Ellen W.

Ilana, thank you for a trip that exceeded my expectations in every way. You and your Gil Travel colleagues were so helpful and efficient, from my very first inquiry to your onsite coordination. The communication and assistance from you, Susan, Fred, and Ariel, with every aspect and question, was wonderful and greatly appreciated. Once in Israel, there are not enough words to describe this amazing experience! Julia, our tour guide, was beyond outstanding: her knowledge is encyclopedic, and her site selection and leadership for our tours was excellent. Our bus driver also deserves a shout-out, as his service was seamless. In Jerusalem, the Tel Aviv University archaeology team (particularly Dr. Yuval Gadot, Chananya Rothner, and Ricki) went over and above to make our volunteer archaeological week SPECTACULAR—from their welcome and guidance on the Givati excavation site, to the unexpected lectures and tours (a real bonus)—I felt like I received a year of the highest quality college coursework in just a few days. It was such a privilege and honor to learn from them and work alongside this prestigious University team. Everyone at Givati was incredibly generous with their time and consideration, I cannot thank them enough! In Haifa and Jerusalem, our hotels were comfortable and ideally located, making it easy to explore independently when time allowed. Together, Gil Travel and VFI created a once-in-a-lifetime experience that I will never forget and look forward to reliving on a future trip. Thanks again to you, Gil Travel, VFI, Julia, Dr. Gadot, Chananya, and Ricki for coordinating an exceptional experience. It was a truly remarkable trip!

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