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alan Review submited by Alan
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An eye-opening experience of Israel enriched by en excellent guide

Reviewed September 23, 2015

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.

Travelled in September as a couple

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julie Review submited by Julie
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Greatest Tour Guide

Reviewed August 8, 2015

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

Travelled in June as a family

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dana Review submited by Dana
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Your search is over- Zvi is the best guide in Israel, bar none!

Reviewed July 31, 2015

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.

Travelled in July as a family

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