During a January person-to- person meeting at her Coral Gables, FL office, I requested Susan arrange visits to cultural institutions, markets and historical sites where I’d meet, engage and discuss with local guides their passion for place, career, family and nation.
From the beginning, Susan and her staff, engaged my curiosity, replied to all inquiries in a timely manner, took initiative (suggesting additional sites or places of aesthetic, cultural, and/or historic interest) and were accommodating and flexible in their planning as they set about attaining realistic goals and expectations while keeping me apprised during the process of designing a solo tour.
Susan was professional, diligent, honest and willing to go more than the extra mile to insure my comfort and safety while making sure that my interests were met as she prepared a detailed, creative, and wholly individualized itinerary.
The private guides selected were English fluent, engaging, proud citizens of their respective communities and, of course, Israel. Each guide demonstrated a willingness to share and explain the uniqueness of customs, traditions, various aspects of Israeli arts, architecture, cultures, culinary cuisines, biblical history, and Israeli pre-statehood and contemporary history. All were personable and professional, and maintained high standards for safety while traveling.
As an experienced solo traveler, I offer an emphatic endorsement for Susan Weissberg and Wyllys Travel and will truly look forward to asking Susan to assist in planning another transformative travel experience to Israel.