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About Kenes Tours
Offering upscale tourist services since 1965. Jewish heritage tours, Christian Pilgrimages, Customized private tours, Escorted tours in Israel, Jordan and Turkey.
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Gemma M wrote a review Jan 2020
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Words cannot express the awesomeness of this trip. The group was treated like dignitaries, the hotels were fabulous,the food delicious and non ending. The tour guide - There is no one else like him- David is definitely the best, well informed, walking encyclopedia tour guide in Israel. Kenes Tours how to arrange and plan to meet your needs. They think of everything. They have my 5 stars!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Wendie R wrote a review Jan 2020
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My husband and I had wonderful planning help and on-site support last fall (Nov 2019) from Kenes Tours. Benny is an incredible listener and interpreter of our thoughts and wishes for our private 2 week tour of Israel. It was our second tour there and we wanted to focus “under the skin” of the country and not repeat much of what a first-timer needs to see. We had great hotels, services and, most importantly, amazing guides plus incredible Q & A sessions with local geopolitical specialists. We were delighted with the unique experiences tailored to our budget and preferences.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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rs123 wrote a review Jan 2020
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This was a tour for 7 days with 12 teens. Jacob Klaven was a great tour operator and was very prompt with communication. He answered all of my questions and put together a wonderful itinerary for our group. The hotel that was booked for us in Tel Aviv, Port and Blue TLV Suites, was fantastic with comfortable rooms and great breakfast. We also had multiple meals out of the hotels and they were all fantastic! Some of our itinerary had to be changed because of heavy rain, and between Jacob and our tour guide, they did a good job of accommodating us. We found that there were too many museums on our trip, which did not all appeal to the teens. We will make sure to fix that on our next tour. I would never recommend anyone to take the Polish Airline, LOT, even if it is the cheaper airline. The flight from Chicago to Warsaw has been delayed since October (we flew in December), and we got into Israel 8 hours later than our expected arrival.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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MarkVogler wrote a review Jan 2020
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I completely recommend Russell Lord and Kenes Tours to help you with your travel needs in Israel. Russell went over the top to help organize and execute a once in a life time holiday trip in the Holy Land. My mom is handicapped and requires extra help. Russell coordinated VIP service upon arrival to wish us through customs and a driver to get us to the hotel so mom could rest after a long 14 hr flight. We modified our itinerary several times, which required last minute hotel changes, which Russell happily worked out for us. He knows EVERYONE in the travel and hospitality industry in Israel. I felt like a celebrity arriving at each hotel and they knew my name. Russell checked on us daily and I felt I could call Russell any time, day or night, if I needed anything. Thank you Russell and Kenes Tours for a very special trip - and for making it possible for my mom to have the best experience possible in the Holy Land.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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LoveToTravel wrote a review Jan 2020
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Fabulous itinerary, but that credit goes to our Rabbi, NOT to Kenes Tours. Absolutely the best tour guide EVER, but that credit goes to the fact that he ran the Tour Guide program for an Israeli University for 10 years and knew SO much detailed information about SO much, and he contracted by Kenes Tours, i.e. - he guides tours for multiple companies, not just for Kenes. Hotels varied widely, overall were acceptable, none were exceptional. Communications with Kenes prior to the trip and during the trip were dismal or completely non-existent. Details about how hotel bookings were set up were not shared with the group which made last minute decisions towards the trip's end frustrating to say the least. We have "toured" for years and have NEVER had a tour company leave us to fend for ourselves and pay extra for transfers to and from the airport while making sure others in the same tour group had all transfers covered by the cost of the trip booking already paid. Will definitely return to Israel. Will definitely not sign up for another trip set up through Kenes.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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