Danny the Digger

“Danny the Digger” is a small and vibrant boutique tour agency. It was founded by 2007 by Danny “the Digger” Herman, who earned his nickname from years of being an archaeologist.

Danny’s in-depth knowledge of Israel’s history and archaeology, paired with his passion to guide, led him to create a tour service. Bearing a unique brand name, “Danny the Digger” quickly developed into one of the most reputed tour agencies in Israel. With his team, Danny’s company offers a wide range of services for private, Luxury and VIP tours in Israel.

The essence of the company is a creative and personal approach , meticulous planning, and the highest level of service through all stages of the tour. The tours are led by a selected team of expert tour guides, all highly experienced, knowledgeable, and very social.
The result is an exceptional tour experience, combining in-depth explanations, intellectual discussions, great food, and the best accommodations.
The many thank you letters and raving feedbacks on social media, are perhaps the best testimony to the company’s reputed service, attesting to the repeated satisfaction of their clients.

In addition to the many private tours, Danny and his teams also cater various institutions and companies. They are, for example, the conductors of tours in Israel for guests of HPE, Motorola, Samsung NEXT, Amazon, Microsoft, SAP, HSBC, and more.

Danny’s team alse served several VIP projects such as guiding Dr. Oz, CEO of GoDaddy, Google’s VP, Apple’s VP, Samsung’s President, 王石 Wang Shi. They also guided a few Nobel Prize Winners, and even a Nigerian King.
The professional service of Danny’s company led him to become one of the most reputed tour services in Israel

Gidi Friedman

Hi, I’m Gidi, a native English speaker from Tiv’on – a small town near Haifa.

I am an experienced tour guide that believes in a sustainable way of life, and I’d love to show you this beautiful and endless country. From one-day tours, to much more, follow me on and off the beaten tracks, be it treks in the desert or day tours in the city.

Whatever your desires and wishes are, Let me plan and guide the best trip for you!

Avi Mashiach

Do you want to know Israel through experiences and different things – through historical sites of more than 3000 years, nature, food, wine, various sectors. You are invited to join me on an exciting journey.

Adam Sela

As 1990 was drawing to an end I was beginning a new direction in life. Tired of working 8 days a week in a very high pressure but lucrative industry I was looking for something different.

One can work hard and play hard but to do that you need to make time and that was something I did not have. With the upcoming birth of our first son just playing hard was not an option either so I decided to try and turn my interests and hobbies into a livelihood and started checking out the options.
Widerness tourism was just beginning and I started at the bottom as a freelance guide in Mitzpe Ramon. Back then there was no “training”, most of us had some kind of military background and we all shared a love for the outdoors. I too had the military background where I learned to love the desert and coming from an outdoor lifestyle in Africa with loads of bush craft experience I quickly found my footing and developed my own style and then struck out on my own founding Challenging Experience.

Now, 30 years later, the industry has changed but I am still here and still loving it. Being able to enjoy one’s “job” makes it so much easier to do it well.
All my staff is handpicked and apart from the experience they bring they also receive extensive ‘in-house’ training. I believe that a huge part of any visit is time spent with the ‘locals’ and while not all out team has been in the area that long they do all share a love for the area and for people. We are often asked if we ever get bored ? The simple answer is an emphatic NO – the reason is that no two tours are ever the same especially as meeting new people is also part of what we enjoy.

I always say that we are neither the best nor the cheapest company out there, but some things make us stand out.
We have a great office staff, 5 days a week, giving our clients good service pre-tour and freeing the guides up (especially me) to be with YOU and not with the next or last client.

Three of our five guides are volunteers in the regional Search and Rescue Team (I am one of it’s founders) and also volunteer as reserve Policemen and United Hatzallah medical first responders.

When you tour with us you help support voluntary non profit organizations in the area. We are involved in almost every single Search and Rescue scenario in the region using our extensive knowledge of the area, our specific skills and our company hardware to help bring people to safety.

All our vehicles are well equipped including high power 2 way VHF radios (linked not only to each other but also to national emergency services), tools, first aid packs and even a gas stove to brew fresh coffee or tea.

Jonathan Jacobson

Shalom!

I am a tour guide in Israel. I offer tours all over Israel! Now I am offering tours virtually, but soon once the borders open, I will be offering tours in person, in the Holy Land!
I am fun, energetic and a funny guy, and I know Israel like the back of my hand. I am passionate about history and archeology, and I am even more passionate in sharing this amazing land with you 🙂

Ariela Bodner

Ariela Bodner – Bespoke Jewish Tours!
Argentina is home to around 250.000 jews making it the largest Jewish community in the region and between the fifth and the sixth in the world!
Few communities in the world are so vibrant and engaged as the Jewish community in Buenos Aires!
Get to know this wonderful South American city from a Jewish perspective, through Jewish eyes and the ever present sparks of Yiddishkayt at every step!
Having worked for the largest Jewish humanitarian organization in the world for more than 18 years, I have welcomed legions of overseas visitors and federation´s missions to whom I introduced into the country´s rich Jewish heritage and present Jewish life and culture.
I invite you to connect, celebrate and foster Jewish history and identity, and its major impact on the world.
Tour length: 3.30 hs. approx. It could be a walking tour or I can rent a private car at disposal. I pick you at your hotel or where it´s convenient for you!
Some of the sites we visit: AMIA Jewish Federation (upon special request), Libertad Synagogue, Jewish Museum of Buenos Aires, Israeli Embassy square, Once Jewish neighbourhood or “Shmatta district”, Paso Synagogue, Shoah memorial, we could even stop at the Kosher Mc Donalds! and much more!
Feel free to get in contact, I´ll be happy to respond and hopefully meet you personally in your upcoming visit to Argentina, for a memorable taste of Jewish BA. I promise!
Warmly, Ariela

My Professional Bio:
Born and raised in Buenos Aires, within a traditionalist Jewish family, Ariela graduated from Maimonides Jewish Day School, Institution where her mother, proudly developed her passion for Jewish Education through her work as Principal for 25 years.
It was thanks to her family background and education that Ariela took immense pleasure in actively participating, getting involved and working for the Argentine Jewish Community.
Having collaborated with the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), the world´s leading Jewish Humanitarian Assistance Organization, for the last 18 years, Ariela has acquired a practical experience in different areas of the organization, holding the responsibility of assisting the regional and the Special Programs Directors, and coordinating a vast agenda of missions and overseas visitors to whom she introduces into the lively and vibrant world of the Jewish Community in Argentina.
In this role, among other duties, Ariela has been responsible for the overall coordination of missions, the contact with US institutions, Jewish federations and donors; a task which not only involves planning and logistics but also direct contact with people through Jewish Community briefings, Jewish general sightseeing and Institutional touring.
Prior to joining JDC, Ariela obtained degrees in Jewish Studies and Hotel Management, having worked in the hospitality industry for several years, until she decided to devote herself to the Jewish institutional life.
Passionate about Jewish learning, making Jewish connections and sharing Jewish life in Argentina, Ariela also became a licensed Jewish tour guide, tremendously enjoying this experience, and definitely making this tour a highlight in your trip!
Ariela is 45 years old, married and has two children.