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Tour Israel's most popular destinations and sites off the beaten track. Individually planned tours in a comfortable van, as well as walking tours. In English, German & Hebrew


To see Jerusalem from above: observing towers and interesting rooftops?

To experience an archaeological dig for a day?

To take part in festivals, processions, religious celebrations?

To observe thousands of cranes feeding in their winter habitat at the Hula Valley?

To visit the holy sites of the 4 monotheistic religions?

To see the "Underground Jerusalem" - caves, tunnels, pits and other surprises beneath the city's surface?

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To understand how cherry tomatoes and peppers are growing in the desert with brackish water?

To hike up to Masada at dawn, arriving at sunrise?

To visit picturesque corners like unique markets and hidden monasteries?



... Where to find the best hummus in Jerusalem?


... Where the Bar Kokhba fighters hid from the Roman soldiers?


... Where the lowest place on earth is located?

A bit about me:

Yael shilo, born in Israel, certified tour guide by the Israeli Ministry of Tourism.


Married + 3


Graduated from Bar-Ilan University in Geography and Political Science.


Additional courses: Judaism, Christianity, Botany of the Bible, Archeology and Photography.


Hobbies: Hiking (hiked the "National Israel Trail", The "Golan Trail", "Jesus trail", Tour de Mont Blanc  and more), Israeli folk dancing, Photography. 


Speak fluently: English, German and Hebrew.


More than 20 years of experience as a Tour Guide: I have guided families and individuals, pilgrims, business people, journalists, and guests of official institutions such as the Ministry of Tourism, the Bank of Israel, universities, and more.


I really love people and have a lot of patience and flexibility for people's needs and wishes.


A great advantage of my work as a tour guide is that I am able to share the places I love and to show the variety of landscapes, ethnic and religious groups in Israel.

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To get more information about optional tours
Yael Shilo Private Tours

Tel. ++972522672768

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What my tourists say:

...We especially enjoyed the company of our guide, Yael Shilo. She really contributed to our overall enjoyment of the trip and we both felt lucky to be guided by her. 


Lora Grady, Canada

As always, you were wonderful, flexible, knowledgeable and everything we could want from a friend/tour guide.  You were generous with your time and so personable. Truly, I appreciate all you did for us.


Lisa Wahbe, USA

We think about our trip to Israel and you often, and thank you again for making our visit to your country very memorable. I forgot to tell you how much I am enjoyed the CD you gave me.  It is lively and reminds me of us in the car with our arms raised in joy during the songs.  Thank you for giving it to me. 


Marlene Kniveton, USA

We have many fond memories of travelling your country with you, and look forward to returning.  You brought your remarkable land alive for us in a very special way, and we are most grateful for that.


Fond regards,

Josh Lewis, USA

Shalom Yael! 


Wir möchten uns nochmals herzlich bedanken für Deine netten Führungen durch Israel.

Es war extrem interessant und sehr lehrreich.

Wäre schön, wenn sich unsere Wege nochmals kreuzen würden.


Alles Liebe, 

Corinne & Vanessa Gross, Switzerland

Auch wenn es schon Monate her ist, so erinnern wir uns doch sehr gern an die super Führung durch das wunderbare Jerusalem. Gerade jetzt im regnerischen norddeutschen Novemberwetter, wären wir gern wieder in Deinem Land.


Matthias Krebs, Germany

Just wanted to thank you for a wonderful week in Israel. You showed and taught us so much and we are so happy about the positive feelings the kids brought home from the trip. All three of them are talking about returning for a Birthright trip. 

(...) In addition to being a great tour guide, you were a great photographer at the Bar Mitzvah.


Sue Schapiro, USA

Du erinnerst Dich sicher an Yael; sie hat die österreichischen

Seminargruppen immer bestens betreut und war in jeder Hinsicht eine kluge, erfahrene, politisch

und kulturell versierte Begleiterin, und das nicht nur in Jerusalem; wir waren mit ihr wiederholt auch

am Toten Meer, in Tel Aviv, im Norden, En Gev usw. Ich bin überzeugt, dass Deine Freunde mit ihr sehr zufrieden sein werden.


Peter Niedermair, Austria

All the photos in the website were taken by me, and I can arrange photography based tours to meet your needs.

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