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Arik Private Tours in Israel is the go-to website for anyone that wants to explore the Holy Land with an expert tour guide.

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Arik

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Hi! I’m Arik, an Israeli native who decided to dedicate his life to share my passion about the Holy Land to those that are interested to know more about this fascinating piece of land.

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MEET

Arik

PRIVATE TOURS

Hi! I’m Arik, an Israeli native who decided to dedicate his life to share my passion about the Holy Land to those that are interested to know more about this fascinating piece of land.

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My career as a private tour guide in Israel began at the International School for the Studying of the Holocaust. It was there where I got the basic skills to become a  guide! And after working for over five years as local guide at the Holocaust Museum I’d decided to go pro and professionalize in the field by becoming an expert tour guide licensed by the Ministry of Tourism. On the same time I also completed my Masters in ‘Land of Israel Studies’ granted to me by the University of Haifa.

Giving guided tours of Israel is my vocation! Gladly I would take you around the Promised Land. And tell you all there’s to know about Israel. Its people, where’s the best eateries, the 4,000 years of History! And much more.

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Giving guided tours of Israel is my vocation! Gladly I would take you around the Promised Land. And tell you all there’s to know about Israel. Its people, where’s the best eateries, the 4,000 years of History! And much more.

READ MY FULL STORY

PERSONAL FAQ’S

  • How Do you know English that well? Honestly, I’m just good with languages! But apart from this fact, I’ve also lived in NYC for a long time. Also, Israel is very westernized so as a young kid, I use to see lots of T.V! which was all in English. All my fav T.V shows and movies were American productions. But I also like to read a lot since I was a young boy and a great deal of them were books written in the English language.  
  • How did you find yourself working in this field? So to put it simply, one thing led to another. I wanted to be a teacher in Israel. But If being a teacher in Israel is super hard and one has to be very dedicated. I needed something more fun but still in the field of passing knowledge to others. So being a private tour guide in Israel seemed to me like a natural path for me to take. And the rest is history! 
  • What’s the best book you ever read about Israel? Well, I read lots of books, and to be honest, in every different stage of my life there was one book that blew me away. But with that said, the book that I recommend reading is 1948 – Birth of a State, by Benny Moris. 
  • What’s your favorite site in Israel ever? Honestly, that’s a tough one! It depends on the time of the year. While we’re in the winter I love roaming the Judaean Desert. But in the summer I need to be somewhere cool and dry and then the surroundings Jerusalem is amazing for that. And in spring which is extremely short in Israel, I love the Golan Heights. Everything and it means everything is in full bloom quite a contrast to the long hot and dry summer we have most of the year.