Kimmage Family

May 28th 2014

We just returned from a fabulous Shalom Israel 10-day tour of Jewish and Christian sites in Israel. My wife and I travel independently and this was our first tour with a group, so we were apprehensive. Now I would say there is no better way to see Israel and become familiar with the country, its peoples, its accomplishments, and its problems. Our group was small (15-18) and our guide, Elon Cohen, was incredibly knowledgeable, sharing and open with his thoughts, responsive to our questions and individual needs. The sites chosen to visit and the timing and pace made it an incredible experience. We are still reliving each moment and place and the tour has stimulated our interest in reading more history related to what we saw. Shalom Stark runs a first-class operation: the airport pick-ups were smooth and without glitches, the hotels were in terrific locations (Tel Aviv by the ocean and an easy walk to Jerusalem’s Old City) and had breakfasts not to be believed. We were touched by the Sabbath tray of goodies and, in general, felt well taken care of compared to stories we heard from others on different tours. Can’t recommend this tour highly enough.