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 more than 10 years.
Israel is a deeply fascinating and varied country, as your guide I'll make sure you get the most out of your trip. 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 am also a photographer so if you are interested in seeing the country through a camera lens I can take you to unique and special places where you will be able to get great photos.
I'm flexible and 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 was extremely knowledgable and enthusiastic about showing us the Herodium. It was a highlight of our trip to Israel. I would recommend him without reservation.
Licensed tour guide, Israel Ministry of Tourism