We recently returned from our son’s bar mitzvah tour and we already can’t wait to go back! Our tour guide Aharon knew every detail about Israel inside and out, and every local guide (from Yad Vashem to the Lebanese border to the Archaeological Dig) was just phenomenal. The hotels were great! Kfar Bloom on the kibbutz was on the more rustic side but still very cool. The Orient in Jerusalem was my favorite with THE most amazing breakfasts. To top it all off, we met such wonderful people on our tour. By the end of the trip the kids were all close friends (as were the adults!) For those bringing grandparents there are some things they will want to sit out (especially if you go in the summer when it can be extremely hot. Make sure they drink a lot of water!) I’d also suggest adding a few extra days in Tel Aviv to enjoy the city on your own. (The beaches and restaurants are incredible!) Thank you to Elite and Eliana at Peerless Travel for an experience our family will remember forever.
We returned from Israel on August 18th but I haven’t had a chance to contact you because I’ve been scrambling to catch up at work. I just wanted to thank you and Peerless for the wonderful trip that you organized. We all had a fantastic time. The trip was so well organized and full of fantastic experiences – some of which we expected, others which were very surprising. The Rabbi was great and the ceremony was beautiful. Special mention needs to go to our guide, who was phenomenal. Aharon was knowledgeable and funny. He truly made the trip memorable. I’d like to write a thank you to him as well. I was wondering if you had an email address for him or if you’d be able to forward a letter from me. Thanks again,
Absolutely perfect in EVERY way possible!! I went with my 2 grandchildren and we had a blast with the other families. The food and hotels were outstanding and the itinerary just right for both adults and kids. The Bar Mitzvah itself brought tears of pride in such a memorable venue, and the celebration felt like a real Bar Mitzvah party should be….So much fun and we all felt like one family. I highly recommend this tour, this company and the entire staff, if you are looking for a wonderful life changing experience , for all of you!
We recently returned from our family vacation in Israel. Our experience with our travel consultant Eliana Yakobovits couldn't have been better! All the way from the initial discussions, through to the detailed planning, and during the trip itself, Eli was incredibly professional, organized, knowledgeable, approachable and overall a true pleasure to deal with! I recommend Eli for anyone's travel to Israel and I look forward to our next trip there!
As we approach the halfway mark in our trip I wanted to reach out to thank you for the most amazing experience!! Everything has been spectacular so far. The hotels, the guide and driver, the itinerary and the people are amazing! We are all getting along so well, the kids have made instant friends and we are loving every second of this trip. Thank you!!
The tour was a great success and the experience was marvelous for our family. The daily visits and activities were enjoyable and educational for both the Bar/Bat Mitzvah kids and I believe for their families as well. The Bar/Bat Mitzvah ceremony was organized beautifully and having it on Masada added special importance. Aaron, our tour guide, was very professional and his knowledge of the Israeli history and country was excellent.
We just wanted to sincerely thank you and your colleagues for the trip of a lifetime. It was spiritual, meaningful, educational and just a ton of fun. Everything from the magnificent quality of our guide (Shmulik, about whom not enough can be said) to the first-rate accommodations and meals made this an awesome experience. We also shared the trip with a diverse and warm group of people that we now consider close friends. All in all, we couldn’t have asked for a better way to celebrate our son’s Bar Mitzvah. Thanks to you and your Team for your superb organizational skills and creativity in allowing us to see our Homeland in the best way possible. Sincerely,
Just wanted to express our family's appreciation for a terrific trip to Israel that you organized at Peerless for our grandson Harry Sahlit's Bar Mitzvah. It was a wonderful experience for all concerned. The Bar Mitzvah ceremony on Masada was very moving and the whole trip was most enjoyable. We had a great time! It was an unforgettable experience that we shall always remember. Best regards,
Eliana Yakabovitz planned our trip “par excellence”. Every day was filled with fun and interesting experiences for both my husband and me as well as our 13 year old grandson. She made arrangements for a terrific guide who saw to all our needs and was most knowledgeable about the places we visited. Although we have been to Israel many times, we always learn something new. This was the second trip we have done with Eliana and would not hesitate to have her help us us again.
We are home and I wanted to let you know we had a fabulous trip. The tours were great and so informative. I fell in love with Israel and of course I was so sad it took me so long to get there. The hotels were also wonderful. Our favourites were the Sheraton in Tel Aviv the Dan Carmel and David Citadel. In all cases the staff rooms and views were wonderful. Petra was a must see and a definite highlight. All around 5 stars for everything from Rooms to food to general experience we loved it! The transfers from one hotel to the next were seamless as were the flights and the assistance at the airport on our departing trip from Tel Aviv to Rome.Excellent job.
Thank you again for encouraging us to go on the trip. Our son Michael did indeed read from Exodus during the Bar Mitzvah & Bat Mitzvah cermony, which was most memorable, as was the entire trip. I wanted to underline to you that our guide Neil Eisenstadt was excellent (very informative, knowledgeable and friendly), and we thank you for this. Regards,
Just wanted to send a quick note to say that we had a great time touring Israel. Even though the itinerary was aggressive, and we would have liked to spend more time in places like Haifa and Tiberias, we realize that we can`t expect to see everything, in such a short time. Danny the guide, was personable and knowledgeable. Overall, a terrific trip. Regards
Thank you to Peerless, Yahaloma and all the Families who helped make this experience so wonderful!!! I have a digital mountain of video and photo files to help keep these memories close to my heart and am looking forward to sharing and in turn seeing all of your precious images. I believe that Shea Faigan was interested in hosting a file sharing site for this purpose and will leave that to him (He won the privilege in a scrabble game). Just a few pictures with this email, I will try to send a short video clip in a separate email. Cheers,
We recently booked our children’s Bar and Bat Mitzvah tour if Israel trip with Kathy at Peerless Travel. Wow, it was an incredible experience. Both my wife and I refer to the trip as being “perfect”, and we are generally hard to impress! From the organization and planing, to helping us with customizing add-ons to the main trip, to being available at a moments notice to answer any last minute questions we might have, Kathy and her team were more than helpful. As for the tour itself, it was a life changing event for the family – exactly what we had hoped for. While you can always try to book these things yourself, we found that the stress-free Peerless booked vacation was an unbeatable solution. I would definitely use Peerless again for an Israel trip or any other for that matter. Thanks for the great work!
I wanted to take a moment and thank you and Naomi for organizing our trip to Israel this July. My whole family and I unanimously agree that it was the most incredible trip we have ever taken! Israel is something to see. I can clearly see how one falls in love with the country and the people. We were so proud of what our nation could accomplish in such a short time. We experienced so much in 10 days. The archeological dig was amazing, the kids loved the camel and donkey rides, kayaking was thrilling, the moments at the wall were so moving, Masada was breathtaking at Dawn. There is so much to remember. Every day was amazing and we thoroughly enjoyed the entire trip. We laughed, we cried at times, it was quite emotional. Please accept my deepest thanks for helping us organize such an unforgettable trip. It will stay in all of our hearts forever. Warmest Regards,.
I wanted to spend a moment and thank you and Peerless for a trip of a lifetime! We had high hopes for our Bat Mitzvah trip to Israel and the trip exceeded our expectations. The itinerary was expertly put together and as we travelled the countryside we learned and appreciated different things about Israel. This all culminated in an inspiring Bat Mitzvah service atop Masada at sunrise. Our tour guide Shmulik was beyond fantastic and we would recommend this tour to anyone looking for a meaningful family Bat Mitzvah experience in our Holy Land (with great hotels and food to boot). Thanks again for everything and we will be sure to tell all our friends!
The food was outstanding, the hotels were great and our guide Smulich was so fantastic. Knowledgeable, thorough and so funny. This was my fifth trip to Israel and the first time for my children. I felt I was seeing the country again for the first time and this time I appreciated it so much more than when I first toured at the age of 17. I cannot say enough about how great everything was and I felt safe everywhere we went. I want to thank you for all your help and Peerless for planning a wonderful itinerary.
We had a wonderful time on our Israel Bar/Bat Mitzvah tour. The guide was extremely knowledgeable and managed to do so much with us in the short time we had together, very organized. If only the trip could have been longer :). We miss it already!