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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:

  • November 20, 2015

    Thanks to Touring Israel, we enjoyed the trip of a lifetime! We made a last minute trip with a compact schedule which T.I. accommodated beautifully. Our guide, Bena, was beyond knowledgeable–he was passionate. He showed us parts of Israel and provided an experience we would NEVER have been able to put together on our own–even if we had the luxury months to plan and weeks to spend in Israel. He gave tips and secured admission to places we couldn’t have hoped to do so without his know how. We will return and bring friends and family!
    Visited November 2015 Susan Johnson, USA

  • October 20, 2015

    In September 2015 we booked a 2-day Israel private tour with Touring Israel. Our experience was spectacular. When booking the tour, Jonathan determined our interests and quickly provided a sample itinerary via email with our requests and his recommendations. We spoke with Gil who provided even more information about suggested sites and recommendations. After finalizing arrangements we were next in the capable hands of Adi who assisted with finances. Her information was clear and helped us to save money with payment options! The entire process was hands-on, prompt, and focused on our wishes. No worries and we had absolute confidence in our plans. Our guide was Lior and we were treated royally. He made our 2 days unforgettable and we can still hear him – he was warm and willing to share his story. Because we had other experiences in Israel, he made recommendations and changes to our itinerary that gave us an even more up-close and personal interaction that we loved. For example, we took an unscheduled stop in a town where we talked with locals preparing an art festival for the day. We also enjoyed an unscripted stop at a winery in the Ella Valley. His knowledge and the easy way he shared it ensured a great learning experience. Best of all was our time spent at Megiddo – the ruins, the view, and the history brought our entire time in Israel together. Lior made it truly our personal experience. We also booked the VIP airport transfer and assistance. The TouringIsrael staff were prompt, courteous, friendly, and helpful – from the time we left Jaffa until we were escorted to the airport lounge was less than an hour. It was more than worth the expense. When we return to Israel we will utilize TouringIsrael again! Visited September 2015 Dori and Skip Unterseher, Aberdeen WA

  • October 15, 2015

    From the initial enquiry, suggestions based upon our interests, planning, arrival, touring and departure the whole experience was exceptional. Our guide Ron made the whole experience memorable. It was very personalised and lived up to the name of luxury day tours. We arranged 4 consecutive day tours based out of Jerusalem, including in Jerusalem and outside. The only downside was that it was not enough days, but perhaps next time. We felt safe the whole time and able to fully enjoy a wonderful country. Shane Evans, Australia

  • September 4, 2015

    We spoke with several travel planning companies before selecting Touring Israel for our 2 week tour of Israel at the end of June. Our first introduction to the company was thru Jonathan and he was very open and straightforward about what Touring Israel had to offer. We were impressed. Joe Yudin, the owner of the company, and his assistant Adi, worked with us on our detailed itinerary and hotel selections. We were grateful for how patient Joe was with all our questions and how transparent he was about the costs of the specific activities in our itinerary. Touring Israel’s website has bios of its guides, some with associated videos. We liked that we could know a little bit about our guide before we met him and have a sense that he would be a good fit for us. We were two families traveling together with four kids ages 11 to 15. Phil was our incredibly awesome guide for the entire trip. (We also had a separate driver and a very comfortable mini-bus). Phil is an engaging storyteller and so very knowledgeable about the history and culture of what we were seeing. He was great with both the adults and the kids, keeping us interested and on track (since we tried to cram a lot into our 13 days of touring). He put in some long days to make sure we had the lay of the land, and definitely went “above and beyond” each day. Phil is genuine, warm and caring and we hope we will have the opportunity to cross paths with him again. He exceeded our expectations in every way. One thing that sets Touring Israel apart from other companies is the unique experiences that they offer in addition to the standard must sees. A few that stood out for us were: Guy Sharett and his Graffiti/Steetwise Hebrew Tour in Tel Aviv; the Lebanon Border tour with retired Col. Kobi Marom; our visit to an IDF base; and Tali Friedman with her Machene Yehuda Tour & Cooking experience. We had an amazing trip, thanks to Phil and Touring Israel, and we look forward to visiting Israel again. Lisa P, Visited June 2015

  • August 20, 2015

    Everything from the start was first class. From Gil who set up the itinerary and changed it several times to suit our requests and interests to Adi who then booked the hotels and activities to our amazing guide Daphne everything was Great. All were extremely knowledgable and helpful. The whole tour was tailored to what we wanted to do and see and when our super guide Daphne thought we might like something different than what was originally planned it was changed “on the fly” and turned out great. If you are planning a trip to Israel, these are the people to take care of it for you. A traveller from Winnipeg, Canada, Visited August 2015

  • August 9, 2015

    Touring Israel is simply the only way to go when traveling to Israel. We came as a group of 6 for my daughter’s Bat Mitzvah. Every aspect of the tour was planned with such precision it was simply amazing and unlike any other trip we had ever been on. Our tour guide, Yoni, had encyclopedic knowledge of everything we needed to know on the tour and made us feel welcome and comfortable throughout it. No detail was too small and no request was too big. It was simply an amazing experience.

    Ken H,

    Visited August 2015

  • May 25, 2015

    Maria, Thank you for your successful efforts! We leave in 40 minutes! It’s been the trip of a lifetime! We have been on many fabulous holidays but none that affected our souls as deeply. Israel and the Holy Land are beautiful gifts to all our senses and to our hearts Please thank Daphne again as she was incredible. I’ve just edited our photos and over 90% confirm that we were at these sites almost completely alone to hear her detailed lessons and engage in our questions. Honest to every detail she told us when she needed to check her answers and as days passed she went over sights and facts as we passed them again to reinforce the accuracy of our memory and her education! That is the mark of a dedicated teacher! Thank her again for Cana and the opportunity to renew our wedding vows 36 years latter!! Very emotional! I have been sending parts of our journal and photos almost daily to friends and family. I feel certain you will soon see some of them. Please give our sincere thanks to whoever arranged our upgraded accommodation for our last night in Israel. We were exhausted but very appreciative. Shabbat Shalom, Happy Shavuot! Thank You and Best Wishes, Maria Fawcett M.D. Colleyville, TX

  • March 26, 2015

    Dear Ari, Many thanks for your most excellent service to our group. It was always a pleasure to be so well informed by you. And your choice of places to visit was impeccable. You are a fine guide and an Israeli patriot. And good humoured to boot. All qualities to be greatly admired. Best Wishes Brian ( Ben-Zion ) Kantor New York, NY

  • March 24th, 2015

    Joe, At my desk. 10am nyt. first order of business….is to thank you. you really made israel a truly memorable experience for me and my family. there are so many take aways. on the ride from jfk to our apt, i listened to the kids go over their highlights of the trip. they covered just about everything… from masada, to yad vashem to shabbat to the power gliding to the market shopping and lunch. for me, it was all the history that you shared and the passion with which you presented. i loved all of the history. the headlines in the am. but the most important was getting to know you and your history. and to know that i got to spend 9 days with a real hero of israel. I look forward to our next meeting. Lehitraot. Jay Mantz New York, NY