Biblical Israel tours are quite popular all around the world and most Christians would literally jump to grab the chance to go on such a tour. But, unfortunately, most of them get held back by the fact that they do not have enough funds to afford Israel bible tours. But here’s the thing that they don’t know- the best Christian tours of Israel do not always have to be very expensive. On the contrary, it is quite possible to enjoy great Israel Christian tours even if you have a modest budget and not too much money to spend. They key is proper planning along with the help of a few useful money saving tips.
• Choose the right tour agency
As you might expect, not all tour agencies in Israel charge the same fees for their services. This means that there is always an affordable agency out there with tour packages that would comfortably fit into your budget and all you must do is look hard enough in the right places. However, while you’re at it, do not just focus solely on the final asking price as you compare different tour packages but try to think about whether or not you might actually be able to enjoy that particular package.
• Travel off-season
While it is true that Israel is a country that receives Christian tourists literally all through the year, it is also true that some seasons have more visitors than others. These are the peak seasons and because they are popular among tourists, things tend to be rather expensive during these seasons. On the other hand, since fewer tourists are received during the off-peak seasons, many tour agencies try to make up for the difference through deals and discounts which they offer to prospective tourists to encourage them to go on 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 travelling abroad and that would only dent your travel budget even further. If you are planning to make many calls back home while on your trip then you might be better off using something else instead of your current phone plan. Try internet calling for instance. Skype, Facebook and Whatsapp are just a few examples of apps that you can use to make calls back home at only a small fraction of the costs that you would have incurred with your current phone plan.
• Use a budgeting app
The last thing you want when travelling on a limited budget is to lose track of your expenses. Granted, you may not be able to track every single coin that you spend but you must monitor the bigger ones and a good budgeting app can help you do that with ease.
• Dining out
Most Israel tour packages include breakfast and dinner at your hotel. These are generally huge, 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 some fruit or a bagel. This way you can skip lunch or have a lighter lunch to prepare yourself for that all you can eat dinner buffet.