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Base of operations: Israel -- Number of InfoHub client requests accepted: 334
M16094 is a unique husband and wife team that offers exciting personal, private guided tours and careful personal attention and service.

Shmuel (Shmulik) Bar-Am is an experienced, active, and enthusiastic tour guide, born and raised in Israel. American-born Aviva has been a regular travel correspondent for Israel's English-language newspaper for over 20 years. Together with Shmuel - a gifted photographer as well has marvelous guide -she has also published seven guidebooks on Israel.

Together this husband and wife team have traveled every inch of their beloved Israel! And together they plan fun, inspiring and exciting itineraries that are tailored to their tourists.

Please note that M16094 is NOT a travel agency. Shmuel and Aviva therefore do not run regular, standard group tours and book flights. However! they will happily help you find accommodations, help with arrangements, answer any and all questions, and generally do their best to make sure your trip an exciting and unforgettable experience.
Questions and Answers
The ultimate Israeli experience: customized, private guide tours with a truly personal touch!

1. How long has the business been operating and how did it start?

Our husband and wife team has been operating for decades: first as travel writers and photographers, later as tour guide and tour organizer/travel writer.

2. What is your company's mission?

It is our hope that every tourist that comes our way undergoes the experience of a lifetime, falls in love with Israel, and returns home with unforgettable memories.

3. What does your company specialize in?

Besides the opportunity to enjoy the full Israeli experience, we offer our tourists an unusually personalized service with constant contact before their trip and spontaneous experiences during their tour.

4. Who is the founder or owner of the company and briefly describe his/her past activities?

Shmuel has worked as a licensed tour guide for nearly ten years; before that time, as a paratrooper in the reserves, as chief video cameraman at Israel Television, and as the photographer for his wife’s travel columns and tour books, he became familiar with every corner of our marvelous little country.

5. What is your most popular travel package and why?

We do not have travel packages, for we build each itinerary after gaining an understanding of our tourists - their interests, their physical fitness, and their heartfelt desires.

6. What is the best compliment you received from a client?

Hard to pick! We loved it when tourists wrote that “we were treated like family and felt we had found a second home,” that the tour “was perfectly catered to the needs of our children with warmth, intelligence and caring”. And it was great to hear that Shmuel offers “energy, enthusiasm and knowledge” or that the tourists were “met and treated as friends” with a guide who was “knowledgeable and professional whilst always caring for the personal.” And it was heartwarming to learn that Shmuel’s “knowledge base, experience and familiarity with the country made for a unique experience that we will remember always.” Or to find repeating tourists telling us that “Shmuel has become a part of our family” and that they can’t wait to return - yet again! We were proud that after traveling with us tourists wrote that they “feel so much respect for the people who started and built up the country of Israel” and that they found that traveling with us was “the only way to see the country”.

Vacation Packages offered by supplier M16094
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Spiritual Tours of the Holy Land - Christian Holy Sites Spiritual Tours of the Holy Land - Christian Holy Sites

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Get a marvelous taste of the Holy Land's uniquely spiritual atmosphere by exploring biblical, traditional and historical sites.

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Tour Package
Biblical Tours
Archeology/History
USD 330 Israel

Tour Guide - Shmuel Bar-Am Tour Guide - Shmuel Bar-Am

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Personal tour guide service all over Israel. Highlights include walking tours in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Haifa and Beersheva, nature, overlooks, and exciting historical, biblical and archeological sites.

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Tour Guide
USD 300 Jerusalem

Bar and Bat Mitzva Celebrations and Tours Bar and Bat Mitzva Celebrations and Tours

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Uplifting and stirring Bar Mitzva, Bat Mitzva and Bar/ Bat Mitzva ceremonies in the Holy Land. Ceremonies all over Israel.

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Tour Guide
USD 1100 Jerusalem

Tel Aviv Tours with Israel Travels Tel Aviv Tours with Israel Travels

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Personal guided tours of Tel Aviv, highlights and hidden corners, flea markets, ports, history, architecture and atmosphere!

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Tour Guide
USD 300 Jerusalem

Shmuel Bar-Am Jewish Heritage tours Shmuel Bar-Am Jewish Heritage tours

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The ultimate Jewish experience: modern and ancient history, Jewish heritage, the return to the Holy Land and the reunification of Jerusalem.

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Tour Guide
USD 340 Jerusalem

Shmuel Bar-Am Jerusalem Tours Shmuel Bar-Am Jerusalem Tours

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Breathe in the special atmosphere of Jerusalem with its heady fragrance, a myriad of cultures, and thrilling sights and scenes. Note: Price is per day.

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Tour Guide
USD 350 Jerusalem

Shmuel Bar-Am - tour Israel with the Hebrew Bible Shmuel Bar-Am - tour Israel with the Hebrew Bible

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The Old Testament comes to life with your own personal, private guided tour that follows in the footsteps of our forefathers!

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Tour Guide
USD 34 Jerusalem

Off the beaten track in Israel with Shmuel Bar-Am Off the beaten track in Israel with Shmuel Bar-Am

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Enjoy an exciting trip tour tailored to your pace that combines adventure, sites off the beaten track, biblical sites, history, and Israel's indescribable atmosphere.

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Tour Guide
USD 300 Jerusalem

Accessible Tour in Israel with Shmuel Bar-Am Accessible Tour in Israel with Shmuel Bar-Am

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Personal tour guide service all over Israel to wheelchair/stroller accessible sites. Fun, educational, and exciting.

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Tour Guide
USD 300 Jerusalem

Shmuel Bar-Am Nature Trails in Israel's South Shmuel Bar-Am Nature Trails in Israel's South

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Israel nature hikes in the Craters, the Negev, the Arava, the Judean Desert and Eilat.

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Tour Guide
USD 330 Jerusalem

Shmuel Bar-Am Nature Trails in Israel's North Shmuel Bar-Am Nature Trails in Israel's North

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Private guided tours through Israel's biblical and historical natural sites, climb mountains, swim in rivers and springs, hike through easy - or difficult - terrain.

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Tour Guide
USD 330 Jerusalem

Shmuel Bar-Am: Nature Hikes through Central Israel Shmuel Bar-Am: Nature Hikes through Central Israel

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Israel's landscapes are exquisite and her history unsurpassed. They combine when I take you on private tours through nature trails in the Judean Hills and Plains!

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Tour Guide
USD 330 Jerusalem
Reviews and Comments
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 1  From Tony and Terri Greenfield: Personal guide Shmuel 2011-02-14
Shmuel, thank you so much for our wonderful and profound tour of Israel. Your informed and learned guide service made the tour truly spectacular! Thanks again ... view more for the wonderful experience.
Tony and Terri

 2  Robert and Katie Conconi Shmuel as tour guide 2011-02-14
Here are a few pictures of your very grateful and happy clients. You made our journey a pleasure and always concerned yourself with our comfort. Again, thanks ... view more for the wonderful hosting. We will definitely utilize your services next time and refer our friends to you.

 3  Robin Wald Shmuel - personal tour guide 2011-02-14
Aviva and Shmuel: A HUGE todah abbah (thank you) to both of you for making our trip to Israel so meaningful and memorable. Everything about the trip exceeded ... view more our expectations. We appreciate everything you did for us, your guidance and your knowledge, and we will never forget you. Thank you so much!

 4  Barry Miskin Personal Guided Tour of Israel 2011-02-14
Everything you said to me before I came to Israel was true. Shmuel was more than our guide, he was someone who really wanted us to
learn about Israel and ... view more know the people and reasons for things. We could not have felt better taken care of or more comfortable with our own family. Schmuel went out of his way for us. I really appreciated it all. As we had spoken, I had a good idea of what I wanted to see and do with our limited time in Israel. Shmuel showed us more in two days, than I could imagine most people seeing in two weeks. He exceeded all my expectations of a perfect tour and experience. My daughter Hila was thrilled with the amount of sites we saw. Through our short experience here, she has come to really love this country.

 5  Nancy & Elliot Schuckman Our wonderful trip to Israel 2009-12-14
Dear Shmuel,

We will never forget our wonderful trip to Israel! You and Aviva went out of your way to plan the perfect trip for us. Shmuel, you were a ... view more great guide, explaining everything so well and answering all our questions. You moved us along so we could cover everything. We enjoyed getting to know you at our breakfasts together.

You and Aviva took very good care of us! We highly recommend you both!

 6  Jane Fridkin Three days in Jerusalem 2007-05-17
Dear Shmuel,
From the bottom of our heart, Igor, Emma and I would like to thank you for the wonderful time we had in Jerusalem! Those days . . . were an ... view more absolutely incredible journey to the Heart of the Country. It was equally great emotional and learning experience.J

 7  Kevin and Dianne Kerr Jerusalem trip 2007-05-17
"We. . . miss Israel already. I just wnated to write and say thank you again for the best tour of Jerusalem we ever had."

 8  Judy Domanski Jerusalem trip 2007-05-17
You were the best tour guide ever! I will always remember our time together, it was just wonderful. The places we visited were amazing, the experiences were ... view more unlike any other I've had. It's incredible what we were able to see in just a few days!

 9  Craig Wynne Trip around the country 2007-05-17
"Shmuel made the trip special for the entire family. He. . . gave us a wonderful experience. Next time I am going to go into training to keep up with him!"

 10  Sue Summit trip in Israel 2007-05-17
Dear Shmuel,
I am writing to tell you how pleased we were with our adventure tour with you. It was an extraordinary experience, which we realize would be ... view more impossible now, in light of the current situation in Israel. We feel very fortunate to have had such a wonderful opportunity to see so much of Israel and so many historic and modern sites. It was an excellent mix of education and recreation and suited to all of us aged 14 to 74. We really do commend you on planning such an intriguing and diverse itinerary, and for making appropriate accommodations and alternate plans along the way. We will be thrilled to recommend you to future travelers!

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