Traveler Ratings of Private Tours In Jerusalem-Israel by Tour Guide Charlie D.

Charlie D.
  Jerusalem-Israel
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Michael Heiberg

Denmark
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Tour: #456031, The Amazing Desert, Jerusalem, Israel    view tour
Date: Jan 4/20

We have had many guides on our travels in the past but Charlie is by far the best. His knowledge is amazing. However, his ability to give you a candid backstage perspective on your journey through the intersecting maze of history-culture-religion-politics that Isreal represents has been highly appreciated. We enjoyed our days with Charlie and can highly recommend him to anyone who wants more than just the standard paraphrasing of the written guides.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Michael thank you so much im glad you liked everything

Michael Heiberg

Denmark
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Tour: #571077, Jerusalem through the eyes of a local, Jerusalem, Israel    view tour
Date: Jan 3/20

We have had many guides on our travels in the past but Charlie is by far the best. His knowledge is amazing. However, his ability to give you a candid backstage perspective on your journey through the intersecting maze of history-culture-religion-politics that Isreal represents has been highly appreciated. We enjoyed our days with Charlie and can highly recommend him to anyone who wants more than just the standard paraphrasing of the written guides.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Michael thank you so much im glad you liked everything

Rachel Gibson-Dunt

United Kingdom
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Tour: #493525, 2 days tour in Jerusalem and Bethlehem, Jerusalem, Israel    view tour
Date: Dec 15/19

Before meeting Charlie D, he was very responsive via email and customized our tour to meet the needs of our group. On meeting him, he was friendly, punctual and professional. He was an extremely knowledgeable guide on visiting Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Masada, Qumran and the Dead Sea. He was able to talk to us about the history, religion, politics, culture, cuisine, languages and landscape of the places we visited. Overall, a great experience!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much and I'm glad you liked the tour Merry Christmas

Ross Hallan

United States
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Tour: #480420, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, the Dead sea in 3 days, Jerusalem, Israel    view tour
Date: Nov 25/19

What an extraordinary three days I had with Charlie ! I had an unforgettable experience guided by his deep knowledge, patience, assistance interacting with the locals, flexibility,allowance for my personal reflection and very importantly his use of local contacts to enhance visits. I cannot recommend his services highly enough ! You will not be disappointed!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mr. Ross Thank you for the review and I'm very happy that you liked everything Thank you and see you soon

Katerina Velakoulis

Australia
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Tour: #455992, Walk for 3 hours through the past, present and future, Jerusalem, Israel    view tour
Date: Nov 23/19

Wonderful tour, a guide full of knowledge and very accomodating. Extremely personable!! Thank you Charlie for accomodating us and inspiring us with all your expansive knowledge of Jerusalem!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Katerina I'm glad you liked it

Michael Sands

United States
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Tour: #456031, Michael private tour, Tel Aviv, Israel    view tour
Date: Nov 15/19

Charlie is an amazing tour guide. He created a perfect day for my friend and I to see the country. Over 14 hours Charlie took us from Masada to swimming in the Dead Sea to Jericho, Bethlehem and Jerusalem. Along the way we learned about the history, religion, culture, food and life of this fascinating land. Charlie has his own car, was super knowledgeable and understood how to beat plan our day to be efficient and informed. It was one of the most memorable experiences we have had. Truly a one perfect day!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Michael Thank you so much It was my pleasure and I'm glad you enjoyed your time See you soon

David Ackley

Spain
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Tour: #611717, Half a day in Bethlehem, Jerusalem, Israel    view tour
Date: Oct 19/19

This was the second tour we booked with Charlie during our time in Israel. We let him know our interests and he adapted the tour to exactly what we wanted. He's a personable, knowledgeable and fun guy. Highly recommended!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the review im glad you liked everything

David Ackley

Spain
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Tour: #571077, Jerusalem through the eyes of a local, Jerusalem, Israel    view tour
Date: Oct 17/19

From our first contact with Charlie, he was very responsive and helpful. He's a very knowledgeable guide and adapted the tour to our interests. Most importantly he's a really nice guy and made the day we spent touring the Old City interesting, informative and fun. This was definitely one of the highlights of our trip to Israel!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: David Thank you so much I'm glad you liked everything

Cherryl Rustia Boyll

United States
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Tour: #493525, 2 days tour in Jerusalem and Bethlehem, Jerusalem, Israel    view tour
Date: Oct 11/19

This is our first Tours by Locals. I usually go Viator, but didn't like how their only option was to meet 7 a.m. @ Mamilla Hotel. I chose Charlie and Tours by Locals because he picked us up at our hostel. He was incredible--I asked him so many questions re: dress etc before we even got there, and he custom tailored our 2 day tour perfectly to what we wanted. My mother also has mobility issues, but he was great about helping her. My kids loved him, and nagged me about leaving him a great review. :-)

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for the great review I hope to see you again, best regards to your parents

Charles Bassett

United States
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Tour: #493525, 2 days tour in Jerusalem and Bethlehem, Jerusalem, Israel    view tour
Date: Sep 28/19

Charlie was a phenomenal and knowledgeable guide. He truly customized our tour and our experience based on what we wanted to learn, see and do. For the entire time, he made us feel welcomed, safe and informed about everything we were doing. I would highly recommend Charlie and I would also tour other areas with him as well! We were also excited to discover that Charlie is a "foodie" and knows where all the best restaurants and food are located!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Chad:) thank you so much I'm glad you liked everything And waiting forward to meet with you another time

Kimberly Eastlund

United States
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Tour: #562499, The West Bank from another point of view, Jerusalem, Israel    view tour
Date: Sep 9/19

Kimberly Eastlund

United States
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Tour: #571077, Jerusalem through the eyes of a local, Jerusalem, Israel    view tour
Date: Sep 8/19

Leonardo Recht

United States
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Tour: #456163, Footsteps of Jesus, Jerusalem, Israel    view tour
Date: Sep 6/19

Cliff Helfer

United States
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Tour: #455992, Cliff Tour, Jerusalem, Israel    view tour
Date: Aug 25/19

Charlie is very knowledgeable about history and all religions and conscientious about making sure everyone is happy and flexible about the itinerary to make sure you have a great experience. I would recommend him to everyone. He was able to pickup and drop off at the Allenby bridge/king Hussein bridge and take us to Palestinian and Israeli controlled areas with no issues, while giving advice on staying safe and avoiding pickpockets etc. We had a great first time in israel because of him!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Cliff and i hope i will see you again here in Israel.

Jill Watt Torrance

Kailua, HAWAII, United States
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Tour: #480420, 2 days Jerusalem and Bethlehem and 1 day Dead sea Area, Jerusalem, Israel    view tour
Date: Jun 24/19

Through Charlie's informative and descriptive narrative my 3 days with him brought history alive. His very pleasant disposition made my days relaxed and enjoyable. I appreciated his tips and guidance, being a solo traveler and his Driving was smooth and car very comfortable. I highly recommend this delightful, intelligent guide. I learned a lot from him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much I'm glad you liked everything

Marion Huiberts

United States
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Tour: #611717, Half a day in Bethlehem and Bethany, Jerusalem, Israel    view tour
Date: Jun 1/19

Our guide was Charli D. He did two trips with us (5 people). One a walking tour of the walled city of Jerusalem and the other by car to Bethlehem and Bethany. Both were excellent and we all enjoyed them both. Charli was an excellent guide, very knowledgeable on all facets of the city and easy to understand. We also enjoyed his sense of humor. Would thoroughly recommend him for any tours in Jerusalem

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you i'm glad you enjoyed your time

Marion Huiberts

United States
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Tour: #455992, Walk for half a day through the past, present and future, Jerusalem, Israel    view tour
Date: May 31/19

Our guide was Charli D. He did two trips with us (5 people). One a walking tour of the walled city of Jerusalem and the other by car to Bethlehem and Bethany. Both were excellent and we all enjoyed them both. Charli was an excellent guide, very knowledgeable on all facets of the city and easy to understand. We also enjoyed his sense of humor. Would thoroughly recommend him for any tours in Jerusalem

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much i'm glad you enjoyed it

Debbie Paris Teho

United States
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Tour: #455992, Walk for half a day through the past, present and future, Jerusalem, Israel    view tour
Date: May 26/19

Charlie was an amazing guide! He communicated with me via email since the day I booked our trip! He met us promptly at the Jaffa Gate for our half day walking tour of the Old City of Jerusalem. His knowledge level was so impressive and he was able to share with us small details that we found fascinating. He got us lemonade and Jerusalem bagels along the way which was a much appreciated touch. Charlie was referred to me by a friend in Los Angeles. We would highly recommend his tour to others!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, im glad you liked it

John King

Canada
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Tour: #571077, Jerusalem through the eyes of a local, Jerusalem, Israel    view tour
Date: May 20/19

Charlie was simply outstanding. His knowledge and his background made for a very informative day. The three of us were very pleased with what we saw the time we spent in each site and the explanation of each historic visit. Charlie is a gem of a person. For a young person his knowledge base is outstanding and his explanations were clear and concise. He was able to answer all of our questions. He tailored the tour to exactly what we wanted to see. Thank you Charlie are an excellent guide. John

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you John I'm glad you liked it

Elaine Pacicco

United States
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Tour: #456163, Footsteps of Jesus, Jerusalem, Israel    view tour
Date: May 11/19

Our tour with Charlie was great. He picked us up in Jerusalem and we set off on our tour.We saw many of the Christians sights including the Cana wedding church, Magdala, the Basilica of the Annunciation, St. Joseph's church, the Mount of Beatitudes, St Peter's primacy and St Peter's house near the Sea of Galilee. He was very knowledgable and informative and we enjoyed the tour very much.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, I'm glad you enjoyed the tour

Stuart Blackie

United Kingdom
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Tour: #455992, Walk for half a day through the past, present and future, Jerusalem, Israel    view tour
Date: May 10/19

Our Jerusalem historic old city walk with Charlie was one of the highlights of our Israel visit. He is a very knowledgeable guide and was great at giving us the cultural and historical context to help us understand where things are today. Charlies was super flexible, including waiting for over an hour while we took a previously scheduled underground tour of the Western Wall. We definitely recommend Charlie as a tour guide and just a fun all round good guy. Don't hesitate to book a tour with him

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Im glad you liked it

Bradley Phillips

United Kingdom
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Tour: #455992, Walk for half a day through the past, present and future, Jerusalem, Israel    view tour
Date: Apr 19/19

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.

Ann Stern

United States
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Tour: #493525, 1 days tour in Jerusalem and Bethlehem, Jerusalem, Israel    view tour
Date: Apr 6/19

Very knowledgeable and accommodating. He was on time and professional. Knows Israel and was a joy to spend the day with

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ann, thank you so much for everything and of course i will let you know when i will come Take care Best regards to Paul

Saeid Safaee

United States
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Tour: #493525, 2 days tour in Jerusalem and Bethlehem, Jerusalem, Israel    view tour
Date: Mar 2/19

Charlie was an excellent tour guide. He is very knowledgeable. He was always on time and always professional. He changed the schedule around to adjust our requests. He took us to extra sites so we can fully indulge in our experience. Even when tour time is over you can ask him over the phone questions and recommendations. I highly recommend Charlie.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, im glad you liked it.

William Baginski

United States
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Tour: #493525, 2 days tour in Jerusalem and Bethlehem, Jerusalem, Israel    view tour
Date: Feb 2/19

Charlie was a great guide. His English(both written and verbal) is excellent. He is extremely knowledgeable about religion, Israel and the history of the country. He was prompt and laid out a great way to see Jerusalem and Bethlehem. The order of his two day tour was very good to understand Jesus and what happened in the specific places. He gave us a lot of information about Israel and the West Bank. He made us feel very safe and comfortable! He also got us delicious food in the West Bank.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, I'm glad you liked it and i hope to see you again

Benjamin Waters

United States
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Tour: #456031, The Amazing Desert, Jerusalem, Israel    view tour
Date: Jan 19/19

Charlie was a great guide (knowledgable, engaging, easy to communicate with, and prompt). We would highly recommend him!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much and i hope to see you again

Carlton ONeal

United States
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Tour: #455992, Walk for half a day through the past, present and future, Jerusalem, Israel    view tour
Date: Jan 2/19

great guide, great tour

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks. Glad you enjoyed it.

Candace Walton

United States
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Tour: Christian Heritage Tour of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel
Date: Nov 27/18

We couldn't have asked for a better experience while touring jerusalem with Charlie today. He took us to all of the sites we wanted to see and explained in detail the history behind each site. It was so easy to see all of the sites with a personal guide as we were able to go at our own pace and see exactly what we wanted. I highly highly recommend this tour and especially Charlie! Charlie is filled with all of the knowledge about Jerusalem you could want, but he is also incredibly nice and accommodating!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, it was my pleasure

Todd Van Etten

United States
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Tour: #455992, Walk for half a day through the past, present and future, Jerusalem, Israel    view tour
Date: Nov 22/18

My wife and I did a private tour of the Old City with Charlie. We only had two days in town, so wanted to visit must-see Jerusalem sights — with context, history and explanations. Charlie's 6.5-hour tour was exactly what we were hoping for. He was energetic, knowledgeable and accommodating. We'd highly recommend him as a local tour guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Todd I'm happy you enjoyed it

Aubrey Edwards

United States
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Tour: #456163, Footsteps of Jesus, Jerusalem, Israel    view tour
Date: Oct 27/18

Charlie was a great guide, very knowledgeable, took us to all the sights and while there was a lot of driving involved in this tour his car was new, clean and comfortable - really enjoyed the day with Charlie

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much I'm glad you enjoyed it