Biblical Israel tours are quite popular all over the world and most Christians would literally jump at the chance to take such a tour. But unfortunately, most of them are held back by the fact that they do not have enough funds to pay for Israel Bible tours. But here’s what they don’t know: The best Christian tours of Israel don’t always have to be very expensive. On the contrary, it is quite possible to enjoy excellent Christian tours in Israel, even if you have a modest budget and not much money to spend. The key is proper planning along with the help of some helpful tips to save money.
• Choose the right travel agency
As you might expect, not all tourist agencies in Israel charge the same rates for their services. This means that there is always an affordable agency with tour packages that comfortably fit your budget and all you need to do is search hard enough in the right places. However, while you’re at it, don’t just focus on the final selling price when comparing different tour packages, but try to think about whether you could actually enjoy that particular package.
• travel out of season
While it is true that Israel is a country that receives Christian tourists literally throughout the year, it is also true that some seasons have more visitors than others. These are the peak seasons and because they are popular with tourists things tend to be quite expensive during these seasons. On the other hand, since fewer tourists are received during the low seasons, many tour agencies try to make up the difference with deals and discounts that they offer to potential tourists to encourage them to take the tours. If you can take advantage of such discounted deals, then you should be able to save some money in the process.
• Don’t use your phone plan
International calls can be quite expensive if you are traveling abroad and that would only further strain your travel budget. If you plan on making a lot of calls home during your trip, you’re better off using something else instead of your current phone plan. Try Internet calling, for example. Skype, Facebook, and Whatsapp are just a few examples of apps you can use to make calls home for just a small fraction of the costs you would have incurred with your current phone plan.
• Use a budget app
The last thing you want when traveling on a budget is to lose track of your expenses. Of course, you may not be able to keep track of every coin you spend, but you do need to keep track of the biggest ones, and a good budgeting app can help you do that with ease.
• go out to dinner
Most Israel tour packages include breakfast and dinner at your hotel. These are generally huge and delicious buffets. Even the Israeli breakfast is BIG! If you’re on a budget, it’s easy to grab a few items for your backpack, like fruit or a bagel. This way you can skip lunch or have a lighter lunch to prepare for the all-you-can-eat dinner.