Dafna Koren Cohen - Private Tour Guide

Dafna Koren Cohen - Private Tour Guide

Dafna Koren Cohen - Private Tour Guide
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Driven by my love of Israel, I invite you to join me for a unique and inspiring experience travelling through the land of Israel, discovering the colorful Israeli society. Together we will craft your ideal trip - whether you are coming for a family vacation or for business; with kids or without; to celebrate a Bar/Bat Mitzvah, an event, or just for a visit. Since 2009, I have guided people from all over the world. Israel's diversity, culture, people, archaeology and history continue to amaze and inspire me every time I guide. Every time I lead a group or individual, the people make the trip meaningful and interesting for me all over again. Apart from guiding, Travel with Dafna specializes in custom-built Israeli tours for your specific needs and interests. We offer trip planning, reservations for sites and experiences, accommodations, transportation, airport assistance and anything else you may need. Please contact me with any questions or requests you might have!
Rehovot, Israel

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Travelers' Choice
2023

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jhajha
Blue Bell, PA9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Family
We just returned from a family trip to Israel led by Dafna Karen Cohen. It was our first time in Israel, and Dafna made it absolutely perfect in every way. She created a wonderful itinerary for each day that combined beautiful sightseeing, fascinating education about Israel’s past and present, and activities that our whole family enjoyed. She handled ALL of the logistics including driving us everywhere, making all reservations, and dealing with any unforeseen changes (such as inclement weather). Her knowledge of Israel is amazing and it helped us really understand and appreciate this amazing country. In addition, she arranged meals that greatly enhanced the trip by exposing us to a variety of cuisines and cultural influences. Every meal was delicious (even when we were full!) and the experiences were even better. We truly could not recommend anybody any more than we recommend Dafna to plan and lead your next trip to Israel.
Written January 1, 2020
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Tzippi Cedar
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Family
Summer is the right time to do do special things with grandchildren When we could not find a restaurant that was willing to seat the 17 grandchildren we were entertaining for a few days, our son Daniel who is a tour guide, recommended the culinary tour in shuk Ramle. The Ramle open market is colourful and full of history. He promised me that Dafna Koren Cohen is the best tour guide he knows and that she would give us a tour and a walking meal that would be incredible

Well it was amazing. Dafne made every stop into a major historical site. She prepared the tour so well. The children heard the history of each stop from the cooks and bakers.
The food was outrageously delicious. No one left hungry or thirsty.
And that’s no simple task with children between the ages of.7-18. Dafna made the effort to get to know each kid and make each one feel special. She was so warm and connected to all of us. She knew our rhythm and pace and the two hour experience was perfect.
I recommend this tour with Dafna to anyone looking for a special unique personalised
unforgettable experience
Written August 28, 2021
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Yuval
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Friends
Our group had a tasting tour in Machaneh Yehudah market in Jerusalem with Dafna on December 19th 2022.

What an amazing experience with an incredible person. Her relationships with the different merchants at the market as well as her vast knowledge in the history of Jerusalem and the area of the market, with a unique style of delivering it all. Not to mention the kind beautiful smile.

Our group were so high off of the tour at the market and so grateful for Dafna.
Written December 19, 2022
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Shai Posner
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
We planned this trip to take our 3 year old son to meet and visit my wife's family in Netanya but wanted to make sure we also got to tour and explore. Although we both had been to Israel many times, we thought a tour guide was the best way to sit back, relax and enjoy with our little one. We heard about Dafna through raving reviews from my sister who had hired her during their family trip a few years prior. I cannot write enough positive things about our experience. Dafna is everything you could dream to have in a tour guide. She was absolutely fantastic with our son, came prepared with many different fun and educational side-bar activities that captivated his attention and that he still talks about today. She is kind, funny, punctual, reliable, and extremely knowledgeable, having detailed and thoughtful answers to our endless (and probably annoying) line of questioning. She allowed us to see a side and perspective of Israel that we would never see otherwise. Importantly, she was extremely flexible with our schedules and whims of our 3-year old and was easily able to adapt when he was distracted or tired, while still giving us the experience we desired as adults! After only 3 days with her, she became one of the family. Highly recommend!
Written February 2, 2020
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Lawrence A
Sharon3 contributions
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Sep 2023 • Couples
Dafna is an incredibly well-informed and personable tour guide. We learned so much about the history of Jerusalem and the three major religions from her while touring the ancient sites of the old city in Jerusalem. We couldn’t have been more pleased with our experience!
Written September 5, 2023
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Michelle S
Philadelphia, PA6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Dafna is the absolute best!! She helped create an incredible itinerary for my family as we celebrated my daughter's bat mitzvah and explored Israel. As we went through the trip, she explained in detail the significance of each place and helped create amazing memories we will never forget. She is kind, patient, knowledgable, and sweet. She started out as our tour guide but soon became part of our family. Dafna is the best and if you are looking for a guide in Israel you have to use her, there is truly nobody better!!
Written July 14, 2022
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Melissa H
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
Dafna is a wonderful guide! I absolutely loved our tasting tour of Mahane Yehuda Market – we got to try a perfect selection of snacks, dishes, and drinks. Everything was planned well so that we didn't get too full too early, but in the end it was the perfect amount of food. She made sure to provide vegan and vegetarian options at every stop, which was a huge added value. I could also tell that Dafna has genuine relationships with the vendors we visited, which makes a big difference. We learned a lot, but in a super fun and dynamic way! Highly recommended :)
Written March 10, 2022
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Loui D
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Feb 2023
I had been traveling to Israel multiple times each year for business. Now retired, groups of friends and family come with me and we have always partnered with Dafna to create our experience and then act as our tour guide. She has become a real member of our traveling family. Her knowledge, sense of humor, and attention to detail make her a real find. She is the professional's professional. I know others who have partnered with Dafna, and they all have had wonderful things to say. Whether for a few hours or a few days, you will be thrilled with "Travels with Dafna".
Written March 4, 2023
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Mary Jo K
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Friends
If you are looking for a tour guide who will entertain you with a wealth of history that makes you want for more then you will choose only Dafna! Having said that Dafna is very accommodating to a group, has a pleasant personality, and has a smile that lights up the entire room! She spent a lot of time planning for our group’s excursions and wanting our experience in her country to be memorable. At the end of the tour we felt like we were all part of one big family. On a scale of 1-10 Dafna is without a doubt…10++++++++!♥️
Written March 15, 2023
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RBoeing
Philadelphia, PA2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Solo
There are no words I could share that would do justice to the truly magical guiding experience Dafna provides in Israel. If you are like me and combed the internet trying to find a guide who would be worth the money and worth your while, look no further. Dafna was born to be a guide- her passion, enthusiasm, warmth, gentle spirit, and enormous (enormous!) amount of knowledge about the land, the bible, and modern Israeli geopolitical challenges - combines to create a travel experience that is rich and meaningful. Dafna is truly the gold standard of guides, and touring with her in Israel will be a highlight of all my trips to come.
Written September 10, 2023
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