The trip was amazing and all the arrangements went very smoothly. The pick ups were on time, all contractors were very professional, the guides were superb and related very well to the kids. Thanks so much for the foot massages for the girls, nice touch, they really appreciated it and the timing was perfect. Thank you for a wonderful experience for my family!
We had a marvelous time in Israel and Petra; it's difficult to describe in just a few sentences the scope of my impressions or my Dad's. From the historical perspective, the religious perspective and the political perspective Dad was thoroughly and constantly engaged. Yesterday, we were looking at photos and he said that it was a trip of a lifetime. Dad is well traveled so that says a lot.
Of course, the 'services' that you arranged for us throughout the journey were tremendous. We never had to wait, and every single person was waiting for us where they were supposed to be waiting and were always on time. The amount of detailed planning that went into our trip BY YOU is astonishing.
The guides who you chose were perfect. Here is a picture of us...I think it's my favorite one.
Thank you for planning such a wonderful trip for us!
We arrived home Wednesday evening after our fabulous two weeks in Israel. Ed and I want to thank you for making our first trip to Israel perfect!
Each part of the trip exceeded our expectations: airport arrangements, hotel accommodations with our welcoming gifts, and the touring plan for each day. Of course, our guide brought the entire trip together in the most expert way. He proved to be a tremendous source of information - both historical and local. He was able to add that special touch to each place we visited. I’m not sure that there are enough superlatives to describe how much he added to our first Israeli experience.
Our experience in Jordan was also wonderful. Again the hotel was lovely and in the perfect location for exploring Petra. Our guide and driver were excellent! We also enjoyed the evening at the Petra Kitchen.
Susan, we approached this trip with the idea that it would be our only visit to Israel, but we are now thinking that we will return. We thank you again for arranging this wonderful adventure.
It is difficult to find the right words to describe the 10 day Israel adventure that Susan created for us. Incredible, fantastic, breathtaking, delicious, educational, spiritual, and quite simply amazing are pretty good start. From start to finish, our trip was a whirlwind of sights and sounds and adventure and history. Susan was an amazing travel agent to make all of this possible for us. I was so comfortable with her expertise and knowledge of Israel as we begin to plan our trip. She was attentive and responsive in meeting all of my family‘s needs. I am blind and my father-in-law has Parkinson’s disease. Susan rose to the challenge, but exceeded our expectations and making sure that we were comfortable and could enjoy our trip without worry. In addition, we had a wide range in ages. Our trip included my husband and I and our two children, ages 13 and 19. And my in-laws traveled with us, as well. They are in their 70s. No small challenge to keep everyone happy however Susan helped me plan an experience that everyone in my family will remember forever.
Our tour guide excelled at providing balance history and facts with discussion and fun when he thought people might be getting overwhelmed. He connected with each one of us on a personal level and quickly became like one of the family as we spent a great deal of time together over the course of our trip. He seamlessly engaged and informed us as he transported us to our destinations on time; once again no small feat. He was a huge part of making our trip as wonderful as it was.
We stayed in three locations during our trip. Jerusalem, Tiberius, and Tel Aviv. All accommodations were wonderful. The hotel staff in every location were responsive and helpful. It was my impression that they go out of their way to take care of Susan‘s guests. The buffet breakfast in the morning lived up to every description I have heard. The food was very good and so varied that it would be impossible for anyone to go hungry! In fact, the food from the entire trip may be one of the very best things that we will all remember! It has ruined many items that just cannot be as fresh or as good as they are in Israel.
Thank you again Susan for all of your help with our trip. I feel so blessed to have worked with you and had this experience!
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.