Deborah Christal Young
September 19, 2016
Jeff Katz is a phenomenal tour guide. His genuine enthusiasm for the country he knows and loves so well, is clearly evident. As a TV Reporter for Fox 5, I love current events and history and Jeff was equally knowledgeable in both areas. The day I spent with him, we toured the areas where Israel borders Syria and Lebanon. We sat on top of an old bunker as Jeff chatted with us. He was ready to answer every question, even using visuals to make the discussion more lively. If you visit Israel, you must contact Jeff. He made my trip come alive. I also enjoyed his easy going nature. I'd highly recommend Jeff Katz tours.
September 2, 2016
We started talking to Jeff and planning our trip back in February/March 2016. We gave him our ideas & thoughts about what we really wanted to see & do and were tweaking the itinerary throughout based on Jeff's thorough knowledge of Israel and his wealth of experience as a guide. We had him as our guide for 6 days and he guided us with his humour/wit, knowledge & experience. We were in Israel for our son's Bar Mitzvah and we also had a 10-year old daughter who had her right arm in a cast...so we had to tweak the itinerary but that was no problem for Jeff! He was able to connect and engage with both kids who felt very comfortable with him from the beginning. As a result, they learned, asked him questions and retained a lot of information. We were able to see Israel as we never thought possible and see things, meet people (and Jeff knows a lot of people!) that we never would have on a large tour. We were able to personalize our tour and make it our own. It was our first time in Israel and will definitely not be our last thanks in part to Jeff's guiding! We will recommend him to anyone asking for advice on going to Israel and wanting the best experience possible! Thanks Jeff for the great experience in seeing beautiful Israel!
September 8, 2016
Jeff took a small group of us on a tour of the Northern border region in Upper Galilee and Golan. He was extremely knowledgable and passionate and did a fantastic job of weaving together the current geo-political situation with the complicated history of the region. I highly recommend Jeff!
March 3, 2017
Jeff, we enjoyed meeting you and we loved your tour. I think I understand what has happened and what is happening in the Golan. My eyes have been opened. Thank you.
Nicole Stott and Rex Walheim
Mary Ellen Dahlkemper on behalf of the Lesser/Carey Families, USA
Our three-generation 11 member family traveled together to Israel after our five grandchildren made their bar and bat mitzvahs. We were so grateful that Jeff Katz was recommended as our guide. His detailed knowledge of the history of Israel and of both Jewish and Christian traditions exceeded our expectations. Our seven days were packed with famous sites, museums and natural vistas in and around Tel Aviv, Jaffa, Jerusalem and the Negev. We flew by helicopter to the Masada, rappelled off a cliff in the desert, went star gazing in the world's largest crater, dug for artifacts in an underground excavation, rode camels, toured beneath Old City Jerusalem next to Herod's 2,000 year-old wall, visited Ben Gurion's kibbutz, ate a Bedouin lunch, explored the Holocaust Memorial Yad Vishem to name a few of our many memorable activities. Without Jeff guiding us every step of the way, we could not have had such an outstanding family vacation.
Thank you, Jeff!
Rina and Jerry Litwin
Wishing you and your family wonderful holidays and celebration of Israel's anniversary. I quote you to our friends all the time.
We really learned so much from our day trip with you. Keep up the good work.