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Fun Joel's Israel Tours

3 Yisra'el Eldad | Suite 5, Jerusalem 9339907, Israel
+972 52-758-8178
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Joel Haber's Suq Tour

Joel knows the latest and greatest about Machane Yehudah! I'd do the same tour again, given the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jmassarano
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Fantastic food tour

Experienced many new flavors and history of Mahane Yehuda Market with Joel as our guide. He... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Shalom! I am an American-born licensed Israeli tour guide, living in Jerusalem. I pride myself on customizing my tours to my tourists' needs and interests. And I'm equally able to provide serious history, religion and culture as I am able to show you the fun side of Israel. Some of my specialties include Jerusalem, religions, culinary tourism, ecology and archaeology.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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3 Yisra'el Eldad | Suite 5, Jerusalem 9339907, Israel
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Joel knows the latest and greatest about Machane Yehudah! I'd do the same tour again, given the perfection of what we ate and the deep foodie and Jewish knowledge he has to offer. Fantastic, one of the best things I've ever done in Israel!

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FunJoel, Owner at Fun Joel's Israel Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much! I know you'll be back here again, so when you are, let me know so we can have another tour together!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Experienced many new flavors and history of Mahane Yehuda Market with Joel as our guide. He provided a lot of interesting facts about Jews from around the world and how they brought their foods and flavors to Jerusalem creating an amazing melting pot that is...More

Thank Jordanna R
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FunJoel, Owner at Fun Joel's Israel Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks, Jordanna! I don't typically explicitly get into whether there is a truly "Israeli cuisine" (I think there is) and if so, what it would encompass. But I'm glad you connected those dots and drew that conclusion, because I'd agree that that is a huge...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Joel took 9 of us on an amazing culinary tour of the shuk in Jeruselem. It was a very descriptive trip thru history and we got to sample amazing food all along the way. The best part was his sensitivity to my 15 year old...More

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FunJoel, Owner at Fun Joel's Israel Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much! I'm especially glad that you appreciate the small details -- they of course matter to me a lot. :-) Come again! Best, Joel

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Joel's took us on a half-day tour of Jerusalem's Old City. His tour was insightful, relevant and memorable. Joel is a mine of useful facts, stories and links to the past. We had a wonderful time and highly recommend.

Thank James R
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FunJoel, Owner at Fun Joel's Israel Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much, James! I really enjoyed showing you and your family around, and I hope to be able to do it again some time in the future.

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Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

I took a one on one tour with Joel and he was absolutely amazing. I was greeted with a big smile and could tell right away he was the right choice. An endless source of knowledge combined with a great personality. I highly recommend him...More

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FunJoel, Owner at Fun Joel's Israel Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2018

Thanks, Adam! Was a real pleasure guiding you here, and seeing the city through your eyes as well, while showing it to you through mine! I look forward to your next visit.

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Reviewed 4 July 2018

Thanks for the tasting tour of Machane Yehuda. It was not only about food. You gave us a taste of the culture of the various communities involved and a better understanding of how the market got to where it is today. But let's not forget...More

Thank zabba
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FunJoel, Owner at Fun Joel's Israel Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2018

Thanks for your kind words, and for posting them here! And yes, let's NOT forget the food! There's plenty more where that came from! ;-)

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Reviewed 3 June 2018

This is the 4th year that I've done tours with Joel. This year he put together 3 great tours for me in Jerusalem. 1) Shuk tour with meat and alcohol, 2) Ir David archaeology at upper section (i.e. without water system), and Christian Old City...More

Thank Eman6305
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FunJoel, Owner at Fun Joel's Israel Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2018

As always, was fun and interesting guiding you! I look forward to many more great tours together! Thanks for your kind words, and your trust.

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Reviewed 21 May 2018

What a great way to spend a Sunday morning in Jerusalem...the tour was extensive, interesting and we loved all the food we tasted...I think my party wished we spent more time at the beer stop but they went back later....Joel was well informed and he...More

Thank Sirlarry9
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FunJoel, Owner at Fun Joel's Israel Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2018

Thanks! Was a pleasure guiding you. And glad that my tour whet your appetite to wet your glasses with more delicious Israeli craft beers!

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Reviewed 24 April 2018

Enjoyed a morning tour of the shut by Joel. Having lived in Jerusalem for many years in the past it was good to see the changes in the shuk and the explanations by Joel reflecting the present market. He did a great job of discussing...More

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FunJoel, Owner at Fun Joel's Israel Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2018

Thanks! (And frankly, that's not about diplomacy. Just not part of the overall story. But OF COURSE, if you had asked about it, I would've discussed it!) So glad you enjoyed!

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Reviewed 11 April 2018

Joel was my family's tour guide for the Machne Yehuda marketplace and the surrounding neighborhoods. Our group was diverse and consisted of two grandparents, two parents, and three girls, ages 18, 15 and 11. Joel provided us with the history of Machne Yehuda, from its...More

Thank Benwa0720
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FunJoel, Owner at Fun Joel's Israel Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Thanks so much! Really nice to "see" my tour through others' eyes, and hear what sticks out to you and is enjoyed! I look forward to guiding you again some time!

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KevinRowe613
3 April 2018|
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Response from FunJoel | Property representative |
The walk is not very far. Prob 15 mins. But if not, then yes, a taxi should work just fine!
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H6746EDbrianh
30 March 2018|
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Response from FunJoel | Property representative |
Hi, Brian! I will respond directly to your email. Thanks! Joel
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V5319CEam
27 January 2018|
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Response from FunJoel | Property representative |
Hey there! Thanks for asking. I am licensed to guide everywhere in Israel, and indeed guide everywhere from Metulla in the north to Eilat in the south. Petra is not in Israel, so I am not legally permitted to guide there... More
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