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Yossi S.

Jerusalem, Israel

Shalom! I love the Holy Land of Israel and am delighted to show everybody my home.

I invite you to be my guest and join me on an adventure in my beautiful country.

I am a happy, flamboyant and entertaining person with a love for all kinds of people and experiences. I have a degree in Politics and Philosophy, a Tour Guiding License and I am an experienced Tour Educator specializing in Jewish Heritage tours. I live in Jerusalem with my wife and two sons.

You could join me for a walk down the idyllic lanes of the Old City of Jerusalem, climb over its walls and crawl through its tunnels. I can take you to all of the holy sites and help you find that spiritual experience that you will never forget.

Perhaps you have been to Israel before and you are looking for something new ? Maybe you've never seen the Bahai Gardens or eaten Shakshuka in the old market in Jaffa or seen the Great Migration of the birds of 3 continents. You could climb Masada with me and watch the sun rise or go for a float on the Dead Sea. Well I can show you all that and more.

Not only am I a specialist on all facets of Jerusalem, but I am also an amateur Ornithologist, a bird specialist, and enthusiast in the fauna of the Holy land. Follow me on a nature hike in the Judean desert or a water hike in the rolling hills of Galilee. I believe that travelling is not just about seeing many old buildings and ancient ruins but forming a connection with new people, new animals and new experiences.

I enjoy meeting all kinds of people, I can work with children of all ages (from 0 - 120 years!) and when I'm not guiding I work as an educator. I am looking forward to be seeing all of you in Jerusalem this year!

A Recent Review of this guide

Yossi put together a perfect two day plan for our family, including two small children. Our 8 year old was just as interested as the adults and the tour was the right length, speed, and activity level for the 2 year old. Yossi met us at our hotel and helped us navigate into the Old City in our own car. He took us to the expected sites in the Old City, but showed us some sides of Jerusalem we never would have found. His creative and educational tour was an absolute highlight of our week. Highly recommend.
Courtney Ouellette

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Credentials

Tour Guiding License (Israeli Ministry of Tourism)
MA - Politics and Philosophy (University of Glasgow)
Training: Youth Leadership and Jewish History
(Institute for Youth Leaders from Abroad)
Yad Ben Zvi - Birthright 'Educator in the Field' (Educational Tourism Course focused on Jewish heritage)
Updated First Aid Training (As of 2015)
Western Wall Heritage Foundation Guide

Restrictions

As a religious Jew I cannot work on holy days. I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your car /I can arrange for a separate car & driver. I am not permitted to guide in the PA. Only driver-guides / certain taxis may enter the Port of Ashdod.

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Tours by Yossi S.

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Private tour guide Yossi

The 'Heavenly' Jerusalem Walking Tour

A walk along Jerusalem's Ramparts and a tour of the Quarters of the,...

320 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

4 hours

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Private tour guide Yossi

The Heart of Jerusalem Market tour.

Experiencing the essence of Jerusalem; a tasting tour of Machaneh Yehudah,...

400 USD per tour

(for up to 5 people)

5 hours

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Private tour guide Yossi

Tour of old Jaffa and early Tel Aviv

Walking Tour of Jaffa and Tel Aviv: Modernity and the Ancient World

350 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

6 hours

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Private tour guide Yossi

A Tour of Haifa: Living Together

Day Trip to Haifa, experience the old and new city where everyone lives,...

400 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

6 hours

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3 Day Jewish Heritage Tour

A 3 day tour of Israel with a Tour Educator

3200 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

3 days

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