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Travis Israel

Jerusalem, Israel
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About Travis Israel
Travis Israel is a boutique destination specialist company in Israel. We offer private and day tours in Israel and will suit ourselves to your budget. We specialize in guiding individuals, families and small groups. We will tailor make your itinerary making sure that you see all the sites on your wish list as well others. At Travis Israel we will go the extra mile ensuring an unforgettable vacation.
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Emily W wrote a review Jan 2020
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We cannot say enough glowing things about Travis Israel, its owner Martin Stein and our guide Dodi Gordon. To say that our trip to Israel was incredible just wouldn’t do it justice. It was the trip of a lifetime thanks to Martin and Dodi. Born in Israel and lived there his entire life, Dodi knows literally every inch of the country and can discuss any aspect of life in Israel… history, politics, culture, geography, terrain, food. His knowledge is astounding but his transference of that knowledge in a way that can be understood by all ages sets him apart. He is fascinating, flexible, professional, personal and made our trip memorable and transformational. He is a phenomenal guide and also just a fantastic human being. Martin Stein of Travis Israel was wonderful in the planning stages. Very responsive and easy to work with. He really paid attention to our particular interests to plan the perfect itinerary. He also kept in close touch with us and our guide during the trip. We would highly recommend using him to plan your trip to Israel. Clearly, he also has a knack for partnering guides with families. Since we were a family of four not on a bus tour, this allowed us some flexibility in our planning. Once Dodi got to know us and what we liked, he took us to some off the beaten path restaurants – he definitely knows his food! He also found a few additional activities for us based on what we enjoy. His willingness to go above and beyond the scripted trip to find unique opportunities was so appreciated and definitely created many memorable moments. We would not even think about going back to Israel without Martin and Dodi by our side. We are so grateful for the trip of a lifetime!
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Date of experience: December 2019
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marianh720 wrote a review Jan 2020
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This was our second trip working with Martin Stein. When we started planning 18 months ago I immediately contacted him. He organized every detail of the trip, including hotel reservations, dinners, tours, transfers. We had a very diverse group, ranging in ages 8-80. He planned an itinerary that each and every member would enjoy. As this was not the first trip to Israel for many he organized some activities that were unique. We really enjoyed our Druze luncheon. Every detail was attended to, as we had family members with severe allergies. During the trip there was a period of very heavy rain. Martin adjusted our tour schedule so we could participate in every activity, with some fancy rearranging. His flexibility is remarkable. When something needs to be tweaked he works his magic. Martin planned some incredible tours in the Carmel market as well as the Florentine district. The young children were totally engaged. They thought he was lots of fun. His knowledge of history is remarkable. He kept us enthralled on the bus with stories. Our driver Elan was wonderful as well, very personable. The bus was luxurious, with WiFi, a sound system with video set-up, personal charging stations and a cappuccino maker! If Martin makes a recommendation, trust him. We used the VIP service and it was great. I asked him , on Shabbat, to add VIP to my kids’ package when they arrived the next day and miraculously he was able to. Martin is very responsive and keeps in touch, responding promptly. We had planned a Bar Mitzvah which ran into a snag but at the last minute Martin was able to contact a Rabbi and make it happen. It was the most wonderful trip! After so many months of planning it was the dream trip that I had hoped for. Thank you Martin!
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from travisisrael, Owner at Travis Israel
Responded Jan 14, 2020
It was my pleasure planning and guiding you all on this trip. Thank you so much for the compliments i really appreciate it. I sincerely hope to see you all again. Best Regards to your beautiful family Martin
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Brittany Sand wrote a review Dec 2019
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I can't say enough about Martin and his team. Being my first trip to Israel I had high expectations and wanted to make the most of my time and money. Martin worked very closely with my husband and myself to tailor a trip perfectly to our needs and interests. Every step of the way was looked after, allowing us to enjoy every minute of our time there. Above and beyond the coordination was his ability to select unique experiences that we hadn't found elsewhere. I would HIGHLY recommend using Travis Israel to plan your trip!!
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from travisisrael, Owner at Travis Israel
Responded Jan 5, 2020
Thank you so much for the review, we really appreciate it. It was our pleasure to plan this for you and are thrilled that we lived up to your expectations. We hope to see you again soon in this magical land. Best Regards Martin
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Familytravels wrote a review Aug 2019
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We spent two weeks in Israel for my daughter’s Bat Mitzvah. We were so lucky to have two sets of grandparents travel with us, as well as aunts and uncles. We were also joined by Israeli relatives. This was a difficult group to navigate around, but our guides, Boaz and Mark, handled it all with utmost diplomacy. They were fantastic - they made the trip so fun for all of us, and taught us all so much. They made it all flow effortlessly. Everything from the hotels to the activities that Martin booked for us were perfect. Thank you!
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from travisisrael, Manager at Travis Israel
Responded Aug 10, 2019
Thank you so much for taking the time to review your trip with us. It was a pleasure planning and guiding you in this beautiful land. We hope to see you in the near future Best regards Martin
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Wolfie wrote a review Jun 2019
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It is an absolute pleasure to write this review on behalf of Travis Israel. Our family, including our two sons, ages 16 and 12, just returned from a 13 day trip to Israel that included 8 days of private touring with Travis Israel. My wife and I had not been to Israel in 20 years and this was the first trip for our sons. Martin Stein of Travis Israel facilitated the most incredible experience we ever could have imagined. He planned the perfect itinerary that allowed us to visit virtually every corner of the country. Martin's seemingly limitless knowledge regarding Israel's geography, history, and political landscape, and passion for sharing Israel was evident during every moment of our time with him. He's truly an expert at educating through engaging conversation and was able to make the information equally accessible and interesting for our kids as he was for us. In addition to the time we spent with him, Martin also coordinated us having time with other guides for a graffiti tour of Tel Aviv and an open-air jeep ride in the Golan. The guides for these were equally knowledgeable and passionate, each providing us with memorable experiences that we probably would not have discovered on our own. We also spent two days of our 8 day tour with another guide with whom Martin linked us, Dodi Gordon, who was also the utmost professional in narrating our experience as he toured us through sites from the Golan to Jerusalem. In addition to the incredible touring experience, Martin also ensured that we had reservations at the best hotels (Dan Tel Aviv, Alexander Hotel Tel Aviv, Harmony Hotel Jerusalem, and Hagosherim Kibbutz), which also added to the quality of our experience. Now that we have been home for a few days and had the experience settle in as we look at photos, we are even more appreciative for this trip and the time we spent with Martin and each of the guides with whom he linked us. For years we had looked forward to sharing Israel with our children and to rediscovering it ourselves after 20 years. It is deeply gratifying to have the memories of a such a grand experience that went seamlessly at every step of the way thanks to Martin's expertise, attention to every detail, and deep desire to provide those who tour with him the experience of a lifetime. We will always be deeply grateful for an experience that all four of us will remember and we know that this trip to Israel will be an important foundation upon which our sons will continue to build their sense of Jewish identity. Five stars aren't sufficient to rate this experience. We absolutely would recommend that anyone looking to have the ultimate experience of touring Israel do so with Martin Stein and Travis Israel. Martin- Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Response from travisisrael, Owner at Travis Israel
Responded Jul 7, 2019
Thank you so much for such a wonderful review,it was an absolute pleasure spending time with your family. I hope to see you all again soon Regards Martin
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