any losses.
If you want to change your ticket after it has been issued, you have to contact the airline directly. You will most likely incur some additional costs from the airline for any changes. Keep in mind that when you check in, if available, some airlines may offer you the option to upgrade your seating to Economy Plus and Business Class. Holy Travel cannot guarantee seating upgrades.
You must contact the airline prior to departure and specify your meal if you have any dietary restrictions. While on land, we are able to work with the hotels on your behalf to coordinate meal options for you. Please let us know as soon as possible if you're allergic to any foods.
Vaccinations may be necessary for pilgrims. Contact us for more information. In general, most European countries do not require vaccinations. However, traveling for extended periods in an enclosed space, such as an airplane, may expose you to the flu virus. A good rule of thumb for pilgrims is to consider getting flu shots, especially if traveling in the late fall season when the flu may be at its peak.
No vaccinations are required when traveling to Israel from the US.