Great experience Shai was an amazing guide. Great depth of knowledge about the area, history and people. Able to quickly pivot when weather worked against us.
Carolyn H
Carolyn H
Once in a lifetime adventure The charming Shai was beyond passionate in his love for Israel and Tel Aviv.His knowledge of events, history and the region on a whole was remarkable and it was all delivered in such an engaging way — never a dull moment when he was around.Our trip to Tel Aviv and Jerusalem would honestly not have been the same without Shai by our sides, answering every question we threw his way from the serious to the not-so-serious.Everything was tailored to our individual group which made it an experience I’ll never forget.I can’t wait to come back and experience more with Know the Land.#Don’tBeShai
Sophie S
Sophie S
Amazing tour of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv On the first morning of our 5-day guided tour of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem Shai announced his motto. “Don’t be Shai,” he said. It was meant as a play on words, for us to know that we could ask him any question and not be ‘shy’ to bridge a topic. However, after five days spent with this wonderful tour guide, I would like to amend his motto - it should read “Be more Shai” instead. This is because Shai was an exemplary guide; kind, funny, passionate, and patient. His unique storytelling ability brought thousands of years of history and culture to life. Shai was a true professional with a sunny nature that was contagious, and I suspect he knows more about food and wine than some of the country’s top chefs. He had us in stitches laughing, and moved to tears when it mattered. I cannot recommend him highly enough if you want to visit Israel and really learn about the land. Todah rabah, Shai. I hope we meet again one day.
Lydia V
Lydia V
Wonderful day in Israel Shai was both professional and entertainment, a rare mix of knowledge and fun, mad the experience memorable, you’d be lucky to book him , as he’s very much in demand ,,
Robert C
Robert C
A delicious morning in Carmel Market and Jaffa From the moment we met him Shai was full of information and lovely to be around. He took us on a delicious food tasting tour around Carmel Market and Jaffa allowing to sample amazing treats from sticky Medjool dates to Yemenite breads to the best hummus and creamy ice cream and malabi (a rose water scented dessert topped with crushed nuts and coconut. We learned much about the market and sights along the way and finished the morning with full tummies and minds. Shai was patient with our teenagers and also took lots of photos so we have lots of lovely momentos of our Tel Aviv morning. Highly recommended.
Victoria P
Victoria P
Family tour Shai did a great job of giving us private day tour that was interesting and fun for the whole family. Definitely recommend.
Israel press trip Shai was knowledgeable on all aspects of Israel from the history to local producers and the best places to visit. He designed a fabulous itinerary that incorporated a visit to Jerusalem, a tour of Jaffa, highlighted local wineries and food producers as well as fantastic restaurants and food markets. His itinerary showcased the 'real Israel'.
Amazing tour guide who made our experience a BLAST Shai was our private tour guide for 10 days while in Israel. He was fun, respectful, and very candid. He also had very unique lunch and tourist options that were "off the beaten path". Most memorably, Shai took our group to a Georgian vineyard in Israel. I would definitely use Shai again when I am back in Israel
Aka A
Aka A
The best way to learn about Israel One of the best guides you can ever come across.An interactive Library. Great personality and a high level of professionalism.Enhances and personalises to suit your needs according to your belief, interest with an unbiased view.Highly Recommended.
The best tour guide in Tel aviv Amazing tour guide, very knowledgeable about little tricks and tips in Tel Aviv. Can confidently say better than other tour guides experienced.Loved Scroll of fire, loved the local eateries he knew, etc.From London
Deep B
Deep B

A Private Tour in Jewish Old Jerusalem

Private tour of Old Jerusalem from a Jewish perspective

I will pick you up from our meeting point – in Jerusalem or Tel Aviv.

We start our tour of the Holy City of Jerusalem with a panoramic viewpoint from the top of Mount of Olives or Mount Scopus, telling the history of Jerusalem while relating to the three monotheistic religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

Enter the Old City of Jerusalem and visit:

Ramparts Walk – climb the Ottoman walls near Jaffa Gate and walk to Zion Gate. Enjoy a spectacular view of modern West Jerusalem and the ancient Old City of Jerusalem from above.

Visit King David’s Tomb at Mt. Zion.

In the Jewish Quarter, visit the Cardo-the Roman/Byzantine marketplace revived after 1967 and became an active hub of Jewish shops. Visit the Hurvah Synagogue, located in the center of the Jewish Quarter. Climb the terrace surrounding the synagogue’s dome, allowing us to see most of the Old City. Visit the “Burnt House”, a residential building from the Second Temple period. Hear about the divide and hostility among the Jewish community, the war against the Roman conquerors, and the complex moral questions that troubled the people at the time.

The Western Wall, or the Wailing Wall, is part of the retaining walls of the Second Temple on Mt. Moriah.

We finish our tour and drive back to the meeting point.


Meeting point according to your preferences (In Tel Aviv or Jerusalem area)
Viewpoint from the top of Mount of Olives or Mount Scopus
Ramparts Walk
King David’s Tomb
The Cardo
The Hurvah Synagogue
The "Burnt House"
The Western Wall
drive back to the starting point.


Meeting Point Options: Pick-up can be anywhere in the Greater Tel-Aviv Area or Jerusalem. Drop-off can be either at the pick-up point or at TLV airport at no additional cost.

Duration: 9 hours


I am a driver-guide. In the tours I guide, we will use my comfortable touring car (2022 A/C Kia Sorento), which can fit up to 3 passengers + me. For larger groups, I will rent a bigger A/C touring vehicle.

I can accommodate groups ranging in size from 1 to 10. If your party is bigger than 3-please text me, and I will price your tour accordingly and send you a custom tour.


Guiding Services

Private Transportation

While in the car, clients can enjoy complimentary mineral water and sugar-free candies.


Personal Expenses

Food, Drinks, Snacks

Admission tickets to sites 


Don't hesitate to get in touch with me for a customized tour. (-:

Interested in details about this trip?

Send me an email or call me, and I’ll be happy to assist you!

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