Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Tel-Aviv-Israel by Tour Guide Michel K. (Guide #8601)


Patricia Cooledge-Bollinger

United States
Rating

Tour: #288217, 3 Days special Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Bethlehem Tour, Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Israel    view tour
Date: Feb 19/20

Michel was a fabulous guide - personable, extremely knowledgeable, flexible and an entertaining guide. My friend and I were lucky enough to have Michel as our private guide - 1 day Jaffa/Tel Aviv and 2 days Jerusalem. Although definitely not enough time, Michel ensured we saw, did and ate sufficiently to obtain a comprehensive overview of such a diverse country. We met Michel as a guide and 3 days left as friends. Highly recommend Michel as THE Guide to have for Israel.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you sooo much for your warm and wonderful feedback. I was when you left, enjoyed you’re company very much. I am so happy you enjoyed the Shabbat experience at the Waldorf Astoria. It’s quite unique. And yes we meet soon at Key West or Atlanta:). Warm hugs, Michel

Lisa Stilson

United States
Rating

Tour: #254436, Jerusalem by night, Jerusalem, Israel    view tour
Date: Dec 30/19

Seeing Jerusalem by night was amazing. Thank you for the informative tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lisa, Thank you so much for for your warm feedback. It was a pleasure to meet you and wish you a wonderful continuation in the Middle East. Warm Shalom, Michel

Rhona Reagen

United States
Rating

Tour: #251699, Jewish Heritage Tour of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel    view tour
Date: Dec 24/19

Michel was very knowledgeable, had a great sense of humor, and was highly considerate and polite.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Rhona, Thank you for your lovely feedback. I enjoyed touring with you and met a real Mensh someone I can learn from a lot. I wish you a wonderful new beginning in North Carolina you deserve all the sweetest of the world. Warm Shalom. Michel

Ross Hallan

United States
Rating

Tour: #93051, Sea of Galilee - Nazareth, Tiberias, and Jordan River, Nazareth, Israel    view tour
Date: Nov 28/19

I had a wonderful day with Michel travelling from Jerusalem to Nazareth, the Sea of Galilee and the Jordan. He was fun and relaxing to be with, interesting to listen to without being overwhelmed with information, and most importantly gave me time at the sites for quiet reflection and prayer. I would highly recommend his services.

Catherine Elizabeth Miller

United States
Rating

Tour: #92971, JERUSALEM all highlights included!, Jerusalem, Israel    view tour
Date: Nov 23/19

Michel is a delightful person as well as a fabulous guide! He's a highly informed guide/historian who made each site even more memorable by adding fascinating facts and details at each historical site. Michel also introduced us to a terrific restaurant at the Jerusalem train station. I highly recommend Michel who made our visit to Israel even more memorable!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Liz, Thank you sooooo much for your wonderful review. Had a lovely time with both of you, felt for me like friends going on a trip:) Will write you before leaving to Mexico to get some valuable inside info. Miss you, Michel

Kim C.

Dallas, PA, United States
Rating

Tour: #374124, Shore Excursions from Ashdod and Haifa, Ashdod, Israel    view tour
Date: Nov 15/19

We enjoyed our tours with Michel immensely! He was extremely knowledgeable about our requests (as expected) and made the tours fun and entertaining while educating us along the way. Our 2 tours consisted of Jerusalem with a side trip to Bethlehem (that he arranged) on the 1st day and Nazareth, Sea of Galilee and the River Jordan on the 2nd. Most importantly, he 'adjusted' his tour for my wife's request for shopping in Jerusalem and a side trip to Megiddo (Day2). We highly recommend him!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Tom and Kim, thank you so much for your wonderful feedback and recommendations . I enjoyed every moment with you, lovely, prepared and generous travellers:) I was not enough aware of the Betlehem store request and the guides adjustment, I am sorry about it. Warm Shalom and miss you. Michel

Bev Chertkow

South Africa
Rating

Tour: #254436, Jerusalem by night, Jerusalem, Israel    view tour
Date: Oct 22/19

We had a great evening tour with Michel - his knowledge of Jewish history is amazing - I learned so much and felt so enriched by the end of the evening. Needless to say, his English is perfect- he is warm and helpful Thank you so much Michel

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Bev, Had a great time with you and Husband, looking forward to see you again in Jerusalem. Warm Shalom, Michel

Ashley Schmierer

United Kingdom
Rating

Tour: #288217, One day Jerusalem and Bethlehem Tour, Jerusalem, Israel    view tour
Date: Sep 20/19

Jason Rotenberg

Ridgefield, CT, United States
Rating

Tour: #251699, Jewish Heritage Tour of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel    view tour
Date: Sep 12/19

Michel G is a very attentive and considerate. He picked us up on time and took us on a personalized heritage tour. We had been to Jerusalem previously, but that was several years ago, so many of the sites we remembered, but Michel re-presented them to us with much more detail and context. We could have chosen to simply travel by taxi or bus to see Jerusalem ourselves. However, with Michel this experience became a much more personal and intimate view of a place where our ancestors lived.

Christine Aubrey

United States
Rating

Tour: #314950, Masada, Dead Sea and the Judean Desert, Jerusalem, Israel    view tour
Date: Aug 9/19

Michel is a smart, knowledgeable guide. My granddaughter and I loved spending the day with him. He taught us so much about the history of Israel and the current issues and politics. He made Masada come alive for us in an unforgettable way.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Was a pleasure to guide you and your lovely and intelligent grand daughter. Apple doesn’t fall far from the tree:) Warm Shalom, Michel

Michael McConnell

United States
Rating

Tour: #288217, 3 Days tour Jerusalem Masada & Dead Sea and the Galilee, Jerusalem, Israel    view tour
Date: Jul 28/19

Sandra Wallis

Raleigh, NC, United States
Rating

Tour: #522859, One day Tel Aviv Jaffa tour, Tel Aviv, Israel    view tour
Date: Jul 12/19

Michel was a wonderful guide for Tel Aviv. He was extremely entertaining and knowledgeable. We would highly recommend him for any guided tours.

Wyott Russell

United States
Rating

Tour: #251699, Jewish Heritage Tour of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel    view tour
Date: Jul 5/19

It would be near impossible to say enough good things about Michel. He is passionate about the topics, extremely knowledgeable, entertaining, funny, and relays knowledge in an easy to absorb manner. We greatly enjoyed every minute with him. *Highly recommended*

Gerard de Villiers

South Africa
Rating

Tour: #314950, Masada, Dead Sea and the Judean Desert, Jerusalem, Israel    view tour
Date: Jun 26/19

5 out of 5 for a wonderful tour to the Dead Sea and Masada. Michel is a very knowledgeable guide with a humorous outlook on life. It was a very pleasant day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Gerard, Thank you sooo much for your warm and lovely feedback. Warm Shalom, Michel

Stephen Osmond

United Kingdom
Rating

Tour: #288217, One day Jerusalem and Bethlehem Tour, Jerusalem, Israel    view tour
Date: Jun 16/19

Michel was a great guide very knowledgeable and informative . We first went to a point which gave great views across the desert to Jordan and the West Bank . He then gave an overview of the history and geography of Jerusalem at Mount Carmel .We then went to Bethlehem with another tour guide Issa who was again very informative about the church of the nativity . Back to Jerusalem with Michel who explained the different areas of the city before moving on to the western wall and place of Christ's crucifixion

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you fo you’re quick feedback and wish you a wonderful stay in Israel:). Warm Shalom, Michel

Michael Belanger

Canada
Rating

Tour: #92971, JERUSALEM all highlights included!, Jerusalem, Israel    view tour
Date: May 31/19

We had a fantastic day with Michel touring the old city of Jerusalem. He knew how to expertly navigate the city to avoid the crowds, which allowed us to see many sites in the day that we had with him. Michel has impressive knowledge of the city and history, and his sense of humour added a lot to his stories and the information that he shared with us. We have already recommended Michel to a friend, we highly recommend him!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jennifer and Mike, Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback. Had a memorable day with you and just know that your French guide Veronique already reached me out. Bless you and looking forward to meet you again, Warm Shalom, Michel

Paul Sackos

United States
Rating

Tour: #92971, JERUSALEM all highlights included!, Jerusalem, Israel    view tour
Date: Apr 20/19

Michel is an outstanding guide. He made time on our six-hour tour of old Jerusalem fly by. It was full of sights, descriptions and explanations. He frequently uses humor and answers all questions. The itinerary for the Jerusalem All Highlights tour was as described on the website.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Paul, Thank you soooo much for your lovely feedback. Will be happy to see you again. Warm Shalom, Michel

Joerg Muchametow

Germany
Rating

Tour: #92971, JERUSALEM all highlights included!, Jerusalem, Israel    view tour
Date: Apr 17/19

Michel is a great guide and very knowledgable about history and present of Jerusalem and Israel. His explanations were exciting and well balanced with regards to the religious and political aspects. Michel is not listed as German speaking. I suggest to change this because his German is excellent. Michel, thank you for a great day in Jerusalem

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Joerg, Thank you for your lovely feedback! Enjoyed our tour so much and specially to practice my German. Warm Shalom, and hopefully see you again soo. Michel

David Ducarme

Belgium
Rating

Tour: #314951, Full day walking city tour of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel    view tour
Date: Apr 16/19

Michel is an exceptional guide, who knows Jerusalem so well, he can tell its past and current stories with the perfect blend of humour and accuracy. We've enjoyed the tour tremendously and would recommend it to anyone who wants to understand the complex mosaic of cultures, beliefs and half-acknowledged tolerances within this dense patch of human history. Thanks again!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear David, Thank you so much for your blessed review. Looking forward to see you and your lovely family in Jerusalem again:) Warm Shalom, Michel

L. Georgi Distefano

San Diego, CALIFORNIA, United States
Rating

Tour: #92971, JERUSALEM all highlights included!, Jerusalem, Israel    view tour
Date: Apr 15/19

Michel was the very best guide we used in Israel. He was very knowledgeable - and was able to navigate us thru Jerusalem during a very busy time. My partner had a health issue and Michel was sensitive and accommodating. He recognized that this was perhaps our last opportunity to visit his country and he did everything possible to make this a memorable experience. Thank you so much!

William Stafford

United States
Rating

Tour: #250359, Christian Heritage Tour of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel    view tour
Date: Apr 4/19

Richard Christman

Naples, FL, United States
Rating

Tour: #288217, One day Jerusalem and Bethlehem Tour, Jerusalem, Israel    view tour
Date: Apr 3/19

I would not have rated him a 5 star...if there would have been more stars above the 5. Michel arranged for a truly magnificent day in Jerusalem. Not only was he very knowledgeable, he used his great sense of humor to bring stories to life. Since Michel was not allowed to travel into Palestinian Bethlehem, he arranged for a Palestinian guide, George, to tour us there. George too was amazing....perhaps the most efficient guide we have ever had as we arrived late in the day...but got to see everything

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Richard, Thank you for your lovely feedback. Soooo much fun to tour with you. You have an unique sense of humor, I would rather pay you next time to enjoy your presence:). I am trying to get the email of George, god knows what reason but they dont passed it for the moment. Hopeful. Warm Shalom, Michel

Niels Borum

Denmark
Rating

Tour: #92971, JERUSALEM all highlights included!, Jerusalem, Israel    view tour
Date: Mar 23/19

Couldn't have wished for a better guide. Michel was simply outstanding, kind, very knowledgeable, a great storyteller and a real pleasure to spend time with.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Brigitte and Niels, Thank you soooo much for your wonderful feedback. I means a lot for me. I enjoyed you’re company. You’re a lovely couple, although I guide a lot of people I will miss you. Merci for inviting me for a coffee break and lunch. Farewell:) Warm Shalom, Michel

Sandra Herrera

Mexico
Rating

Tour: #254435, Multi day tour Israel, Jerusalem, Israel    view tour
Date: Dec 16/18

I was with Michael four days in Israel. He took us to Caesarean, Haifa, Akko, Rosh Ha, Masada, Dead Sea, Nazareth, Tiberias, Sea of ​​Galilee, Jordan River and Jerusalem. Michael is an incredible guide. It made our trip unforgettable. We learned a lot with him, he is very clear and funny in his explanations. always with good attitude and willing to help. Michael taught us a lot of history and culture in Israel in addition to sharing with us his personal story.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Oh dear family Herrera, Thank you for your lovely feedback, I miss you here!

Barbara Nicklin

United States
Rating

Tour: #314950, Masada, Dead Sea and the Judean Desert, Jerusalem, Israel    view tour
Date: Nov 23/18

This is a tremendous way to spend a day... from the views of Masada to floating in the Dead Sea and all the other wonderful experiences in between. Michel is like having a walking encyclopedia of history and politics at your side. We had so much fun touring with him and learned so much along the way. His humor is worth the tour alone. I highly recommend this tour. A truly life-changing experience.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Barbara, Waaaaw what a lovely feedback. I miss you guys over here. A successful cook needs good ingredients and you were so much more than that:) Miss you, Warm Shalom, Michel

Barbara Nicklin

United States
Rating

Tour: #251699, Jewish Heritage Tour of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel    view tour
Date: Nov 22/18

We wish we could give Michel more than 5 stars. An absolutely transformative day walking through the Old City. We had read and researched much about the Old City and the "hot spots" before we came, and Michel educated us on the facets of this wonderful city that will never appear on a wikipedia page or tour book. We loved the graphics he brought with him so you could really feel how the city had transformed over the millennia. He knows every nook and cranny of the glorious city. 100% awesome!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Barbara, Thank you so much for your awesome review. I was such a pleasure to tour with you and Jay. Your warm, friendly, generous and very knowledgeable. Waiting to meet you again, Warm Shalom, Michel

Patricia Lifrak

United States
Rating

Tour: #314951, Full day walking city tour of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel    view tour
Date: Nov 17/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Patricia, I do appreciate very much your very positive feedback. Whenever back in town:) lets meet. Warm Shalom,

Melissa Riley

United States
Rating

Tour: #395674, From Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Israel    view tour
Date: Nov 9/18

Michel was a fabulous guide and created an experience that was informational, witty and surpassed our expectations!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Melissa, Thanks you so much for your wonderful feedback. I enjoyed guiding you, was a real pleasure, hope to see you again. Warm Regards, Michel

Orsolya Foris

Hungary
Rating

Tour: #92971, JERUSALEM all highlights included!, Jerusalem, Israel    view tour
Date: Oct 28/18

Michel was very helpful and informative, even when we needed help before the tour, he gave us all information immediately. The tour was well organized and covered all sights in the old city. We recommend to choose him if you want to have a really great tour in Jerusalem

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Orsolya, thank you for your wonderful feedback. It was a pleasure touring with you.

Caron W. W.

Perry, GEORGIA, United States
Rating

Tour: #92971, JERUSALEM all highlights included!, Jerusalem, Israel    view tour
Date: Oct 26/18

Our group of four travelers had a wonderful tour with Michel. He was knowledgeable and engaging keeping each of us interested. He navigated the sites efficiently and we were able to cover them well while allowing each of us time in those sites of our individual interest. Using Michel as our guide allowed us to learn and see much more of Jerusalem than we would have experiencing it on our own.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for you’re lovely feedback. I hope that you continued enjoying the holy land. And it will be a pleasure to see you again. Warm Shalom, Michel


...