Testimonials

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What Our Clients Say

“Our recent trip to Israel, which we planned and executed with your assistance, was an extraordinary success. My wife and I are still sorting out the various sights and experiences we were exposed to during the two week tour.

Your help in shaping the trip to fit into our rather inflexible schedule was invaluable. The end result was a seamless vacation with guided stops throughout the country, as well as free time for us to shop and explore at our leisure.

I especially would like to mention three examples of why this vacation will be cherished for the rest of our lives:

1- While we did encounter two areas which required assistance, your local contact in Israel (Shorik Balekjian) was both professional and efficient in resolving our needs in a timely and understanding manner.

2- The literature which you provided prior to the trip (complete with details and suggestions of what to pack) proved extremely helpful. While our group contained people who had booked the trip using a wide variety of travel agents, we were the only couple who came prepared with water shoes for our dip into the dead sea. This proved extremely important as our fellow travelers who were not so equipped cut their feet on the sharp edges of the bottom as they entered the water.

3- The tour guides we had were excellent and immeasurably enriched what would have been an extraordinary vacation simply for the beauty as well as the historical and religious significance of the places we visited. I particularly want to single out Uri Zeitun, who was our guide for the majority of the trip.

Uri was outstanding in every way. He brought a vast and sweeping amount of knowledge (both historical and personal) to every stop we made. The passion with which he conducted the tour was obvious to us all, and his narratives were riveting as well as informative. Additionally, Uri had a delightful sense of humor which seasoned his commentary throughout our time together. We also had a minor incident when one of the couples in our group mistakenly believed a package with their credit cards had been stolen at their hotel just prior to our bus starting the tour for the day. Uri brought calm and professionalism to resolving this problem, and in the end it turned out their was no theft involved, but merely the misplacement of the item. The hotel arranged for the package to be returned to our group that very day, and everyone was relieved and applauded when Uri announced the outcome.

I would not hesitate to use your services again in the future should we return once again to Israel, and I equally would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone planning a trip there.”
David and Joan H, NJ

“My partner and I were afforded the opportunity to join a group tour with the help of “Where Jesus Walked”. I was amazed at the affordable deals they found for me and my partner…Your organization made this trip possible and we are forever grateful.”
Daniel Y, New York, NY

“I represent the 120 members of my church who utilized your services for a customized tour to Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, The Galilee and Haifa. Our trip was great!…Your organization made this trip possible and we understand that our trip was a success because of all of you. Thank you so much!”
Rev Taylor, Rhode Island

“Thank God we found your organization. You were able to help us join a group tour with very short notice. The trip to Israel was a beautiful experience for my husband and me and far exceeded our expectations. Thank you so much!”
Janet and Brad, South Dakota

“I speak on behalf of the other church leaders I travelled with and from all of us; we want to thank you for the services you provided for our group. You provided us with true, quality service and we will forever be grateful for what your organization has done for all of us. It is obvious that all of you enjoy what you do and this is precisely why we will be utilizing your services next year in planning yet another trip to Israel. Thanks you!”
Rev Matthews, West Virginia

“Thank you so much for finding us a great deal. It is not exactly cheap to travel to Israel but your organization found us an affordable deal. We could have never done this on our own. We wish God’s blessing upon all of you for enabling us to join a group tour to a place we have always wanted to visit….You made this trip possible for my mother and me. Once again, thank you from the bottom of our hearts.”
Claire and Kirstin, California

“Fabulous. Hotels, itinerary , guide all first class. Can’t thank you enough”
Jeff

“I had a wonderful time in Israel. I would like to express my graitiude by sharing my pictures with you. By the way thank you so much, you had a great deal to do with me enjoying Israel.”
Vielka

“Shaya — Our group from Anderson, SC, returned home safely about noon on Monday, March 10. We had a very enjoyable journey to Israel. Everything you promised materialized, and more. Our driver/guide Arieh, who works for Rent-a-Guide was superb. Thank you for all you did to get us ready to go.”
Brena, South Carolina

“Our trip to Israel was wonderful, meaningful and fun, too. Thank you for your help, planning and efforts to make it such a great experience for us. Toda Raba”
Myrna & Max
Larry & Julie and Family

“Just wanted to let you know, my clients are back from their Israel adventure, and raved about the tour , the tour leader, accomodations, Petra,….etc., etc.etc..I just wanted to thank you very much for all you did for them, and made it so easy for me to deal with you. Hopefully we can deal with each other in the neart future.”
Roberta, Travel Agent, Winnipeg

“Thank you for the time and planning you did for Juliana and myself. Our hotels were the best and very comfortable. The food all over the country is incredible and I can never smell another lemon as good as
Israel’s! Our guide, Helik was the “Tommy Lee Jones”….that’s what Julie said, and Shirley was very attentive and considerate. When someone asks me how Israel was……I tell them that it is the 2nd greatest country in the world.The people are warm and friendly and they smile and laugh and engage in conversation everywhere we traveled. I would like to return next year with my husband….he will have to say yes, just to shut me up!”
All my best, Roberta N

“I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for the fine job you did acting as our Travel Agent on our recent trip to Israel. One of the things that always make me nervous when we go on tours is the actual meet-up process. Will someone really be waiting for us at the airport? How do we connect with our tour group?
As you’ll recall, our flight to Israel was delayed for well over a day due to the big snow storm in New Jersey that cancelled all flights out of Newark. In spite of all that, upon arrival at Ben Gurion Airport, our ride to our hotel was there to meet us when our rescheduled flight arrived. Our guide and tour group arrived promptly the next day to pick us up at our hotel and away we went.
Naturally, the tour was terrific and we covered all the major points of Israel north of Beersheba. The “9 Nights Classic Tour of Israel” tour allowed us to see the vast majority of major sites in a relatively short period of time.
Your office coordinated our transportation back to Ben Gurion Airport accurately and efficiently. As we waited for our ride, cab drivers lined up in front of the hotel kept asking us if we needed a ride to the airport. We replied that we did not as our tour group had arranged transportation. They replied: “They’re not coming!” Well, our ride came promptly and we had no trouble making it to the airport and boarding our flight home.
I would gladly recommend Israel Travel Providers to individuals or groups seeking tour packages to Israel. I look forward to working with you in future travels to Israel..”
Bob A, Michigan

“We just want to thank you for arranging such a wonderful trip. Our Israel guide Eyal Machal was fantastic, He was patient, caring, and knowledgeable, and we learned so much from him. Also the day trip to Petra was wonderful and exciting Our driver and our guide, Ahmad, were very informative. We were very happy with our accommodations and dining experiences that you and Eyal arranged for us. This was a trip of a lifetime and we look forward to our return to Israel and to explore Egypt too.”
Evelyn, Mike, Marcie, Michael, and Gary

“Before I signed up with ITP, I read this “References” page with some skepticism, of course. But now that I’m back, I can’t believe how true EVERY testimony is. You took care of us from the moment we stepped off the plane to the moment we got back on. The only concern I had the whole trip was to be on the bus on time. the itinerary was handled expertly – we never waited, were never delayed, and never for a lack of something wonderful to do. My teens enjoyed every minute. And yes, we came back proud of the people we are a part of. Thank you”
Barry and Lisa, Montville, NJ

“This is just a brief note to say thank you for helping to make our recent visit to Israel both remarkable and unforgettable.

Your initial flexibility in planning the trip was extremely helpful. Every aspect of our final schedule turned out to be picture-perfect. The hotels were fantastic, the suggested sightseeing itinerary was fascinating, and the daily timing worked out beautifully.

We would especially like to point out that our tour guide, Yiftach Talmi, was positively exceptional. His depth of knowledge, both historical and current, was seemingly endless. We have some ‘ancient history buffs’ in the family and there was no question that Yiftach couldn’t answer. Even more impressive were his patience, enthusiasm and sense of humor during some very long and eventful days. He even had the insight to tailor some of the itinerary to our personal interests.

All in all out entire Israeli experience was wonderful and one we will never forget. We will certainly recommend you and Yiftach and Israel Rent-a-Guide to anyone planning a trip in the future!”
Melissa, Keith, Chapin and Tate

“I have returned from my Israel-Jordan trip. The arrangements were perfect. Everyone was courteous, prompt and efficient. The guides at Israel and Jordan were very helpful and knowledgeable, I thoroughly enjoyed the trip. Thanks.”
Tapan K. M

“Just a note to let you know how pleased we were with our trip to Israel. Everything was well planned and organized. Thank you for giving Esta & I such wonderful memories of our travels. We didn’t get the Armenian tour guide but the one assigned to us (Szhaky (?) was absolutely EXCELLENT!!!!”
Eileen

“Just a note to thank you for a great trip. My wife and I had a wonderful time. All connections, etc. worked out great. A special thanks to our superb guide, Israel Garfinkle. He was just the best and will recommend him to friends. He was just great…. Thanks again for a great and informative trip to your country. Wonderful people, wonderful country and wonderful hospitality.”
Ben K

“Lou and I have returned from our trip….a trip of a lifetime.
Many, many thanks go out to you and your team for providing 1st class guides for us. The three day trips were amazing, largely in part to the expertise of both guides. They were warm and personable, incredibly knowledgeable about history, folklore, religion and politics. The tours were tailored to our interests, particularly archeology and seeing ruins.

I must commend Arieh Haimovitch and Yehuda Leket for their exemplary service. We had 2 outings with Arieh and thoroughly enjoyed every moment that we spent with him. His passion and love for Israel was contagious. We spent one day with Yehuda, who also went above and beyond in the service he provided.

With out a doubt, our experiences while touring in Israel are a result of outstanding services provided by both Arieh and Yehuda.”
Lorrie and Lou D

“We’re back from our trip to Israel. It was wonderful! We want to thank you for helping us to make our reservations for our three-day tour to the North. We want you to know that we enjoyed it very much. We saw so many interesting and beautiful places, the hotel at Kibbutz Lavi was exceptionally nice, and our tour guide, Aaron, was excellent, as was our tour bus driver. We decided to be picked up from Neve Ilan and that worked out well, too. Thanks for everything”
Sharon L and Marvin S

“I just wanted to add my own thank you…it really was the most amazing trip and my mother and I were constantly grateful for how smooth the transports you arranged for us ran, and also for how great the hotels were. Shirley was an excellent contact and Halik (our tour guide) was AWESOME and the driver was great and we always felt safe.
I loved the Mamilla, I LOVE JERUSALEM, but most of all I love Israeli people. Their strength, humor, warmth, openness, family values, and love of good food made us feel quite at home there. So thank you, thank you, and thank you again Shaya, it was a truly special and unforgettable tour.”
Juliana

“My daughter and I did our Israel Holy Land Tour last winter, and I never told you how much we enjoyed our trip. Walking where Jesus walked was amazing and humbling.
Our guide had such a wealth of knowledge, that at times it was overwhelming. We really enjoyed the convenience of having breakfast and dinner included with our motel room. The meals were very good. They served us so much food, that we could not eat it all. It was very good tasting.
Once home, I had pictures made, and spent many days putting them in a photo album, and writing from memory and with the internet’s help, facts and fun things about each one. And it was like reliving the trip all over again. Even now, I go through my pictures, and am just in awe at the things we got to see and do.
Thank you so much for planning a trip like this. I will recommend you to anyone who wants to do a Holy Land tour.”
Judy C

“It is now a little over a month since Ken Simon and I took our group to Israel, where we had a wonderful tour. I have neglected to write and thank you for assisting us in creating such an excellent trip. The guide Aaron Yahav was excellent, even if at times he was a bit too punctual. His knowledge of Israel, its history, culture and people were excellent. He managed to keep all of us interested even those like myself, who had been to Israel before, interested and excited. The accommodations at each Dan hotel were excellent as were those at the Kibbutz. Visiting the sites in the order that we did from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and sites along the way, such as Zippori, Caesarea, Haifa, and finally ending at Eilat and then back to Tel Aviv was a stroke of genius and an excellent way to see the country and learn. My thanks for a great trip.”
Louise C. R

“Recently I completed a wonderful trip to Israel with my wife and 2 grandsons utilizing your services. Our guide was Yuval De Joannes who was exemplary. He was extremely knowledgeable, accommodating, invariably pleasant and enhanced our trip immeasurably. I can recommend him, and your firm, without hesitation. Thank you.”
David I. K, MD

“HI…we just want you to know that our trip to Israel recently (our first, but definitely not our last) was the most incredible, memorable experience……Our guide, Moshe Chagigi was extremely knowledgeable and passionate about Israel and made this trip one that we will always treasure….we are definitely looking forward to our next”
Alissa and Jim F

I just wanted to say thank you for all of your help in putting together this trip to Israel for my Grandpa, my Dad, and me. We had a wonderful time over there. Our guide was absolutely incredible! His name is Michael Sa’ar. He did a great job of integrating the very different 12 people on our trip. We had Jews, Christians, and Catholics on-board and I think everyone was very pleased with how we were treated, all the things we saw, and what we learned. It was the trip of a lifetime and such a special time for our family.”
David C.

“I got back from my trip to Israel yesterday. Everything was better than wonderful. All the arrangements your office made were spectacular. The hotels were top-notch, the breakfasts and dinner delicious. The rides to and from the airport were right on time, the tour guide was kind, patient, and professional (Aaron Yahav), the bus was a Mercedes, and the whole trip was totally stress and worry free. I had been dreaming of a trip to Israel for years. I’m glad I went through your agency and that the trip was all that I could have wanted and more.”
Francis (Gray) B

“Just a note to tell you THANX for a very well planned trip to Israel. Lois and I loved every moment of the program that you helped send us on. It was a major learning experience and a new found love and appreciation of the Land of Israel. I had not expected the enormity of change that I saw from 39 years ago. It was surprising and appreciated. Thanks again for your help. Some of our friends asked about the trip. I will surely give them your info. By the way, the guide that we had for the 3-day trip to the north was “Yussie”. Absolutely brilliant. He made our trip interesting beyond belief.”
Barry A, MD

“I just wanted to say thank you from the bottom of our hearts! Our trip to Israel was absolutely incredible and we have you to thank for it! You were so patient with me…even till the night before we left, making changes and planning the best possible vacation for us that you could…and you did a fantastic job:) My family and I had the most wonderful trip, thanks you to. It was the perfect balance of spiritual, educational and adventurous. It was the BEST…even more than any of us could have imagined. We discussed it so many times and we truly wouldn’t have changed a single thing we did!

Rabbi Jeffrey Bearman was also a pleasure to work with. My Bat Mitzvah ceremony was warm and moving and he was an extremely nice man. I had met with him prior to the service in Jerusalem and he really made the day very special for my family and I. He embraced and engaged the entire family and truly made it very easy for all of us. He made sure to find the perfect private area without any distractions, and trust me that was no easy task during the holidays! :)

I just had to let you know how special this trip was for all of us!!!

Thanks again for organizing, re-organizing and making sure to get it done the way you would have for your own family.”
Cheryl M + family

 

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