Lisa McGuinnessUnited States
We booked a customized 3 day tour with Leiah & it was exactly what we wanted: personal, full of history & culture & plenty of time to ask questions/ take photos. Day 1: Dead Sea, Qumran, Einot Tzukim and Masada (WOW!) Day 2: Galilee area incl. Nazareth, Church of Annunciation, Magdala (WOW), Mt. of Beatitudes Day 3: Negev area incl Ein Avdat hike and Beer Sheva. Leiah is flexible, fun and full of information. We never felt rushed or cheated on time - she went above and beyond to provide a great tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much Lisa and Mike! It's always great touring with people who are so curious and take time to really explore my wonderful country! I look forward to seeing you in the future! Have a great day, Leiah
Lisa McGuinnessUnited States
Leiah was an excellent guide & provided a unique tour experience in Jerusalem. She was prompt & professional in her communication & guiding. (providing clothing suggestions & a weather report) We visited places we had not seen before (Tower of David) & learned a lot of information walking around all 4 Quarters of the Old City...and her promise of strudel at the Austrian Hospice stop was what hooked me... it did not disappoint! Highly recommend Leiah and this tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Lisa and Mike, Thanks again for the feedback! I'm happy you enjoyed Jerusalem (and, of course the strudel). There is always something new to see in Jerusalem and I'm happy that both a newcomer and a return visitor had an enjoyable day in Jerusalem! Thanks again. Leiah
Frank JonesUnited States
Leiah provided a wonderful tour of the Dead Sea area and Masada. She is sunny, entertaining, and considerate of old folks with limited mobility. She has deep knowledge of the history and context of the places we visited, also of modern life in Israel. The following week she provided an equally good visit to the Old City in Jerusalem. We would happily recommend her to anyone.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much! I had such a great time showing you around Israel!
Marsy Herman HermanUnited States
Leiah listened to what we wanted, is knowledgeable and catered to our needs and wants. We wanted to go to the Mount of Olives cemetery and find the grave of my husband's Great Grandfather. We knew only his name and approximate year of death. It was our worry that his would be one of the many graves that had been destroyed over the years. Leiah took the time to travel to Jerusalem in advance of our visit (a 2 1/2 hr trip), research the site and then bring us directly to it when we met. It was perfect.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I was happy to spend the day with you and fulfill your special request! So nice connecting families with their loved ones. I was happy to close out your trip to Israel and hope that you will come back. Have a happy New Year with your family!
We spent 4 days with Leiah and enjoyed every one, although each was very different experience and location. She is very personable, friendly, knowledgeable and well prepared with interesting illustrations, historical quotes, past and present maps, and fascinating stories. Thank you.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much Berna and Earle! I loved spending time with you. I especially loved all your questions - you really looked to get the most out of your time in Israel not just to see the sites, but also to understand this fascinating, beautiful country!
Ann SternUnited States
Leiah was very knowledgeable and accommodating to our interests and needs. She has a passion for Israel and it shows in her tours.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, Ann! It was fun to walk down memory lane with you and to show you some new sites, too. I hope to see you in Israel again!
Martha Jane PattonUnited States
Leiah's guidance through the Old City of Jerusalem was all that we expected and more. Her knowledge of the cultural and historical backgrounds of all the religious traditions represented there was deep, and she was flexible enough to make it interesting to even the three-year old with our family group. She handled our logistical problems (a stroller with a baby and my need of assistance on the steep steps with aplomb. Courteous and communicative, she could handle any group easily. Thanks, Leiah!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Martha Jane, Thanks for your rating! I hope that your travels will bring you back to Israel sometime and I will happily take you up North to the Galilee. So many interesting sites to see there. Safe travels! Leiah