Michael Tours
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Private and customized tours of Bethlehem, Jerusalem, Jericho, Hebron, Ramallah, Nablus and surrounding areas. Knowledgeable and experienced guides providing in-depth information and insight into the history, culture and religion. Coverage of popular attractions as well as less-visited sites and hidden gems Tours of Israel and Palestine. A passionate team with similar interests who love to show people their country.
Bethlehem, Palestinian Territories

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I Ingram
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Family
Michael was amazing! My parents, sister and I were lucky enough to have Michael as our tour guide. We learned so much on our tour of Jericho, Jerusalem, and Bethlehem. He was very knowledgeable and one of the best tour guides we have ever had. My parents are in their 70s and Michael was patient and made sure they were enjoying themselves. He went above and beyond the entire day. I would 110% recommend Michael for a tour, his personalized itinerary and attention to detail beats the larger tours. My parents could not stop raving about the tour and how great he was. If in Israel booking a tour with a Michael is a must.
Written November 12, 2022
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I am so happy to hear your review. Thanks for choosing me as your guide.
Written January 9, 2023
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John Billanes
Tracy, CA1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Friends
This is our first time in Jerusalem on a Pilgrimage. Did not know what to expect. The itinerary was arranged very well from start to end. Each day every sites we go, Michael explains in great detail both archeological sites and biblical sites. We even do biblical reading to tie in scriptural passages. Making the Bible come alive.

Michael is very friendly, humble and helpful. We all feel safe and he goes out of his way to get us the best experience possible. We joke alot in the bus and he makes us all feel part of the family. Can ask him any questions and concerns and he makes sure you are well informed.

Parting with Michael is not easy for we all feel that we are leaving a family member. He even makes sure our transportation is confirm and the driver has all the informations needed. It was a awesome experience and a Pilgrimage, a blessing 🙌 from the beginning to the end.

Do I recommend Michael on your next Pilgrimage, 💯 percent. You will be sorry not to have him.

God bless 🙌
Written November 14, 2022
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Thanks John, and I am happy to hear your feedback. Your review and recommendation is highly appreciated and touching.
Written January 9, 2023
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JP Deol
Moraga, CA8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Michael was a truly phenomenal guide. First of all, he is extremely communicative/responsive and clear before and during the trip. He was at the pickup place early and told me how to get there easily. He does everything personalized to your needs/wishes. It was very hot out and he had lots of cold water ready to go. He also had a great, clean, comfortable car. Everything went perfectly. He was very understanding and accommodating, even when I felt a little sick given the heat (which I am not used to).

Michael's English is impeccable and his knowledge is unending. He knows everything about the places he takes you and gives you lots of extra information according to your unique interests. He is extremely personable and kind and very friendly. He made me feel very comfortable at all times. He chose great places to eat and to get Arabic coffee as well.

My only disappointment is that he is in such high demand that I can't book him for all my tours in the area. But if you can get him, I cannot recommend him more. You must do your tours with Michael. A+!
Written July 12, 2022
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I always love to hear my guests' feedback and it made me so happy to hear your nice words and how much you enjoyed my tour. Thank you for choosing me as your guide and for visiting my country. Best Wishes.
Written October 23, 2022
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MariCar B
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Friends
Hello Michael,

John and I would like to thank you for wonderful time in Israel.
With the collaboration of
Cristorey Travel
(Ruben & Yvette)

So many treasured memories of tracing the footsteps of Jesus, from His birth, ministry, trial, death & resurrection. The Bible came alive before our eyes being able to be present where Jesus has been. So many memorable moments to mention but I will list a few. No particular order.
1.Renewal of our vows in Cana. ❤
2. Private boat ride Mass in the sea of Galilee.
3. Joining the Franciscan's procession inside the the church of Nativity where Jesus was born.
4.Mass inside the Holy Sepulchre.
5. Holy Hour in Gethsemane
6. Having a delicious homemade lunch prepared by a local family was one of the highlights of our trip.The family was so warm & welcoming to us. The conversation & laughter we shared will always stay in our hearts 💕

We also want to thank our favorite very skillful driver Shweiky who safely drove us on our tour.

The time we spent with you was beyond special and we felt so fortunate to have you show us Israel! You are so very knowledgeable, and your attentive to our requests. Thank you again for making our first trip to Israel so special and the thoughtful glass angel gift you gave us will be a remembrance of the time we spent with you in our pilgrimage.

We will miss you & Shweiky! 🥰

God willing we will see each other again!
And we will recommend you to all our friends that are also interested in visiting Israel.

God Bless!

John & Maricar
Written November 14, 2022
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Thanks John and Maricar for the nice review. I am happy to know how much you enjoyed my tour. It was an amazing week with you and it was a pleasure to meet you all and I hope to see you again in the near future.
Written January 9, 2023
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Josh A
Wasilla, AK9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Friends
Coming all the way from Alaska, USA we really wanted to make the most of our time here in Israel. Micheal and Georgette were both very gracious and knowledgeable tour guides. Touring with them was the best experience of our entire trip, I came away learning so much. They also were very willing to answer questions and provided accurate and extensive answers. You will not regret your decision to spend both your time and your money to tour with Michael and Georgette. Praying for love and safety for your sweet family.
Written February 19, 2023
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Thank you for your kind words! I'm glad to hear that you had a great time touring with Georgette and me, and that you found the experience both informative and enjoyable. It was a pleasure to share our knowledge and passion for this land with you, and we appreciate your willingness to engage with us and ask questions. We wish you all the best and hope that you have many more great experiences on your travels!
Written April 16, 2023
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Scott R
Cebu City, Philippines179 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Solo
I had a tour set in 2 weeks but due to the virus, the tour had to be cancelled. Communication was quick and the refund of the deposit was immediate. Sad I couldn't take the tour but this demonstrates Michael's credibility! Thank you!
Written March 7, 2020
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Thank you Scott for your trust. We hope this pandemic will end soon and looking forward to your visit and to meeting you in person in the near future.
Written August 2, 2020
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Steamjo123
Seattle, WA2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Friends
Fantastic day touring the holy sites. Spent 9 hours on the Jericho, Bethlehem tour. Georgette & Michael are very knowledgeable about each site and what was happening during the time of Christ. We’ve traveled around the world and this is the best tour group we have ever been with. We will absolutely use them again on our next trip.
Written February 19, 2023
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Thank you so much for your kind words! It was a pleasure showing you around the holy sites and sharing our knowledge with you. We are glad to hear that you had a fantastic time and that you consider us the best tour group you have ever been with. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next trip!
Written April 16, 2023
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Andrea
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
My partner and I had a wonderful tour with Michael form start to finish!
He has a vast knowledge on the biblical history and references of this beautiful land
and was very explicative on every topic and question we asked him. Totally accomodating (given the fact that I sprained my ankle a few days before and was on crutches): he came to pick us up at our accomodation, gave me time to reach up with walking while visiting Holy Sites and resting time.
It's a must if you are new to the land and looking for historical and present context!
Definitely recommended.
Written February 22, 2023
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Thank you for taking the time to leave such a positive review of your tour with me. I'm glad to hear that I was able to accommodate your needs and provide you with a great experience despite your injury. It was my pleasure to share my knowledge of the biblical history and present context of this beautiful land with you and your partner. Thank you for recommending me as a tour guide in the area, and I hope to have the opportunity to guide you again in the future!
Written April 16, 2023
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BDK
16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Family
My sister and I booked a private tour of Jericho and Bethlehem with Michael Tours. Our guide, Georgette, was amazing - so knowledgeable, friendly, and accommodating. We went to the Mount of Temptation (which is a monastery built into the side of a vertical cliff face), Hisham’s palace (which has the world’s largest ancient mosaic - truly world-class), the Church of the Nativity with its warren of caves, the Milk Grotto, and more. We had a wonderful time. Georgette contacted me before the trip to make sure we were comfortable getting through the checkpoint. She really took great care of us, and I can’t tell you how pleased I am with our experience with Michael Tours. I’d highly, strongly recommend them to any visitors to this area!!
Written March 22, 2023
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I'm thrilled to hear that you had a fantastic experience with Michael Tours and your guide, Georgette, during your private tour of Jericho and Bethlehem! It sounds like Georgette's knowledge, friendliness, and accommodation made the tour truly exceptional. It's great that you were able to visit many important sites. I'm glad to hear that Georgette went above and beyond. Thank you for recommending Michael Tours so strongly and I hope you have many more memorable travels in the future!
Written April 16, 2023
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James D
Lafayette, CO2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Family
We spent a week in the area and this tour with Michael was without any doubt the highlight. There was so much covered in a single day and my kids and I left having learned more than we did over all of the other days. Crossing through the wall from Jerusalem was easy, and Michael and above and beyond to make sure that we all had a great day. We went to Bethlehem and Hebron and got to see all about what life is like living there, as well as the historic sites. Seriously, if you're considering a trip, get this guy to take you there.
Written December 26, 2022
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Thanks for the nice words and the review, I am happy to hear your feedback and happy you enjoyed it.
Written January 9, 2023
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