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julie Review submited by Julie

very knowledgeable and flexible guide

Reviewed September 26, 2019

we were a few friends traveling together and our schedule kept changing. Zvika was very accomodating with our itinerary. He was friendly, very knowledgeable about a range of topics - history, architecture, nature, etc. and     was very happy to advise us for parts of our trip where we weren't using him. My friend had booked different guides for Jerusalem, Jericho and Bethlehem and we wish we had used Zvika for the entire trip. 

Travelled in with friends

Zvika Livneh's response to the review

September 27, 2019

Thank you! It was a pleasure to guide you and I hope to do that in the future as well. Wish you the best! Zvika

sue Review submited by Sue

The BEST Tour Guide in Israel!

Reviewed May 20, 2019

Everything about our tour in Isreal with Zvika was exceptional!!  We were 12 friends on an Oceania cruise with a two day layover in Haifa. None of us had ever been to Israel before, and each of us had our own laundry list of “Must Sees” once we got there. I’m sure we were a challenge for Zvika from the beginning, but he always handled us professionally and with great finesse all along our journey together. 

All suggestions and ideas that Zvika had were wonderful, but his best suggestion by far - and he threw out the idea very early in our negotiations, which helped to cement our relationship - was that we spend the night in Jerusalem rather than return to the ship. That decision alone saved us about 4 hours travel time, plus we got a couple extra hours of sleep on the second morning. 

Zvika started out with a basic, two-day itinerary that we worked over for months. We all finally agreed on spending a few hours on the first morning seeing a few sights in the Sea of Galilee area, leaving the majority of our time for Masada and ending the day with a Dead Sea Experience. We spent the night at an Airbnb In Jerusalem and the entire second day on a walking tour of Jerusalem, and we all thoroughly enjoyed every minute. 

Zvika is knowledgeable and engaging and obviously love his job!!  He is the best storyteller EVER and had us hanging on his every word, especially with his stories of the relentless Roman attacks on the Zealots hunkered down on the top of Masada. 

Zvika also did an excellent job of avoiding most of the large crowds of tourists from the cruise ship, who were also keen on seeing all of Isreal in just 2 days. He maneuvered us around crowds, sometimes through crowds, and sometimes we went the opposite direction of the crowds. He’s truly a master at what he does. 

In addition to sharing his knowledge and his stories, Zvika was also willing to share some of his personal life with us, which made our time with him all that much richer. He’s a wonderful person, a fantastic guide, and now I consider him a friend, as well!!

Thank you, Zvika, for two beautiful days that will leave us with fond memories for the rest of our lives!!

Travelled in with friends

Zvika Livneh's response to the review

May 21, 2019

Thank you Sue dor your this flatering review! I was blushing all the time (long review!) reading it

john Review submited by John

Excellent Trip To Israel!!

Reviewed September 24, 2018

Zvika is an excellent tour guide. He is very informative and I highly recommend a nighttime stroll through Old Jerusalem it was definitely one of the highlights!!1

Travelled in as a couple

Zvika Livneh's response to the review

September 24, 2018

Thank you John & Maria. It was a pleasure guiding you and you are always welcome back. All the best! Zvika

carla Review submited by Carla

Jerusalem at its best.

Reviewed March 14, 2018

He was knowledgeable, interesting, insightful and friendly.

Travelled in as a family

scott Review submited by Scott


Reviewed March 2, 2017

Our family of four spent three days with Zvika in Jerusalem and the Dead Sea area including Masada. He is AWESOME. He lived for manyyears in the Judean desert and has a real passion for the area and its history. He's an extremely laid back guy and will let your needs impact the experience. We got to see some out of the way sights that were very interesting and not well traveled. Even the valley between the Mt. of Olives and the Old City has amazing tombs that people walk by and never check out. His knowledge of the prime tourism areas is also extensive, but we were more excited about the overlooked history.

Zvika is a genuinely nice guy and a pleasure to spend timewith. I recommend Zvika to anyone touringin the Jerusalem area.

Travelled in as a family

Zvika Livneh's response to the review

March 2, 2017

Thank you Scott ☺