For the second year in row, Kenes Tours is proud to receive TripAdvisor’s prestigious and esteemed ‘Certificate of Excellence’ award.  TripAdvisor, the world’s largest and most influential travel website, awarded us with the exclusive honor in recognition of our endless passion to provide dazzling Israel travel content and for our dedication to delivering flawless customer service experiences 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?

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

Now two years in a row, we at Kenes Tours are both elated 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 more thrilled to be the chosen providers of Israel experiences to our incredible clientele.  Receiving customers’ positive feedback of our services is truly the best part of the job.  No need to take our word for it-just check out some of our recent reviews!

  • John_sabulis from London, UK.  Reviewed on June 13, 2018

Everything arranged perfectly

“Kenes Tours…exceeded every expectation.  Communication was fast, every detail planned and explained and every effort was made to tailor our vacation in Israel to our specific wants.  I travel often and can confidently say, you won’t have a better experience than with Kenes.” 

  • Kruzipal from Bronx, NY.  Reviewed May 13, 2018

Exceeded Expectations

“I traveled with a group of 100 people to Israel to experience sites associated with Jesus.  We wanted to walk in places that Christ walked.  In the initial planning, I communicated with Nathan from Kenes Tours.  He created an itinerary which was comprehensive and filled with sites of great significance that met the interest of my group…My group returned to their homes (in the USA, Canada, Jamaica and Guyana) with great satisfaction and admiration for a job well done by Kenes Tours.  I am sure to return, so before departing from Israel I reserved my next trip for 2019.” 

  • Travelwizone from Los Angeles, CA.  Reviewed April 8, 2018

An incredible journey through Israel and Jordan planned by Russell Lord

“…Our trip to Israel and Jordan was incredible, and reasonably priced.  After our experience I can honestly say that Russell Lord [from Kenes Tours] is the only person you should consider when planning a trip to Israel and Jordan.” 

  • Jessie K from New York, NY. Reviewed November 13, 2017

Shai Tekoa from Kenes Tours is AMAZING

“This is my third year working on the Israel Ride, a week-long cycling program from Jerusalem to Eilat.  Shai Tekoa, working with us for a second year, is our main ground tour operator and he works miracles…I hope to continue working with him for more Israel Rides to come.  Thank you, Shai!!”


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About TripAdvisor

As the world’s largest and most influential and valued travel site, TripAdvisor provides travelers with the ability to take full advantage of everything available to better enable and enhance a trip.  Relying on the input and review of user travelers, the site has, to date, amassed over 535 million reviews covering the largest available selection of global travel service provider listings-over 7 million attractions, sites, restaurants, accommodations, airlines and more.  The platform provides travelers with the most valuable of all commodities-reassurance and trust through numbers-to make the most informed and best decisions when it comes to choosing where to stay, with whom to fly, how to tour, what to see, and where to eat.  In addition, TripAdvisor also enables travelers access to the lowest cost prices, comparing the rates of over 200 travel booking sites so that its users can secure the best deals for the best services.  With over 415 million monthly individual visitors, no other review-based travel website even comes close.