Shalom. I have a passion for Archaeology, History and Food and am excited to show people around the Land of Israel.

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When my brother turned 13 and had his Bar Mitzvah he got a subscription to Playboy Magazine. When I turned 13 I got a subscription to Biblical Archaeology Review.

Shalom! My name is Lorne Newman and I am originally from New York City. I fulfilled a lifelong dream and moved to Israel in 2012. As an archaeology major in University I had the opportunity to excavate at a few digs in Israel in the past and continue to do so to this day. I am passionate about the history and beauty of this country.

Some guides consider themselves 'part-time stand up comedian'. For 13 years I was a full-time stand up comedian performing shows in 33 States in the US in more than 110 towns and cities in addition to events in Canada and England. I bring up my stand up career not because I want to be the funniest guide but because I know how to communicate with people and listen to what they are interested in.

My attitude towards clients is as it was in my former career. You are paying good money and deserve the best value. I am flexible with my itineraries so if say you don't want to go to a museum today then let's change the program and visit a winery instead!

Testimonials about Lorne Newman


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Northern Israel Tour
Review of Bein Harim Tourism Services - Day Tours
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Today we visited several sites in Northern Israel. What a wonderful tour. Our guide was Lorne Newman. He made a great tour explaining many things I didn’t know before and was very funny too which kept our attention.

The trip was very well organized and they looked after all our needs with plenty of stops and breaks along the way. Lorne took us to a great Middle Eastern restaurant for a wonderful lunch.

Attached is our group picture taken at the Hippodrome.

I certainly look forward to more tours with this company.


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Bethlehem Tour
I literally had one day to explore Isreal and had landed on the day of the sabbath. Which means nothing is open, but because of this our hotel offered a tour to Bethlehem. The bus arrived promptly the next morning and we drove through Tel Aviv picking up other passengers. It was a lovely morning and everyone was still in their morning space. Then we soon arrived at the bus depot were some passengers got off to join other tours. Myself and a few others remained on board for the rest of the day with our hilarious tour guide Lorne Newman. He was both informative and knowledgeable about the areas we visited and also coloured the commentary with humor and tact. It made the tour so much more memorable and enjoyable. This was be far one of my favorite tours and would do it all over again.

Raje D.

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Tour of Bethlehem and Israel
Review of Bein Harim Tourism Services - Day Tours
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
I thoroughly enjoyed Lorne's tour. He has extensive knowledge being an archaeological major and knows the area inside and out. He has a wonderful sense of humor and is very particular about providing a good tour. Worth every penny and more.

Tours of Lorne Newman

Jerusalem 4 Quarters Tour

Extensive tour of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre

$ 400 Per tour

The 4 Quarters Tour offers the chance to visit places within the Walls of the Old City of Jerusalem (and a couple of sites just outside). Although we will be visiting Christian places, this is not guided as a religious tour but one for those with a flavor for History,....

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Old City Jerusalem

Private Tour $ 250