Edan Geva – Private Tour Guide
Edan’s parents came to Israel when he was 3 years old and they settled in a Kibbutz by the Sea of Galilee. He tried teaching other kids in his child care house some Canadian manners, with partial success.. :-). In high school Edan worked in the dairy farm, and after his military service, in a Tank unit, he went on studying history, theology, and archaeology. He also participated in the excavations of Sussita.
When touring with Edan you will benefit from his life experience of childhood a kibbutz, military service, agricultiral experience, and academic level studies. Oh yes, and he still has quite a few of his Canadian manners.. 🙂
We made last minute plans for a trip to Israel hoping to introduce our two boys (17 years old and 19 years old) to the country. We wanted them to learn about the history of Israel and gain an understanding of its people. We contacted Danny based on the Tripadvisor recommendations. He quickly helped us put together an itinerary and recommended his colleague Edan Geva to be our guide..
Edan turned out to be a perfect match for us! He grew up on a kibbutz in Ein Gev on the western shore of Sea of Galilee. He also previously worked as a park ranger and knew the Golan Heights area very intimately. Edan connected with both of our sons very easily and they were fully engaged throughout the trip. Edan is true patriot and his stories (including many personal stories) were insightful and heart warming.. In some cases (such as with Nimrod lookout) he was able to arrange personal meetings with people (witnesses to history) who spent time with us telling their stories. On one of the tours in the Caesarea stadium where ancient races were held, Edan challenged our boys to a race and we watched them running like in a millennia ago. Edan made the tours lively and meaningful and geared to our tastes and tempo. We really could not have asked for a better guide!
Both Danny and Edan are true professionals and we highly recommend them!
We just came back from our tour of Israel , guided by Edan Geva on a referral from a friend. We were a family of 12, celebrating our youngest son’s Bar Mitzvah. This was a life changing experience, one that my entire family will be talking about forever. This wouldn’t be possible without the meticulous and experienced planning by Edan. His vast knowledge of history combined with his extensive studies in archaeology make him an ideal educator and mentor. His enthusiasm and love for Israel is infectious. Edan chose the site for my son’s Bar Mitzvah at Ein Kashatot, a recently excavated 1500 year old temple. ( “Everyone has it at The Western Wall ” ) It was the most beautiful celebration we’ve ever seen. We were the first family from NY to have our Bar Mitzvah there. It was truly spectacular. Every part of our trip was carefully planned in a way that we can experience true life in Israel, The good and the bad, light and dark. Edan would make sure our carefree family would always be on time and never miss an activity. He was always prepared in case of bad weather with a back up plan. We got to see places and experience true life in Israel thanks to Edan’s first hand accounts and numerous contacts, things many people never hear about. Israel is a very unique and fascinating place, a true miracle. The tour guide makes a world of difference in the kind of experience and adventure you will have. I will be recommending Edan to every family member and friend so that they can come back with the same kind of amazement and love for Israel.