DISCOVER ISRAEL WITH GEFFEN TOURS!
Reuven Geffen - Licensed Israel Tour Guide
A private guided tour is the best way to see Israel!
From the people who have travelled with me...
"Reuven guided our family through an incredible 8 days in Israel. It wasn’t easy as we were a demanding, multigenerational group of 8 –ranging in age from 5 to 77 – with competing needs, interests and capabilities. Reuven balanced this all with humor and remarkable flexibility. He was able to change the itinerary on the fly to meet the needs of various individuals. Beyond this, Reuven’s encyclopedic knowledge of the land, its culture and its history left us shaking our heads in disbelief. Reuven’s real skill though was to make these facts come alive. In less gifted hands, this could have been nothing more than a dry recitation of facts. I could recommend Reuven’s services most highly."
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
"Thank you so much for being such a great tour guide last week during our trip to Israel. It really was a memorable vacation."
New Jersey, USA
"I really enjoyed my tour of Tel Maresha with you. It was an amazing experience to visit the caves and learn some of the history of the peoples in that location. The bell-shaped caves and the associated water cisterns were remarkable. It was fascinating to see the remains and also to learn from you much of the background. Your description of the sequential rulers of this part of the world and their conflicts was very interesting. I learned so much more and it was remarkably more interesting to be with you than to be there with only a guide book. You are a veritable fount of knowledge. It was a fascinating tour...visiting the sites made my trip to Israel really remarkable! "
William E. Fry
Professor Emeritus, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY USA
"Thanks again for guiding us on a spectacular day of touring the "Lords of the Desert." It was a day for us and the boys to treasure for many years to come. We learned so much about history, archaeology, and geology from the amazing sites you took us to. The highlight of the tour was the off-road drive through Maktesh Ramon. All of us enjoyed the off-road experience and were treated to such amazing sites and variety of geological formations. This was a wonderful and memorable day for the family."
Michael and Pamela Pelcovits
"It was a great pleasure for me to join your guided tour in Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park. I have been in this park several times before, but the tour with you was completely different. Your broad knowledge in history, archaeology, and botany is remarkable. The way you integrate your knowledge into a simple and understandable story made the visit exceptional and unforgettable. I will be delighted to recommend to my family, friends, and colleagues to join your future tours."
Prof. Dani Shtienberg
Volcani Agricultural Research Center, Israel
"My time in Israel became unforgettable due to Reuven’s great coordination, guide and hospitality. He is very informative and insightful and I really enjoyed his explanation at each site I visited. It was only 3-day trip but I wished I had more days to visit more places in Israel with Reuven's great coordination. It was one of my best visits and I really enjoyed the time there with you. 4 million tourists this year in Israel and I’m proud that I’m one of those tourists to make a new record!"
"Reuven is highly organized and was able to squeeze a lot into a short visit. He took us on a great hike in the Negev desert that was off the beaten path. Reuven has perfect English so communication was never an issue. We have been to Israel before and we had seen all the popular sites. Reuven showed us some incredible places that most people miss. He also took us into the West Bank ... We had a great time and learned a lot. You are the best and most professional guide we have ever hired!"
Ormond Beach, Florida, USA
"Our all day tour in the Negev was very well planned. We visited the places of the greatest interest for us. Reuven is not only very knowledgeable in the Negev ancient and the last century history, the area geology, but also has a first hand experience in the Negev kibbutz life including the one where the first Israeli PM Ben-Gurion lived. Reuven's knowledge and enthusiasm made this trip (we also visited Be'er Sheva and Mitzpe Ramon crater) very memorable for us."
Rafel and Inna Gurevich
"Just to thank you again for your tour guiding services and sharing your extensive knowledge of Israel with us. We all had a wonderful time in Israel due, in great part, to your help."
Miami Beach, USA
"You really made our visit to Israel a memorable trip! We enjoyed it so much and don't have words enough to thank you for everything!"
"We enjoyed every minute. Thanks once again for everything you have done for us... We cannot stress too much how enjoyable and worthwhile you made our trip. Your approach was highly professional and organised right from the beginning and we really felt that you had our interests in mind. You were always willing to answer our questions and we really learnt so much. We appreciated your safe driving and loved the variety of cafes and restaurants you suggested."
Russel and Jacqui Korn
"My sister and I truly enjoyed our tour in Jerusalem. It was fun and educational at the same time. We really enjoyed your visuals you brought which really helped understand the history. Your easy going and friendly way made it all the more pleasant. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend you or call you again when we return."
"Reuven was a professional, pleasant, and kind tour guide. He gave us a lot of interesting information, without giving us too much information! His guidance was certainly a big added value to our trip. Thank you Reuven! Hope to travel with you again."
Itzik Lencher and Einav Dagan
Tel Aviv, Israel
"Thanks Reuven for a wonderful tour of Caesaria and its surroundings. You told us such fascinating stories that captivated even my teenage son who listened and was impressed! You took us to places I would have never reached. I can recommend you with all of my heart!"
New York City, USA
"Thanks for an amazing day!"
Kevin and Wendy Landau
New York City, USA
"We really appreciated the two days spent in Israel with you as guide, and thanks also for the patience with the sometime undisciplined Sicilian group. You’re not only a profound connoisseur of Israel, but you are able to tell Israel’s history in a very enjoyable and engaging way that never bored the people listening to you. I really hope to have a chance to visit Israel and meet you again."
Monsanto Agricoltura Italia, Italy
"We were so lucky having you as a guide."
Monsanto Event Planning, Spain
"Enjoyed the trip to the Dead Sea & Masada ... then Jerusalem, thank you Reuven!"
Fred and Mayra Luna Calderon
"Reuven took my family on a tour of the ruins of the ancient city of Caesarea. The tour was remarkably informative and delivered expertly. I am truly surprised how much information I still retain from the tour half a year later. Reuven was well prepared, and enhanced his talking with clarifying diagrams and maps. A truly worthwhile experience"
New York City, USA