Love Letters - Israeli Tour

Love Letters

Lior,
Thank you so much for a fabulous tour of Israel.
Your knowledge and amazing energy made our trip so good, we will never forget it.
Good luck to you and your family . appreciate all you did for us.
Regards, Padval family
August 2014


 

My entire family would like to thank you for a trip of a lifetime.

From our first contact to arriving home, it was perfect. I contacted 4 guides while planning our trip. I sent the same information and requests to each guide. Guy was the only one who listened and really created a custom trip for us. It seemed the others had a template and fit us into their itinerary. We had some special needs and requests. With Lior as our guide, everyone’s needs were met. We all agreed that the favorite part of the trip was our guide Lior!
All planning went smoothly. Moran happily made adjustments to every request, answered every question, found the best accommodations to meet our needs, picked great sites to see, and created the best route per our schedule. Their English is flawless and communication skills very professional. I was extremely impressed when one kibbutz was overbooked and they personally went to a nicer kibbutz and booked us a better room at no additional charge. This speaks highly of the reputation of their company. The office staff were always available by text and phone to answer any question at any time of day. I felt we had our own personal concierge while we were in Israel.
Back to Lior—we cannot stop talking about him to everyone who asks us about our trip. We were in Israel for 14 days and he was with us for 10 days. A guide will make or break your trip. I wish I could be brief but there is so much to say. His knowledge of history can rival any professor! It does not matter the topic, age, religion, era, or relevance—Lior is an expert. The way he tied everything together at each place we visited was very significant. His delivery and demeanor deserves special recognition. He is extremely humble, modest, cool and composed.
It was a trip of a lifetime. Lior is worth his weight in gold and this experience was worth the additional premium one pays for a private tour. It would have been a much different trip if we had tried to navigate and make all the arrangements on our own or joined a large tour group. The value of having a custom itinerary, being driven right up to the entrance and best parking spot, an intelligent and caring guide, no concern about planning or safety, private touring within parks, museums and attractions, feeling special and endless possibilities is priceless.
We highly recommend Shkedia Tours and Lior as your private guide. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or personal recommendations.

-Esther, Irwin, Rochelle, Allison and Jonathon
May 2013 USA.


We are back and settling in after our amazing trip to Israel. We all had a great time and cannot thank you enough for all the care you put into making our trip so interesting, fun, and educational. We have talked about it non-stop since returning.
Liz and Michael Waldman
Brooklyn NY Aug 2012


Hi Lior

I would just like to take this opportunity to thank you for an amazing tour and time that we had with you. A truly life changing experience. I fell in love with Israel and the people of Israel. My life will never be the same and hope to visit Israel later this year again. Where ever I go I talk about Israel and especially Jerusalem and encourage all who I speak to, to make it a priority to vist the Holy Land before considering visiting any other place in the world.

Regards

Ben & Ingrid de Villiers
Klerksdorp – South Africa
Retha Mcpherson Tour Group in November 2012


Shalom from Johannesburg – South Africa!

I had the privileged to be part of the Retah McPherson group on the recent trip to Israel at the end of November 2011 and was absolutely thrilled to discover what a wonderful country Israel is! The trip not only opened my eyes to the geography of the country, its rich political history, but also to the amazing people and nation that you are. More than all the sites we visited, was the wonderful manner in which Lior and Gidi shared not only knowledgeable stories about the places, but also opened their hearts to give us a glimpse of everyday life in Israel. Personally I came not knowing what to expect, but fell in love with both the country and its amazing people. Thank you to you and your company for making our trip so memorable with the many thoughtful ways and special places we visited – which I don’t believe we would have had the opportunity to see and experience on any other trip to Israel.

Thank you to Boaz, Lior, Gidi, Amnon (our Jeep driver), and our other bus driver for receiving us with open, compassionate hearts and for their wonderful hospitality.

Peace be upon Israel,
Shalom from South Africa


Dear Lior.

The entire A….. family thanks you and wants to let you know how much we appreciate you, your warmth, your humor, and your skill in making this entire journey a fabulous and unique experience.

This trip has transformed our lives and our perceptions of the land and the people of Israel.

Todah Rabbah
Jerry, Sandi, Sanford, Mike, Kathy, Ben, Kami – Des 2011.


Moran and Lior,

First of all let me say how much we all truly enjoyed our 10 day tour with you. All of us, from us “oldsters” to all of the grandkids, had a marvelous and most memorable time. We enjoyed the “fun” parts as well as the educational parts of our journey and came away with a great and wonderful feeling for both the country and the people of Israel. My sincere THANKS.
Allan Kramer – Dec 2011.


Dear Moran,

 

I just wanted to send an e-mail to thank you and the team for organizing a wonderful tour for us. The feedback we received from the people were all so positive. We really appreciate all you did!! You definitely achieved your goal… For me personally it was one AMAZING tour… I actually don’t have words. My heart is just so thankful. In my heart I already miss it all! Next year in Jerusalem… Amen.

Judike Van Heerden (Retah McPherson Ministries) – Nov 2011.


 

Shalom from Johannesburg – South Africa!
I had the priviledge to be part of the Retah McPherson group on the recent trip to Israel at the end of November and was absolutely thrilled to discover what a wonderful country Israel is!
The trip not only opened my eyes to the geography of the country, its rich political history, but also to the amazing people and nation that you are. More than all the sites we visited, was the wonderful manner in which Leor and Gidi shared not only knowledgeable stories about the places, but also opened their hearts to give us a glimpse of everyday life in Israel.
Personally I came not knowing what to expect, but fell in love with both the country and its amazing people. Thank you to you and your company for making our trip so memorable with the many thoughtful ways and special places we visited – which I don’t believe we would have had the opportunity to see and experience on any other trip to Israel.

Tinus Nomaswazi – Nov 2011.
 


 

ATTENTION ISREALI TOURISTS
If you want to enjoy the trip of a lifetime then you have to do it with Lior.
I know because my family and I have just gotten back from a vacation in Israel
that turned out to be not only great fun, but a amazing journey through 3,000 years
of history. And we owe it all to Lior!!!
He certainly knew where everything. But this turned out to be just the icing on the cake.
To this he brought to us a rare combination of archaeologist and historian with extensive knowledge of all religious beliefs,
past and present.
But what impressed me most was Lior’s patience and flexibility.
I won’t take your time to discuss the literally hundreds of insights and experiences we
had during our eight days together (each of you will have your own experiences to relish
and relate), but i can tell you this, if you want the truly best time…go no further.

The Kops and Cohan Families – May 2011.



 

To whom this may concern,
My husband and I took a group of family and friends on a tour through Israel as part of our daughter’s wedding celebration. Lior and Moran, did an outstanding job in arranging and planning our tour. While Moran worked behind the scene, Lior led the group. Lior speaks perfect english spoken with a beautiful light Israeli accent and his extensive knowledge on so many different subjects made him a source if stimulation for us all. Futhermore his organizational skills, great personality and unbelievably calm temperament enables him to lead a group of different people and ages with ease. Everyone loved him! I have been to Israel many times but this time saw Israel as never before. I can honestly say that should I plan something like this again, I would check Lior’s availability before selecting my dates.

** Please feel free to contact me at 404 851 9451 or at michalow@bellsouth.net for any further information.

Best regards,
Robyn Michalow Atlanta, USA – June 2010.


 

Lior was our guide for our wedding tour through Israel.

He went out of his way to accomodate everyone’s individual needs and desires. Lior is the most amazing guide who introduced our group to Israel’s beauty and rich history. Full of energy everyday Lior greeted us smiling, as friendly as could be. For 12 hours straight he kept that smile, and somehow managed day after day to keep our huge group on perfect schedule… shuttling us on endless adventures through hidden waterfalls, hikes through caves & mountains, to light shows, museum tours, private concerts and picnics, to several seas and every beautiful area you could imagine. He did an outstanding job, and We would recommend him to anyone and would use him again. By the end of the tour our entire group was ready to leave the US and move next door to Lior.
Talitha & Noah Kauffman – June 2010.


We had an absolutely fantastic trip!!!


Israel is a marvelous and special place and we all had just the best time. Each one of us really enjoyed the trip so much. It was really a trip of a lifetime for each of us, and we are well traveled people. One of our favorite things was Lior! He was absolutely fantastic, in every way. He was very devoted to our group and answered endless questions for us. Just so professional and always seemed to know what to do, where to go, how to modify the day if we needed to, etc. I think it is his carma! He really made the trip for us. Lior’s knowledge depth and breadth were impressive and endless. I can’t say enough great things about him. We had just the best time. I know if we did one of those big tours my husband would not have enjoyed it at all and our experience would have been a fraction of what it was.

Thanks again,

Carol cohan – may 2011.