Frequently Asked Questions
- What does my fee include?
My fee entitles you to a well researched, well planned and well
presented full day of guiding. I ask that you pay by Israeli check
or in cash (dollars or shekels) so that I can avoid paying heavy
bank charges which are incurred when depositing a foreign currency
check. If you do pay by foreign currency check, there is a 5%
- Do I have a large vehicle?
Although I do not own a large mini-van, I can assist in renting one
for you at competitive prices if you so desire. If you are planning
on renting a car in Israel make sure to bring your driver's
- Can I assist you with driving?
If you wish, I'll be happy to share in the driving, at no extra cost
to you. Keep in mind that you would have to provide the rental
company with a copy of my driver's license.
- On multi–day tiyulim, who makes the hotel reservations?
Normally you would choose the hotel of your choice. If you need my
assistance, feel free to let me know and I will gladly share my
experience with you and make the reservations for you. Please take
into account that a guide's room must be reserved as well.
- Can I assist you in making reservations for car, hotels etc.?
With pleasure, at no charge to you.
- Am I flexible on a day to day basis?
Definitely. Our planned itinerary, no matter how carefully designed,
serves as a basis which can be adapted depending on weather change,
health, family obligations, need for a restful day etc. It is your
vacation, not mine. I am here to make it as enjoyable as possible.
- Can you cancel, if necessary?
Yes but please keep in mind that my commitment to you necessitates that I reject other offers of employment. Cancellation with less than
two weeks notice results in missed opportunities and financial
loss, and will therefore incur a fee of 75% of each canceled day's
For a list of clients who have volunteered to serve as
references, please email me.
- Are any of the activities limited to specific age groups?
Not unless I say so specifically. Almost all of the suggested trips
and activities are family oriented. If a tiyul is listed as
strenuous, contact me for more detailed information.
- Should you rent a cell phone?
Definitely. Even if you want to be incommunicado it is best to have
a cell phone for those unforeseen situations.
- Can I recommend places to stay and eat out?
I will gladly pass on my experiences regarding hotels, guest houses
© 2011 - Ezra Rosenfeld
Photo credits - Eliyahu Rosenfeld