Catherine Elizabeth MillerUnited States
Michel is a delightful person as well as a fabulous guide! He's a highly informed guide/historian who made each site even more memorable by adding fascinating facts and details at each historical site. Michel also introduced us to a terrific restaurant at the Jerusalem train station. I highly recommend Michel who made our visit to Israel even more memorable!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Liz, Thank you sooooo much for your wonderful review. Had a lovely time with both of you, felt for me like friends going on a trip:) Will write you before leaving to Mexico to get some valuable inside info. Miss you, Michel
We had a fantastic day with Michel touring the old city of Jerusalem. He knew how to expertly navigate the city to avoid the crowds, which allowed us to see many sites in the day that we had with him. Michel has impressive knowledge of the city and history, and his sense of humour added a lot to his stories and the information that he shared with us. We have already recommended Michel to a friend, we highly recommend him!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jennifer and Mike, Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback. Had a memorable day with you and just know that your French guide Veronique already reached me out. Bless you and looking forward to meet you again, Warm Shalom, Michel
Paul SackosUnited States
Michel is an outstanding guide. He made time on our six-hour tour of old Jerusalem fly by. It was full of sights, descriptions and explanations. He frequently uses humor and answers all questions. The itinerary for the Jerusalem All Highlights tour was as described on the website.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Paul, Thank you soooo much for your lovely feedback. Will be happy to see you again. Warm Shalom, Michel
Michel is a great guide and very knowledgable about history and present of Jerusalem and Israel. His explanations were exciting and well balanced with regards to the religious and political aspects. Michel is not listed as German speaking. I suggest to change this because his German is excellent. Michel, thank you for a great day in Jerusalem
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Joerg, Thank you for your lovely feedback! Enjoyed our tour so much and specially to practice my German. Warm Shalom, and hopefully see you again soo. Michel
L. Georgi DistefanoSan Diego, CALIFORNIA, United States
Michel was the very best guide we used in Israel. He was very knowledgeable - and was able to navigate us thru Jerusalem during a very busy time. My partner had a health issue and Michel was sensitive and accommodating. He recognized that this was perhaps our last opportunity to visit his country and he did everything possible to make this a memorable experience. Thank you so much!
Couldn't have wished for a better guide. Michel was simply outstanding, kind, very knowledgeable, a great storyteller and a real pleasure to spend time with.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Brigitte and Niels, Thank you soooo much for your wonderful feedback. I means a lot for me. I enjoyed you’re company. You’re a lovely couple, although I guide a lot of people I will miss you. Merci for inviting me for a coffee break and lunch. Farewell:) Warm Shalom, Michel
Michel was very helpful and informative, even when we needed help before the tour, he gave us all information immediately. The tour was well organized and covered all sights in the old city. We recommend to choose him if you want to have a really great tour in Jerusalem
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Orsolya, thank you for your wonderful feedback. It was a pleasure touring with you.
Caron W. W.Perry, GEORGIA, United States
Our group of four travelers had a wonderful tour with Michel. He was knowledgeable and engaging keeping each of us interested. He navigated the sites efficiently and we were able to cover them well while allowing each of us time in those sites of our individual interest. Using Michel as our guide allowed us to learn and see much more of Jerusalem than we would have experiencing it on our own.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for you’re lovely feedback. I hope that you continued enjoying the holy land. And it will be a pleasure to see you again. Warm Shalom, Michel
Scott RednorUnited States
Michel led a fantastic tour around the Old City in Jerusalem. He was super knowledgable of all the historical sites and knew how to effectively navigate the expected crowds. We covered almost every inch of the city in our tour, and had a blast doing so. Michel will show you some of the best views (that are not overcrowded) and knows where to find a good bite to eat, all while making sure to keep his tours highly entertaining. Couldn't recommend this enough.
Fe RiveraUnited States
It was a very wonderful and pleasant experience touring Jerusalem with Michel. He was very accomodating at the same time very professional. Sensing that we had arrived late the night before, he suggested we start at 8:30, thus giving us ample time to prepare. Since we were touring with my 81 year old mother-in-law, we took his suggestion to take a taxi from the Western/Wailing Wall back to the other side of the Old City where his car was parked which is a long walk. Thank you, Michel! A+++
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Fe, Thank you so much for your wonderful review. Would be more than happy to meet you again. Warm Shalom, Michel
Frank CummingsMenasha, WISCONSIN, United States
Michel (pronounced "Michelle") was timely, very knowledgeable, an excellent communicator of that knowledge, and very personable. I love using Tours by Locals, but he rates in the top 5 for sure.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Frank, Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. It was pleasant and learnfull touring with someone who is a well of knowledge as you. Warm Shalom, Michel
Bruce BlackwoodUnited States
Michel was an excellent guide around the old city of Jerusalem with a tour that encompassed everything we wished to see. He drove us quickly from site to site with convenient parking. We appreciated the illustrative materials he brought to piece the timeline and history of the many sites together. He was a great resource for our upcoming travel ideas around Israel with sound advice. Thank you Michel!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Bruce, Thank you so much for your warm feedback. It was a pleasure touring with you, look forward to see you again. Michel
Sam GoldsteinUnited States
Visiting the Old City of Jerusalem can be an exercise in navigating crowds, overly friendly vendors and important, historical sites both secular and religious to see and photograph at every turn. But our day in Jerusalem was perfect thanks to the knowledge, humor and creativity of our guide Michel. Michel guided us through the maze of the Old City all the while conveying the history of the city at each stop and along the way. We never felt rushed yet the time of our full day tour passed quickly.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sam and Cherry, Since you're knowledge, questions and familiarization with every jewish joke are tremendous, touring with both of you is a challenge for every Jerusalem guide. Inviting me an Liran for dinner was an unforgettable gesture and memorable moment. I am already longing your company.
Nina KingUnited Kingdom
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Nina for you wonderful feedback. Warm Shalom, Michel
Salvador BetancourtUnited States
Michel was an EXCELLENT tour guide. Not only was he extremely knowledgeable and instructed but also very courteous. He made the experience unique as we went by and had no objection for us to stop and take pictures. I HIGHLY recommend anyone to use his services and enjoy a most wonderful and rewarding day with him in Jerusalem
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Gerardo, Thank you so much for you warm feedback, it means so much to me. Enjoyed your company, lovely people open minded and culturally so rich with both of you such an interesting past. I do regret the I didn't had/toke the time to ask and listen more about your life itineraries, sure that each of them can be written into a bestseller. Warm Shalom and Toda Raba.
Denese DeedsShelton, CT, United States
Michel was extremely accommodating, informative and professional. Sadly, the weather was not good (rain) but we still had a wonderful tour. Michel has a great sense of humor and really brought the history of Jerusalem to life. He took us to a great lunch place with a lovely view. I would recommend Michel as a great guide!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Denese, never got such a quick and lovely feedback:) I had a wonderful time with you and you’re family and thanks to you’re great sense of planning and communication the trip was probably a success. Hope to see you again soon. Warms Regards, Michel
Judith D S.Canada
Our day with Michel was the highlight of our visit to Jerusalem. Savvy, informative, flexible, humorous, patient, professional, prompt, delightful! Thank you Michel!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for youre lovely feedback, It was more than a pleasure touring with you. Happy Holidays and new Year. Michel
William KuegelUnited States
Michel is the greatest guide ever! So personal and accommodating. Knowledgeable and entertaining we felt as if we had found a long lost friend. He will make your tour lifelike and answer all your questions. Look no further for your guide!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear William, Thank you soooo much for your lovely feedback, I do appreciate it enormous! I miss you and your lovely spouse, come back would give you a free tour, opportunity to see you again:) had so much fun. Warm Shalom, Michel
We had a wonderful tour, and Michel is a great guide with impressive knowledge. We started late, and he took the trouble of spending extra time with us so that we would see everything. A truly magical experience (en natuurlijk ook fijn dat hij Nederlands spreekt!)
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Barbara, It was such a pleasure to tour with you. Next time when you come alone or with your daughters to Jerusalem, please let me invite you for a coffee. Hartelijk bedankt:)
We absolutely loved the tour of Jerusalem with Michel! 5 out of 5. He was pleasant, extremely knowledgeable and planned a great itinerary. We have 2 boys ages 13 and 11 that are difficult to keep entertained but Michel did a great job with his pictures and stories. After our experience with Michel we will definitely use Tours by Locals again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Happy New Year and Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback. It was a pleasure touring with you and youre kids where Amazing. Warm Shalom, Michel
Renee MendelowSouth Africa
really loved our tour of the Old City with Michel. He is so very knowledgeable and well-informed and his blend of off beat humor was just the ticket on this tour. He managed to keep us all enthralled with his insights and anecdotes and his true love of Jerusalem shines through. Fantastic guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: My dear South African friends, loved guiding you and your amazing children. You shared some wonderful stories about your home country as well, gave me the desire to visit it soon. Thanks for your fantastic feedback. Warm Shalom, Michel
Kevin GillilandUnited States
If you take this tour you will find Michel to be very knowledgeable about the historical, political and especially the spiritual sides of Jerusalem. At the same time he is really funny and entertaining. He is patient. We had a mixup over the starting time (totally my fault)and he waited an hour for us. (Really sorry Michel) Overall the time spent with him was some of the best time on our 35 day vacation.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your great feedback, for customers like you I would have wait another two hours, didn't mind, was sitting restfully in the saloon of King David. Enjoyed guiding special people as you and Rebecca, come again, even just for a cup of coffee I will be delighted for a re-encounter. Warm Shalom, Michel
Vivian MontgomeryUnited States
Michel was wonderful - flexible, funny, smart, and with a really interesting take on things. He accommodated all our requests and was very intuitive about what would interest us and what our limits were. He also knows ALL the best hidden corners of the old city. Highly recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Vivian, thanks for your feedback, I enjoyed and felt honored guiding you and your lovely son. You're a stakeholder from this city, come and visit home far from home again. Michel
Michel is an excellent guide and really nice guy. He is very knowledgeable about Jerusalem and Jewish history, I learned a lot. Highly recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Hubert, Enjoyed guiding you and loved you're tough questions :) Look forward to our next re encounter.
An PhamUnited Kingdom
Thank you Michel for making our Jerusalem trip! The Old City is truly an amazing place, but without your guidance, knowledge and commentary, we are sure we will have not fully appreciated the Old City's beauty, secrets and history. We would highly recommend
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear An, people as you, with so much knowledge, interest and challenging questions made it a very interactive and stimulating Journey. Wouldn't mind to guide you weekly:)
Erez LevinUnited States
Michel was a First Class tour guide. My g/f and I had a wonderful time wandering around Jerusalem, learning about the long and varied history of the city and its various conquerors, sprinkled with many anecdotes that helped us understand just how complicated and important the history of the city is. Would highly recommend Michel for any groups looking to learn about Israel and Jerusalem.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your appropriation and feedback, it was so enjoyable to guide a sweet couple as yours, next time I would just volunteer for the job.
Larry LewisUnited States
Michel was great! He gave us a custom-made tour that was just right for us. He worked with our time schedule and showed us what we asked for and even more - as much as we had time for. Michel was very friendly and funny and knowledgeable. We learned so much and had a great time doing it. If we ever visit Jerusalem again, we will ask for Michel.
Michel is dynamic, enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and even-handed in his approach. He never pushes a point and leaves it up to you to judge. It is impossible to even start to understand Jerusalem without at least an introduction by someone with a broader view, like Michel. And he adapts the tour to the narrative he develops with his clients. First rate.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind feedback.
Harry HochmanUnited States
Michel was a fantastic guide for Jerusalem - knowledgeable, warm, funny, helpful, flexible and generous with his time. I can't recommend him highly enough!
Heather JacksonUnited States
My father and I spent a little over a week touring around Israel using mostly group day tours but decided on a private tour of Jerusalem with Michel. Out of all of our guides (and we had many) Michel was the best. He was the most knowledgeable, his english is excellent, great sense of humor, friendly and great company for the day! He took us into the little nooks and crannies of Jerusalem that you just don't know as a foreigner and can't go with a group. Highly recommended!