Jonathan Rose and Joseph Yudin


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This pair knows exactly how to tap into what’s new in this ancient region: Yudin, a historian with a Ph.D. in Israeli studies, recently arranged a visit to an archaeological dig, where a guest uncovered a 3,000-year-old pot.

Yudin and Rose specialize in all types of travel, from geopolitical journeys to bar and bat mitzvahs. They enrich itineraries with interactions with local experts, including reporters, scholars, chefs, and craftspeople. Recently, they’ve planned a private breakfast with a five-star general to discuss the conflicts in Iran, Lebanon, and Syria; a gourmet picnic lunch with a private chef in the middle of a desert oasis; and an exclusive archaeological dig, during which their client uncovered a 3,000-year-old pot.

Languages Spoken: English and Hebrew

Average Daily Spend: $750 per person

Trip Planning Fees: None

Contact Info | 877-778-8644 | Nir Yaffe, Israel


"What makes Joseph so extraordinary is the breadth and depth of his knowledge on nearly every facet of Israeli life. He holds an encyclopedic knowledge of Israeli and Middle Eastern politics and history, and there was no question that he couldn't answer in a clear and intelligible way. He had a Rolodex of restaurants suited for our family in each city for every meal, and while there was extensive planning beforehand, he continued to alter the itinerary based on our interests. His attention to the smallest details literally made us feel like royalty, as he has an ability to somehow make even the mundane turn magical. Joe's guidance, intelligence and nurturing made the experience unforgettable. We were free from any travel headaches and were able to focus on enjoying one another and our trip. He is in equal parts a professor, a humorist, a babysitter, an adventurer, and a local celebrity." - Jennifer F.

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