Fees are billed based on group size at time of departure. As our group size grows, we all benefit. For now we suggest you budget based on the 29-33 Group Size.
Limited Space - Register Early
There is a lot of interest in pilgrimage at this time and given the pent-up demand for travel we anticipate that our group will likely be 30+ . Our last group was 47 pilgrims and we ran out of hotel rooms. Our maximum group is 50 total -- based on bus capacity.
2024 will be busy in Israel with some hotels at capacity. We presently hold a reserved block of 20 hotel rooms. Once this block is filled we request additional rooms, subject to availability. The earlier that we request extra rooms, the more likely we will get them. By mid-January it is usually difficult or impossible to add rooms.
So it is vital that those who want to join our group register with us as soon as possible. By registering early you guarantee your place and all you risk is the non-refundable deposit, should you change your mind .
Meet, Assist and Transfers at arrival and departure from Israel.
Hotel Accommodations with porterage:
Golan Hotel, Tiberias for 4 nights Golden Walls, Jerusalem 7 nights.
Transfers and tours by modern A/C Motor Coach.
All meals: Breakfast and Dinner at Hotels and all 11 restaurant lunches on tour.
What is not included: Air Fare [See Note 3], Beverages of all kinds, Personal expenses, Travel Insurance, Meals in airports or in-flight. Ground transportation to and from Canadian airport(s). Optional donations made at charities visited. Anything not mentioned in the itinerary.
Payment Schedule: DateAmount dueUS$ On Reservation $250 Dec. 31, 2022 $300 Jan. 31, 2023 $500 Feb 28, 2023 $500 March 31, 2023 Full Balance
Cancellation/Refund Policy The first US$250 is non-refundable. After Jan. 31, as we will have expended some of the funds, our cancellation fee becomes US$500. See table below. Cancellations are more costly for us as we get closer to departure, and we must pass along the cost. Please see the chart below. We suggest you purchase travel insurance (Check out: Manlike Cover Me, Blue Cross, and TD.) Our operators have promised us more generous cancellation fees if a resurgence of the pandemic stops our travel.
Primary Pilgrimage Cancellation Before Dec 1, 2023 $250 After Feb 1, 2024 $500 After March 15, 2024 $890 After April 15, 2024 $1,500 After May 1: Our costs, usually about 50% of fees.
Jerusalem Extension Cancellation No additional fee.
Notes: Fees above are based on quotations and estimates in hand in Sept. 2023 and $US/$CAD exchange at about $1.30. Our largest costs are for Hotels, Guides, Site Admissions, Entry and Exit Visas, Buses & Drivers.
As we have firm quotes in hand for most expenses, we do not anticipate any need to revise these fees. However, in the event that we face unanticipated increases, a surcharge may become necessary. In that case we will communicate this promptly and discuss the surcharge with all involved.
Gratuities: Built into your fee are all tips which we pay to Local Tour Guide(s), Bus Drivers, Restaurant Servers, Hotels Staff for Porterage and other Services.
Air Fare has been about CAD$1,500 - $1,800 return to Tel Aviv for the past few years. Best prices are usually posted about 120 to 90 days before departure. We start watching prices carefully in November and once the price seems right, we try to book all our flights at the same time. A travel agent will be recommended but you may book directly or use your preferred agency. Assistance is provided as needed for this.
Fees based on Double Occupancy. If you are travelling alone, we may be able to introduce you to another person who is also travelling alone, in order that you might make arrangements to share a room and avoid the supplement. Reserve early and let us know your desires here and we will accommodate you if possible.
Jerusalem Explore the Holy City
3 Additional Days & Nights in the Holy City
Total Fee US$ Group Size Sharing Double Room. 12-19 $800 20 and up $700. (most likely)
What's included: Golden Walls Hotel (3 nights) with Porterage, Breakfast and Dinner at Hotel, Transfer to Ben Gurion Airport, Tips for hotel staff and airport transport driver.
What is not included: Air Fare and meals in-transit, tour guides or drivers, beverages, lunches, personal expenses, travel insurance or optional donations made at charities visited. Anything not mentioned in the itinerary.
Payment Schedule Due DateAmount due US$ Dec. 31, 2022 $150 March 31, 2023 Full Balance
Payments & Currency
Fees are billed in US Dollars. Most of our expenses are billed to us in US$ and so our billing to you will be in US$. We send out interim billings occasionally and a final invoice just before departure.
US$ Payments US$ Payments can be made by Bank Draft, Cheque, or Interac Transfer. We are not able to accept credit cards. US$ Payments can be made by Interac Transfer to:
Canadian $ Payments If you prefer, you can pay us in Canadian Dollars by Cheque or Interac Transfer. We periodically convert CAD$ received to US Funds. We credit your account with the TD Bank Exchange Rate on the day we make the conversion. Our interim and final billing and show any currency conversions.
CAD$ payments can be made by Cheque or by Interac Transfer to:
Please mark payments: "Pilgrimage 2024."
Payment Schedule: You can pay according to the above schedule or prepay if you prefer. Some people like to pay it all up-front and not worry about exchange rate fluctuations. Others want to spread it out, paying according to the schedule. It is up to you.
Our Mailing Address: Trinity Tour 2387 Schafer Court, Bright's Grove, ON. N0N1C0
Questions: If you have questions or to discuss deposits/payments call Canon Vicars Hodge at 519 542 9261 x204 or 519 466 6870