Trip Information

Extend Your Adventure!

Birthright Israel participants leaving on Canadian departures have the option of extending their ticket by either registering for a Birthright Israel Plus program or explore Israel, or other countries on their own for a fee depending on the airline (see below). Only those who have been assigned to a trip will be able to make a request for a flight extension.  Please realize that extensions are not guaranteed and every airline has their own restrictions. You may have to be flexible with your dates, and this is why we urge participants to make the extension in advance of their trip departure.

Please note that once the Birthright Israel program has concluded you will no longer be under our supervision or the responsibility of Birthright Israel.  All return flights must be direct from Tel Aviv; stopovers are not permitted on your Birthright Israel ticket.

Please make note of the airline you are travelling with, as each airline has their own regulations. 

If you are not extending your trip in Israel, and you would like to arrange your own travel plans back to Toronto/Montreal complete the request form below indicating that you would like to cancel your return flight.

This only applies to participants who are purchasing their one-way travel back to Canada. For example, if you are traveling to another country and are coming home from another country after your Birthright Israel Trip ends.

The airlines require this notice at least 72 hours before your last day of the trip. For example, if your last day of the CIE trip is May 20th, you must notify our office by May 17th. If you fail to notify us within 72 hours of your last day, you run the risk of losing your $300 deposit.

Please click here to submit your return flight cancellation request: https://cocotoronto.wufoo.eu/forms/r1anu2jh0zbo473/

Birthright Israel: Canada Israel Experience (CIE) understands that questions regarding safety and security are of critical importance to potential participants and their families.

CIE has proven to uphold a tradition of excellence in preserving the highest quality of educational, logistical, and safety standards. While an enriching and exciting Israel experience program is certainly our mission, the security and well-being of our participants has always been and continues to be our highest priority.

All CIE  itineraries are approved daily with the “Situation Monitoring Room,” administered by the Israel Ministry of Education, and coordinated with the I.D.F., Israel Police and other security authorities. Routes and itineraries are reviewed on a daily basis by both our staff and the security office. We do not hesitate to make any and all changes to our itineraries as needed.

Flight Extensions
Birthright Plus

 

  • Extension policies:
    • Maximum stay is 90 days.
    • Stopover is not permitted.
    • Extension fee is dependent upon the airline, availability and class.

  • Once in Israel, should you choose to extend your flight, contact the airline directly at:
    • Air Canada in Tel Aviv 03-6072111 Sun – Thur 8:30AM-5PM
    • El – Al in Tel Aviv 03-9771111 call center open 24 hours
    • Lufthansa in Tel Aviv 03-9058049 Sun – Thur 9AM-5PM
    • LOT in Tel Aviv 03-7217931 open 24 hours
    • Austrian in Tel Aviv 03-9058049 Sun – Thur 8:30AM-5PM


Please note that Canada Israel Experience is not responsible for fees forfeited if you need to change or cancel your extension request with any airline.

Extend Your Adventure!

Ten days in Israel just isn’t enough! You can get MORE from your Birthright Israel trip. Keep your Israel adventure going for an additional 4 – 7 days with one of our brand new extension programs. You’ll have more free time as well as the opportunity to meet and connect with participants from different Birthright Israel groups from around the world! For Summer 2019 we will have program sessions beginning on May 26th, June 2nd, June 10th, June 30th, July 14th, July 21st, and August 4th, August 25th..

You can register for a Birthright Israel Plus program at https://www.birthrightisrael.com/extend  once you’ve been assigned to a trip for this Summer

Wilderness Experience

An outdoor experience that challenges you to the core

Multi-Cultural Israel

Discover Jerusalem’s diverse social fabric

The Foods of Israel

A cultural experience through Israeli diversity

Eilat of Heart & Soul

Delve deeper: beyond the surface of Israel & yourself

Desert Treks

Hike spectacular canyons & explore Israel’s desert

Once you are assigned to your flight for your Birthright Israel trip, you can register to be a part of any Birthright Israel Plus program that suits your passions. Fill out our short registration form and we will submit your flight extension request for processing. Register HERE.

The program fee is highly subsidized: $250*, which will cover the costs of lodging, food, and transportation while on your program. Current participants can use their Birthright deposit towards the cost of the program! * $400 non-refundable, if registering during your Birthright Israel trip – so make sure to sign up early!

After 10 days of cultural exploration in Israel, your Birthright Israel trip will come to a close. While everyone else is headed back home, you’ll get a short period to rest up and explore a bit on your own before starting a new 4- or 5-day experience focusing on a particular area of interest (no prior knowledge or experience needed!).Birthright Israel Plus offers a slightly more relaxed schedule, giving you the opportunity to curate your own experience with the support network of Birthright Israel’s experienced and highly knowledgeable staff. Plus groups are made up of only 20-25 participants so you’ll be part of a more intimate community.

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