Travelling in Israel can be fun. It can also be tiring and if you're bound to miss important sites and information. Unless you go with a tour guide of course.
How to pick a tour guide?
If you have decided upon going with a tour guide you still need to find a good one. It's a very personal job, so you have to ask yourself the following questions:
- What do I want to do and see in Israel?
- How many days do I spend with a tour guide?
- Does the guide also need to drive us around?
- Which languages does the tour guide need to speak? Most guides will speak Hebrew well and some English. You might want a native English speaker, or another language, depending on your group's language capabilities.
Tour guide costs
You can have your private guide for around 100$ per day per person. For this you will get an officially approved tour guide.
Planning to become a tour guide in Israel?
If you're considering finding a job as a tour guide you should follow a special course for tour guides, it's a good idea to go to one if you're immigrating to Israel. It will take some time but afterwards you'll be a certified tour guide and you'll know a lot about most tourist hot spots in Israel.
If you're merely a tourist it's good to go with a certified tour guide.