Embark on a quick tour of the "White City of Tel Aviv" and get acquainted with its exhaustive collection of Bauhaus Architectural marvels. Shop at the bustling open-air bazaars and visit famous landmarks like the house of Simon the Tanner and Independence hall.
We spent a week wit h Zvi, made this trip fantastic and interesting, Israel and its rich history comes alive and moving not only for christians but for all people no matter the background, we thank him for sharing his knowledge and country with us, will never see Israel the same again.
A thoroughly enjoyable and epic adventure of a fantastic country truly enriched by the knowledge, patience and personality of Zvi. We are a British couple and this was our first venture into Israel; it won't be our last. His knowledge and detail of all areas of the tour was encyclopaedic and he made the learning fun and highly entertaining. He did tailor the tour completely to our tastes and he made each visit slick; he also knew out to fast-track all of the queues (or long lines). His communication skills (English) were superb. His knowledge of the region's history (modern and ancient) and the political and social backdrop was vast and we came away from the tour completely enlightened. Zvi is also well connected and took us to some superb restaurants for lunch as well as making some excellent recommendations for dinner. We left Zvi as if we'd said goodbye to a friend rather than someone offering us an excellent service, such was his personality and openness. He was also an excellent driver, punctual and his car was well equipped, modern and comfortable. I would strongly recommend Zvi as a personal guide. We will certainly use him again.
We spent three days touring Israel with Zvi - what an amazing, informative, adventurous three days! He is an amazing tour guide. His knowledge- historical, biblical, political and social about the places we visited was phenomenal. He tailored the tour to our needs/ interests and even managed to keep our teenage daughter entertained!
Zvi has a fabulous personality and sense of humour. We thoroughly enjoyed our tours and our time with Zvi and would highly recommend him to others who want an informative and fun tour of the Holy Land.
Zvi also recommended some great restaurants to eat in and organised/recommended some museums and other places that we might be interested in. Great guy! Great tour! See you next time
Back in high school, I dreaded social studies class. I found it dull and boring. The people and places we studied were just names and lists of facts I learned for tests and soon forgot. So, when I traveled in my 20’s to Israel with my synagogue, I anticipated a similar experience. But our tour guide, Zvi Harpaz, with his dynamic personality and passion for history, helped me find a new appreciation for social studies. Nineteen years later, when my husband, sons, and I returned to Israel, I knew we had to hire Zvi as our private guide.
Zvi is incredibly knowledgeable about the sites to which he brings his clients. Sometimes he brings along additional media, such as books or his smart phone, to add interesting elements to the tour experience. His knowledge of many different religions can be incorporated into the stories of the sites you will visit with him, making him an excellent guide for people of all faiths.
Wherever he takes you, he knows someone, be it a guard at the highway checkpoint in the West Bank, the cashier at a museum, or the man who lends women scarves to cover their shoulders outside the Church of the Agony. More than once, such individuals told us, unsolicited, that we had hired the best guide in Israel.
Zvi’s vast knowledge of the region helps him tailor your tour days to your interests. Our 12 and 14 year old sons loved the museum and bullet factory he scheduled for us. He also has been known to crack jokes while driving from site to site, so don’t fall asleep! Furthermore, he will share interesting anecdotes about the roads and countryside as your drive, making the drives part of the guide experience.
The fact that he speaks five languages fluently (soon to be six) makes him even more unique compared to other guides. We were all very impressed with how smoothly he speaks English, with barely an accent, making him very easy to understand and converse with.
Everything in our tour went very smooth. Zvi arranged everything and we didn't have to worry about a thing. Zvi was very attentive to the kids (A 13 year old boy and a 10 year old girl) and managed to tell them thiings in a way that kept them interested. We enjoyed the jokes that kept us laughing and were very impressed by his knowledge of the history of Judaism and Christianity and his explanations about all the sites we visited.
We will gladly recommend him to anyone thinking of coming to Israel. Zvi really made the difference.
Nancy and Eli Kreis
Zvi is an excellent tour guide! My husband and I traveled to Israel and Zvi was recommended to us by our travel agent -Thankfully so! He was extremely knowledgeable about the area, giving us not only the well-known facts but also many ins and outs of the culture, traditions, and daily life. He paid close attention to our needs and wants and made sure we saw the things we were most interested in, skipped the things we were not, and provided spot-on recommendations about what he felt may make our trip that much better! He has a fantastic personality, making the tour so much fun, as well as he is thoughtful and kind (- my husband didn’t feel well one day and he went above and beyond to be sure he had everything he needed). Needless to say, we not only left Israel with great insight and knowledge of the area, but we also found a friend. I highly recommend Zvi for your next trip to the area, you will not be disappointed!
We met Zvi Harpaz 19 years ago when we came to Israel for the bar mitzvah of our youngest son. Zvi served as our family's private guide, providing us with the time of our lives and many wonderful memories. His wealth of knowledge of Israel, his easygoing manner and sense of humor enhanced what was already an experience of a lifetime.
This year, my husband and I were fortunate enough to be able to return to Israel, and did not hesitate to call upon Zvi to guide us through the country. Zvi is more than a tour guide but a friend who goes the extra mile to ensure that your trip is a success.
I was on a choir tour of the Holy Land which also included a choir festival. I met Zvi Harpaz on this tour who thoroughly explained the historical and biblical significance of each site. He was able to explain in several languages what we were seeing and was always available for questions. Two years later, I planned a tour for my church group and asked for Zvi Harpaz. He can focus tour experiences based on the type of group he is guiding. When one of our tour members had a wallet stolen, Mr. Harpaz (through his local connections) was able to retrieve the wallet (and contents) within 45 minutes. I highly recommend this talented and very informative guide.
Zvi was an exceptional guide. His expertise ranged wide, from the sites to the culture, including Israel history and the Bible, both old and new testaments. This was especially important for a Christian church group who wanted all that information plus time for worship and prayer. Zvi made sure we had plenty of opportunity yet he also made sure we were able to visit as much as possible in the time we had. Zvi was friendly, funny, and dedicated to making our trip the best it could be. Would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for an excellent guide!
Zvi was a great guide for us in Jerusalem and the Dead sea. He is fluent in many languages and was able to make our trip even more special. Very resourceful and patient, very important since we had a small child with us.
Zvi Harpaz is someone I will never forget. Charismatic personalities, witty humor, and extensive knowledge are all qualities that anyone would love in a tour guide but seldom get. With Zvi Harpaz, you get all that and much, much more. He was an incredible tour guide for my church group of about 85 people. There was not a single complaint amongst our team, and many people have already told friends back home that if they ever go to Israel, look up Zvi Harpaz. Best tour guide I've ever had and most likely WILL ever have.