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2018 Bucket List Trip

Our extended family visited Israel in June this year and had the great fortune to have Shai as our... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Long Beach, California
Shai is an absolute wonder- he made our trip unbelievably special.

My sisters and I travelled to Israel for the first time this week. While on the trip we started to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Olivia R
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Welcome to the middle east tours offers you a unique visit to Israel - the local's perspective. We combine the famous tourist sites with local sites and our guides are friendly, fun, informative and most important - super informative. We discuss the...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Jerusalem 65600, Israel
+972 50-332-3358
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our extended family visited Israel in June this year and had the great fortune to have Shai as our guide. We had a blend of religions in our group and Shai provided a wonderful comprehensive stories of the region, religions, food, politics and history. We...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My sisters and I travelled to Israel for the first time this week. While on the trip we started to make plans to return to Israel for a further tour with Shai. He is the best tour guide we could have dreamed of- he literally...More

Thank Olivia R
Reviewed 30 July 2018

Shai did an amazing job leading a group tour in Israel for my business school and proved to be extremely knowledgeable in not only Israel's history and culture. He has traveled the world and it shows--he was able to discuss many topics covering history and...More

Thank Charles C
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

Shai was magical. A true Gem. I was blessed to have him as my guide on birthright. At the end I considered him more than a guide but a friend.

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Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

My 20-year-old son and I just returned from an incredible trip to Israel, and Shai Goren was indispensable to making our trip a success. This was my second time touring with him and the first time hiring him as a private guide, this time for...More

Thank Matt N
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

We learned so much about Jerusalem with Shai. It was the best tour we could have asked for. Very educational, interesting, and fun. Not only did we learn about the history of the old city, but we also got a special food tasting of the...More

Thank johannajogi
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

Amazing, unique and very personal trips to Masada, the Dead Sea, Jerusalem and Yad Vashem with interesting insights into the historical and religious backgrounds and details of these incredible locations. Our trips wouldn’t have been the same without our guide Shai. His knowledge is immense...More

Thank sandraschaefer710
Reviewed 21 June 2018

I have traveled the world extensively and have been on many different tours and seen an array of tour guides, but I have never encountered anyone quite like Shai. When I found out that my group and I was going to have a tour guide...More

Thank Paula C
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Shai is an incredible tour guide, if you're looking forward learning in a fun and creative way about Israel's History and culture I totally recommend him as a tour guide. He is hilarious, creative, entertaining and very informed about other international cultures. His jokes will...More

Thank Ara G
Reviewed 18 June 2018

My family and I have traveled extensively and used guides all over the world. But none can compare (or even come close) to Shai. Over the course of a few weeks, we saw almost all of Israel, with Shai leading the way. His vast knowledge...More

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