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Orna gave us so much history of the shuk but in a fun and insightful way.
We were all wowed by the food choices and enjoyed the complimentary arak as well!
We would definitely use Orna again and highly recommend her!
A really enjoyable and informative tour of Jerusalem! We got a good feel for the history and importance of Jaffa Gate over the years — Orna came prepared with a helpful laminated timeline and historical photos that showed us how radically things changed with the British Mandate. We also enjoyed spectacular views from Jerusalem’s Notre Dame rooftop and explored the area extending from the New Gate. Of course we saw some of the most important churches and the Western Wall along the way. What was special was that Orna had plenty of compelling little anecdotes to enliven each stop. We finished the half-day tour by wading through Hezekiah’s Tunnels in East Jerusalem’s City of David. A refreshing way to end a hot summer day’s tour. Highly recommended!
Amazing food tour of The Mahaneh Yehudah Shuk. Orna was knowledgeable, personable, engaging, fun and brought us to taste flavors and textures and food combinations that were amazing. From the Sabich sandwiches to the Kenafe, the spices, bourekas, hummus and fresh juices, we experienced tastes from all over the world in one bustling and energizing market. I highly recommend Orna and the food tour!
Orna is an excellent tour guide into Israel and specially Jerusalem history knowing all secrets of the city. She took the time to answer all our questions and allowed us the time to take pictures and admire the city. We close the tour in the market with a culinar experience that made our day. Great experience!
Orna is an utterly incredible tour guide and my trip to Israel was so memorable because of her. She was able to constantly be engaging and thought-provoking, and every story she told was filled with emotion and passion that made it resonate with me on a personal level. It was a privilege to have her show me Israel.
Orna is amazing. i had the pleasure of having her as my tour guide for birthright. but it does not feel right to call her my tour guide. she was so much more. An educator, a friend, a medic etc. seeing israel through her lens was incredible and something i am so grateful for. she is brilliant, talented and funny. You can tell she is passionate about Israel and that is priceless. I was so inspired by her.
Orna is an absolute gem! She is truly passionate about showing the best of her country to the world. Her vast knowledge, sense of humor, and endless compassion made my time in Israel unbelievable. I would highly recommend Orna for your next trip!
BEST TOUR GUIDE EVER! Hands down. An experience that I will never forget. I learned things I would never have known if it weren't for her. She is a fountain of knowledge and fun. Can't wait to come back and bring my family to experience Israel first hand with Orna!
Orna did the most fantastic tour with us today both on the history of the Nachalot neighborhood followed by a delicious tour of the marketplace. Highly recommend - patient, interesting, knowledgeable, coupled with the best vendors and delicious food!
Orna took us to the City of David and the Western Wall. She explained the history to us and our kids in a fun, interesting and organized way! She helped guide us in determining the must-sees and tips prior to our arrival. And she was great with the kids! Thank you Orna!
Just got back from a tour with Orna. Orna is very knowledgeable, funny and articulate. We couldn't believe how fast time went by. I can't wait to have another day with Orna.
Having just spent a fantastic 4 hours with Orna, She had mountains of information to impart,and is a font of knowledge. She showed us unusual spots apart from covering all the major features of the Old city. Her knowledge of history is impressive and she's very friendly and also amusing.
She answered all our questions with enthusiasm and objectivity and didn't push any political agenda. Lovely lady, happy to recommend to others.
Orna is without a doubt one of the most fun and knowledgable tour guides I've ever met. She has a deep love and appreciate for the places she takes you and it really shows. I would without a doubt recommend orna to anyone needing a good tour guide!
A large part of why I enjoyed my time in Israel so much was because of Orna. Her passion for the country allowed me to fully understand for the first time why people risk their livelihood everyday to call Israel home. Her knowledge and experience was extensive and her wit and sense of humor were infectious to be around. Thank you for being open and sharing with us. Until next time, Orna-na! תודה רבה!
Orna provided historical context and provided information that was interesting for the adults but also made the experience fun for the kids by incorporating games and stories into the trip. We would without a doubt hire Orna again for our next trip!
First and foremost, Orna is a wealth of information! As long as you still have energy to listen and learn, she will keep you engaged constantly with her knowledge of the area. She pointed out things that we walked right by, ignored and wouldn’t notice otherwise. Truly a great fun guide for the day, she even managed to keep my 17 year old son interested the whole day !
My favorite part of the day by far, partly I’m sure because I’ve never seen it before, was the city of david underground water tunnel. As long as you are not claustrophobic and don’t mind getting your feet wet, I wouldn’t skip that part of the trip! Totally cool experience!
Thank you Orna for a great day!
Orna led my family on an exciting tour of the City of David and it’s underground tunnels. She did a great job of engaging my kids (8 and 5 years old) and speaking to their level. They have a hard time focusing but Orna was patient with them and kept them interested. The time flew by quickly, and there was a good mix of sights, physical activity, and historical context.
We had a wonderful day with Orna exploring Old Yafo, Nvei Tzedek and the origins of Tel Aviv. Orna was interesting, well prepared with additional information to show us, and she was extremely knowledgeable as a tour guide. We saw so many interesting things and heard great stories about each place. The day was very hot and she was sensitive to our needs always stopping in shaded areas to share information and making sure we had enough water and we were drinking. We spent 5 hours with Orna and it was so enjoyable we could have done another 5 hours!
Orna was my tour guide 8 years ago and absolutely loved the experience when i visitors again this week we booked another tour. Her knowledge and attitude is fantastic. Highly recommend!
The experience, devotion, passion, and love that Orna provided as our leader is tough to put into words.. She was more than a teacher, more than a tour guide, she was a true mentor and compassionate leader. She filled our world with intellect, music, fun, history, and so much more! Nobody wanted to say goodbye to her daily love and guidance.. She MADE our trip! Simply put, Orna is very very special. Having her was like winning the 'tour guide lottery.'
Sarah Beth Markus
Orna is excellent! So much knowledge but so much fun!! She can adjust the tour on the go so you see exactly what you want! Highly recommended!!!
Orna is such a nice human being apart from being a fantastic guide. A true and proud Israeli by heart. Knows all the chapters of history of Jerusalem and Israel. Gave memorable tour of JLM.
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