Eilon was a spectacular guide. He is very well versed in the history and geopolitical situation of Israel. He had great stories and seemed to know EVERYONE! Everywhere we went, Elion spoke to people on the street, in the shops, in the cafés and restaurants and everyone had a story to tell us about Eilon. We felt very safe and comfortable with him.
All of our activities enhanced our understanding and/or enjoyment of Israeli history and culture. It was enriching to visit a kibbutz, have a Kabala lesson, make lakuch, visit the Golan Heights, swim in the Dead Sea, etc., etc. Of course, our private tour of Yad Vashem was, for me, the most moving and meaningful event.
Our days were full, but not so full as to be exhausting. We especially appreciated the special "meet and greet" service at the airport. We were whisked through immigration upon arrival, as you had indicated we would be. If not for our "greeter" assisting us in the departure from Ben Gurion, we would probably still be in the line!
I have not stopped talking about the Israel experiences since I came home.
I have nothing but positive things to say about our trip, and I will be sure to recommend you to anyone interested in traveling to Israel.
Thanks again for making my first trip to Israel such a memorable one!