I am also proud of my Jewish heritage in our wonderful multicultural city
I have been a guide and lecturer for over 30 years (10 as a licensed guide in Israel) and would love to help you discover marvellous Melbourne.
I was awarded "Cultural Tour Guide of the Year" by Luxury Travel magazine for my tours.
I have a bachelors degree from the University of Melbourne, a Masters from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Tour guide and Travel agent diplomas from Australia , Israell and Egypt, but basically I'm just curious and love learning.
I have been a member of the Professional Tour Guides Association of Australia for over 15 years and have led groups from 1 to 110.
I have been fortunate to guide all the main shore excursions offered in Melbourne (yes it's fun for me too) and am passionate about my city and country and love showing people why it is great.
First and foremost a tour should be fun, interesting and show you something you could not easily find yourself. Whether you are interested in food, history, art, culture, nature, shore excursions, Jewish history or a mix of some or all of these, I would be happy to guide you.
I have guided and lectured on all these subjects and specialize in tailor making my tours to my clients interests. Let me show you the Melbourne that will inspire you.
A Recent Review of this guide
Shelley was an amazing tour guide for Jewish Melbourne, as her knowledge was extensive and her delivery was very pleasant. She also taps in to what her clients' primary interests are and zones in on them. She was so accomodating--we really felt this tour was personalized just for us! We were also glad she included the Jewish Holocaust museum on the tour for us ; this was unexpected. It was really a full day of learning and touring!
Awarded Cutural Tour Guide of the Year by Luxury Travel Magazine
Bachelors Degree (University of Melbourne)
Masters Degree (Hebrew University of Jerusalem),
Tour guide diploma,
Travel agency diploma,
Professional Tour Guide Association of Australia,
Member, Guiding Organisations of Australia, Level II First Aid
For tours encompassing more than 4 hrs of driving (eg the Great Ocean Rd) I will hire a driver to accompany us