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geoffrey Review submited by Geoffrey
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A New Standard

Reviewed September 25, 2014

If you are going somewhere on vacation and you don't really know the native language very well you better have a guide that does. Joe Freedman offers a rare daily double--he speaks both Hebrew and English better than many people who know just one of those languages. I used to evaluate vacations by how much fun I had. But Joe Freedman has given me a new standard--how meaningful was it? Oh, we had fun--lots of fun and plenty of laughs. But years from now I'll remember the way our expert guide made us appreciate and feel about the many places we visited and lessons we learned. His love for Israel is contagious.

Travelled in December as a large group

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Perfect Family Trip

Reviewed September 24, 2014

There were 12 of us (4 kids) . The goal was to see as much of Israel as we could in 2 weeks. Joe made it happen by masterfully planning the whole trip. We did not wait in a single line. Hotel stays, transportation, meals - all fell into place perfectly. The itinerary was packed and accomodated kids' activities - still was entertaining for adults. We managed to see the whole country and did not feel exhausted. Joe is a masterful story-teller. When touring Masada, he was dressed as King Herod. While telling stories, he would change hats to indicate a change of character and time. Other tourists were stopping to take pictures of Joe. :) Not surprisingly, all kids still remember the story of King Herod The Great. The whole trip was an incredible and memorable experience. I would have never been able to get such a deep understanding of the culture and history and spirituality of the people of Israel if it weren't for Joe - his vast knowledge and the ability to share it in such an entertaining way. If you are looking for an experience of your life, ask Joe to be your guide on the Israel journey. You will bring home unforgettable memories and stories of Israel.

Travelled in December as a large group

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The Trip of a lifetime. Review by Irl Solomon.

Reviewed September 24, 2014

Our family of 12 - 3 generations, ages 9 to 73 - had an amazing tour with Joe Freedman in June, 2012. With his help, we created an itinerary that had something for everyone. He is totally knowledgeable about history and locations, and possesses a wonderful sense of humor. Joe is able to modify itineraries when that is necessary to maximize the experience or when options are necessary. He manages to leave his clients/participants with an enhanced love of the Land, as well as a deep desire to return. He is absolutely outstanding.

Travelled in December as a family

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