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
Shmuel is a great guide and very knowledgeable of Israel and Jerusalem history. We would missed a lot of historical details and sites in the Old City without Shmuel taking us there. Also, we learned a great deal from the way Shmuel presented the history of different site, where he took us back to the beginning and build up the story to when the sites or artifacts were created. Our group very much enjoyed the tour!
Licensed tour guide, Israel Ministry of Tourism