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Renee H.

Beit Shemesh, Israel

Shalom! Born and raised in Vancouver, Canada, I chose to make Israel my home in 1993 and have raised my family here.

At every opportunity, I have explored the length, width, and depth of this facinating country. I would love to share my passion for Israel with you!

I am a licensed Israeli tour guide & facilitator with an academic background in history and education. Prior to becoming a guide, I worked in Israeli hi-tech, communications, and environmental education. I'm curious, creative and love the outdoors. As a versatile guide, I offer a variety of tours and can be flexible with customization. My guiding approach? Fun, relevant, and interactive!

Israel is a country with many layers - geographical, historical, cultural, religious. I approach each tour as an opportunity to peel back layers and expose what's below the surface. The Israeli landscape is a canvas for bringing the Bible, history and archaeology to life. I also love highlighting the diversity in Israeli society, addressing geopolitics, exploring challenges facing the modern state of Israel, tapping into local innovation, and savouring Israel's rich culinary culture.

I offer a range of both popular tours and off-the-beaten-track excursions that are always customized to meet your pace, passions, and style. You choose what speaks to you and I'll refine the tour.

Tours include Jerusalem and Tel Aviv walking tours, shore excursions for cruise ship passengers, single or multi-day drive & guide tours, desert escapes, Galilee vistas, pilgrimage routes, hikes, bike & wine adventures, and more.

Want something a bit different? Together we will create the tour that best suits you.

What you should know:
* All my tours are private - you decide who are the participants.
* All my tours can be customized to meet your particular interests, pace, and mobility needs
* We can combine tours with other ToursbyLocals guides in Israel

Most importantly, I want your experience to be fun, stimulating, and meaningful.

Take a look at my tours and feel free to contact me.
A great Israel experience is waiting for you!


A Recent Review of this guide

Renee was a superb guide. She was waiting for us in our hotel lobby, then took us on a full tour of the Old City at a pace that fit us perfectly. She has an strong interest in archeology and architecture that showed in her descriptions of everything we saw. Renee discussed the background and interface of the three major religions in Jerusalem in a balanced and informative way. We now have a good overview of the Old City and feel comfortable starting to explore it on our own. Thanks Renee!
Richard Hopper

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Israel Ministry of Tourism, Tour Guide License #11402.
M.Ed. in Adult Education, University of Toronto (OISE), Canada.
B.A. in History, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.
Public Vehicle License certified by Israel Ministry of Transport for driving tourists in a registered vehicle.

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