Testimonials

Liz Isaacs

Chicago, Illinois | April 2018

Where should I start? Dafna is amazing. She took anywhere between 5-11 family members on a 6 day tour through Israel for my sons Bar Mitzvah trip. Her itinerary was thoughtful and perfect. She knows EVERYTHING about Israel and speaks with tremendous passion about it. She is very easy going and will alter the schedule at any time to adjust to her travelers needs. Her culinary knowledge is incomparable and not only did she recommended the most fantastic restaurants but one of the highlights of our trip was a tour through a Jerusalem open air market. We stopped at every stand and got to try every last delicious victual. On the last day, I got kicked in the eye by accident and she took us to the hospital and stayed with us for HOURS. She helped us with all of the paperwork and was just incredible. Because if Dafna, we will never be able to forget our fantastic trip to Israel.

Sheryl Miller

Poughkeepsie, New York | March 2018

If you are planning a trip to Israel with a private tour guide look no further! Dafna is the guide for you. She is a charming, delightful and a well educated Israeli scholar.

From the moment she picked us up in the morning and left us off in the evening everyday was PERFECT! The itinerary was extensive and well planned.  The various hikes were amazing. My only advise is bring "good" walking shoes.

This was my first trip to Israel and Dafna made it exceptionally wonderful and unforgettable! I will be recommending her to many future visitors.

I am hoping some of my grandchildren will have their Bar Mitzvah in Israel and look forward to having Dafna as their guide.

Jillian Dempsey

Carrboro, North Carolina | November 2015

My husband, mother-in-law and I spent 5 days with Dafna as our guide in Israel. Dafna is an absolutely incredible person and tour guide-- She is warm and friendly and deeply knowledgeable about all parts of Israel. She is a fantastic story-teller and can bring a seemingly simple historic site alive with history. Traveling with Dafna gave our visit to Israel another dimension, one we could not have had if we had traveled to the same sites alone. I also highly recommend her culinary tours of the markets in Jerusalem and Tel-Aviv-- a wonderful and delicious perspective on the cultures that make up Israel.

Kelly Lafnitzegger

Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey | December 2016

Amazing experience touring Israel with Dafna. She is extremely knowledgeable, engaging, flexible, and just a pleasure to spend time with. We walked away with a love for Israel, its history, culture, and people ... in large part due to our time with Dafna. She is a great ambassador for the country!

Michael Assadi

Seattle, Washington | December 2015

Dafna is a warm, knowledgeable and exciting guide. Our kids are pretty engaged in life and experienced travelers, but still only 10 and 12 years old. Both the amount of and the depth of history Dafna shared was vast but she kept it engaging for our entire trip (we stayed 12 days in Israel)...for all of us. This was my third time in Israel but my family's first. Dafna was trained as a guide but then went on to earn degrees in history so her depth of knowledge was incredible. She also loved sharing many other aspects of her country with us - always inclusive of the kids. 
We will be calling Dafna the next time we visit and hope to catch up with her and her family as well as having her guide us again.

Shelly Klein

South Orange, New Jersey | December 2016

Dafna is an amazing tour guide and she provided us with an opportunity to experience and learn about Israel in the most amazing way. She has extensive knowledge and delivers it in a way which everyone can relate. She has a true kindness about her and is a wonderfully happy person who met us with a smile each day. She was extremely sensitive and flexible to whatever situation arose. We were a group of 45 traveling through Israel and she managed the group, it's needs and requests seamlessly. If you are lucky enough to book Dafna, you will have the trip of your life! Thank you Dafna!

Elana Katz

Columbia University, NY | February 2016

My colleague and I had just a few days in Israel ahead of an intense training we were introducing there and I thankfully got connected to Dafna. She quickly grasped our needs and time frame and managed to create an enjoyable, educational, and enriching experience. I was especially grateful that she was willing to get on the phone and have a quick conversation just after I emailed her; it shortened our planning time and reassured me that we were in great hands.

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Jerry&Elaine Weiss

Aspen, Colorado | May 2016

The best guide We have ever had. Dafna was the most knowledgeable, caring and helpful and enjoyable guide. What a trip we had to Israel. Thank You Danfa

Josef Saltiel

New York | April 2018

Dafna is a wonderful tour guide for all ages. She is a knowledgable and sweet person, and has a great ability to bring to life all the history and sites you will visit with her. Our tour had children as young as 7, as well as grandparents, and she managed to organize an itinerary that had something for everyone, balancing fun, learning and relaxation. She will customize a tour based on your needs and interests. I highly recommend planning your trip with Dafna.

Hilary Rocks

Washington DC | January 2018

If you want an unforgettable private tour in Israel, you must hire Dafna. Her knowledge of the country, its history and its hidden gems is unparalleled. I spent a day with her exploring Tel Aviv and Jaffa—I learned so much about the city, ate delicious food, and had a wonderful time with her! She's truly the best and I can't recommend her enough.

Kristee Beres

La Jolla, California | July 2016

We highly recommend using Dafna Koren Cohen as your guide. She made our trip an amazing experience! Dafna is extremely personable, knowledgable and well educated as a guide. All of these qualities made our trip awesome. We travelled with a group of 12 ages 10 to 75 and we all could relate to her and all appreciated her expertise and patience! We cannot say enough positive things about Dafna and we give her the highest recommendations!

Mark and Cheryl Frayne

Toronto, Canada | May 2015

Dafna, We had such an indescribably magnificent afternoon with you...we learned so much and you had a great way of piecing things together in a meaningful way.  I''m happy that I took a couple of pictures of you in action so I can help remember our day together...just means we''ll have to come back so we can do more learning and exploring together!!! You have an incredible country and you do it justice in the work you do!  I''m very happy our paths crossed,
Thank you, again.

Ken Stiller

New York | March 2014

If you need a tour guide in Israel definitely call Dafna. Our family of four toured with her for several days in both Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. She was AWESOME. She is great with kids (ours are 8 and 10), and has a wealth of knowledge about Israeli history and culture that is truly impressive. I give her five stars.

Christine Tenore

Wilton, Connecticut | September 2016

Dafna took my husband and me on a day trip during our recent trip to Israel. She planned a perfect day for us, after communicating with us numerous times to determine what our interests were. She was responsive and patient during the planning stage. She obviously loves what she does and loves Israel. Her knowledge of history and the spiritual nature of the land was very impressive. She was informative and fun! She planned a special tour of a small winery and then arranged for the winery to pack a picnic lunch for us. She took us to a beautiful park where we had a wonderful time together. Dafna went above and beyond in fulfilling our dreams for our entire visit. Our only regret is that we had only one day with her!

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