Welcome

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Guiding at Herodium, one of my favorite sites

Shalom. Welcome to my website, a great resource about Israel. My name is Shmuel Browns and I am a tour guide, licensed by the Israel Ministry of Tourism. I’m knowledgeable, experienced and passionate about Israel and would be delighted to show you the country, from Dan to Beersheva. I am a native English speaker and fluent in Hebrew.

“… a very professional and dedicated guide – Shmuel was super – he went above and beyond what was expected and left us with one of the most beautiful days of memories of our trip – He was patient and kind and incredibly knowledgeable! An exceptional guide who I highly recommend!!!”
– posted on Tripadvisor

“Please put our comment on your web site that the tour was excellent, full of very interesting information, you led it at our pace and we learned so much. You are truly an expert in all things Herod. The personal attention to our needs and the warm friendship made the day so memorable. Oh! and by the way the day was great value for money.” Ray and Beryl Briddon (UK)

If you’re looking for a guide and assistance in planning your Israel trip then email me and we can get started. If you’re unsure whether hiring a guide is right for you then put your cursor over the ABOUT tab above and click WHY HIRE A GUIDE? from the menu for some of the advantages of touring with a professional guide and clients’ recommendations. For some of the tours I offer click on the TOURS tab above – each itinerary can be customized to your interests.

Left things to the last minute? — contact me right away, phone numbers and email are on my business card. The image is from a sumi 墨絵, Japanese brush painting that I did of Jerusalem’s Old City.

Israel is a deeply fascinating and varied country. Archaeology, Art and Architecture; Religion, History and Culture; Nature, Hiking and Photography; Food and Shopping. I help individuals, families and groups create personalized itineraries that balance their interests, time, and budget.

To get ideas for your trip and a better sense of touring with me as your guide, click on the BLOG tab (in the menu bar at the top of the page) and take some time to read my blog posts, more than 280 views on Israel in words and pictures. In general, use the menu to navigate and explore this website and Israel.

Lehitraot ba’aretz  (See you in Israel).
Shmuel