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My license No. 2795
make sure that the guide you use is licensed by the Israel Ministry of Tourism. Ask him or her to show you their license.
It's illegal to employ an unlicensed guide.
All you need to do to visit
Bethlehem is to take a bus to the crossing over point, bout 5 km from Jerusalem, then you will find many taxis and busses
on the Bethlehem side of the crossing that will take you to the church and other sites. The church is about 3 km from the
No. 161 bus goes from the
central bus station in the Jewish part of Jerusalem to Rachel''s tomb which is right next to the crossing. Other busses leave
from the Arab bus station opposite Damascus gate.or you can stand at one of the bus stops in Hebron Rd all the buses pass
there on their way to Bethlehem.
It's very easy really.
Bus fare is 6.5 shekels
I want to give people the opportunity to see, that's why they have come
here, and to listen, if they wish.
I love questions but don't wait for these before giving explanations. Most people are very interested
to learn but don't necessarily know which questions to ask.
I've put in writing most of the explanations
I give to tourists about the various sites we visit.
of these can be found on my website under site descriptions.
If there is any site which hasn’t been covered I’d appreciate having it pointed out to me so that I can add an
most of the details about the various sites remain the same forever new information can change the descriptions. So I keep
these explanations up to date.
never give long winded lectures.
There are two levels of fees:
Per Group $250 - Tour can be for half or full day
The tour is custom made and private.
Pre reserve the tour - fix the date and time for your tour and correspond with me to work out
your own personal itinerary.
Price is per group, no minimum or maximum no of participants.
Call or write to me: Tel: 052 3801867 or email@example.com
2. Per Person $40 - Tour of not more than 3hrs
Spontaneous tour; i.e. no prior reservation, call the day before or on the day you want to tour,
if I’m available okay, if not try another day: No minimum number of participants, tour lasts 3 hours, anyone can join:
$40 or IS150 per person.
or write: Tel: 052 3801867 firstname.lastname@example.org
You can choose which is most convenient for you
Just a short note to thank you so much for our walk together last Wednesday. I want to say again
how much I enjoyed your company, your comments and observations, and the further insight you gave to me concerning Jerusalem
and the myriad aspects associated with it. Also, thank you so much for caring for my physical needs: I so much enjoyed our
I haven't the time now to explore your web site but over the next days, I shall do so.
I don't know when I shall again visit our supplier in Israel, but if you are agreeable, I should
like to contact you when I do, and take another walk with you.
With thanks and best regards.
to say: Thank you ever-so-much for the tour yesterday, Leon!
I hope you could tell I so enjoyed chatting with you, and listening to your stories.
I had an ABSOLUTE blast, and would love to come back and spend more time with you, just to absorb.
Perhaps even bring the family.
You made my trip/visit to Jerusalem a sincere treat!
Thank you, and stay safe always. T.J.Creamer
Sunday 18th May 8:45 AM
Brent Voris turned in his seat in the lobby of the Montefiore Hotel in Shatz Str. Jerusalem.
He and his family jumped up, Rachel, Danake, Nathaniel and Caleb, full of enthusiasm and went running after Leon. "Were they
ready?" "What a question" You've never seen a more ready to go group of tourists. Leon realized he has some real tough tourists
here, they mean to take it all in.
"Today will be a long day"
"are you ready?" Sure thing the 4 smiling Vorises chimed after Dad Brent.
Off to the Galillee; round the walls of the Old City, up Mt. Scopus, through the tunnel and
suddenly face to face with the Judean Desert.
Questions came thick and fast: Is this the way Jesus walked into Jerusalem? What is the West
Bank? What is Red Hill? How do they grow all the dates, melons, onions and grapes in the desert?
Where do I come from?
The answers were more slow in coming; they took the next 4 full days of touring to answer and
still Brent and his family are going home with plenty of questions
2-3 years ago Alan and I hiked with you for one day in Jerusalem. It was a memorable day for
us... We LOVED it. You were great!
I am writing to you now wanting your help. We plan to visit Israel this January. Alan will join
me this year, however, he refuses to spend all of his time in Israel in my Kibbutz (Kfar Blum)with my family...He may agree
to come if I find him a trip that he can do while there. He wants to do a hiking trip so I was thinking of one of the desert
trips but I really have no idea if anyone leads a group trip (he does not want to do it on his own)for English speakers, that
is geared towards people who love to see through their feet.
Do you have any suggestions/recommendations?
Thanks you so much for any advice!
Ondertussen zijn we weer terug in Nederland.
We hebben genoten van Israel en zeker ook van de dag met jou als gids.
Dank en wie weet tot de volgende keer.
We really wonder about the tourists you have been guiding some time ago according to your last
"no news" letter! I think you should mention next time the view on the Quneitra border and the associated problems.
Also the "boat" from the Kennereth Lake 2000 years old, is worth mentioning! What a treasure!
It as nice to be remembered in this way, and we hope it will encourage others to take similar
Thank you for having paid such attention to our six questions all along the trip!
We are still reminding them in our conversations with friends and family.
Kindest regards from the old "trekkers":
Opa and Oma
Thanks, too, for creating an unforgettable experience for Justin and myself for our first (and
hopefully not our last!) trip to Israel. We had a wonderful time!