Jacek B StypulkowskiUnited States
Driving west bank with Elias has been very interesting. Explaining complications of the area, made me appreciate more the ongoing struggle.
Michael WilliamsUnited States
One of the most insightful tours I have booked to-date. Very interesting details on historical and biblical places and characters. The most intriguing aspects were the real life issues inherent to the Palestinian people living in and around Jerusalem and other areas of the West Bank. Highly recommend.
Cindy BishopUnited States
Eli was a great tour guide ! Thanks & God Bless! Jimmy & Cindy Bishop & Joey South Carolina USA
My friend and I could not have been more pleased with our Private half day tour to Bethlehem. Elias was extremely well-versed and professional. As a small group of 2, he managed to squeeze us to the front of the two-hour queue at the Church of the Nativity, saving us valuable time to visit other sites. Our tour included pick-up and return from our Jerusalem hotel and our driver, Alyan, was also engaging and informed. We also visited the small museum at the Walled Off Hotel which was enlightening. Amazing!
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 WightUnited States
Enjoyed our tour with Elias! Knowledgeable, friendly, timely and flexible. We were able to not only enjoy the sites of Bethlehem and Jericho, but also felt the tour was very personable and relevant for understanding Palestine.
Andaleeb RajaUnited States
You shouldn't think twice about hiring Elias as your tour guide. I booked a private tour to the West Bank and it was amazing, he answered all my questions, was patient and easy going and took me to everything I wanted to see. Book Elias and you won't regret your trip to this incredible place!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Andaleeb for you nice words , I am glad that you enjoyed the Tour in Bethlehem . Hope to see you again here with us and we still have more Tours to offer you .
Marcela Esnaola PlazaUnited Kingdom
Very good 5/5. We booked a private tour to Bethlehem with Elias, not knowing very much what it would come out of it, as our interests in the place is not only religious. So we went to the church and to the Walledoff Hotel, an old house converted into a hotel, built right by the massive wall by Israel. You can paint graffiti on this wall. This was a unique moving experience in itself. Elias was knowledgeable, friendly and patient. Thank you Elias.
Carol SkornickaUnited States
Elias gave us an excellent tour of Bethlehem. He showed us not only the historic sites we panned on seeing, but drove us throughout the area and provided candid commentary about life in the Palestinian West Bank. His clever detours got us efficient access to the actual site of the birth of Jesus in the Church of the Nativity. To top it off, he invited us to share a meal with his extended family, so we met his children, wife and more. He is warm, personable, knowledgea, candid and responsive.
Juan BossanoUnited States
It was a very good tour not only because we visited historical and important religious places but because Elias being a Palestinian (Bethlehem being his hometown)gave us a unique perspective of the area and its culture. Obviously he was very familiar with all the sites and his knowledge was solid. Besides being a great tour guide Elias was very friendly and likable. I would recommend him without reservations to anybody who wants a full experience of the main places in the West Bank.
Ann Clarke-OveryUnited Kingdom
This was a very interesting tour of the Church of the Nativity, the Shepherd's Fields, and around Bethlehem. Elias made it easy for us to understand and yet gave plenty of detail and explained the historical and religious context for us. We both enjoyed our time with him very much.