Hi, my name is Shimon, I’m a Certified Israeli Tour Guide, I was born and raised in Jerusalem (Yerushalayim) and still live here today.
I specialise in private, made-to-measure tours of Israel for individuals, couples, families, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs and small groups looking for that exclusive, boutique experience.
As your personal tour guide I’ll show you Israel through the eyes of a native Israeli! As well as all the classic ‘tourist’ sites, you’ll see the places only the locals know and I’ll be able to answer any questions you may have about Israel surrounding politics, religion, ethnic minorities, geography, history, archaeology and culture – from an Israeli point of view!
My tours are conducted in English and you can explore the sights in your own way, at your own pace.
As a born and raised Jerushalmi (Yerushalmi) this beautiful city is closest to my heart. Jerusalem’s diversity is vast – from King David to General Allenby, Mark Twain to Ben Gurion. I’ll take you through the streets of Jerusalem, walking through history in the footsteps of the Greeks, Romans, Christian Crusaders, Ottoman and British Empires. You’ll see buildings and culture dating back through time itself. We’ll visit Jerusalem, old and new, taking in the Muslim and Armenian quarters, the ‘souk’, museums, the German and American Colonies and so much more!
You will want to sit and relax for a while. I’ll take you on my ‘Jerusalem Food Tour’. You can enjoy the variety of local cuisines, be it a ‘shawarma’ here, ‘tabouleh’ there, perhaps washed down with an ice-cold ‘Gold Star’ beer. Sit and watch the world go by in the buzzing Nachlaot, Machane Yehuda, Jewish, Christian and Muslim quarters.
For further information or to make a booking, please contact me on: +972-5230-55560 (052.305.5560 in Israel).
I look forward to hearing from you