Roberta and Howard Chernawsky

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

Crystal Cooper

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.

Crystal Cooper
Weston, FL

Jaci and Richard

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

Mark B.

Hi Sam,
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.

Marji G.

Our trip to Israel to celebrate my mother’s 80th birthday was amazing.  Gil Travel and Susan worked with me to put together a fantastic itinerary and everything was flawless.

There was so much learning, laughing and love during our 10 days.  We all can’t wait to go back and we would have Gil Travel and Susan plan our adventure again.  Thanks for putting together a wonderful trip.

Lori C.

Good Morning Samantha, We returned yesterday from our amazing trip to Israel. I just wanted to say thank you so much for everything you did to make this possible for us. I am so grateful to you and Gil Travel for all you did for us. Truly! You all went above and beyond to make sure our trip went smoothly and we appreciate it! More than you know.

Susan and Daniel

Good Morning Fred!

We are home and fine…..what an amazing journey!
Overall, the trip was simply amazing…..all travel arrangements/lodging/meals/excursions and Ariel Stolar beyond words…….really top of the line… every way.
Thank you……we would like to talk with you when you are available.
We kept a daily journal and have more than 600 photos!

Maria C.

Ya de regreso en Philly. Gracias mil por tu ayuda.   Mi viaje fue todo un éxito!  Baruch HaShem!

Nada T | Active Senior Israel Tour Spring 2017

The trip exceeded my expectations.  It was fantastic.  I loved Maier’s lectures and the way Sharon took care of every need.  I loved the places we visited and really want to go back in a year or two.  Everything was great.  Please let me know if Sharon will be taking a Gil trip somewhere.  I very well might consider joining.

Cathy and Issie S

Dear Susan and Ayelet,

Issie and I want to thank you for a wonderful trip. It more than exceeded our expectations.

Jacky Maayan was professional, knowledgeable, an all around gentleman, besides being a comedian!  The hotels were great (thanks again for the switch). An all around perfect experience.

We have been raving since we got home, in fact our friends Barry and Sue will be contacting you soon.

All The Best,