David Amiel

David’s background gives him a unique background and ability to give visitors a full tour. His family history gave him a particular interest in Tzfat’s history, and his academic credentials include a M.A. in History and Philosophy, with his Master’s thesis on “The Influences of Kabbalah on the Shabtai Tzvi Movement”. (Shabtai Tzvi was a false messiah of the 17th century who misled a huge segment of the Jewish World, including many great Rabbis, of the day. When he was denounced, and subsequently converted to Islam, it was akin to a spiritual catastrophe for the Jews of the day, who had been misled by Tzvi, as well as their own leadership).

Because Tzfat was such a huge center of the Jewish community of Israel throughout the 15th – 19th centuries, their descendents can today be found scattered throughout the world, and it is not uncommon for people from lands as far-flung as Australia, Brazil, South Africa, and everywhere in-between to arrive in Tzfat asking if “anyone knows where my great-great-great-grandmother Zissel Goldenfarb’s house is” and “does anyone know if there are any descendents left in Tzfat?”

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 Jeep

Hey! I am Avi Levy, a certified jeep tour guide with many years of experience in organizing and leading tours in general and field trips in particular.
I live in Kiryat Tivon with my wife, Dalit, and my seven children. From here I go for walks on the valley and mountain roads, the sea and the desert.
The SUVs we have have 6-8 seats.
The drivers I work with are some of the best veteran off-road drivers in Israel.

Yuval De Joannes

My Name is Yuval De-Joannes. I live in Moshav Tzafririm in the Ella Valley and I lead tours throughout the country for over twelve years.
My passion for traveling began in my early school days, when I’ve joined the school of environmental studies in the Negev desert. Upon completing my military service as a paratrooper, and traveling the world for a couple of years, I’ve joined Ben-Gurion University and started my academic life.
First, I’ve achieved a bachelor’s degree in Behavioral sciences, and then through Haifa university, a Master’s degree in Cultural Anthropology.
My fieldwork took place in Ireland, on one of the Islands off the west coast, where I stayed for nearly two years.
Upon my return, I tried to put into practice the knowledge of people and history I’ve gained and completed an International tour guiding course, conducted by the Open University, and another tour guiding course conducted by the ministry of tourism. A third course I’ve completed was conducted by the ministry of education.
Through the years I’ve received special expertise certificates, from the ministry of tourism in Christianity, Zionism, desert tourism and wine tourism.
From here the road was open to a new career. I’ve decided to focus on Israel, and to put all my energy in exploring it in depth.
For me guiding is a passion, if not a call. Every tour I take is different for me. Even if the sites might repeat themselves, they are always fresh for me, cause every time I see them through different eyes, the eyes of those I travel with.

when I’m not guiding I enjoy hiking in Israel and around the world, mountain biking and reading.

I guide families and individuals in Hebrew, English and Italian, and offer a wide range of focal points – theological, archaeological, historical, botanical, geological and more.

It could be a day tour or a full package tour, all customized to your needs and desires.
I use a luxurious Mercedes van, so you can be sure to travel in comfort and safety.

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.

Hadara (Dari) Arbel

Native English speaker, born in 1984 in the United States, I have been living in Israel for nearly thirty years. Growing up in Jerusalem, one of the most intriguing and complex cities on earth, I have always been attracted to its history. Living in Tel Aviv and raising three young children, I keep my fingers on the pulse of its present.

Guiding has always been a part of my life: in youth groups, throughout my army service and shortly after as I was among the youngest licensed tour guides upon graduation. I have since gained 15 years of experience but am still as excited as I was on my very first day every time I meet a group, family or individual.

Tomislav Vuković

Tomislav is the author of the ‘Jewish Osijek Tour’ which is in detail described in the ‘Jewish Osijek’ brochure (available on this website also in the form of e-Book). Tomislav has already led many Jewish Osijek tours and, being a history and English teacher, he has also been educating the young generations and other teachers at the schools he has worked so far, as well as cooperating on Jewish Osijek project led by Osijek Nansen Dialogue Centre. Tomislav has also travelled to Israel where he attended some specialised trainings, seminars and conferences related to the Jewish history and cultural heritage. If you wish to get to know Jewish Osijek, Tomislav is definitely the right guide for you. His tours are available in Croatian and English and he can provide additional details and information upon your request.