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Yes, it is mandatory to have travel insurance to travel to Israel. (Not included at the festival fee)

The local currency in Israel is the Israeli Shekel. You can exchange money at most banks and currency exchange kiosks.

Most businesses accept low-denomination dollars and euros.

We recommend you review the requirements according to your country of origin's Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Some requested conditions could be:
  • Check that you have international medical insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage.
  • Departure flight Proof of lodging.
  • The passport is valid for six months from the date of departure from Israel.
Always carry your passport and an official photo ID and keep an electronic copy.

We have 4- and 5-star hotels, in double and triple rooms. Single rooms + USD 600 supplement

July is typically hot and dry in the Holy Land. Daytime temperatures can reach up to 95°F (35°C) and night-time temperatures will usually stay in the mid 70s (23-25°C). There is usually very little rain in July, and the region remains quite dry. We recommend staying hydrated and wearing comfortable clothing, shoes, hats, and sunscreen.

Just click on the Book now button, which will direct you to the reservation’s web page, type your personal information and payment method, and that's it! ...

We look forward to seeing you at Youthfest 2023.

When visiting religious sites in the Holy Land, it is important to dress respectfully and modestly. This means avoiding clothes that are revealing or too tight-fitting. Women should cover their legs and shoulders, and men should aim to cover their legs and upper body.

Removing headwear, such as hats, is also essential when entering a place of worship. Some religious sites may have additional dress codes, so it is always best to check before visiting.

Father Juan Solana will be present at the Eucharistic celebration and during the musical events of the pilgrimage

The lodgings are divided into two areas: Hoteles in Galilee in the northern part. Hotels in Bethlehem for the Jerusalem area.

ANYONE CAN PARTICIPATE! young people, and people with young hearts. (minors must be under the responsibility of an adult)

Important information


Bookings are  GENESIS TOUR’s responsibility.

For any doubt or comments, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Natali Fridma at natalif@genesis-tours.com.

Magdala hotel is reserved for July 21-27, 2023 (6 nights) to accommodate 600 people; the remaining participants will be housed in hotels in Nazareth or Tiberias, according to the hotels’ capacity.

All participants will stay from July 27-31, 2023 (4 nights) in Bethlehem in quadruple, triple, and double rooms according to the hotels’ capacity.

Every bus can take 40 to 50 people with a Spanish o English guide, as the case may be.


Check-in: 3:00 p.m. Check-out: 11:00 a.m.

Shared rooms can be triple or quadruple.

According to the Israeli value-added tax law, VAT will apply only to Israeli citizens during check-in. Foreign people must show their passports.

The assignment of hotels and rooms is the responsibility of Genesis Tours.

All rooms with more than two beds will have a sofa or folding bed.

Children and a third person in the room are not considered full-paying participants.


Hotels and restaurants are not kosher.

Any special food requests must be managed through Genesis Tours.

The rate includes an full board—breakfast and dinner at the hotels plus five meals at restaurants and four meals in lunch boxes.

Magdala hotel will serve dinner in buffet brunch style on July 25 and 26, 2023.

The rate does not include drinks in restaurants and in general.


All shuttles are group transfers.

Genesis Tours will provide schedules for pick-up and drop-off shuttles.

Buses have Wi-Fi and air conditioning.


There will be masses throughout the day along the itinerary, with a central mass celebrated by Father Juan Solana every day.

Travel documents

The pilgrim must have traveller’s insurance, which is not included in the quoted services.

The price does not include flights.

Immigration Authority may request random document and passenger inspections, and travellers must follow the requirements.


Price does not include tips or recommendations: Guide 5 to 8 USD, driver 4 to 6 USD per person daily.

Price does not include airport fees, border fees, visa fees, and personal expenses.

Some supplements may apply to transfers for arrivals before 6:00 a.m.