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“West Bank Tour”
Review of Green Olive Tours

Green Olive Tours
Ranked #57 of 298 Tours in Jerusalem
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Green Olive Tours has departures from Ramallah, Bethlehem, Jerusalem, & Tel Aviv. The company is a cooperative of Israelis and Palestinians, and is a social enterprise focusing on cultural and people-to-people experiences in Palestine an Israel, visiting religious and historical sites, villages, refugee camps, and off-the–beaten track locations. Our guides are knowledgeable and illuminate the culture, politics and history of the Palestinian and Israeli people. Each day-trip is unique. You might find yourself having lunch with a Palestinian or Bedouin family one day, then meeting a Samaritan priest the next. We offer daily tours and multi-day experiences that include home stays in Bethlehem and Palestinian villages. Our tours benefit the local people.
Reviewed 21 November 2017

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"refugee camp"
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"west bank"
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"eye opening"
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"separation wall"
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"palestinian family"
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"day tour"
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"bethlehem tour"
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"beit sahour"
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"israel palestine"
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"current situation"
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"point of view"
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"palestinian guide"
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"own eyes"
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Reviewed 12 November 2017

We had a private walking tour of Ramallah with Mohammad as our guide. He showed us a range of neighborhoods from wealthy to very poor ; took us into shops and a wonderful music school in the old city and guided us through bustling markets in Ramallah and al-Bireh. He explained the history of the area. As we walked, we engaged in lively and informative exchanges about the current political and social challenges of the Palestinians. A fascinating and extremely worthwhile tour.

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Fred S, General Manager at Green Olive Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2017

Hey CityLady -
I'm happy you enjoyed the tour of Ramallah with Mohammad. He is a full Partner in Green Olive Tours and one of our Senior Guides. You were in good hands.
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Reviewed 11 November 2017

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Reviewed 8 November 2017

This was as insightful and entertaining as I hoped. Two great tour guides gave us a great insiders look into the day-to-day for the Palestinians. We also got see many of the Banksy's, and had a great lunch in Hebron. We could not recommend this tour more highly.

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Fred S, General Manager at Green Olive Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2017

Thanks so much for your feedback. We hope to see you again.
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Reviewed 4 November 2017

As a member of a group on a very good but one-sided tour of Israel, I really wanted to hear the other side of the story. Fortunately, Jehanne is an organizational whiz and managed a workaround that would suit my time constraints and allow me to join a tour to the other side of the wall. I went on the Bethlehem and Banksy tour with Yamen who is energetic, passionate, fun, and really informative. We went to a refugee camp, visited the church of the Nativity, met (I'm pretty sure by chance) a young boy whose forehead was scarred from being shot by a rubber bullet, and spent time reading the messages of hope, love and despair on the barbed wire-topped wall. I only wish I had taken the longer tour rather than the shorter one.

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Fred S, General Manager at Green Olive Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2017

I'm glad we were able top show you aspects of the country and people that tourists rarely get to see. We thrive on crafting special tours to meet the needs of our guests. Do come again.
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