Testimonials and Feedback from visitors to Israel

Just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our stay in the hotels you recommended!  Mizpe HaYamim  really exceeded our expectations.  It was so beautiful and relaxing, and they had all the facilities, gardens, farm, workshops, etc. that were advertised on the website.  We didn't take full advantage of the spa on this trip, because we wanted to explore the area (Hula Valley and Lake, Dubrovin Farm, etc.), but we enjoyed the tea corner, fabulous restaurant, indoor pool and hot tub, tennis court, extensive grounds and the amazing view!  Definitely a place to go back to.
 
Everything went well the maps and info all worked, especially the GPS.
My parents liked taking their time doing what they wanted and picking
out what to see.  Our favorite was Tzfat...
It was a great trip.
The B&B in Rosh Pinna was perfect.  In the morning we
bicycled around the bird sanctuary in the Hula Valley.  In the
afternoon, we hiked the path and to and around the waterfalls at Kfar
Devora at the beginning of the Golan.  The horseback riding was
wonderful at Vered haGalil that you booked for us.  The trails around
the Kinneret were spectacular.  I'm happy we did the 2 hours.  I would
do it again.  I'm happy we didn't stay there and stayed at Rosh Pinna
instead.  The Indigo restaurant was very good.
We tried the path you recommended in the forest near Rosh Pinna. 
The views were spectacular and the old synagogue was interesting, but
the black path that was marked off was not well hiked by many people
and was a little tough navigating, and clearing our way through it. 
Your directions to Netanya were good.  We naturally found a lot of
things to do.  The Prima Roale hotel in Yerushalayim was exactly what
we needed for this trip.  We were unable to book the museums Palmach
and Blind museum, but that will give us reason to return.  Thank you
for your help.  We would like to try the Carmel Spa another time and
other hikes and a whole list of other things.  I've given your name to
other people. M.A.

 

Judy, without your help and advice, we would not have had such an
extraordinary trip to Israel.  Thank you for everything and don't hesitate to use
me as a reference.  C.L.

The unexpected events (like a flat tire or needing to seek medical
attention) gave us a true feel for the country and the people. 
Everyone we met was willing to help us in whatever way they could. 
This is not something you would get on a big bus tour.  Getting lost
(just about every day) also had its rewards.  The one on one
interaction with our tour guides, gas station attendants (is Israel the
only place that still has full service gas stations?), park employees,
restaurant and store owners was the most valuable experience I think we
brought back with us.

Kurt, Sara  and Gil were all
well worth their fees.  They were all professionals, knew their subject
matter well and were able to answer any questions we had.  Each one
threw in experiences that we would not have been able to have had we
been part of a large organized tour.  In fact, as we passed many of the
big tour groups I was feeling a little smug that we could tour at our
own pace and not have to stick to some tight agenda.  I would not
hesitate to recommend any of these guides to other travelers.

I especially want to point out that our stay in Rosh Pina was the most enjoyable.

From tripadvisor.com forum:  Judy has been extremely helpful, and I found her to be honest — her
car rental was as good as I could get on my own, jeep tour price was
the same as I paid when she was not involved, and she charged me a
concierge fee for the hard-to-get tickets that was reasonable, I
thought, for the lack of hassle. 
The guide she suggested at one point was very expensive, but I
discovered later that was true of him anyhow, and also a number of
other northern-located guides charged more than I was used to (and when
she wasn't involved.)

Your
knowledge and insight in understanding the type of trip that my wife and I
desired was right on target.

The trip to Israel was great and thanks to you for the helpful driving
itinerary and hotels.

The cave and winery tour itself was more than we could have imagined and we really
did enjoy every minute of it…even (and especially) us crawling into
the caves and getting ourselves dirty….educated� and satisfied…

Thank you again for offering us such a memorable experience during our family visit to Israel.

I personally want to thank you for making our
trip such a great success.� Your
knowledge and insight in understanding the type of trip that my wife and I
desired was right on target.� You were
able to provide independent travelers like us the feeling of unencumbered flexibility
of a free style trip with the security of knowing where we would end up.� Please accept our thanks to you and my recommendation to
your clients in that allowing you to interview them and gain insight into what
they want
will allow them to have as great a trip as we did.

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We just returned from our two weeks in Israel, and
we wanted to thank you for your incredible driving itineraries,
accommodations and recommendations. We absolutely loved Aniam, and
despite driving rain (and snow!), the drive to Mt. Hermon with stops at
all of the wineries , chocolate boutiques and great restaurants was an
experience that we will never forget. Israel is an incredible country,
and when we return (soon), we will be back in touch with you.

Love that itinerary – loaded with great ideas.

You're the BEST.

Yeah!! We finally got the wonderful map of Israel you sent!

{mosimage}Bev & Bonnie, Neve Zedek cafe, Israel Bonnie Brown , the author of Giigle, How I Got Lucky Massaging Google, and her best friend, Bev, were our guests in Neve Tzedek. Here is what they said about their Drive-Israel.com trip in Israel: The trip to Israel was great and thanks to you for the helpful driving
itinerary and hotels.

My favorite was the B&B outside of Nazareth .
Yossi made our stay there warm with his company and "great breakfast".
We covered Israel from Eilat to the Lebanon border and always felt
comfortable. The people were all so accommodating and eager to help us.
Acco was particularly friendly and it was interesting to see the Jews,
Arabs and Christians all living and working together in peace.

We (Bonnie and Bev) had a fantastic trip in Israel!� I'm ready to move there… Thanks
so much for your insights for our trip.� They were definitely
appreciated.

You have a "cool" site; I drive all the time when I/we are there and your site looks like
a real resource.

We had a great time. Thanks for everything. My one comment would be
that Kareis Deshe was a little too noisy for us, but the price was
great.

Arnon and his cabins in Mattat were a wonderful addition to the trip and made touring the Galil very enjoyable. The only complaint was that he served way too much food for breakfast. We felt guilty that we couldn't even come close to finishing everything he provided. Also, I think I told you the tour of the bedouin town that Arnon gave us was truly great.

…the trip was great and our friends are ready to go back.

Thanks so much for your hard work. The options were really helpful. Unfortunately, the visibilty was not good enough for snorkeling, so it was cancelled. We did get to Sachne, Rosh Hanikra, Ein Hod, and the mosaic at Kibbutz Alpha.

The Ein Hod portion was especially great.

Just wanted to let you know that everything you arranged for us was fantastic. The lodging in Caesarea and the Golan Heights was great and the activities were lots of fun for everyone.

Thanks so much. You made planning this trip a stress free endeavor.

We LOVED the trip you planned. We could have never done it on our own.
Client comments about Domain Galilee Hotel:
The food was INCREDIBLE. I used to not keep kosher, and this is the first place I can safely describe as better than any trief (non-kosher) I have ever eaten. And the location [of the hotel] was idyllic.
Client comments about Aniam in the Golan:
Miriam and her husband were so incredibly welcoming. And our room was luxurious and fantastic! They gave us a really thorough explanation of chocolate making – four Argentine immigrants making chocolate in one room!
Client comments on Clore Science Park at the Weizmann Institute of Science: It was fantastic, kind of a cross between an amusement park and science museum.
Those are absolutely my favorite spring/summer colors. Gorgeous. Can't wait to visit this outlet on our next trip to Israel.
We had a great time…and the Japanese B&B was terrific. The
facilities (like� the fruit in the frige) were excellent, as was the
breakfast, which kept us going till Ein Bokek….and it was a very nice
change to the normal hotels.
We had an amazing three weeks in Israel and thank
you for all your help! �It was a trip that we will always remember and
our kids didn't want to come home when our three weeks were up. We all had a great time with Kurk kayaking and snorkeling.