Karen R.United States
Yossi was a great guide for us on our day tour of Jerusalem. His fund of knowledge of religious and cultural history is both broad and deep. He tailored the tour to our interests, took us to views we would never have known about, shepherded us through some very dense crowds, and gave us so much information, sharing delightful stories along the way. He was on time and kept us moving at a pace that was comfortable for us. We were grateful for this day with a very pleasant young man.
Yossi was a really nice and friendly tour guide and without him we would have been totally overwhelmed in Jerusalem. He has completely responded to our wishes and has organized the tour to our interests. I don't think there is anything Yossi doesn't know about Jerusalem and we would definitely recommend Yossi as a tour guide! Thanks Yossi for this amazing day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Lukas!
Estelle HaberUnited States
Yossi was delightful! He really wanted to ensure that the tour totally did not disappoint!! He even added some surprises to ensure our tour would be above and beyond and it was!! Yossi is extremely knowledgeable and shares his knowledge with enthusiasm! Was very flexible and accommodating to our needs. Our tour with Yossi was heavenly!
Yossi showde us contemporary aspects of Jerusalem today. Highlight was visit to Jerusalem's Capitol Hill with Knesseth and Supreme Court. Guided tour at Supreme Court was very informative. Visiting area around Jaffa Street was great. Yossi did a great job!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure to show you around my home. Shalom!
This was a great tour because Yossi knows not only the Old City very well but also the more modern aspects of the Old City, especially - the Jewish Quarter. Yossi introduced us to some local Jewish friends. Meeting with them made this day truly special.
Yossi is very knowledgeable guide. We truly enjoyed his way of guiding us in Jaffa and Tel Aviv. He is also great company! Yossi also arranged logistics very well.
Unfortunately, Yossi cancelled on us at the last minute - the day before the tour. To their credit, toursbylocals organised another guide, but it was quite a distressing experience and not one you would get with a larger, mainstream tour operator.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Due to unforeseen personal issues, your tour was cancelled without notice. I am glad that I could find another guide. This doesn't excuse the distress that was caused. I apologise for this. I hope that the rest of your stay was comfortable and enjoyable.
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: Once again we offer our sincerest apologies that Yossi had to cancel this tour last minute due to an emergency.We realize how distressing this must have been for travelers,and we were grateful for Yossi’s help in arranging for an alternative tour on the day. We have refunded the tour cost in full and covered the cost of the alternative tour provided,however,we are very sorry that this detracted so much from the overall experience.Going forward we are confident in Yossi's ability to deliver 5-Star tours.
L. Georgi DistefanoSan Diego, CALIFORNIA, United States
Thank you so much - the family had a wonderful experience despite the weather!
L. Georgi DistefanoSan Diego, CALIFORNIA, United States
Yossi - was a very good guide. He was flexible,attentive and well versed in his subject matter.
Yossi put together a perfect two day plan for our family, including two small children. Our 8 year old was just as interested as the adults and the tour was the right length, speed, and activity level for the 2 year old. Yossi met us at our hotel and helped us navigate into the Old City in our own car. He took us to the expected sites in the Old City, but showed us some sides of Jerusalem we never would have found. His creative and educational tour was an absolute highlight of our week. Highly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Courtney, it was lovely spending the day with yo and your family.
Sherwood SterlingIndio, CA, United States
Actually we spent 2 days with Yossi, the first in the Galilee and the second in Jerusalem. Our Galillee visit was interesting but somewhat disorganized ending with a lovely visit to a very good Israeli winery. The tour of Jerusalem was excellent as Yossi clearly was completely familiar with all parts of the old city. Yossi is a warm, kind and thoughtful guide. Our only criticism is his not providing a more structured, organized and time efficient tour of northern Israel.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the the feedback, I shall certainly take your recommendations seriously. It was great spending time with you and your friends.
Helen FullertonUnited Kingdom
Great tour by Yossi. Our party of 18 all thought it was a really insightful experience. Yossi kept the pace well and answered everyone's questions. Definitely book again in the future when we do another IT Research Tour. Thank you Yossi.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was great meeting your group, looking forward to your next Research Tour!
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 !
Jamie TarlovUnited States
Our day with Yossi was fantastic. He was very knowledgeable and showed us everything we wanted to see in one day. He was engaging and made sure we were comfortable all day long. Thank you Yossi for a great tour!! Mark and Jamie Tarlov and Susan Lippe
Joni ColonUnited States
Yossi was amazing. His knowledge of all things Jerusalem historical and being able to put things into both historical and biblical context while remaining personable and a regular guy. We also felt like we learned more on this trip than we had on several other trips to Jerusalem. Never using a group tour again! Highly recommend Yossi for all your Jerusalem tour needs.
Jim BoonUnited States
Yossi is personable, very knowledgeable and conscientious. I highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Jim, it was great spending time with you and your wife.
Steven PlofkerUnited States
A wonderful experience. Yossi was knowledgeable, passionate, patient, and accommodating. Highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Steven, it was great spending the day with you and your wife and friends.
Great tour! Yossi did not just provide the historical and cultural background for each of the nummerous sights but has turned a tour into a fluent story about this incredible place.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was lovely to meet you and your family.
Benjamin SachsUnited States
Very knowledgeable tour guide
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: And an equally knowledgeable tourist, thanks for touring with me Ben!
Erin NaveUnited States
We really enjoyed our tour with Yossi. It was an excellent introduction to the Old City. Yossi is very knowledgeable, and best of all, he was very pleasant company to spend the day with. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was very easy to be pleasant company with such good people!
Donna DominguezUnited States
Yossi was very informative and passionate about the history and love for his Country. We appreciated his adapting to our personal needs. We thoroughly enjoyed our time with him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Donna, it was great touring with you.
Linda PrillamanUnited States
Yossi was very informative and interesting. We enjoyed our tour of Jaffa. Thanks Yossi!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, it was lovely meeting you!
Wayne AllanUnited States
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!
Ruth BloomUnited States
Yossi was wonderful. He was very accommodating. He took us everywhere around Haifa and met all of our needs. He was extremely knowledgeable and fun to be with. We can't say enough good things about Yossi. Some of the sites we saw included Safet, and the ADIR Winery, both wonderful
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, it was great spending the day with you , Hal and your friends.
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.
Wayne HooverScottsdale, AZ, United States
Yossi provided us with a great overview of Jaffe and Tel Aviv in a single day. Liked that before we started our tour that we were all in agreement on what to see and what our expectations were for the day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Wayne, it was wonderful touring with your wife.
Vanesa SzperlingUnited States
We were very pleased with Yossy's tour. He was very knowledgeable and considered our needs. Thanks to Yossy we got to see places we wouldn't have done it ourselves.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure to be with you and your wonderful family. Thank you for your kind words.