"She kept us enthralled during our days with her"

I am delighted to have an opportunity to write a few words regarding our experience with Tal Megged, who was our private tour guide during the period of March 26-April 2, 2015.   First of all let me set the stage by telling you about our group.  We were a total of three families, two of whom had NEVER been to Israel, (and both were mixed marriages), and our family that had been to Israel on numerous occasions.  In fact, I personally have been to Israel over 40 times since 1968 when I first came as an 11 year old.

I have had many tour guides over the years, both private and group, and I can honestly say that Tal was THE BEST.  From planning the trip with regular emails, suggestions, and confirmations, to the day we met, I knew that we were in good hands.  She was able to bring a wonderful mix of historical knowledge, religion, land, ecology, and politics to all the levels of our group.  We learned a lot and had fun while we were with her.  We experienced all the emotions as we saw so many meaningful sites.  Tal knew just how much we should do each day without pushing, and was able to keep us on task gently to accomplish all that we did, (and we were busy!!).  She was accommodating to the many needs of our group, from dietary issues to some handicapped ones.  She arranged extremely comfortable transportation for us as well.  By the end of our time together, we all felt like she was part of our collective family. 

If you are looking to hire someone as a guide, you should look no further.  I am completely confident that she is one of the best that Israel has to offer. Her English is impeccable (she might be a native English speaker—I couldn’t really tell) and she is easy to understand.  She kept us enthralled during our days with her.

Edward Soffen, M.D. - NJ, USA, April 2015