Jane KaplanUnited States
I was very hesitant to book a guide for the old city with a 8 and 9 year old, I was worried they would be bored. Etai was amazing, and kept my kids interested for the entire 6 hrs. He told them stories, kept them excited to learn more. He was very knowledgeable and the adults enjoyed the tour as well. I could not recommend him enough.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: What a wonderful family! Touring Jerusalem with you guys was fun. Rebecca and Mathew are great kids. I'm happy your parents could join too. You have a friend in Jerusalem!
Etai was an incredible tour guide. Insightful, interesting and incredibly engaging. We thoroughly appreciated having the opportunity to learn about Jerusalem the city and its cultures today and in particular was overwhelmed by Etai's kindness and the personal touches he added to our tour/day. Best ever tour we have had as a family. We highly recommend Etai as a guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Nadine. You have a wonderful family. It was such a pleasure with you guys today. First time I heard the stones of the Tower of David "speak" to anyone...
John ChytrausUnited States
Eatai was more than we could have asked for. I was a bit concerned what kind of guide we were going to get for one of the most important travel days in our lives. I read a lot of reviews and itineraries. He was the perfect host with a wealth of knowledge which made our experience perfect in every way. The stories he told us and his ability to provide perspective never lacked. I highly recommend him and you would be lucky to spend a day with him as were we. If you're looking for a guide, look no further
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear John and Joy, I appreciate your kind words and am so happy this was a good experience for you. I could tell how much this visit to Jerusalem meant to you both. Thank you for everything you taught me as well. Come back soon! Etai.
Jeff GoldbergUnited States
I chose Etai based on the great reviews he had, I can only say he exceeded all expectations and taught my wife and I for four days as much as he guided us. Our trip would not have been the same without Etai. I would give him 10 stars if I could.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jeff and Denise, Thank you so much for your kind words and great rating of me. I just want to say that the feeling is mutual. I feel like I made the best two friends and hope to meet again someday. Next year in Jerusalem! Etai.
Etai was an incredible guide. He is very knowledgable and most of all, very personable. He gave me an experience I will never forget. Thank you Etai! God bless and Shalom!. Stephen
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Stephen! The tour with you was more than talking about history, archeology and religion. I felt a personal connection, and I also learned a lot from your life experience as well. Take care my friend and Shalom!
Ward KarsonUnited States
Short review = 5 of 5. Etai is outstanding! Highly recommend! Install superlatives of your choice here. Long review = Met Etai at Jaffa Gate; immediately felt comfortable/connected. Etai's deep historic knowledge clearly presented his expertise in consumable way. Super friendly. Flexibility meant unscheduled City of David & underground tunnel tour. Toured Old City (all Quarters) & Tower of David. Explained everything. Ended w/ Bar Mitzvah customized by Etai for our son at Kotel. Amazing man! Recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for such a great review! (Short one and long one) I had such a great time with you guys. You have a wonderful family! Tuvi really did an excellent job at the Western Wall. I admire all that you're doing to pass this amazing heritage to your kids. That means a lot, and I'm honored to have been a part of this experience with you guys. I'm happy you got the blue and white Talit in the Old City. Next year in Jerusalem! Or at Romi's Bat Mitzvah...
David AmbroseWyoming, OH, United States
Etai was a wonderful guide for our family. He was flexible and knowledgeable about everything from historical and biblical facts to modern political goings on. We couldn't have asked for a better experience in Israel. I highly recommend him to anyone traveling to the holy land!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much! I had a great time with the Ambrose family. You guys are a true inspiration. I hope you keep up your unique way of education and caring, and hope to meet again someday.
David BucksSag Harbor, NEW YORK, United States
We enjoyed our tour of Jerusalem with Etai very much. He recognized very quickly what we wanted from the tour. He was a mind of information, knowledgable very courteous and polite. we highly recommend him as a tour guide. We do not hesitate to give him 5 stars.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you David! It was a pleasure spending the day with you and Natasha. I hope to see you again someday. Come back soon!
Michael GoldmanUnited States
The time we spent with Etai was some of the best time we spent over the course of a long vacation, if not the best. Etai is a kind, open soul whose understanding of the history and religions of the Old City runs deep. With him as our resource, our journey through the Old City became a spiritual as well as a physical one. He brought history to life for myself, my wife and our 9 year old daughter in a way we could not have imagined a guide could. I highly recommend Etai to anyone visiting Jerusalem.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow Michael! Thank you for such a nice review! It really touches me to know that I added to your experience in such a way. Thank you for your kind words that give me strength and inspiration for future tours. You are special people and I'm happy to have met you. Next year in Jerusalem!
Eli AlmogUnited States
This tour was one of the best experiences of my life!!! Etai was an extraordinary story teller with a wealth of deep historical knowledge. I cannot thank him enough for such a magical day, as we traveled back in time and through different cultures and religions. MAGNIFICENT !!! 18 million stars for this tour and Etai !!! Best Carrie May 19th 2019
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow. Thanks so much for this wonderful review. These are the kind of reviews that inspire me and fill me with motivation to keep on giving these tours. I hope we meet again!
Marleen P.United States
Etai is the best guide! He truly brought to life the history of Jerusalem, City of David, Hezekiah's Tunnel & surrounding area. My husband & I spent 6 hours touring with him & every moment was packed with interest & awe. He is very knowledgeable & provided answers to many questions we posed. He customized the tour to our interests in showing the sites & also in stories & information he shared. Both my husband & I came away excited for the day. Etai was an excellent choice. We couldn't have asked for more.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Marleen, You and Phil are very special people. I learned a lot and really enjoyed our day together. Thanks for your wonderful review. I hope to see you again someday. You have a friend in Jerusalem. Etai.
Allan RosenbergUnited States
Wow!!! Etai was amazing. He was a wealth of information and he steered our family to the sites we wanted to see and experience. He captured the excitement and the nuances of the Old City and he shared many personal stories that helped us understand the heartbeat of Jerusalem. My wife and I along with our 2 sons were so thankful for this incredible journey.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Allan. It was a great day together. I hope you are enjoying Independence day here. I look foward to our tour together to Masada and the Dead Sea next week!
Robert LarsonUnited States
He did a terrific job!! He is very personable and extremely knowledgeable!! He covered everything we asked regarding our tour and much more. We would not make another trip to Isreal without first contacting Etai! His efforts to make our day a success were impressive! Cannot be more positive about Etai! If you want a great tour I suggest you hire Etai!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Bob and Bobbie, It was so nice meeting you both and spending the day together. Thanks for your kind words and feedback. I'm happy we got in the sites that were important to you. I will remember that next time we still need to go to Yad Vashem, Holocaust Memorial. All the Best!
The tour with Etai was the best tour we've ever experienced - and we travel a lot! He made us immediately feel at ease and answered all our questions (we had lots of them). He gave us not only a wonderful overview of the past and the present of that magnificent city but also deep inside of the traditions and culture. As a guide, he has an immense knowledge of the different religions and historical facts. We can highly recommend a tour with him, as he as a local can give you so much more than any guidebook
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow Andreas! Thanks for your wonderful review! The day with the both of you left a memorable impression on me too. It's the people you meet along the way that make a difference, and I will look back fondly on our together. I hope we meet again someday.
Etai is a gem. He gave my parents and I a fantastic tour of the Old City, and made my parents' first visit inside the city walls - many years in coming - truly special. He told the history of the city in a way that made me understand things I hadn't before, and had poignant stories to illustrate each site and stop. He had informed answers for all of our questions on every subject from culture to restaurants and religion. Can't recommend him highly enough. If you want to be wowed, book Etai now!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm wowed! By your touching review Jessica. Thanks so much! I had a great day with you and your parents. Don't forget, you have a friend in Jerusalem. I would love to be in touch.
Jill HalpernUnited States
I cannot say enough positive things about the day we spent with Etai in Jerusalem. I can only say that I wish that we had more time to spend with him. He was the perfect combination of a knowledgeable tour guide and a nice person to share our day with. My daughters and I had all been to Jerusalem in the past, but Etai was able to present the incredible city with a bit of a different twist that we all found enjoyable and interesting. When we return, we will definitely book our time with Etai!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Jill. It was the best day with you three. You girls had such a positive energy it just "wore off" on me. I hope to see you again someday. In the meantime please tell Paige she can come over any time or contact me with anything else that we can help her with during her stay here. You have a friend in Jerusalem!
Tom LowUnited States
When I read the reviews on Etai, I thought they must have been fake because they were so overwhelmingly glowing. They were just too over the top positive on him to be believable. However, after going through the tour I figured out that every one of those incredible comments were true. Etai is that good. Very informative and great story teller. He knows his stuff.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Tom, Your response warmed my heart! I remember you mentioning something about that on our tour. I'm glad I lived up to the high expectations. You have a lovely family. Please send my warm regards to everyone. By the way, you guys need to come back to Jerusalem now. Plenty of warm days to make amends for the cold weather we had. Warm regards, Etai.
Etai exceeded our expectations! Not only was he able to really make us understand the history and interconnections of Jerusalem's old town, but in addition he is a most sensitive guide and can easily adjust to the group's needs. The day with him was our best day in Israel and is the reason why we hope to be back.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow! Yvonne, I'm flattered, and honored. I hope to see you guys again someday when you come back. It was fun taking two history students, and going more in depth with you guys. You are a wonderful family. All the best!
Chris van KampGermany
I highly recommend Etai due to his knowledge, interesting way of giving the information and flexibility to adapt to his listeners! We had a very good time with Etai today during the walking tour of Jerusalem and we are still impressed how much interesting information we received without being overburdened. His international experience in combination with his personal background added an interesting aspect. Thank you for you friendly nature and making the time in the cold definitely worth it!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Chris! It was a fun day with you three. I learned a lot from you guys as well, including a chocolate I thought was Israeli and was bought by Unilever. If you ever have an event to plan in Israel, or come back for any other reason, I would love to be in touch. Take care, and stay warm. =)
Rachel SagerUnited States
Etai was the best....knowledgeable, funny, engaging and an overall excellent tour guide and dude in general. Thanks for everything!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Rachel. Had a great time together!
Peter RooneyUnited States
Etai is the best guide we have ever encountered and that is saying a lot. His love for the city of Jerusalem and his inexhaustible knowledge of the land of Israel shines through on his tours. He knows every detail of the history and archeology of Jerusalem, including the history of the many many faiths that have roots in David's City. He is a natural born teacher and knows how to provide information in a form that visitors can understand and appreciate without being overwhelmed.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Peter! What a nice review. I really appreciate it and have to say that the feeling is mutual. Happy to have met you!
Vincent van den BroekNetherlands
Dear Etai, Your 6 hour guiding has made our travel to Jerusalem worth everything. Your expertise, laughter, but most important, your respect towards all religions has been amazing. Your stories were great and detailed and we felt fortunate to have you as our guide for Jerusalem. Open minded guide with the right energy. Absolute top guide! Kind regards, Vincent and Johan
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Vincent and Johan, You really moved me with your review and personal comment. You are two very special people and it makes me very happy that this special city got into the hearts of special people like you, especially at the Western Wall. Thank you for a great day together and for your kind words. Good luck with your business here with Tadiran/Amcor! I hope to see you again one day. Your friend in Jerusalem, Etai.
Etai is a great guide, we have a private walking tour of Jerusalem with him. He has incredible knowledge of history and its relation with every corner in Jerusalem. 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: Thanks! I really enjoyed our tour together.
Marion GreeneUnited States
Best tour guide ever to take you around Jerusalem. His knowledge and passion was remarkable. We loved him and would definitely recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks! I really enjoyed our tour together. Come back soon!
Etai is a wonderful enlightening guide who shares his passion and historical knowledge of Jerusalem with energy and enthusiasm. Our family were enormously moved through out our day together. He was also wonderful in shaping our tour and sourcing tickets for us to Ramparts Tour and adding tremendous value to the Tunnels tour (which would have been a let down without his guidance). Do not miss the opportunity to spend time with him 1-1.
Limor YedidUnited States
Just wanted to let you know that my family had an absolutely incredible tour today with Etai in Jerusalem. Etai was an amazing guide and I would highly recommend him to others and would definitely hire him again. Etai was very knowledgeable, helpful and kind. Thank you. ~Limor
Josef CoreshUnited States
Etai was just wonderful. He was flexible, deeply knowledgeable, upbeat and considerate. He is an experienced guide but still young and idealistic. He lived in the US so his English is fluent; he spoke Arabic with some vendors and is clearly liked. We covered the old city like I have never done before and I visited many times and lived there for a year. His explanation of >3,000 years of history was a pleasure for all three of us despite our different backgrounds and interests. Two thumbs up!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your wonderful feedback! It takes a good person to say so many good things about someone else. Much appreciated!!