Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Ashdod Jerusalem Israel by Tour Guide Yossi S. (Guide #2916)


Joni Colon

United States
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Tour: Joni Colon's Jerusalem Tour, Jerusalem, Israel
Date: May 30/18

Yossi was amazing. His knowledge of all things Jerusalem historical and being able to put things into both historical and biblical context while remaining personable and a regular guy. We also felt like we learned more on this trip than we had on several other trips to Jerusalem. Never using a group tour again! Highly recommend Yossi for all your Jerusalem tour needs.

Jim Boon

United States
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Tour: #161156, 1 and a half day Tour of old Jaffa and early Tel Aviv for Jim Boon, Jaffa-Tel Aviv, Israel    view tour
Date: Apr 30/18

Yossi is personable, very knowledgeable and conscientious. I highly recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Jim, it was great spending time with you and your wife.

Steven Plofker

United States
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Tour: #20330, The 'Heavenly' Jerusalem Walking Tour, Jerusalem, Israel    view tour
Date: Nov 2/17

A wonderful experience. Yossi was knowledgeable, passionate, patient, and accommodating. Highly recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Steven, it was great spending the day with you and your wife and friends.

Andraz Oblak

Slovenia
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Tour: #20330, Andraz Oblak Jerusalem tour, Jerusalem, Israel    view tour
Date: Oct 30/17

Great tour! Yossi did not just provide the historical and cultural background for each of the nummerous sights but has turned a tour into a fluent story about this incredible place.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was lovely to meet you and your family.

Benjamin Sachs

United States
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Tour: #20330, Jerusalem the 'new' ancient city for Ben Sachs, Jerusalem, Israel    view tour
Date: Oct 25/17

Very knowledgeable tour guide

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: And an equally knowledgeable tourist, thanks for touring with me Ben!

Erin Nave

United States
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Tour: #20330, The 'Heavenly' Jerusalem Walking Tour, Jerusalem, Israel    view tour
Date: Oct 24/17

We really enjoyed our tour with Yossi. It was an excellent introduction to the Old City. Yossi is very knowledgeable, and best of all, he was very pleasant company to spend the day with. Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was very easy to be pleasant company with such good people!

Donna Dominguez

United States
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Tour: #161156, Tour of old Jaffa and early Tel Aviv, Jaffa-Tel Aviv, Israel    view tour
Date: Oct 23/17

Yossi was very informative and passionate about the history and love for his Country. We appreciated his adapting to our personal needs. We thoroughly enjoyed our time with him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Donna, it was great touring with you.

Linda Prillaman

United States
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Tour: #161156, Tour of old Jaffa and early Tel Aviv, Jaffa-Tel Aviv, Israel    view tour
Date: Mar 19/17

Yossi was very informative and interesting. We enjoyed our tour of Jaffa. Thanks Yossi!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, it was lovely meeting you!

Wayne Allan

Singapore
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Tour: #62431, The Heart of Jerusalem Market tour., Jerusalem, Israel    view tour
Date: Feb 23/17

Yossi did a great job on the culinary tour of Jerusalem. He knows the foods of Jerusalem well and we were impressed by the tour he put together for us. Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words, it was a wonderful experience spending time with you and your sisters.

Neal Guttman

Canada
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Tour: #62431, The Heart of Jerusalem Market tour., Jerusalem, Israel    view tour
Date: Feb 1/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Neal, It was great touring with you!

Ruth Bloom

United States
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Tour: Ruth Bloom Galilee and Golan tour, Haifa, Israel
Date: Nov 10/16

Yossi was wonderful. He was very accommodating. He took us everywhere around Haifa and met all of our needs. He was extremely knowledgeable and fun to be with. We can't say enough good things about Yossi. Some of the sites we saw included Safet, and the ADIR Winery, both wonderful

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, it was great spending the day with you , Hal and your friends.

Dena S.

United States
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Tour: #62431, The Heart of Jerusalem Market tour., Jerusalem, Israel    view tour
Date: Oct 23/16

Yossi's Quiet Joy inspires a tour of Jerusalem: Yossi was punctual, clear, attentive to our needs, and knowledgeable, but even more he created an experience. It was a delight to be introduced to Khachapuri, and more while hearing about the Jewish communities that made their homes in Israel, even noting the history of shtreimel (Jewish men's hats)! He found a way for us to appreciate and enjoy the celebration of the Shemini Atzeret holiday. Yossi's quiet joy about his city created for us a special day!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was wonderful to share Shemini Atzeret with you too.

Wayne Hoover

Scottsdale, AZ, United States
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Tour: #161156, Tour of old Jaffa and early Tel Aviv, Jaffa-Tel Aviv, Israel    view tour
Date: Sep 21/16

Yossi provided us with a great overview of Jaffe and Tel Aviv in a single day. Liked that before we started our tour that we were all in agreement on what to see and what our expectations were for the day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Wayne, it was wonderful touring with your wife.

Vanesa Szperling

United States
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Tour: Jerusalem Tour for Vanessa Szperling, Jerusalem, Israel
Date: Jul 27/16

We were very pleased with Yossy's tour. He was very knowledgeable and considered our needs. Thanks to Yossy we got to see places we wouldn't have done it ourselves.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure to be with you and your wonderful family. Thank you for your kind words.

Max Rozga

United States
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Tour: #161156, Tour of old Jaffa and early Tel Aviv, Jaffa-Tel Aviv, Israel    view tour
Date: Jul 25/16

Belline Litman

Canada
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Tour: #62431, The Heart of Jerusalem - A Gastronomic and Cultural tour., Jerusalem, Israel    view tour
Date: Mar 15/16

We took the private culinary & cultural tour with Yossi. In the cultural tour, we enjoyed hearing about the different stories associated with the different neighbourhoods, as well as the important founders. Yossi brought along some maps and photographs, and made lots of efforts to meet our needs and expectations. In the culinary part, we tried lots of various foods and what they tell us about the peoples. This was a unique tour and we really had a wonderful time!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was lovely to meet both of you, I hope that you enjoyed the rest f your stay.

Philip Flower

United Kingdom
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Tour: Ship to Shore Jerusalem adventure, Jerusalem, Israel
Date: Nov 3/15

Yossi is very bright and well read. He informs in a balanced and humorous way giving a view of both sides of the local conflict. He could have paid more attention to our priorities , seeing old Jerusalem, but was keen to show us some of the countryside. The tour needed to overrun by 2 hours to fit everything in but Yossi did accommodate this.We did feel safe with his careful guidance.

Harry H.

United States
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Tour: #161156, Tour of old Jaffa and early Tel Aviv, Jaffa-Tel Aviv, Israel    view tour
Date: Oct 21/15

We have no problem with Yossi as a guide, but there just wasn't all that much to see in Jaffa that was of great interest to us. It was an interesting and enjoyable day, but I wouldn't rate the itinerary itself as 5 star.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your helpful feedback, I shall continue to strive to meet the needs and interests of the tourists, I am constantly updating these tours and shall take your feedback into account. Once again thank you for being wonderful travelers.

Harry H.

United States
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Tour: #20396, A Tour of Haifa: Living Together, Tel Aviv, Israel    view tour
Date: Oct 20/15

We liked the train ride to Haifa, and commentary by Yossi along the way. The Baha'i Gardens were worth the trip and also the German section. Unfortunately, a couple of places we had planned to visit were closed.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Harry, it was great travelling with you and your wife, I am changing the tour to include the sites with early closing times first thanks to your useful feedback.

Robert Faulkner

United States
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Tour: Ein Gedi and Masada tour Bob Faulkner, Ein Gedi, Israel
Date: Jun 2/15

Yossi was great. We saw all that was promised and according to schedule. We're very pleased with the service.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a really great experience touring with you and your wonderful family. I felt that I learnt a great deal touring with you. See you again soon!

Mark Bedeman

Spain
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Tour: #20330, Crusader Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel    view tour
Date: May 26/15

Excellent, meet our precise needs and timing.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Mark it was wonderful touring with you and your wife.

Mina Cohen

United States
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Tour: #62431, The Heart of Jerusalem: Cohen Family Tour of Nahalaot, Jerusalem, Israel    view tour
Date: May 7/15

Yossi did a great job of combining personal experiences and stories about the area we visited and not a whole lot of statistics and facts. It made it more interesting.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mina for your feedback, it was a lovely experience being with you and your family.

Donna Langlois

United States
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Tour: The Taste of Israel, tasting tour of The Carmel Market, Tel Aviv, Israel
Date: Apr 16/15

Excellent way to experience the different foods of the area ...Yossi expertly wove in history and culture to bring the neighborhood to life for us...Thank you for a great day..

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was great touring with you and your husband, thank you for your kind words.

Donna Langlois

United States
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Tour: Private Tour of Old Jaffa and Early Tel Aviv for Donna Langlois, Tel Aviv, Israel
Date: Apr 15/15

Excellent tour...tailored the tour for us based upon what we were looking to learn...enjoyed not only the tour but how Yossi was able to share the various cultures lives and how they intertwined throughout history. We were able to visit different neighborhoods and meet and talk with shop owners to learn more about different cultures....

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind comments it was a pleasure to travel with you!

Jorge Del Rio

Mexico
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Tour: #20330, The 'Heavenly' Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel    view tour
Date: Jul 13/14

Yossi was excelent. His knowledge level is really impressive. We really enjoyed touring with him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I very much enjoyed your company and touring Jerusalem with you and your wife and son, best regards, Yossi

Yaakov Saturen

United States
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Tour: #20330, The 'Heavenly' Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel    view tour
Date: Feb 25/14

Yossi was very prompt, eager to meet us and learn a little about each of the 4 of us. He was very patient and acommodating of our interests and needs. He was very well prepared and eager to share his knowledge, training and background. We joyed his guidence through the old city of Jerusalem immensely. Sincerely Y.Saturen

Ken Arlein

United States
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Tour: The 'Bakery of the Haganah' - The Ayalon Institute, Jerusalem, Israel
Date: Nov 18/13

We had to change our plans at the last minute. Yossi was flexible when making the change and offered several interesting suggestions. He provided an excellent car and driver. We were disappointed with the tour because Yossi did not take the initiative to point out any points of interest on our 2 hour drive. If we asked what something was, he was quick to respond with an explanation. He did not give us any information on the long drive unless we engaged him in conversation. He was very soft spoken.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I appreciate your advice in this matter, even though I did feel that I was engaging in a 'discussion' rather than a 'lecture', I do accept your constructive criticism and will initiate more of the discussion in the future. I wish you and your family well, yours Yossi

Ken Arlein

United States
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Tour: #62431, The Heart of Jerusalem - A Gastronomic and Cultural tour for Ken Arlein, Jerusalem, Israel    view tour
Date: Nov 18/13

Yossi knows the market area and neighborhoods very well. He told us stories about the people who helped establish these areas, and that was very interesting. We had very high expectations of this tour and were disappointed. We had expected a more hygienic approach to the food consumption. We had hoped for a more engaging conversation as we walked from one area to another. Yossi has a very soft spoken manner and it was often difficult to hear him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your helpful comment, I am sorry that your tour was unsatisfactory. In future I shall carry wet wipes and other hygiene related items with me and make sure that they are used. I am currently working on a way of making sure that I can be heard. I enjoyed my day with you and wish you well in the future.

Roger Rasmussen

United States
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Tour: #20330, The 'Heavenly' Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel    view tour
Date: Nov 8/13

The tour went very smoothly, and the tour guide knew his information very well, and covered a lot of territory in a short time. I was very pleased with the tour and would recommend the tour guide to other tourists.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I enjoyed touring the Old City with Roger, he's a very positive person to be around and I wish him all the best.

Douglas Reich

United States
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Tour: #62431, The Heart of Jerusalem - A Gastronomic and Cultural tour., Jerusalem, Israel    view tour
Date: Jun 14/13

Yossi knows his market and Israel as well. Very knowledgeable about the neighborhoods and took the pace just at our speed. Would use him again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Douglas it was wonderful spending the day with you and your wife.

Tanya Tulchinsky

Canada
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Tour: #20330, Tanya Tulchinsky 'Heavenly' Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel    view tour
Date: Mar 28/13

Our tour with Yossi was extremely informative and interesting. It wasn't my first time in Jerusalem, but I learned lots of new facts, and visited the parts of the old city unknown to me before. Yossi also established a very good report with my 10 year old daughter. Thank you Yossi.

Amy B.

United States
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Tour: The Heart of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel
Date: Jan 14/13

This tour was just what we wanted. It was geared to our mobility issues and we enjoyed learning about the area. Yossi was very informed and passionate about the history of the area. For people with walking issues, who still want to get a flavor of the area, Yossi was wonderful in adjusting to our needs.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind comments, I very much enjoyed taking you around my favorite market, looking forward to seeing you in the future!

Kerry Halferty Hardy

France
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Tour: Shabbat in Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel
Date: Apr 20/12

We had a marvellous experience with Yossi. Not only is he well-prepared (and really tried to tailor the day to fit us--adult and teens), but it was a wonderful balance between historical, anthropological, cultural, culinary and religious--mixed with the appropriate doses of reverence and fun, faith and good humor! My children and I had an unforgettable Shabbat in Jerusalem and greatly appreciated the thoughtful attention to detail that Yossi provided. I can't recommend him highly enough.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the comment, I had a fantastic time with you and your family, part of what made the experience a very positive one was the openness and good nature of you and your family. I'm delighted to hear that you had a good time.

Christopher Suchicki

United States
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Tour: #20330, The 'New' Jerusalem tour for Dee Eli, Jerusalem, Israel    view tour
Date: Feb 27/12

Yossi was great! The tour started on time. Yossi was well versed and totally prepared. We had a few emails going back and forth explaining our specific needs and wants and he fulfilled all of them. A nice, educated, well informed young man. We walked a lot that day and it was one of the best tours we took of Jerusalem. Thank you yossi. Dee and Chris

Martin Valentine

United Kingdom
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Tour: #20330, Martin's Jerusalem 2 Day Trip, Jerusalem, Israel    view tour
Date: Jan 12/12

I was delighted with every aspect of Yossi's two day tour. Being new to Jerusalem, I learnt an enormous amount in a short time without effort. I felt that I was hearing things which were not available to the general tourist. The second day was especially wet and Yossi was able to tailor the tour to include a very rich and entertaining set of visits which were again not on the usual tourist route. He was also especially helpful about local information concerning what to do on other days and etiquette.