April 12th 2017
We just completed a phenomenal two-week tour designed by Shalom Stark (Shalom Israel Tours) and guided by Eli Dabi. Last year I sent several agencies a list of sites/activities in Israel and asked them to create an itinerary for my three-generational family. Shalom responded within a few days and was the ONLY agent who seemed to have read my email. I received the stock 12-day tour from all the others. Shalom took into consideration our ages, our wishes, and our need to have active time for our grandchildren. He answered all questions within a day or two and was willing to make changes and fulfill any requests. While in Israel, he checked in with us to make sure that everything was going well and was in contact with our guide throughout our visit.
Eli Dabi is an incredibly nice man and very knowledgeable. I’m sure that there are many guides with those qualities. What sets Eli apart is his passion for Israel, his sharing of Israeli customs, his sharing of personal details, and his wonderful sense of humor. On most days, he showed us sites beyond our scheduled itinerary. He was willing to spend long days with us and never made us feel he was rushing to end the day. We developed a feeling for the land and a very good sense of Israel’s borders. After our last stop, we talked to our family and ended with playing Hatikvah. Our 12-year-old grandson removed his cap and placed his hand on his heart. Thanks to Eli for instilling us with his own passion.
Whether you are booking a tour or creating a private journey, please contact Shalom Stark and please request Eli as your guide. You will have an unbelievable experience that will enrich your life. And you will return home with indelible memories of Israel and a yearning to return.