Walking Without, Journeying Within

An inter–spiritual exploration of Israel
October 4–14, 2018

The cost of your tour includes:

Air transportation roundtrip from New York to tel aviv with any regularly scheduled air carrier, based on a nonrefundable/nonchangeable fare, which requires a minimum of 10 passengers traveling round trip together. other departure cities are available upon request. Please advise us of your preferred departure city and you will be contacted with options. the identity of the carrier, which may include the carrier’s code-share partner, will be assigned and disclosed in your final documents. tickets are issued 45 days prior to departure. all current airlines taxes, security fees and fuel surcharges are included. Note that these items cannot be guaranteed until tickets are issued.

Secure flight information. the requirement to collect date of birth, gender, and full name are federally mandated by the Transportation Security Administration’s (tsa) secure Flight Program. While disclosure of this information is voluntary, if it is not provided, participants may be denied boarding. For TSA’s policy and more information, visit http://www.tsa.gov and search on secure Flight. Witte travel & tours (Witte) takes all reasonable steps to safeguard the privacy of all information collected from its clients.

Frequent flyer points are not guaranteed in connection with group airfares. some airlines may limit group airfare credits to 25% to 50% of the frequent flyer points that apply to individuals while others do not offer any credits for group airfares.

Hazardous Materials. Federal law forbids the carriage of hazardous materials aboard aircraft in your luggage or on your person. a violation can result in five years’ imprisonment and penalties of $250,000 or more (49 U.s.C. 5124). Hazardous materials include explosives, compressed gases, flammable liquids and solids, oxidizers, poisons, corrosives and radioactive materials. For more information, examples and special exceptions, visit: http://www.tsa.gov/traveler-in... prohibited-items.

Land transportation. a deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach is used for transfers, excursions, and travel between cities. Because motorcoach travel is restricted in many cities, sightseeing is often done on foot. there is no restroom on the motocoach, but frequent stops will be made.

Accommodations based on two persons sharing a room with private facilities. Most hotels we use range from moderate first-class to standard first-class. When hotels in these categories are not available, top-quality superior tourist-class properties are selected. The supplement for single accommodations is $770. if you register alone but want a roommate, we will do our best to assign one. if a single room must be assigned to any member of the group for any reason, even if it is at the last minute or while on tour, we will need to charge the single supplement. Changes in rooming arrangements requested by the participant 45 or fewer days prior to departure may result in additional charges.

Meals. Breakfast daily and dinners as indicated in the itinerary. Dinners do not include beverages.

Tour personnel. an english-speaking israeli tour guide will accompany the group from arrival in israel until departure.

Sightseeing and admission fees in accordance with the itinerary. Tipping and taxes are included for all services, including the tip for the tour guide and motorcoach driver.

The tour cost does not include passports, airline luggage fees if charged, porterage of luggage, optional travel protection plan including luggage and trip cancellation coverage, optional excursions, independent meals, and any other items not mentioned as included.

Luggage allowance. You may take one suitcase with a maximum size of 62 linear inches (height plus width plus depth) and weight of 50 lbs. You may also carry a purse, a camera and one piece of hand luggage with a maximum size of 45 linear inches and weight of 15 lbs. these size and weight restrictions conform to most airlines’ requirements. Hand luggage does not fit in the overhead bins on the motorcoach. there may be room for it in the storage compartment under the coach or by an empty seat on board. if not, it will need to be placed on the floor in front of your feet. Porterage of luggage is not provided. Participants will be responsible for carrying their own luggage throughout the tour. if you are physically unable to carry your luggage, ask your tour personnel to arrange for assistance. 

Insecticide Disclosure. some countries require that aircraft be treated with insecticides prior to flight or while occupied. For a list of the countries with insecticide requirements, go to http://airconsumer.dot.gov/spray.htm.

Optional travel protection. Witte recommends that you purchase a travel protection plan. For your convenience, Witte travel offers a travel protection plan designed by travelex insurance services. this travel protection can be purchased at any time prior to making the final payment for your tour. the pre-existing medical conditions exclusion will be waived if you purchase the protection plan within 15 days of the initial trip deposit, provided you are medically fit to travel at the time of purchase and full trip cost is insured. the plan cost for the travel protection plan that applies to your tour will be noted in your brochure and on the registration form. it may be necessary to increase the trip cost insured on the travel protection plan if you purchase additional services and/or upgrade any arrangements. this could increase the plan cost of the travel protection plan. the plan cost for this travel protection plan is non-refundable after a 15-day review period. 

Schedule of Coverages / Maximum Benefit Amount

(up to the limits shown below)

Trip Cancellation 100% of Insured Trip Cost 
Trip Interruption150% of Insured Trip Cost 
Travel Delay (Up to $150 per day) $750 
Missed Cruise Connection $750 
Baggage and Personal Effects  $2,000 
Baggage Delay $250 
Equipment Delay $200 
Emergency Medical & Dental Expense $50,000($500 dental sublimit)
Emergency Evacuation and Repatriation $250,000 
24 Hour Accidental Death & Dismemberment$25,000 
Travel Assistance & Concierge Services*Included

*Travel Assistance & Concierge Services are provided by the designated provider listed in the Policy. Maximum trip length allowed is 90 days. Coverage and rates may vary by state. Rates are subject to change. The product descriptions provided here are only brief summaries and may be changed without notice. The full coverage terms and details, including limitations and exclusions, are contained in the insurance policy. Prior to purchasing, you may view/download the Policy based on your state of residence at: http://policy.travelexinsurance.com/335a-1217. Travel Insurance is underwritten by, Berkshire Hathaway specialty insurance Company (formerly known as stonewall insurance Company), 1314 Douglas street, suite 1400, omaha, Ne 68102. ZKN

The purchase of this product is not required in order to purchase any other travel product or service. Your travel retailer might not be licensed to sell travel insurance and will only be able to provide general information about the product. An unlicensed travel retailer may not answer questions about the terms and conditions of the insurance offered and may not evaluate the adequacy of your existing insurance coverage. The products being offered provide insurance coverage that only applies during your covered trip. You may have insurance coverage from other sources that provide similar benefits but may be subject to different restrictions depending upon the coverage. You may wish to compare the terms of the travel policy offered through travelex with any existing life, health, home and automobile insurance policies you may have. If you have questions about your coverage under your existing insurance policies, contact your insurer or insurance agent or broker.

Documentation: U.S. citizens are required to have a valid passport. If you already have a passport, check its expiration date now since the country visited on this tour requires passports to be valid for at least six months beyond the traveler’s intended return date. If your passport is due to expire earlier, you will need to obtain a new one. If you do not have a passport or need a new one, apply as soon as possible. If you plan to visit other countries on your own, contact Witte for any special requirements. all non-U.S. citizens should contact Witte for their special requirements. We will check the requirements for non- U.S. citizens at the time they register and again approximately 45 days prior to departure. Witte is not responsible for any changes in requirements for non-U.S. citizens that occur after our final check.

Minor children traveling internationally without both parents are encouraged to carry a notarized note signed by both parents stating that they have permission to travel without one or both of them. Although this is not a requirement, it will save time if questions arise while clearing customs. 

Tour cost. the tour cost is based on a group of 20 passengers and current tariffs for air and land arrangements.

Please note that these travel arrangements are subject to possible price increases due to additional charges imposed by a supplier or government. You may be charged additional sums by Witte to offset increased fees, fuel surcharges, taxes, fluctuations in foreign exchange markets, and/ or smaller group size. Before passing on an increase, Witte will use its best efforts to minimize the amount. if it is necessary to increase the tour cost, participants will be advised at final billing and provided with a summary of the contributing factors. Your signature below indicates consent to any post-purchase price increases.

Reservations and payments. to make reservations on this tour, complete the Registration Form and return it as indicated. Reservations cannot be accepted over the telephone. Payments are due as follows: 

  • Deposit of $450 per person with Registration Form. early registration is encouraged.
  • Payment of $1,000 per person by March 1, 2018
  • Payment of $1,000 per person by May 1, 2018
  • Payment of $1,000 per person by July 1, 2018
  • Balance due on receipt of final invoice sent approximately 30 to 45 days prior to departure.

If you are registering for the tour after one of the above payment dates, increase your deposit amount accordingly so your account will be up to date. Please note that checks returned due to insufficient funds are subject to a $30 service fee.

Credit card payments. Visa, MasterCard, Discover or american express credit cards are accepted for the deposit. the deposit charge is processed shortly after receipt of your registration form.

Cancellations and refunds. Witte must receive notice of cancellation in writing. Penalties are per person and will be based on the date of receipt, as follows:

  • More than 90 days before departure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $200 
  • Between 90 and 46 days before departure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $400 
  • Between 45 and 31 days before departure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,900 
  • 30 or fewer days before departure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . No refund

The service fee noted under “Special Flight Arrangements,” the nonrefundable portion of any special arrangements made on behalf of the canceling participant and the cost of travel protection will also be added to the above penalties. Cancellation insurance is available. Allow two to four weeks for processing of refunds. Note that payments made by check are refunded by check to the person or organization that made the payments, and payments charged to a credit card are credited back to the same credit card.

Membership. Witte reserves the right to accept or reject any person as a member of the tour and to expel from the tour any participant whose conduct or condition is incompatible with the interest of the group.

Land-only participants. If you wish to make your own flight arrangements, contact Witte for the land-only cost at least 90 days prior to departure. Participants who make their own flight arrangements are strongly encouraged to coordinate their flight schedules with the group’s flight schedule and to use the same airports. The group’s airport transfers on the arrival and return days will be timed to the group’s flight schedule. Land-only participants may need to arrange for their own airport transfers. Contact Witte for information and costs on options for private transfers. Witte cannot be responsible for any inconveniences to land-only participants resulting from changes in the group’s flight schedule. Participants who change their status to land-only less than 90 days prior to departure may be subject to penalties imposed by the airlines.

Domestic flight connections. Note on your registration form if you would like to fly to and from the international departure city. You will be contacted with schedule options and costs. Witte must receive requests for connecting flights at least 45 days prior to departure.

Special flight arrangements. Note on your registration form if you would like to extend your stay and/or depart from and/or return to another city. the number of passengers who can deviate from the group’s flight schedule is restricted. You will be contacted to let you know if the arrangements you requested are possible and to advise you of schedule options and costs. Upon confirmation of your special arrangements, a nonrefundable service fee of $75 per person will be added to your account along with any additional air or land costs that may apply. In the event of cancellation, the service fee and any nonrefundable portion of special air or land arrangements made for you will be added to the penalties noted under “Cancellations and Refunds.” Witte must receive requests for special flight arrangements at least 45 days prior to departure.

Special meal requests and food allergies. Note special meal requests and food allergies on your registration form. Witte cannot be responsible if special requests are not met but we will pass them on to the airlines, hotels and restaurants. if you have dietary restrictions or food allergies, be sure to carry your medications with you at all times. also, discuss your special needs with your tour personnel and ask the wait staff about the foods you are served.

Mobility Concerns. sightseeing on Witte tours almost always includes walking. Visits to historical places often mean climbing stairs and walking on uneven surfaces or cobblestones. Handicap accessibility is not always available. Witte tour personnel are not able to provide attendant services. tour participants with special needs are strongly encouraged to travel with someone who can assist them. Consult your physician if you have any concerns about your ability to participate.

Time away from the tour. advise Witte in writing at least 45 days before departure if you plan to spend some time away from the tour. Wherever possible, you will be credited for missed hotel nights.

Final tour documents—including itinerary, hotel list, passenger list, flight schedules with departure instructions, and luggage tags—are sent about 10 days prior to departure. Flight tickets are usually made available at the airport at check-in time.

Responsibility. The trip outlined herein has been contracted with Rashid tours. Witte travel & tours acts only as agent on behalf of each individual participant in making arrangements for this tour with Rashid tours. as the tour operator, Witte travel & tours, Rashid tours and/or its various agents will be responsible for supplying the services and accommodations outlined in the brochure as constituting the tour, except to the extent that such services cannot be supplied, wholly or partially, owing to circumstances beyond its control. In such cases, Witte travel & tours will use its best efforts to supply alternative services and accommodations, and no refunds will be granted provided that the alternatives are comparable to the original services and accommodations included in the tour cost. Witte travel & tours and Rashid tours, along with their agents, sponsors, organizers and employees shall not be responsible for any injury, loss, damage, accident, delay, irregularity or expense arising from strikes, weather, sickness, acts of war or terrorism, governmental restrictions or regulations or from any act or omission on the part of any individual or company furnishing transportation, accommodations or any other services to the tour participants; nor shall Witte travel & tours be responsible for any injuries, death, damages, loss or delay in any means of transportation or by reason of any event beyond its actual control. Witte travel & tours reserves the right to make changes in the tour dates or itinerary routing should circumstances make such necessary. in case of insufficient participation, Witte travel & tours may cancel the tour. In the event of cancellation of the tour by Witte travel & tours, its liability will be limited to a refund in full of all monies paid by the participants. If available, Witte travel & tours will offer an alternative trip, which the participants may accept or reject. California Passengers: Witte travel & tours is licensed under the California seller of travel act—registration number 201-3304-40. Witte travel & tours is a member of the National tour association, the mark of excellence in the group tour industry.

Copyright policy. By signing the registration form for this tour, i give Witte permission to publish in print, electronic, or video format the likeness or image of me, any family members or legal wards, for any lawful purposes such as advertising Witte’s services. I release all claims against Witte with respect to copyright ownership, privacy, and publicity rights including any claim for compensation related to use of the materials for commercial purposes, including any images submitted by me to Witte or their vendors related to this tour.