In my belief, Zionism created the biggest of all miracles that happened in the Holy Land.

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Hi there and congratulations with your decision to visit Israel.

I will be happy to share my time, knowledge and experiences with you if your goal is to have an interesting , pleasant and amusing stay in Israel.

This is a truly unique destination because of its history, geography, biodiversity and political impact on the world we live in. To use a tour guide during your visit is another good decision and will make your stay more fascinating, thought-provoking, stimulating and your memories last longer.



About me
I was born in Amsterdam and made my first trip to Israel as a teenager in the summer of 1987. It was the last year that Israel was known as a hitchhikers paradise as the first Intifadah started at the end of that year. Another thing that was possible then was taking a bus to Cairo. I took the bus and afterwards made dozens of trips back to the Middle East, travelling through all neighboring countries but mostly returning to Israel.

Here I volunteered multiple times in a kibbutz, organized a study tour for my University and tried to set up flower farms in the Gaza strip.

My three children were born in Israel, the eldest is currently serving in the Israel Defense Forces.

In 2008 I finally made Israel my home and I have been living in Tel Aviv since.

After selling my internet company I fulfilled a life long dream: a two years intensive course to become a licensed tour guide.

Ever since I have been guiding groups and individuals around the country. I am available for guiding, starting from a few hours, in Tel Aviv or Jerusalem, day trips to amazing sites like the Dead Sea, Ceasarea, Akko and Bet Guvrin to multiple day trips including beautiful and exiting nature hikes.

Click on My Tours to see a few possible itineraries that I did before or mail me what you have in mind.

Anyways, whether it's me or someone else from the pool of thousands of the best guides in the world (according to international tour operators) who might guide you, I sincerely wish you an amazing time visiting Israel.