Meir was a fantastic guide and he gave us a wonderful experience of the Old City of Jerusalem, a city which is his home and which he obviously loves. He was very knowledgeable about the history of the region, from all viewpoints and also shared his knowledge of modern Israel also. This was our 1st day in the country and he answered many other questions about other things that we planned to do. We learnt such a lot, had a great time and we would certainly recommend him to everyone.
Jannes G.South Africa
Meir provides an entertaining and interesting tour. We do not hesitate to recommend him if you are in Jerusalem. He has a wealth of information on the history and current topics of the area. A lot of walking, discovering and excellent value for money. Thank you, Meir, for an unforgettable day.
Betty BinyshUnited Kingdom
Meir was extremely helpful and tailored the day exactly to our needs including making improptu changes. He picked us up right at the hotel door (when taxi drivers had been reluctant to enter the Arab quarter and blamed the one-way street). He has a relaxed and easy manner and is a pleasure to talk with. Many thanks for a great trip. Betty
Barbara SilvermanUnited Kingdom
Meir is an excellent guide. He gave us a fascinating tour of the Old City, with information about the history, religion and politics. In addition we had very interesting discussions where he was able to share with us the "insider's view". This was so very much more worthwhile than a self-guided tour. Thank you, Meir.
Elizabeth StadtlanderUnited States
There are no words to express how passionate, learned and absolutely delightful it is to experience a tour with Meir. His charm and sincereity will make your time with him a once in a lifetime journey through Jerusalem. We highly recommend him.
Fantastic Jerusalem experience with Meir! We engaged him for a 4 hour tour, ended up spending 5 and a half hours together, and left wanting for more! We had an insider experience of all the major sites, and more. Meir had a deep knowledge of Judaisim, Christianity, Israel, Jewish customs and traditions and more. We had thought provoking discussions on many topics, and this tour was one of the best travel experiences in a long time. We now have a friend for life. Thank you Meir. Very easy to work with.
Todd ReimcheUnited States
Meir met us on time at our apartment. He was friendly and very knowledgeable and gave a thorough tour of the Old City - wonderful. He helped us with recommendations on visiting areas outside of the Old City. He made us feel at home in Jerusalem. Meir is a person I would like to have been able to spend more time with just hearing more history and stories of the Old City, Holy Land and more.
Megan LoCasaleUnited States
Meir was a fantastic guide. He took the time to get to know who we were, our familiarity with history and religion, and what we were interested in, and then guided us on a wonderful tour. He is personable, caring, knowledgable, intelligent, and funny! We enjoyed our time with him immensely and will be recommending him to any friends we have traveling to Israel.
Brittni McCorquodaleUnited States
If you visit Jerusalem, you need to meet Meir. Our day in the Old City with Meir was the highlight of our time in Jerusalem. His knowledge, perspective and enthusiasm for the city and culture is contagious. He is genuinely interested in the things he talks about, and in the people around him. There is no way we would have been able to get the breadth and depth of information on our own, or with a group tour. And, we left the day with great recommendations for the rest of our time in Israel. Thanks, Meir!
Very knowledgeable and patient with all of our questions! Great tour guide, helped provide great recommendations for the rest of our stay!
We (2 adults and 2 teens) had a great 4-hour tour with Meir. It was very interesting and we got to see a lot. Meir is a very pleasant person who taught us a lot and even manage to keep our teens attention. We had a few laughs together and the 4 hours just flew away. We can very much recommend Meir T as a tour guide.
Meir was the perfect guide for us and he made the trip as perfect experience. In general, a private guide is the bestsellers one could do and especially with him. We booked it after we had a half day tour in Jerusalem with him (see comment there). We had a great and perfect day with him and we will come back and have a tour with him to the Golan Heights.
Meir was the perfect guide for us and he made the trip as perfect experience. In general, a private guide is the bestsellers one could do and especially with him. Many background information and not only the sightseeing attractions but also all around it and it ended with a second booking for a da trip with him. We won a friend there.
Meir had not an easy job; how to intrest kids and parents and explain the complexity of Jerusalem in only 4 hours. He did it great! He wasn't afreight to give personal comments and interpretations on how jews, christians and moslims could (and should) be able to live together. A warm person with a vast background. Not just 'the highlists of Jerusalem' but more the important stepstones for each religion and thus an explination on the consequences. From 2000BC untill know. Thanks!
Jill Foxmunster, INDIANA, United States
Meir was superb; he communicated the 'soul' of Israel to my teenagers, giving them an idea of the emotional struggles of living in a country born of unique religious history and modern religious conflicts. I highly recommend his services.
Jeffrey EnglishUnited States
Choosing Meir to show us Jerusalem was the best decision we made for our entire trip to Israel! Meir was knowledgeable, humorous, and entertaining which made our day in Old Town Jerusalem wonderful. He has a real passion for what he does which comes out when you spend time with him. He was very gracious and thoughtful in making sure that we saw all the things we were interested in and did a fantastic job of helping us tie everything together. Could not more highly recommend Meir for a tour.
Chris WilliamsonUnited States
Meir was an amazing guide! He has a true love of his work and is a master at his trade. He provided numerous insights into jerusalem both new and old from a historical, cultural, and religious perspective. He is a true local. Everywhere people greeted him, shook his hand, talked to him, and blessed him. He strives to find new ways to reach people. My fav was when he surprised all by talking mandarin to folks on the street. He exceeded my expectations in all ways. He is a great guy to spend a day with.
Russell BastockUnited Kingdom
excellent would give his number to friends
Lee StearnsUnited States
Meir gave an excellent tour and was very flexible around our schedule and needs. He loves his country and that really shows in his discussion of history and culture of his country. I hope to use him again when we return for another visit.
Javier HernandezUnited States
We had a fantastic day with Meir - what a nice guy. He provided a great overview of the Old City, with thoughtful commentary on the places of interest. He skillfully blended the old and the new and made the day so enjoyable. I would definitely use Meir again.
Brian V.United States
I & 3 family members spent a full day with Meir on a tour of Jerusalem. Meir was the perfect guide to walk us through the maze of the Old City and was professional, courteous and knowledgeable at all times. Meir shared his deep understanding of all religious sites while challenging & inspiring us to question and think on our own. For anyone looking for a Jerusalem tour guide with a vast understanding of Israeli culture, Jerusalem & its many religions along with a great sense of humor, Meir is the one!
We found " Tours by Locals" to be an efficient and easy to use site however the best part was our guide, Meir Todross. He went with us on a tour starting in Jerusalem and finishing at Masada. we were with guests who were visiting Israel for the first time. Meir, our new friend was not only helpful and courteous but his depth of knowledge about the sites and the local history is profound and he brought many of the historical site to life with his lucid explanations and knowledgeable comments.
Gerald TarlowUnited States
Meir did a wonderful job of introducing us to Tel Aviv. He is very knowledgeable about the country.
Ivor MarkovitzSouth Africa
Having toured many parts of the world over the past fifty years and accordingly engaged with many guides, I am happy to confirm that Meir can comfortably take his place with the best. The few hours that I spent walking around the Old City with Meir, was the highlight of my week in Israel.
Chris TobinUnited States
We are very impressed by Mier's knowledge and expertise. We set up another day for him to show us around. Very glad he was our guide.
Vincent MonnierUnited States
Meir did a great job with our 6-hour visit of the old city, Mount of Olives, Gethsemane, Via Dolorosa all the way to the Holy Church of the Sepulcher. He is knowledgeable, not pushy schedule-wise,very professional altogether. We are glad we hired him.
Ann G.United States
Terrific tour and just what I was looking for.
Rachel KlevitUnited States
Meir was very knowledgeable and engaging. We enjoyed our tour of Jerusalem and our time with him. Our tour was a bit unusual in that, the day before the day we had booked for the tour through Tours by Locals, we were provided a guided tour of the city. Meir responded perfectly, showing us what we had not already been shown. This was our second tour with Tours by Locals. We are impressed by its careful selection of qualified guides.
Jenny BrownUnited States
We had a wonderful morning with Meir leading us (a group of 4 adults and 4 kids) around the Old City. We were a mix--some of us had been to Jerusalem many times, a couple were there for the first time--and Meir did a great job keeping us all engaged and seeing new things. He was terrific with the kids, and I left with a greater understanding of Jerusalem than when I started. I would absolutely book him again to see more of the city.
Lee Ann RummellUnited States
Meir was very knowledgeable, professional and flexible! I was too tired to do everything so he tailored the walk for me. He was also kind - very concerned that the weather was a problem.
Louis ThompsonUnited States
I wish I could give this tour and this guide 6 stars. Meir is an incredibly nice and smart man. He is also extremely accommodating, willing to tailor the tour on the fly. To say I learned a lot about Jaffa, Tel Aviv and Israel generally is an understatement. Meir's style is very interactive. He doesn't simply lecture you. As he puts it, there is always a "test." I have had some marvelous tours and tour guides through toursbylocals, Meir may be the best I have had the privilege to know.
Ann Clarke-OveryUnited Kingdom
This was a most interesting tour of the old city. The pace was relaxed and yet we covered much ground. We received a thorough overview of the history of the city and the influences that have shaped it over time. We were taken to several rooftop vantage points which helped the context of the history and religions. We learnt much and will be able to learn more as we absorb what Meir told us. He was very knowledgeable and keen to answer any questions we asked. Brilliant tour. Thank you.
Anthony ConstantineUnited States
We booked Meir last minute he was very helpful and accomodating from the start. Meir was an excellent tour guide very informative, relaxed and catered to what we wanted....not too much information overload! We would highly recommend Meir, we loved the tour and would do it again.
Malcolm FisherUnited Kingdom
Meir T was a fantastic tour guide he was very warm and friendly nothing was to much trouble for him he tailored our tour of Jerusalem to whatever we wished to do and we would impress on anyone wishing to tour to go with him, we certainly will next time we visit Israel.
Meir is a first class guide who tailored the tour for me & my six year old boy. He tries to deliver value for the very substantial amount of money ToursByLocals charged, and he certainly gave us a day in the city we will never forget. I felt we were going places I couldn't have found easily on my own and I appreciated his way of relating to my young child. Hence my boy walked 5 hrs with him! I would STRONGLY recommend you book Meir, both for his knowledge and sense of humanity in a very-divided country.