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My Israeli Guide

Tel Aviv, Israel
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About My Israeli Guide
Religion, history, food, nature, art, architecture and much much more - Israel offers so many possibilities and I specialise in tailoring your experience to 100% match your interests and passions. Whether for day tours all over the country or for a longer visit, I look forward to making your visit to Israel the trip of a lifetime. Great for groups, couples, individuals and families. I'm proud to have been awarded Tour Guide of the Year for Israel by the Travel and Hospitality Awards and Tour Guide of the Year for Tel Aviv by the Luxury Travel Guide.
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Explore Old Jaffa by night - Private Tour

Discover 4000 years of history in the quaint alleyways of Old Jaffa. In a magical nighttime atmosphere, we'll explore the Old City and hear the stories, tales and legends of the many empires and personalities who have lived here over the millennia.
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1 to 3 hours
from $305.71

Private day tour to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv

This is a completely customisable Jerusalem experience which will include the core highlights and then everything else that you may find of interest around them.

Once you make your booking we can discuss how to customise your experience and make it just right for you, from the start/finish time to the specific sites that we visit.

Some additional sites may incur an additional cost. Sales tax of 17% is not included in the price but tourists can be exempted on receipt of a copy of a non-Israeli passport.
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1 to 10 hours
from $581.25
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Nur Lee Harel wrote a review Mar 2020
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I take a lot of groups of foreign guests to tours around Israel and hired different tour guides and Samual was absolutely amazing! Super informative, fun, even the ISraeli people escorting the group had a great time and learned a lot! Highly recommend.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Samuel G, Owner at My Israeli Guide
Responded Mar 10, 2020
Thanks so much for your kind review! I very much enjoyed meeting your group and being able to show them around Jerusalem and the Dead Sea area. I know that you work a lot with these types of groups so I really appreciate such positive feedback. I hope to be able to welcome more of your visitors in the future!
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Elizabeth K wrote a review Mar 2020
Washington DC, District of Columbia2 contributions1 helpful vote
We just finished two days of touring with Samuel, and he made our trip fantastic! On the first day, we saw the Christian sites in Galilee and Nazareth, and even stopped by a date farm after Samuel learned that I love dates. The second day was a full day in Jerusalem and the Old City, ending with a trip to the huge Machane Yehuda market to sample a delicious variety of international foods. We loved every minute of it! From the moment we reached out to him, Samuel was prompt in his communications, made the reservation process easy and tailored the tours to our desires. He was organized and on time, and came equipped with maps, diagrams and other visuals to help us understand not only the sites we were seeing, but the political/social/religious backdrops that impacted them. Samuel is extremely knowledgeable, smart and very personable, making conversation easy. We felt comfortable asking questions and telling him what interested us and what did not. We have used private tour guides in several European countries, and Samuel is at the top of the list of those! Take your tours with Samuel - he will be the highlight of your trip!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Samuel G, Owner at My Israeli Guide
Responded Mar 10, 2020
Thanks so much for your very kind review! I'm very happy to hear that you enjoyed yourselves so much, and was delighted to be able to tweak the itinerary live in the field when you told me how much you enjoy dates - I think this is one of the best benefits of a private tour - to be able to tweak and refine all the time to make sure you have the most personalised experience possible. I know that you are very well travelled and to receive such high praise in comparison to your other travels means a lot. I hope to be able to welcome you back here in the future!
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Andrew W wrote a review Mar 2020
New York City, New York4 contributions1 helpful vote
Samuel is the best guide we have ever used in Israel. He possesses an Incredible combination of knowing the history and knowing all of the best places to eat, the two things we care most about when we visit. We have visited a number of Israeli cities with him and he always finds the right places to help you fully absorb the importance of each city in the context of Israel. Really an invaluable part of our best trips to Israel. Can't wait to use him again.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from Samuel G, Owner at My Israeli Guide
Responded Mar 10, 2020
Thanks so much for your very kind review! I'm honoured by your kind words, particularly as you have been here multiple times and with different guides. And I'm very happy that you enjoyed my culinary recommendations! I was so delighted to be able to welcome you here again following your last trip here, and I hope to be able to welcome you back here in the future.
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Nirit H wrote a review Feb 2020
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Samuel is super knowledgeable about Israel and knows how to explain complex issues and concepts in a clear manner. Straightforward, balanced, and honest-- If he has an opinion on an issue, he'll tell you, but he's not trying to indoctrinate anyone with his views.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Samuel G, Owner at My Israeli Guide
Responded Feb 26, 2020
Thanks so much for your very kind review! I had a great time exploring Israel with you and I'm very happy that you felt I was able to do justice to the complex issues that exist here - both in terms of distilling them into a way that is easy to understand, and doing my best not to sway opinions. It's a challenge but I do my best! I hope to be able to welcome you back to Israel in the future!
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Liel Z wrote a review Feb 2020
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We asked Samuel to give students (ages 18-19) a tour of “Jewish Tel Aviv”. He led a fantastic tour that included interesting and unexpected destinations and information about the modern city. Samuel was able to really engage the students through ancient and modern Jewish texts, which helped pieced together a Jewish perspective of Tel Aviv that they had never considered before. Samuel was very generous with his time and hospitality. He has wealth of knowledge and is very good at tailoring the tour to fit the requirements and requests of the group. Additionally he is very responsible, communicative, and will do everything to ensure the tour goes smoothly. Highly recommended!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Samuel G, Owner at My Israeli Guide
Responded Feb 7, 2020
Thanks so much for your very kind review. It's always fun to do something a bit different from usual and I enjoyed the challenge you set me of exploring the relationship between Tel Aviv and Jewish religion and culture over the past 100 odd years. I'm really happy that you felt that I delivered on the brief - it's very important for me to give people the tour that they want, to adapt to their interests and needs, and not just take something ready off the shelf. It was also fun to get stuck into some of the textual sources past and present! I hope to be able to welcome more of your students in the future.
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