Travel and Costs 2023



Volunteer costs for 2023 are:

$3,425 (double or triple room in Nazareth and Jerusalem)

$4,175 (single room)

Cost includes four weeks of room and full board at the Galilee Hotel in Nazareth, three nights bed and breakfast in Jerusalem, in-country transportation, three day trips, admission into national parks, additional insurance required by the Israeli government (does not include medical insurance), criminal background check, and other incidental costs. Separately and in addition to fees paid to Mary’s Well, non-Israeli participants might have to pay for COVID-19 and blood serology tests when they land in Israel.

Not covered: flights.

The Israeli Ministry of Health posts its requirements for foreign nationals entering the country at Currently, the Israeli government no longer requires visitors to be vaccinated, that they receive a negative PCR test 72 hours before boarding their flight to Israel, or that they receive another negative PCR test upon entering the country, but the government could reinstate restrictions. They do currently require all tourists to have a health insurance policy with coverage for the treatment of COVID-19. Most American policies include such coverage. Participants are encouraged to purchase additional insurance coverage that includes major medical expenses, hospitalization, medical evacuation, and trip interruption. Participants should confirm that Israel and any other travel destinations are covered in their chosen insurance and should bring policy information and international contact number with them during their travel.

Once your application has been accepted, your $500 deposit is due to Mary’s Well Tours Feb 15, 2023. Payment of fees in full is due March 15, 2023. Contact James Strange ( if you must miss a deadline. In the event of a refund, Mary’s Well will charge 4% to cover credit card fees and bank transfers.

Travel Arrangements

To make travel arrangements, contact Mary’s Well Tours. If you arrange your own flight and wish to drive with the group from the airport to the hotel, be at Ben Gurion Airport when the group’s flight arrives.

Mary’s Well Tours:

+011-972-4-656-5841 (if calling from the United States)