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Wonderful Trip to Israel

January 19th 2020

Shalom Israel Tours met and exceeded my hopes and expectations! Everything they said they would do, was done! Sagi, our tour guide, was absolutely wonderful! He was knowledgeable, friendly, and genuinely interested in making sure our group was having the best experience possible. He was sensitive to the needs of our group. He did many […]

Flawless tour of Israel!

January 19th 2020

Took the 13-day Jewish Heritage Israel Tour in late November 2019. From the timely and precise answers provided by Shalom prior to booking the tour, to the delivery as we arrived in Israel and through the end of the tour I give the entire experience a superlative grade. This was one of the top vacations […]

Great Family Private Tour

January 19th 2020

Shalom Tours was recommended to us as a company who could work with a group that was multi-religiosity, multi level of Israel experience and multi-aged. Shalom Israel Tours was all of that due to great planning and to our tour guide Daniel. Further, with a December trip the weather was quite variable and Daniel and […]

Trip of a lifetime!

January 19th 2020

We just got back from 12 days in Israel. We planned our tour with Shalom about a year ago, and we could not have asked for a more enriching experience. We traveled with our teenage boys and both sets of our parents. Most of of us “first timers to Israel”. We had my sons bar […]

Lifetime Memories Created

January 19th 2020

We recently returned from a 12 day Jewish Heritage Tour with Shalom Israel Tours. I must admit I am a skeptic of organized tours as I prefer to plan things on my own but I have no regrets after spending 12 says in Israel on this tour, From booking, to meeting my transport at the […]

Excellent!

August 14th 2019

My wife and I just returned from the 15 Day Jewish Heritage Tour with Shalom Israel Tours. We have traveled fairly extensively over the years but this trip will rate as one of the best we have ever been on. We researched various companies before booking with Shalom because their itinerary was very extensive. From […]

5 Military Memorial Sites Across Israel

June 24th 2019

For a relatively young country, the State of Israel has seen its fair share of conflict. It is therefore not surprising there are numerous military memorial sites across the nation. From the fight for independence in 1948 to the modern era of terrorism, there are many poignant yet proud memorials to Israel’s war dead. When […]

Amazing Things to See in the Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem

June 17th 2019

The Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem is one of four quarters within the walled Old City. It’s been the near-continuous home of Jews for thousands of years and contains dozens of synagogues and other significant attractions of historical and cultural importance. Up to two thousand people (mainly religiously observant Jews) live in the Jewish Quarter and […]

5 Art Museums to Enjoy When Visiting Israel

June 10th 2019

Love art? There’s art galore to be enjoyed in the museums of Israel and its variety is breathtaking. From handmade Judaica crafts and old religious artworks to world renowned modern paintings and sculptures, and so much in-between, there’s something for everyone who appreciates beauty. There are art museums and galleries in most cities throughout the […]

The Absolute Very Best!

June 2nd 2019

Second Israel trip booked with Shalom Stark. Tel Aviv, Eilat, Jordan, back to Tel Aviv to Sea of Galilee and then to Jerusalem. He takes care of every detail no matter how small and takes safety seriously. If you are traveling to Israel you need to use this tour company.

Friendly, Professional, Responsive

June 2nd 2019

My wife, two other couples and I began planning 10 months prior to the trip. Extensive research and several recommendations led us to Shalom. We wanted a private tour for the 6 of us with a guide and van. We had a good idea of what we wanted to see and which hotels we wanted. […]

Perfect in every way

June 2nd 2019

If you’re looking for a tour that is “just right” in length and itinerary, with all the key sites and sights, the 10-day Jewish Heritage Tour will be ideal. Even with all the great reviews Shalom Israel Tours receives, we were a bit skeptical. Believe me … IT REALLY IS SENSATIONAL. From the accommodations to […]

Amazing, Informative Tour

June 2nd 2019

Just finished our first visit to Israel, using Shalom Israel Tours as our tour operator. What a top-notch outfit! Shalom Stark, owner, is a great communicator and his prompt responses pre-and during the trip anticipated our questions and managed our expectations throughout. We had the most amazing guide, Meni Tabari, whose enthusiasm, knowledge and descriptions […]

Excellent Customer Service!

June 2nd 2019

From the moment I contacted Shalom Israel for information on booking our 10 day Jewish Heritage tour we were taken care of with excellent service. Shalom patiently answered all of my questions before we signed on, helped us add extra days at the end of our trip and provided tons of helpful information that made […]

5 Beautiful National Parks in the Tiberias Region of Israel

May 1st 2019

Tiberias is an ancient city located on the western shore of the Sea of Galilee (known locally as the Kinneret). The surrounding region contains some of the most beautiful natural parks within northern Israel, most of which include notable sites of historical and cultural importance. The city of Tiberias is one of the four holy […]

5 Significant Synagogues to Visit When Touring Israel

April 25th 2019

It’s hard to know how many synagogues there are in Israel but estimates put the figure at over 10,000. With Israel being the homeland of the Jewish people and with a rich history dating back many thousands of years, it’s no surprise there are some very significant synagogues to visit when touring the Holy Land. […]

6 Places in Jerusalem to Take Your Kid Before Their Bar/Bat Mitzvah

April 17th 2019

A Bar Mitzvah or a Bat Mitzvah is a momentous occasion for any Jewish family, marking the joyous milestone when a Jewish child has all the rights and obligations of a Jewish adult. Before such an important event, it’s vital the boy or girl understands their new status as well as the meanings behind the […]

5 Must-See UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Israel

April 11th 2019

When it comes to stamps of approval for a location, a UNESCO World Heritage Site status doesn’t come much bigger. In Israel there are 9 such landmark sites and each one is a testament to the history, peoples, and diverse natural beauty of this ancient land. When visiting Israel, it’s well worth taking time to […]

5 Beautiful Winery Tours Near Jerusalem

April 7th 2019

If you’re a wine lover and you’re visiting Jerusalem any time soon, then a small detour to one of the region’s wineries might be in order. There are several winery tours near the Holy City which provide wine connoisseurs with a taste of Israel’s flourishing wine industry. The beautiful vineyards in the Judean Hills, just […]

The Most Multicultural Cities in Israel

April 3rd 2019

Despite the unjust criticisms often leveled at Israel, the Jewish State is one of the most multicultural nations in the world. In numerous cities across the Holy Land you can find people from many different cultures, religions, and ethnicities, mingling and working together, generally in peace and fellowship. From the north to the south, you’ll […]

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