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New Hotel: Leonardo Boutique Jerusalem
Click here to read about Leonardo Boutique Jerusalem, which is a designer boutique hotel located in the heart of Jerusalem
Grand Hotels Chain - Long Stay Special
Book minimum 4 nights and enjoy special discount!
Utopia Orchid Park – Central Israel
Visit Utopia Orchid Park located in the heart of the Sharon region, an enchanting tropical rain forest with thousands of orchids from around the world, tropical plants, a myriad of animals and even carnivorous plants.
Tomcars Merom Golan - Upper Galilee
Click here to read about the Tomcars Merom Golan, the biggest motor enclosure located in the Upper Galilee. The enclosure offers many activities such as Tomcars, horse riding, hybrid bikes and jeep tours.
Herbert Samuel Hotel - Jerusalem
Click here to read about the Herbert Samuel Hotel, which is located in the heart of Jerusalem and surrounded by historic centers and dynamic cultural institutions.
Naama Ester : Performance Artist - All Over Israel
Click here to read about Naama Ester, a performance artist of traditional and well known Israeli songs.
Special Blacksmith’s workshop – Mattat : Upper Galilee
Click to read about some of the interesting tours in the Upper Galilee, from an ice cream making workshop, to a fascinating tour in the vineyard to a hands on experience workshop in a blacksmiths shop.
Unique Kibbutz Tours – Ramat Rachel: Jerusalem
Choose a tour of interest to you. Agricultural, archeological and farm tours on offer. Click here for further information.
New Boutique Spa Hotel - Sea Life : Naharia
Read about Sea Life, a new prestigious boutique hotel located at the water front of the Nahariya-Achziv shore.
New Sea rooms – Ein Gev Resort: Galilee
Click here to read about the new luxurious rooms in Ein Gev Resort: the Sea Rooms.
Naftali Tours Guides – Effi Yaacobi
Naftali Tours is proud to introduce Effi Yaacobi – Licensed Tour Guide.
New tour - Busters Apple Cider Factory in the Elah Valley
Enjoy a tour of the factory and visitors centre and meet the fascinating family behind the project. Enjoy a tasting of their alcoholic ciders and lemonade alongside delicious cheese and fruit platters.
Changes to Daylight Saving Time in Israel 2016
Israel is moving to Daylight Savings Time on 24 March 2016
The Marzipan Museum
Visit the Marzipan Museum, a unique place which provides a colourful and delicious experience.
Sandboarding and Jeep tours in the Negev Desert
Enjoy private jeep tours in the Israeli desert and sandboarding on the Negev dunes.
Adir Visitor’s centre – Galilee
Enjoy a culinary experience of wine and cheese at the Adir Visitor’s centre where you will get to taste the unique flavors of wine and quality cheeses.
Kibbutz Lotan – where spirit and earth meet
The Eco-Jewish community of Kibbutz Lotan links the spirit and the earth teaching about local food production, natural building from mud and straw, alternative technologies and much more.Click for further details and photos of the tours.
Israeli Folk Dancing workshops: All over Israel
Dance Israel is a unique initiative that offers exciting educational encounters and multi-faceted experiences through Jewish and Israeli folk dance. Click for further info and video.
Bike riding tours in the Judean lowlands
Here are some amazing pictures of our Winter tours (Photos taken by Illan Beagan). Click for more information.
By the rivers of Babylon – Jerusalem
The Bible Lands Museum is proud to present a special exhibition focusing on one of the most significant events in the history of the Jewish people – the Babylonian exile.
New presentation – Mitzpe Hayamim
At the foot of Mount Canaan, only a step away from Rosh Pina, lies Mizpe Hayamim Spa Hotel - which many describe as paradise. Click here for a beautiful 13 page PDF presentation of the hotel and its surroundings.
Weekly Tours – Early Bird Specials
Discounts on selected tours for any departure date in 2016.
De Karina Chocolatier - Golan Heights
The chocolate boutique De Karina located in the Golan Heights is proud to introduce you to our chocolate workshop “chocolate and more”, suitable for both kids and adults.
Accessible tourism in Israel
Naftali Tours now offering services for accessible tourism in Israel. Whether you are coming to Israel for your dream vacation or in search of your Jewish, Christian, or Muslim heritage, we plan it to be in your pace.
Special promotion – Mitzpe Hayamim
Click here for free spa treatment at Mitzpe Hayamim Resort Hotel.
Olea Essence visitors Centre – Galilee
Visit the Olea Essence olive oil press, a unique place in the ancient Jewish city of Qatzrin in the Golan Heights.
Golan Heights Winery : Professional Wine Tour - Galilee
Learn about the Golan Height’s unique terroir, the art of raising grapevines and the history of the Winery.
Naftali Tours Guides – Murray Allon
Naftali Tours is proud to introduce Murray Allon – Licensed Tour Guide.
The cradle of Christianity : A new tour at the Israel Museum - Jerusalem
The Israel Museum invites the Christian community to explore its new and exciting tour: the cradle of Christianity – see in real life what you’ve read in scriptures.
An inspiring moment from Yardenit baptismal site - Galilee
Visit the Yardenit Baptism in the Jordan River site. Here you are able to once again plunge into the atmosphere of spirituality and connect with the Holy Land.
Invitation to The Year of Mercy : Holy Door - Jerusalem
On December 8, 2015, Pope Francis inaugurated the Jubilee Year of Mercy in the Papal Basilica of Saint Peter in the Vatican.
Wine Workshops - All over Israel
Enjoy a time to focus on the beautiful things in life and end your day in the best way with a fun wine workshop.
Ruppin Apartments - Tel Aviv
Enjoy a stay at one of the luxurious apartments in the Ruppin Apartment Hotel located at the heart of Tel Aviv.
Paamonim Apartment Hotel - Jerusalem
The Paamonim hotel is a modern luxurious apartment hotel located at the heart of Jerusalem next to the city’s shopping and entertainment areas, facing the magnificent view of the Old City.
Jewish Orthodox Hospitality – Jerusalem
Learn about the traditional lifestyle. A unique and fascinating opportunity to spend an evening in an orthodox Jewish family home. Click for brochure and video.
Naftali Tours Guides - David Schoenfeld
Naftali Tours is proud to introduce David Schoenfeld - Licensed tour guide.
A Tour and lunch at Nes Ammim Village – Galilee
Enjoy a tour at the Nes Ammim Village and a kosher lunch at the Ness Ammim Restaurant.
Christmas and New Year's Dinners at The American Colony Hotel - Jerusalem
The American Colony Hotel invites you to enjoy a wonderful Christmas Eve dinner, Christmas buffet & New Year’s Eve dinner and party at the legendary Arabesque restaurant. Click to read PDF brochures.
City of David : New tours in the ancient city - Old Jerusalem
Click to read PDF about a variety of fascinating tours in the ancient city from walking tours, riding on a Segway to an archaeological excavation.
Agricultural Tours in Southern Arava - Jordan Valley
Click to read the PDF about interesting agricultural tours in Southern Arava.
New Jordan Visa Regulations - Arava Border
Arava Border will no longer be giving entry visas to Jordan of all kind January 1st 2016 . Please click to read a brief about the new regulations.

Border crossings Israel / Jordan

 

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Information about Bridges working hours

Jordan Visa – charge increase effective immediately
Please note that the Jordanian Government will be increasing Entry Visa charges at all airports and border crossings from  USD 30 to USD 60 per person. The new charge will be applicable for any arrivals from 1st April 2014.



Please note changes in opening hours during holidays

Sheik Hussein / Arava
Sun. - Sat. 08:00 A.M. - 20:00 P.M. 

Allenby Bridge
Sun. - Thu. 08:00 A.M. - 20:00 P.M. 
Fri. - Sat. 08:00 A.M. - 15:00 P.M. 

BORDER CROSSINGS BETWEEN FROM ISRAEL TO JORDAN

Sheik Hussein – Northern border (between Tiberias and Jerash)

  1. Upon arrival at the border please make your way to the passports counter to pay departure tax.
  2. You will need to catch the shuttle bus that departs regularly between the two borders.
  3. Upon arriving onto the other side please complete baggage and security checks.
  4. Upon completing border crossing procedures please look for your driver near the exit with a sign with your name on it.
  5. For entry into Jordan you will be required to pay for a Jordan visa that is provided automatically upon arrival.

Costs

Israel departure tax        100 NIS ($30 USD) – can be paid in NIS or $USD
Jordan departure tax        10 JD ($14 USD) – to be paid in Jordanian Dinar.
(Change facilities are provided)
Israel entry visa Free and automatic
Jordan entry visa           43 JD ($60 USD) – to be paid in Jordanian Dinar.
(Change facilities are provided)
Shuttle                          5 JD ($7.50 USD) – can be paid in Jordanian Dinar or $US

Allenby Bridge – Central border (between Jerusalem and Amman)

  1. Upon arrival at the border please make your way to the passports counter to pay departure tax.
  2. You will need to catch the shuttle bus that departs regularly between the two borders.
  3. Upon arriving onto the other side please complete baggage and security checks.
  4. Upon completing border crossing procedures please look for your driver near the exit with a sign with your name on it.
  5. For entry into Jordan here you will be required to pre-arrange a Jordan visa prior to arrival into Israel. Jordan visas are not available at the border.

Costs

Israel departure tax        173 NIS ($55 USD) – can be paid in NIS or $USD
Jordan departure tax         8 JD ($12 USD) – to be paid in Jordanian Dinar.
(Change facilities are provided)
Israel entry visa Free and automatic
Jordan entry visa            43 JD ($60 USD) – to be paid in Jordanian Dinar.
Shuttle                           5 JD ($7.50 USD) – can be paid in Jordanian Dinar or $US

Arava – Southern border (between Eilat and Petra) 

  1. Upon arrival at the border please make your way to the passports counter to pay departure tax.
  2. You will need to walk approx. 500m across the borders. Luggage trolleys are provided.
  3. Upon arriving onto the other side please complete baggage and security checks.
  4. Upon completing border crossing procedures please look for your driver near passports with a sign with your name on it.
  5. For entry into Jordan you will require a Jordan visa that can be pre-arranged by us for collection at the border.  

Costs

Israel departure tax        100 NIS ($30 USD) – can be paid in NIS or $USD
Jordan departure tax        8 JD ($12 USD) – to be paid in Jordanian Dinar.
(Change facilities are provided)
Israel entry visa Free and automatic
Jordan entry visa           Free if returning via Arava border.
If departing Jordan via a different border then 10 JD ($15 USD) – to be paid in Jordanian Dinar.
Shuttle                          5 JD ($7.50 USD) – can be paid in Jordanian Dinar or $US

Please note for all border crossings:

Border crossings between the two countries can be time consuming, particularly during busy periods. It may be difficult to find your transfer driver as we do not know exactly when you will be exiting. If you cannot find your driver please call us so we can locate him for you.

For those not wishing to have their passports stamped with an Israeli tourist visa – Please fill out and have stamped a Form 17L available prior to Israeli passport control at airports and border crossings. Carry this document with you while in Israel as proof of tourist status.

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