Kevin IveyUnited States
Shmuel was available on short notice. He went at our pace and provided us all the highlights we needed in a great 8-hour walking tour of the old city Jerusalem. We'd tour with him again anytime.
Khang T.United States
Shmuel is a great guide and very knowledgeable of Israel and Jerusalem history. We would missed a lot of historical details and sites in the Old City without Shmuel taking us there. Also, we learned a great deal from the way Shmuel presented the history of different site, where he took us back to the beginning and build up the story to when the sites or artifacts were created. Our group very much enjoyed the tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I too really enjoyed the tour Khang. Please tell the gang that they were great.
Bettina SiewertUnited States
This tour is the perfect way to spend a day in Jerusalem. Shmuel was very flexible and made sure that we visited all the sites I wanted to see. He is very knowledgeable and a gifted teacher. People passing by were stopping to listen to his explanations. I will definitely come back and use Shmuel again for further tours in the area. Thank you Shmuel for a wonderful day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Bettina, it was a great day.
Moacir SchnappUnited States
Gianluca GramaccioniUnited States
Shmuel was incredibly knowledgeable and our time with him in Jerusalem was very well spent. He was very thorough and explained the city with great detail. His vast knowledge was just what we were looking for when we toured such a great city.
All our family (me, my husband and two sons) liked the guidance of Shmuel very much, we did in one day so much and so deep (sometimes in the direct meaning of this word:) that we really feel we got more than expected in only one day. We very much liked the clues Shmuel had given to us during the tour, that made the tour so interactive and fun. And yes, now we know the Antonio Barluzzi and much more..
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: That's great Jurate. Thank you, it was my pleasure.
John SweeneyUnited States
We went with with Shmuel on a tour of Jerusalem's Old City and the Mount of Olives. Shmuel was very knowledgeable and did a great job of explaining all the different religious beliefs in Jerusalem in a balanced and factual manner. Highly recommend for anyone looking for a "scholarly" perspective on Jerusalem and its rich religious and geopolitical history.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks John. Your choice of Mt of Olives seemed to be the start of a trend with other clients expressing an interest in the sites and view.
Deborah WinsorUnited States
We had a long busy day with Shmuel that was most rewarding and memorable. He guided us expertly over a large area to many historic stops throughout. Our day was maximized with his intimate knowledge, expertise and historical grasp of facts on dates, places, people, and traditions. We learned so much! Shmuel is easy going, welcoming, fun, and thorough. We enjoyed a delightful and delicious lunch at a location we would never have found on our own. It was a richly rewarding day. Thank you so much, Shmuel!
Justus de MaiziereGermany
We truly enjoyed the tour with you and want to thank you for your time, patience and humour with which you guided us through the museum of Jerusalem! Shmuel is a terrific guide! Best, Justus
John MattaUnited States
Shmuel was outstanding! He is extremely knowledgeable and a delight to spend the day with. As he was describing a certain area under a particular street we happened to be standing, We mentioned that it would be pretty cool to see it and presto, he took us down below the street on a side tour which was not part of our original tour. Just one of the many great things he showed us that day! For small groups, he is your man! There were 3 of us in case you were wondering.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you. We had a great time.
Scott HakalaUnited States
Schmuel was recommended to me by another guide. He is extremely well prepared and informative. We toured; Temple Mount, the City of David, and the archaelogical "gardens" and the tunnels surrounding the western wall and side. There were four in our group (my wife and I, multiple prior visits,and my parents first time). We had never really had a "professional" tour or taken the time to reall; we learned so much and really appreciated how much more we gained from an objective, informed guide.
We spent a wonderful & inspiring day exploring old Jerusalem with Shmuel. He met us at our hotel and accompanied us to old Jerusalem and all around. Schmuel is an extremely resourceful, creative, lively and interesting individual. He made our tour so interesting, he had brought along useful maps & books about history & culture. He really knows his stuff! He was always open to our suggestions & was quick to answer our numerous questions. Shmuel is one of the best guides ever! Thank you.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Belline, great to spend the day exploring Jerusalem with you and Deanne.
Cheryl McCanliesUnited States
Thank you for our guide Shmuel, he is excellent. We learned far more than we could ever have thought was possible by his detailed descriptions of each site. Shmuel has a depth of knowledge that is amazing. Also we appreciated his personality so very much; he is observant and courteous and at all times a gentleman. If we get to come back we will ask for him to be our guide and we will suggest him to our friends as well. Again thank you for Shmuel. Cheryl McCanlies and April Knoke
An excellent tour that catered both for myself and my 12yr old daughters. Lots of insights into the historical context as well as architecture and great balance between walking outside in the sun and inside/underground in the shade, which is important on a hot day. I will definitely book with Shmuel again when we are back in Israel.