5 Reasons to Hire a Tour Guide When Visiting Israel

By Shira Hendrie

Hiring a tour guide in Israel is not mandatory, of course, but those who choose to travel on their own should know that Israel is not another tourist destination in the world. This place is culturally and historically fascinating in a way that only a guide can explain in depth the wealth of information. And whoever skips a guide, may miss out.
Here are 5 reasons why you should hire a guide for at least one of the days of your trip to Israel.

Golan Heights tour
  1. No Missing Out

Israel has a vast and unique selection of sites and places a tourist can visit, but with a limited number of days on your trip, it’s important to make sure that you have time to see all of the most important spots for you. A tour guide can help you plan your trip in advance, so nothing you want to see is left out, and the trip is put together most efficiently.

2. Smoothness and Ease


The language spoken in Israel is Hebrew, so unless you have this mastered, it might be difficult to plan the trip yourself or sort out details once there, which is where your tour guide can help. On top of this, your tour guide knows the logistics of how the country works; roads, routes, and best times, so it relieves you of the stress of planning the trip with no background knowledge.

3. Money Saving Potential

A tour guide has connections with many of the places you’ll visit, and knows where to find all the best deals. Instead of worrying about whether or not you’re getting a fair price, your tour guide can assure you and be there on hand to help if you’re in doubt.

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4. Logical Necessity

Because of the sensitive geopolitical and political situation in Israel, there are a few sites in Israel where having a tour guide is necessary to have full historical and political explanations. Some logistical and security considerations mean having a tour guide is required, so you can be free of worrying whether this applies or not.

5. For Your Enjoyment

Traveling to Israel doesn’t need to cause you any stress or worry. Tour guides in Israel must have a license from the Ministry of Tourism which means you know you can trust them. They can organize everything from the moment you step off the plane, to the moment you arrive back at the airport, making your trip as memorable and special as you deserve it to be.