Recently, Kenes Tours has become the proud recipient of TripAdvisor’s prestigious and elusive ‘Certificate of Excellence.’ TripAdvisor, the world’s largest and most influential travel website, presented us with the exclusive honor in recognition of our endless passion to deliver incredible Israel travel content and for our dedication to provide a flawless customer service experience to our diverse and discerning clientele.


What is the Certificate of Excellence?

Since 2010, the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence is awarded to honor hospitality-service businesses that consistently provide exceptional service. The achievement is presented to travel service providers that have consistently received excellent traveler reviews on TripAdvisor throughout the previous year. Suppliers who are recipients of the prestigious award are diverse in their mission and are located around the world.

How are Certificate of Excellence recipients selected?

In order to properly select the recipients of the Certificate of Excellence, TripAdvisor utilizes a wide array of user-generated content. Such content includes reviews and ratings, overall ratings and quantity and time of reviews. To be eligible to win the award, tourism businesses must adhere to the following three criteria:

1. Maintain an overall rating of at least four out of five
2. Have a minimum amount of total reviews
3. The business must appear on TripAdvisor for more than a year


Check out some of our recent reviews

We here at Kenes Tours are both excited and proud to be awarded the honor of receiving the ‘Certificate of Excellence’ badge. Yet more than the award’s exclusivity, we are even prouder and thrilled to be the daily providers of Israel experiences to our incredible clientele. Our customers’ positive feedback of our services is truly the best part of the job. No need to take our word on it-just check out some of our recent reviews!

  • HH2165 from Huntingdon Valley, PA. Reviewed August 14, 2017
    Fantastic Trip to Israel!
    We had a wonderful, amazing trip to Israel organized by Russell Lord at Kenes Tours. My husband and I have both been to Israel before on tours and this time wanted something a little more independent to experience Israel at our own pace. Russell really helped us form a perfect itinerary in our time period and choose beautiful hotels for us at each site at a very good price. He was also able to suggest and book specific day tours in Jerusalem to get us oriented and to also have us see Masada on our last day and then transfer back to Tel Aviv. He is obviously VERY knowledgeable about Israel and made sure we had an itinerary which allowed us to see everything we wanted at a pace we could still enjoy being together and enjoy our time in Israel at some beautiful hotels! We also had time to enjoy some great restaurants in Israel on our own. We highly recommend Kenes Tours and Russell Lord to arrange any trip to Israel!


  • PABeachluvr from Bryn Mawr, PA. Reviewed April 6, 2017
    Fabulous Tour Company out of Tel Aviv
    I highly recommend Sarit Sharfi and Kenes Tours when traveling Israel. My family just returned from a weeklong trip all over the country. From the minute we landed with VIP airport service in Tel Aviv, we were taken care of at every turn. From a beautiful tour bus with Wi-Fi, to wonderful itinerary ideas quite off the beaten path, to the best guide, Ari Melnik, to fabulous restaurant ideas, Kenes and Sarit were highly knowledgeable, flexible and warm and caring. Our trip could not have gone smoother. Everyone had a perfectly great time and Kenes took the worry out of planning. Highly recommended!


  • Myarosett from Los Angeles, CA. Reviewed August 2, 2017
    Friendly, flexible and catered to our needs
    Our experience with Kenes Tours began with Russell Lord. We were in communication with him several times to mindfully plan a tour of Israel that would appeal to us and our three children (ages 12, 9, and 6). Russell was a wealth of knowledge and patience. He took the time to consider our goals and tailor a combination of overnight stays and tours that would give us what we were looking for. What we ended up with was even greater than what we could have anticipated. Our tour guide, Lior was every bit as knowledgeable and experienced as we had hoped. He went above and beyond to ensure that we got the most out of our experience while being sensitive to the needs of our children. Russell arranged for Lior to guide us on three different occasions. The continuity of having the same guide made our experience all the more memorable, as Lior got to know our family and guided us accordingly. We could not have been more thrilled with our experience and highly recommend Kenes Tours…


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About TripAdvisor

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