Sachs Family

October 1st 2014

My wife and I just returned from a 12 day private tour through Shalom Tours. From the minute we contacted Shalom Stark to plan our trip to the time we arrived home everything was perfect. With the recent war in Israel, we debated canceling the trip. Thank goodness we went. Never felt any fear or anxiety. We felt at home. We were so welcomed by everyone. “Thank you for coming” 
Planning the trip was so easy. I called Shalom and he asked a few questions regarding what we were looking for. He mailed me an Itinerary within hours. We played with some minor issues and everything was set. The company kept us updated on issues in Israel prior to our arrival.

Everything went as planned. VIP arrival went so smoothly. From deplaning to the car in the airport took at most 15 minutes. Arrived at David Intercontinental in Tel Aviv Our room got upgraded. Great hotel and location. The following morning, we were met by our guide Shimon. Little did we know how fortunate we were to meet him. Spent the next 10 days with him. Spent 2 days in Tel aviv then worked our way up north . After touring many sites up the coast we arrived at Ramot Resort. Gorgeous Hotel. Spent the next 3 days touring the north. To both the Lebanon and Syrian border and many historic sites At each of the sites, Shimon linked the actual site to history and biblical relevance. We were building a puzzle to put much of the story together. After the North , we traveled down the east thru Judea-Someria Incredible sites. Arrived in Jerusalem on Friday afternoon at 3 pm in time to see the Old city from Mount of Olives then to the Shuk. Incredible before Shabbot. Checked into the Inbal Hotel Gorgeous hotel Great location. The next 6 days we spent time in the old city, West Jerusalem Judea-Someria and down as far south as Masada/ Dead Sea. 

During our trip We got 3 calls from Shalom to make sure all was meeting our expectations. We had his cell number told to call 24/7 if any questions arose. You don’t get this personal touch from many tour companies. Too bad I can’t rank Shalom Tours and Shimon with 6 stars!!

Would Highly recommend this tour company especially for first timers to Israel