Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1What is the means of travelling for Holy land tour ? Is it by bus, train, or ship ?
The means of traveling to Holy land is by flight and after landing there, it is by bus.
2How much would be the total fare to travel to Holy land ?
As of now it is Rs. 94,000/- but the charges may differ from one trip to another due to the changes in flight fares and dollar rate fluctuations. To know the exact fare charges, kindly contact office assistance for conformations.
3Is it necessary to have a passport to travel to Holy land ?
Yes, it is mandatory to have passport to travel to Holy land.
4Is it a compulsory for an infant to have individual passport to travel to Holy land ?
Yes, it is mandatory to have passport even for an infant to travel to Holy land.
5Can a family travel on one passport to holyland tour ?
No, each individual from the family should have a separate passport.
6Can I get your help in obtaining my passport to travel to Holy land ?
Yes, we provide all possible assistance.
7Do you give any discount for senior citizens or children ?
We do not provide any discount for senior citizens, but we give 15% discount on the present price for children below 12 years.
8Do you offer any special discount for pastors ?
No, we do not offer any special discount for pastors.
9Do you offer any special discount for Church groups ?
Yes, we do offer, according to the group size. To know more about the discounts, kindly contact the office assistance.
10Do you offer any discount if we are going as a family ?
No, we do not offer any discount for families, as such except the discount given for children who are below 12 years.
11What is the time period for Holy land tour ?
The tour is for 10 days, including the day of departure.
12How many countries are covered in the tour and what are they ?
Four countries are covered in the tour - Jordan, Israel, Palestine and Egypt.
13What are the places included in the tour ?
Places of Biblical importance as well as Historical places are included in the tour.
14How often do you schedule a tour to Holy land ?
We send a group for every 45 days, except in the months of December and January.
15Why can we not usually travel in the months of December and January ?
We cannot travel in the months of December and January, due to the unsuitable weather conditions.
16How are the weather conditions in those countries ?
The weather conditions are the same as in India, except in the months of December and January.
17What are the facilities included in the package ?
The facilities included in the package are - Continental food, mineral water, accommodation, air tickets, visa, local transportation, travel insurance, tips and border charges.
18Can a person who has health issues go on a Holy land tour ?
Yes, but only after consulting his/her physician; and the person should be able to walk without other's help.
19Can a person who is in the wheel chair travel to Holy land ?
Yes, but with the assistance of an accompanying family member who can take complete responsibility of that person.
20Can we carry our daily medications during the tour ?
Yes, you can carry the required amount of medications, sufficient for 10 days and along with them you have to carry the prescription, by your physician.
21Do I have to carry all the reports and prescription because I am a heart patient ?
It depends on the traveler's wish and the physician's advice.
22How is the food in the tour ?
The food provided in the tour is healthy and hygienic. You will be provided with Continental food and sometimes with Indian food.
23How many meals you provide for a day ?
We provide 3 meals per day; breakfast, lunch and dinner.
24Do I have to carry water for the whole trip ?
No, mineral water is provided by us.
25How are the security conditions in those countries ?
We will let you know according to the prevailing situation.
26Do we get any government subsidy to travel to Holy land ?
No, we do not have any government subsidy as of now.
27Who will be our tour guide ?
A renowned Telugu tour guide will be provided.
28Why to choose Aradana Holy land tours when there are other operators ?
The Seven reasons to pick Aradana Holy Land Tours as your Operator are
  • The First reason is Value for Money - Excellent facilities at the best possible price
  • The Second reason is Professional approach
  • The Third reason is Smart Travel
  • The Fourth reason is Seeing the Biblical Sites with subject expert Tour Guide & who is Ordained Clergy man
  • The Fifth reason is Staying in the best of Set-Inns
  • The Sixth reason is Every day updates on Aradana TV while you are on the pilgrimage for the information of the family and relatives in India
  • Last but not the least, the Seventh reason "Oppurtunity to re-tell your Israel trip story to others via our Aradana Television channel"
29How many dollars should we carry, if we are travelling to Holy land ?
If you want to shop for your personal use, you can carry the required amount of dollars as per your need. All other expenses are included in the fee paid by yoou in advance.
30What are the things we can purchase in Holy land ?
Lot of things can be purchased by you, for eg., Olive oil, Dry fruits, Jordan water, Communion / Chruch Wine, Souvenirs, Egyptian Perfumes, Clothes and Camel leather bags are some of the most preferred.
31Can we take baptism in Jordan River ?
To get baptized you have to pay 15-20 US dollars to the management of the Jordan River. This is not included in the fee paid to us in advance.
32To what e-mail address should I write to ?
holyland@aradanatv.com
33What is the browsing address of your website ?
www.aradanaholylandtours.com
34What is the postal address of ARADANA TV ?
Refer to contact us page here
35What are the contact numbers to know the information regarding Holy land tour ?
Refer to contact us page here
36How do I make the payment for Holy land tour ?
You can send a cheque or transfer the amount online to: Franklin Travel Alliance Pvt. Ltd,, State Bank of India, A/c no: 32658920228, Mudfort Branch, Secunderabad, IFSC Code: SBIN0007111, SWIFT Code: SBININBB
37Can I get the receipt for the payment, which I have done for Holy land tour ?
Yes, you will get an authenticated receipt for the payment you have done.
38In how many installments can I make the total payment required for the tour ?
Visitors can make the payment in 2 installments.
39Can I make a part payment after returning from Holy land ?
No, the visitor has to pay the total amount before applying for visa.
40Where can I find Holy land tour photos and videos ?
Refer to photo gallery and video gallery pages in the website.
41Can I go and meet my friends / relatives who are in those countries during my tour ?
No, it is strictly prohibited during the tour and once the tour is completed you have to come back with your respective group.
42Can I join the tour from another part of the country or world ?
Yes you can.
43How much do you charge only for the tour, excluding air tickets ?
Please contact office assistance for the details.
44Is the travel insurance mandatory ?
Yes, it is mandatory.
45Does the package include the travel insurance ?
Yes, it is included in the package given.
46What is the cost of travel insurance for senior citizens ?
Extra charges will be added to the package according to their age slab
47Which currency is acceptable in those countries ?
US Dollars.
48How will be the arrangement for accommodation ?
It will be on twin-sharing basis.
49Why you opt only 48 persons for a tour ?
We do opt only 48 persons for a tour because after reaching there, the means of transportation is by bus; and the bus can accomodate only 50 persons.
50What are the documents required to be submitted by us for the Holy land tour ?
  • A - scanned copy of the passport
  • B - 2 passport size photographs.
  • C - MoU (Memorandum of Understanding)
  • D - Letter from the concerned Church pastor - Testimonial
  • E - Letter from a Government employee - Testimonial
  • The above D and E points will be applicable to the applicants who are young travelers
51Will there be any changes in the package cost ?
Package cost is subject to dollar rate fluctuations
52What is the kind of baggage to be carried ?
You should carry your luggage in the baggage, which has wheels and convenient to carry.
53What is the kind of luggage we should carry ?
It is better to carry light luggage.
54What should be the luggage weight for each individual ?
The luggage weight for each individual is, checked-in luggage is 25 kgs plus cabin baggage/hand bag is 5 kgs.
55What are the most essential things to be carried ?
The most essential things to be carried are:
  • A - Original passport
  • B - US dollars
  • C - Nine pairs of clothes for 10 days and a set of warm clothing
  • D - Medicines for 10 days
  • E - International travel adapter
  • F - Torch light
  • G - Umbrella
  • H - Tooth paste, tooth brush, use and throw shaving kit, comfortable shoe and eatables without oil leakage
  • Note: You are held responsible for your own belongings.
    56Can I carry my mobile during the tour ?
    Yes you can, but you have to switch-on your SIM to middle-east roaming activation.
    57How many days before you apply for the visa ?
    We apply for the visa 15 working days before the departure.
    58Is there any arrangement for the group to reach the airport ?
    No, there is no such arrangement made by us. Each individual traveler has to arrange their own transportation to reach the airport.
    59Is it mandatory to carry ID proofs ?
    No, it is not required.
    60When can I get all the instructions about the tour ?
    Ten days before the departure.
    61How many hours before should I reach the airport ?
    An International traveler should reach the airport three and a half hours before boarding the flight for immigration.
    62Which is the airline by which we travel to Holy land ?
    Any premium airline, as per the availability.
    63Can I get the day wise itinerary ?
    Yes you will.
    64Do you take us for shopping in Dubai and Muscat ?
    Yes you can shop within the airport at duty-free shops with your own expenses.
    65Can I use my credit / International travel card during the tour ?
    Yes you can use it as per the availability.
    66What are the complimentary gifts given from Aradana Holy land tours after returning from the tour ?
    • We will provide you with one complete DVD of the tour.
    • Pilgrim certificate
    • Galilee boat ride certificate
    • Baptism certificate, to those who get baptized in the Jordan River
    • Momentos will be given to the visitors who return from Holy land tour by ARADANA TV.
    67Is FTA (Franklin Travel Alliance) responsible for your visa rejection?
    No. FTA helps you by submitting all the documents received from the pilgrims. The Final Authority to issue the visa is MOI (Ministry of Israel), which will be fully responsible for your visa approval/rejections.
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