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Guiding at Herodium, one of my favorite sites

Shalom. My name is Shmuel Browns and I am a tour guide, licensed by the Israel Ministry of Tourism. When you hire me, you get a knowledgeable and experienced guide who is passionate about Israel. I can show you the whole country, from Dan to Beersheva all the way to Eilat. 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 help in planning your Israel trip then contact me to 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. I help individuals, families and groups create personalized itineraries that balance their interests, time, and budget.



If you’re looking for some of the special tours I offer click here or on the TOURS tab in the menu – I am happy to customize any of these tours to match your interests; if you have your own idea for a tour then contact me.

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. I do tours focussed on archaeology, art and architecture; religion, history and culture; nature; food and wine.

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 300 views on Israel in words and pictures. Under the HOME menu item is a link to a sitemap of the entire website. In general, use the menu to navigate and explore this website and discover the incredible country that is Israel. For specific information use the Search field below.

Lehitraot ba’aretz  (See you in Israel).