Traveler Testimonials

Touring Israel will arrange for you a truly custom tailored tour of Israel with the best guides and the highest levels of service in Israel. But don’t just take our word for it! Here are some of the nice things our past customers have felt compelled to share with you:

  • April 26th, 2016

    This was the trip of a lifetime for our party of four — myself and my husband, my brother and my 84 year old father. It was all due to Touring Israel and our extraordinary guide Bena. We were able to see and experience 3 weeks of touring if we’d been on our own, in only seven days with an outstanding itinerary put together by Touring Israel. At the onset of our planning for this trip, I contacted Touring Israel based on the (at the time) 157 five-star reviews in Trip Advisor. Based on my description of our general interests (history, religion, architecture, art, politics) a seven-day itinerary was created for us that we enjoyed every minute of. Bena is incredibly gifted as a guide and gave us so much more than we could ever have imagined with everyone marveling at his in-depth knowledge of so many subjects. Suffice to say, we are looking forward to planning our next trip with Touring Israel and Bena!

  • April 25th, 2016

    We booked a 12-day tour with Touring Israel and were extremely happy with the services provided. Touring Israel worked closely with us in preparing and revising an itinerary that was balanced so that we were not overloaded and had time to enjoy each activity. The itinerary included a nice mix of “learning” and “fun” (archeological digs & Galita chocolate factory). Our tour guide, Inon, was phenomenal. He was friendly, knowledgeable and patient. He even worked with a local rabbi to rearrange the date of our daughter’s bat mitzvah so we could avoid some unexpected cold and rainy weather in Jerusalem. Visiting Israel should be a trip of a lifetime, and Touring Israel ensured that it was. I highly recommend Touring Israel. Thanks for a great time. Rosenstein Family, Rockville, MD

  • April 4th, 2016

    I never write reviews but feel compelled to do so because we had such an unbelievable trip. First of all Gil and Maria in the office are super efficient and make planning a breeze. Maria also checks in with you while you are in Israel and if you need to change your itinerary, even a small detail like new spa appointment, she is on it. But, it was our guide Jon, who made our trip. As others have said he is passionate, kind , easy going and professional . Jon’s knowledge of the history and politics of ancient, modern and present day Israel is phenomenal and added depth and meaning to everything we saw. My family always felt secure and well taken care of in his presence, but he also managed to be very real and humorous as evidenced on the tour of Masada when my 10 year old needed some joking around to keep on going. Jon’s passion for Isreal is so contagious, yet he is also very good about sharing different perspectives. We asked so many questions and Jon was always informative and patient. The trip would not have been the same without him. Thank you Jon for guiding us through Isreal both literally and figuratively. R Meyer NY

  • April 3rd, 2016

    I took trip to Israel with my teenage daughter who wanted to see with her own eyes what she has learned at school just recently. I spent fair amount of time in Israel when I was in my 20’s but I never had a chance to go and see Jerusalem properly by myself as well. So I asked our guide, Noam, to make it a long day giving us the best and most important about all 3 religions, history, hidden gems and show us where the good food is. He was able to plan it, execute it and the tour didn’t feel like it was rushed or he was skipping important things. I invited my nephew from Russia to join us for the tour and Noam took extra time to explain things to him in less engaging English. Overall great experience, highly recommended. D Saloutenko, NY

  • April 2nd, 2016

    We wanted to thank Touring Israel for the time and effort that your organization put into planning this trip for our family and our Granddaughter’s Bat Mitzvah. It was truly a remarkable experience, one that will remain in our hearts forever. We spent 10 days with our guide, Jonathan Cutler and we cannot say enough about his level of professionalism, knowledge, as well his love for his job and his love of Israel. More importantly, he exhibited genuine warmth to our family, particularly the children. It made the trip even that much more special. Jon could not do enough for us, whether it was helping us make reservations for lunch or dinner or manipulate the schedule when needed. When we left it felt as though we were leaving one of our family members behind. Your organization should be given 5 stars for the remarkable job you did for us. Thank you many times over! -Sherry and Allan Parker

  • March 30th, 2016

    My family and I just wanted to let you know what an absolutely wonderful and memorable experience we had in Israel. It would never have been the same trip without all the help, patience, and guidance from Gil and Maria in the planning stages and from Jon Cutler, our tour guide during the trip, while guiding us through the most unforgettable experience of our lives. Jon went above and beyond in every way possible to make sure that our large group was satisfied at all times, which is definitely not easy to do! 🙂 He is so passionate and knowledgeable and it made all the difference while learning about the sites we were visiting. We all learned so much from him and he was even able to keep the little ones interested and engaged throughout all.  Jon was so accommodating on all levels, whether it be rearranging reservations last minute when we needed to or making suggestions on places to go when we needed to make some changes to the itinerary due to a time conflict or whatever it may have been. He was so easy going about everything. Also, the kids felt so comfortable with him and were so sad to say goodbye at the end.  Each of us felt as though a part of our family was leaving when it was time to say goodbye. We all miss him and just truly had the most wonderful experience with him as our guide. Thanks for everything, Jill Donchey USA

  • January 7th, 2016

    My family and I have traveled all over the world. We like high end, customized travel. Touring Israel delivered our wishes perfectly. From beginning to end, our two week trip was seamless. We were picked up at the airport, had vip escort, delivered to our hotel and not once during the two weeks were there any glitches. Our guide, Daphne, was funny, lively, incredibly intelligent and was the highlight of our trip. She “read” us very quickly and led us on every trip, everyday almost intuitively picking up on what we liked and what we wouldn’t. Gil who designed our trip was fantastic and Adi in the office also was great. I will say I have rarely had anyone answer their emails as quickly as Touring Israel. Really fantastic from beginning to end. Do not hesitate to use them and for what they provided I think they offer a very good deal. You can pick and choose a la carte and the pricing is transparent. No hidden fees or gimmicks. Cannon Family Visited December 2015

  • January 1st, 2016

    Touring Israel was great for our family. The trip was well organized and they helped us find new touring options for our ever changing minds. They were patient and helpful even though we changed our itinerary daily, their flexibility and reassurance helped us book a wonderful and memorable experience. Our Guide, Lior pointed us toward delicious local spots for lunches and his breadth of knowledge of the region were insurmountable. We highly recommend Touring Israel! Meltzer Family Visited December 2015

  • December 5, 2015

    With only about 4 weeks notice, Touring Israel planned a personalized outstanding trip. We were able to communicate with them by phone and email prior to leaving about what specific things we wanted to see and do along with their excellent suggestions. We saw all the usual Christian and Jewish sites as well as some very fun adventures such as mountain biking, rappelling, ATV and 4 wheel drive trips. Our tour guide, Amir Mor, was superb. His experience and knowledge of the history and the area was outstanding. Because it was a private tour, we were able to customize it perfectly for us as well as being flexible to add on sites/activities. The Touring Israel tour partners in Jordan made the side trip to Petra truly an once in a lifetime experience. One of our favorite parts of our trip was the meetings that were arranged with a citizen/soldier, a journalist and a visit to the hospital that treated wounded Syrians. These one to one conversations were unique and thought provoking and made the trip even more special. Not only was our trip planned excellently (phone app was convenient) but they called us while we were in country to see how things were going. Safety and security was NOT an issue. We cannot recommend Touring Israel and Amir Mor more highly. Sandra & Neil Perlmutter Kirkland, WA