As your guide I help you create a personalized itinerary that balances your interests, time, & budget so that you get the most from your Israel visit.
Shalom. When you hire me, you get a knowledgeable and experienced guide who is passionate about showing you Israel.
If you’re looking for help in planning your Israel trip then contact me to get started. I work with individuals, families and small groups to create personalized itineraries that balance your interests, time and budget. I guide the whole country, from Dan to Beersheva and am a native English speaker (also fluent in Hebrew). I am authorized to guide in Bethlehem and Jericho (Palestinian Authority areas) and I also arrange tours of Petra and Wadi Rum. My tours focus on archaeology, art and architecture and their overlay with religion (Judaism, Christianity, Islam), history and human culture. I take people off the beaten path to discover the nature of Israel. I include good food and wine in tours. I am an accomplished photographer and am happy to take you shooting if you are interested in seeing Israel through the lens of a camera.
Come and discover the incredible country that is Israel.
Lehitraot ba’aretz (See you in Israel).
Testimonials about Shmuel Browns
Group from Australia
Best two days of a 31 day cruise
We are seven older people who went on a Mediterranean cruise in April. The ship docked at Ashdod and at Haifa, a day later. We wanted to spend a night in Jerusalem. We engaged Shmuel to take us to Jerusalem on the first day, and then to the Christian sites around the Sea of Galilee, on day two, dropping us off in Haifa.
It was a wonderful experience. The tour was hugely informative. With an amazing knowledge of archaeology, the Bible (Old and New Testaments) and a willingness to share his experience of life in Israel, raising his 5 children, Shmuel had us enthralled. He fielded all our questions with patient consideration and good humour. He was careful to let us know where the costs lay. All of us have said that this side trip, off the ship, was the highlight of the cruise. Thank you, Shmuel.
Exploring Qumran With A Superb Guide
When my wife and I were here in Israel 2 years ago, Shmuel took us to Herodium. Our experience on that occasion, as reflected in the Trip Advisor review I wrote, prompted us to retain Shmuel's services again in connection with a visit to Qumran. On this occasion though, at my request, we were joined by friends of ours who live in the Jerusalem area. What was going on at Qumran in ancient times and who exactly was living there continue to be contentious subjects even though some authorities, including those who are responsible for the site, would incline one to believe that we have a pretty good handle on the place. Shmuel demonstrated that he was well aware of the continuing controversies surrounding Qumran insofar as he had to deal with characters like me and my friend, Bob, who continuously peppered him with questions and arguments and insights based upon our own prior independent research and perspectives. Shmuel deftly handled what we had to say in addition to providing us with his own insights. As a result, we were all thoroughly engaged in a struggle to understand and revisit the past in order to make it meaningful in the present. All of us had a truly magnificent day with Shmuel. There is no doubt that he is our 'go to' guide when we are here in Israel.
Tours of the Jerusalem Old City and Dead Sead/Ein Gedi
Shmuel had so much knowledge to share with you and his method was one of storytelling, no lecturing. You could see his passion. He really made Israel come alive.