I was born in Israel but grew up in Ottawa, Canada, so I am a native English speaker. I have lived in Jerusalem with my family for more than 20 years and have been a licensed guide for 10 years.
Israel is a deeply fascinating and varied country. I have created a set of special tours for ToursByLocals combining Archaeology, Art and Architecture; Religion, History and Culture. I also take people "off the beaten track" into the unique nature sites in Israel, walking or hiking or bicycling. I orient each tour to your interests. I am happy and able to explain Jewish, Christian and Muslim customs and traditions whatever your religious beliefs.
A Recent Review of this guide
The tour was fascinating, and Shmuel was friendly, enthusiastic and deeply knowledgeable about everything that we saw. He even threw in several stops that weren't on the itinerary once he saw that we were interested. We came away with a much deeper appreciation of Herod, and of the archeological efforts that have gone into building our understanding of who he was and what he did. First rate!
Licensed tour guide, Israel Ministry of Tourism