My husband and I had a wonderful tour of Old Jerusalem with Shmuel B. His knowledge is considerable and the manner in which he conveyed information to us is clear evidence of his passion and excitement for the Old City and Israel. We highly recommend him as a tour guide.
Travis PattonUnited States
Shmuel was a wonderful guide! He was knowledgeable, friendly, funny, and very easy to communicate with before the tour. I highly recommend him. Also ask Shmuel about his exceptional singing voice.
Adrian SolisUnited States
We hired Shmuel to do an eight hour tour of the Jerusalem Old City. It was a very good use of time and money. He is very knowledgeable and is an experienced tour guide. He met us at our flat at 0830, where we briefly spoke about our preferences so he could tailor the tour. We talked and walked all day, taking a snack break and a lunch break. Bathrooms are no problem. I am happy to recommend him to anyone seeking a knowledgeable and experienced tour guide.
Richard HopperUnited States
Our day with Shmuel to the Masada and Dead Sea was fantastic. He constantly adjusted the itinerary to adjust to our interests and the pace of the day was perfect. He is a person of many talents and interests and is easy to talk with. We'll definitely call him again through Tours by Locals next time we're in Israel. Thanks Shmuel!
High informative, flexible to our needs and requests and generally affable tour guide. Went out of his way to accommodate our particular interests and share many pertinent historical and sociopolitical stories to to provide an excellent perspective of Jerusalem past and present in an entertaining manner
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Marilyn. I think we all had a great day. Enjoy the rest of your time in Israel.
Andy SontagUnited States
It was our first time in Jerusalem and we were looking for an English speaking tour guide to get us comfortable with the city in history, culture and to try to get a feeling this complex city. Shmuel fit all that and more! He took the time at the beginning to ask what we wanted to cover and he thoughtfully gave us insights into all the aspects of the city. He was very knowledgeable in not only long ago history but today's events. We drew from our knowledge all throughout trip. Thank you Shmuel!
Julie ONealUnited States
Shmuel was a wonderful guide, so flexible and knowledgeable! He left us with the impression that every 200 feet in Jerusalem is accompanied by 200 years of history. He told us the stories in the stones and we were riveted. Shmuel tag teamed with another guide we had over a three day trip and he coordinated with that guide to tailor his tour to what we had not yet seen. It was a totally different perspective and was one of the highlights of our visit to Israel, cannot recommend him highly enough!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Julie.
We were a private group of four, mixed ages, german and US citizens. All of us are convinced that we had the best guide you can get. He speaks fluently english with good pronounciation so non native english guests can understand him very well. His knowledge is superb and he reacts in the best way to his customers. Greetings to him, we would allways ask for him again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Joachim. It was my pleasure to guide you.
David BrislinUnited States
Shmuel did an outstanding job on our day tour of Jerusalem. His tremendous knowledge of the history of the area was a great benefit. Highly recommend using him as a guide. David & Mary Brislin
Adrian JohnCardiff, United Kingdom
An excellent tour of the Citadel and Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Shmuel was friendly, very knowledgeable, walked at the gentle pace we had requested, pointed out loads of interesting things, explained how the Old City had developed and been rebuilt, and gave us the exact kind of tour we had hoped for. He was also very generous with his time, our half day tour over-running considerably with no extra charge. Shmuel is highly recommended.
Stan HendersonUnited States
Shmuel was extremely knowledgable and enthusiastic about showing us the Herodium. It was a highlight of our trip to Israel. I would recommend him without reservation.
We enjoyed an awesome tour with Shmuel. He combines a magnificent knowledge of Jerusalem's past and present with a great communication style. He always explained "the story behind the story" - I was fun and educational at the same time to listen to his words. We took the more than 8 hours tour our first full day in Jerusalem - that gave us a fantastic start on overview for the rest of our stay. Many thanks again to Shmuel for such a great experience and memorable tour!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Udo. My pleasure. Great to meet the family and if you decide that you want to start guiding Jerusalem let me know.
Shmuel is an outstanding guide with infectious enthusiasm for the craft he possesses. Great English language and communication skills, knowledge, energy, flexibility and eagerness to please makes him a fantastic guide. Thanks Shmuel for a very memorable Jerusalem visit.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Pleasure to have time w you & Usha and show you some of layers of Jerusalem.
Robin RotmanUnited States
Shmuel was a truly fabulous guide, extremely knowledgable, with interesting views on many topics and provided very detailed answers to the many questions we posed. We would request him for a guide if we take any more tours in Jerusalem
Erik HassoldUnited States
His English is great because he lived in an English speaking country. He is very knowledgeable.
Roberto PiraniUnited Kingdom
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.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Roberto. It was a great day. I look forward to your next trip to Israel, either for business or pleasure.
My family has recently visited Israel, and Shmuel was our guide in Jerusalem. He was very thorough and knowledgeable - all our questions were answered promptly and to the point. Archeology, history, geography and religion were combined in a rich story that kept us intrigued. We've gone through the 25 centuries of Jerusalem's history in one day! We've learned so much - thanks Shmuel! - Melita
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my pleasure to guide your family.
Shmuel was very knowledgeable, warm and inviting. He provided us with a great (and accurate) outline of what we would cover at the start of the day, and encouraged us to ask questions about the things that interested us. After the tour, we left being able to identify structures of different time periods which was very helpful in the days following the tour. He was a very kind man, and we would definitely recommend people we know to choose Shmuel as their guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Shona for your comments. I will be more attentive about snacking.
Thank you very much for a very engaging and interesting tour. It was my first time in Israel and Shmuel answered all my questions and gave me an insight into the country. I would highly recomend this tour if you are truly interested in understanding Jerusalem and the country. Jimena Alvarez.
Shmuel was wonderful. Thoughtful, accommodating and extremely knowledgeable. A great story teller. Highly recommend
Shmuel is an awesome guide and an awesome person! We had an amazing tour in the Old City in Jerusalem, in which Shmuel surprised us with super interesting stories about Israeli history and culture and showed us breathtaking places, also taking us off the beaten path into a more authentic Jerusalem. We asked him a billion questions and he was always happy to answer and go more in depth... in a short time he became a good friend :). I really recommend taking your Jerusalem tour with him!
Kevin IveyUnited States
Shmuel was available on short notice. He went at our pace and provided us all the highlights we needed in a great 8-hour walking tour of the old city Jerusalem. We'd tour with him again anytime.
Bruce SchneierUnited States
Janet BergerUnited States
Shmuel is an amazing guide! He has an in-depth knowledge of Jerusalem and showed us the history, the culture and the architecture of the Old City. He is highly passionate and a great storyteller. Very accommodating and will provide a tour that is tailor made to your needs. Highly recommend Shmuel!
Khang T.United States
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!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I too really enjoyed the tour Khang. Please tell the gang that they were great.
Glenda Lisa RobisonUnited States
My husband and I had a wonderful tour with Shmuel. He was very knowledgeable, kind, and quickly to adjust to all of our requests. Also, something that we enjoyed was that he was our official photographer. We were able to soak up the sites and experiences without having to take pictures. Shmuel provided us with all of great photos he took of us and the sites. Such a treat! His knowledge of Masada and a quiet, special place at the Dead Sea made this tour extra special. We would highly recommend Shmuel!
Glenda Lisa RobisonUnited States
My husband and I had a wonderful tour with Shmuel. He was very knowledgeable, kind, and quick to adjust to all of our requests. Also, something that we enjoyed was that he was our official photographer. We were able to soak up the sites and experiences without having to take pictures. Shmuel provided us with all of great photos he took of us and the sites. Such a treat! He also took us to many places that we would have never found on our own. We would highly recommend Shmuel!
Bettina SiewertUnited States
This tour is the perfect way to spend a day in Jerusalem. Shmuel was very flexible and made sure that we visited all the sites I wanted to see. He is very knowledgeable and a gifted teacher. People passing by were stopping to listen to his explanations. I will definitely come back and use Shmuel again for further tours in the area. Thank you Shmuel for a wonderful day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Bettina, it was a great day.
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.