Testimonials & Press
What the press has to say
- i24 News (November, 2021)
- Country Life (July, 2019)
- Travel Weekly (May, 2019)
- Departures Magazine (January, 2019)
- The Address Magazine (Summer/ Autumn, 2018)
- Travel & Tourism News Middle East (January, 2018)
- Out There Magazine (January, 2018)
- SilkRoad – The Cathay Pacific Inflight Magazine (March, 2017)
- China Yachting (January, 2017)
- Trillionaire Magazine (October, 2016)
- Haaretz (September, 2016)
- The Times (March, 2016)
- Times Of Israel (November, 2015)
- House & Garden Magazine (April, 2015)
- The Jerusalem Post (August, 2014)
- The Ship (2014)
- The Jerusalem Post (November, 2013)
- Condé Nast Traveler, My Tel Aviv (November, 2013)
Read what our clients say
“It’s official: You are the Goddess of Israel Travel! Neil and I are delightfully astounded at your stellar planning of our trip. Not only did you craft an awesome itinerary for us, but your genius intuition in hooking us up with our guide Eitan made for an unforgettable experience. Your hotel choices were spot on, and the places we visited – Tel Aviv, Jaffa, Caesarea, Akko, the Galilee, Nazareth, Migdal, Zippori, Jerusalem, Masada, Ein Gedi, the Dead Sea – whether modern or ancient, came alive and spoke to us. Eitan is a Ninja Wizard Guide—steering us deftly from the hordes and taking us deep into Israel’s stories, history, and symbols and evoking the past by tracing its elements in the cultures and traditions of its modern-day citizens … We got to experience the authentic, not the Disneyland, version of things, for which we are most grateful.”
Dierdre, New York
“The trip to Petra was flawless & I thank you. Further, at every opportunity that presents itself I will recommend Pomegranate to friends in the U.S.”
Herb, New York
“We had an absolutely wonderful time in Israel! The girls, my husband and I enjoyed every minute of it. We have seen so much, learned so much and felt so incredibly well looked after by you, the guides you chose for us and in the places to stay you recommended. We would love to come back and I probably would like to spend more time in Jerusalem, just on my own, and look again at all the sites the guide showed us and let it all sink in in my own time. My husband and I fell in love with the north. The beauty of the Golan heights we found breathtaking and loved the ‘normality’ of our stay in the Kibbutz. We all found our journey to and the stay in the desert unforgettable. The location of the hotel was amazing. To sum it up, these holidays will stay with us for a very very long time.”
Anne V-B, London
“All in all an absolutely super holiday and we also really appreciated the personal touch – being able to speak to and email you when we were actually in country was so helpful – this is so different from any other holiday company and it was really important for us. Thanks again, we won’t hesitate to recommend Pomegranate Travel!”.
Nicola K, London
“Wow the vacation was raw, intense, and informative all at the same time. I am so glad I did it. Amazing guide and very unique. Thank you.”
Rob E, Boston, USA
“Israel was a truly incredible experience, we had a great time. Adrian was a great guide and we all had a great time together. The old city is just filled with history, it’s non-stop. There is so much to learn but sometimes we just loved standing there gawking at the beauty of it all. And the best day of all (although I hesitate to pick one) was probably Masada. Gorgeous! We had perfect weather, it really never got too, too hot, and there is just this incredible feeling of history up there. The views were great and I really felt transported to the past. Thank you for all your help throughout.”
Marjorie O, Los Angeles, USA.
“You provided us with a fantastic tour guide; very knowledgeable and worth the expense to be able to see as much as possible in the short time we had in the Middle East. Thanks, again, for all of your efforts on our behalf! We greatly appreciate it!”
Tracie D, NY, USA
“We had an amazing time! The trip left us both with so much to think about and learn. One can be aware of the complexity of the region through study, but not fully appreciate it until experiencing it first hand. We met and talked with so many people from so many different backgrounds which truly added to the experience. But there is still so much to see and learn. As far as the trip and itinerary are concerned, your suggestions were so helpful and really made the trip much easier to navigate”.
Leslie G, NY, USA
“Just wanted to say thank you for planning a very memorable trip for the family. And thank you for all the little treats that you arranged in the hotels. It was very much appreciated!”
Liz A, London, England
“Well, the trip has drawn to a close and was a rousing success, in large part due to your efforts; and we can’t thank you and your guides enough. Thank you again. Be safe and stay in touch”.
Joel C and family, Chicago, USA
“We have returned to rainy London but I wanted to let you know that the trip was an emphatic success and we really appreciated our guide”.
Craig C, London
“I smile at the wonderful opportunity to travel in Israel under your watchful eye. Thank for presenting us with such a glorious experience.
Kate G, New York
“Everyone had a wonderful time. We loved the hotels, and our guides were excellent. I’ll be happy to recommend Pomegranate to other friends and family thinking of visiting”.
Camilla S, London
“We had a great time in Israel and all your arrangements went very smoothly. Our guide was excellent and as you said he would do ,brought things alive. The hotels were all excellent with the Scots Hotel and the Efendi especially very different. The fish restaurant linked to the Efendi was fantastic and probably the best sea food I have had. Lots of great memories and we would certainly recommend Pomegranate.”
David W, Edinburgh, Scotland
“The trip has been a huge success! We are ecstatic and I think it was the *perfect* intro week to Israel. Thank you a thousand times.”
Claudine, New York
“I just wanted to say a huge thank you for having organised such a tremendously fun and interesting trip for us. We have loved every minute of it, and will surely become second-timers before you know it.”
“Everything you so very carefully arranged for us was a huge success and we are very grateful. I have to say I was blown away by The Norman. I especially liked the crystal water glasses in the room, small touches but lovely never-the-less. Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable and did a great job at keeping us all going and upright in the heat. All-in-all it was a wonderful week and I know for my parents-in-law it was the holiday of a life time, just what they had wished for, so thank you and your team once again. Thanks too for the bag of snacks so gratefully received on arrival. Needless to say the children soon devoured it all!”
“Marvelous time. Loved every minute. Wish I could have visited more but time was short. Nadav is a fabulous tour guide.”
“We had a spectacular time and have fallen in love with Israel. Top trip ever! We loved all the guides who were top-notch amazing story tellers. Jerusalem was the most eye-opening and informational while making us feel like we wanted to know more and more. Dalton and I keep saying we feel like we received a master’s degree in Religion, culture, Israel, Politics in one week. The hotels were amazing, we loved the Mammilla. We could not have asked for anything more, and are excited to come back and check out some day with the children more of the country. Thank you for organizing everything for a perfect Anniversary trip!”
Rachel, Denver Colorado
“The trip was fantastic! Thanks to you and your team for all your help! Opher was amazing! A wonderful and patient teacher. We really enjoyed our time with him. We are looking forward to our day at the Royal Beach – So comfortable and beautiful. The Kibbutz was great too – The grounds beautiful and the rooms comfortable and large”.
“Everything went well as planned, no hassles whatsoever. You did a great job in planning everything for us both in Israel and Jordan. We had an amazing trip in both countries. THANK YOU!!!”.
Magnolia, Hong Kong
“We’re back home in one piece and reflecting on a fantastic holiday! I can’t remember the last time I went on holiday and learned so much – not just about ancient times but also today’s world. Nadav was fantastic – bright, informative, engaging and good company for a week. A good choice for us. We know that there’s tons to see in Israel and thought you selected a super balance of old and new in the itinerary – incl a variety of different periods. The jeep tour of the Golan was a surprising highlight for us – but all the “great” sites of Israel also stunning. For a couple that like our food the restaurant selections were also excellent – enjoyed them all.”
“I recently started to plan a vacation to India, and one thought went through my mind… Can I clone Pomegranate Travel to organize this trip, too?! It’s quite simple, Pomegranate Travel organized the best holiday we have ever been on, and given that it was a tour for a very particular crowd, and that the tour involved planning events for our wedding, and then our honeymoon, it was a huge task, and because we chose Pomegranate Travel, it was an even bigger success. For starters, Hannah has spectacular taste. She knew the best restaurants in the country to book us at. She placed us in the best rooms at the best hotels. There was not a detail left to chance. She took care of everything. And she did it with a smile, and attention to cost. Hannah scheduled really interesting, unusual experiences for us… like the food tour through Machne Yehuda Market that delighted our senses while we learned about the immigrant experience. She also gave us plenty of time to just chill at the beach, and relax, and enjoy ourselves. She tailored everything to our specific group.
We told Hannah we needed a top guide who knew everything, because a lot of people on our tour had been to Israel already and for this trip wanted to get a more in depth sense of the country. Dan was phenomenal. Every person on our tour said that he was by far the best tour guide they had ever had in their entire lives, anywhere on the planet. That was a direct quote. Hannah knew how to match a guide for the personality of our group.
Then came the honeymoon. Hannah picked the location, the hotel, the EVERYTHING. It was bliss. We went to Beresheet in Mitzpe Ramon. Words cannot describe the beauty of the location. Again not a detail was left to chance.
The holiday we took to Israel was unanimously described as the best holiday everyone in our group had been on. It was fun, it was meaningful, it was relaxing, and we were completely taken care of and treated like royalty by. We all went back to our respective corners of the world feeling wonderful, and looking forward to returning to Israel, because it truly offers everything.
Go to Israel. And book your trip with Pomegratate. Do it now. You will be thrilled you did”.
Lindy and Joseph G, California, USA
“Thank you Thank you for introducing us to our guide. The arrangements that were made were worth every penny that we spent. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for taking good care of us and in particular my daughter. It was a fascinating vacation an interesting pilgrimage and Samuel was an amazing tour guide with a wealth of knowledge that goes without duplication. As much as I would love to come back to see this amazing country again it is difficult for me to say when or if ever that will happen but if I did I would definitely use your service and I will always endorse your company to anyone that asks. Well done and thank you again for everything!”
Albert and Olivia V, Canada
“This was the best trip I’ve ever taken! I loved every minute of it and wanted to come back for more, even before I left! I DO plan on coming back and hopefully within the next two years.
Thank you for putting together such a great itinerary but more than that — thank you for getting us such wonderful guides! They made the trip FABULOUS!”
Barabara S, New Jersey, USA
“Finally! I have been wanting to write and thank you for our more -than- we -could -have -ever -imagined trip to Israel. It really was so special. Your attention to every detail, your prompt response to our “emergencies”, the hotels, the food, the tour guides….it was a trip of a lifetime. The group was really amazing and we made friends I hope for forever. Thank you thank you…”
Roberta D, USA – Small Group Tour participant
“We are beyond thankful for our perfect experience in Israel! Your travel agency was a perfect fit for our family and every single detail was seamless. We have been spreading the word about our wonderful trip and letting everyone know that Pomegranate Travel made that happen for us.”
Shannon B, California, USA
“We are back home now but I wanted to send you an email letting you know what a great job you and your team did while we were in Israel. The airport passport process went smoothly. Our guide/driver Davide, was exceptional and did an outstanding job. The market tour and cooking class with Lilach was wonderful. Many thanks for a job well done.”
Terry S, Texas
“Hannah–just wanted to thank you for having Adrian lead our tour. He’s simply amazing with encyclopedic knowledge of history, politics and geography. Further, he is like-able and we’re enjoying his company. I feel privileged to have him share his knowledge with us. Best—Jeff”
Jeff M, California, USA
“Herbie and I enjoyed our holiday immensely. You organised a wonderful itinerary for the first-time visitors that we were. We both felt we saw enough to get at least a measure of understanding of a fascinating but highly complex country. The ancient and modern history was broken down into perfect bite-sized chunks which made the tour fun and not too overwhelming. We have been so impressed with everything we have seen in and learned about this country. It has thrown up questions (and answers) and mentally taken me way out of my comfort zone at times which I was sort of hoping it would.”
Caroline D, London
“The programme was really what we wanted – it was quite busy and we certainly didn’t feel any time was wasted. Your thoughtful plan for us covered all the bases well with lots of history as well as religion, culture, wildlife and politics. Masada was a real highlight. The 2 free days were about right – in Jerusalem we followed your recommendations and visited Yad Vashem (light rail stop conveniently a few metres away from the hotel), the Israel museum and the Mahane Yehuda market, which we thought was amazing … until we visited Levinsky in Tel Avi – what a treasure! We stocked up on the rice mix and you are quite right – everyone thinks I’ve spent all afternoon in the kitchen when they try it! People were incredibly helpful and nice – a lady in one shop hand-wrote cooking instructions in English for us. We also loved the Tel Aviv museum of art – what a fabulous impressionist collection and such a beautiful building. We’re really pleased we spent some time based at Merom Golan. Loved the atmosphere at breakfast! And the jeep ride etc was truly educational. So much more to recount but I’ll finish by saying how well we got on with Adrian. As well as being very knowledgeable and well organised I think the London background helped him to understand us – so well done you if you planned it that way! Thank you again, it was one of our best trips and I think it very likely we’ll return before long. Meanwhile I’ll certainly recommend Pomegranate to anyone that I know is planning a visit.”
“I want to thank you both for your time and patience in making sure our trip to Israel would be a special one. Samantha, I want to especially thank you for being patient with me especially when it came to my asking questions that I could answer myself had I only taken the time to throughly read over all the information you sent prior to our arrival in Israel.
Again, I can’t say enough about our wonderful time in Israel and I will continue to spread the word about Pomegranate Travel to anyone considering travel to Israel.”
Robin S, Florida
“Good Morning Ryan. Bob proclaimed this our best trip ever, and I completely agree!! Some of the highlights (for me) … The conversation with your friend, Ron … The art tour w/Sarah, who is completely in touch with the contemporary art scene in Israel … The jeep tour … The Norman Hotel — both the hotel and the location. I liked many, many more things, but those stand out to me. We will definitely return, and will contact you for Part 2!! Thank you for all your guidance, and for providing us with such an amazing opportunity.”
Judy N, Chicago, USA
“I just wanted to thank you for such an amazing trip. We all had wonderful experiences that we will never forget. Efi was incredible. He became like family to us and it was hard to leave him. Lilach was fantastic & she gave us an wonderful “taste” of the market with all of its sights, sounds & tastes. My husband and I can’t wait to come back and are even thinking of moving here and with our son making Aliyah it just might happen sooner than we think. All of your care and attention to us is so greatly appreciated. You made this wonderful, friendly and beautiful country come alive!”
Roberta & Gary S, California, USA
“I wanted to write to thank all of you at Pomegranate for putting together such a perfect, organized, smoothly run trip. Our guides were amazing (Elana is like a graduate professor — so knowledgable about everything). The trip up to the Golan Heights, and the jeep ride with Ilan, so close to the border with Syria, was extraordinary. Our days in Jerusalem were filled with a sense of history and culture — of all the wonderful and terrible events that have played out across the centuries. Everyone who was supposed to be somewhere to pick us up arrived on time and in good spirits.”
Janet F, New York, USA
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