It's a trip we'll remember for years!
We are home safe from Israel and had the most amazing trip! Thank you so much for all the fantastic arrangements you made and for helping us out whenever we needed it. I loved getting to our hotel and having the notes/welcome chocolates (the kids definitely loved the chocolate!) and the hotels were fantastic. We also really enjoyed our guide Nimrod whose knowledge is extensive and who is just really fun to hang out with.
It's a trip we'll remember for years!
There are angels among us. Susan Weissberg of Wyllys Professional Travel is proof. Many travels over my 73 years with other agents has allowed me the opportunity to compare and unequivocally recommend Susan. Having held a bar mitzvah at Masada in 1983, and visited Israel several times thereafter, we decided to try the best travel agent specializing in Israel as voted by no less a magazine than Conde Nast Traveler. Susan Weissberg was so very thoughtful, knowledgeable, insightful, thorough, and enthusiastic in our desires and goals. She fine-tuned our trip to be informative, religiously significant and universally relevant in scope, history, archeology, culturally diverse, fun and very adventurous. Her vast experience and superb taste from a fantastic guide, Yuvel, to lodgings, transfers, events, personalized cooking/market days with a chef and foodie expert, snorkeling, rafting, Dead Sea floating and wonderful resort, Jerusalem in its glory and magnificent soul, northward into Galilee, Tsfat, caves, digs, grottos, Bahai Gardens, Jaffa, Caeseria, etc. were all beyond imagination.
A final most important example of angel status was the tour guide Susan personally selected for our vast and varied interests. Yuvel was our angel in chief. As such, he fulfilled every wish of our heart, often intuitively. A true Guide nurturing understanding, insights, perspectives, philosophy, nature, geology, ancient history, Torah/Bible, and fun fun, fun. Simply the best person who happens to revel in his chosen profession as a tour guide. None better without fear of contradiction.
This trip was a heart and soul delight. Extraordinary!!! Susan and Yuvel, blessings.
We wanted to thank you once again for the most amazing trip you arranged for Lily's Bat Mitzvah journey to Israel. We thought nothing could top Zack’s Bar Mitzvah trip that you planned for us, but this was even better. I think it was due to the fact we had more people, which definitely made the trip more fun. Everything was absolutely perfect, especially our guide...he is beyond amazing. Everyone connected with him and loved him- ages 4-68! No one wanted to leave! I can’t say THANK YOU enough for helping to create these lifetime memories!
Trip has been a once in a lifetime experience. Cannot thank you enough for your time, organization and patience in putting ALL of this together. The hotels have been wonderful and the little added touches such as the cards, wine, fruit, cake and foot massages made it that much better. Keep doing what you do ... truly has been a memorable journey.
Said goodbye to our guide who is the most humble and knowledgeable person I have ever encountered. What a gem...he truly made this experience what it was for us and I can't say enough about him.
Many, many thanks; one experience has truly been better than the next!
What a fabulous first day you planned for us in Israel! We loved our cooking adventure with Sevim--we enjoyed our walk and her introducing us to some of her favorite spots. Lori and I both stocked up on Israeli spices; the food and group preparation was so much fun and we all learned a lot. We love the hotel you chose for us; it's very special and everyone has been wonderful and so welcoming.
How special that you to treated us to the amazing foot massage with Rony. She was really lovely and the foot massage helped to relax and soothe our feet after so much traveling & walking. We are so appreciative of your generosity in treating us in this special way.
We can’t thank you enough for helping to create an amazing first Israeli experience. We were very sad to say goodbye to Eilon yesterday- We all fell in love with him and felt like he helped our time here feel intimate, rich, safe and so much fun! Everywhere we went he had another story for us and people told us how fortunate we were to have him as our guide. I know I speak for all of us in thanking you for taking such good care of us.
Alan and I thank you for arranging an outstanding 12 day private tour to Israel. Our tour went so smoothly, without any glitches; our hotel selections were wonderful: The David Citadel in Jerusalem, Kfar Blum in the Galilee, and the Carlton, in Tel Aviv. Our accommodations were all upgraded, our dinner reservations, flawlessly arranged, as were our airline tickets. We couldn’t have asked for anything more.
We had the pleasure of experiencing the outstanding services of Israel Garfinkel as our tour guide. His comprehensive knowledge and attitude were impressive. He was always ready to serve the needs and wishes of my husband and myself, providing long lasting and positive memories of our trip to Israel. And, he’s a great driver, as well!
We thank you, Susan, for providing such an excellent guide.
Our Ethiopian experience was more than we hoped for, with not only an incredible story of a brave young woman, but tastes of a wonderful Ethiopian lunch, as well. Our jeep tour in the Golan Heights was so informative; Eitan was enthusiastic, and we always felt safe.
The day at the Dead Sea was rainy, but we experienced a wonderful few hours in the pool and spa.
Spending time with the brave and dedicated soldiers was truly a highlight; inspirational and very emotional.
We wouldn’t hesitate to use you again, Susan. We think you’re an amazing travel consultant who leaves no stone unturned.
And, hopefully we will have a return trip to Israel, and be able to experience Mr Garfinkel’s services, once again.
Just wanted to thank you for making our family trip to Israel so enjoyable. We loved everything about it.
The itinerary you created for us was INCREDIBLE and there was something for everyone to enjoy each day. Of course we loved our guide; he is charming and knowledgeable and so great to be with.
Israel is a fascinating place to visit and YOU made it even more so for us. My highlight was the private bike trip you arranged for us in Tel Aviv; I just loved sharing this with my family and of course the B'nai Mitzvah in Jerusalem could not have been more perfect.
Thank you for doing such a great job with the planning of this special journey; I was just a happy tourist seeing all that Israel has to offer.
The trip was amazing! Israel is so beautiful and vibrant and seeing it through the eyes of those who live there was truly memorable. Our guide was an outstanding raconteur and history teacher--we loved spending time with him. Our jeep guides Eitan, Yaya and Claudio gave us a unique perspective we could not have gotten on a group tour. Our culinary guide Didi, helped us shop and prepare a delicious meal.
Thank you for all of your little treats along the way (Jeffrey appreciated the lovely foot massage) and making our two weeks in Israel a trip to remember.
Just a little note to thank you for the marvelous trip you arranged for us to Israel and Jordan. It was a perfect combination of history, culture, beauty, adventure and great fun. We were so excited to go and as a photographer I was so interested in seeing what Israel was and is today. It satisfied in every way.
We can’t say enough about our guide. Every day that we were with him was an adventure. His knowledge of Israel and the Middle East, it’s history, people, politics was boundless. We felt that he was totally in the moment with us, watched over us, shared his great stories, made us laugh and cared so much. Mostly, he is an incredible human being and his humanity, value of family and the joy he has in his work and country inspired us. We feel as if we have made a friend for life.
It would be impossible to pick our favorite day. Jerusalem, Massada, the Dead Sea Tiberius, Safed, our visit to the kibbutz, jeep ride, Golan and the borders, Tel Aviv, Mitzpe Ramon etc, etc, as well as our magical time in Jordan—how can you choose! It was all perfect.
Most importantly, it was the care and insight with the planning that made the difference. I felt as if you got to know us so well although we have never met face to face (hopefully that will change). The hotels were just to our taste as well as the special art tours, the meeting with wonderful Hava (and hearing about her extraordinary life and courage), all the guides and artists we met and the feeling that you were looking out for us from across the sea—all were exceptional.
It’s been a month since we have been home but it still feels as if we are there—and that is incredibly special. With all the traveling we have done, I don’t think I have ever felt so emotionally attached to a place as I do to Israel. We really can’t wait to go back.
So thank you, thank you, thank you.
Just wanted to write a quick note to thank you for the arrangements on the trip and for the little extras (foot massage for Jami, mud packs, etc.). It was such a wonderful trip and a truly special experience for the kids. You were quite right about Lior. He was more than we could have hoped for in a guide. All in all, it was amongst our best vacations ever. So, thank you very much!