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Gary L.

Yavne, Israel

As a tour guide licensed by the Israeli ministry of tourism I get to indulge my enthusiasm and passion for the Land of Israel, and I'd like to share that passion with you.

Originally from the United States, I've lived most of my adult life in Israel - this is my home; I'm proud of it and I'd like to show it to you. My previous career - 20 years as a police officer in the investigations branch has given me a unique understanding and insight into Israeli life.

Let me help you create a visit which will be truly memorable, something suited to your personal interests, pace and style. See and feel how the Bible is woven into the history, culture, peoples and religions of Israel, both ancient and modern. Walk where the Israelite patriarchs, kings and common folk walked, or gain a singular understanding of Israeli military history. See a stunning desert sunset, travel the Galilee or sample the excitement of Tel-Aviv, have lunch with Jewish family in Jerusalem or a Druze family on the Golan Heights - the possibilities are endless.

Of course you are on vacation, so just plain fun won't be neglected. You can get in water sports, camping, food and wine, or spend some time lazing on a Dead Sea beach.
So get in touch - a great tour is waiting for you -

A Recent Review of this guide

Gary is the most knowledgeable, personable and enjoyable private guide we have ever had. A native American, his English and Hebrew are impeccable. He was very informative about Jewish history, Israeli politics and Jerusalem sites. He did everything we asked and more. When we could not locate our parents' graves in the Mount of Olives, Gary spent two hours in stifling sun trying his best to find them for us. He is totally committed to making your sightseeing experience the best ever -- and he succeeds.
Alex S.

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Credentials

Israel Ministry of Tourism, guide license no. 10966. BA International Relations, Hebrew University of Jerusalem. 2nd Temple-era Jerusalem, City of David Institute.

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Tours by Gary L.

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Private tour of the Sea of Galilee

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Haifa shore excursion to the Galilee and back

750 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

8 hours

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Biblical Tours of Israel

A private tour of the Holy Land in the Footsteps of the Prophets and,...

750 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

9 hours

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Private Tour from Haifa to a Crusader,...

Half-day private tour to a Galilee Crusader Fortress

650 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

6 hours 30 min.

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Private Tour Tel-Aviv to Masada

Full day tour from Tel-Aviv to Masada and back

700 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

9 hours

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Israel-in-3

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Jerusalem and the Galilee

2350 USD per tour

(for up to 2 people)

3 days

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Private Tour Jerusalem to Masada

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Full day tour from Jerusalem to Masada and back

700 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

9 hours

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