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Shmuel B.

Jerusalem, Israel

I'm knowledgeable, experienced and passionate about Israel and would be delighted to show you the country.

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.

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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!
Khang T.

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Credentials

Licensed tour guide, Israel Ministry of Tourism
Licensed chauffeur

Guide Requirements for Israel

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Tours by Shmuel B.

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City of David tour (Ir David)

Over and underground 3000 year old Jerusalem

425 USD per tour

(for up to 8 people)

5 hours

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See Israel and Take Photographs

 unrated

Israel Through the Lens of a Camera

525 USD per tour

(for up to 3 people)

10 hours

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Bet Shean

 unrated

Ruins of a Roman City and more

795 USD per tour

(for up to 3 people)

9 hours

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Barluzzi Architecture tour, Jerusalem

 unrated

20th century Architecture of Jerusalem Churches

325 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

4 hours 30 min.

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Crusader tour of Jerusalem

Discovering Relics left behind by the Crusaders

350 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

4 hours 30 min.

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Hurva Synagogue tour

 unrated

Historical architectural tour of iconic synagogues in Jewish quarter

350 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

4 hours 30 min.

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Herod the Great's Israel tour

King Herod through his monumental architecture

595 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

8 hours

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