Cotton Family

July 11th 2013

My wife and I just returned from a 10 day private tour arranged by Shalom Israel Tours. Since ts was our first time in Israel, and not knowing exactly what to do and see, we used the basic tour which we modified for our interests. Shalom Stark was very responsive to all of our many e-mail and phone requests, at all hours of the day.Upon arriving at Tel Aviv we were given the VIP treatment expedited through the airport, passport control and baggage. Since our bags were still at the airport in NY, our efficient guide took care of all of the baggage claim paperwork. We were taken to the exit where a driver was waiting to take us to our hotel in Jerusalem. Upon checking in at the hotel, we heard from Shalom that the bags would be on the next flight out. Wow…what service. 

The next day we met our guide Shimon who took the best care of us for the next 6 days, explaining the history and philosophy connected with the areas. He was most informative and interesting with a good sense of humor and we were delighted to have him as our leader. Shalom had arranged for reservations at the upgraded hotels, sites and shows that we wanted so we never had to wait on lines which made the entire tour easy and most interesting.

We would recommend Shalom Israel Tours to anyone who is planning a visit to Israel and also using Shimon for the classical details of the history and people of the land. They are the best.