Wonderful day with Yossi! He was very professional and courteous when he arrived at our hotel to pick us up and continued to be so throughout the day. Yossi helped us understand the cultural dynamics within the city while also tasting splendid foods that we otherwise would never have found simply by exploring on our own! The covered market is an absolute treasure but would be impossible to navigate without a knowledgeable and friendly local like Yossi! Would highly recommend him and his tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! It was lovely meeting you and your wonderful family, I hope that you are enjoying the rest of your stay, as we say here, Shanah Tova!
Hesta S.United Kingdom
Yossi was so sweet he felt like family from the start, sitting with us showing world maps, discussing history, geography & culture, explaining how he likes introducing the different Communities through their food. We traversed the Market with Yossi exchanging greetings on all sides, sampled delicious dishes & met lovely people. Later visiting the interesting little areas where different communities live brought home to us the extraordinary melting-pot & world-wide family of this place. Thanks Yossi !
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.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Neal, It was great touring with you!
Dena S.United States
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.
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.
Mina CohenUnited States
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.
Ken ArleinUnited States
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.
Douglas ReichUnited States
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.