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"Galilee Israel Private Tours" provides private, custom designed tours of Israel and especially the Galilee, Sea of Galilee, Golan and Jerusalem by local, professional, licensed tour guides. Tours desighned for individuals and groups of all sizes...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Tiberias 1293400, Israel
+972 50-521-1552
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Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

We were in Israel from the 14th to the 26th of oct 2018 and did a 5 day private stint of the Galilee and Northern Israel with Joe Sofair who came with good reviews on the net. We had a very interesting tour with him...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Joe was more to us than I can express on paper. He right away was warm and inviting. His knowledge is par to none and his heart is even bigger. Let me explain. We were as a family having a tough go at it with...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 29 May 2018

Our two days with Joe Sofair were all that we hoped for! We enjoyed our time with him in Golan and Galilee the most. Joe is Australian by birth, but immigrated about 40 years ago to Israel and still lives in a kibbutz. He knows...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

My 13 year old son and I did a 4 day tour of Northern Israel with Joe (2 days) and Effi (2 days). We had the best experience, could not have asked for anything better. Joe and Effi were very responsive in the planning stages...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

We chose Joe because of his excellent reviews, but our experience was very different. We found Joe to be very flexible and accommodating when we changed the sites we wished to visit and the hour when we were to meet. We settled on a full...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Joe S, Manager at Galilee Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2018

Dear Shirley Thank you for your review. I have to admit that it was extremely disappointing to me that your expectations were not fulfilled. Though I have received many positive reviews over the years expressing client satisfaction, I take your feedback very seriously as I...More

Reviewed 24 April 2018

We hired Joe for a three-day tour of Northern Israel, beginning in Tel Aviv, traveling north and east, and eventually circling back to Jerusalem. It could not have been better! From his historical knowledge, to his personal stories, to his small, local restaurant “gems,” Joe...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Joe S, Owner at Galilee Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2018

Thanks Valerie for your very generous comments. I had a great time too. Hope to see you again sometime.

Reviewed 9 April 2018

We spent a day with Joe driving around Lake KInneret and the Golan Heights. We very much enjoyed having Joe as our guide. His professionalism, knowledge, enthusiasm, warmth, personable touch made our day memorable and amazing. We saw a lot but despite a packed schedule...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Joe S, Owner at Galilee Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2018

Thank you both for your comments and good company. Hope to see you again.

Reviewed 31 October 2017

Joe was an excellent guide. Very knowledgeable, flexible and nice. We spent two days with him in Jerusalem where we visited all the usual sites. Joe kept us going long after we would have expected him to say he was done with us. We met...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Joe S, Owner at Galilee Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2018

Hi Carol, thanks for the nice words. I had fun too. Hope to see you again.

Reviewed 24 May 2017

There were 4 of us that came in by a cruise ship and had 2 days in Jerusalem. To utilize all of our time we decided to stay in a hotel in Jerusalem instead of going back to the ship on the first night. Joe...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Joe S, Owner at Galilee Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2018

thanks for the informative and positive review. Sorry it took so long to respond. Come back again.

Reviewed 23 April 2017

Joe Sofair is an excellent official tour guide for all of Israel but he has special knowledge and love of Northern Israel. Although originally from Australia, he has lived for more than 40 years on a thriving kibbutz in the southern Golan Heights. He has...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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16 December 2018|
Response from Joe S | Property representative |
This is theoretically possible. You could arrange to hire a bus from Afula, but why not do the whole day from Jerusalem and back in your hired bus. I'm also not sure all 22 will get on the same public transport bus to Afula... More
Crispina P
10 October 2018|
Response from Joe S | Property representative |
Hi Crispina Im sorry, I'm already booked for that week. Thank you for considering my tour. Joe
15 July 2018|
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Response from Joe S | Property representative |
Thanks for making the effort. I think you can find me on the internet. September is getting quite busy.