Colin LipnickyUnited States
Two of the best decisions we made on our trip to the Middle East were taking a tour of Bethlehem, Hebron, and the Occupied West Bank, and choosing Hazem as our guide. This tour is really 2 tours in 1. Hazem masterfully led us through Bethlehem's holy sites, which are truly awe-inspiring for any Christian. But we're eternally grateful to him for giving us the gift of perspective, a glimpse into the rich heritage of the Palestinian people and the daily challenges they face with courage and grace. Thank you!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you Colin for this nice Review. it was my pleasure to guide you. see you next time.
Carol BelmontUnited States
Hazem was wonderful Our Bethlehem tour exceeded our expectations. Special by pass lines for Church of the Nativity. Also went to refugee camp. So much history with great explanations. Thank you
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Carol for the nice Review. I really enjoyed my time guiding you. wish to see you next time.
Maridel MadisonUnited States
Hazem B. gave me an outstanding custom tour of Bethlehem and Lazarus' tomb.You MUST have a guide in this area to find the sites on the narrow, winding roads with chaotic traffic. He had excellent driving skills. Being a multilingual college graduate with schooling in both Israel and the US, as well as living in the Arab city of Beit Sahour help him lead any group with ease. His warm personality and knowledge of the Scriptures and archeology will bring alive the tour to his lucky audience. 5 stars!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Maridel. It was my pleasure to guide you in palestine. You have a friend now in Bethlehem. Look forward to see you again.
I have used Tours by Locals in other countries and I keep thinking I have found the best guide ever. Hazem and his friend Michael who were my guides in Bethlehem and Jerusalem exceeded all expectations. Their pride in their country and their knowledge were outstanding. I will never forget this amazing visit. I can not give them a high enough rating. Anyone going to Palestine is invited to contact me in regards to these great young men.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Kit for the nice words and I really enjoyed my time with you. Now you have a friend in palestine and I'm looking forward to see you again my friend.
I have used Tours by Locals in other countries and I keep thinking I have found the best guide ever. Hazem and his friend Michael who were my guides in Bethlehem and Jerusalem exceeded all expectations. Their pride in their country and their knowledge were outstanding. I will never forget this amazing visit. I can not give them a high enough rating.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Kit for the nice words. Look forward to seeing you soon my friend.
Timothy S.United Kingdom
Thank you, Hazem, for an excellent tour of Bethlehem. You gave us exactly what we wanted, and it was a pleasure to spend the day with you and learning from you.
Sherii GammellUnited States
We just completed our tour and could not have had a better day. Hazem met us at the gate and began our introduction to his land immediately. We split the day between the current day events and the history of Palestine, then moved to the more religious aspects of the day. Hazem is the epitome of what one wants in a guide! He is knowledgeable and passionate about his country including, of course, the religious facts all while taking GREAT care of us. Was a wonderful experience! We highly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much my dear Sherri for the nice review. you have a friend in Palestine now. it was my pleasure to guide you and Kris in Bethlehem city and looking forwrad to see you next time.
David AmbroseWyoming, OH, United States
Hazem was great! We had a wonderful trip through Bethlehem with Hazem. Our tour consisted of a portion on the modern day conflict from the Balfour declaration through the new Nation State law. Following that we went to a traditional Palestinian coffee house for some food and coffee. After the food and drink we walked through parts of Bethlehem not normally seen on the traditional tours and ended at the Church of the Nativity before being escorted back to Checkpoint 300. Hazem was very knowledgeable
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you David. It was my pleasure guiding you and the family in palestine. I really enjoyed my time with you. Now you have a friend in Palestine. See you next time and enjoy your trip.
Linda ChildsUnited States
Our Tours by Locals guides added so much to our trip in Israel. Hazem was our guide to Bethlehem and also to Jericho. Hazem was not only knowledgeable, but also extremely personable adding stories and explanations to our many questions. He introduced us to friends and took us to a wonderful restaurant for lunch. At the end of the day, we felt we had a better understanding for both the political situation and also the long wonderful history of the region. Thank you Hazem!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Linda, it was my pleasure to guide you in my country and now you have a local friend.
I can't say enough good about Hazem ! Great day ! Fantastic food & experience! Totally recommend Hazem
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Fintan, you have a friend here in Bethlehem. I really enjoyed my time guiding your family. Hope to see you again my friend.
Joseph LloydCastle Pines, COLORADO, United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Joseph, it was my pleasure to guide you and show you my city Bethlehem.
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.
To begin with, Hazem was very flexible accommodating our requests for the tour. He took us all around Bethlehem and Hebron showing us all the places we planned beforehand in a very professional manner: he knows the place and you can see how passionate he is about his land. He treated us as we were friends, sharing a lot of anecdotes and special places. It has been by far the best tour we've taken in Israel. Totally recommend Hazem to be your guy in Bethlehem: you won't be disappointed, He is amazing!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Claudia for the nice words, it was my pleasure to show you my country and I had a great time with you and your husband. Remember that you have a friend in Palestine. See you next time.
George PashalesUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you George. It was my pleasure to guide you and your amazing family in Jersualem and Bethlehem. You have a friend now in Palestine. Enjoy the rest of your cruise trip.
Dawn ClancyUnited States
Highly knowledgeable and accommodating, Hazem's tour made our time in Bethlehem the highlight of our entire trip through Israel. Whether you're looking to explore the rich historical and religious roots of the area or you want to gain insight into the everyday experiences of the people of the West Bank, you're in good hands with Hazem. My husband and I learned loads from him and we also, unexpectedly, gained a friend. Thanks, Hazem!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my Pleasure, now you have a friend in Palestine. Hopefully will see you again.
Peien YangHong Kong
Hazem is a Christian tour guide that enabled us to understand and bring us to places that appeared in the Bible. He also brought us to taste the delicious food of Bethlehem. He always finds a good spot to let us see the view. I recommend him to you if you will travel in Bethlehem. He is a super guy.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, I really enjoyed guiding you around Palestine and I hope to see you again soon.