Alan WeinstockUnited States
Zel is a terrific guide. He led us on a tour of the Old City of Jerusalem one morning and on the next morning he led us on a tour of the new city. He is a combination of a historian and an archeologist. He tried to impart the very complex history of Jerusalem in a style that allows you to comprehend this almost overwhelming history. He drove us in his air-conditioned SUV, and when we walked he traveled at an easy pace. His English is perfect. You can't go wrong booking him for a tour of Jerusalem.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Alan for your generous review .I hope you both enjoy the rest of your cruise . Warm regards, Zel
Clint PitcherOGDEN, UT, United States
We had 2 great days with Zel. Very knowledgeable on the history , a good mix of walking around Jerusalem and driving to some spots a bit further away, nice and big car accommodated our family of 4. Zel gave our 2 boys (16/19) special attention to make sure we don't overdo it with the history ��. Appreciate very much his tour and the flexibility on the things to do and see. Highly recommend him for anyone interested to get a deep dive into Jerusalem in 2 days!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: HI Thomas, Thanks for your kind words. Warmest regards to the whole.family . Zel
Zel is a great tour guide, he has extensive knowledge of Jerusalem. Zel tailors the tour to your needs so make a list of what interests you as he is very flexible and approachable. We definitely advise people interested in seeing Jerusalem to start early, a 6am start gives you the unique opportunity to see the city come to life and you miss all the lines at significant sites throughout the old city. The 2 half day tours was perfect as it allowed you time to rest before exploring the city alone after lunch
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much Cathie . Your sensing out where to be in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and in the Galilee is an image that will stay with me . Best wishes, Zel
Robert ArnoldUnited States
Michael KwaitUnited States
Outstanding two day tours in and around Jerusalem by an absolutely outstanding tour guide. His knowledge of Israeli history is excellent and his presentation is great. He is a very courteous and good driver and is also respectful It was a pleasure to be with him and if we come back your company will be our first choice and Zel right along with it.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Michael , Thank you for your generous comments .Wishing you and Bill all the best .Take care .Zel
Ethel MaggioUnited States
Zel was the best tour guide. Very informative and took my sister and I to see everything we wanted to see. I would highly recommend him. We had a lot of fun also.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks very much Ethel .It was great to have the couple of days with the two sisters!! Best wishes, Zel
A brilliant place to have a local guide as I'm sure it could have taken lots of wandering around the old city to find things ourselves. It was good to be able to see the things we wanted & Zel could adapt & go to places he felt we'd be intersted in. He also took us to the local market for food which is something we never would have done without a local to show us the way & take us to the place with the best food.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Diane .It was a pleasure exploring Jerusalem with you both. Best wishes Zel
Naida OlliffUnited States
Zel is the best. 10 out of 5 stars. He's knowledgeable, personable, and a pleasure to spend the day with.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Naida ! Enjoy your trip to Petra and I look forward to seeing you all next week . Best wishes Zel
Mary ScottUnited States
Zel made history come alive with stories and specifics as we walked through the old city. I highly recommend the 6:30 am start. It was peaceful being there before most tourists. When we left, the parking lot was packed with cars and buses. Glad we were leaving! Zel has vast knowledge and an easygoing personality, which made the time fly. I learned so much about Jerusalem and Israel, historically and today. I highly recommend Zel for your tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Mary..Hope all is well Warmest regards from Jerusalem. Zel
Heather BlondUnited States
Fantastic guide - very knowledgeable in all aspects of history and we had a lot of fun touring Tel Aviv, Caesarea, and Jerusalem with him. Great recommendations for dining and lodging too.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Heather .I look forward to staying in touch with you and Joe. Best wishes, Zel
Touring with Zel was like being welcomed by someone into their home and feel special. He addressed our specific interests beforehand and tailored his tour to accommodate our wishes plus adding more sights which we would never have known about but complimented our interests and personalities perfectly. There wasn't anything Zel wouldn't do to accommodate us our tour including sharing his local secrets, treats and special spots all of which left us with an extraordinary experience. Thank you ZEL
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much Dominic for your generous comments about our time together . Best wishes , Zel
Francine F.United States
Independent travelers looking for a personalized tour in Jerusalem will love working with Zel. We needed more than 1/2 day to learn about The Old City, let alone the rest of Jerusalem.An in-depth tour by other, less flexible guides insisted on an 8-10 hour day- too much.This two-day tour of 6 hours each day was a perfect alternative and fit our style much better.Zel was flexible about start times. He is a great guide and very personable.Highly recommended, good value for the money.Two days will be great!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Francine, . Zel