Hi Susan, We had a great week in Israel! Loved the Carlton Hotel on the Beach in Tel Aviv! Discovered our new favorite hummus place, Kaspi on the corner of Orlozorov. Made it to Nachalat Binyamin for the first time…lots of great finds there! In Jerusalem, we found a Beitar Yerushalayim jersey for our son right at the entrance to Machane Yehuda. First time there for both of us. Spent way too much at the Pereg spice/nut shop, swayed by a lovely older gentleman who plied us with lots of delicious samples! And we lucked out with the weather too! All in all, a success. Thanks for your help in planning. And by the way, El Al’s new 787 Dream planes were a great enhancement!
Donna, Just returned yesterday from our JCRC of SNJ Faith Leaders Mission…it was fabulous! EVERYONE had the most incredibly experience and the itinerary and all the attention to detail in terms of registration, etc. was appreciated by all. Look forward to continuing to work with you in the years ahead. David
Thank you, Luca, for going Above and Beyond on this trip. We hope to travel with you once again in the future – Ilan K
You guys did a fantastic job and I greatly appreciate it. Luca was great, He was very understanding and respectful of the religious views of the Orthodox Jews on the trip. Thank you again for making a historic trip. i greatly appreciate all the hard work you guys did – Marc P.
Just returned from Guatemala and Jewish Leaders Mission. It was excellent. Luca was excellent and exceptional. He took great care of the group and were a credit to Gil. Kol HaKavod! Best regards – Elliot K
The significance of your child’s Bar/ Bat Mitzvah is immeasurable. This time in your family’s life is one that you all want to treasure and experience together for as long as possible. It also serves as a time to reinforce your culture, your Judaism, your Zionism, and your connectedness to Israel. This is the moment to show who you are, to illuminate your values, and to imbibe your family and friends with a love of Israel and the experience of a lifetime. Gil Tours can create that for you.” – Julie C.
Can’t tell you how much we enjoyed the trip. The guides, Gadi and Elizabeth could not be beat. They worked so hard to make sure we were comfortable and taken care of well. Their knowledge expanded our grasp of the land, the people and our history. We were so fortunate to team up with a great group of people. The camaraderie we had made each day a joy.
This trip went beyond our expectations and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to anyone or to use Gil Travel again.
Roberta and Howard Chernawsky
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to experience the “Trip of a Lifetime!” Everything and everyone exceeded my highest expectations!I don’t know how you managed to put together such a cohesive group of people without ever having met us. From the moment we greeted each other at the airport in Newark, we became a family. The tour itinerary was well-organized, extensive and varied. Our tour guide, Gadi was extremely knowledgeable and shared his knowledge with enthusiasm and humor. Last, but not least, Moti, our driver, kept us safe and comfortable.
Richard and I wanted to let you know how amazing our recent trip to Israel was. The Jewish Heritage tour was defiantly the perfect trip for us and our friends and I truly cannot think of one thing that was amiss. Personal highlights for me included swimming in the Dead Sea (and the sulfur pool at the Dead Sea resort), visiting Masada and seeing the vast ruins on top of the mountain, as well as spending the day at the beautiful resort city of Eilat. Visiting these three places were a life long desire for me.
I also want to mention Timna Park in the Negev Desert. It was spectacular and it was strange and unusual being in a place with absolutely no sound. But it was Yehiel Lavi, the guide you hand picked for us who made the entire tour so special and meaningful. He is a fount of information and truly could speak on any topic whether it was history, culture, food, political atmosphere or religion. All of us valued his broad knowledge and the way he imparted information to us. His personal tour style allowed us to feel a special connection to Israel, it’s people, and our shared Jewish heritage.
It truly was a trip of a lifetime.
Jaci and Richard
First of all, from Betsy and I, thank you so much for everything. You all did a remarkable job- thoughtful, responsive, thorough, joyful. It truly was the experience of a lifetime and would not have been without you and your team.