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Michael Z.

Bethesda, MD, United States

Hello, my name is Michael, I was born in Ukraine (a part of USSR at that time), but my childhood was pretty much multifaceted, exposing me to additional cultures and languages.

My early childhood I spent in Leningrad, USSR (today St. Petersburg, Russian Federation), but since then my parents immigrated twice; fist to Poland and then to Israel - thus I was fortunate to learn more languages and cultures, as well as graduating the faculty of architecture.
In the later stage of my lifetime I moved to USA and settled in Washington DC area, where I continued to employ my professional expertise in construction field, as well as continued to enjoy guiding services, acquired scholastically and broadly backed by an extensive practical guiding experience.
Being a licensed tour guide in DC, I am offering different tours in this magnificent capital city, ranging from classical tours such as visiting the famous United States Capitol to some other great sites like Jefferson Memorial / Lincoln Memorial, the iconic American monument honoring the 16th president of the United States, and many others including tailored tours per customer interests.
There is a vast collection of science, history, art and culture, which came alive at the world famous Smithsonian Institution Museums, and I really enjoy showing it all. I'll be glad to show you all that.

Thank you for your attention to my WELCOME introduction.

A Recent Review of this guide

My family enjoyed two tours of D.C. with Michael. He was punctual, prepared, and most informative. Our family ranged from 8 yrs. of age to 70. He organized both our tours to be fun for all of us. We will have wonderful memories from our two days with Michael.
Richard Kreher

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Credentials

• Technicon, Israel Institute of Technology / Major: Architecture, BArch / 1967
• School of Tourism / Ministry of Tourism Israel / Tour Guiding & Tour Management / 1981
• Leading tour groups locally and internationally (up to 35 people) for up to 30 days.

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Tour of DC Museums (4 hours)

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Let's explore Washington Museums with a private guide!

400 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

4 hours

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Architecture Lover's Tour (8 hours tour)

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L'Enfant's legacy and findings of Mr. Wright

600 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

6 hours

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