Discover Israel, The Mediterranean Sensation

Discover Israel,
The Mediterranean Sensation

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a visit to Israel is worth a thousand pictures. With ancient tradition weaved through contemporary streets, mosques, synagogues and churches alike, Israel is known for its incomparable diversity. From its amazing natural beauty, to the vibrant night-life, rich culture and history infused in every step, Israel’s charm draws in curious first-timers and returning tourists alike.

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Our Goal

Our goal is to offer you Israel and our region as an unforgettable “people to people” experience. We believe in working together with fellow professionals in the LGBT community; in supporting the local LGBT service providers, while keeping to the highest international standards. When you plan your tour with “Travel With Russ” you are with friends, family and community. “Travel With Russ” adds no “gay surcharge” to the services we provide. Our hotel rates are competitive, our familiarity of the region is unsurpassed by anyone.

 

Value

Individually crafted and expertly managed products of the highest quality at the fairest price

Excellence

Experience, attention to detail and unique programming

Custom Designed

The perfect match between you, your guide and your itinerary, suited to your personality, passions and pace.

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About Russell Lord

Russell Lord went on a summer trip in 1981 from his native New York to Israel – and never went back. He found a new life and new career in Tel Aviv, along with a life partner and has grown into an award-winner as a marketing and tourism consultant forRead More >>Russell Lord went on a summer trip in 1981 from his native New York to Israel – and never went back. He found a new life and new career in Tel Aviv, along with a life partner and has grown into an award-winner as a marketing and tourism consultant for Kenes Tours. “My career in tourism has given me the opportunity to meet great people, make wonderful friends, and to promote a country that I love, that I’ve made my home, “Russell said. “It’s been a great road and I hope for it to continue for a long time to come. “Russell has been with his partner since 1982. They were married in 2005. Together with 4 other couples, they brought the “marriage issue” to the Israeli Supreme Court. By 2006 they won their case and same sex marriage was fully recognized in Israel. The struggle continues to allow civil marriage to be officiated in Israel. “We specialize in building custom-made programs for tourists that not only want a ‘general program’ but have a specific field of interest. From adventure tours to fun in the sun, religious sites and jeeping – we do it all” In 2012, Russell was honored by IGLTA as a pioneer in the industry, from his work in LGBT family travel to highlighting the plight of gays and lesbians in the Middle East. In 2016, he was one of 50 travel professionals to be awarded the unique ITB Berlin Buddy Bear Statue for his work in promoting tourism to Israel and the region.<< Read Less

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