Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Bethlehem by Tour Guide Michael J. (Guide #17008)

Barrie Shaw

New Zealand

Tour: #513786, St. George's Monastery, Wadi Qelt, Mar Saba Monastery, and Bethlehem One Day Tour, Bethlehem, West Bank    view tour
Date: Oct 12/18

Michael was a 1st class guide ,we thoroughly enjoyed our day . He was also very informative and enlightened us as to the Israeli-Palestinian situation which had been missing on our trip to Israel so far. He was easy to understand and explained things in an interesting way. We would recommend this tour as a must when visiting this part of the world.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Barrie for the wonderful review. I am happy to hear your feedback and to know how much you enjoyed the tour. I hope one day we meet again either in Palestine or NZ. All the best :)

Joss S.

New Zealand

Tour: #256918, Half Day Private Tour in Bethlehem, Bethlehem, West Bank    view tour
Date: Apr 15/18

My son and I had a wonderful tour of Bethlehem last week with Michael who is a very safe driver. He is a cultured, warm young man with a vast knowledge of the holy sites he took us to. Adept at avoiding large tour groups, he ensured we saw everything in peace that allowed us to experience the calm ambience of Bethlehem. It's a very safe place to visit. Everyone we met was welcoming. Don't miss the "Christmas House" gift store with the beautiful wood carvings. Highly recommended tour. Thank you Michael!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Joss, Thank you for your reply. It was a real pleasure to meet you. You are great people and you are always welcome whenever you come again and I hope one day I will be able to make it to Australia and I will definitely contact you. All the best

Ellen Lichtenstein

United States

Tour: #256918, Half Day Private Tour in Bethlehem, Bethlehem, West Bank    view tour
Date: Mar 30/18

While visiting family in Israel, my husband and I wanted to spend a few hours touring Bethlehem. We decided this at the very last minute and I was lucky to find Michael and that he was available. From the initial communication all the way through the end of the tour, Michael was professional and wonderful to work with. He gave us a private tour and we felt like locals walking through the attractions and the city. He is also very educated about the city and Israeli/Palestinian history as a whole. It was

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You are most welcome and thanks for coming. I'm happy that I got to know you and your husband. Thanks for your recommendation and hope to see you again. Always welcome.

Ijsbrand de Jong


Tour: #298623, Jericho, Dead Sea and Bethlehem Day Tour, Bethlehem, West Bank    view tour
Date: Mar 26/18

Michael is a great guide. He has in-depth and first-hand knowledge of the sites of interest and is very pleasant and helpful. We have very much enjoyed spending a full day with him, listening to his stories, learning about the ancient and recent history of the country and getting a more balanced view. We are so happy we didn't join one of the large package tours and did the private your with Michael instead. We obtained a much better impression of life in the West Bank. Very much recommended!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ijsbrand. I am glad you enjoyed the tour and you are always welcome. Greetings to the family.

Yvonne Miles

United Kingdom

Tour: #256918, Half Day Private Tour in Bethlehem, Bethlehem, West Bank    view tour
Date: Nov 2/17

We were delighted to have been escorted in Bethlehem by Michael. He was knowledgeable, friendly, curteous and we enjoyed his company and knowledge immensely....we'll be booking him again when we return.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Yvonne, it was nice meeting you and I am happy you enjoyed the tour. You are always welcome.