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Planning Jewish Israel Tours for Seniors - What to Know Generally speaking, United States senior citizens are healthier and living longer than any other time in history. As a result, they are increasingly traveling abroad. There are so many exciting destinations to be explored. For the Jewish community, the ultimate trip is a Jewish Heritage tour of Israel for seniors. Tips for Seniors Traveling Abroad While there are special considerations for the general population when traveling abroad, senior citizens have unique needs. With that in mind, we’ve created a list we think is helpful to keep in mind.   

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Undergo a pre-trip medical check-up. Discuss any health concerns you have with your travel agent. Leave a copy of your passport and itinerary with family or friends Enroll in the U.S. Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program. By doing so, your trip information is stored securely and the Dept. of State, U.S. embassy or consulate can contact you, or your family in an emergency upon your request. When paying for your trip, it’s highly recommended to purchase travel insurance which includes medical and dental healthcare insurance, andif necessary insurance for pre-existing conditions.If you have health or mobility concerns, you may want to consider arranging a package tour. Pack all medications in their original containers and place them in your carry-on luggage Misc. – drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration, wear loose comfortable clothing, and arrange for transportation inside the airport ahead of time.

With these items checked off you can relax and look forward to enjoying your adventure. Jewish heritage tours in Israel can involve a lot of walking which can be physically demanding. After checking with your doctor, you may want to consider starting an exercise routine of walking daily. Slowly build up your stamina before your departure. If you have special needs due to mobility challenges this doesn’t mean you can’t tour. However, you will want to check with your travel agent to get information and advice. Many tour operators in Israel allow individuals to stay on the bus if the terrain is too rugged for a wheelchair or walker. At some sites, like Masada for example, a cable car can be ridden to the top and there is a wonderful view of the Dead Sea region of Israel. Adult Only Israel tours There are lots of choices for seniors to enjoy exploring their rich Jewish ancestry while in Israel. One way is find a tour operator that offers Adult Only Israel Tours. These tours cater to adults, often retirees with time to enjoy visiting abroad. These are package tours with “set” itineraries that take you to many amazing sites in Israel from Tel Aviv, Acre to the Golan down through the Judean wilderness to Masada. This is a great way for seniors to travel together and get to know others excited about learning more about their heritage. Custom Israel Tours Another way to travel throughout Israel is to create a customized trip for yourself and your friends. Typically, for custom Israel tours, the more people who travel in your group the cheaper it is for everyone. This is a good option if you want to select your dates of departure, departure city, level of hotel accommodations, sites and activities. Also, if you’d like to take a day of leisure during the middle of the tour you can arrange that as well.


Article1: Itastours.com About the Company ITAS is a leading Israel travel advisory service for over 45 years. Specializing in creating Israel tours for families, synagogue communities, adults, and educators,ITAS connects them with their rich Jewish heritage.Their expert government licensed Israeli tour guides will escort you throughout your incredible Holy Land Journey.

Planning Jewish Israel Tours for Seniors - What to Know  

Generally speaking, United States senior citizens are healthier and living longer than any other time in history. As a result, they are incr...

Planning Jewish Israel Tours for Seniors - What to Know  

Generally speaking, United States senior citizens are healthier and living longer than any other time in history. As a result, they are incr...

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