Zahi Shakes, our guide, was terrific. Kind, thoughtful, respectful, very well informed, and interesting--in spite of the relentless rain, Zahi and the driver made the day honestly fly by much too quickly.
A wonderful journey through times and religious believes, all in one city captivating people for centuries!
What a mind blowing journey with a wonderful guide. To learn that Jerusalem is the center of so many religions faith and that they have layered their beliefs together was amazing. Our guide had excellent knowledge of all faiths and stories to bring the ancient world alive. Well worth the time and energy needed for this tour.
The Old Jerusalem day tour was amazing. Everything was perfect starting with the pickup service and all through the day.
For those worries about security there is no reason to be concerned.
Organization was top notch and the tour provides you with several experiences.
Of course the make or break of any tour is the guide. In my case I had the best guide I have ever had, Amir Call Or. Amir was extremely knowledgeable about everything on the tour plus he has a passion for his country and the people in it. Amir's knowledge and passion of the country, people, religions and languages that comprise this amazing city and country are truly what made this trip so amazing. Amir says he wants you to feel Jerusalem not just see it. I can honestly say that I left this sight feeling tour with a new perspective.
If you are going to be in Israel and will be taking a trip out of Tel Aviv make sure you use Beiin Harim and absolutely make sure you take whichever tour Amir Call Or is guiding. Amir could make a tour of a waste processing plant enjoyable so just call and find out which tour Amir is guiding and request that one. You will not be disappointed!
A fantastic day in a city full of traditions and symbols.. A must
Our tour guide and driver were very professional. The tour itself was excellent, with informative narration by our guide, a nice mix of walking, riding and breaks. This tour is a great value, getting picked up at my hotel in Tel Aviv, spending a whole day in Jerusalem and then being returned conveniently to my hotel.
Driver and tour director were excellent. Tour director very knowledgeable and gave a thorough description of places we went. The trip itself was well planned. All in all it was a very pleasant experience.
Tour was well organised good knowledgeable guide all pick ups etc were on time and we had a fantastic experience. Would recommend this tour for a good introduction to Jerusalem.
Absolutely great. The guide knew more then the Bible or Koran can tell. Tour is beautiful to see the old city and the religion in Israel. It was perfect organisation and showed how religion can be like. You think about the tour? Do it and enjoy!!!
This trip is an excellent value. I was picked up and drop off directly from my Hotel in Tel Aviv and the tour lasted about 10 hours. Once everyone was picked up, the journey to Jerusalem took less than 1 hour. My tour guide made my first experience to the Holy Land remarkable. He was very knowledgeable and proud of the Israeli culture. He provided detailed information about every site we observed and explained their historical and religious significance. I felt like he cared about each of his guest's experiences. I felt very safe and had a wonderful time in Jerusalem. I would highly recommend this tour.
Great tour! We have covered many tourist attractions. No way i could have done it by myself. Highly recomended if you want to see Jerusalem in all its splendor ;)
An interesting day, it was really worth it! Good organized and well explained. I was never worried about security.
The tour was fine, we've visited many interesting places. Highly recimended :
Tour guide was excellent however, the logistics of consolidating to different bus/tour and waiting time to be picked from hotel simply to long, and lunch was too long as well.
Does what it says on the tin - you visit/look at all the sites listed in the time it says and it's a pleasant way to spend a day if you've not been to Old Jerusalem before. The driver and coach were fine, the tour guide was knowledgeable but slightly verbose, but the main downside was the enforced 40 minute souvenir shop stop considering you only get 20 minutes in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre this is barmy at the start of the tour, and the pre-arranged lunch stop with only three lunch choices. The prices in the shop and restaurant were roughly double what my friend and I paid outside - we wandered around the souks while the rest of the group were shepherded through the presumably commission-paying tour guide recommendations. The tour is worth doing as it's good value for money but be prepared to either suffer the one of only three government-approved tourist shops in Jerusalem spiel, or to look around elsewhere while the rest of the group is counting its shekels away.
The tour is good and the guide is a real expert. Unfortunately its too obvious that you have to buy stuff where they want you to. It was a shopping tour.
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