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 is a very nice gentleman, extremely knowledgeable about the history and the architecture of this amazing city. It was a real pleasure to spend seven very interesting hours with him walking the narrow aisles of Jerusalem and visiting the main sites. English is his mother tongue, with no foreign accent, and was therefore very easy to understand. I will not hesitate to recommend him as the perfect guide to Jerusalem. We have been in touch again on WhatsApp and I actually consider him as a new friend.
Licensed tour guide, Israel Ministry of Tourism