Shawna Cohen

My husband, children and I just returned from two magical, adventure-filled weeks in Israel, and it’s thanks in large part to Yoav. He and Nitsan are the ultimate dream team capable of handing it all – everything from planning out a custom itinerary to booking the best table at the best restaurants in town. Yoav is clearly passionate about sharing his country with others. It’s no easy task capturing the attention of two active boys (ages 9 and 13), and yet he managed to do so with much creativity and enthusiasm. He had us constantly engaged, whether discussing politics at the Israel-Lebanon border, describing how Jerusalem came to be a holy site for so many different religions, or simply debating which type of hummus is best. We also appreciated Yoav’s flexibility and his ability to gauge what the kids would be interested in at any given moment based on their energy levels and moods. He has an immense knowledge of history and politics, and is able to share that passion without bias or judgement.

Yoav is the ultimate foodie, which means we sampled some of the best culinary treats at both high-end restaurants and hidden gems (and of course, the shuk!). We also went on some really fun adventures thanks to Yoav’s recommendations, such as ATV-ing in the Galilee and rappelling down the Ramon Crater. His attention to detail is unmatched, and we felt like we could just sit back and relax while he and Nitsan took care of the logistics. We can’t thank Yoav enough for showing us such a fabulous time! We cannot wait to get back to Israel soon and will definitely be calling on Yoav to show us more of his beautiful country.